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Jesse Archers HALF SHARE at ShortFest

 is in
full swing this week!

Running thru June 27th, the festival is fun and full of hundreds of amazing short films!

As new doors open for short filmmakers, we’re opening our own doors to a rich and diverse line up of great new short films from around the world with this 17th annual edition of the event.

As always, ShortFest has culled a huge selection of dazzling new animated, live action and documentary short films for its line-up from among 3,000 submissions to the event this year. And while these films are short in length, they are long on entertainment value – in turns amusing, enlightening, challenging and provocative – all of which adds up to the perfect recipe for a great time at the movies. Join us in celebration of the gifted young filmmakers who are providing this filmic feast, and who will enliven the cinema for decades to come. “

OUR FAVORITE!       Half-Share

From the talented JESSE ARCHER comes this new project, soon to be an online web series!

a Fresh out of a long term relationship, Matt takes a time-share on Fire Island for the summer and must decide whether he can handle his eccentric new housemates on the
mythical Isle of Misfit Boys.

DIRECTOR: Sean Hanley
Producer: Sean Hanley, Jesse Archer
Editor: Alexander Hammer
Cinematographer: Andrei Bowden-Schwartz
Music: Roddy Bottum
Principal Cast: Jesse Archer,Alec Mapa,Sam Pancake,Jack Plotnick,Kevyn Morrow,Kyle Spidle

Randy Jones and Disco Fever hit Palm Desert April 29th

 RANDY JONES (Village People) 

will be in  LA/Palm Springs/Palm Desert  this coming week! April 24-May 3. 

Nic’s in Bev Hills on Tuesday 4/26
5pm-Midnight at Nic’s Martini Lounge, 453 North Canon Drive, Bev Hills, CA, Mark Bego is throwing down to welcome RJ to LA. It’s an opportunity for all RJ’s pals out in the LA area to convo and catch up…and have a damn fine cocktail from all reports.

Palm Desert  at the McCallum Theatre
on 4/29.    Disco Fever!
KNEWS 94.3 FM Welcomes
Starring The Trammps, Original Village People cowboy Randy Jones, A Taste of Honey featuring Janice Marie, pluse Maxine Nightingale

Join “Bulldog” Bill Feingold and his sidekick Kevin as they host an evening of the greatest disco music ever. Put on your bellbottoms and your platform shoes and boogie all night!

CHARO Brings SEXY SEXY to Palm Springs White Party

The woman whose passport reads “María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Gutiérrez de los Perales Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Hinojosa Rasten” has so many fantastic stories that the list of great ones goes on longer than her official name!

CHARO started in Las Vegas back in the 1970s, and before she was legal. “I brought so many people in they looked the other way,” she says. Her time in Sin City is a history lesson of talent. “It was just like the movies. People dressed perfectly; there was an ambience of class.” Her co-stars in sophistication included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Junior (“The best performer in the world”), and a setting that she calls “a dream come true.”

While the dream may have ended (“Las Vegas is Disneyland now”), Charo has not. She performs year-round. On February 25 she  performed  her new song, “Sexy, Sexy” at Splash Bar in New York, and on April 10 she’ll perform at the famous WHITE PARTY in Palm Springs. Charo’s not going back in time, she’s moving with it. 

Charo left the scene before the scene left her. “I knew that I didn’t want my child to be raised by nannies. In the Eighties, I was making a hundred thousand a week in Vegas and Reno, and instead I went to Hawaii where my son could grow up normal with the same friends.” She still performed in Waikiki, and answers the question of possible regrets before you ask. “My son doesn’t have to write a book called ‘Cuchi-Cuchi Dearest.’” It’s a laugh line on her part, and a bittersweet note for anyone who remembers the lush desert days. 

“When I came back to Vegas in 2000, I couldn’t believe it. Corporations took over, and they looked at people like numbers. I stopped learning the names of my bosses because every three months there would be a new one. There was a time when you were a VIP; now you’re a lump.” 

“Sexy, Sexy” was written by Charo’s son, Shel Rasten, a musician in his own right, and it’s an infectious dance number that Charo calls “the new Cuchi-Cuchi.” If you notice a change in her audience, it’s because a lot of the ambience now has a touch of same-sex class. Charo’s flamboyant look has, not surprisingly, kept her in the gay loop. 

