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This original performance art piece depicts experiences of black gay men through the words of some of the most eloquent ...
04/20/2021

This original performance art piece depicts experiences of black gay men through the words of some of the most eloquent LGBTQ voices. Don't miss the virtual performance on April 29. Brothers of the Desert Coachella Valley Repertory

Speak My Words, Tell My Truth!

Palm Springs Modernism Week is underway. An event that is a highlight each year took place Sunday, April 11, at Temple I...
04/12/2021

Palm Springs Modernism Week is underway. An event that is a highlight each year took place Sunday, April 11, at Temple Isaiah Palm Springs. It was the vintage fashion show presented by Mitchel Karp of Mitchel’s vintage boutique downtown, featuring awesome volunteer models Lena Ingram, John Kenneth Alexander and more. See the full calendar Modernism Week events are https://www.modernismweek.com/

The LGBTQ community is invited to participate in a town hall Tuesday (April 6) that explores and provides information ab...
04/05/2021

The LGBTQ community is invited to participate in a town hall Tuesday (April 6) that explores and provides information about COVID-19 vaccines. Please follow the link for details. #lgbtqia #lgbt #vaccines Equality California

Please join us Tuesday, April 6th at 6 PM PT for a special town hall featuring California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Tomas J. Aragon and Equality California Managing Director Tony Hoang as they answer your questions about the importance of getting vaccinated, the process of signing up for the vaccine, vaccine efficacy and more.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BBX2ZW-iTae_IQmDh7yZsg

As we remember human rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us not forget that one of his most important advisers...
01/18/2021
In Newly Found Audio, A Forgotten Civil Rights Leader Says Coming Out 'Was An Absolute Necessity'

As we remember human rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us not forget that one of his most important advisers and the architect of the March on Washington was a brilliant black gay man by the name of Bayard Rustin. https://www.npr.org/2019/01/06/682598649/in-newly-found-audio-a-forgotten-civil-rights-leader-says-coming-out-was-an-abso

Bayard Rustin was an adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. and the organizer behind the 1963 March on Washington. And though he was gay, his legacy remains little known among many in the LGBTQ community.

Check out this free Zoom event for transgender, inters*x and gender-nonconforming residents of the Coachella Valley (and...
10/19/2020

Check out this free Zoom event for transgender, inters*x and gender-nonconforming residents of the Coachella Valley (and Inland Empire).

On November 16, the Transgender Health and Wellness Center will recognize Transgender Awareness Week with a presentation of the 2020 Inland Empire Transgender Needs Survey report.

The Zoom event is free and will feature Dr. Annie Hochenauer and Dr. Riley Yi.

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inland-empire-transgender-needs-survey-2020-tickets-125083954475

#coachellavalley #inlandempire #transgender #trans #TransEquality #TransHealth #inters*xawareness #inters*x #gendernonconforming #lgbtqia #transrights

Here’s one example of a COVID-safe Pride celebration ...
10/15/2020

Here’s one example of a COVID-safe Pride celebration ...

The spirit of Pride will be celebrated Friday evening (4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 16) in Coachella as the 4th Annual East Coachella Valley Pride gets underway. This year's celebration will follow COVID-19 safety measures and will consist mainly of a caravan of vehicles. If you'd like to participate, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8ol6PmxIkz4MSq2LIswicuZocG641_h_FjJ-8iKllpI4opw/viewform

Check out the event's page at https://www.facebook.com/events/630997974239544/

#Pride #lgtbq #lgbtq #lgbt #EastValley #coachellavalley #riversidecounty #ECVPride #startyourengines #revyourheart #communitypride #gaypride #transpride #le***an #gay #bis*xual #transgender #lgbtqia #lgbtqiaplus #lgbtqrights #LGBTQRightsAreHumanRights

Have you seen the gay classic "The Boys in the Band" now playing on Netflix (or perhaps earlier on Broadway)? One notice...
10/07/2020
The Boys in the Band (2020)

Have you seen the gay classic "The Boys in the Band" now playing on Netflix (or perhaps earlier on Broadway)? One noticeable change from the original film is that Ryan Murphy and team managed to quell some of the venom and show moments of love among a few of the friends. What did you think? Did you have a favorite character?
#lgbtq #lgbt #gayflick #movies #netflix #gaypalmsprings #stagetoscreen #Broadway

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_boys_in_the_band

More than fifty years after Mart Crowley's play became an unexpected smash hit for putting gay men's lives center stage with honesty and humor, THE BOYS IN THE BAND returns to the screen in a new adaptation that reunites acclaimed director Joe Mantello with the all-star cast of the Tony-winning, 201...

