LGBTQ+ in Atlantic City
A highly inclusive destination, Atlantic City welcomes all members of the LGBTQ+ community. Come explore the many events, restaurants, and hotels the city has to offer. You can see Pride in our past dating back to the '50s that is still prominent today.
Miss’d America Pageant
Started in 1994 at a local Atlantic City club the Miss’d America Pageant is a not-to-be-missed entertainment event. The pageant was created as a spoof of the Miss America Pageant to raise funds for a local charity. The event took place until 2005 where it went absent for nearly five years until it made a return in 2010. Coming back larger and more spectacular every year since the pageant has now grown into a prominent event in the city.
Visit Atlantic City is a proud sponsor of the Miss'd America Pageant. We believe Atlantic City has the space for everyone to meet or compete. The selection of venues, knowledge, and professional staff will ensure that your event or meeting is nothing less than spectacular. From planning and producing, to executing your meeting, convention, or more. We're eager to welcome you and #YouAreIncluded to come celebrate, meet, and play in Atlantic City.
OUT at Borgata
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa leads the destination with OUT at Borgata. From 2016-2019 they received a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s on the Corporate Equality Index. Borgata is now proud to partner with the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, Independence Business Alliance, and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. This preeminent entertainment resort offers a wide variety of entertainment options from Lady Gaga to contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Judah-Abijah Dorrington is Atlantic City’s first Liaison and Coordinator of the LGBTQ+ Programs and Services. Daughter of the famous Art Dorrington, known for being the First African American signed to the National Hockey League, Judah is now making a history of her own.