Stonewall Gardens, Palm Springs’ first senior assisted living village for the LGBT community and friends, will host its annual LGBT Pride Community Open House on Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs Planning Commissioner and a significant voice in the community about transgender rights, will be the event’s featured speaker and will discuss her history, how that relates to her own transgender experiences, why the current transgender rights issue is important to the LGBT community as a whole, and how the community is stronger together.

The Open House will take place on the anniversary of the 1969 uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village, after which the facility was named. The uprising is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. Audience members at the Stonewall Gardens event will be encouraged to share their own personal reminiscences of this historic event.

Last year at this event, Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon spoke about his experiences as a (then) closeted gay man serving in the American military. Mayor Robert Moon has been a resident of Palm Springs since 2001. He also traced the evolution of LGBT rights in the military to the present.

Refreshments will be served and tours of the community will be available. Seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early. RSVP to 760.832.5428 or This is part of a series of events to entertain and educate attendees and residents.

Located at 2150 N. Palm Canyon Drive in the burgeoning Uptown neighborhood of Palm Springs, the 24-unit community is operated by Northstar Senior Living, one of the premier providers of senior living in the country.  Stonewall Gardens is a place where LGBT seniors and their friends can be cared for in an assisted living community that offers a supportive environment that celebrates their life experience. A 24-hour professional care staff cater to residents’ needs so they can enjoy resort-style living to the fullest, with the dignity and respect that everyone deserves.

To inquire about availability and a tour of the community’s apartments, grounds, and public areas, please visit or call Lauren Kabakoff at 760-832-5428.