Here's som**hing important you should know. Keep in mind that currently there are no cases challenging marriage equality...
10/05/2020
Justices Alito, Thomas Call for Overturning of Marriage Equality

Here's som**hing important you should know. Keep in mind that currently there are no cases challenging marriage equality. However, this statement by the two justices has been described as an invitation for challenges. That said, please consider this development one more motivation to exercise your right to vote on November 3 -- do not be distracted.
#lgbtq #lgbt #gaymarriage #marriageequality #gaypalmsprings #Obergefell

https://www.advocate.com/news/2020/10/05/justices-alito-thomas-call-overturning-marriage-equality

Two of the Supreme Court's most conservative members opened the court's term with that assertion.

While the recent death of Marilyn Cazares is still being investigated, what we do know is this:Human Rights Campaign: "I...
07/17/2020
Brawley police investigate killing of transgender woman found inside an abandoned home

While the recent death of Marilyn Cazares is still being investigated, what we do know is this:
Human Rights Campaign: "It is clear that fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color -- particularly Black transgender women -- and that the intersections of racism, s*xism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and unchecked access to guns conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities."

#transgender #transgenderrights #trans #transgenderawareness #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #transpride #ImperialCounty

https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2020/07/16/transgender-woman-found-dead-vacant-brawley-home-police-investigate-killing/5442163002/

A transgender woman was found dead at an abandoned home. Her family believes she was a victim of a hate crime, but police haven't confirmed a motive.

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04/14/2020
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom presented what he described as "an optimistic phase" of addressing Covid-19 and what it would mean to shift "from a population approach ... to a more individual approach" to reopening the state. Read more here:
https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/nation/california/2020/04/14/newsom-outlines-criteria-california-reopen-economy/2989753001/
#COVID19 #herdimmunity #vaccine #coronavirus #ReopenCalifornia #palmsprings #CoachellaValley #cvhip #health #healthcare #wellness

Desert Healthcare District
04/14/2020
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At noon today (Tuesday, April 14), Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to go live and announce a plan to reopen California, as part of a collaborative effort with the governors of Oregon and Washington to restore some semblance of normalcy on the West Coast -- as efforts to control the spread of Covid-19 continue. Check your local news source at noon (PST).
https://kesq.com/news/news-headlines/2020/04/13/gov-newsom-to-make-announcement-about-reopening-state-city-leaders-concerned-about-timeline/

#coronavirus #COVID19 #stayathome #backtonormal #CoachellaValley #palmsprings

Here's an interesting topic for an article. Hopefully, given the current state of the world, we can finally let go of th...
04/08/2020
The Gay Community’s Obsession With Status and Looks Has Huge Mental Health Costs

Here's an interesting topic for an article. Hopefully, given the current state of the world, we can finally let go of the artificial and begin to value people (even those who are different from us). https://www.them.us/story/gay-bi-racism-looks-grindr-anxiety-depression

Researchers are finding that racism, competition, and a fixation on s*x within the gay and bi community are driving anxiety and depression.

If you're LGBTQ and sheltering-in-place as a part of COVID-19 prevention, here's some interesting reading. One addresses...
03/22/2020
How LGBTQ+ People Can Get Help and Resources During Coronavirus

If you're LGBTQ and sheltering-in-place as a part of COVID-19 prevention, here's some interesting reading. One addresses pandemic-related resources to access as LGBTQ centers across the nation close; the other looks at the impact on hooking up:

1. https://www.them.us/story/online-resources-lgbtq-coronavirus

2. https://www.them.us/story/lgbtq-gay-s*x-hook-ups-coronavirus-grindr-scruff-lex?utm_campaign=likeshopme&client_service_id=31178&utm_social_type=owned&utm_brand=them&service_user_id=1.78e+16&utm_content=instagram-bio-link&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&client_service_name=them.&supported_service_name=instagram_publishing

As LGBTQ+ health centers are shutting down nationwide, these virtual resource kits, phone hotlines, live streams, and webinars are vital for getting information and support.

In the past year, six states have joined California in banning the absurd legal defense of gay or transgender panic -- m...
02/25/2020
N.J. bans gay and transgender 'panic defenses'

In the past year, six states have joined California in banning the absurd legal defense of gay or transgender panic -- meaning no one can use a victim's s*xual orientation or identity as an excusable reason for acting violently toward them. Yep, it happened that recently -- and California only banned it in 2014. #lgbt #lgbtq #gaypalmsprings #palmsprings #homophobia #transphobia #trans #transgender
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/n-j-bans-gay-transgender-panic-defenses-n1120416

New Jersey is now the ninth state to ban the controversial legal strategy.

If you missed this bit of news regarding Palm Springs' own Lisa Middleton's support of Pete Buttigieg, check this out .....
02/24/2020
Lisa Middleton named California Co-Chair for Pete Buttigieg campaign - KESQ

If you missed this bit of news regarding Palm Springs' own Lisa Middleton's support of Pete Buttigieg, check this out ... https://kesq.com/news/2020/02/21/lisa-middleton-named-california-co-chair-for-pete-buttigieg-campaign/

Palm Springs Councilmember Lisa Middleton has been named a California co-chair for Pete Buttigieg's campaign. Pete for America made the announcement Friday morning. "I'm thrilled to have an opportunity to represent Pete Buttigieg as he makes his case to the state of California. I think Californians....

