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Pride Month good news starts off our week! Seems that Gay Days at Walt Disney World had a record-breaking robust attendance over the weekend!

“Rainbow-hued merchandise designed by Disney — including a plush Mickey Mouse waving a Pride flag — flew off the shelves almost as quickly as it could be restocked,” The Washington Post reported Sunday. “Drag queen bingo was held. In the end, all 1,001 rooms at the host hotel were booked.” 

“The birth of Gay Days was really about being visible at a time when it was dangerous to be visible,” especially in the 1990s, Equality Florida’s Brandon Wolf told the Post. “The same is true now.”

Wolf told the Post. “I think that Disney’s refusal to be bullied into submission is a good reminder to others that in this moment, there is no negotiating with people like Ron DeSantis.” Amen!

GayDays Anaheim is set for September 22-24 and we’ve been a media partner for years. I’m happy to promote the west coast version of Gay Days, especially now. See our downloadable calendar of events on Gay Desert Guide for all the upcoming LGBTQIA+ events.

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Rock the Park: Britain’s Finest

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The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce has added an additional concert to their free Rock the Park series, presenting Britain’s Finest on Wednesday, June 7, at 7 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and join 103.1 MeTV FM on-site with free magnet giveaways and you can sign up for our email newsletter! Come early and bring a picnic or get food from one of our downtown restaurants before you settle in for the concert. Britain’s Finest is a band of Beatles tribute all-stars who bring the look, the sound, the cheeky humor and the outright vivacity of the Beatles back to life. More info

Coachella Valley Firebirds in Western Conference Finals

The inaugural season for our local ice hockey expansion team, the Coachella Valley Firebirds, keeps getting better. This season, they began play in the 2022-23 American Hockey League with the brand-new Acrisure Arena as their home ice, as an owned-and-operated affiliate of the Seattle Kraken. They’ve emerged victorious from three rounds of playoffs and now they are in the Western Conference Finals, leading 3–2 against the Milwaukee Admirals. This best-of-seven series will return to Acrisure Arena for game 6 on Monday, June 5 at 7 pm, which could secure the Western Conference title for them! The final game would be on Wednesday, June 7 (if necessary). Get tickets

DBA Networking Event at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter

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Join the Desert Business Association (DBA) on Monday, June 5 from 5:30–7 pm for a fun Networking Mixer at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, a non-profit advocacy organization for the humane treatment of animals. Their Adoption Center places hundreds of animals in loving, safe, and healthy environments each year. Their facility and their model of sheltering have set a new standard for all shelters in Southern California. To support the shelter, you can bring: dry dog food (kibble), wet and dry cat food (Friskies Fancy Feast), dog and cat toys, and new or gently used sheets and towels. The DBA will also be holding their regular raffle to support LGBTQ Youth Scholarships through Safe Schools Desert Cities. More info

Palm Springs Police LGBTQ Town Hall

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The Palm Springs Police Department’s LGBTQ Outreach Committee presents a Town Hall on Tuesday, June 6 from 5–6:30 pm at Hunters in the Arenas District. Chief Andy Mills and other members of the PSPD will be on hand to discuss where we have been, where we are now, and where we are headed. Join the conversation and stay later to hear Marisa Corvo (from Season 19 of The Voice) perform live from 7–9 pm! More info

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

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Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is underway and continues all week, through Sunday, June 11. With a variety of restaurants participating, you can refresh your palate and discover new places to eat all while redeeming great offers! Savor the start of summer — every poolside bite, every chilled cocktail, every sunset dinner with a view — with more options including prix fixe menus and exclusive special offers only available during Restaurant Week. See our event listing for a list of participating restaurants: More info

Recap: Season 8 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Episode 5

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Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has your latest recap for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 8, Episode 5: Snatch Game of Love, and as Dante notes, “For an episode devoted to the Snatch Game of Love, love was a bit short in supply this week. Anger, hurt and betrayal reared their nasty heads.” Find out what went down, who slayed on both the challenge and the runway, and why Dante says “You can put your body in drag but not your emotions!” Read his full recap of Episode 5 [here].

