News from The Center
By Joe Oddo Jr., Vice President of the Board of Directors An Open Letter to The Heidi Harris Show Hello The Heidi Harris Show, it's your local LGBTQ Center here in Southern Nevada. We saw you deleted your original post and your follow up post about liberals trying to...read more
By André C. Wade, Executive Director An Open Letter to RJ Columnist – Victor Joecks Last Friday, Review-Journal Columnist Victor Joecks wrote a column, "Transgender debate about stopping left's attempts to redefine reality” that disparaged the transgender community...read more
By Blue Montana, Transgender Program Manager Rae’Lynn Thomas was shot by her mother’s boyfriend, James Allen Byrd, as she sat on the couch on Aug. 10 in Columbus, Ohio. After firing at her twice, her attacker — who was nearly a foot taller and 100 pounds heavier than...read more
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is pleased to accept a generous gift of $10,000 from Cox Communications, the area’s leading provider of digital cable television and telecommunications services. Cox Communications, as part of its commitment to...read more
By Michael Dimengo, CEO of The Center It’s amazing the significant progress that LGBTQ people have made in winning and securing equal rights. The historic Supreme Court decision last June now gives same-sex couples at least some of the rights afforded to married...read more
Thanksgiving is traditionally considered a time to gather with family, have a good meal, and watch football. The Center recognizes that the perfect day of gathering with blood relatives is not always a reality for the youth we serve. For many of our youth,...read more
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) will host its 22nd annual Honorarium Oct. 8, 2016 in The Chelsea, only at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The organization’s largest annual fundraiser bestows honors upon the local LGBTQ community’s...read more
By Blue Montana, Transgender Program Manager People often ask me how to be a better ally to the transgender and gender non-conforming communities. The first thing I tell them is try to put yourself in the shoes of a trans or gender non-conforming (GNC) individual....read more
Accelerated action is needed to protect the health and wellbeing of our lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth, according to study results just released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Findings from the report, Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and...read more
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) will host its inaugural Genderfest conference September 8-10 in its downtown location (401 S. Maryland Pkwy.), to educate and empower the transgender and gender non-conforming communities and allies...read more
Back in mid-April, The Center was shaken by the news that one of its former employees was charged with a crime of sexual misconduct. While that charge was distant from the activities of The Center, and while it emanated from a family member, it became the subject of...read more
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) will host an exhibit of works by artist Garilyn Brune on Saturday, July 23, curated by collector Michael Feder. The showing begins at 6 p.m. and is open to all. The late Garilyn Brune (pronounced...read more
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) will honor the one-year anniversary of nationwide marriage equality with a retrospective discussion at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and photo exhibit on display until July 15. Director of Operations...read more
The Center Honors “Organization of the Year” and “Volunteers of the Year” at Second Annual Picnic by Design Event
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) presented two of its annual coveted honors at its Picnic By Design event, Saturday, April 30 at World Market Center’s Pavilion #2. Amid celebrating “Parasols in the Park,” this year’s Picnic By...read more
by Michael G. Dimengo, CEO of The Center A few short weeks after I was appointed the CEO of The Center, I was visited by Gary Vrooman of the Lambda Business Association. Gary, a veteran in the LGBTQ community, spoke fondly of the many years that he had been involved...read more
When The Center moved into its previous home in Commercial Center, a small room was dedicated to establishing an LGBTQ-focused library in Las Vegas, named in honor of openly gay State Senator David R. Parks. The shelves were soon stocked full of books generously...read more
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