Creating Vibrant Community
    by helping LGBTQ people along their way


  • instagram facebookicon twitter





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


The Center newsletter

Living Trusts & Pets (Sent on 01/15/2020)

Whether you're looking for self-care programs, info on legal protection for you and/or pets, or want to learn a new skill, chances are there may be something @ The Center that'll meet your needs. Take a journey and discover our offerings and events happening in the community.
Living Trusts & Pet Trusts - FREE Workshop today
Attendees will learn how these trusts:
  • Assure that your heirs will immediately obtain the property and pets that you have left them without the often lengthy delays and costs of probate court;
  • Will allow you to designate to whom your pet will go upon your death and provide specific instructions and funds for their comfort and care;
  • And much more about Trusts!
When: Wednesday, Jan 15 - 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Call 760-416-7790 to register. Refreshments provided.
This is a Business Partner Presentation Presented by: Law Professor Troy A. Tureau, L.LM., J.D., B.A.
Eisenhower Health & Wellness Lecture next week
Athletes who are involved in flexion activities such as hiking, cycling and tennis often suffer with knee pain or incur injury. Understanding the precise cause of your knee pain is key to you and your doctor formulating an effective treatment plan—one that optimizes the knee healing process.
Join Kenneth Zaparinuk, Physical Therapist to learn about the anatomy of the knee joint, different types of pain and the different interventions available.
When: Wednesday, Jan 22 - 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
and coming up in February...
Join Kenneth Zaparinuk, Physical Therapist to learn about the anatomy of the shoulder and neck, different types of pain and the different interventions available.
February 5th, 2020
Join Gaetano Vaccaro to discover that happiness may come from where you least expect it, even when life is just plain tough!
February 12th, 2020
Next Wednesday @ The Riviera Palm Springs....
The 3rd Annual INFO-A-GO-GO is a one stop shop for all things LGBTQ+ in the desert. A sort of Welcome Wagon for our snow-birds, new residents, retirees, as well as folks that have been here awhile, so you can see all that our amazing community has to offer to become involved.
Let's celebrate community and friendship! Spread the word - this Happy Hour is for everyone! Thanks to media partner, Promo Homo TV for sponsoring! 
When: Wednesday, Jan 22 | Info-A-Go-Go 3:00 to 6:00 pm | Center Social 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Where: The Riviera Palm Springs - 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA
Authentic Dating 101 this weekend
Do you find the whole dating scene frustrating and uncomfortable? Do you always manage to meet men that are totally wrong for you? Do you hate the games like "should I text now or wait 3 days"? Do you shy away from asking out the men you really want to date? Do you hesitate to ask upfront questions about sexual preferences, relationship goals or HIV status? If you want to be YOU and date men who are real in order to realize MUTUAL expectations, this is the intensive for you. Prepare to be challenged. Prepare to face your fears!
When: January 17, 18 & 19, 2020
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon DR., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: $125 Members | $175 Non-Members - 12 participants maximum capacity.
Please call 760-416-7790 to register or for more info. Space is limited. This is a three (3) day workshop.
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY (Y12SR) is a holistic model designed to address the physical, mental and spiritual disease of addiction.
The characteristics and effects of addiction could easily be described as separation. Addictive behaviors disconnect us from ourselves, our loved ones, our environment and so much more. Conversely, yoga itself means union, integration, balance. Yoga and its practices teach the fine art of balancing our multidimensional lives while living in a complex world. This program provides sustainable addiction recovery tools and solutions for relapse prevention by combining the wisdom of yoga with the practice of a 12 step program. Yoga and its practices help to supplement a program of recovery.
Bring your own mat if you have one!
Saturday, Jan 25 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm for 12-weeks.
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon DR., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: $2 per session Members | $5 per session Non-Members
20 participants maximum capacity.
Planning Ahead for LGBT Seniors Workshops continues on Jan 25
A series of workshops to create the documents needed to control your health care decisions and safeguard your assets.
Saturday, Jan 25 | 9:30 to 11:30 am: The Durable Power of Attorney
Saturday, Feb 22 | 9:30 to 11:30 am: The Will
During the last hour of each workshop, if it is appropriate for your estate, you will have the opportunity to complete lay legal documents provided to you obtained from the internet. A notary will be available as well.
This is a FREE event but space is limited. Please call The Center at 760.416.7790 to sign up. QUESTIONS? Contact Marc Champion at 720.635.3710
Suicide safeTALK @ The Center - Feb 4
Learn four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources.
Who should attend safeTALK? safeTALK is for community members of all backgrounds, ages 15 and older, who want to help prevent suicide. It is an especially good fit for those interacting with many people on a daily basis, including school personnel, clergy, non-clinical service providers, and law enforcement. safeTALK is accredited by the Suicide Prevention Resource Centre and is on their Best Practice Registry.
When: Tuesday, Feb 4, - 9:00 am to Noon
