“Named one of TripSavvy’s Best LGBTQ-friendly destinations of 2019, Southern California’s Sonoran Desert city of Palm Springs remains not only a favorite resort getaway and vacation destination for queer people of all ages but also a top spot for them to settle down permanently.
With a population of about 49,000 as of 2020, and an entirely LGBTQ-identified local government (as of 2018), Palm Springs reportedly first became a gay oasis when closeted Hollywood celebrities like Rock Hudson and Liberace flocked there in the early part of the 20th century. Today, the secret is way, way out and Palm Springs offers not just sun, swimming, parties, hip hotels, fab eateries, clothing-optional gay resorts, and stunning views of San Jacinto mountains, but also a solid line-up of things to do and cultural events. Most famously, these include the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and star-studded Palm Springs International Film Festival…”

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