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Local Flavor

Local Flavor

Local Flavor Every year we select a few local standout restaurant to feature in our yearly food issue. With so many fine restaurants here in the valley the choice is daunting. This year we decided to put that task on the staff to come up with a few of the places they repeatedly frequent. So...
Indelible Artistry

Indelible Artistry

Indelible Artistry 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 cultural...
Unknown But Very Trendy LGBT Destinations

Unknown But Very Trendy LGBT Destinations

Unknown But Very Trendy LGBT Destinations  By George Zander   In the search for the perfect LGBT vacation spot, you may NOT have visited these new comers to tourism scene.  But trust me, for those of you who have stayed and played in more well known and famous spots, this is a great new list...
Ten Best Travel Destinations for 2015

Ten Best Travel Destinations for 2015

Ten Best Travel Destinations for 2015 By Jaymes F. Frank   Here are the 10 best travel destinations in 2015 – put them at the top of your lists and beat the crowds, these places are set to boom this year and beyond…   Bosnia & Herzegovina A picture conveys a thousand words and Bosnia...
Evening Under the Stars

Evening Under the Stars

Evening Under the Stars Ending the season on a High Note   It’s everybody’s favorite gala of the year. AIDS Assistance Program’s Evening Under the Stars has served as the grand finale of the charity season in the valley for the 22nd year running now. Like the grassroots organization it benefits, Evening Under the Stars,...
White Party 2015 Palm Springs

White Party 2015 Palm Springs

White Party 2015 Palm Springs An international showcase, White Party Palm Springs has become synonymous with setting the trends that other events follow. White Party producer, Jeffrey Sanker has planned a non-stop cavalcade of indoor and outdoor parties that will be nothing short of electrifying. Superstars like Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, and Icona Pop have launched...
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...