The Center Announces Ongoing Partnership with Insert Coin(s)

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The Center Announces Ongoing Partnership with Insert Coin(s)

Downtown interactive nightlife venue partners with The Center for a series of beneficial and educational community events

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a community-based organization, is thrilled to announce the beginning of an on-going partnership with downtown neighbor, Insert Coin(s).

Furthering its commitment to serving the local community and contributing to the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas, Insert Coin(s) has committed to hosting fundraising events, donating supplies and games to The Center, and contributing to the educational outreach programming with inspirational lectures and events.

“The video gaming community hasn’t historically created the most accepting spaces for LGBTQ individuals,” said Bob Elkins, CEO of The Center. “Insert Coin(s), however, is one of downtown’s most socially relevant and responsible establishments. Their commitment of time and resources will especially empower our youth, many of whom are avid gamers.”

Kicking off the partnership, Insert Coin(s) will host a night on Thursday October 3, 2013 for invited Center guests and Board of Directors from 8pm – 9:30pm and then to the public from 9:30 pm to close. In addition, the Insert Coin(s) team will make a generous donation of games and consoles to support The Center’s recreational space.

Throughout the rest of 2013, and into the New Year, Insert Coin(s) will be hosting a series of events in support of The Center. Chris LaPorte, Insert Coin(s) founder, will be participating in “The Centerpiece”, an Arts and Culture series thoughtfully assembled for Nevada’s LGBTQ and allied communities. Boasting a broad array of subject matter and artistic medium, each Centerpiece offers a diverse yet accessible glimpse into the compelling and often complex world in which we exist.

“When The Center opened downtown, we knew we had to be involved,” said Chris LaPorte, Insert Coin(s) founder. “We are looking forward to helping and engaging those The Center services in any way possible, and hopefully having a positive impact on their individual futures.”

The Center partnership is one of Insert Coin(s) many community philanthropic endeavors, but will be the interactive venue’s signature ongoing charitable partnership. For more information about Insert Coin(s), visit, or for more information about The Center, please visit

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 about The Center, please visit and stay informed with The Center via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar:
Nestled in the iconic, neon-laden Fremont East District of Downtown Las Vegas, Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar features an innovative combination of classic arcades, lounge service, console video gaming and world-renowned DJs. Guests can choose from more than 60 refurbished arcade cabinets in the COIN-OP Corner, including “Tron,” “Frogger,” “Donkey Kong” and “Joust,” as well as 40 video game consoles, ranging from Atari 2600 to Super Nintendo to Xbox 360. Home to thousands of modern and retro games and 44 large HDTV’s, InsertCoin(s) is an ideal venue for videogame tournaments, private parties, corporate events and product launches. For reservations call 702-477-2525. Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar is located at 512 Fremont Street. For additional information, please visit, or

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