Cinema Diverse Opens; HRC Garden Party Seeks Gold Sponsors; & More!


After locally-filmed "Lazy Eye" opens Cinema Diverse September 22nd, one of the films we have our own watchful eyes on is Andrea Meyerson's CLAMBAKE, offering an insightful look into the 30-year history of Women's Week in Provincetown, one of the largest lesbian destinations in the world. The screening of which is sponsored by Pelago and Denise Petty.

Several women innkeepers in Provincetown, vivacious young entrepreneurs, got together to plan an event to entice their summer patrons to return during the off season. Without the luxury of email and social media, they wrote to all of their past guests and invited them to come back to enjoy Provincetown's beautiful autumn surroundings, while enjoying a Clambake and some local entertainment. They called it "Women's Weekend." Their grassroots efforts eventually evolved to become on of the most popular week-long lesbian events to date, and was the catalyst for many spin-off lesbian Provincetown gatherings.
The Fabulous Andrea Meyerson, as seen in her current Facebook profile pic.
Starring (In Order of Appearance): Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer
Jessica Kirson, Karen Williams, Vickie Shaw, Mimi Gonzalez, Zoë Lewis
Poppy Champlin, Jennie McNulty, Karen Grenier, Julie Goldman, Gloria Bigelow, Suede and Ptah Brown.  Get Cinema Diverse Tickets.
Local Colors Shining Through

Local Color, the gallery next to Streetbar on Arenas Road, presents 'Boyfriends' by James Hagerty and "Imagine" by Jeffrey Tover.  The show runs from now to Oct 22nd.   Hours are 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  More info.
IMAGEVILLE Pop-up Outlet Gallery

The Gallery features hundreds of framed, unframed, and canvas photos by local photographer Gary Dorothy.  This collection of images, amassed over the 14 years that Imageville has been open, were too numerous to fit on the Imageville walls.  Now they’re available at steeply discounted prices!  More info.
Going for the Gold in the Garden
You've no doubt heard the buzz about the 17th Annual HRC Palm Springs Garden Party.  Well, don't just get a ticket.  Be recognized by your peers as a leader in the fight for equality by becoming a Co-Host! 

Co-Hosts are the backbone of the Palm Springs Garden Party’s success. Garden Party Co-Hosts are recognized in the printed invitation and on event signage. This year we are proud to offer 2 levels of Co-Hosts: 
Silver Co-Hosts -- $275 and come with 2 tickets to the Garden Party
Gold Co-Hosts -- $500 and come with 2 tickets to the Garden Party, PLUS 2 Tickets to the exclusive sponsor reception on Friday, Nov 4th (Venue TBD).  

HRC Palm Springs, along with their Presenting Sponsor, Call Management Resources - West Coast Division, invites you to join them November 5 for a wonderful afternoon to celebrate a year of major strides in moving equality forward. 

The Garden Party brings together more than 700 friends, family and allies for an afternoon of inspiring thought provoking speakers both locally and nationally, celebrity guests and honorees, an open cocktail bar, hors d'oeuvres, along with an extensive silent and live auction.  This year’s Garden Party will be emceed by KMIR News' fabulous news anchor Janet Zappala.  More info.
Victory Fund to Honor Ruth Debra

Join Victory Campaign Board member David Feltman in supporting Victory's efforts to recruit, train and elect openly LGBT leaders to public offices around the country!

Equality advocate Ruth Debra is a treasure in our community, a force for change for decades, working with a host of organizations including the Pride Center, the Golden Rainbow Center, Greater Palm Springs Pride, and Old Lesbians Organizing for Change. Currently she's Chair of Desert Stonewall Democrats and Co-Vice President of the L-Fund – a fund dedicated to helping lesbians in financial crisis in the Coachella Valley.
That's why the Victory Fund is honoring Ruth with the Victory Champion of Equality Award at our annual Victory Fund Palm Springs Champagne Reception on Saturday, October 1!  More info.

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  4. Palm Springs Explores A Restoration Of The Plaza Theatre

  5. Cinema Diverse, LGBT Movies Reflect New Frame Of Mind

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