Friday is national “Happy Hour Day”. And Black Friday is just two weeks away, so the holidays are basically upon us!
We are still basking in the warmth of Palm Springs Pride 2021 – one for the record books for sure. Congrats to our “Light Up the Night” winners: DestinationPSP for best business display and Shann Carr for Best Home Display. Each wins air travel on Alaska Airlines and Shann gets to finally enjoy a VACAYA LGBT+ Vacation without having to do stand up!
And don’t forget to tune in Saturdays 10-12 noon PT to hear Ross Mathews on KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs this month.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Brothers of the Desert Annual Wellness Summit
Brothers of the Desert is conducting their third annual Wellness Summit focusing on Black gay men and allies in the Coachella Valley and beyond on Saturday, November 13 from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Margaritaville Resort and online. Given the unprecedented individual and collective struggles over the past years, creating a safe space to support Black gay men’s health and wellness is more vital than ever. Dr. Leo Moore and Bishop Yvette Flunder will offer keynote remarks, and workshop presenters include: activist and mental health advocate Yolo Akili Robinson, public health leader and community advocate Dr. Stephaun Elite Wallace, film director Nathan Hale-Williams, motivational speaker Jared Sampson, actor and teaching artist Trey Wilson, community activist Wes Rankins, spiritual leader Tony Bradford, and CEO of TruEvolution Gabriel Maldonado. Get tickets
Speak My Words, Tell My Truth
Dezart Performs, in partnership with Brothers of the Desert, present a live staged reading of Speak My Words, Tell My Truth by Lorenz Qatava on Sunday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pearl McManus Theater. The play explores the legacy of five Black Gay writers and applies their lessons to present-day life in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. An all-star cast will be directed by Yvans Jourdain. Get tickets
Ross Mathews Radio Show Saturdays in November on KGAY!
Longtime Coachella Valley resident Ross Mathews joins KGAY 106.5 all month long with his new show airing Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Ross is seen nationally on RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Drew Barrymore Show, and more. Ross plans to focus his show on what he knows best: show biz, current events and the Coachella Valley. As Ross puts it “KGAY is celebrating Palm Springs Pride month by giving the gayest person in history his own radio show…Me!” Saturdays with Ross Mathews runs through the month of November on KGAY 106.5, on the air in the Coachella Valley and streaming worldwide online!
Pride Art Walk
JEVPIC presents Palm Springs Pride Art Walk – Weekend 2 on Saturday, November 13 from 5:00–9:00 p.m. Meet at Jannesen Artspace to go on a one mile art walk to view over 40 LGBTQ+ owned businesses and showcasing 60 queer artists. The walk ends at V Wine Lounge. It’s free but if you want to contribute you can get a wristband which entitles you to a drink; you can participate by buying raffle tickets and bidding on silent auction items. More info