“Helping others is the best gift ever”, according to DJ Galaxy. And he’ll be helping distribute breakfast Saturday at Oscar’s, among the myriad other contributions he makes to our community. We’re proud to have him on the KGAY airwaves each week for the Retro Lunch and Sunday Brunch.
Happy holidays from the entire team to you and yours! We are going to be home in Palm Springs for Christmas, but hope your travels are safe – whether they be local or through PSP airport. BTW, a reminder that parking at the airport is tough! Take an Uber/Lyft/taxi or “call a friend” to take you there.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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DBA Holiday Party at Hunters
The Desert Business Association‘s 2021 Holiday Party will be at Hunters Nightclub on Monday, December 20 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. Network and celebrate the Holiday Season while supporting two local non-profits: Safe Schools LGBTQ Youth Scholarships, and Sanctuary Palm Springs. Bring raffle items, buy raffle tickets, and/or bring gift cards to be provided to residents of Sanctuary Palm Springs! Pre-registration requested. More info
Women’s B.A.M. Salon for November
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents B.A.M. Salon (Book and Movie Salon) for women, hosted by Flynn Sylvest and Irma O’Dell on Tuesday, December 21 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. and every 3rd Tuesday, monthly. The group’s purpose is to develop and deepen LGBTQ+ community and connection through stimulating and informative conversations about books and movies that highlight women authors and women’s stories and experiences. This month’s salon will feature the 2018 film Lez Bomb, directed by Jenna Laurenzo. A closeted young woman brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, only to have her coming out efforts thwarted by the unexpected arrival of her male roommate. More info
Holiday Schedule for Programs @The Center
Some programs at the LGBTQ Center of the Desert will have holiday breaks:
- Women’s Chat: Will meet every Thursday in December via ZOOM
- Who Cares: Will meet every Friday via Zoom inc. Dec 24/31
- Men’s Chat: Will meet Dec 17 via ZOOM. No group on Dec 24/31
- Knit Together: Will meet Dec 15/20 & 22. No group on Dec 27/29
- 50+ FIT via ZOOM on Mondays: Will meet Dec 20. No class Dec 27
- 50+ FIT in-Person on Tuesdays: Will meet Dec 21. No class Dec 28
- Prostate Cancer Support Group: No meeting on Dec 28
- Chair Yoga: Will meet Dec 16/23. No class Dec 30
- Check out ALL The Center’s programs here.
Counseling Over 60
Anxiety, depression and isolation needn’t be a part of life. The Center offers many ways to connect, and specifically offers a cognitive-behavioral in-person therapy program for late life depression at no cost to eligible clients age 60+ Call Mike Martin for details: 760-416-7790 ext. 3
Save the Date: Info-A-Go-Go
On Friday, January 28, 2022 from 3:00–6:00 p.m., The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents their annual Info-A-Go-Go at the Compass Rose Ballroom at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. This is a one stop shop for all things LGBTQ+ in the desert, a sort of Welcome Wagon for our snow-birds, new residents, retirees, as well as folks that have been here awhile. Come see all that our amazing community has to offer to get plugged-in and involved. If you’d like to be an exhibitor for Info-A-Go-Go, registration must be completed by January 14, 2022. January’s Center Social, sponsored by KGAY 106.5, will also take place on January 28 at the Compass Rose Patio from 5:00–7:00 p.m. More info