The lineup for #PalmSpringsPride was announced this week and Todrick Hall is front and center this year. That in addition to Pussy Riot and a cadre of other LGBGQ+ talent will entertain young and old this year.

Brad Fuhr

We’re proud to takeover the Arenas District Dance Stage with KGAY 106.5. It will feature LA’s Ray Rhodes (founder of Tiger Heat), DJ Modgirl and will end the weekend with a live broadcast of the Sunday Retro Brunch with DJ Galaxy and DJ Eric Ornelas.

Don’t forget to cast your “early” vote this year – not for governmental positions, but for KGAY & John Taylor! While John could likely never run for public office, he was runner-up last year in top radio personality in the Desert Sun’s Best of Desert 2022. And this is a competition he should win! The link is below.

And this weekend is The Dinah, where we will be “reporting” via the socials all weekend. Mariah Hanson has put together a stellar entertainment lineup and builds community among our lesbian and non-binary women. We’re proud to be a media sponsor again this year!

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

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The Dinah is Here!

Dinah 2022 Header Collage

The Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend 2022 is continuing the legend with a show-stopping all-female entertainment line-up all weekend, now through Sunday, September 25 at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. Headlining acts include Fletcher, Haviah Mighty, Cassidy King, IV4, Zolita, IV Jay, Siena Liggins and 80s music iconic superstar, Taylor Dayne. From pool parties in the daytime to the glamorous Black & White Ball and Hollywood Party in the evenings, The Dinah is Join the largest Queer/Lesbian/Non-Binary Event in the world. Get tickets

Cinema Diverse 2022

Cinema Diverse 2022 Wide

Cinema Diverse celebrates its 15th Anniversary with the 2022 edition wrapping up this weekend, through Sunday, September 25 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Organizers say “LGBTQ+ films and LGBTQ+ film festivals are critical to our local community, and to the world community, because they tell stories that remind us of where we came from, who we are, and who we can be.” Check out our event listing for information on tickets, six-packs, and passes: More info

Good Enough Film Poster Crop

Good Enough: A Modern Musical screens on Friday, September 23 at 8 pm. Good Enough is a modern pop/R&B musical dealing with some of the most relevant issues of the day. College seniors Jamal and Trevor each think they have it all planned out until they have an unexpected encounter, but is their developing love enough to overcome their different backgrounds, paths, friends, and families? Get tickets

Brotherly Lies Film Still

On Saturday, September 24 at 5:30 pm, Brotherly Lies is the story of estranged brothers Lex and David, who find themselves forced to spend time together, which in turn, leads to a situation where they can no longer escape the lies formed by their tragic past. Check out this interview with the filmmaker and get tickets

All Man International Male Story Poster

In case you missed the screening last week, there’s an encore screening of All Man: The International Male Story on Sunday, September 25 at 12 pm. This documentary is a journey across three decades of the International Male catalog’s lasting impact on fashion, masculinity, and gay rights. With revenues at its peak of $120 million and circulation of over 3 million, the catalog successfully appealed to both gay and straight audiences and helped transform conservative notions of American masculinity into a more carefree, cosmopolitan, and confident expression. Get tickets

Manscaping Movie Poster

Other Cinema Diverse highlights this weekend include: The Unabridged Mrs. Vera’s Daybook (Friday, 2:30 pm), a documentary about activism and community art in San Francisco; Vulveeta (Friday, 5:15 pm), about a 1990’s riot grrrrl band reunion; Manscaping (Saturday, 5 pm), following three queer men reimagining the traditional barbershop and restyling masculinity along the way; and the story of the indelible bond of Loren & Rose (Saturday, 7:30 pm), starring Jacqueline Bisset.

Sunday Supper Farm to Table Fundraiser

Sunday Supper

Join PS Underground and FIND Food Bank, the Desert’s Regional Food Bank, for Sunday Supper, a Farm to Table Fundraiser to support Hunger Action Month on Sunday, September 25 from 4–6:30 pm. This multi-course gourmet meal pays homage to the ingredients one would receive at a FIND Food Bank food distribution. Help raise funds to ensure every person in our community can share a meaningful meal with loved ones. Your ticket purchase will help FIND Food Bank provide over 650 meals to the Coachella Valley and Hi-Desert. The experience includes hors d’oeuvres and a three-course feast of the chef’s creation, free-flowing red and white wine, specialty cocktails, and an evening of unique local entertainment. Get tickets

Song of the Day VACAYA Caribbean Cruise Giveaway ​

KGAY Song of Day 2022 Vacaya Lauderdale

KGAY 106.5 wants to send you on a VACAYA LGBT+ VACATION to the Caribbean for a full-ship LGBTQ+ cruise! You’ll be sharing and celebrating with 3,000 new friends in February 2023. You’ll set sail from Fort Lauderdale onboard “Celebrity Reflection” for 7 nights while enjoying world class dining, star-studded entertainment, signature VACAYA activities and mind-blowing parties! Listen for the VACAYA LGBT+ Caribbean Cruise Song of the Day at 8 am & 5 pm, and then go to the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page. Put in the name of the song, and you’re entered. The more days you play, the more chances you’ll have to WIN! (One entry per day). Brought to you by VACAYA, Visit Lauderdale, and KGAY 106.5!

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