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Sexual Health 2.0
Together we are creating vibrant community
Coming up @ The Center
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Older doesn't necessarily mean "wiser" when it comes to preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, condom use for vaginal/anal intercourse is lowest among older adults -only 5.1% of men and 7.4% of women used condoms during recent sex.

Join Eisenhower Health tonight @ 5:30 PM for a chat about STIs with Physician Assistant, Jon Colbert.

No cost to attend. Registration is requested as space is limited! Call 760-416-7790.
Going ALL RED for Palm Springs Pride Parade!

We’re still flying high from Red Dress Dress Red Party on the Tarmac 2018, and we're bringing our RED game on and promoting the hottest dance party in town, Red Dress Dress Red, at the Palm Springs Pride Parade on Sunday, November 4th!

To join The Center's Pride Parade contingent, RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your shirt size.

Plus, be sure to Save the Date for next year’s party: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
Barbara Barrett has been practicing law since 1983. She had a law office in San Francisco for many years and then a second office in Sonoma County. She opened her Palm Springs office in 2002.

Bare Cupboards. No Never!!
Help us keep the cupboards stocked at the Community Food Bank at The Center. Currently we need Pasta, Noodles, Pasta Sauce, Rice, Canned Fruit and Canned Meat. Drop off your donations at The Center M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm.

What do ghosts eat ? Spookghetti!
Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
Best of Coachella Valley 2018-2019
The LGBT Community Center of the Desert is honored to be a finalist in the Coachella Valley Independent's Best of Coachella Valley 2018-2019 Readers' Poll for Best Local Activist/Advocacy Group ! The winners will be announced at CVIndependent.com on Monday, November 26th, and in the Independent December 2018 special print edition.

Final round voting is now open and runs through Monday, Oct. 29th! Only one vote per person, per round. To vote, visit Best_of_Coachella_Valley

Thank you for your love and continued support!

Congratulations to all the nominees!
Join the millions of people that’ll once again wear purple on #SpiritDay in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth. Spirit Day is the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign for #LGBTQ youth in the country, and GLAAD (the nation’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy organization) is empowering youth to get others involved.
So let’s WEAR PURPLE this Thursday and share information about Spirit Day and anti-LGBTQ bullying this!
We even created a Facebook event, and you can view and share it HERE
Cowghoul Dance & Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness
Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances. Donations Accepted.

World Gay Rodeo Finals (25-28) October in Mesquite, Texas)

Breast Cancer Awareness will be a feature of this month's Cowboy Dance here in Palm Springs. We plan to take up a special collection of donations from persons desiring to support Palm Springs Rodeo in this cause.

On October 20 th , The Desert AIDS Walk is celebrating 32 years of "Walking To Make A Difference", and The LGBT Center of the Desert is proud to be a Desert AIDS Walk Community Partner again this year as we share our common goal of serving those most vulnerable! As a Community Partner, The Center will receive 50% of the net proceeds raised by our team! These funds will go back to support our in-house programs! 
Please join our fundraising efforts by joining our team, The Center-Pedes, or by donating to our fundraising goal as we collectively raise awareness. With each step we take and each dollar we raise, we can test more people, bring more people who are HIV positive into care, and move one step closer to an "AIDS free generation”. Let’s make this the best year ever!
Follow the link to join our team or make a contribution: Support and Contributions
The Center-Pedes are proud to represent the LGBT Community Center of the Desert! We’re grateful for your support!

Celebrate diversity and unity in Desert Hot Springs with friends and neighbors. Entertainment includes: Modern Men, JBOY, Keisha D, Jinza, Ballet Folklorixo Sabor a mi Tierra, Larry J. Bennett, Rocco Patrick Brother Man Band, and Keisha D.
By Paula Vogel
October 24-November 18, 2018
CVRep at The Atrium in Rancho Mirage
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel is a funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man.  It is a multi-award winning play including the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.

