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Desert AIDS Project:  Removing Roadblocks to Human Potential

Desert AIDS Project: Removing Roadblocks to Human Potential

Desert AIDS Project:  Removing Roadblocks to Human Potential By Steven Henke Desert AIDS Project CEO, David Brinkman is expected to share DAP’s vision for the future during the event. “Desert AIDS Project’s story includes a long history of identifying and responding to epidemics,” he said.  “We intend to pay forward what we’ve learned during our...
Frida: Stroke of Passion

Frida: Stroke of Passion

F By Michel Khordoc The story that peels the cover up and reveals what or who killed Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most controversial artist, and one of the world’s most famous painters. Award-winning playwright Odalys Nanin brings back by popular demand the critically acclaimed production of Frida: Stroke Of Passion. The renowned playwright and award-winning director...
The Standard Magazine: 2019 Revisited

The Standard Magazine: 2019 Revisited

When looking back at 2019 one has to say that it most definitely was at times, unbelievable. The old adage that “Truth can be Stranger than Fiction” comes to mind.  So instead of rehashing all of the crazy, we decided that the Year in Review we would revisit some of the articles featured on the...
Ring In the New Year: Palm Springs Style

Ring In the New Year: Palm Springs Style

Toucan’s Tiki Lounge Bring in the New Year with a tropical flare. Toucan’s is the place to be. Champagne toast at midnight. Get your tickets at www.toucanstikilounge.com Hunters Palm Springs The best dance club in the desert is throwing a spectacular New Year’s Eve bash, no cover, Champagne bottle specials, free champagne toast and of...
Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition By Ethan Thorpe If you are like most people you haven’t given the holidays much thought. Granted the reminders have been in the stores since before Halloween, pumpkin carving kits right next to Christmas tree ornaments. Although it may not feel like it, but the holiday season is upon us...
The Holidays…From a Queens Point of View

The Holidays…From a Queens Point of View

It may not feel like it but, like it or not the holidays are just around the corner. With that in mind we wanted to bring you a bit of holiday fabulousity, fierceness, & fun and what better way to do that but by hearing from a few members of Palm Springs Drag Royalty and...
Millions of Moments of Pride

Millions of Moments of Pride

By Ron deHarte Welcome to Greater Palm Springs Pride! We are thrilled to kick off this Pride season under the worldwide theme of Millions of Moments of Pride. We will gather in Palm Springs to educate, inspire, and commemorate our diverse community. Together, we honor the past and empower each other to live our authentic,...
Albin Ekdal

Albin Ekdal

Straight Footballer Blasts Homophobia In Soccer By Dawn Ennis Sweden’s Albin Ekdal is straight and says it’s time to change soccer so closeted gay players feel comfortable coming out. Albin Ekdal might not be a household name outside Europe, but the midfielder for Sweden’s national team and Italy’s Sampdoria has a message he wants soccer...
Justin Utley’s “Survivors”

Justin Utley’s “Survivors”

Justin Utley’s “Survivors” Overcoming the Trauma of Conversion Therapy Conversion Therapy: the disproven pseudoscientific practice of attempting to change an individual’s sexual orientation using psychological and spiritual interventions. OUTMusic Award winning singer/songwriter Justin Utley releases “Survivors” Recorded in Salt Lake City, “Survivors” is an anthemic pop track, written by Swedish songwriting duo Linda & Ylva,...
Summer Beat Box

Summer Beat Box

By Jimmy Newsum You know that summer is in full force when all the biggest artists are releasing their hottest jams… so which will go down as 2019’s Song of the Summer? We know the mainstream contenders.  Jonas Brothers “Sucker”, Sam Smith’s “Dancing with a Stranger” and Ariana Grande’s “Bloodline” are all dominating the airwaves. ...
Art Redefined

Art Redefined

One may define art as the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. We have gathered a small group of artists who have expressed their own definition of what art means to them; what inspires them, what projects they currently are working...
Leaving an Indelible Mark

Leaving an Indelible Mark

Leaving an Indelible Mark By Chris Astrala LGBT artists have continually challenged mainstream understandings of gender and sexuality. The impact of this on our society is immeasurable. For example, artists of the 1980s who worked tirelessly to bring attention to HIV/AIDS in America, artists today maintain their roles as leading figures striving for change and...