Celesbians on the Red Carpet!

Celesbians rocked the Red Carpet at The Dinah 2017!

Lesbians & Allies Converge at The Pond Estate

Congratulations to NCLR’s annual Palm Springs Garden Party Co-Chairs Barbara Carpenter and Gary D. Soto and NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell on a spectacular event generously hosted at the fabulous and rarely seen Pond Estate this year, honoring The LGBT Community Center of the Desert.  Experience the event for yourself in the above episode of PromoHomo.TV, as well as a photo gallery by Daniel Rodriguez.

NCLR is fully engaged in a fight for this nation’s most highly-prized ideals—justice, equality, inclusiveness and fairness. The evening gave hundreds of people an update on NCLR is responding to the Trump Administration and how they are preparing for the challenges ahead of us.

A key message, "Our entire community is now called to even greater strength and vigor to ensure that we stand ready to defend our hard-fought victories and protections."

American Documentary Film Festival Continues!

"Dear Teddy and Debbi,
I had an outstanding time! The films and their program groupings were amazing!  All the best,
   – Michelle Carpenter
PS I just love Palm Springs! 
"AmDocs is already the premiere doc festival on the West Coast!  The strength in programming, attention to filmmakers, and outreach to the community make it a rare and wonderful event in the film world."
   – Zachery Kerschberg (2 time AmDocs filmmaker)
"(The) movie selection was great…it was an unforgettable experience"
   – Mikolej Molenda

"I screened with you guys in 2014 with 57º North and have to say out of all the festivals I screened at yours was by far the best experience.  So that’s why I am writing, to submit my new film into the 2017 Am Doc festival."
      -Nicholas Jones (2014 film 57 Degrees North)

The American Documentary Film Festival continues through Wednesday.  More Info.

Author Lecture: Wade Rouse Writing as Viola Shipman


Wednesday, April 5th , Wade Rouse will be discussing his second book, The Hope Chest, written under the pen name Viola Shipman (as a homage to his grandmother). This story tells of the discovery of one woman’s heirloom hope chest as it unveils precious memories and helps three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again.  More Info.

Final Week: Southern Baptist Sissies

Writes critic Stephen Radosh, "SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES by Del Shores is a story that will touch everyone and will especially resonate with any member of the LGBT community who was brought up in a very religious environment. It raises some serious questions, such as how a religion which preaches to ‘love thy neighbor’ can also preach hatred and intolerance of anyone who does not conform to its ideas of the norm."

If you appreciate plays that have something meaningful to say, then this production of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, which runs through April 9th at the Desert Rose Playhouse, should be on your must-see list."  The full review.

"Chapatti" Continues

Dezart Performs presents Chapatti by Christian O'Reilly, Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2:00 PM

Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal-lovers. When Dan and his dog, Chapatti, cross paths with Betty and her 19 cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship. “Unfolding in a mix of heartache, despair and gentle comedy, it will leave you cheering for these two characters’ hard-won moments of happiness,” says the Chicago Sun-Times.  More info



In the GayDesertGuide.com Spotlight…

Foreigner Front Man Goes Solo

As a fitting conclusion to an illustrious season of Concerts Under The Palms, the last show (April 8th) in the series will be free of charge when Concerts Under the Palms welcomes to the stage the voice of Foreigner, Lou Gramm.

Power marks the distinctive voice of Gramm who rose to fame as the original lead singer of Foreigner, which saw 16 songs hit the top of the charts during his reign, including “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Double Vision,” “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero,” and “Hot Blooded.” Inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2009, Gramm also has a robust solo career with hits including "Midnight Blue," "Just Between You and Me," and "True Blue Love."  More Info

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