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Our ‘TOURIST FRIENDLY’ MAP of Las Vegas
Cover Models: Robert, John & Robert R.
Pg.24 Courtney Land- Gender-bending sensation Courtney Act’s new single, Welcome to Disgraceland was inspired by her live stage show.
38 Complete List of Drink Specials and Events
Pg.20 Business INDEX
Pg.38 BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Who will be Gay Travel.com’s First PG. Ever Gay Travel Guru? Meet the Finalists. On September 1st, gaytravel.com announced the winner of their first Gay Travel Guru after a final challenge in Las Vegas.
“My Little Black Book” - Las Vegas is a monthly magazine published and released every Friday, following the 15th of each month.
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I usually would start this letter in a completely different manner, but much has changed during the past few months. I never thought it would come to this, but regretfully it did. It’s funny in the beginning of the lbb, it was widely assumed, that I would end up the cause for any issues resulting in its dovnfall. I euen doubted it’s curb appeal back then. After a year, I never thought I would have had to pay more attention to the one closest to me. it happened and I’ue moued on from the incident. Welcome to “My Little Black Book” - las vegas, or just simply My Vegas Little Black Book. It’s all the same concept but vith a major overhaul. I originally created the little black book as an outlet to showcase not only our community but someday, others in a non stereotypical manner. To try to bridge the gap that was so blatantly obvious when it came to the las vegas scene. To sometimes leave the seriousness of regular everyday living at home and just have some fun. my mission has neuer been the intent of trying to replace or ‘dovn talk’ any other publications. That last statement vas directed at someone……..nocd? I would like to first thank those who approached me offering their help and guidance during these last few months. I tried to list everyone on the back cover of this issue. To publicly show how I will be forever grateful for your support. I also would like to thank all of my advertisers, my friends, who not only believed in my little idea but also in my integrity. Thank you and see you next month.
Rickey E. Turner Publisher/Editor-in-chief “My Little Black Book” - Las Vegas
From: Anonymous To: Las Vegas LGBT Community There are a handful of people who have been on the scene longer than I have, but very few. Some are the kindest, most decent folks you would ever hope to meet, who conduct every aspect of their personal and business affairs with dignity and integrity. In addition, there are those whose ethical paradigm is so twisted they are almost sociopaths. Almost? Make that downright. The Gay Mafia, a small but powerful group of individuals, whom, through their businesses or organizations, have repeatedly manipulated and abused well-meaning but naïve gay and gay-sympathetic Las Vegans. They are easy to spot. They are the ones who are always front-and-center, waving pom-poms and fighting for the cause. It is the fabled wolf in sheep’s clothing. The metaphoric snake in the grass. I have seen these people spread lies, rumors, and innuendo that pit business owners against one another. I have watched them blackball competitors by sheer economic force and/or political schmoozing. I have witnessed theft and embezzlement from supposedly non-profit organizations. (I say “supposedly” because somebody is always drawing a paycheck.) I have observed the seizure and control of lucrative events such as the Pride Festival and National Coming Out Day. I have stood by helplessly as friends were thrown under the Escalade because they dared to speak up against these self-appointed “leaders.” And that’s the kicker: These are – largely – the very people who claim to care about gays. The ones who go around shrieking about “unity in the community.” The vocal spokespeople who appear on television and try to “educate” the hetero world that its homo counterpart is one big happy family who are somehow morally superior because they look out for one another. The Harvey Milk wannabes who do nothing but milk the system to pad their bank accounts and expand their power base. Like any organization, The Gay Mafia has had personnel changes over the decades. Some move on. Some die. Some are forced out of the game. Some of the old timers are still around. They own businesses, run non-profits, organize fundraisers, operate media outlets, publish books, and throw parties. However, the difference between the villains and the innocent is this: The innocent don’t have an angle. They’re not trying to maneuver and connive and conspire in order to get their way. And even more importantly, the innocent do not shut you out. They are not afraid of losing power, because power is not their goal.
