President Trump Formally Congratulates Log Cabin Republicans

President Trump Formally Congratulates Log Cabin Republicans

Thank you to President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for your kind commemoration of Log Cabin Republicans and best wishes for our future as we forge ahead, together, toward a more equal America.

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What You Need to Know About Donating Blood If You Are Gay

What You Need to Know About Donating Blood If You Are Gay

From Newsweek:

“After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history killed 58 and injured around 530 people in Las Vegas Sunday night, blood banks in Nevada have been inundated with people wishing to donate blood to help the victims.

But some people on social media, like former NSYNC singer Lance Bass, have reported that they are unable to give blood at their local hospital or blood bank because they are gay.”

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LCR Founder & Nevada Member Honored At National Dinner

LCR Founder & Nevada Member Honored At National Dinner

Log Cabin Republicans of Nevada member and original 1977 founder of Log Cabin Republicans Frank Ricchiazzi was honored this year at the Log Cabin Republicans 40th Anniversary National Spirit Of Lincoln Dinner. In his unique style, he told the story of 40 years of fighting for equality for all Americans. We are so proud!

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Nevada high court upholds joint custody in case with 2 dads

Nevada high court upholds joint custody in case with 2 dads

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

“The high court granted joint custody under the equitable adoption doctrine, a legal strategy that Fleeman said previously was used only to establish a parent’s obligation to pay child support. In this case, Boynes sought legal and physical custody rights, and the court granted them to him.”

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Neon Museum highlights LGBT individuals’ contributions to Las Vegas

Neon Museum highlights LGBT individuals’ contributions to Las Vegas

From 13 Action News:

“The Neon Museum is sharing signs related to LGBT contributions beyond its boneyard. The Red Barn sign has been installed at Fashion Show Mall’s plaza. The Red Barn was among the first openly gay bars in Las Vegas and featured drag shows and published one of the earliest gay magazines in Southern Nevada.”

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Republican Nevada governor signs ‘ex-gay’ therapy ban

Republican Nevada governor signs ‘ex-gay’ therapy ban

From the Washington Blade:

“Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday signed into law Senate Bill 201, which makes it illegal for any licensed medical or mental health care provider to provide sexual orientation or gender conversion therapy to anyone under 18 years old.”

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Gay and lesbian community celebrates four years at Las Vegas center

Gay and lesbian community celebrates four years at Las Vegas center

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

“The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, known simply as “The Center,” has been in Las Vegas for 24 years, beginning in a house, then moving to a dentist’s office and the previous location in the Commercial Center, youth services manager AJ Holly Huth said.”

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Nevada Assembly resolution brings gay marriage debate back

Nevada Assembly resolution brings gay marriage debate back

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

“Back in 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Obergefell v. Hodges that the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and to recognize gay marriages performed in other states. So why in 2017 are some Democrats in the Legislature trying to amend the state’s constitution to legalize gay marriage?”

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Dennis McBride talks about his new book on Nevada’s LGBT history

Dennis McBride talks about his new book on Nevada’s LGBT history

From Las Vegas Weekly:

“Historian and Nevada State Museum Director Dennis McBride has finally published the story of the LGBT experience in Nevada. From that epic effort comes Out of the Neon Closet: Queer Community in the Silver State, a nearly epic account itself that begins with statehood and a virulently homophobic government, then focuses largely on the strides made within a growing local LGBT community over the last 40 years.”

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Las Vegas still a favorite for LGBT tourists

Las Vegas still a favorite for LGBT tourists

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

“Mya Reyes, president of the Las Vegas Gay Visitors Bureau said she expects gay travelers to continue to flock to Las Vegas because it offers so many of the amenities they seek — good food and new restaurants, natural scenery, outdoor adventures, big-city energy, nightclubs, warm weather and concerts and shows.”

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