Inaugural DiversityDHS set for Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5 PM

Diversity DHS 2017

You're invited to join the excitement Saturday at the very first Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival. This event immediately follows two weekends after Palm Springs Pride and marks the last LGBT festival of the year statewide.  Known worldwide as the 'Spa City', Desert Hot Springs boasts the finest natural spring water source and most spectacular mountain views in the world. Nearly 1/3 of residents identify themselves as LGBTQ.

The venue for the festival is set for Cabot's Pueblo Museum.  The house and surrounding structures were self-built by Cabot Abram Yerxa (1883–1965), an early 20th-century homesteader in the Coachella Valley. It is named as "Cabot’s Old Indian Pueblo Museum" in its application for listing on the National Register Of Historic Places. The California State Parks Office of Historic Preservation lists it as "Yerxa's Discovery"

The centerpiece of the complex is a large, Hopi-style pueblo in the Pueblo Revival Style of architecture. The main building is a four-story, 5000 square foot (465 sq.m) structure with 35 rooms, 150 windows, 65 doors and 30 different roof levels. The pueblo and all the outbuildings on the site were built primarily from scrap wood and sheet metal all scavenged from the surrounding desert by Yerxa. It has a system of vents and shafts built into the walls to keep it cool in the summer
Learn more about Cabot's Pueblo Museum by clicking here.

  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Festival Hours: 10am – 5pm
  • Where: 67616 Desert View Ave, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

TryOUT Tuesday Coming to Cuistot in Palm Desert

Tuesday, November 21, from 5 – 7 PM…  Gay Desert Guide's signature event TryOUT Tuesday comes to Palm Desert and Cusitot! Win one of 2 $50 gift cards when you register at the door.

Come by and experience the patio as the sun sets over the mountains. A great night to meet new friends and sample one of the premiere restaurants in Palm Desert.

Enjoy complementary appetizers from the chef –

  • Homemade pate on Toast
  • Lamb Sliders
  • Smoked Salmon Canapés
  • Dates wrapped in Bacon with Goat Cheese 
  • Endive with Boursin

Drink Specials:

  • Canyon Road Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon $5.50
  • Premium Wine Specials $6.95 | 
  • Well Drinks $ 6.50 | Drinks Specials $ 6.75 
  • House Martini $ 6.75 
  • House Cosmo, Appletini, Lemon Drop $ 6.95

Bring your friends!  We'll see you there!  More Info

The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade 

Ross Matthews
It’s the 25th annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade and everyone is invited to the celebration!  Be among the 100,000+ spectators who come all over the Coachella Valley and throughout the country to enjoy this very special night of wonder, excitement and good cheer.

et for Saturday, December 2nd beginning at 5:45 pm, the parade will ring in the season with more than 90 floats decked out in holiday lights, celebrity guests like HGTV’s Desert Flippers, Eric and Lindsey Bennett,
equestrians, bands, giant balloons overhead and more.
We are especially excited that for the first time ever, local NBC affiliate, KMIR-TV, will broadcast the parade live in its entirety, bringing this extraordinary experience to tens of thousands of households throughout the Coachella Valley.
Light up the holidays in Palm Springs!  More Info

Author of Savage Love Coming to Town

Dan Savage, the creator of the “It Gets Better Project,” and the author behind the sex advice column “Savage Love,” is coming to Palm Springs on November 14 as the first of three speakers scheduled for the new series, Palm Springs Speaks. A collaboration between the Palm Springs Cultural Center and Friends of the Palm Springs Library, Palm Springs Speaks features a diverse selection of internationally known speakers and authors. Included in this inaugural series is Dr. Deepak Chopra on February 3, 2018 and Lisa Scottoline on March 26, 2018. Tickets for the Dan Savage event, as well as the rest of the series, are now available to purchase at 
Dan Savage is a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love, and relationships. “Savage Love,” is syndicated in newspapers and websites throughout the world. He is the Editorial Director of The Stranger, Seattle’s weekly alternative newspaper, and his writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, The Onion, and on Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, are also the creators of the “It Gets Better Project,” a global movement to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment. 
Tickets for Savage’s event a can be purchased at the Camelot Theatres box office or online at General Admission is $60 and includes a book by the author. VIP admission is $95 and includes a book, a pre-event meet-and-greet, catered reception, seating in center seats rows 2-20, and a special VIP priority book signing line. This first event will be at the Camelot Theatre beginning at 7:30 p.m., with the VIP pre-event meet-and-greet reception from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Other speakers in the series include Deepak Chopra on February 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Springs High School Richards Center for the Arts and Lisa Scottoline on March 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Camelot Theatre. For those looking to attend all three Palm Springs Speaks events, tickets for the three-part series can be purchased as a package at a reduced rate. General Admission to all three events is $150 and VIP admission to all three events is $250. There is a limited quantity of VIP tickets available for each event. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the Palm Springs Cultural Center and Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library.  More Info

DBA Mixer Monday at Inside Plants

DBAMeet the Desert Business Association–The LGBT Business Networking Organization for the Coachella Valley, comprised of about 250 LGBT and allied businesses and professionals from across the Coachella Valley who have joined together for business promotion, economic development, educational, and humanitarian purposes.

