Palm Springs Pride Festival in Palm Springs, CA

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Paul Rubio
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The Mark's List Gang

2014 Palm Springs Pride November 8th & 9th

In 1989 Jeffrey Sanker’s A-list “White Party” landed Palm Springs a star on the gay global map.  Soon after, Dinah Shore Week expanded into American’s largest lesbian event.  Now a third major Palm Springs event is etching its moment in time: Gay Pride Palm Springs (pspride.org).   In early November, gay Palm Springs will get even gayer as the Coachella Valley desert explodes with an all-star roster of pride events. Loud and proud, one of the pride sponsors, the Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa , is celebrating Pride Week with deep discounts while several other fabulous  Other Palm Springs hotels are also eager to deliver a super warm, gay welcome, including The Viceroy, The Hacienda at Warm Sands, and  the All Worlds Resort.

One of the main events of Palm Springs Pride is the Arenas Road Block Party, a 21+ party in the streets celebrating Pride – Palm Springs Style. Bring your friends and enjoy the musical headliners and guest DJs entertaining under the stars on Arenas Road.  Street performers along with food and beverage stations will also fill the streets.  Thousands of dancing party goers and a few dishy drag queens are expected. This street party is a signature event that brings the Pride celebration to the heart of Downtown, celebrating Pride as well as the symbolic embrace of Arenas Road! Favorite gay bars and local businesses will be packed to the rafters and spilling out onto the streets for the biggest free LGBT street party in Palm Springs.
 
Photos courtesy Palm Springs Pride Rex Hoss. Larry Matsui
 

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