David Gray and our committee of “merry-gays” did such a great job with the Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History during Palm Springs Pride. This week you can broaden your horizons with an enlarging the circle of LGBTQ+ history that encompasses Los Angeles! KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide are proud to be partnering with Mizell Senior Center for L.A. A Queer History: Where it all Began on Wednesday. Details below.
If you’re confused as to which Transgender Day of Remembrance celebration to attend, you’re not alone. We mention all below and each has its merits. It’s just too bad that the factions who organize these events are seemingly at odds with one another, so now we have three organizations and competing TDOR events.
The holidays are upon us with just 40 days till Christmas! ‘Tis the season of giving, too. We’ll have all the fundraisers and fun events on our calendar, but one to support is the “Fill the Bus” drive at the Smoketree Ralph’s on Thursday with SunLine Transit. Bring food items per the instructions below!
We had another stellar Ross Mathews’ show on Saturday and he’ll be on KGAY 106.5 again this Saturday morning at 10 a.m. We’re so excited to have our new “Satur-Gays with Ross” and hope you’ll tune in. BTW, we’re not playing Christmas music – yet!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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DBA Networking Mixer at Wabi Sabi
Join the Desert Business Association for their Networking Event at Wabi Sabi Japan Living on Monday, November 15 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. Wabi Sabi Japan Living is a home goods retail store that imports tableware, Sake, chopsticks, knives, tea, cookware and food from Japan and Asia. Check out their new location at the corner of North Palm Canyon and Amado! More info
Desert Stonewall Democrats – November Meeting
Desert Stonewall Democrats’ November Virtual Membership Meeting will take place Tuesday, November 16 from 5:45–7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The main topic will be a discussion of Gun Sense in America, and they will also have updated election results along with other topics of interest. More info
Screening Wednesday: L.A. A Queer History – Where it All Began
The Mizell Center is screening L.A. A Queer History: Where it all Began on Wednesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. Gay Desert Guide and KGAY 106.5 are proud community partners in presenting this film about the history and culture of Los Angeles’ lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Though often overshadowed by their New York counterparts, Los Angeles gave rise to one of the most influential LGBTQ cultures and activist movements. Filmmaker Gregorio Davila will be on hand for a discussion after the screening. More info
Transgender Awareness Week
This is Transgender Awareness Week, and if you weren’t aware, the LGBTQ Center of the Desert holds a weekly confidential, HIPAA-compliant Trans Tuesday meeting on Zoom, every Tuesday from 6:30–7:30 p.m. [More info].
Transgender Awareness Week culminates with the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday, November 20. The 7th Annual Official Transgender Day of Remembrance for Palm Springs takes place at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall [More info]. Then, at 5:30 p.m, The Coachella Valley Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed at Oscar’s. The program will include light refreshments, a welcome from Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem Lisa Middleton, a keynote from Miss Nevada USA Kataluna Enriquez, and the traditional reading of the names, with a canned goods and socks drive for homeless transgender and nonbinary individuals [More info]. Meanwhile, the 4th Annual East Valley Transgender Day of Remembrance will be taking place at the new LGBTQ Center of the Desert Coachella, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. [More info]