California Gov. Gavin Newsom pardons a great, black, LGBTQ American, Bayard Rustin. https://www.desertsun.com/story/news...
02/06/2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom will pardon people prosecuted for being gay

California Gov. Gavin Newsom pardons a great, black, LGBTQ American, Bayard Rustin. https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/politics/2020/02/05/newsom-grants-clemency-to-lgbtq-prosecuted-for-being-gay/4668107002/
#lgbt #lgbtq #blackamericans #blackhistorymonth #gaypalmsprings #gaymen #blackgaymen #civilrights

Rustin's pardon comes with a new path for others criminalized by discriminatory laws to seek clemency, in the state's attempt to right the wrongs of the past

How's the health and well-being of the Coachella Valley's LGBTQ community? This 2013 survey will give you a sense. #lgbt...
01/13/2020
Desert Healthcare District

How's the health and well-being of the Coachella Valley's LGBTQ community? This 2013 survey will give you a sense. #lgbt #lgbtq #gay #le***an #bis*xual #transgender #CoachellaValley #gaypalmsprings #health #wellness #survey

In the mood for some interesting reading? In 2013, a survey of the health of LGBTQ residents of the Coachella Valley was conducted with the financial backing of the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation. Read it here:https://www.dhcd.org/media/675/HARC%20Health%20Needs%20Assessment%20FinalReport%20LGBTQ.pdf

Got plans for New Year’s Eve? Ring in 2020 in PalmSprings with Brothers of the Desert. #lgbt #lgbtq #gaypalmsprings
12/04/2019

Got plans for New Year’s Eve? Ring in 2020 in Palm
Springs with Brothers of the Desert. #lgbt #lgbtq #gaypalmsprings

All trains lead to GRAND CENTRAL PS.
The BROTHERS of the DESERT
invite you to join us as we travel into 2020!

Congratulations, Edmund White. The prolific writer, widely considered a pioneer in #lgbtq literature, recently was award...
11/26/2019
A New Generation Emerges at the 70th Annual National Book Awards

Congratulations, Edmund White. The prolific writer, widely considered a pioneer in #lgbtq literature, recently was awarded a prestigious National Book Award. https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/11/a-new-generation-emerges-at-the-70th-annual-national-book-awards

The commentary of John Waters and Edmund White anchored the ceremony, but the night’s centerpiece awards went to younger writers who explore the bounds of American literature.

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PALM SPRINGS! Be our guests, this Saturday at Harvey's Lounge Palm Springs for a curated vinyl house DJ set by SHASTA, paired with handcrafted cocktails and local brews! SAT | AUG 18 | 10PM | NO COVER | 21+ #PalmSprings #PalmSpringsWeekend #HiltonPalmSprings #Coachella
HEY Palm Springs folks... join us and this great Palm Springs cast on March 10th! Tickets are $15/$25. Sing, Meadowlark A Readers Play by Ronni Sanlo Benefitting the L FUND and the LGBT Center of the Desert Women’s Programs March 10, 2018, 2:00 PM Four Seasons Ballroom 3800 Four Seasons Blvd. Palm Springs, CA 92262 The Great Earthquake creates a new island off of the coast of California. Simultaneously, the gene that causes homos*xuality is discovered. All who test positive are sent to the new island called Cali. Sing Meadowlark recounts the stories of both a young le***an professional and the older le***an prime minister from Cali and the challenges of returning to an America that is officially openly hostile to le***an and gay people. The amazing Palm Springs Cast: Shirelle Alexander Ken Blochowski David Brooks Ashley Carr Shann Carr Noreen Caswell Ruth Debra Linda del Bianco Lin Phillippi Joy Silver Nicholas Snow Shay Taylor Kerrie Terry Mei Ling Tom Katie Ullman Kelly Watson, Associate Producer Tickets are $15/$25 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3190389 Ticket sales to $1000 matched by two anonymous donors!
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It's SFL Presents Quinceanera Palm Springs Style! This is our 15th Annual Leo Party & it's also Paul's 40th Birthday! It's a fundraiser pool party benefiting the L-Fund. $10 Donation accepted at the door. We love this organization that do so much for our community. Check them out athttp://www.l-fund.org/ Bring a towel and your favorite pool toy for pool time fun! Hamburgers, hot dogs, all the fixings, refreshments, Sangria & Beer will be provided. Raffle prizes will be available for purchase and a $10 suggested donation will be accepted at the door. It's all about fun so please come and help us celebrate the sign of the Leo! And Paul Lopez-Cochran's 40th! Party! Party! Party! Hope to see all you Leo's and those that love Leos there! Woot! Woot! (Currently accepting raffle prizes)
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