The villains, on the other hand, will do whatever they can; to squelch anyone they feel is impinging on their turf, because, of course, that turf is their only reason for being. I have rubbed elbows with The Gay Mafia, and have never felt welcome. I am looked upon with a silent suspicion, sort of an unspoken, “He’s not one of us” vibe. They’re right, I’m not. I don’t feel homosexuality is a unifying factor any more than heterosexuality, and it’s a crazy proposition to assume that all straight people share a common bond in their straightness. Why would gays? Another wedge is the disingenuousness I sense from a room full of well-heeled individuals who complain about being oppressed. How can you cry, “Discrimination!” when you’re driving a late-model Benz, sipping fine wine and sporting a Gucci watch? I have nothing against financial success; in fact I’m all for it. But I don’t declare my subjugation. I don’t believe I’m part of a spat-upon minority. I consider my orientation to be but one small slice of the pie, and could never construct an entire identity around it. I know better than to get explicit, but it’s only fair to acknowledge there are those who ought not to be confused with the scallywags, men and women who are doing or have done the right thing for the right reasons. You’re the real deal, and you know who you are. You’re either trustworthy people or damn good actors, and I’m inclined to go with the former. God bless you for your efforts. Same with the shysters. You may hide them well, but you know your motives. It would be nice if you found the time to pencil in a little humility between the cocktail parties, but it’s hard to extend your hand in decency when you’re patting yourselves on the back or digging into the cookie jar. Shame on you. Keep forever vigilant. Beware phony smiles and assuaging platitudes. Fear not the gay-basher, but the gay who promises protection. And never sell your soul to the Las Vegas Gay Mafia. Caviar and Prada might be attractive, but it’s amazing how much they resemble carp and concrete once the sun goes down over Lake Mead.
LV Eagle Owner, Judy Nelson announced that Lipstick the women‟s bar connected to the LV Eagle will be closing their doors. They will re-open at August - September as the Eagle‟s Locker Room. A unisex sports bar with a new face and the staff donning referee uniforms. Be sure to check our their new interior and vibe once the doors reopen. Saturday nights at Flex Nightclub have changed from Ntoxxicated Saturdays to Ryan Zink‟s Rhinestone Saturdays.
Members of the Las Vegas Bear Community and their admirers, learned this year that Lazy Bear Weekend is cancelled. Lazy Bear weekend is an annual Bear-getaway held in Guerneville, CA. The board of directors for Lazy Bear Weekend opted to focus on the Gay Games, which will occur at the same time this year.
Nevada‟s Department of Motor Vehicles has changed the procedure for allowing persons to change the gender marker on their driver licenses. The new procedure requires persons to have a licensed physician fill out Form DLD-136 and to submit this form to a DMV office for processing. This procedure replaces the DMV‟s former policy that required persons to submit documentation proving completion of genital surgery before receiving a driver license with a changed gender marker. DMV made this change in consultation with ACLU of Nevada, Equality Nevada, and other progressive advocacy groups and queer community members and allies.
Will and Elena Wartman Wedding Location : Hartland Mansion Las Vegas, NV First Time in Nevada. A transgender MTF person is legally married inside a church and changed their name to match spouses.
On September 1st, Gay Travel.com announced their first Gay Travel Guru after the final challenge in Las Vegas. Congratulations to Nick Vivion, the First-Ever Gaytravel.com Guru. The appointed Gay Travel Guru will spend six months traveling North America, sharing his/her adventures through social networks about how to “travel queer anywhere.” He/she will receive a salary equal to $30,000 for the six-month period, a stipend for each trip to cover meals and other miscellaneous costs, and company paid airfare,
Nick Vivion Age 27, hometown Seattle, WA I’m a travel filmmaker and entrepreneur. You can see me at http://www.worldlifilm.com & http://www.unicornbooty.com.
J.Son Las Vegas, NV Mary Buckheit - San Diego The baby of six kids with a big gay bear brother and a lesbian politico sister, Iâ€™m a chameleon on the scene and up for anything, anywhere.
