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8 Contents 10 Official Las Vegas PRIDE 2010 Events 12 Welcome Letter from the 2010 Board of Directors 14 Executive Board, Directors and Committees (Chairmen) 15 Official Sponsors of Las Vegas PRIDE 2010 20 PRIDE’s Youth Pageant 22 PRIDE Idol 24 PRIDE SinCityQSocial (Brett Wesley Gallery) 28 PRIDE Kick-off Party 30 ARTrageous Vegas! 32 PRIDE Women’s Picnic 36 NGRA’s Salute to the Grand Old Opry 38 AFAN AIDS Walk and HRC Family ReUNION Picnic 42 Threads of the Community Fundraiser Benefitting the Community Counseling Center 44 PRIDE Family Skate Night 45 PRIDE Family Skate Night Coupon 46 Men’s Entourage Vegas PRIDE Party 50 PRIDE SinCityQSocials (Fashion Show Mall) 52 PRIDE Girl’s Party and PRIDE Boy’s Party 54 LVL Connection Women’s Mixer 54 PRIDE (& Prejudice Exhibit) 58 PRIDE Parade 60 PRIDE Festival 62 Festival Entertainment 68 Heaven PRIDE Festival Afterparty 70 Women’s Pool Party 70 Sin Sity Sisters PRIDE Bingo 72 Closet Sundays PRIDE Closing Party PUBLISHER ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER EDITOR/CREATIVE DIRECTOR ADVERTISING DIRECTOR ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE WEB OPERATIONS MANAGER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
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10 Official Events PRIDE Idol [Preliminary Rounds] [21+] FreeZone Las Vegas Every Sunday & Monday | 10 p.m. to Midnight
PRIDE SinCityQSocials Fashion Show Mall Tuesday, April 27 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PRIDE’s Youth Pageant The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of So. Nev. Saturday, April 10 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PRIDE Girl’s Party [21+] Piranha Nightclub Wednesday, April 28 | 10 p.m.
PRIDE Idol [Finalist Competition] [21+] FreeZone Las Vegas Sunday, April 18 | 10 p.m. to Midnight
PRIDE Boy’s Party [21+] Piranha Nightclub Thursday, April 29 | 10 p.m.
PRIDE SinCityQSocials [21+] Brett Wesley Gallery Tuesday, April 20 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
LVL Connection Women’s Mixer [21+] Bugsy’s Thursday, April 29 | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PRIDE Kick-Off Party [21+] Charlie’s Las Vegas Thursday, April 22 | 9 p.m.
PRIDE (& Prejudice) Exhibit 5th Street School Thursday, April 29 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 30 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
ARTrageous Vegas! The Aruba Hotel & Spa Friday, April 23 | 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
PRIDE Parade Grandstand at 4th St. and Bridger Ave. Friday, April 30 | 8 p.m.
PRIDE Women’s Picnic Lone Mountain Park, Group Area “A” Saturday, April 24 | Noon to 5 p.m.
PRIDE Festival Clark County Government Center Saturday, May 1 | Noon to 10 p.m.
NGRA’s Salute To The Grand Ole Opry Badlands Saloon Saturday, April 24 | 9 p.m.
AFAN AIDS Walk & HRC Family ReUNION Picnic World Market Center Parking Lot Sunday, April 25 | 8 a.m.
Heaven PRIDE Festival Afterparty Bare Pool Lounge Saturday, May 1 | 10:30 p.m. Men’s T-Dance [21+] Blue Moon Resort Sunday, May 2 | Noon to 8 p.m.
Threads of the Community Fundraiser benefitting the Community Counseling Center KRAVE Nightclub Monday, April 26 | 6 p.m.
Women’s Pool Party Luxor Hotel & Casino South Pool Sunday, May 2 | Noon to 6 p.m.
PRIDE Family Skate Night Boulder Crystal Palace Skating Center Monday, April 26 | 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sin Sity Sisters PRIDE Bingo [21+] Goodtimes Sunday, May 2 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Men’s Entourage Vegas PRIDE Party Entourage Vegas Spa & Health Club Monday, April 26 | 10 p.m.
Closet Sundays PRIDE Closing Party Revolution Lounge Sunday, May 2 | 10 p.m.
