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LGBT campers find adventure, community at U.S. getaways

LGBT campers find adventure, community at U.S. getaways | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
A Palm Springs, Calif., couple explores gay campgrounds, RV parks and resorts from coast to coast.
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One Less Clothing-Optional Resort in the Nude Capitol of the World

One Less Clothing-Optional Resort in the Nude Capitol of the World | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
When you enter the Warm Sands area of Palm Springs you see a lot of high walls and hedges. The reason? This area is known for its clothing optional, gay resorts. But the owner, known as Mo, of Warm Sands Villas tells us guests now have to keep their clothes on and you don't have to be gay to stay there. He did not want to appear on camera but says he made the change for financial reasons.
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Out on the Road Southwest: Palm Springs, Scottsdale & Beyond, Pt. 1

Out on the Road Southwest: Palm Springs, Scottsdale & Beyond, Pt. 1 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Call me a glutton for punishment but when my friend, YouTuber Davey Wavey asked me to join him on a new roadtrip across the Southwest, I said yes instantly.
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Your guide to desert's LBGT wedding vendors and venues

Your guide to desert's LBGT wedding vendors and venues | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Gay weddings aren't a niche in Greater Palm Springs. Couples travel from afar to make their bond here, knowing they will be welcome and celebrated.
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Happy Pride! Check out Destination PSP’s Rainbow Merchandise, HRC, the LGBT Center, and #ILoveGayPalmSprings!

Happy Pride!  Check out Destination PSP’s Rainbow Merchandise, HRC, the LGBT Center, and #ILoveGayPalmSprings! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Happy Greater Palm Springs Pride! Check out Destination PSP’s incredible selection of LGBT related merchandise including original #ILoveGayPalmSprings t-shirts, tanks, sticky wallets, mugs …
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#ILoveGayPalmSprings @ Palm Springs Pride 2016

#ILoveGayPalmSprings @ Palm Springs Pride 2016 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

If you're in Palm Springs this November 5-6 for Pride, be sure to come on by and see us at our booth with the folks from GayDesertGuide.com.

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On Monday, November 7th, we'll be doing a seminar titled "Hey Palm Springs, Do You Speak Twitter (and Instagram)?"
Monday, November 7th from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hard Rock Hotel, Fillmore Terrace room – 150 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

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Palm Springs and Riverside among most LGBT-friendly in the Inland area

Palm Springs and Riverside among most LGBT-friendly in the Inland area | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Palm Springs and Riverside are among the most gay-friendly cities in the Inland area, but Fontana and Ontario fall behind on the LGBT-friendly list,
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This year, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage scored a 100, along with other California cities like San Diego, Los Angeles, and Long Beach earning perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index, a survey that rates how well cities across the United States included members of the LGBT community.

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Palm Springs: Always Leaving You Craving for More

Palm Springs: Always Leaving You Craving for More | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

I recently had the unique opportunity to interview Ron Oden in the coffee shop at the new and hip ARRIVE Boutique Hotel. Ron Olden has lived in Palm Springs for over 25 years and served as the first openly gay, African-American mayor of Palm Springs (2003 – 2007) and in the US. This spirited man, with a voice that commands attention, gave us a snapshot into what makes this city one of the most popular and most famous resort communities in the world, welcoming thousands of visitors and snowbirds every year.

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Destination PSP Partners with GayDesertGuide.com to Promote #ILoveGayPalmSprings

Destination PSP Partners with GayDesertGuide.com to Promote #ILoveGayPalmSprings | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Palm Springs merchandising and marketing company Destination PSP has partnered with GayDesertGuide.com and LGBTBrandvoice.com to create a new brand and social media hashtag that will be promoted on a line of merchandise. #ILoveGayPalmSprings unites LGBT social media content across the Coachella Valley and provides the LGBT community with a share of voice in daily online conversations.

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RetroRoom Lounge opens in Palm Springs

RetroRoom Lounge opens in Palm Springs | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Tiny fragments of oscillating red light illuminate the vinyl record-covered walls at what is now called RetroRoom Lounge, an intimate bar in Palm Springs.
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7 Most Poppin’ Gay Clubs and Bars in Palm Springs

7 Most Poppin’ Gay Clubs and Bars in Palm Springs | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Palm Springs is celebrated for Greater Palm Springs Pride, the world famous Pride Weekend Festival and the Gay Pride Parade 30 years in the making. Clubs and bars in Palm Springs have become havens, some solely geared toward those in the LGBT community, others open to everyone of every sexuality. Each establishment cannot be more different, ranging from a typical local bar feel, to a country bar, to a full blown leather fetish bar. There is something for everyone, and that’s what Palm Springs is all about.
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5 Perfect Palm Springs Pools

Lounging poolside in the desert is a must for SoCal residents, and there’s no lack of options for the sun-craving Angeleno with a brand-new suit to show off
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(VIDEO) Aydian Dowling FTM Transgender Activist. Youtuber. Entrepreneur.

