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As we all know, Las Vegas thrives on tourism and tourist dollars. With a slogan of "What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" and an 'anything goes' mentality, one will think anything goes actually means anything goes.

If you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, the first thing you will notice in Las Vegas is that the gay scene isn't as open as one would expect and you seldom see people of the same sex displaying public affection like you will in places like New York, San Francisco or West Hollywood.

Don't let that discourage you. Las Vegas recently ranked as one of the top destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers.

LGBTQ+ culture is alive and well in Vegas and it is not hard to plan the perfect queer-tinerary of Sin City. There are no shortage of things to do in Las Vegas, everything from shows, spas, shopping, fine dining and gay bars. If you are visiting with your significant other, you might consider going all out and make your trip the memory of a lifetime with a Vegas-style wedding ceremony.

2023 Las Vegas LGBTQ+ Events and Celebrations

Gay Las Vegas

Feel the love, diversity and inclusivity with a weekend full of activities and entertainment from June 16-18 to celebrate Pride 2023.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Level Up: Friday, June 16; Time: 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. (Complimentary admission)
The Love Out Loud Dance Party will feature specialty menus and décor. Local Top 40 band, Status and DJ Woodrow will play the hottest music to get guests moving and grooving. Chambord Drag Queens will make an appearance from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. to light up the night.

Level Up: Saturday, June 17; Time: 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. (Complimentary admission)
Love Out Loud Latin Night is hosting a Pride celebration including specialty menus and decorations. Live music performed by local band, Volume 1 and DJ Absent Mynded will have guests dancing the night away.

Level Up: Sunday, June 18; Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Admission is $99 per person)
Love Out Loud Drag Brunch invites guests to enjoy a high-energy Pride fete featuring a buffet-style feast and two-hour bottomless bubbly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can party proudly with the iconic Frank Marino’s Divas impersonating pop superstars followed by DJ Jewel queuing up the latest and greatest hits.

Level Up: Sunday, June 18; Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Complimentary admission)
Love Out Loud Karaoke hosts an exciting and inviting Pride event with a specialty beverage menu and appearances by Chambord Queens from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. while Busker King Live Band Karaoke rocks the mic from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

New York-New York Hotel & Casino

Coyote Ugly: Friday, June 16; Time: 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. (Admission is $10)
Located inside New York-New York, Coyote Ugly is hosting a “Lipstick & Swag Girl Power Party” where everyone is invited to dance to DJ Jump playing the latest and greatest hits while enjoying Bottomless Bubble Hour from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Coyote Ugly: Saturday, June 17; Time: 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. (Admission is $10)
The fun continues at Coyote Ugly with a “Strut Your Stuff Saloon” featuring a Bottomless Bubble Hour from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. with DJ Jump spinning chart-breaking hits.

Coyote Ugly: Sunday, June 18; Time: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Admission is $10)
Coyote Ugly invites the guys to “Guyote Ugly” where DJ Jump and DJ Jayden Thunder will play top tracks with flowing drink specials and an appearance by Thunder From Down Under dancers.

Luxor Hotel & Casino
The Luxor Pyramid will illuminate the sky with rainbow-colored tracer lights in celebration of Pride all month long.

Temptation Sundays presented by bubly™: Sunday, June 18; Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Admission is $15 for hotel guests and $30 for non-hotel guests)
Dance and take a dip as Temptation Sundays presented by bubly™, The Strip’s hottest all-inclusive pool party, celebrates Pride Month with beats from DJ Lexto and DJ Tantan with a special guest from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” rainbow décor and activations by Ketel One Botanicals.

Temptation Sundays - Take the party to the pool for Temptation Sundays at Luxor Hotel and Casino. This weekly poolside dance party features specialty drinks, new DJs each week spinning the summer’s hottest soundtracks and nonstop fun in the sun. Kicking off Sunday, May 8 and running through September. More Details
The BigHorn Rodeo - The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association’s most anticipated event of the year, the BigHorn Rodeo, will take place Friday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 18 at Horseman’s Park. More Details
The International Gay Bowling Organization’s Las Vegas Showgirl Invitational Bowling Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 3 to Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. More Details
Mr. Gay America on stage at The Mosaic on the Strip Tuesday, Oct. 4 to Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.
Las Vegas PRIDE - The biggest LGBTQ+ event of the year, Las Vegas PRIDE, returns for a weekend of fabulous fun celebrating the vibrant community in Las Vegas. Completely centered around pride and diversity, the annual event features a night parade through Downtown Las Vegas, Friday, Oct. 7, and a community-centric festival, Saturday, Oct. 8, at Craig Ranch Regional Park. More Details

