This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: 

Celebrate the First Transgender Health and Wellness Center

On Sunday, June 3 from 4:00–6:00 p.m., come celebrate the first Transgender Health and Wellness Center operated for the Transgender, Intersex, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary community in the Inland Empire. Tasty treats and beverages provided. Hosted by Geoff Kors and James Williamson. More info


Villagefest Summer Hours Begin

As the days heat up and May turns to June, Palm Springs' famous and festive street fair, VillageFest, moves into their summer hours: Starting Thursday, June 7, and continuing through the summer, VillageFest starts at 7:00 p.m., closing at 10:00 p.m. More info


Queen of the Desert: Friday June 1

Ethylina Canne returns to host the 5th annual Queen of the Desert So-Cal lip sync competition benefiting Desert AIDS Project on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. Six drag queens compete for the title of Queen of the Desert, decided by a panel of local celebrities, while attendees vote for their Fan Favorite by donating dollar bills. This sold-out high energy event is attended by 725 local residents and is sponsored by local bars that feature drag shows. Check out the promo video.

Learn Dirty Sign Language

On Saturday June 2 from 2:00–5:00 p.m., the LGBT Community Center of the Desert presents "Dirty Sign Language"—Yes, you read that correctly: there's more to curse words than just the middle finger! Learn to express your emotions, communicate sexually explicit messages without making a sound, and interpret signs which are considered "dirty" or "taboo." Earn continuing education units too! More info

Laguna Beach Pride This Weekend

Did you know Laguna Beach had the first openly gay mayor in the United States? Robert F. Gentry was elected in 1982! Laguna Pride has been around since 1994, and their website has a timeline just full of fun facts like this!  This year the celebration starts with a kick-off party on Friday, June 1 and continues through the weekend with DJ's, Dancing, Drag Shows, GoGo Dancers, and fun on the beach. Check out the full schedule here.


Palm Springs Installation & Business Awards Luncheon

With local businesses thriving, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its annual Awards Luncheon and Installation on Tuesday, June 5th at 11:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. We would like to take a moment to pay tribute to our partners who are being honored, including:

Congratulations to all the honorees, we are proud of you and join the Chamber of Commerce in celebrating you on June 5! More info

Jazzville at Oscar's June 6

Jazzville is a monthly live jazz scene in Palm Springs presented by DJ Baz at Oscar's Café downtown, hosted by Jeff Wolf of 107.3 Mod FM. Come hear world-class musicians and enjoy good wine and food, too (no minimum). Jazzville on June 6 from 7:00–10:00 p.m. presents Drew Ninmer on trumpet (from the movie Whiplash), Martin Diller on drums (Postmodern Jukebox) and Will Lyle on bass (rising all-star). Be-Bop & Swing of the 50s & 60s with special guests! More info