(VIDEO) Aydian Dowling FTM Transgender Activist. Youtuber. Entrepreneur. | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Writes Nicholas Snow in the June 2016 cover story of GED Magazine, “You are most likely among the millions of people aware of the extraordinary journey of Aydian Ethan Dowling, “transgender a…
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Jeffrey Sanker’s WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS May 5-8, 2017

Jeffrey Sanker’s WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS May 5-8, 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs heats up the desert valley May 5-8, 2017 bringing revelers innovative new parties, and extraordinary experiences, including totally redesigned Day Club Pool Parties at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

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Join tens of thousands of the hottest men from all over the world as they once again take over the entire city for the world’s premier gay dance festival – with three days of unforgettable parties and with our new title sponsors: Almar Resort and Mantamar Beach Club (Puerto Vallarta).

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The Hornet Guide to Gay Palm Springs

The Hornet Guide to Gay Palm Springs | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
With gorgeous mountain views, Mid-Century Modern architecture, fine dining and a lively nightlife scene, the gays come to Palm Springs for fun in the sun
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Landmark Events in Palm Springs

Landmark Events in Palm Springs | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Throw on your favorite superhero costume or rub elbows with A-list celebrities
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White Party - With Palm Springs’ solid reputation as a gay-friendly destination (not to mention more than half the locals identify as LGBT), it’s no surprise reputable gay event promoter Jeffrey Sanker throws the annual, LGBT-themed White Party in Palm Springs. The wild circuit party takes over the oasis for a weekend in August, where gay visitors mingle and party hardy at various unique events, pool parties and late-night soirees. Pack your swimsuit for one of the most buzzing LGBT events in the country!
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John Barrowman honored at LGBTQ event at Barry Manilow estate

John Barrowman honored at LGBTQ event at Barry Manilow estate | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
John Barrowman plans to place his crystal Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign next to his other favorite honor - his MBE or Member of the Most Excellent Order he got from the Queen and the British government.
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Here's what to do during Greater Palm Springs Pride this week

Here's what to do during Greater Palm Springs Pride this week | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Greater Palm Springs Pride kicks off this Tuesday and goes until Sunday with plenty of things to celebrate for diversity and equality. Now 30-years old, the festival was started to remember the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City, and has grown into one of the biggest LGBT festivals in Southern California.
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Our Top 10 Gay Friendly Picks for 2017

Our Top 10 Gay Friendly Picks for 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Looking for a holiday destination for 2017 and not sure where to go? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gay friendly destinations around the world
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From Europe to Asia to North America, these gay hotspots won’t disappoint. So without further ado, here’s Our Top 10 Gay Friendly Picks for 2017 – perfectly designed for the discerning gay traveler, the partier, history buff, the cultural fanatic and the beachgoer – there’s sure to be something for everyone.

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Where to Stay for Palm Springs Pride Weekend

Where to Stay for Palm Springs Pride Weekend | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
With Palm Springs Pride Weekend quickly approaching, we've narrowed the list down to five places to stay that get the gay factor just about right.
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Palm Springs Gay History Revealed

Palm Springs Gay History Revealed | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
"It was the sexual freedom that was the most popular draw of Palm Springs..." Why do so many gay and lesbian travelers flock to Palm Springs? Why i
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Spooktacular News! Kristine W Will Headline HALLOWEEN PALM SPRINGS 2016

Spooktacular News! Kristine W Will Headline HALLOWEEN PALM SPRINGS 2016 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Halloween Palm Springs has quickly become one of the hottest SoCal events, with visitors from across the nation flying in to enjoy the annual festivities. This year will be no exception, with Kristine W headlining on the MainStage, Saturday, October 29 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Kristine W has scored 16 potent #1 dance hits and a record-setting string of nine consecutive #1s on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart over the past 16 years, earning Kristine third place on Billboard's Best of 2000s Dance Club Play Artists rankings. Her latest single 'Out There' is currently climbing the Billboard�® Dance Chart and will be on sale and autographed at the event. 
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Drag Queens, Real Naked Men, Photos of Naked Men, Gays on Roller Coasters, Stagecoach Tix News and Pride Con!

Drag Queens, Real Naked Men, Photos of Naked Men, Gays on Roller Coasters, Stagecoach Tix News and Pride Con! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet - The Kinsey Sicks; Full Frontal Nudity in "Party"; Sizzling photos in "The Summer Sessions" Gallery Exhibit; Gays on Roller Coasters; and it's about time to get your Pride Con on!

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10 Cool Things to Do in Palm Springs, California

10 Cool Things to Do in Palm Springs, California | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
With year around warm weather, events & activities, there’s no better time to plan a trip. Here are 10 cool things in Palm Springs that might peak your
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