Pridewatch: Las Vegas
Photos Courtesy of Vegas Pride
Story by Jason Nelson
The most decadent and sinful Pride celebration has already begun in Sin City itself, Las Vegas. Thursday Night's annual kickoff party, Ménage à Trois at the Risque Nightclub in the Paris Hotel and Casino features over a thousand sexy guys and gals partying until dawn, like you do in America's capital of freedom.
Louie Louie, one of Las Vegas’ most popular and dynamic entertainers is hosting the pre-parade show along with special guest Justin Lanning. If that’s not enough to bring you over to The Fremont Street Experience all of the concerts are free! As soon as the entertainment breaks at 7:30, the whole town head over to 4th Street for the annual Pride Night Parade, which is fabulous every year and is promised to be the best parade ever.
This year the appropriately named COX Communications is a proud supporter and official broadcast partner of the parade. The parade will be broadcast live on Channel 96 or online at cox96.net for those of you not in the area. You can also catch all the fun again during one of the eight rebroadcasts at 8 PM on May 7, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18, 24, and 25.
In the obligatory post-parade celebrating there’s the Pride Festival on Saturday afternoon, and on Sunday there’s the Official T-Dance sponsored by Blue Moon Resort, the “Get Wet with WEN” ladies pool party, Sin Sity Sisters PRIDE bingo, the LVGA3 Hitting Derby, as well as the official PRIDE After Party. Finally the events culminate at the Town Hall Meeting, open to all, to recap the events and try to figure out how to clean everything up and get ready for next year.