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La Cage aux Palm Springs? Meet Gypsy, the World's Oldest Professional Female impersonator

Nicholas Snow | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live I welcome masters of celebrity female impersonation, the cast and crew members of Palm Springs' hit dinner show, Carnival Cabaret, starring James GYPSY Haake and produced by Dan Gore and his team.

Dame Edna on Fame, the Prostate Olympics and Her Glorious Goodbye

Greg Archer | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Dame Edna Everage's "possums" near and far might be fretting over the news that the savage, self-proclaimed international superstar is taking a bow after her current U.S. tour fades to black next month.

Overcoming Cycling Demons in the Mojave

Barry D. Wood | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
Barry D. Wood

Cycling in the Mojave is not for the feint-hearted. And it's not just the heat and boredom. As I pedaled into Palm Springs two days earlier, the challenge was wind and for several hours it was a dangerous menace.

Mariah Hanson Talks the Dinah Palm Springs 25th Anniversary and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

A quarter-century ago Mariah Hanson launched what would become her enduring legacy to both the city of Palm Springs and the LGBT community.

My Brothers, Charles and David Koch

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A year and a half ago I discovered that the Koch brothers are my brothers. I learned about our extraordinary kinship through a brief article, which mentioned that Charles Koch, and his younger twin brothers David and William, were members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at MIT.

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

Findery | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel
Findery

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive.

10 Hotel Water Parks Your Kids Will LOVE

Oyster | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We scoured the country for hotels that have on-site water parks that are fun for both little splashers and thrill-seeking teens. From Wisconsin to New York to Tennessee, there's a waterslide -- or surf simulator -- with your family's name on it.

California Desert Visions

Findery | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Findery

I'd like to think that it's something in the water that leads to all of these unique desert manifestations. Then again, maybe it has to do with the lack thereof. Next time you're looking for some inspiration, hit the dusty road and see what oasis awaits inside of you.

Best of 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Brad Schreiber | Posted 03.15.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, Jan. 2-12, included fifty of the Academy Award-nominated foreign films. Here's the best of a fest that includes American studio, independent and overseas cinema.

15 LGBT Must-Dos in 2015

Jim Werner | Posted 03.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

The ball has dropped, the champagne has popped and the partygoers have kissed. It's a new year. Now, it's time to think about your travel calendar. Before you know it, the planet will tilt and then you'll be roasting turkey and you don't want to think, "I never got to wear that harness." That would be tragic.

15 Gay Places to Go in 2015

Billy Kolber | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Photo Credits (cc) Flickr The places themselves aren't gay (one of them still criminalizes homosexuality!) but if you are, this is the ultimate guid...

Honoring Everyday Heroes in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I consider myself a multimedia entertainment activist practicing "entrepreneurial activism", the definition for which which I came up with (although I don't think I'm the first person to do so) many years ago by combining two definitions from a Webster's dictionary;

Jaywalking in L.A.!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The amazing poster for the Hungarian film, WHITE GOD. It's also the last shot of the movie, with 250 dogs lying on the plaza in front of the little girl who stars. poster from Magnolia

These Adorable Vintage Campers Take Trailer Living To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty

Trailer living brings about a certain mental image that's usually not very flattering. However, when that trailer happens to be a vintage model, it's ...

Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival Moves Downtown This Weekend

Nicholas Snow | Posted 01.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Palm Springs is already huge on the global gaydar screen, but in this journalist's opinion, it's reputation as one of the best cities for LGBTQ residents and tourists alike is about to go through the stratosphere as a dramatic change comes to the Greater Palm Springs Pride celebration.

Chihuahua in a Suitcase

Ana Garcia | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Ana Garcia

I am a bit of a snob. I like nice hotels with great food and luxurious spas, so does my Chihuahua, Jacob. Finding a hotel that will take us both, isn't always easy. Jacob's actually more down to earth than I am, and not because he's lower to the ground.

Notes on Crack

Robert Julian | Posted 12.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Julian

I am 64 and I have a boyfriend. The absurdity of this situation is not lost on me. First of all, how the hell did I get to be 64? One night I'm exiting the dance floor, all hot and sweaty, heading for the coat-check just before "last call" and in no time at all I wake up a senior citizen.

The Lesbian Mastermind Behind The Dinah: An Interview with Mariah Hanson

Tristan Higgins | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

As confirmation of her lifetime of success, Mariah will be honored by The Center in Palm Springs with its first ever "Legacy Award" to recognize exceptional work on behalf of LGBT people living in the Coachella Valley.

Power Up's Latest Feature, Die, Angelo, Die, to Film in Palm Springs (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Die, Angelo, Die, the 16th film (and a feature at that!) from the non-profit LGBTQ production company, POWER UP, will be filmed in Palm Springs says...

Is It a Luxury Apartment Building or a Hotel? Hotels With Gorgeous Apartment-Style Rooms

Oyster | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Oyster

These days, more and more hotels are catering to the ever-growing crowd that seeks a home-away-from-home vibe by offering guests super-sized suites with tricked-out amenities.

6 Chic Cities for Long Weekend Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Summer's over, but the fun needn't fade -- it's weekend warrior season.

Richard's Picks: The 11 Best Hotels for Winter 2014-2015

Richard Bangs | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I think it fair to share some of my discoveries over the past months, and those I think worth exploring during the chilly weeks of winter, when the color of the world is really in the imagination, or in a warm-walled escape to another bliss.

Palm Springs' Cinema Diverse Called The Academy Awards of Gay Movies

Nicholas Snow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has more and better advance buzz than in any previous year, even being called a Gay Oscars (isn't that redundant?)

On the Culture Front: Tennis Without Humidity (and Other Wonders in Palm Springs)

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As the US Open rages on through insane humidity, I'm reminded of a weekend I spend last year at the BNP Paribas Open, in lovely (and dry) Palm Springs...

Babymoon Like a Celeb: Six Gorgeous Hotels Where Celebrities Celebrated Their Babymoons

Oyster | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Oyster

We're always looking for an excuse to go on vacation, and thanks in large part to pregnant celebrities, "babymoons" are becoming a very real thing.