The Center Social at Hunters Wednesday!

Hundreds of people participate in the monthly Center Socials, all in the name of good community spirit. If you have yet to experience what they're all about at The LGBT Community Center of the Desert (think, "Building Vibrant Community"), or want to participate in the delightful opportunity to touch bases with all your friends (and make new ones), stop by the Center Social this Wednesday at Hunters from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Get Centered!

Playoffs Sports Bar is a DRAG on Rainbow Night

One wonders if a version of Dorothy will appear at the fun and gay-friendly Rainbow Night the Last Wednesday of every month at Playoff's.

It's freakin hot out so come join them for some humpday fun in DHS and cool down with a cold beverage or 3!  Eric & Ann-sofie Pontius roll out the rainbow carpet (literally) for the gays (and our friends).

As usual it starts at 7 with munchies and cocktails. The show begins at 8 PM!  A fun time and a straight shot down Gene Autry to the hippest hangout in DHS. DJ Eric spins great music and there is usually a fun raffle for a great cause.  We'll see you there Wednesday, June 28!  More Info

Get Your Parade Entries in for Greater Palm Springs Pride; Plus an Orange County Pride Wrap-Up; and World Pride in Madrid

Be a Part of Pride in Palm Springs and Make Your Statement! Be You! Register for the Nov 5 parade today. This will be the largest parade in their history.

Videography and editing by Victor Tort. Additional editing by Nicholas Snow. Produced by Nicholas Snow and #PromoHomoTV.

Celebrate the diversity of our community! Stand up as a non-celebratory protest entry. Share your radical or not so radical politics! Show your support for equal rights for all in our community and around the globe.
Share your artistic and sexual expression! Be Proud!

Orange Country Pride a Hit!

Says GayDesertGuide Publisher Brad Fuhr, who was on hand at OC Pride with his team, "The scene is much more prideful than one would expect behind the Orange County.  The local community and their allies are stronger than ever.  It's great to spread the word about #ILoveGayPalmSprings to other parts of Southern California.  We made a number of new friends and came across many fans of the Coachella Valley. For great coverage of the event, follow @OnlyShaneOrtega and @RaviRndTheWorld on Twitter."

World Pride 2017 Underway

Madrid has officially started the celebration of WorldPride 2017, after an opening ceremony that took place in the Teatro Calderon. In this edition, Madrid commemorates 40 years since the first LGBTQIA+ protests in Spain, 30 years since Chueca was named the epicentre for the community and Pride, 20 years since the first Pride Parade that united political protest with celebration and 10 years since EuroPride was last celebrated in the city. Moreover, as Madrid is the first Spanish speaking capital to celebrate WorldPride.
This celebration is a historic opportunity to share Madrid’s values as a diverse, plural, inclusive and involved city, whilst it reinforces Spain as the reference nation in the liberty and defense of LGTBIA+ individuals’ rights. 3 million people are expected to visit Madrid to join this year’s motto ¡Viva la vida!
Until the 2nd of July 2017, a huge program of activities will take place in Madrid, including an international human rights conference, open air concerts, performing stages, parties, art, culture and sport. A great festival to celebrate, discuss and show diversity, culminating in the main act, the World Pride Parade on Saturday the 1st of July, which will be the world's largest Pride parade ever! WorldPride Madrid has the support of the City Hall of Madrid, the Regional Government of Madrid, The Tourism Association of Madrid (ATM) and Madrid Destino.  More Info

Palm Springs Swing and Mix 2017 This Week! Some Events are Free!

The Palm Springs Swing & Mix 2017 is excited to host the 34th annual IAGSDC square dance convention.

Explain organizers, "Our convention is endorsed by the two local clubs, Boots In Squares and Windmill Twirlers. We look forward to working with the LGBTQ* dance community and our straight friends and dance buddies to create a welcoming event for all who seek to dance together at this desert oasis."  Swing & Mix!

IndepenDANCE Day Party to Benefit AIDS Assistance Program

On the Fourth of July please join supporters of AAP – Food Samaritans at the dazzling IndepenDANCE Day party and fundraiser. The event begins at 7:30 pm, and the City of Palm Springs’ fireworks display will commence at approximately 9:15 pm. DJ Baz will play a range of upbeat dance songs (some with a patriotic twist) and guests will be treated to a ‘good ole’ 4th of July barbeque with burgers, grilled chicken, and more. Tickets for this event are $150, which includes open bar, barbeque, entertainment and valet parking. Get Tix

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In The Spotlight

The Baymont Inn & Suites in Palm Springs has got it all: History, scenery, comfort and amenities galore all for as low as $65 a night. Located at 390 S. Indian Canyon, the mid-sized hotel and resort is one of those swank spots frequented by Elvis, Nancy Sinatra and the Rat Pack back in the day. Why? Perhaps because they could sun or swim in the view of the San Jacinto Mountains. The Baymont is just blocks away from bars where the boys hang out on Arenas Road. And there’s free breakfast, parking and much, much more.  Find out for yourself!

Canyon Pacific Insurance Services has an edge over your other Coachella Valley choices. In addition to homeowners, auto, commercial, health, and life insurance, this independent agency offers discounts to domestic partners and is a welcoming and knowledgeable home for non-traditional families. Tell Michael and Dan that we sent you!  Canyon Pacific is located at 4741 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite C and can be reached at (760) 324-4100. More Info  A proud DBA member!

Happy Hour Finder

Happy Hour at the Streetbar, 224 E. Arenas, is known for muscular drinks such as Makers Mark bourbon, Grey Goose Vodka and Jack Daniel’s whiskey served by at staff, who will know your name and your drink by the third visit. Stop in for Happy Hour, which runs from 10 AM to 8 PM daily and features top-shelf specials that are some of the heaviest hitters of any bar on the street! 
The RetroRoom Lounge at 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way is a throwback to the mid-century when life was tearing down the opulent and ornate and replacing it with everything cool and simple. This was all founder Gregg Robblee’s idea. Though Gregg passed away in 2014, our Happy Hour specials are mixed just as he’d like them. Happy Hour happens every day until 7 PM and from 9 PM to midnight.

Hot Deals

It’s easy to drop $20 on coffee and scones, muffins, croissants, cinnamon buns, bear claws, bagels, cookies and more at Ristretto, 500 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Everything is fresh baked and delicious. Not to mention the full variety of coffee drinks, Italian sodas and the lunch menu. Start your day with coffee and nosh at 30%-off so a $20-order is just $14.00 !!!  

 Thai Smile, at 100 S. Indian Canyon Drive, has been a Palm Springs stalwart consistently offering healthy, high-quality flavors from Thailand. Now, you can enjoy $25 worth of its myriad specialties, including drinks, for just $17.50.

Top Five Bookmarks of the Week ​on GayDesertGuide.LGBT

  1. DILF: These Nine Gay Men Prove That Aging is Sexy

  2. You Don't Have To Leave Your Couch To Experience Shortfest

  3. Outfest at 35 years: Great moments remembered

  4. How Splash House Founder Tyler McLean Went From Frat Boy to Festival Power 

  5. 12 Things to Never Say to Gay Men

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