“I am against discrimination and against oppression,” she says. “The people in the White House should treat the country like it’s their own children. Same sexes should be respected and allowed to marry. You have to fight, fight, fight!”

Palm Springs in the SPRING

So we know WHY
you are  coming to Palm Springs this SPRING!  All the cool things going on….

Palm Canyon Theater:
Elton Johns AIDA
HURRY!  thru  3/13/2011

Alexander Weekend 10th Anniversary
3/25/2011 – 3/27/2011

Palm Springs WestFest & Rodeo
3/24/2011 – 3/27/2011

White Party
4/8/2011 – 4/11/2011

Coachella Valley Music Festival
4/15/2011 – 4/17/2011

Meet the Museum party for the LGBT Community

But do you know WHERE
you are going to stay??

The choice is simple, if you’re a man….INNdulge.

INNdulge corners the market on comfortable and casual. One section of the structure has the requisite pool and hot tub, and features rooms that are spacious and pampered without being stuffy, with nicely preserved ’50’s style kitchenettes (PS loves its retro history! But new updates are always being done –  recently  new headboards, desks, tables, dresser’s, flat screen TV’s, and original artwork were added to rooms.)

There is a poolside social hour  and INNdulge probably boasts the most spectacular mountain-range view. Practically every Palm Springs Locale is outfitted with misters to combat the desert heat, but INNdulge has the only pool chiller which, when the heat soars to skin-melting temperatures, is quite a draw.

The  owners have transformed this historic inn into the award winning resort it is today.

And check this out, last week they  installed the desert’s first ever 24 hour security guard.  His name is Pablo.


Isn’t that great?!

But seriously, this is the place to stay in Palm Springs. INNdulge Palm Springs is a wonderful example of Palm Springs 50’s architecture….and hospitality. The resort is centered around a kidney-shaped pool. The beautifully landscaped grounds frame the surrounding hotel rooms. The only thing better than the architecture and grounds of the property are the resort’s employees and its owners, who maintain a friendly atmosphere resulting in a loyal repeat crowd.

When in Palm Springs….INNdulge!
601 Grenfall Road      Palm Springs CA 92264
ph. 800.833.5675       760.327.1408

OY VEY! My Son is Gay! Comes to Palm Springs This Week!

Exciting News for
Palm Springs!

After making the rounds at LGBT film festivals WORLDWIDE, and winning countless awards, OY VEY! MY SON IS GAY begins opening in theaters this weekend!

Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky and starring
Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award nominee Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek, Carmen Electra, Vincent Pastore, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, Emmy Award winner Jai Rodriguez, and Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch.

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! is a family romantic comedy roller-coaster ride of laughs and shows how far we come and yet how far we still have to go.  The star-studded cast and wonderful story will have you laughing – and talking and thinking.

At a time where society is currently in dire stress, the public is even more challenged to find channels for relief and escape.  The film, “OY VEY! MY SON IS GAY!” delivers a very powerful message through the language of humor, and successfully combines the elements of fun, laughter, love, respect, tolerance and the  value of relationships.  It finds humor in the most awkward situations, but remains a powerful reminder that LOVE IS LOVE.

This movie was a long journey of 8 years of hard work, which finally resulted in a heartwarming and inspirational family comedy with an amazing and accomplished cast.

The film’s director, Evgeny Afineevksy (born in Russia, raised in Israel and currently living in the USA)  utilized powerful tools and different multicultural elements (drawn from his multicultural background) to make the movie unique.  He created the movie with a fresh perspective on a very unusual and sensitive matter; mixing elements of light language of comedy with sincerity; treating today’s  tough and sensitive subject with empathy and humor; and, creating funny and relatable characters, allowing the humor to progress from and within the characters.  “OY VEY! MY SON IS GAY! was awarded the Best Script at the 41st Houston World Festival and the Monaco Film Festival, and won over 20 different awards internationally during last year.

Every mother wants their child to get married and have a family.

This is the story of  a Jewish family living in the North Shore of Long Island, where every Friday night Shirley Hirsch (Lainie Kazan) invites another “perfect” girl for Shabbat dinner in hopes that her son, Nelson (John Lloyd Young), will marry a nice Jewish girl.

When Shirley and Martin (Saul Rubinek) once again set him up on a date, Nelson reveals that he is already seeing someone. Shirley and Martin are thrilled and can’t wait to meet the lucky lady.

