LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert



  • April 8, 2023 @ 11:30 am5:30 pm

    Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History

    PS85th Logo

    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!


  • November 3, 2022November 6, 2022

    Telling their Stories – Celebrating their Legacy

    LGBTQ+ 2022 Exhibit

    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; Sunday, November 6, 12:30-4:30 pm.

  • September 17, 2022

    A Film Event: Desert Migration

    The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert – Palm Springs Cultural Center Desert Migration, Daniel F. Cardone, Director & Marc Smolowitz, Producer When HIV treatments improved and people stopped dying by the thousands, many gay men took stock and some moved to the desert in search of a healing oasis. This film examines the lives of these men and their struggle to come to terms with the second chance they have been given.  

  • June 30, 2022

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

    LGBTQ Speakers

    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, and Denise Goolsby, a former reporter for The Desert Sun and current Palm Springs Office of Neighborhoods Manager, about their and other contributions to our community. The panel will be moderated by Brad Fuhr, the owner and publi…

  • March 25, 2022

    Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History

    March Event

    We are excited to announce that our exhibition, Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History, will be shown at the Mary Pickford Theatre is D’Place, during Cathedral City LGBT Days, March 25 to 27, 2022.

  • November 7, 2021

    Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History

    An Inaugural Exhibition A History of the Greater Palm Springs Area That Made It A Welcoming Place For The LGBTQ+ Community  

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