Steve Friess, author of Gay Vegas, first moved to Las Vegas in 1996 to work for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. A former contributing writer for The Advocate, Friess has also covered gay topics forUSA Today, the New York Times, Newsweek, and dozens of other major periodicals. The Long Island native also founded the Las Vegas chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and is a former NLGJA board member. Friess and his partner, NBC producer Miles Smith, co-host “The Strip” podcast, a weekly Vegas-centric celebrity interview program found at TheStripPodcast.com. Friess and Smith wed at the Palms Hotel-Casino in March 2007 and live with their two chihuahuas, Black and Jack.