We have PRIDE to celebrate! And this week reminds us of why the L-G-B-T-Q-A-I-2S’s come together as one each November. We’ve been preparing for over a year now, as last year’s pride went virtual. But now we’re in live and in person for a week of great things to do! We’re the place to find them.
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Palm Springs Pride Weeks Kicks off
Palm Springs Pride presents the George Zander Candlelight Vigil and March on Monday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m., beginning at the Downtown Park with a rally and march through the heart of Palm Springs. Reflect, remember, and stand up against hate violence around the world and honor the memories of all victims of hate crimes. Remember George Zander and Chris Zander on the sixth anniversary of the day they were attacked in Downtown Palm Springs. George died on December 10, 2015; help us carry forward the social justice efforts that defined his life. More info
Show Your Pride, Light Up the Night, and Win!
Residents and businesses are invited to show their support for the LGBTQ community and decorate their storefront, home or apartment with pink and rainbow lights for the 2nd annual Light Up the Night contest presented by Alaska Airlines. Additional contest sponsors include KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs, Gay Desert Guide and VACAYA LGBT+ Vacations. There are separate contests for the best business decoration [more info] and best residential decoration [more info] with prizes including airfare to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, and a VACAYA LGBT+ Vacation for two to the Caribbean!
Pride Week at Oscar’s
Experience the diverse artistry of Oscar’s Pride 2021 events throughout the week, starting with Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles (The world’s only all LGBTQ+ Mariachi band) on Monday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. Then it’s a hilarious night of comedy with Bruce Vilanch and Poppy Champlin on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. , Open Mic Night with American Idol vocal coach Michael Orland on Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m., and on Friday, November 5: Oscar’s presents jazz chanteuse Niki Haris, serenading the audience with re-imagined arrangements of the classics while serving up her sassy insights and boisterous banter about life, love, motherhood, and her stellar career including her well-known role as the big voice behind Madonna. Get tickets
Sharing our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History
Palm Springs Pride and the Palm Springs Library present an official Pride Event – Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History: An Inaugural Exhibition, opening Thursday, November 4 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library. Learn about the history of the Greater Palm Springs Area and how it became a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community. The exhibit continues throughout Pride Weekend: Friday & Saturday, November 5 & 6 from 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 7 from 12:00–5:30 p.m. More info