Category Archives: Palm Springs Information

Seniors Give Gay Advice

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You Tube sensation Davey Wavey chatted with Seniors recently  and the gay history and advice to young people.

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LGBT Community Center of the Desert.

611 South Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 201 Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.416.7790

Palm Springs Gay Pride

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.Palm Springs Pride 2014, Nov. 7-9, is offering free festival admission as it moves to a new location in downtown Palm Springs.

 

PS Pride will also introduce a new parade route and is offering an unprecedented number of performers and attractions with a diverse lineup of performers gathered to celebrate equality, freedom and diversity in the desert’s LGBT community.
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Parties Parties Parties! Beach Party, 5k Walk, Pool Parties, ladies parties – it’s all here this year!
Music, celebrities and more!

GET THE WHOLE SCHEDULE HERE

Palm Springs Gay Pride and Parade to be moved this Fall

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Pride in Palm Springs will never be the same.  We’ve worked several years to get to this point and on Wednesday night the Palm Springs City Council unanimously approved moving the Pride Festival to Palm Canyon Dr. in Downtown. 

This year’s event logo featuring the palm tree lined Palm Canyon Drive leading directly to Palm Springs Pride couldn’t be more fitting.  We are beyond thrilled with the news.

The road would close at 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, and reopen at 3 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10.

Additional road closures would be held for the Pride Parade, which will be held on Nov. 9.

Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet said the event has a “fabulous, wonderful energy” and that it would inevitably provide a boost to the city’s shops and restaurants.

“The move downtown will have a bigger impact than we realize,” Pougnet said.

Gay Palm Springs Photo Contest

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VISIT GAY PALM SPRINGS      PHOTO CONTEST

Enter the Visit Gay Palm Springs Photo Contest for gay travelers and you could be on your way to a 5 day/ 4 night vacation in sunny Palm Springs, California!

* Palm Springs Hot Fashion – club, pool party, drag, or even your pet in a cute Palm Springs outfit.
* Palm Springs Hot Footage – mountains, palm trees, pool scene, club event, hiking, etc.
* Palm Springs Hot Fun – be creative, have fun, but keep it clean.

Upload your Palm Springs inspired photos then get your friends and family to vote. The entry with the most votes wins! Are you packed and ready?

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Could the Palm Springs Aerial Tram be the 8th World Wonder?

Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, World’s Largest Rotating
Tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs
of Chino Canyon. 

Begin the 10 minute ride at the Valley Station –
elevation 2,643 ft. and end at the Mountain Station – elevation 8,516
ft. No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular
views or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can
be had by all.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on
the north edge of Palm Springs – about two hours by car from Los Angeles
and San Diego – did not just happen. It required foresight, planning,
financing and, most of all a vision. For years, it was the dream of a
young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to “go up there where
it’s nice and cool”.
Crocker’s dream began in 1935 while he was on a trip to Banning,
California, with newspaper publisher Carl Barkow. Mopping his brow in
the heat of the day, Crocker gazed on longingly at the still snow-capped
peak of Mt. San Jacinto 10,834 feet high. At that moment, “Crocker’s
Folly,” as it was soon dubbed by one newspaper woman, was born – a
tramway up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon.  
 

Now the tram could be voted
 the 8th Wonder of the World!

Palm Springs 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Dining for a Cause

This holiday season, leave the cooking to someone else. From chef-owned bistros to elegant eateries, the restaurants of Palm Springs  invite you dine for a cause while enjoy special holiday deals and gifts. During the first twelve days of December, participating restaurants are offering diners an exclusive bottle of Gerard Bertrand Cremant Brut 2008 or Zardetto Convento Prosecco for only $5.00 a bottle, which is perfect for gift giving too! For every bottle sold, the restaurant will donate $1.00 to the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs.

PLUS  Celebrate the “12 Days of Christmas”
in Palm Springs, December 1-12, 2011
with quintessential holiday
performances, celebrity tree lightings, holiday shopping and dining
specials. Signature events include the Festival of Lights Parade with
special guest, Carol Channing as Celebrity Grand Marshal, and the “Walk
of the Inns,” a self-guided tour of historic and boutique inns decorated
for the holidays. 

Get the whole schedule online!

WHERE TO STAY??

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The Land for Planned Gay Retirement Home in Palm Springs is Foreclosed On

 


The recession has hit the housing market hard, including planned communities for retirees.

