Atlantic City Celebrates Gay Pride All Year Long
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Known as one of America’s most visited resort and entertainment destinations, Atlantic City is quickly becoming one of the top destinations for gay and lesbian travelers, offering a variety of nightlife, entertainment, annual events, and more.
A sampling of popular GLBT activities and events in Atlantic City includes:
Atlantic City’s first gay casino nightclub, Pro Bar at Resorts Casino Hotel, features the hottest DJs, theme nights, special guests, and more. For more information, visit www.resortsac.com.
· Partiers will enjoy the return of the Brass Rail, located in the Diving Horse complex at 10 South Mt. Vernon Avenue. This historic alternative lifestyle bar features great drinks and bar food, with daily specials and offers DJs spinning favorites on the weekends. Open every day. For information, visit www.brassrailac.com.
The newest addition to Resorts Casino Hotel, the Piano Bar, features Monday Night OUT at the Piano Bar. The Piano Bar is located on the 13th floor of the Ocean Tower, inside the Producers Room. For information, visit www.resortsac.com.
Featuring famous celebrity impersonators such as Cher, Bette Midler, Prince, Patti Labelle, Tina Turner, Liza Minelli, Joan Rivers and Lady Gaga, Resorts Casino Hotel’s "Believe - Diva’s In A Man’s World" is the "don’t miss" drag show of the year. For more information, visit www.resortsac.com.
Atlantic City is also home to annual events with a GLBT appeal including: the Miss’d America Pageant, a spoof of the Miss America Pageant and features drag queens competing in categories such as swimwear, eveningwear and talent; the three-day Out in AC event, a festival with pool parties, celebrity appearances and much more; and the Valentine’s Day Group Wedding, Vow Renewal and Civil Union Ceremony, a non-denominational ceremony free for all participants.
Couples looking for a more private civil union location can check out Lucy the Elephant, an Atlantic City icon that has been around for more than 100 years, or One Atlantic, an event space on the top floor of The Pier Shops at Caesars. For visitors seeking a site with more history, Absecon Lighthouse also provides civil unions. First lit in 1857, guests climb 228 steps to say their vows at the top of the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest in the U.S.
For more information or to book a getaway to Atlantic City, visit www.atlanticcitynj.com
For more information about the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, visit www.acglbt.com
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