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Whether you are in need of new financing or a refinance on your existing property; whatever your mortgage loan needs, and anywhere they may be, United American Mortgage can assist you by providing you with our top-notch service and expertise.

Closing loans since 1988. Dean has personally closed mortgages for more than 4,000 homeowners. He has also trained and assisted over 100 loan officers to help achieve their goals. He is a certified military housing specialist and is experienced in investment properties, first time buyers, family estate financing, VA loans, short-sales, and foreclosures. He’s been a guest speaker for many real estate offices and a member of the National Association of Mortgage Bankers for over two decades.

 

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Instant Free Access to Palm Springs and The Nation's Top LGBTQ Realtors. 

FREE Buyers Representation + FREE Sellers Market Analysis + FREE Relocation Kit and City, USA.

 

GayRealEstate.com is committed to ensuring that their clients are connected with agents who will represent their best interests and treat them with respect. With more than 25 years of experience as the industry leader, GayRealEstate.com is proud to support the LGBTQ community and strives to ensure that every property transaction is conducted with integrity, void of discrimination and intolerance.

 

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Experience and Background

My husband, Stephen, and I (and our two adorable pups Oscar and Sophie) relocated to Palm Springs from Los Angeles in early 2017. After visiting the desert for 20-plus years and owning a vacation home here for five years, we often dreamed of living and working here full-time. We are thrilled to have been able to make this transition a reality.


In 1986, I got my start in the financial services industry and am excited to now be able to service my clients locally in Palm Springs as an Edward Jones financial advisor. I am currently accepting new client relationships and am also happy to review your existing account relationships. I have spent my career assisting clients with a variety of products and services. I also have worked closely with many of their estate planning attorneys and CPAs in order to provide my clients with a more complete financial picture. Customer service is my number one priority! 

I have always believed strongly in giving back to my community. In addition to being an active member of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, I am also a diplomat for the Desert Business Association (the 2nd oldest LGBT Chamber of Commerce in the US). I am a committee member for Partners For Life, the sustaining donor group benefiting the Desert AIDS Project and a Business Partner of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. 

Born and raised on Long Island, NY, I graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I studied economics and French.

My office is located in Palm Springs at The Abbey Office Complex located at 340 S Farrell Drive, Suite A102, between Baristo and Ramon.

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Please contact me to set up an appointment anytime. I look forward to meeting you!

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We’ve always been passionate about great gear. Whether it’s the stuff you wear to flag your fetish or the toys and equipment you use to enhance your play, great gear makes sex better. And great sex makes your life better.

In 2005 we opened our retail store, Gear Leather & Fetish, to share our passion for great gear with the world.  Our unique shopping environment, outstanding service and exceptional curated collection of quality fetish products quickly earned us widespread customer and industry acclaim.

In 2014, two of our favorite suppliers chose us to advance their founders’ legacies into the twenty-first century. That’s when JIMsupport and LeatherStock joined our family, and our new corporate entity—Fetish Lockerwas born. Today Fetish Locker is a leader in retailing, manufacturing and distributing fantastic fetish goods.

Please take a look around and learn more about us. Whether you’re a business that’s interested in carrying our products or a retail customer who wants to find out more about what we do, we’re eager to serve you with our renowned excellence and care.

Burn & Build Body is a gay owned, socially conscious business providing supplementation and foundation based programs for anti-aging, detoxification, weight loss and fitness. 

 

Rick Dinihanian, Palm Springs resident, company founder and holistic lifestyle coach has made it his mission to support others in achieving their very best. His food based transformation programs are recognized as balanced, user friendly and non-deprivational. They embrace Rick’s love of food and his healthy fitness lifestyle. At 68 Rick continues to  inspire those have the opportunity to work with him.

 

Rick believes that great change begins with each one of us. When we express our vitality, the world around us changes. Creating health within ourselves is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and to those who love us. Rick invites you to join him and Burn & Build Body on this journey.

Over twenty-five years ago, our first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and it included a handful of gay pilots who communicated by telephone and were discreetly identified by sporting an airplane on their shirts. At the time, members risked losing their job or being dishonorably discharged from the military if they were outed as gay. From that group, a national organization has evolved. 
 
Today, we reach over 4,000 members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community worldwide. Our members include recreational and commercial pilots, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, mechanics, airport managers, and other aviation professionals and enthusiasts from the United States and abroad. Annually, we organize for members two major social events, the second-largest pilots recruiting and hiring exposition in the U.S., as well as bring visiblity and support to various Pride events across the country.The National Gay Pilots Association is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pilots, aviation professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world.
 
