This Week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings August 7, 2017


DBA Mixes it Up at DAP

Monday, August 7th from 6 to 8 PM, members of the Desert Business Center will hold their regular mixer at Desert AIDS Project.
"Until there’s a cure, the vision of Desert AIDS Project is of healthy individuals, families, and communities despite the existence of HIV."

Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA that is rated a “Top 20 HIV Charity” by About.com. Join us at D.A.P, known as one of the most driven and effective HIV charities in the U.S., helping to bring about an AIDS-free future.

If you've never been there, this is one mixer not to miss! More Info

"The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin" to Screen at Cinema Diverse.

Mr. Maupin will be in attendance!

GayDesertGuide.LGBT is proud to sponsor Cinema Diverse again this year.  Armistead Maupin is a part of the program with an opening night VIP reception as a part of the VIP Pass.  There's also a new "Best of the Fest" at the Mary Pickford the following weekend.

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN examines the life and work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Jennifer Kroot's documentary about the creator of TALES OF THE CITY moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan) Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70's San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.

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"The Year of Magical Thinking" with Linda Purl at CVRep

TV and Broadway veteran Linda Purl (who first came to national attention as Fonzie's girlfriend on HAPPY DAYS) adds telling nuance to Joan Didion's memoir, on stage at CVRep, Fri. and Sat. Aug 11 and 12 at 7:00 PM, Sun. Aug 13 at 2:00 PM.  More Info


Get Ready to Audition for the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus

PSGMC Auditions
Leading into its 19th Season, The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will be holding open call auditions Tuesday, August 29 at 7:00p.m. at the Mizell Senior Center, 480 South Sunrise Way in Palm Springs. This special evening of camaraderie will also be an opportunity to volunteer and get involved with one of the chorus' many committees. Interested singers can also attend open rehearsals on Tuesdays, August 15 and 22 at 7:00p.m. to get a feel of what it's like to perform with the chorus and meet the members. 

Auditioning isn't so scary as demonstrated in the above video.  More Info

Keeping Boots on the Ground in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS.  The End of the Epidemic is in Full View!

Desert AIDS Walk 2017
Desert AIDS Walk 2017 is Saturday, October 21st. Join our "Community in Action" by committing to walk and registering at this link.

Explain organizers, "We have a big goal this year to increase our HIV testing and expand the comprehensive, compassionate care we provide for nearly 4,200 people every day. You can get us to a new reality of zero new HIV infections. You can make it all happen, and it starts with the Desert AIDS Walk."

It takes 60 seconds to start igniting this change. Register now to be an integral part of a new chapter. The funds you raise will directly transform the health of our neighbors for the better.  Thank you for supporting Desert AIDS Project!


You Can Help Improve Coachella Valley’s Heath Care for the LGBTQIA Community


HARC is a nonprofit research organization in Palm Desert who has partnered with Eisenhower Medical Center to conduct a health survey of the Coachella Valley LGBTQIA community. The more people who take the survey, the better understanding we will have of LGBTQIA health needs in our local community. The goal of this survey is to inform healthcare practice so that we have more resources available in our Valley for the LGBTQIA community, and better culturally competent healthcare.

The survey is online and completely confidential. It’s offered in English and Spanish. It takes about 30 minutes to complete, and participants will be entered to win one of five $50 Visa cards.
 

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