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Gay and Lesbian Las Vegas

Gay Las Vegas

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 gay or lesbian, 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender travelers.

Gay 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 commitment ceremony .

Las Vegas LGBT Events

Las Vegas Night Life

Throughout the year, Las Vegas 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)

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

Things to do

  • Temptation Sundays Las Vegas
    May through September
  • Discount Shows
  • Discount Shows

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 Gay Bars & Lounge

Badlands Saloon
953 E. Sahara Ave. #22,
Las Vegas 89104
702-792-9262
Neighborhood country/western bar. Open 24 hours
Bastille (Closed)
1402 S. Third St.,
Las Vegas 89104
702-385-9298
Charlie's Las Vegas
5012 S. Arville St. #4,
Las Vegas 89118
702-876-1844
charlieslasvegas.com
Popular country and western dance bar and one of the friendliest bars in town
Flex
4347 W. Charleston Blvd.,
Las Vegas 89102
702-878-3355
flexlasvegas.com
Bar / Dance
FreeZone
610 E. Naples Dr.,
Las Vegas 89119
702-794-2300
freezonelv.com
Bar / Dance
Fun Hog Ranch
495 E. Twain Ave.,
Las Vegas 89169
702-791-7001
The Garage
1487 E. Flamingo Rd., Ste. C,
Las Vegas 89119
702-440-6333
thegaragelv.com
Las Vegas Eagle
3430 E. Tropicana Ave., Ste. 47,
Las Vegas 89121
702-458-8662
Phoenix Bar & Lounge
4213 W. Sahara Ave.,
Las Vegas 89102
702-826-2422
Piranha Nightclub
4633 Paradise Rd.,
Las Vegas 89169
702-379-9500
piranhavegas.com
Quadz Video Bar
4640 Paradise Rd.,
Las Vegas 89169
702-733-0383
quadzbar.com
Spotlight Lounge
957 E. Sahara Ave.,
Las Vegas 89104
702-431-9775
spotlightlounge.com

Temptation Sundays is the longest-running Las Vegas LGBT 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 LGBT-focused pool party on the Vegas Strip.

LGBT Las Vegas

When: weekly Sunday parties May 12 through Labor Day weekend (September)
Time: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: North Pool at Luxor Hotel and Casino

2019 Temptation Sundays Events

May 19: EDC Weekend
May 26: Memorial Day Weekend
June 30: Independence Day Weekend
July 28: 10th Anniversary Celebration
August 18: Tempter Fashion Show
September 1: Labor Day Weekend

General admission to Temptation Sundays is $25. Hotel guests of Luxor and Excalibur, locals and military members can enjoy the party with a discounted admission of $15.

Las Vegas Resources

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
www.thecenterlv.com 702-733-9800

PRIDE Las Vegas

Southern Nevada Association of Pride Inc.
www.lasvegaspride.org 702-615-9429

Aid for AIDS of Nevada
afanlv.org 702-382-2326

Gay & Lesbian Las Vegas

Golden Rainbow
goldenrainbow.org 702-384-2899

For your pride needs in Las Vegas, visit these businesses
Get Booked
4640 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas
702-737-7780

The Male Bag
610 E. Sahara Ave. #13, Las Vegas
702-474-6253

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