Palm Springs Pride Weekend celebrates the LGBT community

by Daniel Magana

Local Editor

Palm Springs Pride Weekend 2014 is just around the corner. The festival, in its 28th edition, celebrates the equality, freedom and diversity in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. It will all kick-start with the Wild Pride Party at The Living Desert Museum, November 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The first ever Wild Pride Party will take place at the Stephen B. Chase Administration Building and Plein Air Art Gallery. Food and beverage service is provided along with music by Master DJ Luc Benech. Tickets are $30 each, benefiting the Living Desert and Greater Palms Springs Pride. Reserve online at LivingDesert.org

Two days later, on November 7, the Palm Springs Pride Golf Classic makes its debut. The Classic begins at 8:00 a.m. with participation available at $99 per player. Make sure to contact J. Glover by phone 760-275-7035 or via email at jglover@centurygolf.com

That same day, Pride Meet and Greet Party at CCBC Resort will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After party hours will be available. Tickets are $20 in advance online or $25 at the door. Only guests 21 years of age and over are permitted. Exact location of party is 68300 Gay Resort Drive, Cathedral City, 92234.

November 8th will mark the start of Pride Festival Day 1. The festival is expected to run from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. with free admission. The highly anticipated festival will take place in downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive from Amado Road to Baristo Road and on Arenas Road between Calle Encilia and Indian Canyon Drive.

November 8th will also see the Arenas Rd. Block Party ’14 presented by Hunters Night Club. The party will feature live performances including: Frankmusik the London based pop artist, Steed Lord, the Icelandic pop musical group, Amanda Lepore, the international pop sensation and Purple Crush the “hetero-married queer indie-pop duo.” Ages 21 and over are permitted to the free event that will take place between Indian Canyon Drive and S. Calle Encilia on Arenas Road in downtown Palm Springs.

Pride Festival Day 2 will wrap up the weekend in spectacular fashion. A diverse array of artists and entertainers will perform. The festival is expected to go from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This time will be serving as a gathering spot for friends, family and visitors around the world to celebrate the diversity and unity of the community. Admission is free for all, although you must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

For more information you can visit pspride.org

Steve Grand performing at last years Palm Springs Pride Weekend
Steve Grand performing at last years Palm Springs Pride Weekend

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