 In a motherly attempt at finding out who her son is dating, Shirley stops by Nelson’s apartment. She is greeted by Angelo Ferraro (Jai Rodriguez), Nelson’s live-in boyfriend, and in order to not divulge Nelson’s secret life, Angelo introduces himself as his decorator! And the plot thickens!


OPENING THIS WEEKEND Feb 4th  in Palm Springs!

Regal Palm Springs Stadium 9
789 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 
(Tel: 760-323-4466)

For tickets:

PLUS  a special treat for all our fans out there!! Cast members with the director, producers and writer will be there to “MEET & GREET” after the movie. Look at all this cool stuff happening!

Friday, February 4th 2011 – Star of the movie –  Emmy Award winning comedian and writer Bruce Vilanch, award winning Director / producer / writer of the movie Evgeny Afineevsky and movie producer Svetlana Anufrieva. (will be  meeting and greeting the audience and answering the questions about the movie after every show!)

Friday, February 4th 2011 – Come and have drink on us! Special Movie premier afterparty starting at 10pm at the Elevation Night Club! (67555 East Palm Canyon Drive #F124, Cathedral City, CA 92262 )
(Every one who brings movie ticket stab from regal cinema, will get free drink!)

Saturday and Sunday, February 5th and 6th, 2011 – Award winning Director / producer / writer of the movie Evgeny Afineevsky and movie producer Svetlana Anufrieva. (will be  meeting and greeting the audience and answering the questions about the movie after every show!)

Come and have drink on us! Special Weekend Movie extravaganza at the Elevation Night Club! (67555 East Palm Canyon Drive #F124, Cathedral City, CA 92262 ) – Every one who brings movie ticket stab from regal cinema, will get free drink!

  Check the website and links below!
OY VEY MY SON IS GAY official site
Watch the Trailer
Oy Vey  on  Facebook

Gay Jazz Artist Dave Koz Brings Christmas Tour To Palm Desert December 12th


contrary to popular belief!
Just ask Dave Koz.

When he came out in The Advocate in 2004, Dave Koz instantly expanded his already large fan base and shattered a lot of myths about gay men and music.

In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. But for as noteworthy as his body of recorded work and as entertaining his live performances and other past accomplishments might be, Koz finds himself in an era of dramatic and sweeping change where everything once taken for granted is suddenly up for grabs. For Koz – and for all of us in this first decade of the new century – it’s a new day, full of new challenges and opportunities, and new rules that are still being written.

Koz embraces this era of change – and even the uncertainty that comes with it – on Hello Tomorrow, his debut on Concord Records  (released on October 12, 2010. “Put The Top Down,” the breezy lead single from the  album, rocketed to #1 at Radio after just three weeks!). Produced by Grammy winners John Burk and Marcus Miller (who also appears on most tracks), the album features a diverse army of high-profile guests: Herb Alpert, Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson, Sheila E., Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Keb’ Mo’, Ray Parker, Jr., Lee Ritenour, Christian Scott and others. Each of the thirteen tracks – most of them written by Koz and his collaborators, others penned by friends and legends – focuses on being open to new beginnings, and trusting that the future is unfolding in all the right ways for all the right reasons.

Looking back on the Advocate Coming Out interview, he says, “I think everyone makes that leap at the right time in their own lives—there is no absolute rule, and thus I tend to shy away from giving anyone else advice on how to do this. In my own experience however, I never had a master plan to come out…that moment shocked me when it came—I sort of knew it instinctively and I said to myself, “It’s time”. Up until that point it was something I was either too worried, or too freaked out to do. I wasn’t willing to risk it…but then something surprising happened.

I was doing an interview for another gay publication—and the interviewer initially said it was just to speak on the music, no personal questions. His editors had a different agenda and he came back to me saying that in order for the article to run I would have to address my sexuality. Well, I noticed the way this information made me feel…and for the first time ever, it didn’t scare the &*%# out of me! I went to my managers with the idea of coming out—they were super supportive, having helped Melissa Etheridge along her journey. But they said if you’re going to do it, do it with The Advocate. And that’s exactly what happened—a few months later, just about in sync with my turning 40, it was done. This little piece of information that I’d been guarding so preciously all my adult life was finally out there for the world to see. Of course at the time I was freaking out…but I haven’t looked back since. By far, the very best thing I’ve ever done for myself.

