Since opening The Robert L. Forbuss Building in Downtown Las Vegas three years ago, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) has more than doubled its impact within the Southern Nevada community, thanks in part to an increased focus on the transgender community and LGBTQ seniors 50 and older.
To commemorate three years in the Robert L. Forbuss Building and 22 years in the community, The Center will host its third annual HOMECOMING community event on Saturday, April 2 with events from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Clients and supporters past and present, as well as anyone who has not yet visited The Center, are invited to celebrate the anniversary and learn more about the organization’s evolution and direction.
The HOMECOMING celebration will open at 8 a.m. with a yard sale designed to raise funds for The Center’s ACT III senior programming. Doors to The Center open at 10 a.m. for a comprehensive health and wellness fair co-hosted with Lambda Business Association and sponsored by Huntridge Family Clinic. The fair will feature Nevada Health Center’s Mammovan and Care Mobile as well as free health screenings and educational information from more than 30 health service organizations. At 1 p.m., attendees may mix and mingle at a complimentary ice cream social sponsored by Anderson Dairy. Tours of The Center will be available, and attendees will have a chance to win generous raffle prizes. Free HIV and syphilis testing will also be available for Nevada residents throughout the day in The Center’s wellness center, courtesy of Southern Nevada Health District. HOMECOMING is free and open to the public.
Located on Maryland Parkway, the 16,000-square foot Robert L. Forbuss Building is energy efficient and includes an inviting 4,000-square foot courtyard with an expansive David R. Parks Lending Library and David Bohnett CyberCenter, modern and comfortable furniture, delicious and affordable Bronze Café, multipurpose event hall and conference rooms, spacious drop-in center for youth and seniors complete with a 75-inch television, pool table and computer area, and much more.