The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert announces that it will celebrate National Pride Month with two exhibits and a special event on June 30th to close out the month.

A new exhibit of News Stories from various local publications about LGBTQ events that took place in the Greater Palm Springs area will be shown during the month of June in the lobby of the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road. This exhibition is in conjunction with a free program: The Power of Story: How Local Media Put Gay Palm Springs on the Map, (also at the Cultural Center) will take place on Thursday, June 30, from 6 – 8 pm (Bar opens at 5 pm). Although free, reservations must be made by going to Eventbrite:

For a smaller community, Palm Springs has had significant, consistent LGBTQ media outlets over the decades. Did these outlets raise the community’s profile as an LGBTQ destination? Hear from local journalists Bruce Fessier, (Retired Entertainment Reporter for The Desert Sun), Denise Goolsby (Manager, Office of Neighborhoods, Palm Springs) and Nino Eilets (Business Manager, The Bottom Line and Editor & Publisher, The Standard Magazine)discuss how media covered the LGBT community, their contributions and how changes came to our community. The panel will be moderated by Brad Fuhr, (CEO/e-publisher, KGAY Palm Springs/GayDesert Guide/Oasis Marketing Group.

In addition, the inaugural exhibition, Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History, will be once again displayed during the entire month of June at the Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way, during normal operating hours.