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Capturing Allan Carr

Jeffrey Schwarz’s captivating documentary about the filmmaker at Cinema Diverse reveals how the mastermind behind Grease and La Cage aux Folles went from fabulous to infamous. Yet few people knew the real Allan Carr. Until now.

GREG ARCHER LGBT

“The 24-hour job that I happen to like very much — my business life and my social life — is all mixed together. People wait so long to have ‘the moment.’ And I am having the moments right now.”
 So muses Allan Carr in the The Fabulous Allan Carr, which closes Cinema Diverse, Palm Springs’ LGBTQ Film Festival on Sept.

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Closeted Oasis

Old Hollywood set the stage for Palm Springs’ coming out.

Stephen Bridges LGBT, Watch & Listen – LGBT

Editor’s Note: The is the first of a two-part series on the history of the LGBTQ community featuring author David Wallace. Part 2 will post later this month. Walk down Palm Canyon Drive and it’s hard not to notice rainbow flags hanging in businesses or see same-sex couples holding hands. Though the city may be a gay mecca today, for

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Sex, Lies, and Silver Lake

Eastsiders screening at Cinema Diverse will include episode filmed in Palm Springs under the July heat.

Julie Pendray LGBT

Temperatures of up to 116 degrees didn’t stop John Halbach and Kit Williamson from filming an episode of their popular EastSiders Netflix series in Palm Springs in August. Billed as, “The American road trip just got a lot gayer,” Season 3 of the series features a couple towing a 1960s trailer from New York to Los Angeles, with a car

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Cinema Diverse Marks 10th Year

Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival features Netflix series Eastsiders, including episode filmed in valley.

Site Staff LGBT, The Guide

Cinema Diverse, the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, opens its 10th edition Sept. 21 and runs through Sept.  24 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs and includes a new event, a special Best of Fest, the following weekend, Sept. 29-30, at the Mary Pickford Theatres in Cathedral City. This 10th anniversary edition features special screenings and events, including the

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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