LAST  WEEK, Dave added his effort to the Dan Savage It Get’s Better Project. You can watch his video and listen to his growing up gay story . And he reveals how his music got him through the struggles of growing up gay. Music – and more specifically, the saxophone – have been Koz’s primary survival tools since his childhood and adolescence in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.  “The saxophone became my best friend, my most trusted ally, because it enabled me to communicate feelings that I didn’t have the words for. In many ways, it saved my life.”


This is shows 13th Anniversary! And this year’s run will feature special guests South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler, keyboardist Brian Culbertson and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer. It will mark Dulfer’s first tour with Koz while Butler and Culbertson are back by popular demand. 

The artists will perform hits from their respective catalogues and join together on a variety of holiday standards for an inspirational, high-energy show that has become a cherished tradition for many fans. The tour will take them from coast to coast and include three Los Angeles area shows (December 17th & 18th at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and December 19th at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live). The festivities will conclude with a show at Modesto’s Gallo Center for the Arts on December 20th.

   2010 TOUR  COMES TO     Palm Desert, CA 7:00pm
Dec. 12, 2010, McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts  !

“Holiday music is like comfort food – when you hear these songs, they transport you,” says Dave, who has three classic holiday albums to his credit (December Makes Me Feel This Way, A Smooth Jazz Christmas Dave Koz & Friends, Memories of a Winter’s Night). “It’s like when you smell a fresh apple pie, and it conjures up memories of your grandmother’s baking and all the traditions that make this such a special time of year.”

  Tickets for the Palm Desert show ON SALE NOW! 

DAVE KOZ online

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Gay Palm Springs Caballeros returns for 12th Season

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Palm Springs
is excited to announce the beginning of our 12th Season with a Holiday concert on December 18th and 19th at St Paul in the Desert. 

Auditions are taking place during ”info night” on Thursday, September 9th from 7 to 9 PM in the parish hall at St Paul in the Desert, located at 125 W El Alameda.  If you sing or know anyone who does, the chorus encourages all to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

The chorus is also looking for non-singers to help behind the scenes. If you have skills in marketing, PR, fund-raising, grant-writing or just want to help out at rehearsals or concerts, the chorus would love to meet with you.

Rehearsals begin on September 16 and continue each Thursday from 7-10pm at St. Paul’s. For more information please call 760-322-3112 or send an email to info @

Caballeros is really looking forward to meeting you.

Caballeros The Gay Men’s Chorus of Palm Springs was founded as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization in 1999. They were first presented to the public as guest artists in the last annual Holiday concert GMCLA presented in Palm Springs. The new chorus sang four songs and received a rousing approval from the community. Beginning with only 24 singers, the chorus had grown to over 70 members by April, 2002, when they presented Robert Seeley’s “Naked Man” under the guest baton of noted conductor, Jon Bailey. Performing in glittering events such as The Steven Chase Awards Banquet, “Evening Under the Stars”, and “One Night Only”, Caballeros has become a major participant in their desert community. Guests in the chorus’s own concerts have included opera singer, Janet Hopkins, renowned dance company, Tango Nacional Argentina, and the multi-talented Florence Henderson. Notable local performers Dana Atkins, Mona Caywood, Lori Donato, Derrick Lewis, and Tommi Rose, among others, have also graced their stage. There have also been memorable joint concerts with other GALA choruses such as the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, the Gay Men’s Chorus of San Francisco, and Vox Femina.

Caballeros is a performance group of gay men which welcomes all GLBT and GLBT-supportive people as members of their Board and Support team. The chorus is a proud member of their community and they love to perform to all regardless of any human difference.

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$10 Cabaret Live Shows in Palm Springs


In this tight economy, who doesn’t appreciate a good deal?

Les Michaels and Joslyn Center in Palm Desert are bringing high quality, professional entertainment to the 180 seat Arthur Newman Theatre.

Best of all, ticket prices are only $10 – cash at the door!

Upcoming  shows  include –

LIVE IT UP!  Final show this weekend!
2pm Matinee  Sunday  July  25th
It’s like GLEE,  but  live! 11 cast members and big dance numbers!

