Spring 2016 Center Events


PrEP: A Consumer’s Point of View Presentation

Saturday, February 20 • 1 to 2:30 p.m. • at The Center

Rob Peterson, Vice President of PFLAG of Bakersfield, will share information and data to help with the process of deciding to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Peterson will provide resources on assistance programs available that make PrEP an affordable prevention tool for people who are uninsured or whose insurance may not cover PrEP. This presentation is free to attend and open to all. RSVP to prep2016@thecenterlv.org.


The Black LGBTQ Community in Southern Nevada: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 23 • 6 to 8 p.m. • at The Center

Believe it or not, there is a black LGBTQ community in Las Vegas. Learn where we came from, who we are, and what our needs and hopes are for 2016. Join us for a discussion with Senator Kelvin Atkinson, Kamora Jones and Donya Monroe, moderated by André C. Wade. This program is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities.


LGBTQ Career Fair

March 14, July 11 and November 14 • 1 to 4 p.m. • at The Center

The Center will host an LGBTQ Career Fair showcasing numerous local corporations and small businesses eager to share information about their companies and available open positions. Companies present at the career fair have demonstrated ongoing support of the human rights of the LGBTQ community and will provide a welcoming, equal workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. The career fair is free and open to the public. For more information about the LGBTQ Career Fair, please visit www.thecenterlv.org/careerfair.



Saturday, April 2 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • at The Center

Friends, supporters and clients of The Center are invited to attend Homecoming, an event celebrating three years of growth and change since moving into the Robert L. Forbuss building downtown. Activities throughout the day include a yard sale to raise money for The Center’s senior programs, an extensive health and wellness fair, raffle prizes, food trucks and a community ice cream social with sundae bar. Free to attend and open to all.


Picnic by Design: “Parasols in the Park”

Saturday, April 30 • 4:30 to 9 p.m. • at Symphony Park

In partnership with Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) will host the second annual Picnic by Design fundraising event, themed “Parasols in the Park,” at Symphony Park on Saturday, April 30. Creative individuals and firms from all fields are invited to design over-the-top picnic baskets and tables to be purchased online at www.thecenterlv.org/picnic and then enjoyed with delicious food and fine wine in the shadow of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (361 Symphony Park Ave.). UNLV Jazz Ensemble, songstress Toscha Comeaux and male quartet These Guys will provide live entertainment throughout the evening. Lawn games and a VIP cocktail hour begin at 4:30 p.m. with the buffet-style dinner and live entertainment to follow at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit The Center and DIFFA.