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Legacy is a word that is bandied about and refers to how one will be remembered after they are gone or the money left in a will.
Or it might mean the legacy of a movement like our LGBTQ+ collective voices and history. I was honored to moderate a panel talking about this very topic earlier in the week. It dovetailed on the movie Bros, where a fictional LGBTQ+ History Museum is being created.  The movie skewers the foibles and frailties that accompany the various factions who are trying to get their piece of history acknowledged.

Here in Palm Springs, a group of us are working to create a long-term documentation of our history called the LGBTQ+ History and Archives of the Desert. Our current exhibition will be up at the Welwood Murray Library during pride weekend. I hope you’ll stop by.

And I also think about legacy in terms of the people who will be honored this weekend at CenterStage, the LGBTQ Community Center’s annual gala. Jeremy Hobbs leads the Western Wind Foundation and is recipient of the Legacy Award.  The dollars he funnels to our community have impacted many lives.

Enjoy this great weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings

Oh and don’t forget to vote for John Taylor, DJ Galaxy and KGAY in the Best of Coachella Valley from the CV Independent. It IS your favorite radio station, right???

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Adam Lambert at The Show

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Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage’s The Show presents Adam Lambert – The Witch Hunt on Saturday, October 22 at 8 pm. After blowing everyone away on the eighth season of American Idol, Adam Lambert went on to release his debut album ‘For Your Entertainment’ which included the international hit ‘Whatya Want From Me’ and earned him a Grammy Award nomination. In addition to producing three more albums and touring the world as the lead singer of Queen, Lambert has made multiple television appearances and founded the Feel Something Foundation to advance his philanthropy and activism in support of LGBTQ+ and human rights. Get tickets

Unbound: An Immersive Kink Chamber Opera


Unbound will be performed from October 20–November 6 in Palm Springs. From composer Nathan Hall, librettist Alan Olejniczak, director Jerome Joseph Gentes, and Palm Springs’ own TigerBear Productions comes a live immersive chamber opera experience like no other: Enter a bondage club. Check out the other patrons. Order a drink. Find a spot to stand or sit. Watch and listen to the erotic encounter that changes a man’s life when he finds his way into the club for the first time. 21 and older only. Garb, gear, and cosplay encouraged. Get tickets

Jose Sarria: Legendary Drag Queen Exhibit

Jose Sarria

A special exhibit of Jose Sarria: Legendary Drag Queen and LGBTQ+ Activist (1922–2013) is on display at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library in the main room through December 15. Jose Sarria was a legend of the San Francisco drag scene. Out and Latino, Sarria dedicated his life to fight for LGBTQ+ rights and even ran as the country’s first known openly gay candidate for public office. The exhibit is open daily at the museum from 10 am to 6 pm, and through 8 pm on Thursdays. On Thursday, October 27 from 6–7:30 pm, a member of the Jose Sarria Foundation will be in conversation with a special guest for a panel discussion. More info

Center Stage: Together We Rise

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The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents their annual gala, Center Stage, on Friday, October 21 from 5:30–9 pm at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The theme: Together We Rise emphasizes the solidarity essential among LGBTQ+ and allied individuals in overcoming adversity and attaining progress. The evening will consist of a cocktail party, sit-down dinner, entertainment, live auction, and Legacy Award honorees. Headlining the evening’s entertainment are Jennifer Corday (award-winning and out-and-proud lesbian singer/songwriter) and Brian Justin Crum (top-charting queer singer-songwriter). Get tickets

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

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Desert Theatreworks presents A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder running through Sunday, October 30. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives (played by one actor) without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? This Tony-Award winning Best Musical is a charming, murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. Get tickets

Song of the Day VACAYA Caribbean Cruise Giveaway – 1 Week Left!​

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KGAY 106.5 wants to send you on a VACAYA LGBT+ VACATION to the Caribbean for a full-ship LGBTQ+ cruise! You’ll be sharing and celebrating with 3,000 new friends in February 2023. You’ll set sail from Fort Lauderdale onboard “Celebrity Reflection” for 7 nights while enjoying world class dining, star-studded entertainment, signature VACAYA activities and mind-blowing parties! Listen for the VACAYA LGBT+ Caribbean Cruise Song of the Day at 8 am & 5 pm, and then go to the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page. Put in the name of the song, and you’re entered. The more days you play, the more chances you’ll have to WIN! (One entry per day). Brought to you by VACAYA, Visit Lauderdale, and KGAY 106.5!

Valerie Perri: “Life is Just a Bowl of Broadway”

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Desert Theatricals Cabaret Series presents Valerie Perri – Life is Just a Bowl of Broadway on Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 pm at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Join Valerie as she delivers classics from the Great White Way, plus amusing stories from her career as an award-winning singer and actress. Perri starred in the Broadway National Company as Eva in Evita under the direction of Harold Prince as well as extensive work in television and film. Get tickets

The Black Market Trust at The Purple Room

Black Market Trust Purple Room

The Purple Room Supper Club presents The Black Market Trust on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22. The Black Market Trust are an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The group consists of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists. Dinner at 6 pm, show at 8 pm. Get tickets

