To celebrate PRIDE month, LGBTQ advocacy organization Executive Pride gathered at the Neon Museum’s Red Barn sign, now installed on the Fashion Show’s Plaza, to illuminate the sign and present a donation to the museum.
Executive Pride, the workplace equality organization, exists to amplify the voice for LGBTQ equal rights in business and beyond.
The Red Barn opened in the late 1950s as an antique store at 1317 Tropicana Avenue and was converted into a bar in the early 1960s. By 1969, it had evolved into one of the first openly gay bars in Las Vegas. Featuring drag shows, such as the popular “RB Follies,” the Red Barn provided a place for the gay community to socialize. The Red Barn also published the “RB Bag,” one of the earliest gay magazines in Southern Nevada. The bar closed in March 1988, and its restored iconic martini glass sign is now a part of the Neon Museum’s collection.
Thanks to a partnership with Fashion Show, the Red Barn sign is currently on view on the Fashion Show’s Plaza, able to be seen and enjoyed by thousands of visitors who traverse the Las Vegas Strip each day.
The sign is installed on a platform near Neiman Marcus (near the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fashion Show Drive)
The Plaza at Fashion Show
3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
For more information about the Neon Museum, go to www.neonmuseum.org or call (702) 387-6366.