AIDS LifeCycle® Underway This Week

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The AIDS LifeCycle® set off on Sunday, June 4 for the 545-mile ride from SF to LA (concluding Saturday, June 10), and participants have raised more than $11.7 million. We wish all the cyclists and support staff the best on this epic challenge! Locals of note who are participating include: Brett Klein from Eisenhower Health and Dr. Jim Cox, chiropractor, Co-produced to raise funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, AIDS/LifeCycle advances these agencies’ shared interest in reducing new HIV infections and improving the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Positive Life Series – CROI Conference Update

The HIV+ Aging Research Project Palm Springs presents the Positive Life Series on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This month, the topic is a CROI Conference Update (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections). The speaker is Golkoo Morcos, PharmaD / Chief Medical Officer, Bios Clinical Research. More info

Gender & Sexuality: The Basics

Gender & Sexuality: The Basics

The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert presents Gender & Sexuality: The Basics on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 pm on Zoom. This free community education workshop is for parents, caregivers, community members, teachers, and anyone who wants to learn more about LGBTQIA+ identities. It examines basic ideas and definitions about gender, sexuality, and allyship. More info

PALS Circle

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Planning Ahead for LGBTQ Seniors (PALS) presents PALS Circle this summer on Tuesday evenings from 6–7 pm via Zoom. PALS Circle is an informal weekly drop-in for connection, support, and planning ahead before a health issue. There is no agenda, no topic…like getting together at Grandmother’s house every week. Enjoy! It’s powerful. Hosted by Allen Luke from Los Angeles. More info

Plaza Theatre Open House – Final Week

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The Palm Springs Plaza Theatre Foundation is holding the last in a weekly series of free Open House events at the theatre to display plans and renderings of the renovations to the historic building. The informal Open House is Tuesday, June 6 from 7–8 pm. Foundation board members and other volunteers will greet attendees and answer questions about the project to provide attendees with an opportunity to see firsthand the restoration plans for the iconic building as it enters its next act. Reservations are not necessary. More info

Nate Fakes Book Signing and Wine Happy Hour

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The Nate Fakes Comic Book Signing & Wine Happy Hour takes place on Wednesday, June 7 at 5 pm at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Meet the talented comic artist Nate Fakes and if you buy one of his comic books, he will sign the book and sketch your pet. Sip and sample some of the 9 different delicious wines provided by Kelsey’s Wine At Home and enjoy the happy hour with your friends and family, and wine purchases will support the shelter. RSVP required. More info

OutBook Club June Meeting

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The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Palm Springs Public Library present the OutBook Book Club on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30–8:30 pm (with the first half hour being a social mixer) in the upstairs VIP room at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Selections are chosen by group members and highlight a mix of new LGBTQ+ releases and influential classics. The selection for the Wednesday, June 7 meeting is Perpetual West by Mersha Maren. More info

Creative Sizzle – First Wednesday Art Walk

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The Stephen Baumbach Gallery is making this summer even hotter with a special collection of original works from some of the hottest Artists in the Desert with “Creative Sizzle,” running June 7–July 29 in the Back Street Art District. There’s an Opening Reception during the District’s First Wednesday Art Walk, on Wednesday, June 7 from 5–7 pm. Summer gallery hours are weekdays from 10 am–2 pm). More info

CVRep Summer Cabaret: Alix Korey & Teri Ralston

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CVRep presents their Summer Cabaret Series on Thursdays at 7 pm, and this week it’s Alix Korey and Teri Ralston on Thursday, June 8. These Broadway luminaries have performed in more than 15 Broadway shows between them and have worked with some of the greatest composers of all time, including Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz and Cy Coleman. During Alix Korey & Teri Ralston: Our Broadway, A Memoir in Song, this dynamic entertainment duo will share treasured stories and experiences as they sing iconic songs from their illustrious careers. Get tickets

