Pride Guide

Las Vegas Pride – September 16-17, 2011

By: Christopher Donaldson

Beauty aside, Las Vegas style "sin" undoubtedly sits in the eye of the beholder. Flesh needs sitting. Liquor needs sipping. Neon brights need tripping. And dance floors need sweating.

But if you decide to take a closer look and give Sin City the attention it deserves, stereotypes will fall. Yes, Las Vegas builds multi-billion dollar developments and hooker farms, but it also pushes one of the best foodie scenes in the USA, endless miles of shopping and spas, and gays—lots of them— waiting for that next little slice of lucky. So let us guide you through Las Vegas Pride 2011, September 16 thru 17.

For those of you who can’t make it to this year’s festivities, you're in luck! is showing a live broadcast of the parade, provided by Cox Las Vegas. It will air the Pride Night Parade: September 16, from 8 – 10 pm.

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Friday, September 16
Pride Night Parade begins at West Charleston Blvd. and heads north along 4th Street to Ogden Avenue. Don’t forget to come early for the pre-party at the Fremont St. Experience with special entertainment from female illusionists Diva Delefuent and JewDi Vine. West Charleston Blvd., 8 – 10 pm

Las Vegas PRIDE Pre-Parade Happy Hour
Escape Lounge will host the pre-parade happy hour with drink specials, raffle prizes and, of course, fun. Escape Lounge: 4213 W. Sahara Ave, 4 – 8 pm

Pride Parade After-Party
Immediately after the parade, head over to FreeZone, just 2 blocks south of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Prepare to dance and drink like never before as you celebrate the largest Pride Night Parade ever held in Las Vegas. FreeZone: 610 E Naples Dr., 10 pm

Saturday, September 17
Las Vegas Pride Festival

Las Vegas PRIDE goes green. Bartenders, a food court, and more than 100 exhibitors will descend upon Clark County Amphitheater and its carpet of soft, green grass. Grammy award winner Mya headlines with Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees), Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty) and drag diva Chad Michaels. Clark County Government Center: 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Noon – 10 pm.

NOH8 Open Photo Session
Join NOH8 campaign creators Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshely from 1 – 6 pm.

Dance Tent Celebrity DJS
Catch turntable doctors Jason Medema and Drew G from 1 – 7 pm.

Parking is available at the World Market Center just north of the PRIDE Festival Grounds. Please enter the World Market Center parking structure from Symphony Park Ave as shown in the map below. A free shuttle is available to transport you from the parking structure to the PRIDE Festival Main Entrance.

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Check out this slide show covering all of last year's Las Vegas Gay Pride events!

Don't forget to send us your Gay Pride photos and upload videos from your phone! You could be featured in our Gay Pride Gallery.