Pride month may be in June, but in Las Vegas, we celebrate Pride in October. June is just too hot — not sweaty-sexy-ripped-bodies hot, but sweaty-drag-queens-with-eyeliner-running-down-their-faces hot. That said, there are still plenty of places to celebrate Pride in Vegas, this and every other month of the year.
When it comes to gay destinations, Las Vegas isn’t exactly Miami or Palm Springs, but we do what we can and we do it with a whole lot of camp. The best gay bars tend to be beloved dives, many of which are located in the “Fruit Loop” — the actual name of Vegas’ gay bar district just east of the Strip. But on and off Strip, you’ll find fun and open-minded bars, clubs, events, variety shows and entertainment that warmly welcome the LGBTQ community, even if they don’t explicitly cater to it. This is Vegas, after all.