Welcome to our fourth issue of QLife Magazine. Thank you to all of our readers for making our first quarter a momentous one!

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Paul Lynde Returns to Las Vegas

Paul returns to Las Vegas in Michael Airington’s one man show “The Paul Lynde Show” where Airington takes the audience on a journey through Lynde’s life and career. From a struggling actor to his iconic role as The Center Square in Hollywood Squares, Airington narrates, sings, dances, and unfolds the complicated life of Paul as Paul.

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Magic Mike Live Ready to Roll

The search is over! Following a nationwide man-hunt, casting for the highly-anticipated production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is now finalized.

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QPolitics: Congresswoman Jacky Rosen

In recent months, we have seen an increase in discriminatory rhetoric and hate crimes across our country.

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Chick-Fil-A Comes to Las Vegas

We know what you are thinking… but before you start, just know that we were also nervous. It could have gone one of two ways, and we were prepared either way. We will fill you in on the backstory before we get to tell you about the day we met with the new Las Vegas franchise owners.

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Community Marketing Survey 2017

There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors—and minds—around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries!

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Leadership Changes at The Center

The Center is pleased to announce the appointment of André C. Wade as the new Executive Director of The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.

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Norma's Page: April Showers Bring May Flowers! 

Well Sweet Peas, I am glad that March is over!  OY VEY! March had some weird karma. 

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LGBTQ Volleyball Kicks Off April 8

LGBTQ Volleyball Social at Sunset Park is a meet and mingle social where everyone in the community is invited to socialize and/or play volleyball. This is a free event for everyone, and everyone is encouraged to participate. We only play for fun – there is no pressure to play.
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Valentina

25, Echo Park, CA This Latina beauty hails from East Los Angeles, where she has only been doing drag for 10 months. But with a plethora of Latin influences - from telenovelas to the Miss Universe pageant - and an exceedingly polished look, this sassy young queen is a fiery addition to the race, and plans to scorch her competition.
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From Agent to Artist: Susan Surftone

From her FBI years to the time she sent as an NYPD officer working in Harlem, and her prolific career as a surf guitarist, out artist Susan Surftone surely spent her lifetime working with the good old boys! 
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Buns and Bonnets

Now through May is the high season in Palm Springs, with temperatures averaging in the 80s, but the lovely blue skies are not the only thing attracting gay visitors to the desert.  

Photo Credit: GSBA/malcolmphoto.com

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Western Business Alliance LGBT Economic Summit

The Greater Seattle Business Association hosted the Western Business Alliance's first-ever LGBT Economic Summit on Thursday, March 16 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. The summit addressed economic factors and policy agendas that affect LGBT- and minority-owned businesses in the 40 cities represented from Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, and British Columbia.
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Twenty Years of Lips

From one small restaurant in New York’s West Village, Lips has grown into a beloved nationwide chain with five locations in  Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Chicago.  
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Publishers Notes

April is here and that means the sun is starting to reappear across the country. As we were finishing up this issue, we took a short road trip to Los Angeles—our first since the launch of QLife. Russ attended the GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton and Garrett scoped out the hot spots around town, including brunch at Hamburger Mary’s (we hear there’s more to this story coming). 
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Jaymes Mansfield

26, Milwaukee, WI A campy queen from America’s Dairyland, Jaymes is inspired by Pee Wee Herman, Elvira, and of course her namesake Jayne Mansfield. Jaymes likes to think of herself as the “Swiss Army Knife” of drag - she's a singer, seamstress, actor, dancer… even a puppeteer. Can this quirky kook pull enough strings to become America’s Next Drag Superstar?