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  The Center strives to enrich the lives of the LGBTQ community in the Coachella Valley. Women are a vital part of the fabric of the LGBTQ community and the Center is dedicated to enhancing outreach to women and creating programs that engage them. Every week The Center sends out a women's newsletter to 1000+ email addresses informing them of LGBTQ women centric events in the valley. The current news letter is shown below. Be sure to signup and come out and join us 
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Women's March Jan 20th
Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
Nasty Women Chatting - Every Thursday
STRONG OPINIONS LOOSELY HELD. Talk, listen, laugh, connect. Join us as we share our stories, our failures & our successes. We are on all the path of living, loving and learning. Great way to make new friends. Thursdays 10:30 to noon at The Center 1301 North Palm Canyon, 3rd Floor

GENNINE JACKSON FRANCIS will performing at the Riviera this Thursday, and will be at Wang's on Sunday from 5-8PM Jan 21st.

MONA CAYWOOD is at Streetbar every Wednesday at 9PM

KATHRYN WHITE performs "The Sultry Sounds of Kathryn White" every Wednesday from 7-9PM at 360North, 360 N. Palm Cyn Drive, Palm Springs.  

BOWLING WITH DESERT DYNERS - bowling is on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:00 pm at Palm Springs lanes on Ramon Road. $10 for games.
Women's Resistance Rally and March Jan 20th

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Frances Stevens Park
  • 500 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, California 92262


We’re bringing you Info-A-Go-Go, an LGBTQ club and resource fair, featuring organizations across our community, including Outbook Club, Stonewall Golfers, P.A.L.S. in the Desert, Palm Springs Dyke March, and more. Discover where else you might like to get Plugged-IN and INvolved in our community! Meet representatives from large and small groups alike, and start your new year with a new hobby, activity, or interest!
Tuesday, January 23 rd , 2018
3PM – 7PM
TheBank, 383 S. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Women's Circle Launch Party
You’re Invited
Saturday, January 27, 2018
2-4 PM
 The Center, 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262, 3rd floor, Room 3
This party is to introduce you to a new web site promoting lesbian businesses, non-profit organizations, event planners and the lesbian life style of the Coachella Valley. 
Join us for drinks and appetizers and to kick off 2018 for The Women’s Circle. An organization designed to better connect women in business with the lesbian community. 
Lucy and Gail
RSVP by Jan 23
Palm Springs Lesbian Bookclub Social Jan 25th 6-9pm
Meet-Up. January 25th 2018. 6-9PM. Private Residence 
Palm Springs Lesbian Bookclub Social 
To attend January’s meeting members should read the Sci Fci Mystery Thriller Novel by American author Dan Brown “ Origin” published in 2017.
The caveat to the Lesbian Bookclub Social is that once we read a book, each participant must bring a dish to share from the book or it's location, be creative!
In other words, let’s say the book we’ve read mentions a vacation in Italy (Italian food) or France (French cuisine), NewYork (Deli Food, Hot Dogs from a street vendor on the corner), Chicago (Pizza, Hot Dogs, Italian, Etc). This is what makes this Bookclub fun. If the book mentions several locations or types of food then that’s what we end up with for dishes to share!
Each month, our Lesbian Bookclub Social will offer up not only good company, stimulating conversations but fun food and maybe some delicious dishes. 
Because this meeting is held at a private residence, location of meeting will only be given out to those who RSVP.
This Meetup is Limited to 20 Lesbians due to seating availability.
Please understand that if you RSVP and not show, you’ve taken away from someone else that wanted to attend.
Reservation fee of $ 3.00 due at meeting.
Contact Beverly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lunafest Jan 27th

LUNAFEST®: Short Films By, For, About Women®
Soroptimist International of Palm Springs and Diamond Sponsor Barton CPA present LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, at the Richards Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 10 a.m.

This unique morning of short films highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. A Question and Answer session with Joey Ally, director of Joy Joy Nails, will follow the screening. 

Vagina Monologues Feb 3rd 7:00pm at the Riviera Hotel
All Ticket Proceeds go to support the Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services and the V-Day Global project to end violence against women and girls. 

A Special Valentine Evening Feb 14th 5-9pm
L-Fund Gala Feb 17th
JEWEL THAIS-WILLIAMS is the recipient of the L-Fund's 2018 Bobreta Franklin Community Service Award.

The L-FUND AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR award goes to The Women of the Center staff Candice Nichols, Kim Kieler and Alexis Ortega for supporting the L-Fund in our effort to provide financial assistance to lesbians in crisis in the Coachella Valley.

WHEN: Saturday February 17, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Agua Caliente Resort
32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage

$110 before 1/15/18 (at L-Fund.org ) For more information call 760-304-8487
SING, MEADOWLARK.   A readers play by Ronni Sanlo will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2pm at the Four Seasons Ballroom , 3800 Four Season's BLVD, Palm Springs 92262. This event will benefit the L-Fund and The Center's women's programs. The great earthquake creates a new island off of the coast of California. Simultaneously, the gene that causes homosexuality is discovered. All who test positive are sent to the new island called Cali. Sing Meadowlark r ecounts the stories of both a young lesbian professional and the older lesbian prime minister from Cali and the challenges of returning to an America that is officially openly hostile to lesbian and gay people.  
Saturday March 31, 2018
 " The Players "  Ladies Golf Scramble
8AM shotgun Saturday, March 31, 2018. Space limited to 144 Gals
Volunteers must arrive at 6:30AM - Players must arrive by 7:15 latest  
Prizes for Lowest Team Score, Closet to the Pin & Line 
Marshmallow and 5 Card Poker Run Sign-Up's & Cash Prizes  
This Year Mulligans will be sold to assist The L Fund
The L-Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that assists Lesbians in the Coachella Valley to resolve short-term financial crises
The negotiated rate of $75 includes green, cart and range fees, continental breakfast and lunch in the Ballroom
Our location The Beautiful WOODHAVEN COUNTRY CLUB,
41-555 Woodhaven Drive East, Palm Desert, CA
  Our 2016 & 2017 events were sold-out, women were on a waiting list. Sign-up now.. Don't delay.  
Thank you and see you in Sunny Palm Springs!
Check out Facebook / Palm Springs "The Players" Lesbian Golf
Beverly Sweigart (310) 279-7444 - Event Host
Women Working in Glass showing until Mar 5 2018
No Glass Ceiling!
Women Working in Glass, Part 1
Palm Springs Art Museum, Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Center
Women have played an integral part in the American studio glass movement from the beginning, and in today's global world of communication and collaboration, women continue to excel. This exhibition, Part 1 of a series, begins to portray the multiplicity of working styles and concepts that women working in the fluid medium of glass, share with the rest of us. 
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Think 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, bridge and dancing at a low cost. In addition, your fees and donations support our youth suicide-prevention and anti-bullying program in the Palm Springs Unified School District. And remember, your membership entitles you to receive discounts on all classes and workshops at The Center. 
  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
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