County Commissioners and representatives from the LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada turned on rainbow-colored lights on the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign today in support of Pride Month.
“All people deserve to live their lives free from discrimination,” Commissioner Michael Naft said. “Pride Month brings us together and shows the LGBTQIA+ community that Southern Nevada is a safe place for everyone.”
Clark County traditionally supports programs and efforts to provide healthcare and other resources to the LGBTQIA+ community. On Tuesday, the County Commissioners approved more than $28.6 million in funding for HIV and AIDS treatment, education, and mental health and other programs to support those affected by the disease.
The Center has been active for more than 25 years here. The Center cares for, champions, and celebrates LGBTQIA+ individuals and those who are underserved in Nevada. It functions 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, veterans, people with disabilities, those living with HIV, and underserved populations. Additionally, The Center offers the Center Advocacy Network, the first nationally accredited program of its kind, focusing on LGBTQIA+ issues for victim advocacy. For more information about The Center visit www.thecenterlv.org.
The light bulbs, which are usually yellow, surround the border of the sign. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.