Gay In the Desert: The last Gay Pride events of 2016



LAS VEGAS PRIDE FESTIVAL: October 22-23, 2016

Celebrate Diversity at the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival where everyone is welcome. GLBT families, couples, and singles along with their friends and straight allies come together for an entire day of fabulous fun at Sunset Park.

Sunset Park (the new location for the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival) will feature two beautiful outdoor stages surrounded by soft, cool grass, plus a food court and convenient drink stations. There will be more than 100 exhibitors on site. You can relax on the lawn as you are entertained by the festival’s featured performers, as well as great local talent. LVP is pleased to announce the continuation of the Family Activity Zone filled with fun activities for parents and children 12 and under.

This year, Las Vegas PRIDE is pet friendly and has combined with Las Vegas PRIDE Pets. For more information about Las Vegas PRIDE Pets, visit

Bartenders from local LGBT bars will be will be serving water, soda, Bud/Bud Light, wine, and mixed drinks to whet your thirst. LVP is working to bring you a delicious food court this year so you will have even more great food from which to choose.

Las Vegas PRIDE is proud to continue its green efforts following the success of last year’s recycle program. As in previous years, RENUoil will be donating the labor hours by providing a team of their employees. All bags of trash will be collected and then sorted by RENUoil’s Recycle Team. This will prevent potentially thousands of pounds of recyclable materials from ever hitting the Las Vegas Landfill. Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc is proud of their continued quest to become a more environmentally responsible PRIDE.

The PRIDE Festival is open to the public from noon to 10pm on Saturday, October 22nd and from noon to 6pm on Sunday, October 23rd.



The Free Downtown Pride Festival returns with an expanded lineup for its 30th Annual Pride celebration featuring The English Beat, Book of Love, Jinx Titanic and the Ladykillers, and other artists. Palm Springs Pride will host a diverse group of artists including, dancers, singers, musicians, activists, and DJs gathering under the theme of Solidarity through Pride to celebrate diversity, equality, and solidarity. The November 4-6 Pride Celebration will take place in downtown Palm Springs, CA.

The free two-day Pride Festival also features all-girl Americana style rock ‘n’ roll band Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters, East Nashville’s Amelia White and the musical, and romantic duo Branden & James. GayC/DC the world’s only all-gay tribute to AC/DC and the four-piece all female rock band from Los Angeles No Girlfriends, along with electropop band Devin Tait and the Traitors will help highlight the unique musical styles that celebrate diversity in our community. The Trans Rally on Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m. will feature performances by Allison Annalora, Lindsey Deaton, and Paulina Angel. An assortment of electronic, pop, hip hop, and rock ‘n’ roll artists will perform, including singer and guitarist Shea Freedom, Young Jibwe, an Ojibwa hip-hop artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ciscofoya, and a hot new artist on the rise Yaysh.

Popular southern California singer and Rock ‘n’ roll band Tomasina round out the list of stellar performers. DJ KinkyLoop, DJ Aaron C, and DJ Waide will join over 100 artists scheduled to perform throughout the festival weekend including the DJ Baz “Cuban Nights” show. Festival Emcees include the desert’s hostess, social ambassador and Walk of Stars recipient Bella da Ball℠, Pauly and Monks, Ruba Wilson, and KJ as Joan Rivers.

With 100 performances, the diverse lineup of artists will offer something for everyone… All performances take place outdoors on the US Bank stage, Tahquitz stage, Pride Palm Canyon Stage sponsored by Desert AIDS Project, and the Hyatt Palm Springs stage. ASL will be provided for the deaf community.

The Palm Canyon Pride stage sponsored by the Desert AIDS Project will feature individuals and groups performing, singers, dancers, drag personalities, and celebrity impersonators, all coming together for a great time celebrating Pride.

Over 150 exhibitors, non-profit organizations, food, and beverage vendors will be on hand… The Festival is a free community event held on Palm Canyon Dr. between Amado and Baristo Rd. and on Arenas Rd. and Tahquitz Canyon Way from S. Calle Encilia to Balardo. Donations will be accepted at entry points to keep Pride free. Find out more