  The Kathy Holly Champagne Cabaret Show /   Live cabaret musical comedy concert
Arthur Newman Theatre    At The Joslyn Center 
 Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 7 PM       Reservations: 760-325-2731  $10 cash at the door

The Peggy Judy & Perry Lambert Surprise Reunion Show / Live cabaret musical comedy concert
Arthur Newman Theatre    At The Joslyn Center 
  Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 7 PM       Reservations: 760-325-2731        $10 cash at the door

Norman Lasiter  / Live cabaret music concert with piano accompaniment
Arthur Newman Theatre   At The Joslyn Center Theater
 Saturday, August 7, 2010 – Show time: 7 PM      Reservations: 760-325-2731
$10 cash at the door or on line at Brown Paper Tickets #120779

Joslyn Center Theater    73-750 Catalina Way      Palm Desert, CA. 92260

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Sally Mayes Concert June 6th

Tony Awards
preparations begin a week early in the Desert this year when, Broadway star and Tony Nominated Actress Sally Mayes (SHE LOVES ME and CLOSER THAN EVER) performs live in concert celebrating music from the Great White Way.  Mingle with a crowd of Broadway veterans, local Celebrities and enjoy the incredible Sally Mayes whom The New York Times hails “A singer of incandescent ebullience, deliciously saucy!” 

The Broadway Concert includes highlights from Sally’s leading roles on Broadway and a special preview for THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY: Ira Without George which is a concert evening hosted by Rex Reed featuring a cast that includes Sally Mayes, Polly Bergen, Tom Wopat and several other high quality talents.  In the audience mix and mingle with Broadway veterans and Tony Nominee’s and Winners from previous years such as Kaye Ballard, Donna Theadore, David Zippel and many more!

SALLY MAYES: The Broadway Concert
will take place on Sunday, June 6th at 4:00pm
in the Arthur Newman Theatre at
The Joslyn Center (73-750 Catalina Way Palm Desert, CA).

Tickets to attend the event in Palm Desert are $75.00* for VIP seating, $25 General Admission and a special Joslyn Center rate of $18.00 for 65+ and members of the Center. 

*VIP tickets include premium table seating, private pre-show champagne party and an autographed copy of Sally Mayes latest solo CD in addition to the performance.  A portion of proceeds from VIP tickets benefit The Joslyn Center.

For tickets to attend Sunday, June 6th call 800-838-3006 or visit Brown Paper Tickets .


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Jimmy James at Hotel Zoso Z Lounge Series This Weekend

The amazing talents
of singer/illusionist JIMMY JAMES
 comes to the Z Lounge Series
 for 3 nights, April 22, 23 and 24

James has established himself as a musical virtuoso/impressionist, recreating the sounds and styling’s of some of the best known singers, past and present.  His artistry has gained accolades internationally and his return to the desert promises the popular standards expected of this extraordinary stage presence, providing some of his famous renderings along with recent additions to his canon of time-honored vocalists.


Check out Jimmy James on YOUTUBE

Buy Tickets online   or  call 760-322-3554

January is HOT in Palm Springs!

Happenings in January:

January 5-18 – Palm Springs International Film Festival
Palm Springs Film Fest

January 9-10 – Palm Springs Winter Softball Classic
Palm Springs Winter Classic

January 15 – Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson at The McCallum Theater
McCallum Theatre

January 15 – Lionel Richie at Fantasy Springs Casino
Fantasy Springs

January 15-17 – National Gay Pilots Association Winter Warm-Up
Gay Pilots

January 22-24 – STOMP at The McCallum Theater
McCallum Theatre

January 23 – Harry Connick Jr. at Fantasy Springs Casino
Fantasy Springs

January 29-31 – An Evening with Lily Tomlin at the McCallum Theater
McCallum Theatre


Wednesday Night is FREE during the month of January at
INNdulge Palm Springs! Minimum two night stay.

Better yet, Stay Seven Nights, and Get Two Free! Both
Wednesday Night and your Seventh Night are FREE !

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Sam Harris Benefit Concert October 26th


Sunday October 26, 2008, Sam Harris  is coming to town! It is a concert to benefit The Desert Aids Project and Shelter From The Storm.

The concert begins at 7:00 PM and tickets can be purchased by calling (760) 320-7488 ex: 266. For $50, a seat can be yours – with 100% of the proceeds going to the Desert Aids Project and Shelter From The Storm.

MyDesert reported, Most couples do dinner and movie to celebrate an anniversary. Not Mike Carson and Ron Steigerwalt.

The Palm Springs couple, who met in Golden Gate Park in 1978, married in San Diego on Aug. 10. On the 30th anniversary of their first meeting, the couple is throwing a party. A big party.

