Two new signs of hope to report on as we enter the Fall. I have a little inside scoop on Palm Springs Pride 2020 and it will be happening! Watch our website and social media pages as details will be released soon. All I can say now is: “I love a parade!” Ron DeHarte will be joining us on the #ILoveGayPalmSprings podcastnext week. And good news for local businesses as the Palm Springs City Council voted to close Palm Canyon between Tahquitz and Baristo. This comes on the heels of a proposal by Riverside county for the reopening of businesses according to this schedule:
September 8th, phase 1: dine-in restaurants, places of worship and non-essential offices.
September 22, phase 2: wedding receptions, group meetings and indoor shopping malls.
October 6, phase 3: gyms, movie theaters and bars.
That’s good news for our local economy IF we can do so safely. For now…
#ShopLocal #WearADamnMask #ILoveGay
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide
Gay Virtual Speed Dating for Men Ages 55+
More Fun & Games with Shann Carr
The Fun & Games Dept of Gay Desert Guide, along with TheMenEvent.com, has more fun virtual events coming, hosted by Shann Carr, from Trivia and Game Nights on Tuesdays to Speed Dating Saturdays where you could meet a date, a friend, or a business connection!
- Shann Carr’s Virtual Big Gay Trivia – Tue Aug 25 at 7:00 p.m.
- Shann Carr’s Virtual Big Gay Scavenger Hunt – Tue Sep 1 at 7:00 p.m.
- Shann Carr’s Virtual Big Gay Game Night – Tue Sep 8 at 7:00 p.m.
- Shann Carr’s Virtual Big Gay Trivia – Tue Sep 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Speed Dating Events (also hosted by Shann):
- Gay Virtual Speed Dating for Men Ages 55+ – Sat Aug 22 at 7:00 p.m.
- Gay Virtual Speed Dating for Men Who Love Tattoos and/or Leather – Sat Aug 29 at 6:00 p.m.
- Big Gay Bear Hunt Virtual Speed Dating – Sat Sep 5 at 6:00 p.m.
- Gay Virtual Speed Dating for Men of All Ages – Sat Sep 12 at 6:00 p.m.
- Daddies and Their Hunters Gay Virtual Speed Dating – Sat Sep 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Check back for more to come throughout September!
I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast – Episode 59
Join John Taylor, comedian Shann Carr, Brad Fuhr of GayDesertGuide.com, Jimmy Boegle of CVIndependent.com, Dr. Laura Rush, food blogger Charles Drabkin & comedian Mina Hartong to find out what happens in this week’s episode of the #ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcast! [Listen] or [Watch]
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KGAY 106.5 Virtual Summer Concert Series – Eve
This virtual concert series is designed to keep you entertained and safe this summer, while benefiting our local artists. The series is hosted by Ben Patrick Johnson and Shann Carr. This Sunday, Aug 23 at 5:00 p.m. the featured artist is Eve, and future performances include: Brian Scott on Aug 30, Emily West on Sept 6, Bill Lohnes on Sept 13, and Kristine W on Sept 20. Get tickets
What it’s Like to Live Like a Queen
Outfest Virtual, Streaming Now
“Funny Girl” Drive-In Experience at Palm Springs Cultural Center
The Nicholas Snow Show Celebrates Desert AIDS Project
Luminary Match-Up: Donna McKechnie and Teri Ralston
Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Comedy Show
Join Among Friends for their ongoing Thursday “Kickoff to the Weekend” Happy Hours, on Zoom from 5:00–6:30 p.m. every week. Come for the laughs, games and fun, and if you don’t want to be on cam, you don’t have to, you can still attend. And hey, no Uber needed! More info
Take Out! Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage 2020
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Shann Carr’s Big Gay Trivia
The Fun & Games Dept of Gay Desert Guide and TheMenEvent.com present Shann Carr’s Big Gay Trivia on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. Our online Virtual Gay Trivia party is a great way to get people together for a night of fun, conversations and learning during all the craziness. It’s so entertaining because we make the questions easy and enjoyable for everyone! Up to 20 attendees will be on your screen at once, with a few rounds of 10 questions each. The top winner from each round will win some special prizes, including gift cards to local restaurants and shops! Get tickets
Stonewall Democrats August Meeting – Endorsements
Join the Desert Stonewall Democrats for their General Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. Candidates seeking DSD endorsement will make their case and answer questions. Registration required, donation suggested. More info
Next Week’s Virtual Events at The Center
Social Caring in the Face of Quarantine with Alexis Ortega – Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
Zumba for Beginners with Shaun Samaro – Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Knit Together with Doug Morris – Mondays & Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Managing Emotions During a Pandemic with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Dating and Sex in the Age of COVID with Arlen Keith Leight LCSW, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Conversational Spanish – Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Beginner Tap with Keith Mottola – Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
Trans Tuesdays with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Youth Virtual Hangout with Miguel Navarro – Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Seated Wellness with Lynn Simonson – Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Chat with Kim Kieler – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Men’s Chat with Stuart Huggins – Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Who Cares: Caregiver Support Group with Perry Wiggins – Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
Full list of The Center’s Zoom programs [here]
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- PS Chamber Unveils New Interactive Art Piece “Love Letters” in the Heart of Downtown
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