Hello Everyone. I am J.son (say it with meâ€Ś J Dot Son!) I currently live in Las Vegas where I host events and write for several magazines
Kristin Flickinger Portland, OR As a GLBT activist, political and community organizer, and public speaker, Kristin has spoken out about the importance of As a former employee of GLAAD, I have mixed and mingled with LGBT community personal connections in politics, on the road members across the country including some toward full equality, and in our daily lives. of the most happening markets for gay tourism including New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and San Diego.
Janelle Eagle Hollywood, CA
Chad Bush- Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tenille Taggart San Deigo, CA
First let me say that I have lived all over this country and Fort Lauderdale offers so much more to offer than all of the others cities I have lived in
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Gender-bending sensation Courtney Act’s new single, Welcome to Disgraceland was inspired by her live stage show. Some of the biggest names in the world have seen her “Act” including George Michael and the Pussycat Dolls. Courtney made a named for herself in 2003, when after trying out and failing to get on Australian Idol as Shane Jenek, she returned for the next day’s audition as Courtney Act. Courtney’s explosive, energetic performing style and joyous personality resonated with audiences. With performances of songs like “You Don’t Own Me”, “W.O.M.A.N.” and “You Shook Me All Night Long”, the country was mesmerized and Australia had a new, slightly less conventional, sweetheart. Now Courtney is ready to take on the world. But is the world ready for candy-licious Courtney Act?
What made you come back in a dress after being rejected by Idol?
Yes. I think I may also be the first “out” competitor on any of the world’s Idols. I don’t believe any other hopeful has competed as an out artist. When the judges gave me the thumbs down as Shane I had this strange sense of knowing that I was suppose to be there. I marched out of the room excited about the fun that would occur the next day.
Are you the first drag personality to appear on Idol? What do you make of the Trans-Revolution that has exploded in the USA and the UK?
Drag personalities are colorful and interesting. We’re hyperreal. Courtney is like a female pop star with 25% more fabulousness. Did you always know you had an interest in drag?
I have always enjoyed dressing up and creating characters. When I was a 14 I contrived a birthday invite to a costume party so I could go as Wonder Woman. How has your family reacted to your choice of career?
I am sure they were slightly shocked at first, but they gave me the tools to be an independent thinker. They came to see me perform at Sydney Mardi Gras a few years ago. My Dad has a really big moustache so I was worried he would blend into the crowd looking like a member of the Village People. How do you define your music?
Fun electro/pop. The songs I write are about my world and experiences. I am a very positive and happy person and I think the meaning of life is to feel good, so I try and reflect that in my music. Any misperceptions about Courtney Act or Shane Jenek that you’d like to clear up now?
Shane is a boy who loves being a boy and who enjoys dressing up as Courtney and performing. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I often wonder that. As Courtney, I look like I’m about 30 years old. As Shane, I look like I am in my early 20’s. I am bound to hit puberty eventually and I wonder what that might mean for Courtney? What happens when twinks grow up For more information, visit www.courtneyact.com.
VEGAS OR BUST
I’ve lived in this city for just a few years but there is one thing that will make me always love Las Vegas. This city is full of endless possibilities.
As the months have gone by. There are many times when I’m asked on what I’ve been doing. So here is a little peek into Vegas through my eyes. This month I would like to show you a couple of my favorite pictures and behind the scene pics. That didn’t place into the gallery pages.
My boyfriend is extremely beautiful. More than once he has been mistaken for a cute, if very tall butch chick, when seen from behind.
Old Queens seem to find him irresistible also…….
Soft tender looking neck Well, aren't you the cutest thing?
When we first met, I thought he might be gay…….. I threw out a few subtle questions...
SURE! I’d love a COSMO!!!
CHRIS CORNELL IS SO GORGEOUS , DON’T YOU THINK?
I gradually learned his wild and adventurous romantic history, which did include some guys…..
