For the Boys…  Gay Softball World Series Fundraisers This Weekend

The Palm Springs RoadRunnerz sponsor, Trunks Bar in Cathedral City, is hosting a Beer Bust for the team on Sunday, August 6th.  Just a $5 donation requested at the door, and there will be raffle tickets on sale for great prizes and a 50/50 drawing, And sources say, there will be surprises!  Come on out and help the team make it to #PortlandGSWS2017.  The team should be glad they're not in Portland this week where temps are above 100 and smoke from BC is making it look like Los Angeles in the 70s!  Another fundraiser is set for the Stingers on August 11th at Chill Bar.  More Info


Dates Announced, Passes on Sale, for Cinema Diverse 2017

GayDesertGuide.LGBT is proud to sponsor Cinema Diverse again this year.  Armistead Maupin is a part of the program with an opening night VIP reception as a part of the VIP Pass.  There's also a new "Best of the Fest" at the Mary Pickford the following weekend.

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Local Drag Star Pinkie Meringue Shimmer, aka Larry Edwards, Announces Retirement

We're all a bit surprised to learn that local drag star Pinkie Meringue Shimmer is hanging up her headdress.

In her own words, (or his, as Larry Edwards), Pinkie explains, "Yes the time has come, the time is right, for me to step down as Pinkie.  It has been an AMAZING ride over the past 13 years.  WOW how thankful I am for the opportunity to be Pinkie and grow with the community.  Palm Springs has always welcomed me with open arms. I have had so many opportunities to make a positive impact and for that I am thankful.

Pinkie is not just the personality that you all love and support.  Through Pinkie I have had a voice to help many non-profits in the Coachella valley…" Click here for the rest of the story.


This Saturday is one of those "Hot August Nights"

DiversityDHS invites you this Saturday to Dillion's Burgers and Beers for those who "'drive a motorcycle and like to cruise, come on out!' Even if you don't ride, come down and admire the beautiful bikes!"  DiversityDHS is planning the first ever Gay Pride event in Desert Hot Springs, CA – to be held at Cabot's Pueblo Museum.  

A nonprofit charitable organization in support of LGBT Pride, DiversityDHS "envisions a diverse community in Desert Hot Springs whereby persons of all ages, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender-identification embrace each other's differences under a unifying theme of love espousing everyone's dignity, self-esteem, and respect."

This Hot August Nights fundraiser is being held in order to raise funds for the first PRIDE event in Desert Hot Springs. Admission is $20.00 at the door includes burger and fries. More Info.


Sunday Brunch: A Documentary!  At the Brand New Acqua California Bistro at The River

After months of anticipation and building excitement, Barbara and Jerry Keller (owners of Lulu California Bistro) and their friends and fans are celebrating the opening Acqua California Bistro at The River.

Jerry and Barbara Keller take PromoHomo.TV and Nicholas Snow on a tour through the fabulous new Acqua California Bistro – the sister restaurant to Lulu California Bistro, at their inaugural Sunday Brunch three days after opening July 27, 2017.  More Info


"Ladies Who Love Ladies" are Invited to "Velvet Summer Escape" Friday at Toucans

All you really need to know is that Ladies who Love Ladies are invited to Velvet Summer Escape this Friday, August 4th, at Toucans Tiki Lounge.  Enjoy Go Go Girls & More!  Sizzle Here!


Save the Date to Audition for the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus


Leading into its 19th Season, The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will be holding open call auditions Tuesday, August 29 at 7:00p.m. at the Mizell Senior Center, 480 South Sunrise Way in Palm Springs. This special evening of camaraderie will also be an opportunity to volunteer and get involved with one of the chorus' many committees. Interested singers can also attend open rehearsals on Tuesdays, August 15 and 22 at 7:00p.m. to get a feel of what it's like to perform with the chorus and meet the members. 

Auditioning isn't so scary as demonstrated in the above video.  More Info

DBA Mixes it Up at DAP

Monday, August 7th from 6 to 8 PM, members of the Desert Business Center will hold their regular mixer at Desert AIDS Project.
"Until there’s a cure, the vision of Desert AIDS Project is of healthy individuals, families, and communities despite the existence of HIV."

Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA that is rated a “Top 20 HIV Charity” by About.com. Join us at D.A.P, known as one of the most driven and effective HIV charities in the U.S., helping to bring about an AIDS-free future.

If you've never been there, this is one mixer not to miss! More Info


You Can Help Improve Coachella Valley’s Heath Care for the LGBTQIA Community


HARC is a nonprofit research organization in Palm Desert who has partnered with Eisenhower Medical Center to conduct a health survey of the Coachella Valley LGBTQIA community. The more people who take the survey, the better understanding we will have of LGBTQIA health needs in our local community. The goal of this survey is to inform healthcare practice so that we have more resources available in our Valley for the LGBTQIA community, and better culturally competent healthcare.

The survey is online and completely confidential. It’s offered in English and Spanish. It takes about 30 minutes to complete, and participants will be entered to win one of five $50 Visa cards.
 


Summer Splash Discounts for Visitors!

The cool thing about summers in Palm Springs is that the streets are less crowded, things are cheaper, and the activities are as hot at the weather. We’re inviting you to spice up the season with this link to Summer Splash Discounts. The fun runs from now through Sept. 15. The Deals of Summer!


Hot Deals!

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

dish Creative Cuisine & Tapas Bar
Yes, there's a new Tapas menu that you'll come back for time and time again. Joane Colson has reinvented Tapas! Tapas are meant to be shared letting you and your friends create your own adventure by mixing and matching. Lobster Pom Poms are a real treat! You can enjoy $25 worth of food and drinks at dish for 30% off.  Now that’s a HOT DEAL! 

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