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Join Us in DHS
Join us tonight , Wednesday November 15th in Desert Hot Springs supporting the inaugural DHS Pride Festival to be held on Saturday November 18.
Playoffs Sports Lounge, 5:30 - 7:00PM
12105 Palm Dr. Desert Hot Springs
Upcoming @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
Help Palm Springs Fill The Bus And WIN !!!
Help fill the bus with turkeys, non-perishable food and canned goods to benefit
The Community Food Bank @ The Center
Thank You Sunline and KESQ!

Bring your food or cash donations to Ralph's in Smoketree and let's make it a Happy Thanksgiving for local families.
Whole Foods Market
Feeding Local Families
Please help us guarantee families in our community have support and nourishment during the holidays and throughout the year with your donation.

Shop at Whole Foods in Palm Desert (located at 44-459 Town Center Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260) from November 13 through November 19, 2017 and support the work of the Community Food Bank @ The Center
Donate Food and Receive Fine Forgiveness at the Palm Springs
Public Library during the Month of November
It’s that time of year again when the Library allows our customers to donate food to clear some fines; helping our customers as they help others! November is Fine Forgiveness month at the Palm Springs Public Library. Beginning November 1 st and continuing through the end of the month at the main library only, the Library will forgive outstanding fines up to $50 (if not in collection process) in exchange for nonperishable food items which will all be donated to The Community Food Bank @ The Center, in Palm Springs. 

Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30PM. 
Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.

Join DHS this November for the very first Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival. This event immediately follows two weekends after Palm Springs Pride and marks the last LGBT festival of the year statewide.
At Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Saturday November 18, 2017, 10am - 5pm

Founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day meant to memorialize those who have been murdered that year because of transphobia, and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by Transgender communities.
Show your support for the Transgender community on Monday, November 20 between 4PM - 8PM at the Palm Springs City Hall.

A director is desperate to find an actress to play the lead in the classic sadomasochistic tale  Venus in Fur . Into the audition walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress with a strange command of the material. As they work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.
. VENUS IN FUR invites both carnal and cerebral excitement ”  - Village Voice

By David Ives
October 25-November 19, 2017
Starring: Angela Sauer and Patrick Zeller
Directed by Ron Celona

Join us for cake and conversation​ on mortality that always includes talk about living well. All are welcome - ​seniors and future seniors.

Saturday November 25, 2017
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Location for this event will be provided when you
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Look for us on Facebook: PALS - Planning Ahead for LGBT Seniors. It's never too soon to plan ahead!
This year, spread the holiday cheer ten-fold at the 23 rd Annual Wreath Auction. Use your talents to create a wreath that can be auctioned in support of two great causes. All wreath sales will be split between the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and The Center. Wreaths will be accepted and displayed @ The Center after November 23 rd .  
Special thanks to Dick Haskamp and Streetbar for their 21 years of hosting the wreath auction, and to John Pascal, Willie Rhine, and the team at Eight4Nine for being the successors of this great event!

Monday, December 4
6PM – 9PM
Eight4Nine, 849 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

From Producers Francesca Amari & Clifford Bell, comes a cabaret performance benefitting The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Featuring Francesca Amari, Mona Caywood, Mandy Kemp, Jane Kinsey, Steve Masterson, Sharon Sills, and Jeff Stewart, enjoy an evening of musical talents and delights at this secret underground showroom and cabaret.

Sunday, November 26
Tickets: $20 (Full Bar & Food Available not included in ticket price)
Doors Open at 6:30pm  Show Begins at 7pm
665 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
Reading of Names
The Center invites you to join our community gathering as we honor of the memories of our loved ones lost too soon on Friday, December 1 st @ Noon. 
Later that evening (December 1st.), join Desert AIDS Project as they honor four local “everyday heroes,” including volunteer extraordinaires, Matthew Stocker and Tom Oliver.

Camelot Theatres
5:30PM Reception, 6:30PM Awards Show

Barry Manilow announces "A Gift Of Love IV" to benefit 25 Coachella Valley charities, including yours truly - The Center! Concerts are scheduled for December 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17, and will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites. His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children's choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!

General public and VIP Premium tickets are on sale NOW exclusively online at www.agiftofloveiv.com or by phone at (424) 298-4818. General Public tickets range from $30 to $300. VIP tickets range from $400 to $2000 and include special access and benefits. Be sure to select The LGBT Community Center of the Desert as the Beneficiary!
Toys For Tots
The Center has once again transformed into Santa’s workshop this year as an official Toys for Tots drop-off location! Bring out your inner elf while helping deliver a message of hope to children in our community who may not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. You can join in the holiday spirit by shopping for some fun, new, unwrapped toys and dropping them by The Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Your gift will ensure there are smiling young faces across the valley!
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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