12 Welcome May 1, 2010 Welcome to PRIDE Week 2010! The Board of Directors of the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (SNAPI) is excited to have you join us for our 27th Annual PRIDE Celebration. “Proud to be…” is our theme this year as we encourage all to take pride in themselves and in their community by expressing what they are each individually proud to be. As a board, we are both proud and honored to be able to direct the growth of this outstanding organization. Each of the non-compensated board members volunteers countless hours to ensure a successful and enjoyable PRIDE Week for all. Due to the success of PRIDE 2009, we were able to donate a large amount of money back to the community throughout the year. This year we return to the beautiful Clark County Amphitheater for our 2010 PRIDE Festival. We hope you bring your friends, family and straight allies to enjoy the entertainment, food and festivities as we celebrate together. We are proud to be smokefree at the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival for the first time ever. This year shows the return of many of last year’s successful events as well as the addition of many new and exciting additions to the PRIDE Festival. As the PRIDE Board, we strive to accomplish SNAPI’s mission of educating the community by invoking, promoting, and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender PRIDE. We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors for making PRIDE Week 2010 possible, and you for your continued support. Sincerely, Your 2010 Board of Directors Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc.
14 Welcome Executive Board Jake Naylor, President Bob Napierala, Vice President Matt Cox, Treasurer DeeJay Danny G, Parliamentarian Dennis Shaull, Secretary
Directors Brenda Ben Michael-Angelo Cabero Paul Cieslewicz Steve Erics Michael Grimes James Healey Joe Hood Pamela Kazmarek Justin Liming Brian Rogers Dan Shoaff Tracy Skinner Ernie Yuen
Committees (Chairmen) Community Outreach (Jake Naylor) Education (Dennis Shaull, Pamela Kazmarek, Tracy Skinner & DeeJay Danny G) Entertainment (Paul Cieslewicz, Steve Erics & Matt Cox) Finance (Matt Cox, DeeJay Danny G., Bob Napierala & James Healey) Food & Beverage (Pamela Kazmarek, Tracy Skinner, Brenda Ben, Ernie Yuen & Dennis Shaull) Logistics (Brian Rogers, James Healey, Bob Napierala & Dan Shoaff ) Marketing (Jake Naylor, Paul Cieslewicz & DeeJay Danny G) Pageants (Ernie Yuen, Justin Liming & DeeJay Danny G) Parade (Ernie Yuen, Justin Liming & Matt Cox) Special Events (Danny G., Matt Cox, Pamela Kazmarek & Brenda Ben) Sponsorship (Jake Naylor, Matt Cox & Bob Napierala) Vendors (Joe Hood & Michael-Angelo Cabero) Volunteer (James Healey & Dennis Shaull)
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20 PRIDE Week Events PRIDE’s Youth Pageant
The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada 953 East Sahara Avenue, Suite B-31 Saturday, April 10 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Board of Directors of Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (SNAPI) is proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of our youth and welcome them into the LGBT community. Their talent, poise and inspiration take the stage at The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada for SNAPI’s 6th Annual PRIDE Royalty Youth Pageant. Please support our young people as they show off their competitive spirit with an endless supply of creativity, flair and excellence. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 for SNAPI’s 6th Annual PRIDE Royalty Youth Pageant and competition gets underway at 8 p.m. Cheer on your favorite drag queen, stand up and shout for the best guy on the gay catwalk, and show your enthusiasm for the gal you want to see win one of our three titles: Ms. Youth Las Vegas PRIDE, Miss Youth Las Vegas PRIDE, and Mr. Youth Las Vegas PRIDE. SNAPI’s Board of Directors wants to thank all of the contestants for stepping up to compete in our royalty pageant. Title holders will receive crowns and sashes from SNAPI plus be invited to participate in SNAPI-sponsored events held throughout their reign. This competition is a great opportunity for friends, family, and straight allies to experience an evening of grand entertainment. Visit www. LasVegasPRIDE.org for details about SNAPI’s PRIDE Royalty Youth Pageant! 2009 Youth Pagent Winners Photo by Matt Cox
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Andy DuBois and Diva Delafuente Photo by Earl Faneuf
2010 PRIDE Community Allies Icy and Tito Silva Photo by Earl Faneuf
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22 PRIDE Week Events PRIDE Idol
FreeZone Las Vegas 610 East Naples Drive Preliminary Rounds: Every Sunday & Monday | 10 p.m. to Midnight Final Elimination: Sunday, April 18 | 10 p.m. to Midnight Warm up those vocal cords! SNAPI’s Las Vegas PRIDE Idol is your chance to show off your talent and win a chance to be in the spotlight at the 2010 PRIDE Festival. The finalists of SNAPI’s 6th Annual PRIDE Idol competition will be able to perform on stage at our 2010 PRIDE Festival on May 1. To get there, singers compete in grueling preliminary rounds every Sunday and Monday from 10 p.m. to midnight beginning in March. For several weeks, contestants sing in front of a panel of judges who decide which contestants would advance to the next round or be eliminated. The toughest challenge is yet to come. Finalists must convince a special panel of judges that they deserve the spotlight at the 2010 PRIDE Festival. Finalists selected on Sunday, April 18 will go on to perform on stage at the 2010 PRIDE Festival. The Board of Directors of SNAPI would like to thank FreeZone and the fabulous 3J’s Karaoke for hosting this great competition. 2009 PRIDE Idol Contestants Photo by Tony Clark
24 PRIDE Week Events PRIDE SinCityQSocial
Brett Wesley Gallery 1112 South Casino Center Boulevard Tuesday, April 20 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Board of Directors of the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE would like to invite you to attend the Trendy Tuesday Social sponsored by SinCityQSocials on Tuesday, April 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Brett Wesley Gallery. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Arts District, the gallery is dedicated to presenting internationally recognized and widely celebrated artists, such as David LaChapelle, Paul Morrison and Marilyn Minter. Additionally, the gallery promotes emerging and mid-career artists (both local and international), including Danny Roberts, John Bell, and Andrew Myers. Brett Wesley re-defines the gallery experience and exhibits works that are bold, relevant and of the highest quality. Brett Wesley Gallery wants to inspire you to beautify your environment with art that entertains, amuses, delights and adds a touch of spice to your life. Attendees will have the chance to win great door prizes and participate in raffle drawings. Beverages will be available to whet your thirst.
