Sandy Sachs is most famous for co-founding Girl Bar Los Angeles and Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs over 25 years ago. This party was the world's biggest lesbian gathering before evolving into Dinah Vegas, now in its fourth year.
Diana King, the Jamaican born "reggae-fusion" singer-songwriter, revealed that she was a lesbian in a lengthy Facebook post last June. Today, she chats about what motivated her very personal admission and the results of her announcement.
In March 2010 I, a semi-jaded relationship coach and LGBT enthusiast (yes, I really am straight), was in the middle of finishing my book when my favorite lesbian confidants told me to grab my smallest bikini and head to the Dinah. I wasn't sure how I felt about the bikini part.
If there's one thing lesbians don't expect to do at Dinah Shore, it's finding someone they connect with on more than just a lustful level. I'm sure it has happened at Dinah before, but I promise you, no one expects it.
A dozen years ago Maria wrote about her father in Gary Cooper Off Camera: A Daughter Remembers. The book had extensive photographs of the Coopers' private life. She keeps the voluminous photographs her mother saved in huge portfolios under a plush sofa in the living room.