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The Center newsletter



Facing your dating fears @ The Center this weekend


Together we are creating vibrant community
Enrich your life with the return of popular programs, or try something new this weekend @ The Center or in our community. 
Coming up @ The Center
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Authentic Dating 101 @ The Center this weekend
Registration Required - Limited Space
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!
  • Friday, Aug 16 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, Aug 17 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, Aug 18 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm springs, CA
Please call 760-416-7790 to register or for more info. Space is limited. This is a three (3) day workshop
FREE Social Security Disability consultations today
Law Professor Troy A. Tureau will be offering free 30 minute consultations in matters pertaining to:
• Social Security Disability
• Lawsuits & Complaints
• Legal Documents
When: Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 - 9:00 am to Noon (30 minutes sessions)
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: FREE!
Call 760-416-7790 to schedule your appointment.
LGBTQ+ Youth Summer Workshops back this Monday
Get creative this summer at our LGBTQ+ Youth Summer Workshops continuing at Alianza Coachella Valley en la ciudad de Coachella!
RSVP by calling 760-416-7790 x 155 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Next session: August 19th | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Please pass it along to your friends & acquaintances!
The Center Social -Aug 28 @ Toucans Tiki Lounge & Cabaret
Mark your calendars for our monthly Center Social happening @ Toucans Tiki Lounge & Cabaret . Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM!
Let's celebrate community and friendship! Spread the word - this Happy Hour is for everyone!
Thanks to media partner, Sapphire Books for sponsoring! 
2019 Fall Season program filling up quickly
Tuesdays & Thursdays
1:30 to 3:30pm
[10 weeks]
Starting September 17th
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 am to Noon
[6 weeks]
Starting October 15th
9:00 am to Noon
[6 weeks]
Starting October 16th
Call The Center @ 760-416-7790 for more info or to register
Fun Fridays @ The Center
Baby pictures last Friday was a great success. Thank you all for connecting to us and others sharing your very own baby pictures. It was cute overload!
Let us see how you own the week’s theme by sharing your Fun Friday pic on our Fun Friday Facebook post, and use the hashtags #centerfunfriday and #thecenterps on your favorite social channels (links below) so we can follow the fun!
For this Friday the category is.... "FAVORITE ALBUM AND/OR ALBUM COVER". So dive into your music library and pick your very best favorite!
Our AmazonSmile selection for the week to support
The Community Food Bank @ The Center is...
Our food bank is looking for donations on breakfast items. This week consider ordering belVita Breakfast Biscuits Variety Pack, 5 Count Box, 8.8 Ounce (Pack of 6).
This week selection is a convenient choice to fulfill the needs of our food bank clients.Just click on the image below to be taken to AmazonSmile and purchase right now. If it’s your first time visiting AmazonSmile , after you login, select The LGBT Community Center of the Desert as your charity of choice. Make sure to set the shipping address for items to The Center @ 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, 3 rd Floor, Palm Springs, CA 92262 . Once it’s set, the site will remember your selection for future purchases.
When you shop on AmazonSmile , the site will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. So your shopping can support your favorite charities! Thanks for your generosity and for helping LGBTQ people and others along their way.
Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
Headquartered in Palm Springs, Seaplane makes the best shirt at the party. Every shirt carries its name and limited production number. In a world full of the same old thing, Seaplane is a fresh new departure.
Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
Outlandish Palm Springs Fall 2019 is selling fast!
Produced by Logo TV Founder Matt Farber in partnership with the Palm Springs Cultural Center and benefiting the LGBT Community Center of the Desert (The Center), the Outlandish series will feature six iconic acts known in the LGBT and mainstream media for their cutting-edge wit and humor, including comedians Fran Drescher, Margaret Cho and Leslie Jordan; brand new shows from superstar drag legends  Coco Peru and Miss Richfield 1981, and the return of Randy Rainbow with a live band!
When: October 12 through November 24, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Where: Palm Spring Cultural Center (Camelot Theaters). Palm Springs, CA
For more information about Outlandish 2019 or to buy tickets, please click HERE
Take the call and support our community
HARC wants you to take the call for the Coachella Valley Community Health Survey. The calls will be made by Kent State University and your responses will be 100% confidential. They will ask you questions about your health, demographics & needs. A weekly winner will WIN $100!. Click on the image to download the flyer.
Square dance class starting Sep 9
Boots in Squares is back with their season's classes where everyone is welcome: LGBTQ, straight, singles, couples. No experience needed. No partner needed - They supply experienced dancers. These classes takes place in a friendly environment that is perfect for socialization, making friends and of course, dancing!.
Boots in Squares, Coachella Valley’s premier LGBTQ square dance club is one of the top three largest clubs in the IAGSDC (International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs).  
When: Starting Monday, Sep 9 - 6:00 to 7:30 pm 
Where: Cathedral City Senior Center | 37-171 West Buddy Rogers Ave, across Hwy 111 from City Hall and Mary Pickford Theater 
Cost: First two classes are FREE, then $6 per class. *New students can register through September 23, 2019 
For more information please call 760-914-4907 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Also you can check their website at Boots in Square
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk | Coachella Valley - Sep 14
The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series is the premier program of ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer, the leading national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer.
The 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Coachella Valley features a 5K run/walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celebration. Run/walk participants will receive shirts, free food and prizes, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer.
When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 7:00 am
Where: Palm Desert Civic Center | 43900 San Pablo Ave. Palm Desert, CA
ZERO is proud to partner with Desert Medical Imaging to end prostate cancer.
4th Annual HIV & Aging Conference | Sep 18 
Now in its fourth year, this conference offers an open discussion on improving the lives of older HIV patients. It’s been found that HIV patients age faster with certain potentially deadly conditions like heart disease appearing earlier. Come learn more specifics about these important topics!
When: Wednesday, Sep 18 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Joslyn Senior Center - 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA
Each topic is 30 minutes plus 15 min Q&A. RSVP requested for lunch, transportation and/or ASL services. Lunch will be included
Please RSVP to JP Allen by phone 760-992-0440 or email him This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
General Notes
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
Center Stage 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
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. 
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