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Top 10 Las Vegas by DK Publishing

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Gay and Lesbian Visitors

1. Acceptance

Opinions vary as to the degree of acceptance of gays and lesbians in Las Vegas. While the city is outwardly liberal and permissive – camp, even – its straight citizens are considered by some to be ultra-conservative in their views. Having said that, the city elected its first openly gay representative to the State Assembly in 1996. Many Las Vegas businesses, too, allow for what is euphemistically described as a “domestic partner” in their health insurance plans. For the most part, locals welcome everyone and open hostility is incredibly rare.

2. Gay Organizations

There are more than 75 gay organizations active in Las Vegas, representing all sorts of interests, from singing to motorcycling. Though not exclusively ...

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