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Gay Palm Springs

My take on everything gay in Palm Springs, California

Found 9 blog entries about Gay Palm Springs.

When you move to Palm Springs, you might notice everyone’s wardrobe is about the same: shorts and t-shirts. Except for more formal occasions when folks opt for a polo shirt. For most months of the year, clothing is scanty. Expect to show lots of skin.

Hence, the abundance of gyms, fitness studios, and outdoor activities of various kinds to help you look your best. In and out of clothes.

Gyms

The Palm Springs area – and for our purposes, we’re limiting ourselves to Palm Springs and Cathedral City – has many of familiar, chain gyms. They vary in size, price, hours and clientele. Most have aerobic classes of some kind, and maybe yoga or mat Pilates. Not all are mentioned here. A good practice is to visit each on a trial basis and see which one suits

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Whenever you relocate, there are some many mundane considerations. Things you took for granted for where lived before: Where is the best, closest grocery store or pharmacy? It took years to find my someone who knows how to cut my hair; now, what do I do? Where is a decent dry cleaner, a reliable mechanic, a dog groomer? 

But perhaps one of the most important concerns is how to replace your doctor. What can you expect from medical services in the Coachella Valley?

The Coachella Valley has excellent medical resources. Doctors, medical centers, urgent care and hospitals can be found throughout the desert from Palm Springs to Indio. There are two major networks that provide all services: The Desert Care Network and Eisenhower Health. (For those seeking

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Moving to a new city means change. Among those changes is the likelihood that you’ll need to find a new health care provider. And for those people with chronic conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, it’s important that your new community can provide you with the same or better level of care than you’re used to.

Palm Springs is unique for a small town in that it has a large community of people living with HIV, many of whom are 50-plus years old. The availability of health services for this demographic is particularly outstanding in the Coachella Valley and comparable to those you’d find in a city like San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Health and wellness have always been in the DNA of Palm Springs. The Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians were aware of the

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It used to be called Gay Pride, and it began as a commemoration of the June 28, 1969, Stonewall Rebellion in New York City. And originally, in New York and San Francisco in particular, the event was held in late June and was more of a march and demonstration than a parade and festival. Through the Anita Bryant and AIDS crisis years, there was a lot to demonstrate about.

Now many cities throughout the world host some version of Gay Pride; most are in late June or in the summer months. “Gay Pride” has often been truncated to “Pride” to be more inclusive of the entire LGBTQ community, and the demonstrations are more parade-like, with floats, music, dancers plus a festival featuring stages for performers and weekend-long events. 

Late June would not be

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Yes, the global gay conspiracy has had one of its early successes in the city of Palm Springs. It may be the one city in the US where restaurants and clubs can be referred to as “straight-friendly.”

Recently, Palm Springs received media attention as being the only city in the U.S. with an all-LGBT city council. All five elected members trouped up to Sacramentoto receive official recognition from the state legislature.  Indeed, Palm Springs has more gay couples per household than any city in the U.S. 

How did the city become such a gay mecca? The truth is that Palm Springs was always a place for privacy; for people, including gay people, to be themselves, away from the constraints of so-called “acceptable behavior.”

 

A Remedy for Hollywood

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Palm Springs is a beautiful place to spend Valentine’s Day. The weather is not too hot, desert flowers are just starting to bloom and the clear skies are perfect for stargazing. Planning a big move to the city? Then take the stress out of planning Valentine’s Day and check out the following things to do with a significant other.

Special Tour at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens - Tequila Included

Head to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens for a special tour of the Park after Dark. This tour takes people up close to the animals minus all of the usual daytime crowds. Current animals on display include an amur leopard, a camel, and a golden eagle. The Friday after Valentine’s Day is adult night, which includes a tequila tasting with the tour.

Palm

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Palm Springs Pride FestivalPalm Springs Pride Festival 2017 is almost here. For people who haven't ever been to this festival, as well as those who have come to previous festivals, this year's line-up is going to be impressive. The event is held on the first weekend of November, so time is running out to make your plans to come.

An Early Kickoff for This Year's Events

This year's festivities are starting early. Wednesday, October 25 is OUT PSP: A Kick Off to Pride Weekend. This event is taking place on the fourth floor outdoor patio of El Mirador Plaza. You can enjoy DJ Baz on the turntables and a host of offerings from Coachella Valley restaurants and bars. This event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are $50 up until October 14 or $75 after.

The George

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Moving to Palm Springs when you’re not ready or prepared to retire can be challenging. I know. I moved here five years ago without a job or a career I could pursue in the desert and there was no way I could stop working. I had been a commercial still life photographer in San Francisco and I knew that career wasn’t an option in the Palm Springs area. I thought about trying to change my business model to focus on weddings and real estate photography, but I really didn’t like doing that kind of photography. It was obvious I had to change gears altogether and I had to act fast. I had reinvented myself three times before, so I had some experience in the process. I started by looking at the possible careers in the Palm Springs area. Since Palm Springs is a

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When my husband and I moved here five years ago, we hadn’t spent much time in Palm Springs. In fact, we had only really driven through here to visit a friend of ours who lives in Rancho Mirage. Our move here was a leap of faith and it was based on a few criteria.

First, we wanted to scale back and get away from traffic and crowds. We were both approaching fifty at the time we moved from San Francisco and we found the hassle of city life to be less and less appealing. In fact, we had grown to hate it. We hated how difficult it was to just go out and socialize with friends we already had, let alone venturing out to make new friends. It was all too much and made enjoying our lives work, not play. We wanted to change that.

Second, we wanted a place that

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