Category Archives: Gay Events
It was all over the news for the last few weeks!
All Anthony Martinez wanted was a guy to take him to prom. What he got was an over-the-top “promposal” from his best friend Jacob Lescenski, who is straight. Inspired by their friendship, Teen Vogue joins these BFFs as they get ready for their big night out.
Introducing Gay Nightlife to Las Vegas. Gay nightclub inside of Ballys Casino! LIAISON.
Victor DRAIS clubs are famous in Los Angeles and now Las Vegas. Liaison is his first gay club.
(Drai’s Enterprise is owned and operated by managing partner Victor Drai and Michael Gruber, who is regarded by many as the “father of the Las Vegas after-hours scene.” As creator and founder of Las Vegas mega-clubs Tryst and XS, Drai is the visionary and owner of the legendary Drai’s After Hours club. Drai’s Enterprise also operates the renowned Los Angeles restaurant/club Drai’s, which was established in 1993, and the very popular Drai’s Hollywood, which opened in 2010 as a restaurant, pool and nightclub located on the rooftop of the W Hotel in Hollywood, California. In 2014, Drai Enterprise will introduce a new concept, Drai’s Nightclub Beach Club, at the formerly known Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. The rooftop venue will encompass 65,000 square feet offering panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and boast a pool, dayclub/nightclub and concert space. Additionally, After Hours by Drai will re-open, Las Vegas’ most famous after hour’s nightclub, is a lush, exciting place to enjoy the early morning Vegas nightlife. Boasting four various sized rooms with two plush bars and two large dance floors, the sensuous interior offers more than 10,000 square-feet of alluring space. Beautiful artwork is placed throughout the venue creating a unique artistic ambiance.)
BUT BACK TO LIAISON….Everything at Liaison will symbolize elegance. From the saturated, sexy dark finishes of gold and black found throughout the club to the opulent design featuring an abundance of mirrors and Venetian-style chandeliers. Liaison will be intimate, yet large enough to provide the social experience that is a signature of Drai’s venues. It will offer two club rooms, two DJ’s, multiple bars, stage and plenty of space for surprise performances. “The importance of having a gay nightclub in a major hotel/casino on the strip is huge,” notes Cordova. “It validates equality and demonstrates just how far we have progressed culturally. This has been the moment that I’ve been working towards for all these years and it’s exciting to see gay nightlife changing in such a big way; these are definitely exciting times in LGBT and Las Vegas history.”
The famous LADY BUNNY will be in town July 24 and July 31st, kicking off LIBRARY THURSDAYS with some of the most famous drag entertainment in the world!
SPECIAL EVENT Calendar:
Sat: May 10 – GLO after dark pool party – DJ Matt Lucio
Sun: May 18 – Season Opener – DJ Matt Lucio
Sun: May 25 – Memorial Day Weekend – DJ Casey Alva
Sun: June 22 – It’s Electric – DJ J Diesel
Sun: July 6 – Independence Day Weekend – DJ Morningstar
Sun: August 3 – J.Son 5.0 – Celebrate J.Son’s Birthday and the 5th season of Temptation Sundays – DJ Axis
Sun: September 7 – Proud and Loud – DJ J Diesel
Sun: September 28 – SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST DJ – TBA
It’s back! MATINÉE VEGAS FESTIVAL: MAY 23-26, 2014
BIGGEST GAY DANCE FESTIVAL OF THE SUMMER
4 DAYS / 8 PARTIES / 20 DJs
THOUSANDS OF GUYS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
BUY YOUR PASSES NOW & SAVE: www.MatineeVegas.com
RUMOR HOST HOTEL SOLD OUT. 2ND HOTEL ADDED.
Don’t miss out on the BRAND NEW Matinee Bungalows at the Tropicana — EXCLUSIVELY available by booking here: http://bit.ly/matineetrop
Watch Highlights from Last Year: http://youtu.be/
Gay Days Las Vegas is back September 3-9th
in conjunction with Las Vegas Pride. This multi day event spans
multiple properties including Tropicana Las Vegas, Luxor and Rumor
Boutique Hotel. Events include pool parties, expos and special events at
the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip! Click here to Learn More…
People from all over the world will gather to celebrate the 30 years of Las Vegas Pride September 5-6.
The staple Light Parade is unique to our city and takes place in
downtown Las Vegas at night! Events throughout the week lead up to to
the day long Pride Festival with food, vendors entertainment and much
more! Click here to Learn More…
The Official Women’s Events of Pride take over the Palms Casino Resort the weekend of September 5-8th.
