A candid conversation with actress Traci Lords about her latest film, “Steam Room Stories: The Movie”, screening at Cinema Diverse in Palm Springs.
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
Craig Ramsay and Brandon Liberati first brought their larger-than-life personalites to the desert in their groundbreaking Palm Springs wedding in 2014. The wedding was actually filmed for the Bravo TV show Newlyweds: The First Year, and made the celebrity couple the first federally legal same-sex couple to be married on television. In addition to their television work, Ramsay is a
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) remains the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization with more than 2 million members. Locally, significant reminders of the importance of human rights are clearly visible, such as the annual HRC Palm Springs Garden Party. This edition marks the 18th year for the elaborate event (Nov. 4), and it celebrates local agents of change with The Advocate
Though Palm Springs may be a gay mecca today, for years a conservative “old guard” ruled this resort town, insisting “alternative lifestyles” stay hidden.
Temperatures of up to 116 degrees didn’t stop John Halbach and Kit Williamson from filming an episode of their popular EastSiders Netflix series in Palm Springs in August. Billed as, “The American road trip just got a lot gayer,” Season 3 of the series features a couple towing a 1960s trailer from New York to Los Angeles, with a car
Cinema Diverse, the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, opens its 10th edition Sept. 21 and runs through Sept. 24 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs and includes a new event, a special Best of Fest, the following weekend, Sept. 29-30, at the Mary Pickford Theatres in Cathedral City. This 10th anniversary edition features special screenings and events, including the
The Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence greeted 725 guests as they entered the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel for the fourth annual Queen of the Desert competition. The event raised more than $40,000 for Desert AIDS Project, but beyond fundraising this fun-filled, talent-heavy soirée paraded a sense of intersectional togetherness and positivity. An international organization, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence celebrates
Citing Palm Springs as a location where “LGBTQ is the culture” compared to larger populated cities, Expedia.com’s viewfinder Travel Blog has included Palm Springs to its “15 exciting LGBTQ Friendly Cities Around the World”. Visit the post here. Expedia created the list as part of its search to final places around the globe “where the right to be yourself and
It’s been 20 years since Ultra Naté first belted out the song “Free.” The intervening years have not worn out its message. “I was really targeting humanity with that song — we all have situations we can relate to and that’s really why that song has withstood the test of time,” she says. “It still resonates with people.” The platinum
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