Silver State Equality Honors Las Vegas’ Progress in LGBTQ Rights

RuPaul’s Drag Race winner, Yvie Oddly, is set to perform

Las Vegas leading the way in advocating for LGBTQ+ civil rights in 2021 is something to take pride in. Silver State Equality is looking to honor that progress with their third annual Silver State Equality Awards on Thursday, October 28. For this year’s ceremony, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will proudly present the awards.

Organizations and individuals that have successfully advanced legislation, initiatives and programs promoting equality for LGBTQ+ Nevadans are commended for their work by Silver State Equality.

Silver State Equality is recognizing Governor Steve Sisolak with the Ally Leadership Award and members leading the Winnemucca Pride, ShawnAnne Dixon with a Community Leadership Award for their work organizing the first ever Pride event in rural Nevada.

Additionally, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation will present Senator Dallas Harris (District 11) with a Legislative Leadership Award for her efforts to modernize Nevada’s HIV criminal laws.

Photo from Silver State Equality’s Facebook

The Deets

The event will take place October 28 at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade.

The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and Hors d’oeuvres.


The program will run from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. including an appearance by Yvie Oddly, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11.

Afterwards, additional cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 8 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

All guests are required to show proof of vaccination. When not actively eating and drinking, masks are required.

Tickets and sponsorships for the event can be purchased at silverstateequality.org/equality-awards.

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