Celebrities, DJs and go go dancers will entertain the ladies for a
“Sinful” women’s weekend! Events include pool parties, club events and a
poker tournament! Coinciding with PRIDE these ladies will have a
presence in the parade and more! Learn More…
celebration features experiences across all MGM Resorts International
destinations during Las Vegas PRIDE week. From hotel, entertainment and dining discounts, the package provides “Fabulous” guests exclusive access to the parade along with discounts and deals for PRIDE events throughout the week! Learn More…
SIZZLING SUMMER POOL PARTIES!
hosted by J. Son, returning for its fifth season as one of the top LGBT
summer events in Las Vegas, with themed events every weekend. Get all
the details on the Luxor’s website.
serving up some terrific barbecue every Sunday! Blue Moon is Las Vegas’
only clothing-optional, all-male, gay pool & sun deck, and features
a lagoon-style pool with a waterfall. For more on this tasty
atmosphere, check out bluemoonlv.com.
Matinée is asking fans to “feel the revolution” this Memorial Day – the party revolution, that is. The festival that has become world famous for
re-imagining the elaborate party experience with blazing pyrotechnics and production by Cirque du Soleil and Matinée Ibiza, returns to Las Vegas with the
biggest dance festival of the summer. Taking place Friday, May 24th thru Monday, May 27th, MATINÉE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL will play host to over 8,000 clubbers dancing to twenty of the world’s leading
DJs at eight high-energy party events.
“In todays over technologized world, people want a real
interactive experience,” explains Paul Nicholls, part of the production
team behind Matinée North America. “We combine fantasy elements from concerts,
theatrical stage shows, Hollywood films and even video games into one giant offline spectacle.”
“A Matinée party is all about awe and extravagance,” continues Matinée
North America’s Patrick Crough. “We partner with the hottest and most
cutting-edge acts from around the world. For this year’s MATINÉE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL, we’ve
teamed up with the Las Vegas production, Absinthe. We are integrating
several of their amazing Cirque acts into our main events. It will be
Matinée launched over fifteen years ago in Ibiza. Since
then, it has evolved internationally with lavish events including CircuitFestival
When party founders decided to expand the brand into North America, they
asked Crough and Jake Resnicow to oversee and produce all parties in the USA
They made their Las Vegas debut in 2011 with the first Matinée Las Vegas Festival. It included jaw-dropping
spectacles, including one that involved synchronized
swimmers performing in a glass pool of water set on fire. The evening capped with a surprise performance by pop singer Natasha Bedingfield.
“Matinée raises the bar on nightlife,” says Jake Resnicow. “Whether
in the heart of Manhattan or on the beaches of Miami, a Matinée event is meant
to take revelers out of body and beyond the confines of their imagination.”
Last year’s MATINÉE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL
was wildly successful. The main event at Rain Nightclub in the Palms
Hotel featured Spanish dancers, fire displays and live acts by Cirque Du
Soleil. The weekend’s big surprise was the large crowd of men
that packed the Monday Pool Party. Says
Nicholls, “It was a party we added at the last minute because pre-sales
were so high. It ended up being a really
great way to close the long weekend.”
They plan to pull out even more stops this Memorial Day. They
the main event to one of Vegas’ hottest and most exclusive clubs, Vanity at
Hard Rock. The dance floor is a massive 14,000 square-feet with an outdoor
terrace and fire pits.
The weekend will feature eight events over four days and nights, including
main events and after-hour parties at the city’s hottest clubs, as well as pool
parties at the weekend’s host hotel, Rumor. Each party will feature original
themes designed to take revelers on a weekend-long journey.
The DJ line-up includes some of
the world’s most innovative icons in dance music, including Matinée Spain all-star
DJs Taito Tikaro, Javier Medina and Flavio Zarza. Billboard #1 remixers/producers Hector
Fonseca, Alyson Calagna, DJ Theresa, Ed Baily, Brazil’s Rodolfo Bravat, and
red-hot rising stars Nina Flowers, Justin Dawson, Ryan Kenney, Luis Perez,
Derek Monteiro and Billy Lace will also headline.
