From Issue 13 Southwest Edition

The Many – and Unexpected – Sides of Las Vegas by James Careless

When it comes to Las Vegas, the image most people conjure up is the Strip; the glittering cluster of mega-casinos that have teased the public’s avaricious imagination for decades. And yes, Vegas is all about the Strip: It is an utterly over-the-top collection that includes the Sphinx, the New York skyline, a castle, and high-rise Roman villas that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. I like to think of it as being a circus midway with an unlimited budget.

But there are many more sides to Las Vegas than the Strip, and all are worth seeing by the insightful LGBT tourist. And you don’t have to make the venture on your own: In my travels, I discovered a handy duo of local guides who can show you parts of Vegas you never even knew existed!…

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