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2014: A Year for Equality

2014: A Year for Equality

2014: A Year for Equality By George W. Zander Actually a review of 2014 cannot really be written without some nods to 2012 and 2013. Taking a pre-election risk, which turned out to be a winning move, President Obama endorsed Marriage Equality on May 9, 2012. He made that bold decision knowing that his blue...
Year in Review

Year in Review

Year in Review 2014 was quite an memorable year. We’ve compiled a list of a highlights (and lowlights) of past year.   Same-Sex Marriages Blocked in Utah January. The United States Supreme Court blocks any further same-sex marriages while Utah officials appeal the decision made by Judge Shelby in December 2013. The block creates legal...
Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition By Shane Gallagher   In the spring of 2007, a young gay man living in San Francisco, was beaten and robbed of his sight at the hands of his gay friends. At the age of twenty-six, Belo Cipriani, was forced to relearn how to walk, cook, and date – in the dark. In...
Ring in the New Year Big Apple Style

Ring in the New Year Big Apple Style

Ring in the New Year Big Apple Style   A legendary Forties Nightclub will be brought back to decadent life this New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2015 at the Diamond Horseshoe, the decadent and glamorous 1940s nightclub beneath New York’s Paramount Hotel.  New York City’s celebrated event planners Brandon Voss and Patrick Duffy are presenting an...
2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Every year we say the same things, “Where has the year gone?” “Is it that time already?” “I have no idea what to get him/her/them.” Well it IS that time again and if you are starting to wonder what to get those certain special people in your life, we might be...
Proposition Love Jewelry

Proposition Love Jewelry

Proposition Love Jewelry Share Love this Holiday Proposition Love Jewelry celebrates OUR love. Born out of inspiration, purpose, and love; Sam Street and Jonathan Tack, who were married on October 30, 2008 in San Francisco, founded the company. A few days after their wedding Proposition 8 passed and overturned the California Supreme Court’s decision to...
Books Under the Tree

Books Under the Tree

Always Overbooked… By Terri Schlichenmeyer Snowflakes on your nose. Warm mittens and snowball fights. Cuddling in front of the fire as the wind howls outside. Sleigh rides through the park. Glittery-wrapped presents beneath a gorgeously decorated tree. Okay, so you might not get any of those but the last one. Palm Springs = not so...
Attend Pride again for the very First Time!

Attend Pride again for the very First Time!

Attend Pride again for the very First Time! By Ron deHarte The anticipation is building and the buzz is full of excitement for this year’s Pride celebration schedule for the Greater Palm Springs region November 7-9, 2014. Changes underway for this year’s Pride celebration include a new festival location, free admission and a new parade...
PS Pride Event Line-Up

PS Pride Event Line-Up

PS Pride Event Line-Up*   Pride Honors Awards: October 10 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) The prestigious Palm Springs Pride Honors Awards are presented annually to individuals to honor the work they have put into furthering the causes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their allies. The awards reception will take place at...
Peter “Erzvo” Zvonar: Picture Perfect

Peter “Erzvo” Zvonar: Picture Perfect

Peter “Erzvo” Zvonar: Picture Perfect By Chris Astrala   Mapplethorpe, Bianchi, Hamrick, over the years we have seen many great male erotic photographers. All having their own style, their own concepts and ideas. But what is it that really drives these talented people? What makes them choose to do male photography, or male erotic photography?...
K8T CLINTON ROCKS THE RIVIERA!

K8T CLINTON ROCKS THE RIVIERA!

    K8T CLINTON ROCKS THE RIVIERA! By Shann Carr Kate Clinton is an icon, a trailblazer, a brilliant mind and a witty soul, all rolled up in a sexy little package. The baby dyke comedians coming up through the businesses today think of her as one of the fairy godmothers of lesbian comedy, because...
Esera Tuaolo

Esera Tuaolo

Esera Tuaolo: Alone in the Trenches By Chris Astrala Recently there has been much said about openly gay players in sports, particularly the NFL. Michael Sam, the first openly gay man drafted by the NFL and to play in a preseason game (although he was cut from the Rams, he was just picked up by...