Mike and Carol Balasa, longtime Palm Springs PFLAG supporters, have donated 20 years worth of PFLAG newsletters, and a PFLAG scrapbook to the LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert.

David Gray, Co-Chair of the LGBTQ+ History & Arches of the Desert, said “We want to thank them for this significant gift which ensures that the history of the PFLAG – Desert Cities chapter that has been a resource to parents and friends of LGBTQ individuals will be saved and preserved.”

Of special interest is the PFLAG Scrapbook that the Balasas kept for many years with news stories of interest to PFLAG of events and stories that happened here within the Coachella Valley.

Carol & Mike Balasa with Julie Warren, Co-Chair of the LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert

The Archives is continually looking to expand its collection with donations of memorabilia, newsletters, magazines, brochures and LGBT souvenirs to help preserve and archive the LGBTQ+ history of the Coachella Valley.

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/LGBTQPSHistory/