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28 PRIDE Week Events PRIDE Kick-Off Party
Charlie’s Las Vegas 5012 South Arville Street Thursday, April 22 | 9 p.m.
Join us at SNAPI’s Official PRIDE Celebration Kick-Off Party at Charlie’s Las Vegas. Charlie’s boasts a shiny wood dance floor and two convenient bars. Get into the spirit; don your nicest western attire and dance the night away under a cowboy boot disco ball. SNAPI’s 2010 PRIDE Royalty will grace the dance floor at 10 p.m. with fabulous performances and fantastic door prizes, which will be given away throughout the evening. Also make sure to watch for tasty Jell-O shots served by our current and former PRIDE Royalty and board. So dress up in your cowboy boots and head on down to Charlie’s Las Vegas. The Board of Directors of the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. would like to thank Charlie’s Las Vegas and its entire staff for supporting the LGBT community of Southern Nevada and hosting our Official PRIDE Celebration Kick-Off Party.
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30 PRIDE Week Events ARTrageous Vegas!
The Aruba Hotel & Spa 1215 South Las Vegas Boulevard Friday, April 23 | 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Admission $20 For years now, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada has held an Annual Art Show as part of the Las Vegas PRIDE Celebration, and this year will be no exception. However, when the event returns on Friday, April 23, it will be with a new name—ARTrageous Vegas!—an art extravaganza and a new attitude. “Traditionally, our art show has focused on local artists, and was held at The Center,” said Candice Nichols, Executive Director of The Center. “This year, as we’re revisiting all our fund-raising events, we decided to give our little event a face lift, growing it to explore art in its many forms.” The event will be moving from The Center to The Aruba and will showcase art from local talents as part of a program that will include visual and performance art, culinary art, body painting, music, food and much more. “Moving to The Aruba provides us with the great opportunity of creating different areas and moods through which we’ll invite all in attendance to take in different forms of art and to challenge how it’s defined,” explains Desiree Duncan, one of the event coordinators. “We’ve got a full evening planned, which includes not only the art exhibit but various performances, demonstrations, and will go well into the wee hours of the morning with a cabaret featuring some of the talent that can be seen nightly at one of the many Las Vegas Strip shows. One thing’s for sure: we are expanding the realm of art and there will be something there for everyone!” While Desiree remains guarded about the details of the evening’s program to preserve the element of surprise, she confirms that the event will remain as accessible and inclusive as possible. “This is a community event,” she says, “and will remain representative of the great talent that exists right here in Las Vegas.” The event will have a local flavor, but its organizers hope that this expanded program will also appeal to neighboring communities, attracting people from California, Arizona and Utah. “Promoting the event out-of-market will not be our priority but it is part of our overall strategy,” confirms Candice. “With the unique program we are putting together, and the other PRIDE events planned for the following days, I can’t think of a better time to plan a Las Vegas weekend getaway.” Desiree sums it best: “We’re very excited about the direction that ARTrageous Vegas! is taking. Of course, it’s always a little daunting to take an event in a new direction, but we’ve got a solid team, a great theme and an amazing slate of talents lined up; so we’re very confident that we will have a great event this year, a great foundation on which to build in the future.”
