Members called Thursday's protests part of their "transgender tour." They tell 13 Action News they chose to protest at valley college campuses because of their tolerance towards the LGBTQ community, specifically transgender people.
According to UNLV's website, the school recently adopted gender-neutral bathrooms across campus.
UNLV has also consistently been ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the most diverse campuses across the nation, second only to Rutgers in New Jersey.
Students at UNLV say their diversity is why they chose to hold counter protests and push back against the church and their message.
"When we talk about diversity, this is us," says a counter-protester, Fabian Donate. "We are the main representation of that."
More photos of the counter protest at UNLV are in the photo gallery at the top of the story.