The Las Vegas PRIDE was founded in 1983 by Will Collins and Christie Young, an ally. It was sponsored by the Gay Academic Union at UNLV, MCC Church and the Nevadans for Human Rights
That year it was called the Human Rights Seminar and was held on the university campus. About 50 people attended. Later it became known as Lambda Pride Association and was usually held at Sunset Park with Collins and Rob Schlegel providing the funds.