Weekend passes start at $99. The exclusive and luxurious Rumor Hotel (455 East
Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas) is the host hotel for MATINÉE Las
Vegas Festival. Suites start at $129/night. Rumor will also provide guests with
complimentary shuttle service to all weekend events.
information on MATINÉE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL, visit www.matineevegas.com
Fine-tune your sensory apparatus and get ready to party hard during the
most anticipated weekend in LGBT music and entertainment when the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards rocks Las Vegas for the first time ever live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
for the first time ever, will present three days of the most astounding
events and performances to honor the contributions and achievements of
Celebrating the best recordings artists, performers and
industry contributions in music each year with a message of inclusion,
equality and freedom of expression, the OUTMUSIC Awards has become one
of the most anticipated events in LGBT music and entertainment since its
founding 22 years ago.
This year’s OUTMUSIC Awards will pay homage to seven
outstanding individuals who have positively impacted the LGBT music
industry and community. Honorees include Bishop Yvette Flunder (Heritage Award), Ari Gold (Visionary Award), Joey Arias (Lifetime Achievement Award), Diana King (Vanguard Award), Storme Delarverie (Living Legend Award), Labi Siffre (Spirit Award), and Jobriath (OUTMUSIC Icon Award).
For two decades, Gay Days has been synonymous with Orlando. It
started as a way for the local gay-and-lesbian community to celebrate
gay pride with an annual high-profile visit to Walt Disney
World’s Magic Kingdom theme park, but it quickly grew into a nationally
known festival with a week’s worth of parties, networking, social
events and theme-park trips. It is estimated the LGBT travelers equal about $20+ Million for Orlando.
But the festival, which ended this weekend,
has some cross-country competition this year — of its own
making: The organizers of Gay Days Orlando are also making preparations
for their first Gay Days Las Vegas this September.
Gays Days historically has always been associated with theme parks, and
Central Florida has had a lock on that market. Since its start in 1991,
the festival has become a major gay-travel event that organizers say
draws about 150,000 people.
Gay Days Orlando is one of the most-read articles on About.com’s Gay
Travel site — and editor Andrew Collins said it has been getting more
views this year than it did last. He also doesn’t expect Las Vegas to
cut into Orlando’s traffic.
“They’re at such different times and
at such different places,” Collins said. “I think if you like one, if
anything, you’re likely to try to attend both.” – but one must have a lot of disposable income. With hotels, airfare and meals, it adds up.
Still, as the Gay Days brand expands to the West, to the nation’s gaming mecca, Orlando is losing its grip on an event with strong Central Florida roots that was built around theme parks.
“At least in the short term, I don’t think it’ll decrease here in
Orlando,” said Paul Queen, marketing director for Converge Orlando Inc.,
a recently launched gay-and-lesbian visitors bureau. “But I worry a
little about it being a generic brand for a gay celebration, versus an
But Gay Days does not have any buy-in from Visit Orlando, the area’s
primary convention-and-visitors bureau. In contrast, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Bureau was an early sponsor of Gays Days Las Vegas.
DRAG comes to downtown Las Vegas!
This is the first ever drag + gaming venue!
Thursday May 3rd is the Facebook Friends Pre Grand Opening!
Facebook Friends of Drink & Drag are cordially invited
to an Invitation Only…
EXCLUSIVE FACEBOOK FRIEND
PRE-GRAND OPENING PARTY
Thursday, May 3rd 7:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Hosted Stoli Bar 8:00 PM – 10:PM / Hors d’oeuvres 8:00 PM – 10 PM
Complimentary gift / Complimentary…- Bowling – Billiards – Games
RuPaul’s Sharon Needles performs LIVE! Plus Vegas’ # DJ – Michael Graves
Performances by the Ladies of Drink & Drag
Ages 21 & Up
Each Drink & Drag Facebook Friend may bring one guest
You must RSVP to this INVITE to be on the list for entry
Validated parking at the Neonopolis Parking Garage on 4th Street
Take the elevator to the 2nd Floor
OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING
w/ the fabulous LADY BUNNY!
and DJ Michael Graves
Drinkers, gamers, and bowlers will flock to the nation’s first drag
queen staffed bar and gaming venue. Drink & Drag will celebrate its
official grand opening on Las Vegas’ historic Fremont Street, Saturday,
The spacious 22,000-square-foot venue features 12 bowling lanes,
billiards, 100-inch projector HD console gaming, interactive gaming
chairs, air hockey, table-top board games, jewel-encrusted chandeliers,
lounge seating and more.
“We are incredibly proud to share our vision of Drink & Drag with
the public,” says Tyler Caiden, general manager of Drink & Drag.
“After witnessing the recent mainstream popularity in Middle America of
drag-focused TV shows, like ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and ‘Drag U,’ we
decided it was the right time to offer that real-life experience on
For more information on Drink & Drag, visit Drinkanddrag.com, or call (702) 522-8488.