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
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: Closeted 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
Though Palm Springs may be a gay mecca today, for years a conservative “old guard” ruled this resort town, insisting “alternative lifestyles” stay hidden.