Pride is Universal

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LA Pride and Universal Studios Hollywood present Pride is Universal on Thursday, June 8. Your General Admission tickets gets you access to the park starting at 4 pm along with the general public, and then when the park closes to the public at 9 pm, the Pride-only after-hours experience with rides and attractions stay open through 2 am. DJ Brynn Taylor takes over the Main Stage along with an epic Drag Show featuring performances by  Morgan McMichaels, A’keria Chanel DavenportJessica WildAngeria Paris VanMichaels, and Kerri Colby. The retail stores, select restaurants, and cash bars will be open and ready to serve, and 14 of your favorite characters will be available for photo ops 📸. Get tickets

Visitor Map & Guide Summer Edition

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The Summer 2023 edition of our Gay Desert Guide Visitor Map & Guide (great for locals too!) is available now around town and online! We help you find everything you need to know while visiting or living in the Coachella Valley, featuring the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries and other services. You can also view it online, and download the PDF [here].

ShortFest Individual Tickets on Sale Now

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The Palm Springs International ShortFest is almost here, running June 20–26, and they have just released the line-up of screenings [Read more]. This year’s festival will showcase an impressive selection of 299 films from 65 countries, including 53 World Premieres, 10 International Premieres, 33 North American Premieres, and 18 U.S. Premieres. The films were curated from over 6,000 film submissions. Passes and individual tickets are on sale now: Get tickets

🙌 You can also enter to win tickets to ShortFest 2023 on our KGAY Contest Page 🙌

Boyz Night Out is Back

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On Friday, June 9—and every Friday night!— Zoso Fun presents Boyz Night Out at Hotel Zoso from 4 pm–8 pm. This legendary pool party and happy hour is hosted by Snatch and features music from K-Gay’s own multi award-winning deejay Vincente Corrales as DJ Galaxy! Come and enjoy go-go boys, awesome drink specials, pop up drag events, PS Flaggers and more, and kick off the weekend! More info

Villagefest & PS Tramway Summer Hours

VillageFest, the Coachella Valley’s most popular weekly street fair which takes place every Thursday night along Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado Roads, runs year round, but with slightly adjusted summer hours starting Thursday, June 1, beginning an hour later to help beat the heat, running from 7 pm–10 pm. VillageFest attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world and offers more than 200 booths featuring eclectic art, handcrafted items and unique food. Shops, restaurants and galleries also stay open late. More info

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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is also running summer hours now through September 3: Every Friday and Saturday, the last tram up will be at 9 pm and the last tram down will be at 10:30 pm. In addition, Peaks Restaurant will extend the last seating to 8:30 pm and Pines Café will remain open until 9:30 pm. “Our extended summer schedule provides guests the opportunity to spend more time outside in cooler weather during the hot summer months,” says Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols. “Visiting the Tramway after dark is a truly unique experience when guests can have dinner and enjoy seeing the city lights across the Coachella Valley from 8,516 feet.” More info

Golden Delicious

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The Palm Springs Cultural Center and The Cinema Diverse Showcase present Golden Delicious from June 2–8, with shows at 4:30 & 7:30 pm. Experience the vibrant world of gay cinema as director Jason Corman invites you to embark on a heartfelt coming-of-age journey: When basketball-obsessed Aleks moves in across the street, Asian-Canadian teen Jake finds himself trying out for the basketball team to get his attention in this classic coming-of-age drama set in the digital age. Discover the power of love and the courage to defy societal expectations in this captivating story. Get tickets


Splash House

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Splash House is celebrating 10 years of dancing in the desert with the first of three Splash House weekends, Friday through Sunday, June 9–11, at three hotel resorts in Palm Springs: the Renaissance, the Saguaro and Margaritaville. Each resort is a full takeover hosting a poolside stage, rooms, and balconies that are all part of the fun, featuring Armand Van Helden, Chromeo, Cloonee, Green Velvet, Purple Disco Machine, Gordo, and many more. Desert days continue into the night for the After Hours series, dancing aside the planes and under the stars at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Splash House also returns for two more weekends in August, 11–13, and 18–20. Get tickets.

