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Together we are creating vibrant community
Two Socials, Twice The Community
For the second time EVER, we’re having a Center Social in Desert Hot Springs tonight, as part of our community building and engagement in the city to the north of Palm Springs. For our friends who live in Desert Hot Springs, Sky Valley, or neighboring communities, we encourage you to create connections tonight with us! All are welcome!

Tonight’s social will not replace our regular monthly Palm Springs social, which always happens on the fourth Wednesday of the month – next week! Join us at one or both… you decide.

DHS Center Social
Playoffs Sports Bar, Desert Hot Springs
Wednesday, June 20 th
5:30PM – 7PM

Center Social
Copa Nightclub, Palm Springs
Wednesday, June 27 th
5:30PM – 7PM
Upcoming @ The Center
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Stonewall Gardens is a welcoming, supportive, and respectful environment, where a diverse group of LGBT seniors and friends can live, relax, and be well. Their goal is to provide a beautiful, secure, social, and dynamic community for LGBT seniors where they will be cared for with the dignity and respect they deserve.

This group will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM for 12 weeks. No cost to attend.

Call Mike @ 760-416-7899 and reserve your spot today.
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Did you, or someone you know, attend a Pride march during the Stonewall era, or through the 1970s-1980s?

Do you know someone who is attending a Pride for the first time?

You could be featured in an upcoming video project! SAGE is looking for participants who attended the following:

·                Pre-Stonewall Annual Reminders March (1965)
·                Stonewall March (1970)
·                Chicago Gay Liberation March (1970)
·                Gay Pride Marches across the U.S. (1971-1975)
·                First Dyke Marches (1981-1986)
·                Attending their first pride this year (2018)

Mashable, a media outlet, is doing two big videos for Pride. One is featuring folks who had attended early Prides, and the other is for people who have come out later in life and are attending a Pride for the first time. If you have any participants in mind, please contact SAGE Communications Specialist Alysa Stryker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline is June 26 th .
The LGBT Community Center of the Desert is joining CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers and centers across the country to create the Center Action Network (CAN), to keep you informed about attacks on our communities, provide crucial information about policies, and give ways you can be an effective champion of LGBTQ rights.

To sign up for this effort, CLICK HERE. You'll get twice-monthly emails about grassroots effort and simple advocacy actions you can take. We know your inbox may already be overwhelmed, so we will make taking action quick and easy.

There will always be more work to be done, and we hope you're in a position to become part of these efforts with us. Together we have made a difference. Together we CAN continue to make one. 
Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:30PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.
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.

Friday, June 22 at 7pm
Saturday, June 23 at 7pm
Sunday, June 24 at 2pm

Male Body Image and Body Dysmorphia
Lecture at the  Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce . 'In The Mirror: A Look into Male Body Image and Body Dysmorphia.' Don't let your 'perceived' appearance stimy your life and come learn how to LOVE YOUR BODY!

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 760-423-4855 and reserve your spot.
Limited to the first 50 people. Light refreshments will be served. 
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good.

Join us for cake and conversation.
Thursday , June 28, 2018 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Address to be provided upon RSVP

Please RSVP in the affirmative by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Rob at 207-446-2523 so we can plan refreshments.

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
Art Show & Auction
Friday June 29 th --- 7:00 PM

J. Calavetta Gallery & Art Studio
611 Palm Canyon, Palm Springs
In the Sun Center near Revivals, between the Bike Shop and Zeldas

Benefiting The Center
The Center's cooling center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30AM. Beat the heat at The Center, enjoy water, snacks, and our cool A/C. If you’re in need of a welcoming space and an escape from the heat, stop by! 

Save These Dates
As you plan the rest of the year, and even 2019, we want to be sure you have these important dates for Center Stage 2018 and Red Dress Dress Red 2019. Keep an eye on this newsletter for announcements about sponsorship's, ticket sales, and more!

Center Stage 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
The Riviera Resort & Spa

Red Dress Dress Red 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2018
Palm Springs Air Museum
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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