Our organization is open to everyone. Our membership is made up of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and hetero-sexual individuals. A person’s gender or orientation has no bearing on being a member of the court “family”.
What Sets Us Apart from Everyone Else?
Besides the big hair, bigger jewels and the over-the-top regal attire, it’s our attitude. The glitz and glamour is how we have fun, but while we’re at it, we open our hearts and give our time and energy to raising money for our beneficiaries.
Our members are people who have chosen to make a commitment, get involved and make a difference in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Our membership is broad and varied: actors, designers, hairdressers, performers, accountants, teachers, florists, jewelers, and more!
Become a Member
Membership in the Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire, Inc. is open to all throughout the year — we are completely and unmistakably inclusive. Our General Membership meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. and our Board of Directors meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month and it begins at 6:00 p.m. Our meetings are held at the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada located at 401 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Why not drop by to meet some of us!
Have You Ever Wondered What it Would Be Like to Be Royalty?
It could happen to you by joining one of the most fun groups in town! New members join the Court as a general member, and based on dedication to the Court and its causes, one can be elevated in rank all the way to Imperial Crown Prince Royal or Imperial Crown Princess Royale. Those who work the hardest and help to raise the most money for the Court’s charities may even be rewarded by being elected Emperor or Empress — not just an honor, but an obligation and a community commitment.
The Monarchs represent the Court at dozens of events, not only our own, but also those of other organizations and causes. They travel with their entourages to other kingdoms across the USA, Canada and Mexico, and dress and behave with the dignity and elegance of royalty as seen throughout the ages. Talk about camp! We bow, we curtsy, we behead (just kidding) and continually raise money and social awareness. It must be said here that all jewelry, travel, and dress are at the complete expense of each member’s personal purse — no money raised by the Court goes to our trinkets or travels. All profits go to the beneficiaries selected for each event. From time to time, we will earmark our donations to specific projects or needs.