The Nevada Tourism Commission has launched a new website catering to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The site, gay.travelnevada.com, lists events of interest to the gay community and LGBT-friendly hotel properties.
Among the Las Vegas events listed on the site are Gay Nights Las Vegas Aug. 4-7, Las Vegas Pride Sept. 16-17, the EnGAYgement wedding and commitment ceremony event Oct. 9, Coronation Weekend Dec. 1-4 and GayDayS Las Vegas Sept. 4-10, 2012.
The Reno Rainbow Fest, Reno Gay Pride and Lake Tahoe Winterfest Gay and Lesbian Ski Week also are listed.
Several Las Vegas resorts are listed as gay-friendly on the site.
“The Nevada Commission on Tourism recognizes the importance of this vast market to Nevada’s tourism industry,” said commission interim director Larry Friedman. “We continually expand and improve our efforts to reach potential visitors and that is why we developed this new website that offers need-to-know information for the LGBT community.”
Community Marketing Inc., San Francisco, estimates LGBT travel business is a $60 billion industry in the United States and Las Vegas is one of the top three U.S. destinations for LGBT travelers.