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32 PRIDE Week Events PRIDE Women’s Picnic
Lone Mountain Park | Group Area “A” 4445 North Jensen Street Saturday, April 24 | Noon to 5 p.m. Join Betty’s Outrageous Adventures (Las Vegas’ largest lesbian social group) on Saturday, April 24 from noon to 5 p.m. at Lone Mountain Park, Group Area “A” for an afternoon picnic surrounded by the ladies. Bring your kite, join us for a round of water balloon tossing, or try your hand at volleyball. Heck, you can even bring your Scrabble or Monopoly. The Betty’s and SNAPI will provide hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings as well as soda and water for attendees free of charge (while supplies last). Feel free to bring the kids, a dish to share and enjoy the day with your family and friends. This is our first picnic of the year and we expect a huge turn out so be prepared to meet many new friends. Don’t miss this fantastic, free, “must-not-miss” event! This event is free. Lunch should be ready by 1 p.m. The Betty’s will have a raffle with wonderful prizes for their members. If you’re not a member yet, you’ll have an opportunity to join at the picnic. For the safety of the kids, we ask that you not bring your dogs (unless they’re hot dogs!). Betty’s Outrageous Adventures is an organization that plans social and active events for the Las Vegas lesbian community. For more information about the Betty’s, please visit their Web site, www.bettysout.com, or call (702) 991-9929. PRIDE Women’s Picnic Photo by Cyntha Hall
36 PRIDE Week Events NGRA’s Salute to the Grand Ole Opry
Badlands Saloon 953 East Sahara Avenue, Suite B-22 Saturday, April 24 | 9 p.m.
The Board of Directors of the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE would like to invite you to attend the Nevada Gay Rodeo Association’s Salute to the Grand Ole Opry at the Badlands Saloon on Saturday, April 24 at 9 p.m. The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association is “proud to be country” and happy to be a part of Southern Nevada’s 2010 PRIDE. NGRA promotes the western lifestyle here in Las Vegas, so we invite the LGBT community to a Salute to the Grand Ole Opry at Badlands Saloon. Join us for the fun, friendly western atmosphere and the country music of yesteryear and today as heard on the Grand Ole Opry. We’ll be enjoying a $6 beer bust, raffles, and Jell-O shots beginning at 9 p.m. Y’all come! The Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc. would like to thank our sponsors for their support and the Badlands Saloon for generously opening their venue for this event.
38 PRIDE Week Events AFAN AIDS Walk & HRC Family ReUNION Picnic World Market Center Parking Lot 495 South Grand Central Parkway Sunday, April 25 | 8 a.m.
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) has led the AIDS Walk for over twenty years. Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk. Today there is newfound hope in the fight against AIDSâ€”but still no cure. Some people with HIV/ AIDS are living longer thanks to new therapies. Tragically, the new treatments do not work for everyone, and HIV continues to spread at an alarming rate. Las Vegas PRIDE is proud to walk with AFAN to help raise funding in the fight against AIDS and invites you to join with us as we walk to raise awareness and funding for this worthy cause. Immediately following the AFAN AIDS Walk, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is once again holding its annual HRC Family ReUNION Picnic. This year the picnic will take place at the World Market Center, right where the AFAN AIDS Walk ends. Make sure to arrive hungry as HRC will be grilling up a hearty, BBQ lunch, and PRIDE will have refreshing beverages available to quench your thirst. 2009 AFAN AIDS Walk Photo by Ernie Yuen
42 PRIDE Week Events Threads of the Community Fundraiser Benefitting the Community Counseling Center KRAVE Nightclub 3663 Las Vegas Blvd South Monday, April 26 | 6 p.m. Admission $20 Community Counseling Center’s “Threads of the Community” fashion show fund-raiser will be held at KRAVE Nightclub on Monday, April 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission is $20. VIP seating and bottle service will also be available. Ticket purchases are tax deductible as CCC is a 501(C)(3). For more information visit www.cccofsn.org. Now in its fourth year, the event is ready to amaze the audience with elaborate fashion, video and live performances, and great food. There will also be an award presentation as well as silent and live auctions. The Community Counseling Center is a great and needed resource in our community. Come join us for a night of food, fashion and fun and see for yourself some of the great work CCC is doing.
44 PRIDE Week Events PRIDE Family Skate Night Boulder Crystal Palace Skating Center 4680 Boulder Highway Monday, April 26 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission: FREE With Coupon Crush presents Pink Disco Skate Night Monday, April 26 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Boulder Crystal Palace Skating Center. Get ready to skate all night with your favorite Crush Cuties and don’t forget to wear pink to show your PRIDE. The most creative pink outfit wins $100! The Pink Disco Skate Night is an all ages event and free with a coupon found in the official PRIDE Guide. This event is brought to you by Crush and SNAPI. Crush promotes a fresh and smokefree lifestyle amongst our community in Las Vegas. Whether you’re an avid skater or not, you are sure to enjoy the fun at whatever pace you roll. We can’t wait to see your moves! Don’t forget, this event is FREE WITH COUPON ON PAGE 45. PRIDE Family Skate Night Photo by Jake Naylor
46 PRIDE Week Events Men's Entourage Vegas PRIDE Party
Entourage Vegas Spa & Health Club 953 East Sahara Avenue, Suite A-19 Monday, April 26 | 10 p.m.
