“It’s easy to walk right by it. Situated in an island that jets out onto Arenas Road between Streetbar and Hunters in the heart of the Palm Springs gay corridor sits a cement tomb of sorts. It’s a part of LGBTQ+ history that most people likely don’t even know exists.
The plaque reads: Arenas Road. Time Capsule. Dedicated October 2001. To Be Opened 2101.
David Gray heard there was a time capsule, but it took a friend of his, Will Paige, to point it out to him. It won’t be the last fact-finding mission that Gray will be on. As co-founder of The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert, the Massachusetts transplant formed a committee in 2019 to uncover the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the Coachella Valley…”