Center Stage Gala 2023

20oct5:30 pm9:00 pmCenter Stage Gala 20235:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Center Stage

Event Details

We are delighted to invite you to join us on October 20, for the 13th annual Center Stage - Transcending Barriers ... Creating Community. This fundraiser, an unforgettable evening dedicated to "Creating Community." Presented by Eisenhower Health, this event promises to be an extraordinary celebration of our vibrant LGBTQ+ community and the impactful work we do at the LGBTQ Community Center. Our special guest for the evening will be Cecilia Gentili, an advocate, organizer, and storyteller working passionately at the intersections of sex work, immigrant rights, incarceration issues, and trans liberation. Her presence and inspiring story will make this evening memorable.

In addition, we are proud to honor one of our very own local social ambassadors, hostess with the mostest, and drag personality Brian Wanzek, also known as Bella da Ball. Brian will be receiving the Legacy Award, recognizing the lasting impact he has made on the desert's LGBTQ+ community. We are incredibly grateful for Brian's contributions and look forward to celebrating his achievements together.

Your presence and support will make a significant difference in our ongoing efforts to build a stronger and more inclusive community for all. Tickets and table sales are available now, and we encourage you to secure your seats early. 

DJ Modgirl will be spinning for the evening.

The LGBTQ Center Stage Gala highlights and celebrates the great work of The Center across the Coachella Valley and raises essential funds that support these programs and services. This evening of delight includes a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, entertainment, a live auction, and our Legacy Award Honoree, Bella da Ball.


(Friday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Palm Springs Air Museum

745 N Gene Autry Trail 92264