IN-THE-CLOSET SUGAR DADDY SO ARE YOU DATING, UM, ANYONE?
JAPANESE CHICK IN COLLEGE
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLFRIEND DAMN!! WHAT A WASTE!! Tsk, Tsk
We’ll miss you, Girl!!
But, he landed on the hetero side of the fence - happily for me!
As we fell in love, I discovered our amazing sexual chemistry and profound emotional and mental connections.
JUST RELAX! I’M MAKING YOU A FEAST!
KIND AND GENTLE ASS DE-VIRGINIZER
18YR OLD KOOKY HALFBLACK CHICK
CONSTIPATED JOHNNY CASH FAN WITH A FONDESS FOR BARETTES
He possesses many traits more commonly attributed to women. ‘Beautiful’, is a fabulous cook and has a soft spot for adorable furry baby animals.
UGH, THE CRAMPS! DID YOU EAT ALL THE PIZZA? LET’S JUST STAY IN BED!!
PUFFS! LOOK AT THE KITTENS!
He also gets moody and hungry every month right around the same time I do.
I’M STARVING AND I WANT TO KILL EVERYONE.
I love you, my ‘Beautiful Lesbian Boyfriend’.
MARCH 21--APRIL 19
Your mouth will get you in trouble, again. If it is not because you are telling a person off, by not thinking about what you are saying, it is because you are using your mouth (and tongue) at work in a naughty way during business hours.
APRIL 20--MAY 20
Your practicality is making you boring. You are like a condom, taking some of the pleasure out of fun. If you must drink to screw until you are sore, just do it! Just keep your heart in check.
MAY 21--JUN 20
JUN 21--JUL 22
Ok, cheapskate, it's time for you to spend. You cannot expect to be the greatest lay your lover's best friend has ever had, if you do not show appreciation. Therefore, if you want to have public sex, you had better bust out the cash.
Sympathetic understanding Cancer, what a fool you look giving into an ex flame that hurts you. You do not deserve to take bull from anyone. Don‟t worry, you will find that lover that likes to cuddle and will baby you.
JUL 23--AUG 22
This month your vanity is causing you to receive “boo‟s” at club competitions. Also, the thing that you are trying to hide? You are busted! However, do not worry, prove you are bred to be a porn star and you will be forgiven. Want to give Leo a gift? Get them a good massage therapist or nude photographer.
AUG 23--SEP 22
SEP 23--OCT 22
Your hate for disorder is pissing your friends off and falling asleep during sex is not making you the favorite this month. Make it up to your friends by buying a round and, for your lover, make love outside and not in the shower, where it‟s „hygienic‟.
The difficulty you have with reality is catching up to you. Games, games, games is not only all you are playing but the theme of your month. Just remember, if you keep your head buried in between someone's head too long, how will you know if you like the person?
OCT 23--NOV 21
Your lack of ethics and shrewdness is getting you what you want this month... and what you do not want. Be careful with carpet burns on your knees. You do not need your lover to ask you how they got there when you have wooden floors.
NOV 22--DEC 21
Your optimistic enthusiasm is making people think you are doing drugs excessively. Tone it down a little. Even though you get by on your luck because you have no talent, do not press your luck with cops.
DEC 22--JAN 19
Get out of your house and jump a cliff! Nah, just kidding, but really you do got to get out of that bubble you bubble person. I'm not talking about sex wise, because we all know you're screamers, I mean let yourself go and have FUN!
JAN 20--FEB 18
Your lying is going to get you in trouble, again, go figure. Keep your mouth closed this month and do what you do best: Turn people on by just walking in the door or be the
FEB 19--MAR 20
Stop daydreaming and start taking part in life. The government is not following you. Trust me; the FBI and CIA do not think you are that interesting anyway. Be confident this month and talk to that hot someone.
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Marty - Good times Lori , Danny Ward , Brett and the entire staff of the Eagle Gonzo jenny, Lucy and Philip for being good friends Michael &
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