Brad Fuhr

After a proud showing in the top 20 competitors at Chicago’s International Mr. Leather competition, our own Oscar Uvillus did not place in the top three. He placed a very respectable 5th!

But nonetheless, our Palm Springs contingent and many other fans of his were quite proud of his representation on the stage, and with the judges who interviewed and otherwise vetted the nearly 60 contestants.
Not being a part of the leather/kink/fetish community, I kept an open mind and had open eyes at what I experienced at the Congress Hotel.
(I even bought a leather harness for those special nights in Palm Springs.)

Oscar and his husband, KGAY Program Director and afternoon Drive host Chris Shebel, will return to Palm Springs with their heads held high. Oscar was a wonderful representation of our diverse Coachella Valley.

Congrats to the winner, Jamal Herrera-O’Malley, this year’s winner!

Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide on KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs

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Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair

Memorial Day Flower Drop

The Palm Springs Air Museum’s Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair returns on Monday, May 27, from 10 am–2 pm. Throughout the day there will be music, food vendors, kids’ activities, and airplanes taking off and landing. The Missing Man Formation is being dedicated to Lt. Col. Blaine Mack, USAF, Retired, who recently passed away. Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works prototype Darkstar, seen in the blockbuster Paramount film Top Gun: Maverick, will be on display in the Miles Hangar. The emotional highlight of the day is a vintage B-25 Mitchell Bomber dropping off 3,000 red and white carnations from the aircraft (1:45–2 pm). Get tickets

LGBTQ+ Candidates Forum

LGBTQ Candidates Forum May 29 2024 copy

Hear from LGBTQ+ candidates running for local and state representation at the LGBTQ+ Candidates Forum on Wednesday, May 29 from 6–8 pm at the Desert Hot Springs Health and Wellness Center. Christy Holstege, Lisa Middleton, Ron Oden, and Will Rollins will share their visions for California with an opportunity to speak one-on-one and get your questions answered. Brought to you by Diversity DHS, your LGBTQ+ connection in Desert Hot Springs. More info

Walk of the Stars: Ron Nyswaner

Ron Nyswaner

The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce will dedicate a star on the Palm Springs Walk of the Stars for Ron Nyswaner on Thursday, May 30 at 11 am at 1301 N Palm Canyon Drive (outside the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert). Nyswaner is a distinguished Academy Award-nominated writer and producer, openly gay and widely acclaimed for his contribution to the classic film Philadelphia (1993), which is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, My Policeman (2022), and most recently the Showtime miniseries, Fellow Travelers (2023). More info

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

GPS Restaurant Week

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week returns Friday, May 31– Sunday, June 9, offering residents and visitors 10 days of exquisite dining experiences throughout our nine-city oasis. This is the perfect opportunity to savor the start of summer — every poolside bite, every chilled cocktail, every sunset dinner with a view — with more options including prix fixe menus and exclusive special offers only available during Restaurant Week. Book each reservation online and $1 will be donated to FIND Food Bank. See our event listing for links to participating restaurants and menus! More info

Firebirds Advance to Western Conference Finals

Round 4 Firebirds Western Conference Finals 2024

The Coachella Valley Firebirds swept the Ontario Reign last weekend to become the Pacific Division Champions of the AHL and now advance to Round 4 in the Western Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Admirals. Round 4 home games start with Game 1 on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 pm and Game 2 on Friday, May 31 at 7 pm at Acrisure Arena. If necessary, Games 6 and 7 will be also be played at home. Go Firebirds!

Ray Romano at The Show

Ray Romano

The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage presents Ray Romano on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 pm. Ray’s stand-up roots in New York catapulted him to fame, landing him iconic spots on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman,” leading to the creation of the beloved sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Get tickets

My Community, My Health, My Voice

UCR Health Disparities Research

The University of California Riverside presents My Community, My Health, My Voice, a listening session to find out more information and ways to become involved in clinical trials, on Wednesday, May 29 from 6–7 pm. Do you have a loved one who has been affected by a medical condition that has no cure (e.g. Myasthenia Gravis, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Gene mutations, Pompe Disease, Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy, Cancer)? Do you work in healthcare and want to learn more about how to refer patients to clinical trials? Have you ever wondered about stem cell therapy or gene therapy? Have you considered becoming involved in clinical trials? RSVP Today

Desert Theatreworks Auditions


Are you ready to step into the spotlight and be a part of something truly extraordinary? Desert Theatreworks welcomes you to audition for their upcoming 2024/2025 season, whether you’re a seasoned performer or a budding talent, you can showcase your skills and passion for the stage. In-person auditions will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 pm, then again on Saturday, June 8 at 10 am and 2 pm. RSVP requested. More info


Tuesday, May 28
Movies in the Park: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure | 7 pm at the Downtown Palm Springs Park

Wednesday, May 29
Tony Saxon
| 7 pm at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

Thursday, May 30
Contact in the Desert: The World’s Largest UFO Conference | May 30–June 3 at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort
Mental Health Awareness Month Mixer | 5:30 pm at Mary Pickford Theatre
Big Butter Jazz Band
| 7 pm at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs
Concerts in the Park: Country Nation Tribute Band | 7 pm at Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Friday, May 31
Barnsdall Fridays Wine Tasting Series
| 5:30–9 pm at Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles
The Dusty Strings Collective: Laura Coyle w/Sugar High | 5:30–7:30 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center

Saturday, June 1
Adoption Event with Animal Samaritans | 11 am–1 pm at PetSmart Palm Springs
House Party PS – Flashback to the ’70s
| 5–8 pm at the home of Mark

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