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Palm Springs Pride 2017

Palm Springs Pride 2017

Viva La Vida By Ron deHarte   Welcome to Palm Springs Pride 2017! We kick off this season of Pride under the worldwide theme of Viva la Vida.  Live life… and celebrate that you live life as you please. Shout VIVA LA VIDA… yours, mine, ours… And celebrate that we feel alive, alive because we...
Hot off the Runway

Hot off the Runway

2017-2018 Hot off the Runway By Chris Astrala   From Seventies inspired athletic silhouettes to eclectic patterns and unexpected motifs, the runways came to life in a sea of invigorating men’s fashion trends. A wild animal print jacket here and a sleek velour tracksuit there; looks were political, whimsical, and oft times personal.   Shades...
LGBT Musical Artists

LGBT Musical Artists

A New Wave of LGBT Musical Artists By Chris Astrala     Big names like Elton John, RuPaul, The Village People, Michael Stipe, Sylvester, Ricky Martin, Boy George, Melissa Etheridge, Andy Bell just a small handful of well-known gay music artists who have entertained us throughout the years.   Many brilliant but lesser known talents...
The Art of Living Well

The Art of Living Well

The Art of Living Well By Dann Foley   This month at The Standard we are celebrating a summer of Arts & Entertainment. Frankly, I could not have chosen a better editorial theme for the month myself!   It is like a gift to me because I love entertaining! Summer entertaining is really one of my...
Top 12 LGBT Beach Destinations

Top 12 LGBT Beach Destinations

Top 12 LGBT Beach Destinations   Who wouldn’t love to be on a beach sipping on an umbrella clad fruity drink and being hypnotized by the ebb and flow of the waves. Well it’s time to stop daydreaming about it and make that daydream a reality. We have compiled a list of some favorite beach...
Great Tools for a Great Vacation

Great Tools for a Great Vacation

Great Tools for a Great Vacation By Chris Astrala   Planning a trip can be a daunting task, but for a gay traveler, it can be even more difficult. There are limited resources for the LGBT community, so Travel Channel has put together a quick list of gay travel guides, websites and other resources to...
LGBT Travel Has Really Evolved!

LGBT Travel Has Really Evolved!

LGBT Travel Has Really Evolved! By Leigh Gernert   There was a time when if two men checked into a hotel with only one bed, the front desk personnel would heave an audible gasp and say, “I’m so very sorry for our error, but we booked you into a room with only one bed –...
The Biggest Fitness Trends of 2017

The Biggest Fitness Trends of 2017

The Biggest Fitness Trends of 2017     Summer is on its way, so this is the perfect chance to reboot your stale workouts with any of 2017’s top fitness trend, according to an annual report published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The 11th annual report surveyed 1,801 fitness professionals, including personal...
Fitness: What is it?

Fitness: What is it?

Fitness: What is it? By Jill Langham   As a noun, fitness is described as “the condition of being physically fit and healthy.” Ok, you might think that sounds doable but in this day and age, what does it really mean and more importantly how is it accomplished.   I feel blessed to be seen...
AIDS Assistance Program / Food Samaritans The Legacy Continues

AIDS Assistance Program / Food Samaritans The Legacy Continues

AIDS Assistance Program / Food Samaritans The Legacy Continues   26 years ago, Jeannette Rockefeller, Gloria Greene and Joanna Jakway had a vision; a vision of a community where people suffering the ravages of HIV/AIDS would never go hungry, and from this selfless objective created an organization that speaks to the needs of those with limited...
The 7th Annual Palm Desert Food & Wine

The 7th Annual Palm Desert Food & Wine

The 7th Annual Palm Desert Food & Wine   All-Star Chefs And Extraordinary Programing is what’s in store for this year’s Food & Wine Presented By Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. This highly anticipated culinary event comes your way on March 24-26, 2017. The festivities include a soirée at the iconic Ford Estate, Gerald and...
Mod Madness: Modernism Week 2017

Mod Madness: Modernism Week 2017

Mod Madness: Modernism Week 2017 By Bob Bogard   Modernism returns February 16-26, 2017, highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in Palm Springs. For the twelfth year, the 11-day festival will feature a wide array of events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes...