palm springs gay history

Out in the Sun

Palm Springs has transformed into an LGBTQ destination spurred by political change and a hot real estate market.

Stephen Bridges LGBT, Watch & Listen – LGBT

Editor’s Note: The is the second of a two-part series on the history of the LGBTQ community featuring author David Wallace. • Read Part I: Closet Oasis Liberace passed away on the morning of Feb. 4, 1987. His death was announced later that afternoon to the anxious crowd of fans who had been holding a vigil outside his Palm Springs

Charles Farrell, Rock Hudson

Closeted Oasis

Old Hollywood set the stage for Palm Springs’ coming out.

Stephen Bridges LGBT, Watch & Listen – LGBT

Editor’s Note: The is the first of a two-part series on the history of the LGBTQ community featuring author David Wallace. Part 2 will post later this month. Walk down Palm Canyon Drive and it’s hard not to notice rainbow flags hanging in businesses or see same-sex couples holding hands. Though the city may be a gay mecca today, for