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PrEP For Play Tonight
Together we are creating vibrant community
We believe it's good to talk honestly and openly about sex. It's just one key to establishing a good relationship with your medical provider and with your partner(s). Please join Jonathan Bechard, MD to get upfront answers to the most common questions regarding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and the answers to all the questions that patients are asking or are afraid to ask.

This is a FREE event but space is limited.
Registration is requested. Please call 760-416-7790
Upcoming @ The Center
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Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
The Desert Business Association has been committed to the promotion of LGBT and allied businesses since 1979. They are Coachella Valley’s only gay business association. They assist members in the promotion and development of their businesses by providing networking receptions, educational seminars, advertising opportunities, a member directory, member promotions and discounts, events and event participation.

Rice, Beans and Pasta oh my!
The Community Food Bank @ The Center has an URGENT need for
16 oz size rice, pasta and beans .
Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
Palm Springs High School ASB along with community organizers, want to invite you to a three mile march. Beginning at the Palm Springs Football Stadium.

Partners with EVERYTOWN, Democracy In Action and the March For Our Lives to bring a local supportive march.

Saturday March 24, 2018
10:00 AM

Celebrate the Palm Springs Neighborhoods and all the great things that make our City a special place to live, work and play. Everyone living within one of the Palm Springs’ 44 neighborhoods is invited.

Pre-Picnic Balloon Rides 9:00 am - noon (weather permitting)

Saturday March 24, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ruth Hardy Park

There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries!

Click here to start the survey, or paste the following into your browser:

It should take 10-12 minutes to complete.

Everyone who completes the survey by April 30th, 2018 may enter into an optional drawing to win one of twenty US $50 cash prizes, or if you win, you can designate a charity to receive the $50.
Please forward this message to LGBTQ friends around the world who may be interested in participating. And please post it to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. accounts!

By Tennessee Williams
In one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing, how far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? 

March 9 - April 1, 2018

Martin—a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty—leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters.

Adults only. No children under 18 allowed at this performance.

It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good. Join us for cake and conversation.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Address to be provided upon RSVP

Please RSVP by replying to this email or call Rob at 207-446-2523 so we can plan for refreshments.

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Please save this date and help honor these outstanding women! The event is to be held in the Bougainvillea Room at Spencer's Restaurant with a cocktail reception held poolside.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 5:00 PM
Trans* Community Project & Trans Role Models presents
The fourth annual Transgender Day of Visibility in the Coachella Valley
This year's theme is #transthriving to acknowledge the number of major transgender achievements in the past 12 months. We are striving to transform how people think about gender around the world.

Attend this event on Wednesday, March 28th in the Palm Springs Stadium (across from the Library) to learn about the wonderful programs, activities and resources available to families. Participating organizations will have a booth, each with a craft or game, plus there will be special demonstrations, a bounce house, giveaways, a food truck and more!

This FREE event goes from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Palm Springs Stadium (across from the Library)
Cathedral City’s LGBT Days, scheduled for Easter Weekend, March 30 – April 1, will honor the LGBT community and celebrate the diversity of Cathedral City. The free weekend festival includes an opening night kickoff party, the 4th annual community LGBT Days bed race, live musical performances, outdoor dancing, food, beverages, community booths, pool parties and an after-hours party hosted at CCBC Resort Hotel.
Reunion Project 2.0 will include a community HIV conference consisting of a mix of facilitated discussions, panels, and presentations led by key researchers, advocates, and long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS.

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Annenberg Health Sciences Building at Eisenhower
39000 Bob Hope DR, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

LGBT Outreach
Committee-Town Hall Meeting
Come meet Police Chief Bryan Reyes and join him for a Question and Answer forum

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
From 5:00—7:00 PM
Hyatt Palm Springs
285 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

A Sign Language interpreter will be available.
Stonewall Golfers is hosting its 18th Annual Rainbow Challenge Golf Tournament to benefit The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Last year the Rainbow Challenge was able to support The Center with a donation of over $2,000; this year they expect to double that.

April 6 - 8, 2018

Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.
Monthly Potlucks, Walk Abouts, Ladies Night Out and Jazz. These are just a few of the activities you could become involved with. How? Just follow the link and you can view and/or sign up for the weekly Women @ The Center Newsletter. If you know of anyone that might be interested in this newsletter, encourage them to sign up.
If you are a trans or gender-nonconforming person in the U.S. and considering suicide, Trans Lifeline can be reached at 877-565-8860. LGBT youth (ages 24 and younger) can reach the Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. People of all ages and identities can reach The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800 -273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
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