Transcript of "Las vegas welcomes the 8th annual outmusic awards"
Las Vegas Welcomes the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts Announces Partnership with Las VegasLAS VEGAS (Nov. 3, 2012) – The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) proudly announces a partnership withLas Vegas for the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards. The biggest night in LGBT music and entertainment, the annualawards show celebrates the best recordings, performers and industry contribution in music each year with a messageof inclusion, equality and creative achievements. Las Vegas is one of the world’s top LGBT destinations making it theperfect fit for the 2012 OUTMUSIC Awards.“Las Vegas is such an exciting place to be and we are happy to bring the OMAs to such an amazing city over thenext three years,” said Diedra Meredith, chairwoman and CEO of LARA and the OUTMUSIC Foundation. “Ourpartnership with Las Vegas gives the Academy a warm welcome to reflecting the city’s commitment to inclusion andequality, as well as Las Vegas values the LGBT community.”“Las Vegas is excited to host the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards in celebration of the destination’s commitment todiversity and inclusion,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and VisitorsAuthority (LVCVA). “As a premiere destination for LGBT travelers looking for world-class entertainment,dining,shopping and more, there is no better place to host this special celebration.”The OUTMUSIC Awards’ move to Las Vegas is the result of a three-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment,parent company of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which has received a perfect rating from the Human RightsCampaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index. The night of extravagance and unforgettable memories will bepresented at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on, Sunday December 16, 2012, hosted by MediaPersonality Lillian McMorris.Guests of the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards three-day weekend spectacular will spend three days celebrating in theheart of Las Vegas, steps from a variety of shopping experiences at the Miracle Mile Shops and a short walk fromCrystals at CityCenter, where opulence and style are unparalleled.The world’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas is renowned for opulent dining, shopping, nightlife and more. Accordingto Community Marketing Inc.’s 2011-2012 16th Annual LGBT Tourism Study, Las Vegas was named the secondmost-visited LGBT destination, one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world and personal favorite by 10,000respondents surveyed.A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the OUTMUSIC Awards Event Passes will benefit Southern NevadaAssociation of Pride, Inc. (SNAPI), Aids for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), Human Rights Campaign, Las Vegas SteeringCommittee and Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada.For more information on the OUTMUSIC Awards, to purchase tickets or to book hotel rooms and discounted travelaccommodations, please visit www.outmusicawards.com or visit www.visitlasvegas.com/gaytravel.com.About OUTMUSIC - The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA)Founded in 1990, THE LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) is the premiere 501c3 non- profit organizationcreated to promote the advancement and appreciation of underrepresented LGBT music culture and heritage. LARAseeks to create opportunities to support the development of young aspiring LGBT artists, increase the visibility of theLGBT Music & Entertainment Platform, as well as honor, document and archive the contributions ofunderrepresented out & proud LGBT music artists into music history www.thelara.org Media ContactsThe LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA)Tim Yates, Public Relations DirectorTimYates1976@me.com917-684-7753Your Resource (Las Vegas Media Consultant)firstname.lastname@example.org