Brad Fuhr

I, like Jon Stewart, could only follow up the debate performances with “WTF!” There’s no spin that I have seen in the post-mortem of Thursday’s Presidential debate that can adequately counter what happened.

30 plus lies from one against a stumbling performance from the other. I don’t know quite what to think as the sun rises on the morning after the debate.

Our rights and freedoms as LGBTQ+ individuals are at stake like never before. My friends and I see an erosion of tolerance and acceptance after many years of progress dating back to the last century. Will Rollins and others down ballot are important to the future of our rights. We need them to win!

The next few days will be pivotal in determining what is best for our country moving forward. Will Joe Biden step aside or will we have a rematch of 2020?

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

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Equality Wine & Food Fest 2024

Equality Wine Food Fest Logo

The Equality Wine & Food Fest takes place on Saturday, June 29 from 1–4 pm at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. Now in its second year, this specialty wine event features LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and Women owned and/or produced wines, showcasing the immense depth and diversity of wines from Sonoma, Napa, Amador, and other key wine regions. Festival goers will enjoy over 60 wines, food samples, live entertainment, educational speakers, demonstrations, silent auction, and more. Proceeds benefit Brothers of the Desert, among others. Get tickets

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is bringing you the full Star Wars Saga in epic big-screen glory, unfolding one film at a time, every Summer Saturday at 6 pm with a pre-show and cocktails starting at 5 pm. This Saturday, June 29, the series kicks off with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Get tickets

Jazz in the Pines Final Year

Jazz in the Pines 30th

Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Jazz In The Pines, a beloved annual fundraiser, makes its triumphant return for its 30th and final year from June 30–July 13. This year’s festival will feature live performances by renowned artists and talented students, curated with passion and dedication by festival co-founders Dr. Marshall Hawkins and Rose Colella. This final iteration will be dedicated to the memory of jazz guitar giant, Bob Boss. As the curtain falls on Jazz In The Pines, this special edition promises to leave a lasting impression on audiences. Get tickets

San Francisco Pride

SF Pride Parade Giant Flag

San Francisco Pride celebrates this weekend, June 29 & 30, with the theme Beacon of Love. The Pride Parade, featuring Celebrity Grand Marshal Billy Porter, starts on Sunday at 10:30 am along Market Street and ends in a celebration at the Civic Center which continues through 5 pm. Additional performers on Saturday and Sunday include Adore Delano, Princess Drag Extravaganza, Nina Sky, Rêve, and many more. More info

Men’s Choruses Combined Concert


Artistic directors Jerry Soria-Foust and Dr. Stan Hill have created the first joint concert featuring the combined singers of Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus and Modern Men – Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus on Sunday, June 30 at 4 pm at the magnificent St. Theresa’s in Palm Springs. In this SOLD OUT concert, each organization will sing the repertoire which they will perform this July in Minneapolis at GALA Choruses Festival 2024. The Choruses will represent the Coachella Valley by singing for 170 LGBTQ+ choirs and over 7000 musicians. More info

Displacement: Stories from Section 14

Displacement: Stories from Section 14

The Green Room Theatre Company presents an innovative theatre reading, Displacement: Stories from Section 14 on Friday, June 28 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, June 29 at 2 pm and 6:30 pm and Sunday, June 30 at 2 pm at the Coachella Library Community Room. The show will address the many complex layers in the history of Section 14, a one-square-mile tract in downtown Palm Springs. In the mid-60’s the homes of Latino, Black, and other family homes were bulldozed and burned to make way for development, without compensation or housing options for displaced residents. Get tickets

Summer Sunset Art Walk

Perez Art District

The Perez Art District presents a Summer Sunset Art Walk on Friday, June 28 at 4 pm. This free event provides the opportunity to visit artists in their studios to not only see where the art is created but to also buy art directly from the artists. Unlike other gallery districts, The Perez Art District is a collection of working artists’ studios where the artists enjoy sharing their work and the ideas behind them. Visitors will see a wide range of artistic practices including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photography, printmaking, and ceramics. More info

Final Weekend: LGBTQ+ Archives Pride Month Display

Happy Pride Month LGBTQ Archives of the Desert

The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert has been showcasing some of its collection at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library in June in honor of National Pride Month. The Pride Month Display highlights the breadth and depth of the donations and acquisitions received during the last five years. The display includes publications, travel guides, commemorative pins, posters, and other memorabilia, and your last chance to see it is this weekend during regular library hours: Friday–Sunday 10 am–6 pm. More info


Saturday, June 29
Gyptuoso – Jeremie Levi Samson
| 5:30–7:30 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center
Grace Potter | 8 pm at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Sunday, June 30
Intocable Tour 30 Aniversario
| 8 pm Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

NEW! Visitor Map & Guide Summer 2024 Edition

Summer 2024 Visitor Map and Guide Cover

Check out our NEW Summer 2024 KGAY Desert Guide Visitor Map & Guide! To help you find everything you need as a visitor or local, we feature the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries, and other services. Look for the latest edition of our printed version around town if you’re here, or if planning a visit, you can download it right here, right now!

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