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5 Best Clothing-Optional Gay Stays

The summer sizzle draws intrepid gay travelers to clothing-optional men’s resorts in Palm Springs, where guests can let it all hang out poolside.

Anthony Grant LGBT

There’s no better antidote to the desert heat than a swimming pool, which, at the end of the day (or more likely during it), is the focal point of the classic Palm Springs escape. Sun worship is not relegated by record-setting temperatures, especially when it is the commodity that attracts gay travelers to the desert from around the globe. “Some

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Expedia Picks Palm Springs Among “15 LGBTQ Friendly Cities” in World

Cites Palm Springs as a place where “LGBTQ is the culture” compared to larger populated locations.

Site Staff LGBT

Citing Palm Springs as a location where “LGBTQ is the culture” compared to larger populated cities, Expedia.com’s viewfinder Travel Blog has included Palm Springs to its “15 exciting LGBTQ Friendly Cities Around the World”. Visit the post here. Expedia created the list as part of its search to final places around the globe “where the right to be yourself and

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Show-Stoppers

Palm Springs couple have been a fixture at White Party Palm Springs for years, and they don't plan on stopping any time too soon.

JIM POWERS LGBT

The moment is precious. Less than 24 hours after parading through a sea of men at the Convention Center, attracting second looks as much for their outlandish outfits as being on the high end of the age scale for this event, Marshall Pearcy and Douglas Woodmansee (aka Dottie DuBois and Maude Chapeau, respectively), return Sunday for White Party Palm Springs’

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White Party Palm Springs Gets its Om On

Yogi Master Francisco Ramos provides outlet for attendees to recharge over party-packed weekend.

Anthony Grant LGBT

When somebody says White Party, yoga is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. After all, the May 5-8 event is billed as “the world’s hottest gay weekend of non-stop dance parties.” With eight parties packed into 72 hours, who doesn’t need an occasional respite from the dance floor? For the third consecutive year, wellness therapist and Yogi

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White Out!

White Party Palm Springs maintains its ability to connect people from all over the world over a three-day weekend, and make it last for a lifetime.

Emily Chavous LGBT

Nothing says “Bring on the summer!” quite like a Palm Springs pool party. And none says it louder than the White Party Palm Springs. With an average 30,000 attendees, the Jeffrey Sanker–produced event has blossomed into the largest gay dance-music festival in the nation. As Sanker preps for the party’s 28th year, he can’t help but marvel at its exponential

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A Rainbow Revelry

Cathedral City LGBT Days brings a mix of pop music divas, comedy, art, and more to its three-day celebration of diversity.

Anthony Grant LGBT

It’s been 20 years since Ultra Naté first belted out the song “Free.” The intervening years have not worn out its message. “I was really targeting humanity with that song — we all have situations we can relate to and that’s really why that song has withstood the test of time,” she says. “It still resonates with people.” The platinum

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Wed With Pride

Your guide to Coachella Valley’s top LBGT wedding vendors and venues.

Lisa Marie Hart LGBT, Weddings Planner

Gay weddings are not a niche in Greater Palm Springs — they are an integral and vibrant part of the fabric of the community. Rainbow love has both historic roots and modern expression here. Couples traverse the globe to make their bond official here, knowing they will be welcome, appreciated, and celebrated. In addition to the region’s reputation for sophisticated

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Beaming with Pride

Del Shores brings a sneak peek of the Sordid Lives sequel to Palm Springs Pride Weekend.

Erin Peters LGBT

Clips from the much-anticipated sequel to the cult sensation, Sordid Lives, will be shown Nov. 3 at Camelot Theatre ahead of Palm Springs Pride Weekend. The screening from A Very Sordid Wedding coincides with director/writer Del Shores’ arrival to serve as grand marshal for the Nov. 6 Pride Parade. Joining Shores for the sneak peek will be much of the

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Be a Man

Scott Turner Schofield shares his transgender story during Palm Springs Pride Weekend

Michael Beaumier LGBT

Perhaps it’s fitting that it’s an actor — someone whose trade is to pretend to be someone else — who rethinks and challenges what we assume makes a “real man.” Scott Turner Schofield, the actor, storyteller, monologist and gender activist, is perhaps best known as the first transgender actor on daytime television for his breakthrough role on the soap opera,

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Playing with Pride

Lesbian and Gay Band Association Conference supplies soundtrack to Palm Springs Pride Weekend.

Michael Beaumier LGBT

This year’s Palm Springs Pride Parade might be able to lay claim to its own version of The Music Man. It might include 76 trombones and 110 cornets right behind. The harmonic convergence is Palm Springs Pride as the city hosts the 2016 Lesbian and Gay Band Association Conference over the same weekend. More than 400 participants in the LGBA