• OUR MISSION

    Creating Vibrant Community
    by helping LGBTQ people along their way


     

     
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    THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE DESERT
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Burn & Build Body is a gay owned, socially conscious business providing supplementation and foundation based programs for anti-aging, detoxification, weight loss and fitness. 

Rick Dinihanian, Palm Springs resident, company founder and holistic lifestyle coach has made it his mission to support others in achieving their very best. His food based transformation programs are recognized as balanced, user friendly and non-deprivational. They embrace Rick’s love of food and his healthy fitness lifestyle. At 68 Rick continues to  inspire those have the opportunity to work with him.

Rick believes that great change begins with each one of us. When we express our vitality, the world around us changes. Creating health within ourselves is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and to those who love us. Rick invites you to join him and Burn & Build Body on this journey.

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When they named the 1,200-acre zoo and botanical garden The Living Desert they weren’t kidding. Mountain lions, wolves, javelins, bobcats, golden eagles, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, leopards and much more abound here in a natural setting nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains reminding one that the early Indians and pioneers were never alone.

Join us for a fun and fascinating journey into the deserts of the world. Bring your family and friends to discover The Living Desert’s exquisite botanical gardens and the natural wonders of the wild animal kingdom. Get closer!

HOURS:

Open daily October 1 – May 31, from 9:00am-5:00pm, last admission at 4:00pm. Closed December 25. Summer hours: Open daily June 1 – September 31, from 8:00am – 1:30pm, last admission at 1:00pm.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

Get Living Desert advance tickets here! Morning or afternoon ticket options available. Paper or electronic vouchers available. Get Online Tickets Here!

WHERE YOU CAN FIND US:

We are conveniently located in the beautiful cities of Palm Desert and Indian Wells, a short drive from downtown Palm Springs and only minutes from any point in the Coachella Valley. From highway 111, turn south on Portola Avenue, go 1 ½ miles and follow the signs to the main entrance on your left. Plenty of FREE parking.

GROUP ACTIVITIES:

The more the merrier! Guided tours, special rates and wildlife programs are available for groups of 15 or more with advance reservations. Party and special event facilities are available. Please contact the Facility Rentals Department for group rental information.

The Living Desert
Wildlife & Botanical Gardens
47-900 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.346.5694
Sorry no pets allowed

Click Here to Get Advanced Tickets to The Living Desert!

Over twenty-five years ago, our first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and it included a handful of gay pilots who communicated by telephone and were discreetly identified by sporting an airplane on their shirts. At the time, members risked losing their job or being dishonorably discharged from the military if they were outed as gay. From that group, a national organization has evolved. 
 
Today, we reach over 4,000 members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community worldwide. Our members include recreational and commercial pilots, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, mechanics, airport managers, and other aviation professionals and enthusiasts from the United States and abroad. Annually, we organize for members two major social events, the second-largest pilots recruiting and hiring exposition in the U.S., as well as bring visiblity and support to various Pride events across the country.The National Gay Pilots Association is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pilots, aviation professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world.

The NGPA mission statement is to build, support, and unite the LGBT aviation community worldwide.
 
Through education, social events, and outreach programs we promote our primary organizational goals.

      • ENCOURAGE members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers.
      • FOSTER equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach.
      • PROMOTE aviation safety.
      • PROVIDE an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators.
We host three major events each year that are attended by airlines scouting new talent:

     NGPA INDUSTRY EXPO 
     Palm Springs, Calif. (JAN)

     WINTER WARM-UP 
     Palm Springs, Calif. (JAN)

     CAPE COD CLASSIC 
     Provincetown, Mass. (SEP)

Additionally, members can network, develop career skills, and have fun by participating in regularly-scheduled events through local NGPA chapters across the country.


 

ABOUT OUR RETAIL STORE

We’ve always been passionate about great gear. Whether it’s the stuff you wear to flag your fetish or the toys and equipment you play with, great gear makes sex better. And great sex makes your life better.

In 2005 we opened our retail showroom to share our passion for great gear with the world.  Our beautiful, light-filled shopping environment, outstanding service and exceptional curated collection of quality fetish products quickly earned us widespread customer and industry acclaim.

Our inventory includes over 2500 square feet of leather and neoprene clothing and accessories, BDSM gear, boots, briefs, jocks, socks, tees, gym wear, toys, and even playroom equipment.

Everything we carry is chosen from among the world’s finest makers. It’s stuff we personally use, so we know it’s great! Our brands include:

 
 
 
  • Mr. S
  • 665
  • Nasty Pig
  • SquarePeg
  • Dungeon Beds
  • JimSupport
  • KinkLab
  • LeatherStock
  • Oxballs
  • Sport Fucker
  • Colt
  • Fun Factory
  • Timoteo
  • Cellblock 13
  • Fleshjack
  • Perfect Fit
  • 46XY Home
  • Bathmate
  • Paddle Daddy
  • Elbow Grease
 
 
 

And since everything goes better with a lot of lube, you can slick it up with the widest variety of specialty lubricants (at the best prices!) anywhere.

Drop by and visit. We promise a warm welcome and a fun experience. You may even learn a thing or two!

AneworganizationhasformedinPalmSprings.Ifyouwanttobepartofthenextguardoffetishandkink,thenwewantyou!

The Desert Fetish Authority is a brotherhood of men who are into fetish gear and kinky play and who want to learn more about both. We embrace the masculinity and the eroticism of our gear and seek to grow as men by incorporating advanced forms of sexual play into our lives. We want to find, hang out and have fun with guys like us, in real-life settings away from internet hook-up sites and chat rooms, where we can build true bonds of fraternity and friendship.