Entourage Vegas and the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. invite you to grab your towels and flip-flops and continue your PRIDE Week celebration with a special night at the Entourage Vegas Spa & Health Club. Join in the fun as the men of Las Vegas meet to socialize, workout, and get all steamed up, or just relax in the indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. There will be fun give-aways and special surprises all night long! Entourage Vegas Spa & Health Club, catering to the gay male community, provides a full-service facility, complete with exercise equipment, steam room, dry sauna, an oversized Jacuzzi, a half-size Olympic pool, a video room in which to relax, 60 private rooms all with video feed, and so much more to meet all your needs.
50 PRIDE Week Events PRIDE SinCityQSocial
Fashion Show Mall 3200 South Las Vegas Boulevard Tuesday, April 27 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Board of Directors of the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE would like to invite you to attend the Fashion Show Mall Trendy Tuesday Social sponsored by SinCityQSocials on Tuesday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Located on Las Vegas Boulevard and across the street from the Wynn Resort, the Fashion Show Mall is one of the nationâ€™s largest shopping centers and Las Vegasâ€™ premier retail destination. Fashion Show offers six flagship department stores as well as over 250 extraordinary shops and restaurants. This exciting event will be held inside the mall at the Fashion Show runway located between Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Attendees will have the chance to win great door prizes and participate in raffle drawings. Bartenders will serve water, soda, Bud/Bud Light and mixed drinks to whet your thirst.
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52 PRIDE Week Events PRIDE Girl’s Party
Piranha Nightclub 4633 Paradise Road Wednesday, April 28 | 10 p.m.
PRIDE Boy’s Party
Piranha Nightclub 4633 Paradise Road Thursday, April 29 | 10 p.m.
It’s everyone’s night to shine (Wednesday for the girls and Thursday for the guys) at SNAPI’s Official Girl’s Party and Official Boy’s Party. The parties return this year to 8½ Ultra Lounge and Piranha Nightclub. If you were at last year’s bash, you know how great these parties are. Hot gals and slammin’ guys jammed into one of the hottest clubs in all of Las Vegas. Start your PRIDE weekend off right with two white-hot dance floors, plenty of gorgeous go-go girls and boys and the most mouthwatering bartenders in Sin City. For those of you who really know how to party, VIP tables and bottle service are available all night long. With a party that doesn’t stop ‘til sunrise you’ll definitely want to pace yourself. You can wind down in the Fruit Loop’s first outdoor patio located just off the dance floor in Piranha and 8½. Spend some quality time in an intimate setting under the stars with that special someone. SNAPI’s Official Girl’s Party and Official Boy’s Party continues to be one of the top fund-raising events of the entire year for SNAPI. Props to all of you for supporting the Las Vegas community! There is no dress code for these official events of the Las Vegas PRIDE Celebration, but we expect to see you in your best. Doors open at 10 p.m. each night. Visit www.lasvegaspride.org to find out more. The Board of Directors of Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc. wants to thank owner Paul San Filipo for his support of these Las Vegas PRIDE events. We congratulate them on another great year at 8½ Ultra Lounge and Piranha Nightclub and wish them well in the future.
PRIDE Girl’s Party Photo by Jake Naylor
PRIDE Boy’s Party Photo by Jake Naylor
54 PRIDE Week Events LVL Connection Women’s Mixer
Bugsy’s 6145 West Sahara Avenue Thursday, April 29 | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
LVL Connection is a local Las Vegas lesbian social networking organization with over 450 members. Their goal is to provide women in Las Vegas a safe, comfortable atmosphere where they can socialize and be among like minds. LVL Connection has joined with Las Vegas PRIDE this year to host a Women’s Mixer at Bugsy’s. Please join them for an evening of networking and entertainment. You will have the opportunity to make new friends and learn about various LGBT organizations that will provide information about their services or products. For more information about the LVL Connection and this event, please visit our Web site, www. LasVegasPRIDE.org.