“Ms. Vogel has written a lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman’s memories.” – NY Times

For tickets please call 760-296-2966 or go to www.cvrep.org/tickets
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good.
Join us for cake and conversation.

Thursday , October 25, 2018 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The LGBT Center of the Desert
1301 N Palm Canyon Drive 3rd floor
Palm Springs
Seating is limited.
Please RSVP in the affirmative by calling Rob at 207-446-2523.

It's never too soon to plan ahead!

That's right folks! Outlandish returns to the Palm Springs Cultural Center with an expanded lineup! Produced by Logo TV Founder Matt Farber and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the series will feature six iconic acts known in the LGBT community, each of whose appeal has crossed over to a mainstream audience.

The Outlandish series will benefit The Center – The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and is sponsored by Saguaro Palm Springs, Atlantis Events and Gay Desert Guide.
Tickets are now on sale for each performance at www.OutlandishPS.com . General Admission, Premium Seating, and VIP tickets (including a meet and greet) available. Tickets range from $30-$100. “Series Passes” to see all six shows are available at a discounted price. 
Who are you most excited to see?

LGBT Community Center
Mural Ribbon-Cutting
On Friday November 2nd, join The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, in partnership with Desert Care Network, to host official ribbon-cutting ceremony of local artist's, Juan-Manuel Alonso, mural celebrating LGBTQ diversity in the Coachella Valley from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM at our new home @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr.

Save the date, and celebrate love with us to kick-off pride weekend! For more information, give us a call or click HERE
Palm Springs Front Runners and Walkers
5K (3.1 Mile) Run and Walk
through the streets of the Old Las Palmas neighborhood.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00 A.M.

Registration Fees and Packet Pickup:

  • Online registration: $35 [from September 16th through October 31st] 
  • Race day registration: $40 [November 3rd]

All registrants receive a colorful T-shirt. Each finisher gets a commemorative medal. Awards in 5 year age brackets

LGBTQ Rights:
The Shifting Sands of Federal Policy Create Uncertainty

A policy discussion with Michael Adams, CEO, Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE), Chair Elect American Society on Aging (ASA) Board of Directors

At the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs
Thursday, November 8th @ 8:30 AM.

Turning nine and feeling fine! The ninth annual Center Stage starring the classically trained singing and comedy brother duo, Will & Anthony Nunziata and the always funny Kate Clinton, presented by Eisenhower Health returns to The Riviera Palm Springs on Friday, November 9 th . Plus, we'll be honoring the late great Dick Haskamp with the Legacy Award to complete our night of delight!
General Admission Tickets & Tables for Center Stage are now on sale, and they are limited!
Don't miss a one of a kind evening of fun, connection, and festivity @ the Center Stage gala in November!
For tickets, click HERE or call The Center
@ 760-416-7790
Desert Winds Freedom Band will open their season with their Fall Concert "MYTHS & LEGENDS". Under the direction of Dean McDowell the band will perform this concert at the Richards Center for the Performing Arts in the Palm Springs High School.

Only one performance on Saturday, November 17th @ 7 PM.

Tickets are $30 and are available at  www.desertwindsfb.org
Smooth Sailing To Cooler Weather
Are the consecutive days of 100°+ heat getting to you? Give yourself a break and some beauty with this round trip sailing getaway to Alaska from LA, next Spring! Exclusively offered by Let’s Go Travel, you won’t have to worry about airport security lines, or the traffic lines to get into the airport! It’s all smooth sailing to The Last Frontier. Plus, $50 will be donated back to The Center for each person booked!

Save These Dates
As you plan the rest of the year, and even 2019, we want to be sure you have these important dates for Center Stage 2018 and Red Dress Dress Red 2019. Keep an eye on this newsletter for announcements about sponsorship's, ticket sales, and more!

Center Stage 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
The Riviera Resort & Spa

Red Dress Dress Red 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Palm Springs Air Museum
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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