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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


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

Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Ten Queens and a Full House, May 31, 2017

The fourth annual Queen of the Desert competition serves up a royal performance for Desert AIDS Project.

Susan Stein Social Scene

The Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence greeted 725 guests as they entered the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel for the fourth annual Queen of the Desert competition. The event raised more than $40,000 for Desert AIDS Project, but beyond fundraising this fun-filled, talent-heavy soirée paraded a sense of intersectional togetherness and positivity. An international organization, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence celebrates


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,’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


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


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