The NGPA mission statement is to build, support, and unite the LGBT aviation community worldwide.
Through education, social events, and outreach programs we promote our primary organizational goals.

      • ENCOURAGE members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers.
      • FOSTER equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach.
      • PROMOTE aviation safety.
      • PROVIDE an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators.
We host three major events each year that are attended by airlines scouting new talent:

     NGPA INDUSTRY EXPO 
     Palm Springs, Calif. (JAN)

     WINTER WARM-UP 
     Palm Springs, Calif. (JAN)

     CAPE COD CLASSIC 
     Provincetown, Mass. (SEP)

Additionally, members can network, develop career skills, and have fun by participating in regularly-scheduled events through local NGPA chapters across the country.


 
We’ve always been passionate about great gear. Whether it’s the stuff you wear to flag your fetish or the toys and equipment you play with, great gear makes sex better. And great sex makes your life better.
 
In 2005 we opened our retail showroom to share our passion for great gear with the world.  Our beautiful, light-filled shopping environment, outstanding service and exceptional curated collection of quality fetish products quickly earned us widespread customer and industry acclaim.Our inventory includes over 2500 square feet of leather and neoprene clothing and accessories, BDSM gear, boots, briefs, jocks, socks, tees, gym wear, toys, and even playroom equipment.Drop by and visit.
 
We promise a warm welcome and a fun experience. You may even learn a thing or two!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

We envision a Next Guard fetish organization built on five principles:

  • Education: We want to learn more about being kinky players. We seek out hands-on learning experiences from both our brothers and other experts in our community. We don’t pretend to know all that there is to know, but we endeavor to be a leading kinky resource for other gay men and for our city.
  • Brotherhood: We are a fraternity of like-minded men who truly enjoy hanging out together. We’re just as likely to grab a workout, meal, or movie as we are to hang at a bar, event or play space. We like each other, we grow together and we support one another.
  • Gear: We are attracted to masculine fetish attire and we like to wear it. We don’t, however, have a specific dress code or door policy. We are leathermen and rubbermen and skinheads and skater punks and pups and athletes and MMA fighters and more. We embrace the broadest spectrum of gear and welcome whatever attire connects with your body, mind and spirit.
  • Play: We are men who play. Sex is an important part of our lives, and we love to have it in and out of gear. We actively foster opportunities for men to engage in play and support the events and venues at which play occurs.
  • Pride: We are proud to be fetish players and embrace our nature without shame. We celebrate our brotherhood and our diversity. We share our pride through our activities and events.

The Purple Room Supper Club

In the early 60s, The Purple Room at Club Trinidad became the Palm Springs sweet spot of the swinging Supper Club scene. And now, Palm Springs entertainer Michael Holmes invites you back to the Purple Room to savor the Rat Pack glamour with delicious dining, superb libations, and wonderful live entertainment 6 nights a week!

  • Tuesdays thru Thursdays, enjoy complimentary music, from 6:30 to 9:30.
  • Tuesdays, it's either Rose Mallett or Lauri Bono.
  • Wednesdays, the Michael Holmes Jazz Trio swings the hits of the Rat Pack, and through July 13th, join us for The Kitten Club, benefitting The Palm Springs Animal Shelter!
  • Thursdays, Sharon Sills fills the room!
  • Friday and Saturdays, we feature ticketed shows with nationally-known entertainers.
  • Every Sunday!: The Judy Show

R2dDESIGN is a boutique design firm specializing in residential, commercial and interior design projects.  Every project is personally led by Robert Rotman, principal and founder of R2dDESIGN

BACKGROUND

Robert has vast experience with a wide range of projects that span Northern and Southern California and Texas.  He has worked on numerous single and multi-family residential projects, both remodels and new construction, as well as institutional, education and commercial interiors.  Some of the projects Robert has worked on have been honored by the AIA, Pacific Coast Builders Conference and American Schools and Universities.  Robert’s work has also been featured in Interior Design magazine and Curbed LA. 

PHILOSOPHY

Good design begins with developing great relationships.  Robert believes that design is a collaborative process; a dialogue between the client, designer, consultants and contractor to explore ideas and to challenge preconceived notions in order to create an environment that personifies the clients’ needs and desires.  Through the manipulation of form and light and the creative use of materials, color and texture, Robert has been able to achieve timeless designs that enhance his clients’ lifestyles.    

SERVICES

R2dDESIGN is committed to providing an exceptional level of service while meeting project goals within prescribed deadlines and budgets.  We guide our clients from concept to project completion and can offer additional services such as designing custom furniture and finishes, consulting on the selection of artwork and 3-d renderings.

  • 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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