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Independent (Self) Publishing: Process is Simple

Purple Distinctions helps you get your book out into the world. When your work is written and you feel good about the quality of the finished product, submit it to Purple Distinctions. We will move your work from manuscript to published book in the package of your choice based on how you wish to invest in your vision. 
And you own your entire copyright…always!

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Writing Seminars and Retreats for LGBTQ People and Our Allies

typewriterHave you always wanted to write your story but couldn't find the time, or you don't know where to start? Do you start and then get stuck? Do you feel like you just need some support from like-minded writers? Now you have the opportunity to create your story in the company of other LGBTQ folks! Whether in an on-line teleseminar or webinar, or at a destination writing retreat vacation, your time has come to write!

Tell your story! Don't let our history get lost! Our lives and our words are important to share. Our young LGBTQ friends need to know on whose shoulders they stand….and why!

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Dr. Ronni Sanlo is the owner of Purple Books Publishing which produces quality literature for and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and our allies. Ronni retired from UCLA as a Senior Associate Dean of Students and professor and director of the UCLA Masters of Education in Student Affairs program. Formerly, Ronni was the director of the UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, the director of the University of Michigan LGBTQ Center, and an HIV epidemiologist in Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and a masters and doctorate in education from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Her research and many publications focus on sexual orientation issues in education and higher education. Ronni is the founding chair of the Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals and is the originator of the award-winning Lavender Graduation, a commencement event that celebrates the lives and achievements of graduating LGBTQ college students. 



Stonewall Gardens is a welcoming, supportive, and respectful environment, where a diverse group of LGBT seniors and friends can live, relax, and be well. Our goal is to provide a beautiful, secure, social, and dynamic community for LGBT seniors where they will be cared for with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Desert Rose Productions, Inc. is a live stage company producing and presenting the finest in LGBT and Gay Positive plays, musicals and attractions in an intimate professional setting. The Desert Rose Playhouse is located at 69-620 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 We are north of Frank Sinatra Drive between the Emperor Chinese Buffet and The Stadium House.

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