PRIDE (& Prejudice) Exhibit 5th Street School 401 South 4th Street Thursday, April 29 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 30 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
An exciting new addition to the official line-up of Las Vegas PRIDE events is the PRIDE (& Prejudice) exhibit at the 5th Street School. PRIDE (& Prejudice) is a photo essay by Lamar Marchese documenting the June 2009 Gay PRIDE Parade in St. Petersburg, Fla., one of the largest such events in the southeast. It focuses primarily on parade participants and spectators and secondarily on protestors. The photos are intended to illustrate and celebrate the wondrous diversity of humanity—gay and straight, male and female, young and old, singles and couples, African-American, Hispanic and Asian minorities and sub-groups within the gay and lesbian community—and at the same time, capture the joy of American citizens exercising their hard-won freedom to publically advertise their pride. The day is tempered, however, by those few who use religion to condemn, a sad reminder that the struggle for equal rights for all of our citizens is far from over. Las Vegas PRIDE invites you to visit the artist reception on Thursday, April 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. or to stop by before the PRIDE Night Parade begins on Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
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58 PRIDE Weekend Events PRIDE Parade
Grandstand at 4th Street and Bridger Avenue Friday, April 30 | 8pm More grand than any other PRIDE parade ever held in Las Vegas, it’s SNAPI’s 12th Annual PRIDE Night Parade! Join us on April 30 from 8 to 10 p.m. in downtown Las Vegas for the most glamorous, glittering spectacle ever created by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Southern Nevada. This year’s PRIDE Night Parade features Las Vegas’ gay and straight business community, nonprofit organizations, LGBT service agencies, civic groups, and churches as well as SNAPI’s newly crowned adult and youth royalty. Donít forget to come early for the pre-party at the Fremont Street Experience and, when the parade ends, make sure to keep the party going at the Fremont Street Experience where special entertainment has been lined up for the evening. The parade route begins at West Charleston Boulevard and heads north along 4th Street to Ogden Avenue. Secure your spot where the action happens early. The main stage is at Bridger Avenue just two blocks south of the Fremont Street Experience. This year Cox is proud to support Southern Nevada’s LGBT community as the official broadcast partner of the 2010 PRIDE Night Parade. Watch the parade live on April 30 from 8 to 10 p.m. on Cox Channel 96 or online at www.cox96.net. Or party all night at the parade and catch all the fun again during one of six rebroadcasts on Cox Channel 96 at 8 p.m. on May 8, 10, 13, 23, 24 and 27. There is a competition for parade entries vying for trophies for best walking units, vehicle units and floats. Judging takes place at the grandstand so support your entry with thunderous applause as they strut their stuff for our celebrity judges. Parade entries will be accepted until April 23 via the PRIDE Web site at www.LasVegasPRIDE.org. 2009 PRIDE Night Parade
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SHOWING OUR PRIDE ON Cox Communications is proud to be the official broadcast partner of the
2010 Pride Night Parade and to support Southern Nevada’s GLBT community. Watch the parade LIVE on
April 30 at 8 p.m. on Cox Ch. 96 or online at cox96.net. Or, catch the broadcast again on May 8, May 10, May 13, May 23, May 24 and May 27. All rebroadcasts start at 8 p.m.
After May 10: Catch the Pride Parade FREE On Demand on Cox Ch. 1 GO TO: Channel 1 – Free Zone – Best of the Valley – Community
60 PRIDE Weekend Events PRIDE Festival
Clark County Government Center 500 South Grand Central Parkway Saturday, May 1 | Noon to 10 p.m. Celebrate Diversity at SNAPI’s PRIDE Festival 2010 where everyone is welcome. LGBT families, couples, and singles along with their friends and straight allies come together for an entire day of fabulous fun at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater (just west of downtown Las Vegas and the world-famous Fremont Street Experience). After the overwhelmingly positive response from last year’s PRIDE, we are again holding the PRIDE Festival at this wonderful venue. The Clark County Amphitheater features a beautiful outdoor main stage surrounded by soft, cool grass, plus a food court and convenient drink stations. There will be more than 100 vendors’ exhibits on site. You can relax on the lawn as you are entertained by the festival’s featured performers, as well as great local talent. In order to accommodate larger attendance, the festival grounds have been expanded to include more booth space, an additional dance tent and a second stage. We are also pleased to announce the expansion of the Family Activity Zone filled with fun activities for parents and children 12 and under. Thanks to an evolving partnership with Crush, Las Vegas PRIDE joins with the growing trend of smokefree PRIDE celebrations across the country. Crush promotes a fresh and smokefree lifestyle amongst the Las Vegas Community. It is with their help that we have adopted a smokefree policy for the PRIDE Festival and created designated smoking areas.
2009 PRIDE Festival
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Las Vegas Pride 2010 is in its “Greenest” year ever. With the success of last year’s recycle program, RENUoil of America has offered its services once again. RENUoil’s commitment has grown over last year making them a Blue Level Sponsor. RENUoil will be donating the labor hours of a team of their employees that will work with their portable sorting table. All bags of trash will be collected and then sorted by RENUoil’s Recycle Team. They will recycle all of our plastic water, beer and soda bottles as well as all aluminum, paper and cooking oil from our food vendors. This will prevent potentially thousands of pounds of recyclable materials from ever hitting the Las Vegas Landfill. Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc is proud of their continued quest to become a more environmentally responsible PRIDE. Go ahead and throw all your recyclable materials in any of our trash receptacles. We’ll do the recycling for you! The PRIDE Festival 2010 is open to the public from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for youth ages 6 to 17 and children 5 and under are free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.LasVegasPRIDE.org. Drink tickets are sold separately next to each bar and ID is required for alcohol purchases.
