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Fashionably Late // Pride Year Round

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

2015 will go down in history as pivotal for the LGBTQ community, and the fact that the verdict of Obergefell v. Hodges came just days before the June 28 anniversary of the Stonewall Riots made this year's pride events a collection party for the ages.

Visit Palm Springs in the Summer, Seriously

Jim Werner | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Go to Palm Springs. For the sun, the laid-back lifestyle, the views, the bare skin. This hot little gay hideaway is the perfect escape

LGBT Teens Find Sanctuary in Foster Care

LD Thompson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
LD Thompson

We have taken on a Master Class of sorts, how to start a non-profit organization and build from the ground up a home that heals the hearts and troubled souls of our young. Please join us in our endeavor. These kids are worth the investment. And we can guarantee a high rate of return.

This Bride Didn't Think Her Sick Dad Would Make It To Her Wedding. But He Did.

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings

Andre Pearson never thought he would make it to his daughter's wedding. The 61-year-old arrived at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in Mar...

5 Desert Adventures for City Slickers in Palm Springs, California

Hipmunk | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Venture out of the concrete jungle and into the peacefulness of a desert environment in Palm Springs, California. Whether a skilled hiker or a novice explorer, here are five exciting desert adventures for city slickers hoping to get back in touch with nature.

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Selma Red Carpet Interviews with Director Eva DuVernay & Star David Oyelowo

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Nicholas Snow

Selma opened the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and I was on the red carpet to interview director Eva DuVernay and star David Oyelowo, and capture remarks by PSIFF Executive Director Darryl Macdonald, Director of Programming Helen Du Toit, and last but not least, rapper Common.

Brokeback Palm Springs: It's Hot Rodeo and Country Fair Time!

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I've used the headline "Brokeback Palm Springs" because the LGBT rodeo circuit has been defying stereotypes for decades, which will be evidenced in this week's 2015 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo and Country Fair, taking place April 30th - May 3rd in Palm Springs and Banning.

4 Things You Should Learn If You Think Coachella Is Merely the Name of a Music Festival

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Coachella is a music festival. But it's called that because it occurs in the Coachella Valley. This ancient, arid, takes-no-prisoners paradise has been so much more for so many people than the mere site of a stage on which Nicki Minaj disappointed tens of thousands of fans.

How I Learned to Love 40 by Posing Naked

Jason Heidemann | Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Jason Heidemann

In the days leading up to our encounter a peculiar thing happened -- I panicked. All along I had convinced myself that the shoot was a hero's journey designed to combat ageism and show our community that we're sexy, vital and important at any age. Turns out it wasn't the world that needed reassurance -- it was me.

A Leatherman Exposes Himself! Clifton Tatum: His Heart, Soul & Vision

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Clifton Tatum's winning of Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015 in November 2014 was one more step, albeit a very visible one, in a lifelong journey of being of service.

Red Carpet Celebrities Celebrate 25 Years of The Dinah Palm Springs (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio montage I talked with celebrities on the Red Carpet at The Dinah Palm Springs which recently celebrated its 25 anniversary.

9 Things to See (Besides Music) at Coachella

Orbitz.com | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Located roughly half way between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the city of Indio transforms into a world-class music destination each April when the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off the summer concert season.

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

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.24.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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;