Palm Springs Art Museum’s Summer Party

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The Palm Springs Art Museum’s Summer Party will take place in the main museum on Saturday, June 10, from 7–10 pm. The Summer Party will feature a cash bar, drinks and appetizers, and four DJs—DXSKO, Gingee, Olea, and Anastazja—spinning in the museum galleries and gardens. The party will be celebrating five exhibitions: So Many Songs We Have Yet To Play: Gifts of Donna MacMillan, Mythopoetics: Symbols and Stories, Meditations in Glass, Tajh Rust: Reflections, and American Framing. The theme is “Summer Maximalism.” Embrace the theme by dressing in your most vibrant, over-the-top outfit, from bold prints to colorful accessories! Get tickets

Mythopoetics: Symbols and Stories

The Palm Springs Art Museum presents Mythopoetics: Symbols and Stories from June 11 through October 16. This exhibition highlights the work of artists in the Southern California inland region whose work incorporates mythologies, iconographies, and cultural codes. These artists rework historical and contemporary symbols and narratives to create new visual imaginings. Taken together, these artists prompt viewers to ask: how do stories from the past actively shape the present? How might the creation of new mythologies impact the development of future events? Artists included in the exhibition are Edie Fake, John Flores, Daniel Gibson, Sky Hopinka, Armando Lerma, Fay Ray, Carlos Ramirez, Cara Romero, Chris Sanchez, and Lily Stockman. More info

LGBTQ Showcase at Caliente Comedy

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Caliente Comedy presents an LGBTQ Showcase on Friday, June 9, from 8–9:30 pm at the Cascade Lounge inside Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs. Don’t miss this hilarious 90-minute show headlined by Nicky Paris and a roster full of LGBTQ festival comedians! Every Friday night, Caliente Comedy gets you laughing until your face hurts with well known comics from Comedy Central, Netflix, HBO, SNL, Conan, America’s Got Talent, Showtime and more. Caliente Comedy at the Cascade Lounge offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting with pristine acoustics and plush seating. Get tickets

Madame Tony Awards 2023

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Zoso Fun presents the Tony Awards Viewing Party with Madame on Sunday, June 11 from 4:30 pm–closing. Madame has had so much fun at Zoso Fun’s new Boyz Night Out every Friday that she invited herself to host the Tony Awards! Join Madame and her quick wit in the cabaret room to watch the Tony Awards. Dinner service and Broadway-inspired drinks will be available. No cover! More info

LA Pride

LA Pride in the Park is Friday and Saturday, June 9 & 10 a LA State Historic Park. Megan thee Stallion will headline Friday, and Mariah Carey will headline Saturday. The festival will also feature tons of food & beverage, bars for 21+, an array of local vendors and LGBTQ+ exhibitors, a large sober space, sponsor give-aways, Erotic City for the leather community, and a new feature, Trans Galleria, highlighting the art and creativity of the LA trans community. Single-day, weekend, and VIP passes available. On Sunday, June 11, the 53rd Annual LA Pride Parade will travel down Highland Avenue, Hollywood Boulevard, and Cahuenga. Grand Marshals include Margaret Cho and a legacy honor for the late Leslie Jordan. The LA Pride Parade 2023 will air live, 11 am–1pm, on long-time broadcast partner KABC/ABC7. It will also air nationally on ABC News Live and Hulu, and wherever viewers stream ABC7 including and the ABC7LA mobile app. More info

Equality CA’s Pride Parties

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Equality California presents Revolution of Love as the theme for four Pride parties throughout the state this month. EQCA says, “With anti-LGBTQ+ extremists attacking our community and trying to take away our basic civil rights, we have one thing to say — LGBTQ+ people will not be erased! This Pride season we’re igniting a Revolution of LOVE.✊” Join an exclusive 2023 EQCA Pride Party near you: Sacramento: Tuesday, June 6, Los Angeles: Thursday, June 8, San Francisco: Tuesday, June 20, and San Diego: Saturday, July 15. More info

Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market Summer Location

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The Palm Springs Certified Farmer’s Market moves indoors to the Palm Springs Pavilion from June to September, starting Saturday, June 10 from 8 am–1 pm. The market will feature a variety of California Farmers and Value Added Vendors who will be selling fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, honey, organic coffee, flowers, rugelah, prepared foods, soups, herb-infused chocolates, soaps, and more! More info

Diana Ross at The Show

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The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage presents Diana Ross – The Music Legacy Tour for a SOLD OUT performance on Saturday, June 10 at 8 pm. Miss Ross is “coming home” to perform her Greatest #1 Hits with audiences and super fans throughout the United States. These rare events promise to be an unforgettable celebration of Ross’ legacy and the impact she has on her millions of fans worldwide. More info

3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

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Come to the Palm Springs Cultural Center for a FREE afternoon of festivities on Sunday, June 11 from 2 pm – 7 pm, for a Juneteenth outdoor pop-up market featuring live music by Tommy Dodson & Friends, and hosted by fashion designer Aneka Brown and soul-singer Keisha D. Explore African-American history. Tour the traveling African American Aviation Museum. Learn about the significance of Juneteenth and enjoy a Drum Circle Storytelling. Immerse yourself in the vibrant artistry of our community and meet local artists displaying their works as well as enjoy a special youth art exhibition. Later in the evening, from 7–8:30 pm the incomparable Keisha D invites you to an unforgettable soul-filled concert indoors. Get tickets

Screwball Sundays: My Man Godfrey

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The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents a series of the greatest screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden age, showing the classic My Man Godfrey (1936) on Sunday, June 11 at 3 pm. Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) needs a “forgotten man” to win a scavenger hunt, and no one fits that description more than Godfrey Park (William Powell), who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia (Gail Patrick), who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two. Get tickets


Aces Cast

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents Aces! on Sundays through June 18 at 2 pm, featuring an afternoon of laughter, tears, truth, Texas, and a whole lot of champagne. Join five Miss Texas USAs as they come together for a hilarious reunion in this side-splitting comedy directed by Judith Chapman and written by Davis Gordon Gilbert. After 35 years, the queens of beauty and grace reunite for a no-holds-barred reunion, starring Denise Strand, Dana Adkins, Kitty Murray, Yo Younger, Denise Carey, and Christine Tringali-Nunez, lighting up the stage with their laughter and charm! Get tickets

Annual LGBTQ Community Survey

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We at KGAY 106.5  and Gay Desert Guide ask you to please take part in the Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) 17th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey! For over a decade, this survey has provided free data to help non-profits, universities, and organizations better understand and serve the LGBTQ community. Also, participation in this survey gives important feedback to our LGBTQ community media and organizations, and provides data to companies interested in serving our community, sponsoring our charities, and supporting their LGBTQ employees. The survey should take about 12 to 15 minutes to complete. Please [click here] to start the survey

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Win ShortFest Tickets!

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KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide have your chance to WIN 2 Tickets to the 29th Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest showcase of short form cinema in North America. The exciting 7 day festival will be screening 300 shorts from 65 countries. There’s something for everyone…horror, drama, comedy, documentary and LGBT + films. Tickets are good for a ShortFest screening consisting of 4–9 short films programmed together for a cohesive experience. Enter to Win on the KGAY Contest Page​

Win VIP Passes to Gay Wine Weekend!

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Out in the Vineyard’s Gay Wine Weekend 2023 is July 14–16, a perfect time to get out of the desert to visit Northern California for 3 full nights of LGBT events in the magnificent Sonoma Valley, home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines and wineries, and KGAY and Gay Desert Guide have your chance to WIN a VIP Party Pass Package for 2! To enter, all you have to do is scan the QR code at our participating sponsors: V Wine Lounge, Gay Mart USA, Frank Clothiers, PS Bottle Shop, and Q Trading Company!

