“After the hot summer months in the Coachella Valley comes Palm Springs Pride, the casually cool annual fall event in the iconic desert resort city. And the theme this year? “Say Gay!”
People from far and wide came together to celebrate queer culture. The streets of downtown Palm Springs were magical, bursting with rainbow lights, flags, and balloons — even the giant Marilyn Monroe statue rocked a colorful dress.
The week-long event included live entertainment, pool parties, art, a 5K run, a parade, a golf tournament, and street vendors. Some celebs took to the streets to promote their new business ventures. We saw Trixie Mattel at a plush, pink booth pimping out her new Palm Springs motel, Trixie Motel. Actor husbands Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughan were giving travel tips and talking to the festival goers about their #LGBTQ+ vacation company, OUTbound Travel. There was a little something for everyone to enjoy!
Scroll through to see some of our favorite moments from the epic celebration. And don’t forget to “Say Gay” all year long!”