City Council To Celebrate 25-Year Anniversary Of The Gay And Lesbian Center

Council To Recognize Efforts Of LGBTQ Community In Southern Nevada

July 17, 2018 - 2:37 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Las Vegas City Council will recognize the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada for 25 years of serving our city at the Wednesday, July 18, City Council meeting following the 8:30 a.m. Redevelopment Agency meeting in Council Chambers on the second floor of Las Vegas City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St.

Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin will recognize the efforts of the community-based organization to support and promote the well-being, positive image and human rights of the LGBTQ community. Founded in 1993, the center has grown over the years and thanks to assistance from the city of Las Vegas moved into its current home located in Ward 3 at 401 S. Maryland Parkway in 2013.

The center offers a myriad of services to the community including free HIV testing, family support, legal services and more.  

In addition, Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will welcome the city’s 2018 All-America City delegation. This team of citizens and city staff successfully competed in the National Civic League’s All-America City competition. The city of Las Vegas became the first city in the state to win the prestigious recognition that has been awarded annually since 1949.

Mayor Goodman is also scheduled to recognize Flash Flood Safety Awareness Month. Representatives from the Clark County Regional Flood Control District will provide information on how to stay safe during monsoonal weather. 

Ward 6 Councilwoman Michele Fiore will recognize students from the Somerset Academy for their accomplishments in athletics and in the classroom. The students will be honored for state championships in boys volleyball and girls lacrosse, as well as academic excellence in the Battle of the Books.

Finally, Ward 4 Councilman Stavros S. Anthony will celebrate the annual SEMA trade show with a classic car show in front of City Hall from 6 -10 a.m. SEMA takes place Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is a premier automotive specialty products trade show drawing more than 70,000 attendees annually.  

The car show will close Clark Avenue between Main and First streets from 6 – 10 a.m.