Nevada’s Las Vegas is known as a place to home all walks of life. Whether you’re tall, striped or speckled— everyone is welcomed!

Vegas has come along way in becoming very open-minded when it comes to the LGBTQIA+. The “Fruit Loop” is home to the famous Piranha nightclub, QUADZ bar, FreeZone and returning the famous Gypsy nightclub. On Flamingo, we have Hamburger Mary’s Las Vegas and The Garage. The Luxor Hotel & Casino hosts Temptation Sundays which is the only and longest running LGBTQIA+ pool party event in Vegas. We can’t leave out The Garden Las Vegas in downtown and The Phoenix Bar & Lounge on W. Sahara.

Even with all of our LGBTQIA+ hotspots in Vegas, does the state fully support the LGBTQIA+ community and their rights as people?

The study conducted took place in 2019 therefore, rules and policies may have updated since but will a general idea on where states stand. Our friends at BestPlaces.com conducted their survey to find out which states are the most LGBTQIA+ rights friendly. They looked over 10 different indicators including employment, education, housing and school anti-bullying to name a few. Each state was awarded by a point system on full support, partial support and no support. 10 points means full support and 0 points means no support.

Out of all 50 U.S. states, six states and District of Columbia received a perfect score of 10/10. Nevada is one of those states ranking third with a score of 10/10. The two states before Nevada are: Connecticut (second) with a 10/10 and California (first) with a 10/10. That means, the states fully support and will legally protect their LGBTQIA+ residents. Policies and laws have been put into place to make sure of their safety.

A lot of work still needs to be done to protect our LGBTQIA+ brothers and sisters. More states with a plan to set protective regulations in place can help save the lives of many across the country. Spreading awareness and using ones voice to call out our higher officials to make change is needed.

Nine states currently have no rights ranking with a score of 1. Those states include: (See below)

You can see the full study HERE.

  • Alaska 1/10

    Alaska

  • Georgia 1/10

    Georgia

  • Michigan 1/10

    Michigan

  • Mississippi 1/10

    Mississippi

  • Oklahoma 1/10

    Oklahoma

  • South Carolina 1/10

    South Carolina

  • South Dakota 1/10

    South Dakota

  • Wyoming 1/10

    Wyoming

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