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    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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Kim Kieler

Kim Kieler

 Older isn’t necessarily wiser when it comes to preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condom use for vaginal/anal intercourse is lowest among the oldest adults, according to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. Among adults age 61 and older who were surveyed, only 5.1 percent of men and 7.4 percent of women used condoms during recent sex.This is in part because for many older people, the sexual health disaster of their generation was an unwanted pregnancy – not HIV and STIs.  They may not be thinking about protection, but seniors are just as susceptible to STIs as younger people.

 

Clago Productions, LLC (Films) produces Independent motion pictures and digital entertainment for distribution across all platforms including theatrical and emerging digital technologies. Founded by partners, Charles Lago and Christopher Johnson, Clago Productions, LLC is an entertainment company with offices in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA with three distinct divisions, Theater Production, Film Production and Talent Management.

 

A resident of the Coachella Valley since 1989 I became a Realtor after a 25 career in the travel / hospitality industry. I specialize in residential, second home and vacation properties in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Desert.

In my experience, a home isn't a dream home because of its room dimensions. It's about how you feel when you walk through the front door, and the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.

This is about more than real estate - it‘s about your life and your dreams.

Weather you are looking to sell your current home, or purchasing a home to relocate, I want to be the real estate professional to help you. I work with each of my clients individually, taking the time to understand their unique needs and lifestyle, and I want to do the same for you.

It's incredibly fulfilling to know I am helping my clients open a new chapter of their lives. That's why I work so hard to not only find that perfect buyer or home, but also to handle every last detail of the sale process, from negotiating the terms of sale to recommending moving companies.

Fall/Winter Series:  Intimacy Matters—A Discussion Group for Gay Men (1.5 hours one night/month)

 

Session One—What is Intimacy?

How can intimacy be defined?  What are the components of intimacy?  What are the different types of intimacy?  What types of relationships are considered intimate…or not? 

 

Session Two—What Do Love, Sex and Passion Have to do with Intimacy?  

What are the relationships between love and intimacy, sex and intimacy and passion and intimacy?

 

Session Three—Intimacy Vs. Autonomy:  Is Balance Possible? 

How can one be both intimate and autonomous in a relationship?  How do men do the balancing act with intimacy and independence?  Are independence and intimacy really compatible?  What role does privacy and secrecy play in an intimate relationship?

 

Session Four—Trust, Monogamy and Intimacy:  Separate Entities or Necessary Components

What role do trust and honesty play in an intimate relationship?  Can an open relationship be intimate?  Are there degrees of intimacy related to openness?

 

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Your Life’s Journey Towards Meaningful Work

A five class series (Take one or all five) Two Hour Sessions

Utilizing lecture, specific exercises and partnership work to maximum your job search knowledge

Costs:

Members- $80.00 for all five classes or $20.00 per class

Non-Members - $125.00 for all five classes or $25.00 per class

Where:

The Center, 1301 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

3rd Floor

 

When:

Beginning Thursdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm

  • October 4
  • October 11
  • October 18
  • BREAK
  • November 1
  • November 8

The Series

Class One- Getting Started

Explore Assess-Define

  • Reflect on current and past job experiences
  • Identify Companies/positions to pursue
  • Gain clarity on your strengths, skills and values

Begins October 4

 

 

Class Two-Computer Class

  • Review MS Word, Excel, Linkedin and Online Applications as it relates to job search tools

Begins October 11

 

Class Three-Ready for Job Search

  • Learn how to Identify Target Job and Employer
  • Create Job Search Plan
  • Learn the Art of Networking

Begins October 18

 

Class Four-Resume and Cover Letters/Interview Tips

  • Building Your Resume
  • Completing Applications
  • Creating Effective Cover Letters
  • Learn Interview Skills

Begins November 1st

 

Class Five-Onsite Employer Interviews

  • Experience real time interviews and receive feedback
  • Meet Employers and Professionals that will offer advice for your job search success

Begins November 8

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Prime Timers of the Desert is a social club for mature gay males, providing opportunities for its members to meet, socialize and make new friends. It is strictly social. 

Prime Timers nonprofit organization welcomes male members regardless of ethnic origin, race, political or religious values. They welcome visitors to their site and hope that gay males visiting the Palm Springs area will feel free to join them at their scheduled events. Prime Timers of the Desert is an affiliate of Prime Timers Worldwide, which may be reached from their site.

Lena Ingram studied architecture, dramatic arts and creative writing at U.C. Berkeley for two years before pursuing a career as an artist.  She has been a full time resident of Palm Springs since 2012.  In 2015, she co-founded The Lunch Ladies, a social group and safe space where all genders could feel welcome, further helping to bridge the cis and trans communities.  In addition The Lunch Ladies also provides resources and information to the transgender community. 

 

In 2017, she was invited to join The Palm Springs Police Department LGBT Outreach Committee and The National HIV Testing Day Committee that brings all of the local health, resource and transgender groups together for the greater good of the trans community.  Most recently, she was invited to be a facilitator of Trans Talk, part of Trans Tuesdays at The LGBT Center of the Desert.

 

"I never dreamed that I would be so embraced and celebrated by such a heavily populated LGBTQ+ community and it is my privilege to serve it."

 

Carmina Zavala, joined The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic in July 2018. She is a registered Psychological Assistant pursuing her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Carmina earned her Master’s in Marital and Family therapy from Pacific Oaks College and obtained a Human Development Bachelor’s degree from Azusa Pacific University. She is registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Carmina has experience working with the LGBT community, with children, teenagers, adults, couples, providing individual, family and group psychotherapy services.

Dr. Valentine is a clinical psychologist, providing clinical supervision to post-Masters and pre-doctoral intern therapists at The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic.  Dr. Valentine specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for people with emotion regulation challenges. Dr. Valentine enjoys working with families and teens, including supporting youth identifying under the sexual and gender identity spectrum.  Dr. Valentine is delighted to continue serving the LGBTQ community through her work at The Clinic.

Originally from Mexico, Raul has lived in the Coachella Valley for almost two decades and brings more than just an authentic taste! From Artistic endeavors, Hospitality Management and Event Planning, Raul is thankful and thrilled to join

The Center’s vision in creating a more vibrant community.
Raul enjoys meditation, nature, pooches, avocados, and rocking women’s clothes!


Do everything with grace, be the expression of love, and spread laughter one smile at a time.


Shine Bright!

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  • 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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