Gays of Coachella Big Meet Up
The "Gays of Coachella" had a Big Gay Meet Up Weekend I, and they're doing so again Weekend II!

How and Where to Find the "Gays of Coachella"

They've got a private group on Facebook and a new but colorful Instagram account.  They're the "Gays of Coachella."  They explain, "Gays of Coachella is the perfect place to connect with other LGBTQ Coachella Festival Goers. Check our feed and get the latest in Coachella trends and news. Get announcements on upcoming events, meet-ups, and pre-parties."  They stress, "This group is NOT exclusive to Coachella only, we celebrate ALL music festivals :-).  Find them on Instagram and join their private Facebook group. #GaysofCoachella.


View Lady Gaga LIVE at Coachella!

Yes, Coachella 2017 is being brought to the world via live streaming on YouTube, presented by T-Mobile as part of their #UnlockUnlimited campaign.  I was thrilled to watch several acts during Weekend I from the comfort of my own home, with pristine audio and video.  And major kudos to the production team…they couldn't be doing a better job.  Spectacular direction and execution.  Just thrilling.  I watched Lady Gaga's performance in its entirety, and our own Denise Giram will be on hand LIVE from her performance at Weekend II, don't ya know!  (You do now!)  The Coachella YouTube Channel


"I Am Cait" Co-Star Chandi Moore Was in Town… 

Quite a crowd gathered Tuesday at Wang's in the Desert to learn about HIV testing, treatment, and prevention, including PrEP and PEP on National Transgender HIV Testing Day.  We loved the song stylings of Keisha D, and the special appearance of Chandi Moore of "I Am Cait" fame. Here's an exclusive interview from PromoHomo.TV:
 

Writes Gabi Duncan for E Online, "While we absolutely adore Cait and admire her bravery, we just simply cannot get enough of her fabulous BFF, Chandi Moore!  The transgender activist and health educator is a force to be reckoned with because of her irresistible personality and heart of gold, so it's no surprise Chandi has quickly become a fan-favorite and one of I Am Cait's breakout faces. The self-proclaimed "Trans Diva" is bold, beautiful and compassionate—not to mention, she's always the life of the party!"


Country Dance & Fundraiser at Chill Bar Friday

The Greater Palm Springs Chapter of the Golden State Rodeo Association presents Country Dance and Fundraiser. Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going with Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.  Time to Giddy Up!


Share your Dining Out For Life Plans by Monday for a Chance to Win a "Day of Dining" Valued at $150

Make a Meal Matter!  Make plans to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of more than 70 restaurants participating in this year’s Dining Out for Life event. On April 27, each participating restaurant will donate 33% or more of whatever is spent at their location that day supporting Desert AIDS Project’s mission to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community.

As you plan your 2017 #DOFLCV, we're giving away a day of dining worth $150 to the winning photo posted on Instagram or Twitter. Just hashtag both #ILoveGayPalmSprings AND #DOLFCV and tell us your plans with a photo, caption and tags.  And find participating restaurants in our official Dining Out For Life channel, then make your reservations!


HOT DEAL!  Discount Tix for The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus expires Friday

The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus have a hot new program this month and a hot new deal to go with it. The local princes of harmony will perform Palm Springs Pops at 8 PM April 22 and 3 PM April 23 at the Richards Center for The Arts at Palm Springs High School, 2248 Ramon Road. The PSGMC's Pop concert promises 80-plus voices along with local favorites, Keisha D. and Charles Herrara singing songs of “love, joy, loss and hope.” And it’s packaged with a 25% discount for Saturday night's performance through our HOT DEALS. Now, that’s hot!

Find All Current Hot Deals Here 


White Party World Tour Concludes Sunday, April 23, at Oscars

The White Party World Tour events taking place in key cities across the country wraps up this Sunday, April 23, at Oscars.

Oscar's Cafe & Bar is hosting this Official White Party Kick Off Party to include White Party Ticket Giveaways, Official White Party Merchandise Giveaways, and our favorite, Sexy White Party GoGo Dancers.

Now known for the stand-in-line-to-get-in Sunday Disco Tea Dance, they are also loved for their courtyard and showroom drinking, dining and live entertainment, all in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Parking is located just north of Tahquitz Canyon Way; Park in the 2nd driveway on left on N. Indian Canyon just past Tahquitz Canyon Way.  They look forward to seeing you soon! World Tour Info


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

We 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!


Winemaker Dinner Returns to the Purple Palm

"Our Plated by Purple Palm series is back with an exciting Winemakers' Dinner in partnership with Chateau Montelena Winery," explain organizers.   "Enjoy a five-course dinner with wine pairings, featuring the innovative, eclectic cuisine of Executive Chef Nick Tall and the award-winning wines of Chateau Montelena. Winemaker Matt Crafton will also be in attendance. Come wine and dine the night away! This experience is a part of our Plated by Purple Palm culinary event series, where on the last Wednesday of each month we partner with Palm Springs purveyors and organizations to showcase unique ingredients, local products and unexpected pairings."  Uncork it!


Highlight Reel!

The 2017 DBA Business & Community Awards Dinner


In The GayDesertGuide.com Spotlight

At 72-595 El Paseo in Palm Desert, Cuistot Restaurant is far away from France. But, try a chicken mustard pailllard salad, the specialty wine or an entire course devoted to cheese and you’ll forget the distance and believe you’re actually in France. Cuistot pairs its award-winning wine list with creative cooking by Chef and Owner Bernard Dervieux. The ambiance is also exquisite; Cuistot is housed in a French farmhouse–style building consisting of three different dining rooms, each offering an intimate setting for a memorable soirée. Plus, Cuistot is among restaurants participating in Dining Out For Life, April 27, when 33% of the day’s sales will be donated to Desert AIDS Project.  More about Cuistot here.
 
Naked and Lush is an exhibit featuring artists Eric Schwabel and Johnny Nicoloro from 5 PM to 8 PM April 22 at the Ted Casablanca Gallery, 388 N. Palm Canyon Drive. The gallery features contemporary artists with a strong emphasis on transformative vision. Included in its highly curated family are artists everywhere from Santa Monica to Dallas to Paris. But, Palm Springs, with its strong Mid-century sensibilities provides a wonderful canvas for the gallery’s unique personality.

What’s not to love? “We also like to challenge the notion of what is art. Beauty is in the eye of the opinionated, is it not?”


Top Five Bookmarks of the Week

The River Rejuvenation Continues With Acqua California Bistro Coming Soon

Coachella's Second Hottest Ticket? The Palm Springs Air Museum

May Election: Will A Gay Man Lead California Democrats?

Filmmaker David Frankham Lists His Groovy Palm Springs Home For $1.7 Million

You Spent $400 To Go To Coachella, So How Do You Save Money Once You're There?


Happy Hour Finder

​It’s unanimous. Toucans Tiki Lounge is…

As seen in this file photo by Nicholas Snow, it’s unanimous! Toucans Tiki Lounge is among the best night clubs in Palm Springs. Everyone is welcome to take a sip at the tropical watering hole with its totems and bamboo that remind you of a faraway paradise and a happy hour that spans weekdays from noon to 8 PM. Offerings include $3.50 well drinks; $3 domestic beers; $4 imported beers and wine.

C'mon, C'mon, Get Happy!….  Here!


So Many Reasons to Proclaim: #ILoveGayPalmSprings

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