FINAL DAYS to Vote for Best of Coachella Valley – ENDS SUNDAY

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The finalists have been selected in the Coachella Valley Independent’s 9th Annual Best of Coachella Valley, and we are thrilled to have three nominations associated with KGAY 106.5! DJ Galaxy (aka Vincent Corrales) of the KGAY Retro Lunch at Noon has been nominated for Best Local DJ, and KGAY Morning Host John Taylor is up for Best Local Radio Personality! Last but not least, KGAY 106.5 is itself nominated for Best Radio Station! The final round of voting runs online at through Sunday, October 23. Vote Today

Palm Springs Welcomes You Back: A Fashion Show and Luncheon

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Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge presents Palm Springs Welcomes You Back, a Fashion Show and Luncheon on Friday, October 21 from 11 am–2 pm. Come in from the heat, enjoy a cool lunch, and view some hot new clothes on hot models. It will be a fun and hot time on the town. 25% of proceeds will benefit California Paws Rescue. More info

Don’t Vote for Me

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Script2Stage2Screen presents Don’t Vote For Me on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22 at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert. The small mid-west town of Liberty’s Corner faces unincorporation until recently-retired fire chief Kevin McInerney is convinced to run for mayor. His brother-in-law Jack, diner-owner Stella, Iraqi immigrant short-order cook and civil engineer Tariq, and town crier Melanie are his biggest boosters–until he discovers he’ll lose his pension if he’s elected mayor, as double-dipping is prohibited. Gears are switched and the campaign becomes “Don’t Vote For Me” until a stranger, Carl Fiedler appears and announces he’s running for mayor to sell off the town’s assets. Just how far would you go to save your town? Get tickets

Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge

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The 35th annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge is Saturday, October 22, with a start time of 7 am (walkers start at 6:30 am). This 6K run/walk begins at the bottom of Tram Way and ends at the Tram’s Valley Station, an elevation increase of over 1,900 feet in just 3.7 miles. Special finishers’ medals will be presented to all participants along with a 2022 Tram Road Challenge tee shirt. Participants will also receive a post-race breakfast snack. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given in each age category for both male, female, and non-binary finishers during an awards ceremony near the finish line immediately following the race. Note: The Tramway’s road will be closed until approximately 11 am on race day. Get tickets

Tacos, Tequila & Chavelas Festival

Tacos, Tequila & Chavelas

The City of Coachella, in partnership with the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, are hosting their Fourth Annual Tacos, Tequila, & Chavelas Festival on Saturday, October 22 from 4–8 pm, at Veterans Memorial Park. The event features a live band and DJ, mechanical bull rides, corn hole games, food booths and aguas frescas. Attendees can sample all participating restaurants tacos for only $20 or combine taco tasting with a signature handcrafted Chavela for $25! This event has sold out in the past; get your tickets in advance: Get tickets

BARKtober at The River

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You and your dog are invited to Animal Samaritans’ 2nd Annual BARKtober at The River Rancho Mirage Pet Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest on Saturday, October 22 from 11 am–2 pm. There will be prizes, treats, and of course pets for adoption, so you may just find your new fur-family member. All proceeds benefit Animal Samaritans’ life-saving programs. More info

Palm Springs Desert Invitational Classic 2022

Palm Springs Desert Invitational Classic 2022

The Palm Springs Desert Invitational Classic 2022 takes place at Palm Springs Lanes from Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23. The PSDIC hosts over 200 bowlers each year and always sells out (as this one already has). The Scratch Masters event will be Sunday morning at 8:30 am, with check-in required by 8 am. More info

Our Visitor Map & Guide for Pride/Fall 2022 is Here!

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Just in time for the fall season, which also means Pride season here in Greater Palm Springs, we have our hot-off-the-press Visitor Map & Guide Pride/Fall 2022! To help you find everything you need as a visitor or local, we feature the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries, and other services. Look for our printed version around town this weekend and if you’re planning a visit, or just can’t wait (or don’t like paper), you can view and download it right here, right now!


Voice Overs…Now is Your Time!

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Learn about the world of voiceover from a professional in the industry, Bridget Renshaw, on Monday, October 24 from 6:30–8:30 pm at the Palm Springs Leisure Center. In what could be the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how you can actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more. With eight years of experience in the industry, Bridget Renshaw’s voice can be heard in commercials, animations, voice dubbing, corporate videos, eLearning, and video games. Get tickets

Christopher Kennedy Home Tour Benefit

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On February 18 & 19 2023, Christopher Kennedy will be opening the doors to private houses of his own design in the coveted historic neighborhoods of Vista Las Palmas and Indian Canyons. These are private homes of Kennedy’s clients, and most have never been open to the public before — and likely will not be again. Tickets for this exclusive opportunity go on sale Friday, October 28 at 8 am and they’re likely to go fast! More info

Save the Date: The Dinah 2023

Having just wrapped up one of the most magical Dinahs ever, The Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend has announced the dates for next year’s event, so mark your calendar for September 27–October 1, 2023. Hotel announcements and ticket sales dates to come soon.

On the Air at KGAY 106.5

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KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs is “The Pride of the Valley,” and you can show your Pride by proudly wearing our rainbow logo! Check out our selection of apparel and other items emblazoned with the best radio station call letters: KGAY! Shop now

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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 pool party music! Listen Online

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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 2022 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.

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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)