Billy Porter, who made history earlier in 2019 as the first openly gay man of color to win an Emmy Award as best actor, strikes a “Pose” in Palm Springs.
Palm Springs resident Laurence Luckinbill was advised not to take a part in the controversial 1967 play, The Boys in the Band. But he did.
Although the Greater Palm Springs Pride parade is among the last to take place during the nation’s LGBTQ pride season, which begins in June to honor the Stonewall Riots of 1969, it’s first in terms of family-friendly atmosphere and entertainment. “It’s unlike any other pride parade in the country,” says Ron de Harte, president of Greater Palm Springs Pride. The
Though Palm Springs may be a gay mecca today, for years a conservative “old guard” ruled this resort town, insisting “alternative lifestyles” stay hidden.