GOLDEN RAINBOW, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL AND
THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
PARTNER IN HONOR OF HIV TESTING AWARENESS DAY, JUNE 27
HIV/AIDS nonprofit and Las Vegas Strip production offer free tickets to patrons who receive HIV test
What: HIV/AIDS nonprofit Golden Rainbow partners with Las Vegas production Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical and The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) to promote National HIV Testing Awareness Day on Thursday, June 27. Patrons who participate in The Center’s free HIV testing will receive one complimentary ticket to Golden Rainbow’s 27th “Ribbon of Life” spectacular at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 30 or Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical at The Venetian Las Vegas. This initiative furthers Golden Rainbow’s mission to raise awareness and educate the public on HIV/AIDS.
When: Thursday, June 27
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free testing / Interview opportunities with The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada’s HIV Prevention Director Joshua Montgomery
Noon – 2 p.m. Interview opportunities with Golden Rainbow’s Executive Director Lea Carrasco-Zanini
Where: The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
401 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Details: Patrons who participate in The Center’s free testing have a choice of one ticket to Golden Rainbow’s 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” spectacular at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 30 or Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical at The Venetian Las Vegas. Tickets are first come, first serve.
“Ribbon of Life” is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. The fundraising spectacular is unlike any other production in the city and features some of the best performers from premier shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Showcasing new numbers and talent, each year’s audience is always surprised, thrilled and inspired by the performances that are exclusive to the event. Tickets for Golden Rainbow’s 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production are still available for purchase at goldenrainbow.org, The Smith Center Box Office, thesmithcenter.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-749-2000.
About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.
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About Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical
Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical stars Wade McCollum (“Tick/Mitzi”), Scott Willis (“Bernadette”) and Bryan West (“Adam/Felicia”) as the trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. Joe Hart stars as “Bob.” With more than 500 dazzling 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical features a hit parade of more than 20 dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally,” “I Will Survive,” “Material Girl,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Like a Prayer,” and many others. Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on March 20, 2011, at the Palace Theatre. The Hollywood Reporter called Priscilla, “Funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!” NY-1 News raved, “Beneath all that glitz beats a great big sequined heart!” WOR Radio sang, “All the songs you’ve loved for years will blow you out of your seat!”
About The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization which supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada. For more information on The Center, visit www.thecenterlv.com.