News from The Center

An Open Letter to RJ Coumnist – Victor Joecks

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 and... read more

State of The Center

From the Board of Directors As some of you may have seen, an article was posted today by Las Vegas Weekly that has a lot of people talking and is available by clicking below. Read LV Weekly Article We have been asked several times since this has... read more

The Center: Standing Strong in a Time of Need

By André C. Wade, Executive Director Dear Supporter of The Center — It is with pleasure that we present to you The Center’s 2016 Impact report, which provides a snapshot of the number of people we served through the delivery of our free... read more

Leadership Change of The Center

From the Board of Directors The Center is pleased to announce the appointment of André C. Wade as the new Executive Director of The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. “We are excited to have André step into the leadership role for... read more

That’s One Step Towards Equality… By Us!

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 heterosexual couples.... read more

How to Be a Trans Ally

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. Imagine that the body you... read more

Survey Says LGB Youth Need Our Protection

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... read more

You Make Our Service Possible

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... read more

The Community That Works Together, Thrives Together

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 in LGBTQ affairs. He... read more

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