LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert


The Power of Story: How Local Media Put Gay Palm Springs on the Map

Palm Springs Cultural Center 2300 E. Barista Rd, Palm Springs, CA, United States

For a smaller community, Palm Springs has had significant, consistent LGBTQ media outlets over the decades. Did these outlets raise the community’s profile as an LGBTQ destination? Hear from local journalists Bruce Fessier, retired entertainment reporter for The Desert Sun, Nino Eilets, former business manager of The Bottom Line and editor of The Standard Magazine, ... Read more

Telling their Stories – Celebrating their Legacy

Welwood Murray Memorial Library

This second major exhibition of the LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert tells the stories of local LGBT organizations, businesses and events celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. November 3-6, 2022 Welwood Murray Memorial Library, 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs Hours: Thursday, November 3, 4-7:30 pm; Friday, November 4, 12:30-5:30 pm; Saturday, November 5, 10:30 am-5:30 pm; ... Read more

Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History

Welwood Murray Memorial Library

Our Exhibition, Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History, will once again be shown at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library, 100 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, in conjunction with the City of Palm Springs 85th Anniversary Celebration!

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