Las Vegas becoming a go-to destination for LGBT events, tourists

When Robin Gans helped bring Dinah Vegas, or Girl Bar Dinah Shore Weekend, — one of the largest lesbian events in the world — to Las Vegas last April, she hoped that it would draw enough attendees to fill the dance floor at Paris Las Vegas’ Chateau Nightclub. She expected maybe a couple of hundred women.

But when 1,700 women showed up, Gans had to find a way to accommodate them in the club and its outdoor beer garden.

It’s a scene Gans never would’ve pictured 10 or 15 years ago, when Las Vegas was a destination for gamblers and gawking tourists, not lesbians on getaways.

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