Erin Davies inside her "fag bug" car at the Beauty Bar on July 26, 2007. Photo by Bill Hughes

What the fag bug has meant to me, or, why this is my line in the sand

Are you ready for the NOH8 in Las Vegas hate crimes event TOMORROW? I can’t believe it’s almost here! You can still RSVP here. And all this planning has me thinking about the first time I organized an event for Erin Davies and her “fag bug.” I spent most of the summer of 2007 organizing…

National Coming Out Day 2011

It’s Oct. 11 and that means it’s National Coming Out Day. The point of NCOD is to raise visibility for LGBTQ individuals. The idea is that if queer folks come out to those around them, it will help spread awareness and inclusiveness for LGBTQ issues. After all, it’s a lot easier to deny the rights…

SlutWalk: Empowering or just rebranding?

It’s all over the feminist internets…. So, let’s talk about SlutWalk. SlutWalk, which originated in Toronto, was a march in April in response to the recommendation by police officers that if young women wanted to avoid sexual assault and harassment, they should avoid dressing like a “slut.” Oh boy. Sadly, this kind of misogynistic thinking…

Support the LGBT Prom!

The Center is hosting the 11th annual LGBT Prom on April 30 and they can really use our help in making it a fabulous, safe, fun night for the kids! It costs roughly $50 per person to throw this event — the only LGBT prom in Southern Nevada! Last year they had record turn-out with…

These are just bills…

A couple of good bills are making their way through the Legislature. Both align with progressive values and we should all do what we can — contact legislators, attend hearings, etc. — to show our support. SB331 would revise the public accommodations law to include gender expression. Like AB211, which would amend Employment Non-Discrimination Act…