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd. Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost; FREE
For additional info please call The Center at 760.416.7790 or contact AJ Tschupp via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Programs @ The Center starting this week
Starting this Saturday, Jan 18
Starting this Saturday, Jan 18
Starting Monday, Jan 20
New and Returning programs starting soon
January 29th
February 3, 2020
February 1st
February 18, 2020
February 2, 2020
February 19, 2020
Birthday celebration in support of our Community Food Bank @ The Center
Support our Community Food Bank @ The Center and join us for a birthday celebration in honor of our good friends and supporters David Hood, George Sellers & Joe Giarrusso. Cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and birthday cake!
Donate a bag with groceries and enter for your chance to win a trip to Puerto Vallarta (PV)!!!. Raffle tickets purchase also available at the door on the day of the event.
When: Tuesday, Jan 28 - 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge - 849 N Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA
Fun Fridays @ The Center!
There’s no better way to shake off the dress code rules than to don a comfy or bold pair of socks. This week bring your favorite socks from purely functional footwear to a fashion statement. So... Le'ts Sock it up!.
Let us see how you own this week’s theme by sharing a Fun Friday pic on our Fun Friday Facebook post, and use the hashtags #centerfunfriday and #thecenterps on your favorite social channels so we can follow the fun!
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram
Whether you’re riding to work, taking your #1 for a night on the town, or anything in between, count on Lyft for a ride in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with local drivers in just a few taps. Request, ride, then simply pay in the app.
Volunteer to Count!
The County of Riverside Department of Public Social Services and the City of Palm Springs
are seeking a large number of volunteers to participate in the county’s upcoming 2020
Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count and Survey on Wednesday, Jan. 29 throughout
Palm Springs from 6 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Volunteers must meet the following criteria to take part in this year’s count:
• Own a Smart Phone.
• Be able to walk up to two hours in order to canvas for unsheltered
• Take part in online or in-person training.
• Must be 18-years or older. Teens ages 16-18-years-old may take part if
accompanied by an adult.
The 2nd session of In-person training will take place on the following day:
Thursday, Jan. 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Council Chamber at Palm Springs
City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.
PALS Seminar: "I’ll be Dead Anyway, so Why Should I Care?"
Do you have a plan in place for who will sort through all of your photos, email, social media and online accounts? Do you (or they) have any idea of what you’d want done with your digital legacy?
Planning For Your Digital Legacy
When: Saturday, January 18 - 9:30 - 11:30 am
The Center: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Drive 3rd floor, Palm Springs, CA
Please reserve your place by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 323-533-3550.
Note: Funds have been donated to provide ASL interpretation for our seminars. Please provide one week’s notice. 
"Ballroom" @ CVRep Playhouse
Book by Jerome Kass, Music by Billy Goldenberg,
Lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Directed by Ron Celona
Musical Direction by Scott Storr
Choreography by Jose de la Cuesta
A new, re-imagined revival of the 1978 Broadway musical BALLROOM will debut at CVRep. This moving story is about aging widow Bea Asher who, having lost her beloved Morrie, begins life anew at the Stardust Ballroom, an old school Brooklyn dance palace.
When: January 29 – February 16, 2020
Where: CVRep Playhouse: 68510 E Palm Canyon Dr. , Cathedral City, CA
For more information or to purchase tickets please call 760-296-2966 or go to  CVRep
Leather Sex Conversations back Feb 7 with Pete Fiske
From crossing color lines in the Jim Crow South to getting thrown out of his club for appearing on stage with a drag queen to his torrid affair with poet Thom Gunn to the founding of The 15 Association, no leatherman has lived the life that Peter has. Come hear about it.
When: Friday, Feb 7 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd. Floor. Palm Springs, CA
For more information call The Center at 760.416.7790 or contact Drew Kramer via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.
Thinking about becoming a Member @ The Center?
Memberships @ The Center start at $25.00 a year!
Your membership fees make a wonderful difference for many women's lives in our LGBT community. Your contributions allow us to distribute groceries to over 250 households each week through our Community Food Bank @ The Center. Membership assists in providing no cost/low cost counseling services to over 50 LGBT clients each week and keeps our classes like 50+Fit, yoga, drawing, Spanish and others at a low cost. In addition, your fees and donations support our work with East Coachella Valley youth in Coachella, Mecca, and Thermal, and the youth suicide-prevention and anti-bullying program in the Palm Springs Unified School District
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Red Dress Dress Red 2020 | Saturday, March 21, 2020
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. 
The LGBT Community Center of The Desert | 760-416-7790 | Fax | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.thecenterps.org
  Know someone who'd be interested in The Center's programs or events? Please share our newsletter with your friends.
Emerald Level Business Partners
Diamond Level Business Partners
Platinum Level Business Partners
Gold Level Business Partners
  • 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

  • facebookicon twitter instagram