I received my ballot in the mail for the June primary election in California. It couldn’t come at a more apropos time as it feels like our rights are being eroded by homophobic politicians and conservative judges.
Two events to highlight this week: Desert Stonewall Democrats May Membership Meeting and Preserving Everyone’s Right to Vote are worth attending – even if virtually.
A shoutout to our KGAY weekend host Ross Mathews and hubby Wellington Garcia on their recent nuptials in Mexico. People Magazine had the exclusive photos and we look forward to having him back on the air with us soon! Congratulations to an amazing couple that consider Palm Springs their second home (not LA as indicated in the story!)
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Desert Oasis Health Care and The Center will have a COVID Vaccine & Booster Clinic on Tuesday, May 17 from 9 am–1 pm at The Center. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, or if you want to get a booster shot, now is your opportunity. Afterward you can try your luck and enter to win one of two $50 gift cards. Second boosters are available to those age 50+ and immunocompromised individuals who have received their first booster at least four months prior to May 17. Both Pfizer and Moderna boosters will be available. More info
Kimpton Rowan Hotel Comedy & Wine Lounge – Win Tickets!
The Kimpton Rowan Hotel presents: The Comedy & Wine Lounge on Tuesday, May 17 from 6–9 pm at 4 Saints. Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting (6–8 pm) with Idle Cellars (Sonoma County) with culinary creations by Executive Chef Ysaac Ramirez available to order. Then the Laugh Cellar returns to Palm Springs with a live, stand-up comedy show from 8–9 pm with headliner Alec Mapa, featured talent Krista Fatka and opening talent David Roth. Get tickets
KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide have your chance to WIN a pair of tickets to the Kimpton Rowan Hotel’s evening of Comedy & Wine. Enter online at the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page!
Desert Stonewall Democrats May Membership Meeting will be in person at The Mizell Center on Tuesday, May 17 from 6–7 pm. They will have a Zoom component also for those who aren’t yet comfortable with an indoor setting. Speakers will address the potential decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, immediate implications for women, and the implications for other rights established by the Supreme Court based on the 14th amendment right to privacy. May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. DSD honors people of this community as does this Presidential Proclamation. Come at 5:30 pm for some social time with a glass of wine and snacks (Ruth’s famous brownies) before the meeting. More info
KGAY and Gay Desert Guide are proud community partner of The Mizell Center’s 3rd Wednesday Speaker Series: Preserving Everyone’s Right to Vote on Wednesday, May 18 from 6–7:30 pm. The right to vote may be the most enshrined right in the Constitution and yet some Americans are challenged to exercise this fundamental right. This community based conversation will examine why Preserving Everyone’s Right to Vote is essential to maintaining a functional democracy. Joining the conversation will be Lex Ortega – LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, John Farran – ONE-PS, Lorenzo Taylor – Brothers of the Desert, and Tom Coulter – Politics Reporter, Desert Sun. The program is co-sponsored by the LGBTQ Center of the Desert. More info
Celebrate the music, comedy and the all-around high jinx of two iconic mid-century stars with direct links to Palm Springs, Dean Martin and Dinah Shore, on Wednesday, May 18 from 5–7:30 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This show will feature a cocktail hour with the music of Palm Springs Piano Bar (Alan Kraemer and Claudia Ried), followed by a variety hour in the style of “The Dinah Shore Chevy Show” in the Historic Camelot Theater. Featuring a lineup of special guests who will have a lot to say …and sing… about these two celebrated stars and more. Hosted by Claudia Ried and Conrad Angel Corral of Palm Springs Point of View Get tickets