Las Vegas Night Life

Throughout the year, Las Vegas also hosts a number of special events. It's pays to plan your Vegas trip to coincide with one or more of the great events listed below.
AFAN AIDS Walk (April)

The Ribbon of Life Show (June)

Black & White Party (August)

Gay Nights Las Vegas (August)

Gay Days Las Vegas (September)

Las Vegas Annual Pride festivities (October)

World AIDS Day (December)

Did you know .....
The Las Vegas Marriage License Bureau issued its first marriage license to a same-gender couple on Oct. 9, 2014. In January 2017, the office issued its 10,000th marriage license to a same-gender couple. On May 16, 2019, the office issued its 20,000th marriage license to James Johnson, 33, and Matthew Tipple, 30, of DeBary, Florida. ~ Congratulations!

Las Vegas LGBTQ+ Bars & Lounge

Below is a list of some gay and lesbian hot spots in Las Vegas.

Badlands Saloon
953 E. Sahara Ave. #22,
Las Vegas 89104
Neighborhood country/western bar. Open 24 hours
The Garden Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas Arts District
An intimate and chic lounge bar. Talented queens every Saturday and Sunday at the Bottomless Drag Brunch
Charlie's Las Vegas
5012 S. Arville St. #4,
Las Vegas 89118
Popular country and western dance bar and one of the friendliest bars in town
Flex Cocktail Lounge
4347 W. Charleston Blvd.,
Las Vegas 89102
Nightly entertainment, drink specials, and Thursday-night Drag-aoke.
FreeZone Nightclub and Bar
610 E. Naples Dr.,
Las Vegas 89119
Upbeat music and nightly karaoke. Food, pool tables and occasional drag shows.
Fun Hog Ranch
495 E. Twain Ave.,
Las Vegas 89169
Gay hangout offering daily drink specials, jukebox & video poker
The Garage
1487 E. Flamingo Rd., Ste. C,
Las Vegas 89119
Bar features pool tables, shuffleboard and darts, in addition to drink specials
Las Vegas Eagle
3430 E. Tropicana Ave., Ste. 47,
Las Vegas 89121
Phoenix Bar & Lounge
4213 W. Sahara Ave.,
Las Vegas 89102
Piranha Nightclub
4633 Paradise Rd.,
Las Vegas 89169
Ultimate late-night location for LGBTQ+ revelers. Enjoy a cocktail at one of the many bars or dance the night away among sexy go-go dancers.
Quadz Video Bar
4640 Paradise Rd.,
Las Vegas 89169
Spotlight Lounge
957 E. Sahara Ave.,
Las Vegas 89104

Temptation Sundays at the Luxor

Temptation Sundays Las Vegas Take the party to the pool for Temptation Sundays, the longest-running Las Vegas LGBTQ+ pool party. The sexy poolside party at the Luxor Hotel and Casino - North Pool, features amazing DJs spinning the summer's hottest soundtracks, specialty drinks and nonstop fun in the sun. Don't miss this weekly Sunday LGBTQ+ focused pool party on the Vegas Strip.

This 2023 Pool Season, Temptation Sundays will entertain guests throughout the summer with everything from go-go dancers and drag queens from the popular TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” to LGBTQ+ celebrities, influencers and the hottest DJs on the circuit.

When: Weekly Sunday parties Mid-May through Labor Day weekend (September)
Time: Every Sunday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: North Pool at Luxor Hotel and Casino
Kicking off Sunday, May 14 and through September 3, 2023

Elevate by PRIDE Pool Party at SAHARA Las Vegas

Elevate by PRIDE Pool Party Las Vegas Guests are invited to enjoy sounds by DJ Luke Dice at Elevate by PRIDE Pool Party happening every Saturday from May 6th to October 8th, 2023 at the SAHARA Las Vegas.

Location: Retro Pool Lounge
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person. Cabana and daybed reservations are also available.
Parking: Parking and valet at SAHARA Las Vegas are complimentary.

In support of the local LGBTQIA+ community, half of ticket sales will be donated to Las Vegas PRIDE on behalf of SAHARA Cares.

Las Vegas Resources

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada 702-733-9800

PRIDE Las Vegas

Southern Nevada Association of Pride Inc. 702-615-9429

Aid for AIDS of Nevada 702-382-2326

Gay & Lesbian Las Vegas

Golden Rainbow 702-384-2899

For your pride needs in Las Vegas, visit these businesses
Get Booked
4640 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas

The Male Bag
610 E. Sahara Ave. #13, Las Vegas

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