Heels for Healing: An Anti-Bullying Drag Benefit!

Drag queens from Priscilla Queen of the Desert to those gals in Kinky Boots have been known to do some fancy stepping in super high heels. On Wednesday, April 12, some of the area’s most popular drag queens will perform in Heels for Healing, a national event designed to stomp out bullying. The local all-star evening features Bella Da Ball, Arial Trampway, Mystic Befierce Miller, Mona Sa’More and many others. The event will be held at 7:30 PM at the Palm Canyon Theater at 538 N. Palm Canyon Drive. The evening of one-of-a-kind performances will send all proceeds to LGBT students across the desert. Get tickets at the theater’s box office.

Safe Schools Desert Cities empowers area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex youth (LGBTQI+), their allies and GSA advisors and offers opportunities that foster a sense of community and individual growth by providing education, guidance, advocacy, resources, recreational activities and opportunities for self expression.  More info

Coachella Weekend Pool Parties

In our Bookmarks section, Palm Springs Life Magazine's Stevie Mack reports, "Palm Springs Offers Poolside Parties to Complement Coachella Weekend"

Also in Bookmarks, Gay Coachella: An Ultimate Guide to 2017.  "This year will be, without a doubt, one of the most insane Coachella seasons we’ve seen in recent years. Last year’s Indio City Council approval of an increase in 62,000 tickets will make it the most attended year ever, capping at 125,000 people. More importantly, this year’s lineup is absolutely crazy. With the Queen of Pop headlining, and a multitude of diverse smaller sets that appeal to the gays (Banks, Lorde, SNBRN), the Indio Polo Club grounds will be swarming with intensity as people from all over scramble to catch their favorite sets."  Read all about it!

Young Turks Kick Off Coachella Weekend

Young Turks Palm SpringsTo kick off Coachella weekend, Goldenvoice and FYF presents Young Turks in Palm Springs are hosting a Coachella pre-party at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 9 p.m. Get your Coachella weekend started early with a dance party featuring Ben UFO, Four Tet, Francis & the Lights, Jamiexx, Kamaiyah, Sampha, and special guest PNL. Doors open at 8 p.m. This event is 21+.  Get all the details!

One of the Most Inspirational LGBT Events You'll Ever Attend

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast 2017The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast honors the memory of Harvey Milk, an American hero, and strengthen coalitions among the many diverse community organizations that support justice and equality for all individuals. Join more than 900 diverse Coachella Valley residents and celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist.
Tables of 10 start at $650 and sponsor recognition available.
Proceeds benefit Coachella Valley youth through Gay-Straight Alliance organizations and LGBT youth related programs. For more information call 760-416-8711 or email milk@pspride.org. More Info

Hot Deals This Weekend to Feature Discounted Tix to Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus

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There's Power in Our Pride!  Take the Survey!

CMI SurveyWe invite you to take a new survey about your opinions and preferences from an LGBT perspective.

There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community.  Everyone who completes the survey by May 15th, 2017 may opt to be entered into a drawing to win one of twenty US $50 cash prizes, or if you win, you can designate a charity to receive the $50. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc.  Express the Power of Your Pride.  Take the Survey!

Kevin James at The Show!

Kevin James at The ShowSaturday, April 22nd, 8 PM, at The Show, it's funny man Kevin James!

He's currently the star and executive producer of the sitcom Kevin Can Wait for Sony Television and CBS, which premiered in September 2016. He recently starred in the feature True Memoirs of an International Assassin for Netflix released November 2016.

James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.  Get "In The Know" about Kevin James at The Show!

Top Five Bookmarks of the Week

Euros of Hollywood's Massimo Dobrovic Comes Out as Gay Following His Fairytale Wedding

People, Pain and Pets: Dezart Performs' 'Chapatti' Is a Master Class in Acting, Directing and Character Development
Federal Appeals Court: Civil rights Law Covers LGBT Workplace Bias
Elektric Lucie and Bridger Advance to Tachevah Finals

It's Festival Season in Coachella Valley! Here is Where to Eat, Stay, and Play 

Happy Hour Finder

Lean over the upper-level balcony at Moxie Palm Springs, 262 S. Palm Moxie Palm SpringsCanyon Drive, and take in the desert vistas or just people watch from your spot above it all. During Happy Hour, from 4 to 7 PM Thursday through Sunday and all day Monday through Wednesday, you can do all this with a cool, refreshing drink. There’s $2.00 off Shareables & Salads, wine by the glass and Specialty Cocktails. And $1.00 off draft beer, house wines and well cocktails.
The Retro Room Lounge in Palm Springs harkens back to the days when cool was created. We’re talking about a place where the Rat Pack would come to loosen their skinny ties and hang up their stingy-brimmed hats. And Happy Hour specials are mixed just as Sammy, Frankie, Joey and Dino would have liked them. Happy Hour happens every day until 7 PM and from 9 PM to midnight