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    THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE DESERT
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Dick Haskamp
Dick Haskamp

Dick Haskamp

Born and raised in suburban Detroit, MI, Dick Haskamp received his BA in Communication and Theatre Arts from Eastern Michigan University in 1976.  Upon graduation, and having served in the US Army, Dick moved to Santa Monica, CA where he lived for fifteen years until moving to the desert in 1990.  In 1991, Dick and good friend Hank Morgan bought a little 'hole in the wall' bar/restaurant known as "A StreetBar Named Desire", now known simply as "StreetBar" .  StreetBar was the first Gay business on Arenas Road and it is the oldest and longest running bar serving the LGBT community in the desert.  In the course of years in the desert, Dick has served on the Boards of Directors for the original Desert Gay Rodeo Association, The Desert Business Association, The Desert Gay Tourism Guild and the AIDS Assistance Program.  Dick and his staff at StreetBar have been very active in fundraising for various charities including AAP, DAP, The Center, Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Smile Train, and many others.  Dick is honored to have been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of The Center. 

  • 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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