That is no less true when it comes to housing for GLBT seniors.

Across the country, planned communities for retiring gays and lesbians have been on the drawing board, but have had a hard time getting underway.

One such project, undertaken by RainbowVision California LLC, has suffered a setback with the land intended for a planned retirement community catering to the silver GLBT set reverting to a lender for the project.

The lender, Senior Housing Partners III, retook the land in a foreclosure auction, reported the Palm Springs newspaper 
The Desert Sun in a Dec. 17 article.

The planned community had enjoyed promotion by tennis star Billie Jean King, the article said, but the economic realities of the situation forced the project to stall.

The article quoted RainbowVision president Joy Silver, who said, “The only thing stopping us is the economy–the fact that banks have not been in a position to make construction loans.

“We plan to move forward as soon as the economy allows.”

RainbowVision has already laid claim to the nation’s first GLBT retirement community, which is up and running in Santa Fe, NM.

Other retirement communities for older gays and lesbians have followed suit, such as The Palms of Manasota in Florida, and Birds of a Feather in Pecos, NM.

But the delay in the construction of the Palm Springs community is also not unique: the development of Boston’s LGBT retirement project Stonewall Communities was put on hold earlier this year.

The new community in Palm Springs was designed to include nearly 200 units, along with community amenities such as a nightclub, pool, spa, club house, and café, as well as athletic facilities.

The company hopes that once the economy recovers, RainbowVision will be able to buy the land back once again and proceed with construction.

Meantime, some of the seniors interested in the Palm Springs community have decided to relocate to Santa Fe instead, to the already-operating GLBT retirement community there.

“The GLBT retirement community model works; we know it,” said Silver of the Santa Fe location.

“We’re seeing a rise in occupancy there.”


The Best of Gay Palm Springs and the New Gay Travel Guide

 

Welcome to Gay Palm Springs

 

Palm Springs is a desert city in  California – approximately 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 140 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego. Palm Springs is the jewel among desert cities and rightly so. Its village atmosphere has been preserved and embellished over the years. The downtown area with its quaint lampposts, benches and Mexican tile-paved enclaves invites strolling among the shops, galleries, eateries and coffeehouses. Rich in history and blessed with glorious weather, it is a prime destination 
of travelers from all over the world.

Palm Springs offers over 20 top attractions , including Joshua Tree national park, the Living Desert, art galleries, casinos, and of course, endless golf! It’s a huge outdoor playground with consistently brilliant sunshine, great for sunning and all types of outdoor activities with the sweet, clean air.

Every Thursday night the main street in Palm Springs, Palm Canyon Drive, is closed to traffic and opened to a vibrant street festival. Food vendors, arts and crafts exhibits and loads of free entertainment by numerous artists. Strolling, munching, looking and sipping the length of Palm Canyon Drive from one end to the other in the heart of Palm Springs is a great way to ‘people and puppy watch’ for an hour or an entire evening.

The current gay and lesbian population in Palm Springs is estimated to be about seven times the national average.  This concentration is even greater than that of San Francisco, which has approximately five times the national average. Gay residents represent about 35 percent of those who are year-round residents.

The influx of gays and lesbians into the city began in the early 1990s, shortly after the mayor and city council approved ordinances which sought to discourage college students from visiting Palm Springs during spring break, and began making aggressive attempts to recruit gays and lesbians to come to the city as tourists and new residents.

In 1995, the city elected Ron Oden, a politically liberal African American, to the city council, who later acknowledged that he is gay. In 2003, Oden was elected Mayor. He was succeeded in 2007 by Steve Pougnet, another gay mayor.

There are over 35 openly-gay resort hotels in the city. The annual Gay Pride Parade and Festival is held the first weekend in November and in recent years has grown to attract an estimated 35,000 spectators. The largest gay events in the area, however, occur in March or April, with the “White Party ” attracting thousands of gay men for parties and concerts and Dinah Shore Weekend  (held on the same weekend as, but not officially affiliated with the Kraft Nabisco LPGA Championship held in nearby Rancho Mirage), one of the largest events in the country for lesbian women.

Palm Springs is a great get away city. Sun, relaxation, shopping, dining and golf. This site will be your one-stop information source for everything  gay and gay-firendly!

Welcome to the Best of Gay Palm Springs!!