We’re a New Guard group of guys who are striving to create the Next Guard: one that respects the knowledge and foundations laid by our forbearers, but applies them in ways that are more meaningful to our generation. We’re men for whom trust, honor and respect are important, but excessive protocol is not. We believe in the value of living a disciplined life, but not without having a lot of fun too! Newcomers and curious guys are especially welcome!

Want to know more? Check out our Vision and tell us what you think about it.

The Purple Room Supper Club

In the early 60s, The Purple Room at Club Trinidad became the Palm Springs sweet spot of the swinging Supper Club scene. And now, Palm Springs entertainer Michael Holmes invites you back to the Purple Room to savor the Rat Pack glamour with delicious dining, superb libations, and wonderful live entertainment 6 nights a week!

Tuesdays thru Thursdays, enjoy complimentary music, from 6:30 to 9:30.

Tuesdays, it's either Rose Mallett or Lauri Bono.

Wednesdays, the Michael Holmes Jazz Trio swings the hits of the Rat Pack, and through July 13th, join us for The Kitten Club, benefitting The Palm Springs Animal Shelter!

Thursdays, Sharon Sills fills the room!

Friday and Saturdays, we feature ticketed shows with nationally-known entertainers.

 

Many seniors in the LGBT community find the increasing cost of living “challenging” while they still have a lot of equity in their homes – with no way to utilize it for their present needs.  It is essential that you understand and take advantage of the new FHA reverse mortgage program (HECM) which offers a long term financial solution available to homeowners 62 and above who love their home and want to stay in it as long as possible while keeping their quality of life and standard of living. 

MAKING YOUR HOME WORK FOR YOU NOW

      The new FHA Insured Reverse Mortgage (HECM) provides control and flexibility over your house payments while accommodating your day-to-day needs and preserving more of your equity and securing your financial future.

PROVIDING ACCESS TO A LINE OF CREDIT

   The HECM program will give you a line of credit which grows over time with no term limit. Your money can be accessed at all times with no restrictions and is completely independent from your home value.

Personalized Service

       Offir represents his clients with honesty and Integrity. He believes that in our later years a first class treatment is essential as a matter of routine. Offir will be present for all aspects of the loan process from beginning to end and will make sure that your experience is as professional as it is friendly.

Full credit for closing costs

   Although there are closing cost associated with the loan origination that cannot be waived, Offir will give you full credit for all of your title, escrow, notary and appraisal fees in order to make sure to maximize your money and keep it in your pocket – where it belongs.  

PLEASE CALL FOR A CONSULTATION : 323-445-3908

Who We Are

Desert AIDS Project has earned a national reputation as one of the most comprehensive HIV/AIDS services providers in the U.S. We are one of only a handful of agencies operating an on-site medical clinic, a full range of client support services, and a comprehensive HIV education and prevention program, including free and confidential HIV testing.

Our Vision for the Future

Until there's a cure, the vision of Desert AIDS Project is of healthy individuals, families, and communities despite the existence of HIV.

Our Mission

To bring this vision to life, the mission of Desert AIDS Project is to enhance health and well-being.

Desert AIDS Project believes:

  • Everyone has a right to decent quality of life
  • Everyone is worthy of respect and equal consideration
  • All efforts to fulfill our mission have the ultimate aim of being useful in improving people's lives, particularly the lives of those most in need.
  • Fairness demands that everyone affected by an issue should have the opportunity for either direct participation or representation in planning, implementing, and evaluating the work conducted by Desert AIDS Project
  • Bias – because of race, religion, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ethnic background, disability, etc. – has no place Desert AIDS Project
  • Our work is not about the power or turf, but about the public good

Guiding Principles

  • We will be excited by what we do, by the challenges we face and the opportunities we create
  • We will surround ourselves with people dedicated to assisting us in achieving our mission and upholding our principles
  • The diversity of our people, their skills, and experience is one of our agency's greatest assets. We are committed to leveraging this asset as a source of strength
  • We will always listen first, and then act with openness, honesty, and integrity so that our relationships flourish
  • We will provide effective, accessible, and responsive services, and we commit to evaluating our effort so that changes can be made when it is in the best interest of those we serve
  • We will set demanding targets and make tough decisions and take considered risks to achieve them, and pursue partnership to obtain resources that enable us to do so
  • We will provide our team with skilled management and quality training opportunities
  • We will commit ourselves to excellence to ensure that D.A.P. is the provider of choice, employer of choice, and investment of choice in the communities we serve
  • We will embrace change to positively improve services, outcomes, and the community while remaining true to our mission

 

I not only have a passion for my real estate career but to the GLBT community I belong too.  I feel strongly that people need to participate as change agents in their communities and their lives. 

I serve as a Board of Director for In The Life Media from May 2012 - Present. I served as a Board of Governor for HRC (Human Rights Campaign) from 1992 – 1996 and have continued throughout the years to be supportive of the organization.  I also support the following national organizations; Lambda Legal, In The Life Media, The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, and locally; Desert Aids Project, LA Gay & Lesbian Center AIDS Assistance Program.

Headquartered in Chicago, True Value Company is one of the world's largest member-owned hardware cooperatives. With Destination True Value we've created a compelling shopping experience for customers and a winning opportunity for you. At True Value Company, we're looking for the best. Whether you're launching your career or building your professional experience, we offer a rewarding environment where you can achieve your potential. We support a spirit of entrepreneurial thinking, appreciate a passion for excellence and foster a workplace that promotes teamwork and shared knowledge, all without losing sight of your individuality.

  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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