The couple paid to bring singer/actor Sam Harris to perform a benefit concert for Desert AIDS Project and Shelter from the Storm.

The Desert AIDS Project has serve people in the valley living with HIV and AIDS with medical care and social services since 1984.
Established in 1993, Shelter from the Storm is a domestic violence shelter that provides comprehensive services to battered women and children.

“We believe deeply in the missions of these two organizations. One provides assistance to people with HIV and the other support for battered women and children. Who wouldn’t want to help organizations like these?” Steigerwalt said in a statement.

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Korean Gay Film NO REGRET Opens in Palm Desert this Weekend

Regent Releasing newest film is the the Korean’s gay feature “No Regret” which opens in Palm Spings/Palm Desert this week.  

08/01/08  Palm Desert
@      Cinemas Palme d’Or

Set in Seoul, South Korea, “No Regret” centers on Sumin (Lee Young-Hoon), who leaves the orphanage where he grew up and heads to the city to study art design.
After losing his job at a factory due to layoffs, he finds himself working as a prostitute in a gay bar.

Initially Sumin resists the advances of Jaemin (Lee Han), who comes from a rich and conservative family that doesn’t accept his sexual identity.

Eventually Sumin succumbs to Jaemin’s advances, after they briefly experience happiness as passionate lovers, Sumin and Jaemin’s relationship falls into heartache and tragedy.

Watch the movie trailer for NO REGRET!

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Cinema Diverse – The 2008 Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 22-27



Cinema Diverse, the Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, will present cinema from around the world, and bring together film artists, film lovers, and industry professionals in a celebration of film and video that reflects, informs, enriches, and often transforms lives.

Celebrate the inaugural year of CINEMA DIVERSE! An amazing Festival with 16 film programs, including features, documentaries and shorts that showcase the best in LGBT filmmaking. This year’s festival takes place from Tuesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Road in Palm Springs.

Tickets and passes ON SALE NOW  and may be purchased at the Camelot box office
or by calling 760-325-6565.  VIEW THE COMPLETE FILM LINEUP ONLINE.

 CINEMA DIVERSE: The 2008 Gay & Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs, is dedicated to advancing and further strengthening our diverse gay community through the establishment of a world-class forum that presents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema from around the world.   We bring together film artists, film lovers and industry professionals in a weeklong celebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich and often transform lives.

Cinema Diverse is a program of the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals. For more information, please visit 

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HOLDING TREVOR – Palm Springs Screening Friday July 18th

This summers dark/romantic gay feature film “Holding Trevor”  will open  this Friday, July 18

@ Cinemas Palme d’Or in Palm Desert,
72840 Hwy 111.

It’s getting rave reviews around the country!

About HOLDING TREVOR – Trevor Holden has just witnessed his boyfriend Darrell overdose on heroin–again. And as his oldest friend, Trevor feels a responsibility to help Darrell in his latest attempt at sobriety, much to the dismay of his own best friends Jake and Andie. But, when Darrell starts using again Trevor is finally ready to call it quits. And just when he does, he meets the ever so charming Ephram. Simply being everything that Darrell is not immediately wins Ephram a number of points. As Trevor’s relationship with Ephram quickly progresses, it starts to put a strain on his friendships with Jake and Andie. Jake, the self-proclaimed sex-addict, is starting to worry a little bit about his past catching up with him, namely in the form of HIV. And Andie, who drunkenly ends her sexual dry spell with a one-night stand, realizes that Jake might have less to worry about than she does. Meanwhile, Ephram accepts a job thousands of miles away in New York City, and he wants Trevor to go with him. Now, what started out as Trevor’s own personal existential journey, turns into a path that will lead everyone to what is most important: themselves.

Holding Trevor is continually poignant, relentlessly self-deprecating, and just the type of cerebral dark comedy that can speak directly to the twenty-somethings of today while letting other generations in on the joke.

“The story of a young guy on the rebound from a drug-addicted ex is elevated by extraordinary performances, especially that of Brent Gorski in the title role. Jay Brannan is terrific as his bed-hopping best friend…Don’t miss this one.”


“The script, the performances, and the cinematography are all spot-on,  making this film a pleasure to watch, with both humor and emotion. Strongly recommended.  Watch for it on DVD, and hopefully also in a theatre near you.”
~Lincoln Madison, FILM QUEEN REVIEWS


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