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Let’s be honest. For many of us, hooking up seems to be as easy as going through the drive-through of the nearest fast-food restaurant. LGBTQIA+ folks, as well as heterosexuals, have no problem hooking up; it’s finding the partner who wants to do life with us in a meaningful and sustainable way that is the challenge. In our community,...
Are You ready to Double Down? J and J and P and P and P! June was Pride Month and I just returned from Portland Pride and showing my spouse where I was at the time of Stonewall. Hope many of you made it to a June Pride Month event! Yes, we brought Portland our Vegas sunshine. Portland and...
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 respect and dignity. In recent...
Sun worshippers rejoice! After an unseasonably mild spring, triple-digit temperatures have once again returned to the Vegas Valley ushering in another sizzling pool season. Nothing says summer like the smell of coconut tanning oil, fl ip fl ops and barely there swim attire. With no shortage of experiences on and off the Strip, nobody does pool season like Vegas....
Pride is celebrated across the nation, mostly around June, but here in Las Vegas, it’ll be with a night parade on Saturday, Oct. 11 and a festival on Sunday, Oct. 12. While the celebration of pride is about “coming out” and being proud enough to tell the world about one’s sexual orientation, over the years it’s grown into more of...
In Denise Duarte’s exhibit “Unraveling Identities,” on display at The Studio inside Sahara West Library, there is a particular work of art in which human sexuality and identity is portrayed as a fl oral arrangement in a vase. Its palette is brilliant. On the vase is a golden lyre. To the right of the work, made by the artist...
Our July editorial will be a wrap-up of a lot of short issues. The Modern World As you can see from this issue, we are carrying a new comic, The Modern World by Tom Tomorrow. It’s actually drawn and written by Dan Perkins, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated cartoonist, and in past years, has appeared in local, alternative newspapers, such as City...
Missed opportiunities. In Nevada, we finally elected a Democrat as governor and had a Democrat majority in both the Assembly and the State Senate. I suppose we should be thankful for the scraps we were given but why, oh why, didn’t they do more? Thinking about the Legislature reminds me of when I was a child and my grandmother sent a...
By ISLAGAR LABRADA Spectial to the Las Vegas Spectrum Hemos tenido una gran perdida de amigos y amigas en nuestra comunidad gay Latina de la ciudad de Las Vegas por causa o consecuencia del SIDA, (Síndrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida). Con toda la información que tenemos a travez de los años y se sigue cometiendo los mismos errores pensando que se pueden obtener...
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 the Clark County Clerk’s...
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