This Week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: We share some photos and revel in the post-pride glow after a packed weekend of fun with Greater Palm Springs Pride! And don't forget, it's time to vote this Tuesday; the Center Stage Gala is Friday, and we congratulate Trio on turning 9 years old!

Palm Springs Pride 2018

The weather was beautiful and so was the turnout at Greater Palm Springs Pride 2018 held this past weekend! We are still recovering from all the fun but wanted to share a few photo highlights with you as we bask in the post-Pride glow. 

Our Dip Into Pride Pool Party Kickoff at Hotel Zoso on Friday Nov 2 raised $5,000 to benefit Greater Palm Springs Pride! 




The Gay Desert Guide booth at the Pride Festival was busy all weekend with folks picking up our latest Map & Calendar, signing up to receive our Oasis Insiders weekly newsletter, and entering to win tickets to see Lea DeLaria performing at the McCallum on November 8! 

Note: If you were not our lucky winner, tickets are still available for Lea DeLaria–performing this Thursday–click here for more details. 

At the Pride Parade on Sunday, we drove the Gay Desert Guide Nissan Leaf and were joined by YouTube celebrities Zach & Evan, soon to be married in Palm Springs. Check out Zach & Evan at and thanks to Steven and Ken for letting us borrow their fabulous T-bird!


For more photos, be sure to follow @gaydesertguide on Instagram and Gay Desert Guide on Facebook! 


Center Stage Gala Friday

This Friday, November 9 from 5:30–11:30 p.m., The LGBT Center of the Desert presents the Center Stage Gala with comedienne Kate Clinton as emcee. The evening will also feature the Palm Springs debut of singing and comedy brother duo Will and Anthony Nunziata, and a special tribute in the form of the Legacy Award for the late Palm Springs legend Dick Haskamp. Cocktails, silent auction, sit-down dinner, and after-party dance will round out the evening! Get Tickets

Election Night Watch Party

You might have heard that these midterm elections are kind of a big deal, and the Desert Stonewall Democrats invite you to come watch the returns at the Hilton Palm Springs on the evening of Election Day, November 6, from 8:00–11:00 p.m. Join Congressman Raul Ruiz, Assembly member Eduardo Garcia, Assembly candidate Deniantoinette Mazingo, Senate candidate Joy Silver and other local candidates for the results after the polls close. More info

Voter Guide: Equality California has made it easy for you. Check out their Official Pro-Equality Voter Guide to make your decisions about everything from city council to the U.S. Senate.

Trio's 9th Anniversary feat. Pamala Stanley

TRIO is turning 9 years old with the usual, tastefully overdone TRIO bash on Monday, November 5, from 4:00–6:00 p.m. Disco Diva Pamala Stanley, with “Coming Out of Hiding” & “This is Hot” among her hits, will be this year's performer! Hosted & Open Bar 4-6p. Please RSVP HERE for Reception or call 760.864.TRIO (8746).