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Lexie's Gift: Clothing For Those In Transition

Jul 29, 2019
Lexie's Gift pop-up shop with clothing racks and donation truck.
Kylee Warden

In Reno, countless adults and children are in transition. They may be homeless, in the foster care system, or recovering from substance abuse. A local, nonprofit organization called Lexie’s Gift is helping those in transition by providing clothing for free. Kylee Warden of Reno Youth Radio visited the shop and has this story.

Camille Stuyvesant

Durante un día en el mes de enero, las ciudades en todo el país realizan una encuesta en cada condado para determinar la población sin hogar. En Reno, recientemente los organizadores llevaron a cabo este evento llamado Point-In-Time Count. A partir de esta encuesta se determinó que el número de jóvenes sin hogar entre los 18 y 24 años de edad está aumentando.  

Reno Youth Homelessness On The Rise According To Survey

Feb 2, 2018
Camille Stuyvesant

For one day in January, cities across the country hold a point-in-time count to survey the homeless population in their county. In Reno, organizers recently hosted an event to count homeless youths, specifically. They found that the number of 18-to-24 year-olds without a home is on the rise. 


Photos: A Look At The Northern Nevada Pride Festival

Jul 24, 2016
Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy

This weekend, the third annual Northern Nevada Pride Festival took place in Wingfield Park, as part of Artown.

The event kicked off with a parade, and included performances from dance groups, drag queens and live musicians. This year’s headliners were comedienne and drag queen Lady Bunny, and singer Amber.

Photos: Drag Bingo Kicks Off Northern Nevada Pride

Jul 23, 2016
Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy

This weekend, Reno’s newest LGBT community space, Our Center, hosted a couple of unique fundraising events, including Drag Bingo. Reno Public Radio’s Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy was there and has more. 

It’s like regular bingo, except people showed up in drag, wearing high heels and extravagant makeup. Meredith Tanzer is the Vice President of Build Our Center, the initiative to create and run an LGBT community space in Reno. She says this event is one way the center is working toward inclusion.

Northern Nevada Pride kicks off Saturday with a parade and festival downtown. Organizers hope to keep the event positive following the recent Orlando tragedy.