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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?

You'll Cry When You Leave: Five Hotels Where You're Not Just a Room Number

Natalie Compagno | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

(photos courtesy of turtlefiji.com) An old but sturdy seaplane awaits to bounce me over the Pacific Ocean and then ease up into flight over seemingl...

The Seven Faces of Palm Springs

Kristan Lawson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

Hidden in mountain ravines south of downtown Palm Springs, the area now called simply "Indian Canyons" disguises behind its generic name one of the most unusual natural wonders in the state: thriving forests of glorious palm trees in the middle of a bone-dry, furnace-hot rocky desert.

The Other Side of Palm Springs

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

The sprawl of urban structures makes way for hazel-colored hills and concrete landscapes turn into dizzying miles of arid land.

Festival Street Photography, Pt 1: Coachella

Michael Vazquez | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Summer's really over...herewith, 40 shots in 40 minutes; no musicians, no celebs, no captions...just regular everyday citizens of Coachella-land: a mo...

Got Kicked Out of Our Airbnb! Wish You Were Here! (A Postcard from California)

Lisa Shanahan | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
Lisa Shanahan

We bucked up and packed our stuff, confused by the strange folk in this unreal world who seemed not to operate like folks in Real-land. Our stay in Wonderland had taken a surreal turn, indeed.

Fashionably Late // Pride Year Round

Dane Steele Green | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.