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Tuesday, 17 January 2012 23:08

The Saguaro Palm Springs

The Saguaro Palm Springs is that colorful hotel in the desert. The 244-room hotel is home to El Jefe, a local favorite desert cantina, along with meeting spaces — all of which surround a stunning pool location.  Designed to reflect the colorful vibrant spirit of the Coachella valley, the bold Saguaro color palette is the work of renowned architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, who have infused the property with hues that reflect indigenous desert wildflowers.  

The Saguaro sets itself apart with color & creativity. We are focused on creating and building a relationship with our local communities and educating group and leisure travelers about Palm Springs.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 23:46

Expedia CruiseShipCenters

We are a complete travel agency that specializes in cruises, whether ocean or river. We also sell air, hotel, rental cars, and land vacations around the world. We are reaching out to the LGBTQ community to make sure they are aware of all travel options that feature LGBTQ focused vacations and travel.



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Friday, 19 September 2014 21:41

Keller Williams - Gerald Green

A resident of the Coachella Valley since 1989 I became a Realtor after a 25 career in the travel / hospitality industry. I specialize in residential, second home and vacation properties in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Desert.

In my experience, a home isn't a dream home because of its room dimensions. It's about how you feel when you walk through the front door, and the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.

This is about more than real estate - it‘s about your life and your dreams.

Weather you are looking to sell your current home, or purchasing a home to relocate, I want to be the real estate professional to help you. I work with each of my clients individually, taking the time to understand their unique needs and lifestyle, and I want to do the same for you.

It's incredibly fulfilling to know I am helping my clients open a new chapter of their lives. That's why I work so hard to not only find that perfect buyer or home, but also to handle every last detail of the sale process, from negotiating the terms of sale to recommending moving companies.

Monday, 04 June 2018 23:18



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The LGBT Community Center of the Desert was delighted to bring you the 9th annual Center Stage Gala, presented by Eisenhower Health

Click here: David A. Lee Photos

SocialLight Photos:

The Center backdrop: Center Stage 2018 @ The Riviera Palm Springs (The Center backdrop)

Red Dress Dress Red backdrop: Center Stage 2018 @ The Riviera Palm Springs (Red Dress Dress Red backdrop)


To our sponsors and supporters:  Thank you note from our CEO - Mike Thompson


Saturday, November 10, 2018


Thank you!
This morning, my heart is still smiling. Despite the tears I felt come on when honoring our dear friend Dick Haskamp last night, I can't help but feel overwhelmed by the loving embrace of this community. I think I woke up with a glow of gratitude and appreciation for your presence, attention, and generosity.
To be able to, in one night, pay tribute to a pioneer of the gay community in Palm Springs, while celebrating and uplifting the work of the new generation of LGBTQ young pioneers was stirring, and a perfect embodiment of our mission to help LGBTQ people along their way.
Saying thank you is not enough. Your existence, your connection to our community, and your partnership have brought us where we are today. Giving you all our gratitude for being an ambassador to The Center. We can't wait to see what's in store for our community for the months and years to come.
Mike Thompson




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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 21:08

Sapphire Books Publishing

Sapphire Books is the premier lesbian literature publisher.


Sapphire Books Publishing, the gem in lesbian publishing was founded by Christine Svendsen in 2010. We produce and publish fiction, non-fiction and biographical lesbian literary works of art.


Sapphire Books is dedicated to quality outcomes that respectfully reflect the lives of the lesbian community. We publish and promote lesbian literature that embraces and reflects those diverse experiences. We value diversity of stories, experiences, and celebrate those diversities through lesbian literature.


We also believe in connecting our fans and Sapphire family to the greater community by building strong parterships within the world of lesbian business, travel, and entertainment.


Our print books are conventionally produced and currently available worldwide through our website, Amazon, and Ingram. Our titles are also available in both print and digital form and sold through our website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other third party retailers. We offer all of our titles with a shorter production cycle to meet the demands of the print and eBook market.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:31


CruiseC2C creates exquisite and exciting group journeys, serving the Palm Springs community and beyond.  Just like our hometown, our clientele is diverse and discerning…and always ready to have a great time! We'll make sure that you experience the best this world has to offer in a welcoming, comfortable and cultural environment.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:01

Miguel Navarro, Community Engagement Manager

Miguel Navarro joined The Center in October 2013. He first volunteered as a facilitator for The Anti-Bullying/Suicide Prevention workshops taught to ninth grade students in The Palm Springs Unified School District. He then became The Executive Assistant to the CEO of The Center in August 2016. Miguel grew up in Oxnard, California and then moved to The Bay Area for college. He received his BA in 2005 from The University of California, Berkeley and later received his second degree in Accounting at College of the Desert in 2013. During his four years at CAL, Miguel worked at The Chicanx/Latinx Student Development Center and was an active board member of Y-QUE! (Young Queers United for Empowerment).  One of his proudest moments was studying and traveling a year abroad in Rome, Italy. Miguel loves being part of such an inspiring, hard-working and talented group of leaders.

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Published in The Center Staff
Thursday, 15 November 2012 22:36

Foley & Stinnette

For more than 25 years I have built a reputation for great style, taste and quality through my namesake firm DANN Inc. I began working on my own as an extra credit project my senior year of school at Drexel University, Nesbitt College of Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have honed my craft with clients across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

After years of creating custom items for client’s homes, the Dann Foley Lifestyle brand was a natural extension of those efforts. I bring a unique global perspective to my designs through years of international clientele, extensive travel and a passion for all things beautiful. For me the idea of home goes well beyond the acquiring of the things, it is a desire to share my idea of “Living Well” with everyone I meet.

From the start I envisioned the Dann Foley Liflestyle (DFL) brand to be high style with my signature 3 A’s of Design… Accessible, Available and Affordable. The DFL licensing program was never meant to be just a name on a label. I design every product myself. Yet, I still consider each license a partnership between the manufacturer and me. The process is a true design collaboration involving all phases from the factory to marketing, to ensure I offer a product that is well made, accessible and beautiful. I have never wanted to create product for a lofty few to sing my praises, I create product that will appeal to buyers and consumers alike.

I have always recognized the power of television as the most useful tool in marketing my work and my brand. Shows like NBC’s American Dream Builders and Showtime’s The Real L Word have given me the opportunity to prove to that I can entertain and inspire viewers about the “Dann Brand.”

In the only 2 years since the Dann Foley Lifestyle licensing programs officially launched (which coincided with the premier of American Dream Builders) I have garnered both industry attention and record sales of some of my products, earning me 5 Platinum and Gold ADEX, Excellence in Design Awards, a Pinnacle Award nomination and, my most coveted nomination to date, the ARTS Award nomination in the product design category.

By combining style, sophistication and my 3 A’s of product design I am offering buyers and consumers alike more than just product, I am offering them a chance to create their own personalized style. My newest bedding lines are a perfect example of how a buyer/consumer can purchase my perfectly curated and coordinated looks for the bed or create their own look by combining my many exclusive patterns, colors and textures into their perfect haven. I am also offering dozens of decorative pillows and shams from the simple to elaborate and gorgeous drapery panels to round out the look for the bedroom or any room of the home.

My lifestyle brand has been a long time in the making because I wanted to get it right… A favorite motto of mine is, any style, anywhere, at any time. I am here to stay!

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