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The KGAY Sunday Tea Dance with DJ Modgirl airs every Sunday from 4–6 pm (right after the Retro Brunch). DJ Modgirl (AKA Kellee McQuinn) is not only the life of the party, she’s now hanging out at The Rowan Window Bar each Thursday from 7–10 pm and Friday from 4–7 pm. Join her for a cocktail and listen to some great beats! Her moniker is “Music! Dancing! Fashion! Fun!” and she throws down the most irresistible, uplifting beats each week on the KGAY Sunday Tea Dance from 4–6 pm. Listen online

The KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch airs Monday through Friday at noon, with DJ Galaxy (Vincent Corrales) and DJ Eric Ornelas playing an hour of their high-energy throwback mixes. On Sundays, we put all five hours together for the Retro Sunday Brunch from 11 am–4 pm. Perfect party music! Listen Online

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103.1 MeTV fm is KGAY’s sister station, featuring a unique mix of timeless and memorable music incorporating a wide variety of classic hits, deep tracks and softer sounds spanning several decades of popular music, including the ‘60s and ‘70s with a touch of the ‘50s and ‘80s. New this week: Jerry Steffen of NBC Palm Springs will bring important weather updates to the radio audience of 103.1 MeTV fm throughout every weekday morning! Listen online

Welcome New Partners!

Jeffrey Orr

Jeffrey A Orr, Esquire, Trusts + Estates Attorney, has years of experience working with clients and families. As a consultant, he has assisted the clients of most of the major national investment firms and banks in developing strategies to minimize taxation and ensure the orderly transfer of assets. As a member of the LGBTQI+ community, Jeffrey understands the particular goals, needs, and objectives of community members. He is a former board member of Equality California and is an ardent supporter of diversity, equality, and inclusion. More info

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El Asado Mexican Grill is a new restaurant offering authentic Mexican food from Puebla, Mexico, with flavors that burst in your mouth with each bite! They also have a meat market next door with top-of-the-line cuts. Place your carne asada order for your next pool party! More info

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Willie’s Modern Fare combines the elegance of fine dining with the warmth and conviviality for which its founder is best known. Recognized for Palm Springs’ top restaurants EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge and 1501 Uptown Gastropub, your host Willie Rhine invites guests to savor classic cuisine with a modern twist, along with creative cocktails and a carefully curated wine list. With our HOT DEAL, you can save 30% at Willie’s Modern Fare and get a $25 gift card for $17.50! Get Your Deal

We also have Hot Deals at Palm Springs Fine Men’s Salon, Papa Dan’s Pizza and Pasta, Il Giardino, Zin American Bistro, Coachella Valley Coffee Co., Destination PSP, V Wine Lounge & Martini Bar, Desert Mischief, Jolene’s, Rick’s, Trevor Wayne Pop Art, AMP Sports Lounge, Kitchen 86, Lulu California Bistro and more! See All Deals

Find out what’s happening on any given day by browsing our Gay Desert Guide Online Event Listing Calendar, and for the big picture, take a look at major upcoming events in our 2023 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events.

Listen to KGAY 106.5 over the air, stream it [here], or listen on TuneIn Radio with Alexa or Siri by saying “Play K-GAY 1065 from Tune In Radio.” John Taylor is on mornings 6–10 am and program director Chris Shebel is on afternoons. Our Retro Lunch with DJ Galaxy and DJ Eric Ornelas is now heard on Sundays as the Retro Lunch & Sunday Brunch from 11 am–4 pm, followed by DJ Modgirl spinning the KGAY Sunday Tea Dance from 4–6 pm.

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Don’t miss “This Way Out,Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on KGAY 106.5. “This Way Out” is the only internationally distributed weekly LGBTQ radio program, currently airing on some 200 local community radio stations around the world. Listen to the latest episode as a podcast on our streaming page (click “Podcasts” in the upper right hand corner)