For Black History Month, the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada hosts two events on Saturday, February 5.
The National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event from 10 am to 2 pm includes resources, music, food, and raffle prizes sponsored by Black Queer Men of Las Vegas, Minority Health Coalition, and Silver State Equality.
Later that afternoon, from 2 pm to 4 pm, the Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will have an Artistic Showcase with music, art, dance, and theatre.
“We celebrate diversity every day at The Center,” says John Waldron, Ed. D, Chief Executive Officer of The Center. “And we are using Black History Month as a vehicle to change the narrative around HIV and AIDS, especially as it relates to the queer Black community.”
The Center is located at 401 S. Maryland Parkway.
About The LGBTQ+ Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center)
For more than 25 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQIA+ individuals and those who are underserved in Nevada. We function as the heart and home of the LGBTQIA+ community by making connections, delivering programs, and providing a safe space for health and wellness, social services, arts and culture, advocacy, and community building. Ongoing Center programs support LGBTQIA+ youth, adults, families, seniors, vets, people with disabilities, those living with HIV, and underserved populations. Additionally, we are proud to offer the Center Advocacy Network, the first nationally accredited program of its kind, focusing on LGBTQIA+ issues for victim advocacy. For more information on how The Center empowers everyone to thrive in Nevada, please visit The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada.