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THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER

Pick Your Pleasure: Cocktails or Fetish!
Together we are creating vibrant community
May's Social will be held at .....
Toucans Tiki Lounge - 5:30 - 7:00 pm
2100 N. Palm Canyon
Please join Jonathan Bechard, MD, for a sex-positive discussion around common medical risks associated with fetish play, how to avoid them, how to talk about them with your doctor, and how to bring a health positive voice to your desires and exploration.

This is a FREE event but space is limited.
Registration is requested. 760-416-7790
Upcoming @ The Center
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Did you Know
The Center has a caregivers support group ?
Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
Cathedral City is our landmark location in the Coachella Valley. Here you’ll find developments such as the Sacred Palms wall crypts, the Tower of David columbarium, plus the bright and beautiful Ramon Chapel and the stunning Western Wall mosaic.

Ongoing @ The Center
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Empowerment
Physical Health
Mental/Emotional Health
Social/Fun
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Upcoming Community Events
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good.

Join us for cake and conversation.

Thursday , May 24, 2018 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Address to be provided upon RSVP

Please RSVP in the affirmative by replying to this email or calling Rob at 207-446-2523 so we can plan refreshments.

It's never too soon to plan ahead!

Calling All LGBT Seniors with Original Medicare
Join us for a 1-hour Focus Group Discussion about Medicare.

WHEN: Tuesday May 29, 2018 - 12:00pm (noon)
WHERE: The RAP Foundation in Palm Desert
41550 Eclectic St, Palm Desert, CA 92260

PLEASE RSVP at (760) 404-1945

All participants will be provided with refreshments and a $25 Visa gift card.
Palm Springs Power Baseball is having a special Pride Night! Only $8 regular admission, seniors (65+) $7, students $6. A special POWER TICKET is available for $12 and includes admission, a hot dog, bag of chips, and a soda.  More Info
Palm Springs SPEAKS invites you to attend "A Conversation with Andy Weir," Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Camelot Theatres. Andy Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Martian" and "Artemis." Tickets are $25 for General Admission with special VIP passes at $50. VIP passes include a pre-event meet and greet reception starting at 6:00 p.m. with Andy. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and have access to an intimate book signing prior to the main event. 

VIP passes are $50 each and include:
  • Pre-event reception with book signing
  • VIP seating section in front of auditorium
  • Hardcover copy of his book, "Artemis"

Calling All LGBT Seniors: Be In A Viral YouTube Video!
A few years ago, The Center partnered with gay videographer Davey Wavey to film a viral YouTube video featuring Palm Springs seniors sharing advice. More than 370,000 people from all over the world watched this amazing video and heard your powerful words!

Now, we're getting ready to film a NEW viral video with Davey Wavey featuring LGBT seniors - and we want YOU to be a part of it on Monday June 4th. Please use this form to sign up for a 15-minute time slot. We'd like as many LGBT seniors as possible so please bring a friend or two.

To participate in this video, we'd like you to write a short letter to your 18 year old self. What would you want to tell the 18 year old version of yourself, all those decades ago? What guidance, wisdom or knowledge would you want to share? What would you want to tell him or her about today's world? Would you have words of encouragement? Anything you'd want to warn yourself about? Please keep the letter to 500 words or less. Write you letter, and bring it with you on June 4th. We will have you read the letter on camera.

Spots are limited so please reserve your time slot today by using this link!
Gay Men and Syphilis - What You Need to Know!
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Hunter's Nightclub, 302 E. Arenas Rd.

Each guest will receive two drink tickets and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Be one of the first 100 guests and receive two, $5 drink tickets!

RSVP requested: 760-992-0440
When: June 22th-24th. 
Where: The Art Queen in Downtown Joshua Tree. 
A weekend of live music, dancing, art, fashion, poetry and other fun-stuff. Free event, with donations accepted at the door.
Stonewall Humanitarian Awards Gala 2018
Join Transgender Community Coalition to celebrate one of the most important moments in LGBTQ+ civil rights history – the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Special entertainment by internationally known hip hop violinist SVET, a survivor of brain cancer and an advocate for cancer awareness, and featured on the TV show America’s Got Talent .

Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00 p.m. at the Mary Pickford Theater, Cathedral City

Tickets: General Admission $69; VIP Tickets $96
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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    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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