Palm Springs Attracts Gay, Lesbian Visitors

Gay Life in Paradise



White Party Palm Springs

Jay Jorgensen

Greater Palm Springs is an LGBT haven. Welcoming and encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people for decades, the Coachella Valley offers acceptance of alternative lifestyles and in return basks in the pink glow created by LGBT movers and shakers. From exquisite art to elaborate event planning and hosting to stunning design and architecture, the gay community brings a wealth of talent and tenacious determination to the area.

In Palm Springs, nearly half of the city’s full-time residents are reported to be gay or lesbian. Beautiful weather and easy proximity to Los Angeles and San Diego further enshrine the valley as a hospitable place for a diverse population. The desert provides more gay and gayfriendly restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, retailers, and other businesses per capita than any other gay destination.

TOP EVENTS

2012

Cinema Diverse
Sept. 20-13, 2012
www.cinemadiverse.ning.com

Greater Palm Springs Pride
Nov. 3-4, 2012
www.pspride.org

Palm Springs Leather Pride
Nov. 8-11, 2012
www.desertleatherpride.com

2013

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards
Feb. 9, 2013
www.desertaidsproject.org

Boldstrokes LGBTQ Book Fest
Feb. 28-March 1, 2013
www.casitaslaquita.com

The Dinah (Dinah Shore Week)
April 3-7, 2013
www.thedinah.com

Jeffrey Sanker’s The White Party
March 29-April 1, 2013
www.jeffreysanker.com

Meet The Museum Party
March 29, 2013 Palm Springs Art Museum
www.psmuseum.org

Hot Rodeo
May 3-4, 2013
www.palmspringsrodeo.org

Evening Under the Stars
May 4, 2013
www.aidsassistance.org

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