Greater Palm Springs Pride 2017 Celebrates Diversity and “Viva la Vida”

Greater Palm Springs Pride 2017 Celebrates Diversity and “Viva la Vida”

This year’s Greater Palm Springs Pride theme “Viva la Vida” (Live Life!) may seem a bit flippant given the weight of the world placed on the LGBT communities in the past year, but the sentiment shows the spirit of solidarity that we feel in the oasis. The board of Greater Palm Springs Pride is inviting the world…

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Drag by Day & Night in Greater Palm Springs

Drag by Day & Night in Greater Palm Springs

This is a guest post by Gay Desert Guide. By day, they may wait on your table, sell you a condo or volunteer at the local LGBT center. But after the sun goes down, the fabulous drag performer emerges from her work-a-day cocoon. She sings, dances, jokes and lip syncs to driving electronic beats—all in full make-up,…

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A Night “Out”: LGBT Nightlife Options in Greater Palm Springs

A Night “Out”: LGBT Nightlife Options in Greater Palm Springs

This is a guest post by Gay Desert Guide. As the Coachella Valley has grown, LGBT visitors have become welcome in all nine cities of Greater Palm Springs. It has given birth to more nightlife options from one-off “gay nights” and drag shows to a new generation of LGBT-owned businesses that welcome all. Here’s a…

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2017-2018 Signature LGBT Events in Greater Palm Springs

2017-2018 Signature LGBT Events in Greater Palm Springs

As an oasis for the LGBT community, Greater Palm Springs offers a diverse line-up of events for the gay, lesbian and transgender community. These signature LGBT events are just a few favorites for the 2017-2018 season. Cinema Diverse | September 21 – 24, 2017 Stories from the LGBT community are told on the big…

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White Party: A 3-Day Gay Extravaganza in Greater Palm Springs

White Party: A 3-Day Gay Extravaganza in Greater Palm Springs

When Jeffrey Sanker received his star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame in 2014, he was surrounded by family, friends and, of course, celebrities. His parents, former Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden and Carmen Elektra were at his side. Never far for the limelight, Sanker delighted in what he created in 1989: White…

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Live Out Loud at The Dinah

Live Out Loud at The Dinah

As Greater Palm Springs gears up for the latest installment of the best girl party ever, it’s interesting to note that the Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend almost didn’t happen. That’s right. The Dinah, as it’s called by those familiar with the lesbian retreat that draws over 15,000 attendees from across the…

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Plan the Ultimate LGBT Wedding in Greater Palm Springs

Plan the Ultimate LGBT Wedding in Greater Palm Springs

LA couple Rob Woronoff and Tom Tarr got married on a warm and sunny Greater Palm Springs day. It was an outdoor affair where Rob wore beige linen and Tom wore blue. Some sixty family members and friends gathered as they exchanged their vows amid waterfalls and the desert flora of Spencer’s Restaurant on West…

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Have the Ultimate LGBT Weekend in the Oasis

Have the Ultimate LGBT Weekend in the Oasis

Greater Palm Springs, with its large and vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populous, is known the world over as an LGBT comfort zone. Visitors will find a smorgasbord of food and fun waiting for them here, starting with Arenas Road in downtown Palm Springs. When night falls, this strip should be the…

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Signature Events in Greater Palm Springs 2016-2017

Signature Events in Greater Palm Springs 2016-2017

  From mouthwatering food festivals and world-class sporting events to star-studded film premiers and unparalleled music festivals, the calendar is always bursting with exciting events in Greater Palm Springs. Find your vacation inspiration with this sneak peek of can’t-miss signature events in the oasis for the…

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Landmark Events in Palm Springs

Landmark Events in Palm Springs

Imagine pumping your fist and screaming wildly at a packed pool party while breathtaking canyons serve as the perfect backdrop. Maybe you’d rather throw on your favorite superhero costume or rub elbows with A-list celebrities at a prominent film festival. Thanks to iconic, annual events taking place throughout the…

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Not Your Average Dinner Show

Not Your Average Dinner Show

Greater Palm Springs can be dramatic (breathtaking views, dazzling nightlife, luxury-drenched hotels), but notable restaurants in the oasis have become a lot more theatrical—quite literally! Visitors are making a beeline to the handful of restaurants that spoil their diners with the added value of a show, from…

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Get the Ultimate Chill

Get the Ultimate Chill

If shedding your stress could be as easy as shedding your clothes, than these clothing-optional boutique hotels in Greater Palm Springs may become your ultimate chilling destinations. You could even call them “natural” tranquilizers! Clothing-Optional Resorts Desert Sun Resort, Palm Springs This…

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Welcoming LGBT Stays in Greater Palm Springs

Welcoming LGBT Stays in Greater Palm Springs

Sparkling pools, full amenities and lots of extra touches are just a few of the overnight offerings that cater to the LGBT community in Greater Palm Springs. Choose from clothing-optional, romantic, secluded, imaginatively themed and award-winning stays for your next visit. Take a look at the exciting mix found in…

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Spring into The Dinah 2016 with Elle King

Spring into The Dinah 2016 with Elle King

Spring is one of the best times to visit Greater Palm Springs. While the idyllic weather is one reason to make a trip to the Oasis, the events are another. It’s time to stow away the bow ties and blazers as we say goodbye to the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Modernism Week and break out the swimwear…

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Nonstop Celebrations at White Party 2016

Nonstop Celebrations at White Party 2016

Every year, tens of thousands of gay men emerge on the desert for White Party Palm Springs. What began 27 years ago as a smallish affair at the Marquis Hotel (now the Hard Rock) has blossomed into a world premier gay dance festival that creator Jeffrey Sanker calls “a worldwide phenomenon.” Greater Palm Springs…

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