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The Sound of OUR Music The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts

The Sound of OUR Music The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts

The Sound of OUR Music By Chris Astrala In 1990, life partners Daniel Martin and Michael Biello in their East Village apartment in New York, NY founded OUTmusic Inc. a 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization. In 2007, Diedra Meredith was appointed the Executive Director. Under her new leadership, the organization was re-founded as OUTmusic – The LGBT Academy...
Modernism Week Celebrates Ten Years in Palm Springs

Modernism Week Celebrates Ten Years in Palm Springs

Modernism Week Celebrates Ten Years in Palm Springs By Cindy Duffy   Modernism Week’s signature event will take place February 12-22, 2015, celebrating ten years highlighting midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture in the greater Palm Springs area. The festival features more than 200 exciting events including the 15th annual Modernism Show &...
Five questions with Chris Mobley

Five questions with Chris Mobley

Take Five – Five questions with Chris Mobley, Board Chairman of Modernism Week   You opened your store Just Modern in 2011 in Palm Springs, and a year later became the board chairman of Modernism Week. How has one position helped the other? We started Just Modern as an online business in 2011, and opened our...
The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards and D.A.P. invite you to … Imagine a world without HIV

The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards and D.A.P. invite you to … Imagine a world without HIV

The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards and D.A.P. invite you to … Imagine a world without HIV by Barry Dayton   Desert AIDS Project has long been part of the fabric of the desert cities communities … almost since the first AIDS diagnoses in 1981. Even before it was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1984, D.A.P....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Colton Ford

Colton Ford

Colton Ford The Way He Is By Chris Astrala For most, Colton Ford needs no introduction. As one of the most well known names to come out of gay adult film, Colton Ford starred in several highly successful films over a short span of time, but music has always been his driving force. While other artists find...