Brad Fuhr

Scott Griffin and I were on the phone together Monday night just after the release of our “American Dream” HGTV segment on Facebook. We giggled like school girls as we refreshed the page and watched the views increase: 415,000, 432,000, 450,000, and then over 1,300,000 views after just 24 hours!

Scott is a host on the wildly popular TV show and approached us about recording a segment about KGAY and GayDesertGuide.LGBT early in the year. We scheduled the shoot to coincide with KGAY Night at the Firebirds. I’m so proud of how it came out!

We started the day in the KGAY studios with John Taylor who sent us on our way in the gayborhood. The crew shot at the Kimpton Rowan as we overlooked the valley, then Trixie Motel, The Velvet Rope, and at the Visitors Center. I’m proud of segment which we linked below. It’s a love letter to our incredibly welcoming Coachella Valley and is perfectly timed for June, Pride Month.

The segment debuts Sunday on HGTV and will be followed by part two later in the month. With so much negative news in the world, this six minutes will make you appreciate the special place we live in and why we live here. Happy Pride Month indeed!

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

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Big Gay BBQ

Big Gay BBQ Arenas

Palm Springs Pride presents a finger-lickin’ Big Gay BBQ on Friday and Saturday, June 7 & 8 from 5–11 pm in the Arenas District. This year marks the Big Gay BBQ’s second iteration, and it promises to be bigger, bolder, and more delicious than ever. Six barbecue masters will be lined up and ready to satisfy your taste buds. From classic favorites like smoked pulled pork and baby back ribs to savory brisket, turkey, and chicken, there’s something for every craving. New additions this year include a crawfish boil, brisket, pulled pork, ribs, burgers and sausages. KGAY/Gay Desert Guide is proud to be a Choice Sponsor of this event and on the turntables will be KGAY’s own DJ Modgirl (Friday) and DJ Galaxy (Saturday), plus live music from Corday & the Magic 70s Band. Get tickets

Q+ Art: San Cha


The inaugural season of Q+ Art, the queer initiative of the Palm Springs Art Museum, continues with a performance by San Cha on Friday, June 7 at 5:30 pm. San Cha’s music is as eclectic as her emotional storytelling, transitioning effortlessly from haunting melodies filled with longing to irresistible dance beats. Her music transcends language and genre boundaries, effortlessly blending Spanish and English, acoustic and electronic elements, and rock riffs with towering, operatic vocals. Beyond her musical journey, San Cha embraces her identity as a queer, Latinx artist, boldly anchoring herself in rancheras and her cultural roots. Get tickets

SHE is Women’s Conference

HARP Women's Conference 2024 Revised 2

The HIV+ Aging Research Project presents the SHE is Women’s Conference on Saturday, June 8 from 10 am–4 pm at Mizell Center. This event is open to women living with HIV across the gender spectrum, those affected by HIV, and to caregivers and providers (HCPs) of HIV services. Come for a day of empowerment and sharing experience. 9:30 am registration. RSVP requested. More info

LGBTQ+ Archives Pride Month Display

Happy Pride Month LGBTQ Archives of the Desert

The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert is 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, viewable during the month of June during regular library hours: Monday–Sunday 10 am–6 pm, with extended hours on Thursday until 8 pm. More info

Summer 2024 Visitor Map and Guide Cover

NEW! Visitor Map & Guide Summer 2024 Edition

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!

LA Pride 2024

Ricky Martin LA Pride 2024 Crop copy

LA Pride in the Park 2024 will take place on Saturday, June 8, at LA State Historic Park and will be headlined by Ricky Martin. The festival will also feature performances by MUNA, Tokischa, and Jojo Siwa. The 54th Annual LA Pride Parade will be held the following day on Sunday, June 9 at 11 am along Hollywood Boulevard, and will feature over 150 contingents and Grand Marshals, including George Takei and Cassandro. A free Block Party will be held adjacent to the parade route on Sunday from mid-day to evening. More info

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Wraps Up

GPS Restaurant Week

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, June 9, offering residents and visitors 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 your reservation online and $1 per reservation will be donated to FIND Food Bank. See our event listing for links to participating restaurants and menus: More info

Firebirds in Western Conference Finals

Acrisure Arena Firebirds Rainbow Logos

The Coachella Valley Firebirds are now in Calder Cup Playoffs Round 4, in the Western Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Admirals. Round 4 is going great so far for the Firebirds, winning the first two games at home at Acrisure Arena and the first away game in Milwaukee. Game 4 went to the Admirals, so the Firebirds’ next chance to take the series will be Saturday, June 8 at 4 pm (Pacific) for Game 5 in Milwaukee. If necessary, Games 6 and 7 will be played back at Acrisure Arena (June 10 & 12), where they recently honored LGBTQ+ Pride month with a “Pathway to Pride” rainbow crosswalk. Go Firebirds!

NEW! “Say KGAY” Apparel

Say KGAY Merch New 2024 Summer

This Pride season, the best response to “Don’t Say Gay” is “SAY KGAY!” – Our popular shirts are back with more options to choose your favorite background color and style of shirt. Whether you prefer the shade of Eggplant, Creme, or Army green (or more than a dozen others) pick a color and place our Say KGAY slogan on the front or back of your choice of styles: classic T-Shirt, Relaxed Fit, Long Sleeve, Baseball 3/4 Sleeve, Scoop, Fitted, Tank Top, Racerback, V-Neck and more! Shop Now

Desert Smoke Weekend


Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert (PSLOD) presents (the sold out) Desert Smoke, an exciting new annual weekend event, from Friday–Sunday, June 7–9 at the infamous clothing-optional all-men’s Canyon Club Hotel. Cigar and pipe enthusiasts will enjoy a weekend of fun under the sun and warm, starlit nights. With a lineup of twelve optional activities, participants can dive in or take it easy. More info

High Desert Pride

High Desert Pride Festival

The High Desert Pride Festival will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 10 am–5 pm at St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church in Hesperia. With free admission and food vendors available, the festival offers a vibrant marketplace with arts and crafts, delicious food trucks, and health and wellness resources. Attendees can connect with San Bernardino Health providers for free HIV/STI testing, trans health information, alcohol and drug counseling, and a family assistance program. The festival also features raffles and giveaways, as well as Free Mom Hugs volunteers providing love and support. More info

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