This is a, by no means comprehensive, list of key gay resources in Reno.
Carl’s Pub: mostly for gay men. 331 S. Virginia St. http://renodean.com/carlspub.
Five Star Saloon: Gay bar that attracts straight patrons. 132 West St., 5starsaloon.net.
The Patio. General gathering place. 600 W. Fifth St., www.thepatiobar.com.
Ten99Club: for alternative lifestyles. 1099 S. Virginia St., www.ten99club.com.
Tronix. General. 303 Kietzke Lane. www.tronixreno.com.
General support groups
Northern Nevada Hopes: helps people and families infected or affected by HIV/AIDs with blood tests and rent assistance. www.nnhopes.org
PFLAG: supports Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. www.pflag.org.
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. 455 W. Fifth St., 321-8711, www.plannedparenthood.org.
Pride Collaborative: Provides outreach and support to high school Gay Straight Alliance groups and the GLBTIQA community at large. Located in the Center for Student Cultural Diversity, Joe Crowley Student Union. 784-4936, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.unr.edu/cscd/pride.
Reno AIDS Walk: www.renoaidswalk.org.
Spectrum Northern Nevada: provides education, support and social outlets for Reno’s GLBT members. www.spectrumnv.org.
Particularly gay-friendly businesses
Salon 7: Beauty salon. 495 Morrill Ave., 786-7770, www.salon7.net.
Harvey Law Firm: 458 Court St., 359-2211. www.nicoleharvey.com.
Equality Nevada. Advocates for the rights of the GLBT community, particularly working to end discrimination toward the transgender community. www.eqnv.org.
Stonewall Democrats of Northern Nevada: Works to increase the commitment of the Democratic Party to GLBT issues and to get more gay-friendly Democrats elected. They meet the first Monday of the month at 1465 Terminal Way, Suite 1. www.sdnn.org.
3 Degrees: gay and lesbian professional group. www.threedegreesnv.com
High Sierra Prime Timers: a social club for older gay and bisexual men “and their admirers,” says their website, www.hsptreno.com.
Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus. Catch this group’s holiday concert on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave. $10. Learn more at their Facebook fan page by searching the group name.
Queer Student Union: Social group supporting GLBT community on campus and beyond. Weekly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Joe Crowley Student Union. They also hold a prom for GLBT high school and college students. Find them on Facebook by searching for “Nevada QSU.”
Reno’s Biggest Little Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: A charitable group of men who dress up as nuns and do good deeds. http://site.renosbiggestlittlesisters.org/Mission.php.
Reno Gayla Film Festival: Encourages the appreciation of GLBT-themed cinema. www.renogaylafilmfestival.com.
Silver Dollar Court: This GLBT social organization holds charitable fundraisers, such as the Ducal Ball, and, underway now, the All-Community Food Drive for people with HIV/AIDS. www.silverdollarcourt.com.