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The Kinsey Sicks: Can The Longest-Running Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet Save America?

Greg Archer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Archer

If it feels as if America suffers from Electile Dysfunction, that's because it does. With the train wreck that is presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump...

Don't Put Away Your Flag: Pride Events After June Keep The Celebration Going All Year

Jim Werner | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

We're bruised, but now, we're stronger. Let's prove it at these post-June Pride events.

The Palm Springs International ShortFest Debuts With A Brilliant, Innovative Lineup

Greg Archer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Over the last decade, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which rolls out the red carpet every January, has emerged as one of the more allur...

Exploring Classic Hollywood in Palm Springs

Karin E. Baker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Karin E. Baker

There are numerous reasons to journey to the Palm Springs area -- the sophisticated-yet-chill vibe, the stunning mid-century modern architecture and l...

Just A Suggestion

Ana Garcia | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Ana Garcia

I am always looking for great pet-friendly hotels. But I also have a philosophy as a travel writer that I don't like to write nasty, negative stories...

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

Agent Of Change: Cathy MacNaughton On AIDS Assistance Program And The Importance Of Giving Back

Greg Archer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Greg Archer

Agents of Change walk among us all the time. Look around: There's probably one of them in the same room with you right now. The neighbor who never tol...

The Dinah Red Carpet Celebrities Talk LGBT Equality & More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I had a fabulous time talking with celebrities on the Red Carpet at The Dinah Hollywood Party in Palm Springs.

4 LGBT Events to Enjoy Spring

Jim Werner | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

According to the calendar, it's spring, even if the weather is not cooperating. We're two weeks into the season and I'm sure you've probably seen cherry blossoms, cleaned out the attic, and went to your first kickball practice. Now it's time to plan your spring travel.

And The Best Hotels In The World Are...

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

In the early days of Expedia.com, our business strategy was based on the agency model; taking a small commission on every hotel booking. Problem was, ...

San Luis Obispo: The New Napa?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
James Marshall Crotty

Roughly halfway between Silicon San Francisco - and the window-breaking, Google-Bus-halting envy its digital strivers engender - and LA's brain-depleting smog, sits the crown jewel of the California Central Coast: San Luis Obispo. If you're traveling to this good, kind burg, you need to slow down. Slow way down.

Kate Kendell Talks NCLR Palm Springs Event and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This year NCLR is honoring two political pioneers who have played significant roles in our LGBT community's advancements.

Barrett Wissman Explores Artistry, Business, and A-List Collaborations

Nancy Laws | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment
Nancy Laws

According to Barrett Wissman, the digital age has created one problem that he is determined to solve. Our focus on all that is digital has pulled us a...

Mariah Hanson Talks Dinah Shore Weekend Palm Springs and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of the legendary Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend that's in its 26th year and takes place i...

Erika Jayne-RHOBH & White Party-PS 2016

Brad Hammer | Posted 02.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Hammer

Erika Jayne is the new pretty face (to many) on the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she is no stranger to those of us in the gay club scene. In fact, Erika has been performing for years and at many of the most popular gay clubs and parties across the United States.

2 Nights in Palm Springs: Korakia and Riviera

Carly Cylinder | Posted 02.26.2016 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

Tranquil. Inspiring. Enticing. A few ways to describe Korakia Pensione, a well-known gem nestled up against the mountains in Palm Springs. We arrive o...

Four Intimate Tours of Palm Springs' Architectural Wonders

George Hobica | Posted 02.17.2016 | Travel
George Hobica

(On one tour you can explore the interior of this typical mid-century home) A small cottage tour industry has developed to showcase the region's arch...

4 Events to Escape Winter

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Ditch the shovel for a Sazerac, defrost the bathing suit and add these winter happenings to your calendar.

16 LGBT Must-Dos in 2016

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

It's that time of the year again: resolutions! Before you resolve to volunteer more, drink less and eat healthier you should jot down ways to improve your 2016 travel calendar.

From Palm Springs to Montecito, With a Stop in West Hollywood

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Today, I want to take you on a trip from Palm Springs to Montecito, with a stop in West Hollywood. Yes, I know, it's been raining cats and dogs. But nothing will rain on our parade if we take art as our guide.

Freeloading, the Cheap Travel Remedy for Winter Blahs

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Donna Marie Williams

As a freelancer on a tight budget, cost is always my first consideration when planning a trip. This birdie feels cooped up and needs to fly now. The question is, where?

Looking Back: The Hottest Instagram-worthy Events of 2015

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

With the New Year approaching and everyone getting ready for fanciful black-tie parties we looked back at the hottest, eye-popping, jaw-dropping most instagram-worthy parties and events in 2015 that did not require a tie.

These 9 Cozy Hotels Will Get You Through the Winter

Oyster | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Our strategy to make it through the colder months? Find a warm, cozy hideout to hunker down, preferably one with room service. These nine hotels -- with their fireplaces, fire pits, and other toasty features -- provide the perfect hibernation spots that will thaw out our feet and our hearts.

GOTLV: Get out the Lesbian Vote in 2015

Beth Shipp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Beth Shipp

Jackie Biskupski is a vanguard, as the first out woman in the Utah State Assembly. Now, she is running to be the first out lesbian mayor of Salt Lake City, where she'd also be the first single mother in that role; in fact she'd only be the second woman mayor of the city!

Southern California's Best Film Festivals, Part 1: Palm Springs

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Despite what you've heard about film productions "running away" to Georgia, Louisiana and New Mexico, Southern California (SoCal) is still the world headquarters of global film production. However, what kind of place is SoCal when it comes to film festivals?