Monday, November 13, their mixer is at Inside Plants Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to share your business.  The event is free to members and $10 for guests.  

Established in 1979, the DBA is one of the oldest LGBT business associations in the country, and the second oldest in California. Their vision is to connect, promote and build prosperity by embracing all members of our community to make a positive difference.  More Info

TG Monday's at Bongo Johnny's Empowers the Transgender Community

TG Mondays at Bongo Johnny's

The Transgender Community Coalition and Bongo Johnny's present TGMondays every 2nd Monday of the month.  All day, a percentage of purchases benefit the RAINA CHESSMAN FUND to help the local community.  And specifically, between 5-8 PM, is the Transgender Social Hour (three hours, actually).  All the excitement takes place at Bongo Johnny's Bar & Grille, 214 E. Arenas Road.

Transgender Community Coalition changes and creates ordinances, policies, laws and the attitudes of the public so that all people no matter where they are on the gender spectrum can live safely, authentically and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation or gender expression. More Info

Wine Women PSP Wine Maker Dinner

Join the ladies (and gents!) this Sunday! Wine Women PSP is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization of adult women and men interested in responsible wine discovery and learning at sociable, fun-raising gatherings. Members and guests enjoy new experiences among stimulating people that heighten their wine knowledge while benefiting local charities. This Wine Maker Dinner features the  C. G. Di Arie Vineyard and Winery and benefits Animal Samaritans. 

Click here for the menu.

To make a reservation email Kathleen at

Wine & Design Benefiting Mizell's Meals on Wheels Program

Nov 18th at 3 PM…  Wine & Design is excited to be featuring the Mizell Senior Center’s Meal on Wheels program.

In 2016 – 2017, Mizell Senior Center delivered 107,880 home delivered meals through it’s Meals on Wheels program to frail, homebound seniors from Palm Springs to Salton Sea. In this fiscal year, they also expanded service to Desert Hot Springs and the unincorporated areas of Thousand Palms, Whitewater, and Indio Hills. 40% of home delivered meals are in the Eastern Coachella Valley and the number of meals served has increased over 500% in the past three years. Many of these areas are rural and serve extremely low-income seniors — 90% of Meals on Wheels clients live at or below the Federal Poverty Level. Meals on Wheels maintains a fleet of eight vehicles to service home delivered meal routes and some routes are over 120 miles round trip each day.

Please join us to learn more about the Mizell’s Meal on Wheels program with a discussion and Q&A by Stacy Maddux, Special Events and Development Manager at the Mizell.  More Info

Meet The Galen: Diamonds & Dancing

Don't miss the party of the year, now celebrating its sixth season! Enjoy fabulous catering, complimentary bar and valet parking, and sounds from DJ Minus! 

  • MUSEUM MEMBERS: $40 individual, $80 dual
  • NON-MEMBERS: $65 individual, includes one-year museum membership; $95 dual, includes one-year dual museum membership

More Info

White Party 2018 Dates & DJ's Announced

White Party Palm Springs 2017

White Party 2018 is set to take place April 27-30, and guess what?  They've announced their DJ lineup for the multiple parties!  The White Party is widely considered the largest gay dance music festival in the nation. It has evolved throughout the years to become an international cultural and social phenomenon attracting more than 30,000 attendees from every corner of the globe.  More Info

Enter to Win a Fabulous Resort Stay!

Santiago Men’s Resort is holding a 5 night vacation stay contest.
The entries will be submitted from 11/1/17-12/31/17 (60 Days)
The winner will be randomly drawn the first week of January 2018.  The prize is a 5 Night stay in our King Suite Room. Breakfast and Lunch included. No black out dates, based on availability. $1600 Value.  

Santiago Men’s Resort is a luxury gay boutique hotel in Palm Springs, Santiago offers free breakfast, poolside lunch, and all-day refreshments in the Cantina. The wealth of amenities include the largest pool of any gay resort in Palm Springs, beautifully designed, spacious rooms with poolside access and spectacular mountain views.  More Info

​Happy Hour Finder

Happy Hour at Streetbar on Arenas is known for their Top Shelf daily specials such as Makers Mark bourbon, Grey Goose Vodka and Jack Daniel’s Whiskey! You can guarantee to be served by at staff member who will know your name and your drink by the third visit. This week Streetbar is going Country with Brian Scott, Siobhan, Keisha D and Timothy Gibbs. Catch them on November 12th at 7:30PM.Yee-Haw!

We would like to congratulate Trio Palm Springs as they celebrated their 8th anniversary this week! They threw quite the celebration with a performance by Disco Diva Linda Clifford. We’re so happy to have them back! Be sure to catch their one of a kind happy hour daily from 11am-7pm at the bar and patio inclusive of cocktails and bites!

C'Mon, C'Mon, Get Happy!

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