Legacy is a word that is bandied about and refers to how one will be remembered after they are gone or the money left in a will.
Or it might mean the legacy of a movement like our LGBTQ+ collective voices and history. I was honored to moderate a panel talking about this very topic earlier in the week. It dovetailed on the movie Bros, where a fictional LGBTQ+ History Museum is being created. The movie skewers the foibles and frailties that accompany the various factions who are trying to get their piece of history acknowledged.
Here in Palm Springs, a group of us are working to create a long-term documentation of our history called the LGBTQ+ History and Archives of the Desert. Our current exhibition will be up at the Welwood Murray Library during pride weekend. I hope you’ll stop by.
And I also think about legacy in terms of the people who will be honored this weekend at CenterStage, the LGBTQ Community Center’s annual gala. Jeremy Hobbs leads the Western Wind Foundation and is recipient of the Legacy Award. The dollars he funnels to our community have impacted many lives.
Enjoy this great weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings
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Adam Lambert at The Show
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage’s The Show presents Adam Lambert – The Witch Hunt on Saturday, October 22 at 8 pm. After blowing everyone away on the eighth season of American Idol, Adam Lambert went on to release his debut album ‘For Your Entertainment’ which included the international hit ‘Whatya Want From Me’ and earned him a Grammy Award nomination. In addition to producing three more albums and touring the world as the lead singer of Queen, Lambert has made multiple television appearances and founded the Feel Something Foundation to advance his philanthropy and activism in support of LGBTQ+ and human rights. Get tickets
Unbound: An Immersive Kink Chamber Opera
Unbound will be performed from October 20–November 6 in Palm Springs. From composer Nathan Hall, librettist Alan Olejniczak, director Jerome Joseph Gentes, and Palm Springs’ own TigerBear Productions comes a live immersive chamber opera experience like no other: Enter a bondage club. Check out the other patrons. Order a drink. Find a spot to stand or sit. Watch and listen to the erotic encounter that changes a man’s life when he finds his way into the club for the first time. 21 and older only. Garb, gear, and cosplay encouraged. Get tickets
Jose Sarria: Legendary Drag Queen Exhibit
A special exhibit of Jose Sarria: Legendary Drag Queen and LGBTQ+ Activist (1922–2013) is on display at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library in the main room through December 15. Jose Sarria was a legend of the San Francisco drag scene. Out and Latino, Sarria dedicated his life to fight for LGBTQ+ rights and even ran as the country’s first known openly gay candidate for public office. The exhibit is open daily at the museum from 10 am to 6 pm, and through 8 pm on Thursdays. On Thursday, October 27 from 6–7:30 pm, a member of the Jose Sarria Foundation will be in conversation with a special guest for a panel discussion. More info
Center Stage: Together We Rise
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents their annual gala, Center Stage, on Friday, October 21 from 5:30–9 pm at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The theme: Together We Rise emphasizes the solidarity essential among LGBTQ+ and allied individuals in overcoming adversity and attaining progress. The evening will consist of a cocktail party, sit-down dinner, entertainment, live auction, and Legacy Award honorees. Headlining the evening’s entertainment are Jennifer Corday (award-winning and out-and-proud lesbian singer/songwriter) and Brian Justin Crum (top-charting queer singer-songwriter). Get tickets
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Desert Theatreworks presents A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder running through Sunday, October 30. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives (played by one actor) without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? This Tony-Award winning Best Musical is a charming, murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. Get tickets
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