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June 25–27, 2021

Summer is officially here and the livin’ is easy! Summer does seem like the perfect time to recharge your proverbial batteries.  So I’m noticing many friends either already out of the valley or planning trips out soon.I made a pilgrimage back to my roots to attend a family reunion and class reunion in the Midwest.  We still managed to produce the 103rd episode of the #ILoveGayPalmSprings podcast with John Taylor.  It goes on hiatus for a month with exciting audio news ahead!
Wherever your summer plans take you - if only to the top of the tramway or to the nearest pool - keep updated on what’s happening with GayDesertGuide.LGBT.

Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide

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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings

June 25–27, 2021

We're keeping you updated on the weekend's Top Events: ShortFest is Here with Gayla! and Best of the Fest, Loud & Proud Pride Band Concert, Live Theatre Returns with The Miss Firecracker Contest, PLUS: Cathedral City Gay Bar Tour Wraps Up, Tina Turner Tribute, LA Pride Events at Universal and Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Pride Virtual Tour of Greenwich Village and more...

 ShortFest Gayla! and Best of Fest

The Palm Springs International ShortFest continues through this weekend, with the Gayla! collection of LGBTQ-themed films showing on Friday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. [More info]. For a schedule of collections showing in all three Camelot theaters, see our bookmark [here]. Best of Fest screenings are scheduled for Monday, June 28 and will feature jury award winners and audience favorites. Tickets for Best of Fest will be available Sunday, June 27 at approximately 9:00 p.m. on the ShortFest website.

 Loud & Proud Pride Band Concert

Saturday, June 26 - The Coachella Valley's own Desert Winds Freedom Band will join with 12 additional Pride bands from across the country for Loud & Proud: A Celebration of Pride Bands from Coast to Coast on YouTube. Created collaboratively between all of the participating bands and coordinated by the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, Loud & Proud features an exciting mixture of pop, symphonic, classical, and modern selections. More info

 The Miss Firecracker Contest

Now Playing - The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley's Premier LGBTQ+ Live Stage Production Company, heralds the return of live theatre with "The Miss Firecracker Contest" through July 4. Meet Carnelle, an irrepressible young woman who thinks that winning the local beauty contest will restore her soiled reputation and make her somebody in her small Mississippi community. Get tickets

We have a HOT DEAL for savings at Bear Wear, plus deals at Desert Mischief, Grand Central, Monster Shakes, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Johannes, Mary Pickford TheatreChill Bar, Peepa's, Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge, and more!

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I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast: Episode 103

John Taylor and Gay Desert Guide Brad Fuhr welcome special guests Deb Pollack from the LGBTQ Center of the Desert, Jimmy Boegle from and Nicholas Snow from PromoHomo.TV

The #ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcast is broadcast on Facebook Live, Fridays at 11:00 a.m.The#ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcast is also available on Apple TV, Roku TV, Amazon, FireTV and Android devices via Tune in Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. (or later on-demand) to stream us to your TV. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio and more!


Welcome New Partner This Week

The Cole Hotels story begins like so many Palm Springs hotels, built in the 50s for Angelinos flocking to the “playground of the stars.” While its restoration is inspired by its origins, the Cole Hotel combines mid-century design with modern amenities, regional cuisine influenced by day trips to the valley, and a state of mind that comes only after hours spent poolside. Learn more

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