LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert


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; … Read more

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

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.

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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