As a premier LGBTQ travel destination, Las Vegas offers a variety of year-round events, conferences, parties and more for anyone and everyone. From annual traditions to new entertainment, Las Vegas continues to evolve and cater to its fabulous visitors.
MGM Resorts International recently launched Universal Love, a collection of reimagined wedding songs for the LGBTQ community. Featuring songs by Bob Dylan and St. Vincent among other artists, the album celebrates the enduring and overwhelming power of love and music to unite humanity. Universal Love provides same-sex couples a soundtrack for their love stories and is available on all streaming platforms.
Las Vegas PRIDE returns with an exciting weekend of events and entertainment that celebrate the diversity and pride within the Las Vegas LGBT community, Oct. 19-21. Events include the annual night PRIDE Parade, Oct. 19, in fabulous Downtown Las Vegas as well as the PRIDE Festival, Oct. 20-21.
The Golden Crown Literary Society’s annual conference is the premier lesbian literary event for both authors and readers. With special guest speakers Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Rachel Gold, this event will bring together readers, fans, writers, editors and publishers to celebrate the best in lesbian literature at Bally’s Las Vegas, July 4-8.
The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association trots into Las Vegas for the Big Horn Rodeo, Sept. 21-23. Spectators will be jumping in their boots as they enjoy a multitude of events from bull riding and roping to barrel racing during the annual three-day event held at Horseman’s Park.
Armed with an All-Star cast of Australia’s highest skilled break-dancers and hip-hop dancers, Aussie Heat will take the stage at V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino every Thursday through Sunday at 10:30 p.m. Audiences will have the chance to be up close and personal with every performer in this intimate show, allowing them to be themselves and let loose.
Las Vegas’s longest-running headliner, “Divas Starring Frank Marino,” will be the first interactive show to allow audiences to direct the show on the Las Vegas Strip. Named “Queen of the Strip,” Frank Marino will give a behind-the-scenes look at his full female impersonator transformation in his dressing room via Facebook Live. Audiences will have full control to vote who in his all-star cast will perform that night, including new cast members dressed as Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani and Cher, making each Divas performance unique.
Luxor Hotel and Casino continues to make Sunday the hottest day of the week with Temptation Sundays, starting May 13. The original, longest-running gay pool party in Las Vegas returns for its ninth season with weekly parties through September 2. This sexy poolside party features amazing DJs spinning the summer’s hottest soundtracks, specialty drinks and nonstop fun in the sun.
Those looking to imbibe in true Las Vegas fashion, can sip and savor the “Rainbows Reign,” a specialty LGBTQ libation served exclusively at Chandelier Bar inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The colorful cocktail is made with Absolut Pride, boasting flavors of passion fruit, ginger, lemon and cucumber, and is garnished with a rainbow lollipop.
Matinée Las Vegas Festival, the biggest gay dance festival of the summer, will electrify Hard Rock Casino and Hotel, May 25-28. Festivalgoers will dance the days away during eight parties featuring more than 20 DJs.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million-square-feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.