62 Festival Entertainment Frenchie Davis
Frenchie Davis is originally from Los Angeles, Calif. She got her start as a theatre student at Howard University. Entering her senior year, she auditioned for the second season of what was then a relatively new television show, American Idol. She made it to the finals and, after leaving the show, worked as a 2003 Grammy Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight! Frenchie then went on to perform on Broadway for four years in the Tony-Award winning musical, RENT. She also has been on tour in productions of Dreamgirls and, most recently, played the Nell Carter role in the hit Broadway play, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Additionally, Frenchie has become known for being a most outspoken advocate for the rights of the gay community and has performed at numerous gay prides and clubs all over the country, as well as numerous HRC and GLAAD events.
Worthie Paul “Momma” Meacham III
In Chicago, there’s a lyric that goes “When you’re good to Momma, Momma’s good to you.” As someone who loves giving, making you smile and laugh more than you’d like, Worthie created Momma to bring much needed life to those who needed to be shown that there is love, that they are appreciated, that they are special. For the past 17 years, Momma has moved out of the gay bar circuit and into the main stream. Being in demand and expanding her repertoire, Momma has appeared in the opera Il Pagliacci for Franco Zefferelli, and as Carmen for the Los Angeles Opera and National Opera. She also made special appearances on many television shows , including Will & Grace twice, and has been seen in many music videos, including Aerosmith’s iconic “Pink” music video. And this fall, you can see Momma playing the Matron in Women Behind Bars at the Celebration Theatre.
Kaci Battaglia is not your average “new artist.” In many respects, she’s not new—certainly not if new implies a lack of experience: By the time she was 13, she had already toured the world and had several top ten singles. But one thing is for sure, this 21-year-old singer/ songwriter is an amazing artist. 2009 brought Kaci to radio with the hit single “Crazy Possessive.” Kaci says, “My single, which I co-wrote with producer Michael Grant, is electropop with an edge—definitely aggressive, which fits the song, but a lot of fun. It is a strong topic with a positive message, and hopefully a lot of girls will be able to relate to it.”
Matt Annecharico began performing in theater and behind the pulpit at the young age of 2. As he matured, he made his way to national television, independent films and finally radio commercials. Matt then chose to conquer the music scene when he began writing for his current album, Mirrors, an album about self-realization and acceptance. The ten track album, for which Matt penned five songs, was nominated for “Pop Album of the Year” at the 2009 Los Angeles Music Awards. He walked away with “Pop Single of the Year” for the first track “Honestly” and “Pop Artist of the Year.” One dollar for every Mirrors album sold is donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
64 Festival Entertainment Brendan Velasquez
At 21, Brendan Velasquez knows what he wants. He has set out to reach his goal: a career in the music business. With his determination, ambition and talent, there is not much that can stop this young man from reaching and moving people through music. Brendan released a full-length CD in the summer of 2008 titled Livin’ Out Loud. Filled with more than 13 songs ranging from pop/dance with a hint of rock to R&B with a techno flavor, there is something for everyone who loves great music.
Open Artist Movement The Open Artist Movement (OAM) is uniting innovative, unique artists with cutting edge design and technology to inspire and delight audiences while elevating pop music to new levels of artistic credibility. OAM dedicates a portion of its proceeds to LifeWorks, which mentors LGBT youth in the Los Angeles area.
Shoshana Bean Best known for her roles in the Broadway smash hits Wicked and Hairspray and a stellar performance alongside Brian McKnight on the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, Shoshana Bean recently released her debut solo album Superhero on her own label, Shotime Records. In its first week of sales, Superhero reached #5 on the iTunes R&B charts, making it the only independent album in the top 100.
Wilson Cruz Wilson Cruz first won the hearts of audiences playing Rickie, a troubled, introspective teenager on the critically acclaimed series, My So-Called Life. He again earned fans and critical acclaim for his role of Angel in RENT, which he began at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA and continued on Broadway. RENT became a theatrical phenomenon, winning both the Tony and Pulitzer Prize for Best Musical, while Wilson received the Theatre LA Ovation Award and the Dramalogue Award for his performance. While theatre audiences enjoyed the opening night of RENT, television audiences simultaneously appreciated Wilson’s widely ranging talent, with his dramatic and memorable guest appearance as a tortured transvestite airing on a special Christmas episode of David E. Kelley’s hit series, Ally McBeal.
Fanny Pak Los Angeles-based Fanny Pak formed gradually as a group of friends who took classes together and eventually started to perform for fun. They were finalists on MTV’s hit show, America’s Best Dance Crew Season Two and have since traveled internationally to share their cutting-edge artistry and positive energy through workshops, appearances, and performance events. Matt, Glenda, Phillip, Tiffani, Cara, Beau and Megan all want the world to know that they’re not afraid to “go there,” all while sporting their very own fanny packs.
