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Evening Under the Stars

Evening Under the Stars

25 Years of Honoring Community Heroes and Providing Outstanding Performances By Bob Bogard   In 1991 AAP – Food Samaritans was founded (originally called AIDS Assistance Program) with the goal of helping the most at-risk members of our community – people who are low-income and compromised by health issues – by providing nutritional support to...
2018 Food Trends

2018 Food Trends

What Are YOU Eating? By Chris Astrala   Remember when kale was the new lettuce, quinoa the new rice and cauliflower the new mashed potato? We are constantly looking for that latest thing to tickle our taste buds and at the same time be a bit healthy . We’ve run down a few trends that...
The 24th Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

The 24th Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

The 24th Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards By Steven Henke   Co-chairs Patrick Jordan and Lauri Kibby will join Senator Barbara Boxer on February 10 when they welcome more than 1,500 D.A.P. supporters at the 2018 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards benefitting Desert AIDS Project. The party begins with red carpet arrivals at the Palm Springs Convention...
Desert AIDS Project

Desert AIDS Project

Desert AIDS Project Looks Toward the Future: Innovation and Commitment By Jack Bunting   In our work to address the health needs of the most vulnerable in our community, including our core focus on those affected by the HIV epidemic, we had believed for some time that the need for services was greater than the...
Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

5th Annual Holiday Gift Guide By Chris Astrala   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...
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 –...