Laverne Cox Hosts Opening Night of Liaison Nightclub, First Gay Nightclub in a Las Vegas Strip Casino

Nightclub owner Victor Drai and actress Laverne Cox cut the red ribbon at official opening of Liaison Nightclub

One history making original joined another this past Saturday night, as Emmy nominated actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black) hosted the official opening of Liaison Nightclub inside Bally’s Las Vegas – the first gay nightclub in a casino. Cox is the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy Award.

Arriving at Liaison following her iHeart Radio Festival presentation, Cox effortlessly walked the red carpet in a stunning kelly green Stephen Mikhail dress accentuated by an Edie Parker clutch and lavish silver accessories including a neck piece by Haute Hippie and jewelry by Rue Gembon, Lulu Frost and Miriam Salat.

Other talent attending the evening included “Pin Up” star and Playboy’s former Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair, “Absinthe” performer and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Butterscotch, cast members of the new Las Vegas burlesque revue show “Limelight,” cast from “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” and cast from “Legends,” to name a few.

Liaison Nightclub, the game-changing LGBT nightlife venue created by Victor Drai and set on the Las Vegas Strip at Bally’s, is a 7,000 square foot nightclub featuring sexy dark finishes of gold and black.

(All photos by Patrick Gray – Kabik Photo Group)

Laverne Cox joined by Liaison performers 

Liaison Nightclub gogo dancers

Liaison Nightclub located inside Bally’s Las Vegas

MIRROR MIRROR at Vanity Nightclub in Las Vegas

Last night, Michael and I were invited to the opening of the new “LGBTQ Nightlife Experience” – MIRROR MIRROR at Vanity at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

Congrats to Russ White and Garrett Pattiani on a fun night out. We’ll be back 🙂

MIRROR MIRROR’s own “Maleficent” dropped by with her “apple”

Michael and Greg Chase and I got to the event early, so we made use of the space

We got kind of silly eventually – note my deep contemplation of my cocktail

Michael and Greg Chase made themselves giggle

We started tweeting our shenanigans which, of course, made us even sillier

Las Vegas: Josh Strickland at “Confidential” tonight

Hey Las Vegas, get your Hump Day on!

Josh Strickland will be on hand tonight in Las Vegas at “Confidential,” the night club event by Eduardo Cordova at Bond inside the Cosmopolitan.

Hosted by influential Las Vegas personalities, this weekly LGBT event features beats by resident DJ Nick Ayler and handcrafted cocktails amidst the spirited luxury of The Cosmopolitan.

Complete with LED displays and LCD screens, Bond provides an exuberant performance space for live music, dancing, lounging and drinking. Designed with custom-made daybeds and lounge chairs, the bar has windows overlooking the Strip, giving guests a hip vantage point from which to soak in the excitement of Las Vegas.

 Doors open at 9pm – no cover. Happy hour from 9-10pm.