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Las Vegas has always been known for its vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, and this year's Pride Month celebration was no exception. The iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, located at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, became a dazzling display of unity and support as it lit up in a glorious spectrum of rainbow colors on Thursday, June 22, 2023. The event, hosted by Clark County and attended by County Commissioners and representatives from The Center, was a remarkable symbol of acceptance, equality, and love, as the city came together to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

“The Center has been a staple to LGBTQ+ Clark County residents and allies for 30 years and I look forward to supporting this great place for many more years to come,” said Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones. “In Clark County, we remain committed to defending and protecting our LGBTQ+ families. Nationally, this year has been stained with attacks targeting drag performers, creating anti-trans bathroom access legislation, denying gender affirming care to youth and silencing educators by prohibiting LGBTQ+ books and any discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. I want to make this clear: now and always, Nevada and Clark County will remain a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community.”

As part of the event, Jones and Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft as well as Commissioner Tick Segerblom also presented local drag entertainer Anetra with a Key to the Las Vegas Strip. Anetra was the runner-up for season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the county notes.

“We are immensely grateful to Clark County for their steadfast recognition of pride and The Center, particularly in today’s challenging environment surrounding LGBTQ rights,” said John Waldron, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer of The Center. “Your unwavering support is a powerful affirmation of our shared commitment to equality, inclusion, and the well-being of the LGBTQ community. Thank you for helping us create a community where everyone can live authentically and proudly, free from discrimination and prejudice.”