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Exploring the sex/gender binary

The Binary “Binary” means two. In this context, the labeling of human beings into two – and only two – rigid, unchanging and unchangeable categories: girl/woman/ female and boy/man/male. Sex/Gender is the basis for how the binary labeling is done, almost entirely on the visible appearance of certain body parts examined at birth by medical […]

Author Alex Hortis on the mob and the LGBTQ community: ‘It was all kind of a hidden history that was in the closet’

In the historic courtroom of the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas, author Alex Hortis showed photographs of patrons at early 20th century gay and lesbian bars in New York City, along with advertisements and illustrations for drag shows, a picture of a 1920s drag ball and two mug shots of a Cosa Nostra crime […]

Family-friendly outings for summer break: museums, sports and recreational opportunities in the Las Vegas Valley

Summer break is in full swing for valley schools, and while Las Vegas may be best known as the ultimate adult playground, our fair city is also home to some of the best family-friendly activities in the nation. Embrace your sense of adventure at our local recreational areas and preserves. Discover something new at one […]

Dr. Jerry Cade, pioneer in Las Vegas HIV/Aids medicine, discusses the early days

Jerry Cade, MD, is an AIDS/HIV health care pioneer. University Medical Center’s HIV program formally began Aug 29, 1985. UMC’s AIDS Outpatient Clinic opened in November 1986. UMC’s dedicated HIV inpatient unit opened on July 5, 1987. These entities, along with UMC’s commitment to people living with HIV/AIDS formed the core of a comprehensive, health […]

200 performers take the stage in Golden Rainbow benefit

by ANTHONY DEFELICE The show kicked off with a musical performance to the 5th Dimension’s “Age of Aquarius.” “Zumanity’s” Mistress of Sensuality, EDIE, and Sean McAllister, from FOX 5’s MORE Show, returned as host, and introduced over 200 performers from more than 21 Strip shows and community organizations as they sang, danced, and defi ed […]

An open letter to UNLV School of Medicine: Annual sensitivity classes specifi cally addressing transgender patients needs added to the curriculum

By Roxanne Okeke Nationwide, we are seeing a growing focus on a part of our community that has too often been ignored or abused in the past: a focus on members of the LGBTQIA (or LGBTQ+) community. This is a good thing as it is important that people who identify as LGBTQ+ are treated with […]

Sprectrum Announces Expanded Distribution: Creates Same-Gender Marriage License Database

In what may be a first in the US, the Las Vegas Spectrum announces the creation of a database of married or partnered, same-gender couples. This has been accomplished by using domestic partnerships registered through the Nevada Secretary of State’s office and more recently, a list of marriage licenses, created from public information files from […]

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