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  The Center strives to enrich the lives of the LGBT community in the Coachella Valley. Women are a vital part of the fabric of the LGBT community and the Center is dedicated to enhancing outreach to women and creating programs that engage them. Every week The Center sends out a women's newsletter to 1000+ email addresses informing them of LGBT women centric events in the valley. The current news letter is shown below. Be sure to signup and come out and join us 


Women's Walkabout April 29th. Coachella Valley Preserve

Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
Nasty Women Chatting  - Every Thursday
Talk, listen, laugh, connect. There are no dumb questions and there are no dumb ideas. We are on all the path of living, loving and learning.
Thursdays 10:30 to noon at The Center 1301 North Palm Canyon, 3rd Floor

GENNINE JACKSON will be performing at the Riviera every Thursday from 6-9PM and Wang's on SATURDAY from 5-8PM

Women's Walkabout with Veronica & Kim April 29th 8:15 at the visitor center Coachella Valley Preserve - 1000 Palms.

The McCallum Trail to the McCallum Grove is a very nice hike on a well maintained trail. The McCallum Trail has numbered stops which describe the fan palms, San Andreas Fault, desert pupfish, and various geologic and ecologic features of the preserve. Taking the McCallum Trail from the Visitor Center is about a two-mile round-trip hike.

When you leave the visitor’s center you will pass through the lush vegetation of Thousand Palms Oasis. Most of the trail in the oasis is on a well maintained raised wooden path above a marshy bottom. There are several ponds in this part of the trail with desert pupfish and other wildlife. After leaving the oasis the trail winds through a sandy wash before reaching McCallum Grove. While the trail is not very strenuous, hiking in the sandy wash can be a litle harder.

At the McCallum Grove there is a large pond which is fed by underground springs which are a result of seismic activity along the San Andreas fault. This is a very beautiful lush area, and once again you will see pupfish and other wildlife in the area.

Map to get to the Coachella Valley Preserve in 1000 Palms

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If you want to carpool or ride share. Meet at east side of the parking the Stater Brothers, Vista Chino and Landau at 7:45am

Women's Circle Mixer May 3rd

The Women's Circle 

An organization of lesbian-owned businesses dedicated to excellence in products and services.

Please join us at our free monthly mixer on

Wednesday, May 3, 2017   from 4-6pm

Three Sixty North Club at 360 N. Palm Canyon Dr.


Everyone is welcome whether you are a business owner, thinking about opening a business or simply want to hang out with women talking business.


Happy Hour drinks available.

Letter to Anita - Special Screening May 7th
Join us for a special screening of the award-winning documentary 
Letter to Anita
The heart-wrenching story of Anita Bryant’s anti-gay campaign, its shattering effects on one lesbian’s family, and the redemptive power of forgiveness. Narrated by Meredith Baxter.

Special guests include the film director Andrea Meyerson, film subject Ronni Sanlo, and executive producer Kelly Watson.
May 7, 2017   6:30 PM 

$10 donation at the door to benefit the L-Fund.

Four Seasons Club House
3800 Four Seasons Blvd.,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
RSVP for gate code: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “gate code” in the subject line.
This event supports the work of the L-Fund, a 501c3 Lesbian Philanthropic Group, founded in 2012, serving lesbians in financial need in the Coachella Valley.
Rise Up - May 13th

The Center is partnering with NCLR and other like-minded organizations to present a free afternoon training for legal professionals and activists in Palm Springs on May 13. Activists can learn how to help others file paperwork to get their name and gender markers changed, what it takes to organize a rally, and how to get in touch with elected officials. The legal track will address issues of immigration, health, criminal justice and labor. Learn what you can do to protect those who are targeted.

WHEN: May 13, 2017 - 1:00 - 5:00pm

WHERE: Mizell Senior Ctr. 

Space is limited. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PS Singles Mingles Brunch - May 14th

PS SINGLES MINGLE'S BRUNCH will take place on Sunday, May 21 at Tropicale.   $27.00 per person...includes coffee, tea or soda, tax and tip.We have to guarentee a minimum number of guests by May 10th to hold the reservation.  Over the minimum may be accomodated up to 24 hours in advance if there is space available, so please reply asap.

RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 760-574-3595.
A day trip to L.A. to the Spruth Magers Gallery - May 20th
 As part of our Continuing Dialogue on Race
Lucy and Gail Present POWER

A day trip to L.A. to the 
Spruth Magers Gallery
"Art as a Means of Resistance to Oppression"
A major survey of work by African-American women artists and photographers.

Saturday, May 20, 2017   9am-7pm   $60  

"I think so much female power is wasted. I am inter-ested in seeing women begin to recognize that pow-er is not evil. We have a responsibility, each of us as  individuals, to identify what our power is. None of us is all-powerful. But every one of us has some power."    - Audre Lorde, 1987

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Nona Faustine self-portrait at the site of a slave auction
Blues, Brew and BBQ May 27th
Memorial Day Weekend

Lucy and Gail present Elaine Gibbs with the Divas of Blues

Memorial Day Weekend Party
Saturday, May 27, 2017   1-5pm

Live Music * Deejay Jiji Sweet * BBQ *  Free Beer
All included in the ticket price $69!

Palm Springs Women's Club
314 S. Cahuilla Rd., Palm Springs, 92262

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A Chapter House of The Abbey of Avalon, Inc.

A Ritual for Women






6:00 pm [doors lock at 6:15]
Bring Summer Flowers in Vases


And Potluck for 12


Donations Appreciated


Wear Flaming Colors if you Wish


Location near Smoketree Village, Palm Springs


Phone for Directions and PLEASE RSVP


Ph:  310-455-3232 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Text:  310-770-3823


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