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In her 74 years, transgender pioneer Judy Bowen has touched many points of light and energy frequencies along the spectrum of humanity. In her early twenties she moved from the South, where she grew up in a large religious family, to New York City. She danced at the Tango Palace in Times Square, and other clubs in the city....
Who we are Welcome to the area’s newest publication – a news magazine geared to the LGBTQ and progressive community. A publication where we blend the best of new ideas and good, solid news features. The Las Vegas Spectrum is a joint effort between several longtime journalists who have embraced some of the latest online and social media technology,combined with good, old-fashioned...
By Lyn Collier Bryan Watkins, 39 performs as “Shannel” at local nightclubs at at Señor Frog’s in Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip. He has appeared in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season and RuPaul’s Drag Race: Allstars Season 1. He was born and raised in California, moved to Las Vegas at 21. He has traveled the world, lived in Seattle, Washington,...
COMPLIED BY LYN COLLIER, TONYA HARVEY AND ROB SCHLEGEL It’s a new year. And this is the first issue of The Spectrum, Vol. 1, Issue 1. We reached out to over 14 community leaders to see what they think 2019 will bring for the Las Vegas Valley LGBTQ community. Here is what they said: ▼Deborah Armstrong, owner of Pour CoffeeShop In 2019,...
Trans Pride was held Nov. 13-19 with a week of activities that included a bowling night for trans youth. The event kicked off Monday with a Transgender Day of Remembrance, where more than 200 names of transgender people, who have died by acts of violence, were read aloud. Jamie Lee Sprague Ballou is the pastor of Mary Magdalence Friends, UCC;...
By Cynthia Hall Big things are happening in the Las Vegas lesbian community! What, you ask? Well, the biggest, and in my humble opinion, the best is that The Center of Southern Nevada is finally getting some funding specifically earmarked for the women! For the first time EVER lesbian programing at our Center will be funded. What does that mean?...