Brad Fuhr

Goody Two Shoes is both an Adam Ant song and the way which some have described me over the years. I look innocent enough. I rarely got accused of any transgressions that could have been attributed to me. That angelic look as a child carried over to my adult life where I feel like I have to maintain a certain respectability. But we all have our “bad” side.

Case-in-point: A great essay in the weekend section of the New York Times today titled, The Virtues of Being Bad, where I received both inspiration and permission to occasionally “walk on the wild side”. Whether it’s gossiping, eating Chik-fil-A (I don’t), or something a bit more hedonistic, the article was a good reminder that being bad at times doesn’t define you. But being good certainly has me. As I approach my 65th birthday, I’m re-examining many things in my life. Lacking occasional transgressions is one of them…

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Riverside’s Inland Empire Pride Festival 2023

Riverside Pride 2023

Riverside’s FREE Pride Festival, Inland Empire Pride, returns for their 2nd Annual edition on Sunday, September 10 at the Riverside Convention Center (indoors and air-conditioned!). The festival is open to all ages from 12–7 pm with a youth zone dedicated for those 17 and under. From 7–10 pm, the event becomes 18+ only. Headline entertainers include HYM the Rapper, singer/songwriter Mariah Counts and Latin recording artist Leyo. A mass wedding event, Ceremony of Love, will be held on the event’s Main Stage, officiated by Reverend Troy Kristoffer of Ceremonies of Love. There will also be queer art displays and the company of LGBTQIA+ oriented and friendly organizations and companies. More info

Broadway Bash Dinner Show

Broadway Bash Dinner Show

Willie’s Modern Fare in Rancho Mirage presents Musical Theatre University’s Broadway Bash Dinner Show every Sunday in September. Come enjoy a three course dinner with a fully staged Broadway Revue by MTU’s singing servers and a celebrated Broadway guest star at every show! Seating is at 4 pm with the show at 5 pm. Get tickets

Palm Springs Comedy Mashup

Maggies Mashup

Maggie Hyde presents the Palm Springs Comedy Mashup on Friday, September 8 at 9 pm at the Hilton Palm Springs Lounge. This is a live comedy stand-up show featuring professional comedians from Los Angeles and Palm Springs, including Amanda Michelle, Max Mitchell, Julie Sheppard, Gini Sikes, Beth Greenman, Emily James, Skip Clark, and Christian Cintron plus celebrity drop-in guests! Get tickets

Best of Coachella Valley Nominations Extended Thru Friday Sept 8


The Coachella Valley Independent‘s annual Best of Coachella Valley reader’s poll is accepting nominations through Friday, September 8. We would love a repeat of our wins last year! Write-in your nominations for Best Local DJ under the “Arts” section: KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch Djs: DJ Eric Ornelas and DJ Galaxy, and DJ Modgirl of the KGAY Sunday Tea Dance! Then, under the “Life in the Valley” section, for Best Local Radio Personality please consider John Taylor of the KGAY 106.5 Morning Show, and finally, also under “Life in the Valley,” for Best Radio Station, please nominate KGAY 106.5! Nominate Today

Sean Wiggins & Vicci Stewart

Sean and Vicci

Palm Springs Crave presents Sean Wiggins & Vicci Stewart in a live performance benefit on Saturday, September 9, from 6:30–10:30 pm at Impala. Sean and Vicci will perform from 7–9 pm. Enjoy speciality craft cocktails, vodka and tequila drink specials with delicious Tex-Mex food you can order. The $10 door proceeds will benefit DAP/Women’s Health Women of Impact, a diverse group ensuring the health and well being of women and children in our community. More info

Congress Member Barbara Lee

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The Riverside County Democratic Party presents the second edition of their Blueprint for Democracy Speaker Series featuring Congress Member Barbara Lee (12th District of California) on Saturday, September 9, from 3:30–5 pm at the Cathedral City Public Library. More info

Brothers of the Desert Present The Dating Game

The Dating Game Show Crop

Brothers of the Desert (BOD) present The Dating Game on Saturday, September 9 from 6–9 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. BOD member Patrick Pierre will be serving up an evening of game show at the second annual BOD game show night with your host Patty Cakes. Just like the beloved television show, a bachelor will interview contestants to choose who to take on a date. And the audience gets to help ask questions! In addition to the “dating game” there will be surprise guests and much more. This event will raise funds for the BOD Emergency Fund that helps members experiencing an unexpected or critical expenses. Get tickets

Sing Along With Us – Camelot

Summer Sing With Us - Camelot

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents classic movie musicals in the Sing Along With Us Film Series all summer long, on the largest screen in the valley at the Historic Camelot Theatre. The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus will lead the singing. On Sunday, September 10 at 3 pm, come sing along to Camelot. After the arranged marriage of Arthur (Richard Harris) and Guinevere (Vanessa Redgrave), the king gathers the noble knights of the realm to his Round Table. The dashing and stalwart Lancelot (Franco Nero) joins, but soon finds himself enraptured by the lovely Guinevere. When Arthur’s illegitimate son, Mordred (David Hemmings), reappears in the kingdom and outs the secret lovers, Arthur finds himself trapped by his own rules into taking action against his wife and closest friend. Gay Desert Guide and KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs are proud media sponsors of the Sing Along With Us This Summer Film Series! Get tickets

The Purple Room: Scot Bruce, Brenna Whitaker, The Judy Show

Brenna Whitaker
Brenna Whitaker
Scot Bruce

Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club is back in season and on Friday, September 8 come see Scot Bruce performing Elvis: The Yearly Years, and on Saturday, September 9, Brenna Whitaker takes the stage. On Sunday, September 10, the spirit of Judy Garland is alive and well with Michael Holmes performing The Judy Show! Get tickets

Check Out Our Downloadable Calendar


Our Gay Desert Guide Events Channel always has the latest, continually updated calendar of events for day-by-day viewing, but sometimes you just want a quick overview of what’s coming up, in a beautiful, downloadable, printable calendar…and we have just the thing! Download our 2023-24 Calendar of Events (updated monthly) to see what’s coming up in the days, weeks, and months ahead. It’s a great time to look ahead as we head into season, with events coming up like The Dinah, Pride Under the Pines, Pride on the Page, Modernism Week October, Palm Springs Pride (and Leather Pride), and Palm Springs Food & Wine Fest, just to name a select few of the more than 30 highlighted events between now and early December. Check it out

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