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68 PRIDE Weekend Events Heaven PRIDE Festival Afterparty
Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage 3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard Saturday, May 1 | 10:30 p.m.
Known for its distinctive contemporary ambiance and ultra VIP service, the Bare Pool Lounge at the Mirage Hotel & Casino will be transformed by Eduardo Cordova’s “Heaven” for the ultimate PRIDE Festival Afterparty. Join us for an unbelievable night of dancing under the stars to the music of DJ Hector Fonseca from New York City. Indulge your senses as you spin across the dance floor that hovers over a beautifully lit pool. You’ll be entertained by a special live performance by the Paradiso Girls, other incredible acts, and lots of surprises. Visit LasVegasPRIDE.org for more details, or text STARS to 25827 to make sure you are notified about this event’s updates and specials.
Blue Moon Resort 2651 Westwood Drive Sunday, May 2 | Noon to 8 p.m. Gentlemen, join us at Las Vegas’ premiere clothing-optional gay resort. Arrive early to grab your spot around the pool and enjoy some of the finest go-go boys Las Vegas has to offer. Enjoy the latest house music straight from the hottest clubs in America with our master of dance music, DJ Danny G. The Board of Directors of Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. will be selling water, soda, Bud/Bud Light, wine and mixed drinks throughout the day. SNAPI Board members like to cap off every PRIDE Week with the Official T-Dance at Blue Moon because it is unique to any other PRIDE festival on the West Coast. You won’t want to miss this great party by the pool. SNAPI wants to thank Blue Moon Resort, DJ Danny G, Bud Light, 42 Below Vodka, Bacardi and ID Lube for all of their help to make this party like no other.
70 PRIDE Weekend Events Women’s Pool Party
Luxor Hotel & Casino South Pool 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd Sunday, May 2 | Noon to 6 p.m. Admission: $10 Join us at the luxurious Luxor Hotel & Casino South Pool for an afternoon of relaxation, fun and friends. Make sure to arrive early to grab your spot around the pool and prepare yourself for hot gogo girls, raffle prizes and great drink specials! You’re sure to enjoy yourself along with the hundreds of other women who attend this event. This party has been planned in conjunction with the Women’s Empowerment Network to ensure that you have a wonderful time. The Women’s Empowerment Network of Las Vegas (WEN) aims to bring together diverse women to amplify their voices in the community and affect change. WEN focuses on uniting and empowering lesbian, bisexual, straight, queer and transgender women within our community by providing an intellectual, inspiring and stimulating environment that promotes personal growth and development. WEN encourages advocacy and activism for women-related issues, provides resources and support, and actively pursues women’s and LGBTQ rights. In other words, they do good in the community and have a lot of fun doing it. You won’t want to miss this great women’s party by the pool. The Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. would like to thank the Luxor Hotel & Casino for allowing us to use their pool area for this great women’s event.
Sin Sity Sisters PRIDE Bingo
Goodtimes 1775 East Tropicana Avenue Sunday, May 2 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Board of Directors of SNAPI and the Holy Order of Sin Sity Sisters invite you to attend PRIDE Bingo at Goodtimes on Sunday, May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is run by and for the benefit of the Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Full of energy and life, the sisters’ bingo games are always a great time. Come play with us and have the chance to win lots of great prizes; you’ll be glad you did. It’s a bingo game like no other! The Sin Sity Sisters exist as an order of 21st century nuns dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. Their mission and philosophy promote freedom of expression, diversity, social activism, service, spiritual development and commitment.
72 PRIDE Weekend Events Closet Sundays PRIDE Closing Party
Revolution Lounge at The Mirage 3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard Sunday, May 2 | 10 p.m.
Finish off your 2010 PRIDE Celebration with a night of fun at Eduardo Cordova’s “Closet Sundays” inside The Revolution Lounge at the Mirage Hotel & Casino. Join with Las Vegas PRIDE as we close out our 27th Annual PRIDE Celebration and dance the night away at one of Las Vegas’ hottest ultra-lounges. DJ Derek Monteiro from The Abbey in Los Angeles is set to keep you on your feet and dancing as he pumps up the crowd with some of today’s hottest hits. While you’re dancing, watch for special entertainment, a special performance of “Show Me Love” and more by Robin S and other great surprises throughout the night. The Revolution Lounge was inspired by the spirit of The Beatles and created by Cirque du Soleil. Filled with cutting-edge interactive experiences and a sensory environment intended to take you on an eclectic nightlife adventure, this party is one you won’t want to miss!
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Published on Apr 6, 2010
The Official Guide to Las Vegas PRIDE 2010 outlines all the Southern Nevada parties and events leading up to the PRIDE night parade on April...