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2019 Center Stage tickets on sale now! (Sent on 09/11/2019)

Together we are creating vibrant community
2019 Center Stage tickets are on sale now and selling fast. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this amazing experience and join others in our community to support The Center.
Coming up @ The Center
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Bust out your hairspray, your favorite neon, and your best jean jacket for the most rad gala you've seen this decade. We're taking it back to the 80s to celebrate The Center and our community. Tickets are $195 and all proceeds benefit programs and services @ The Center, like the Community Food Bank and the Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic. Don't wait until is too late to get your ticket!
The Center-Pedes for DAP's 2019 Desert AIDS Walk, October 19th
It is that time of year where we step up and raise $$$ and awareness for DAP’s 33rd Annual AIDS Walk 2019. Our Center-pedes team goal is $5,000. In past years we’ve been able to meet and surpass that goal, ranking as one of the top 5 teams. With your help, let’s see if we can do the same again. We receive 50% of net proceeds that we raise, and that's a substantial contribution to the amazing work we do here at The Center as well as supporting DAP’s programs and services. It’s a no-lose scenario!
You can join The Center-pedes team! There are easy tools and templates to assist you in sending out messages to friends and family members in support of DAP and The Center. Just Follow this link Desert AIDS Walk 2019/The Center-Pedes to sign up for the walk, join the Center-pedes team, or sponsor one of our team members. So pull on your Chuck’s (whatever color they are), and let’s wriggle The Center-pedes to our best year ever!
Eisenhower Health Lectures returns Oct 9
Join Dr. Del Rosario for a broad overview of gay male sexual practices from the health perspective. An in-depth question and answer session will follow. Featuring Alex Del Rosario, MD
When: Wednesday, Oct 9 - 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palms Springs, CA
Cost: This is a FREE event but space is limited. Registration is requested.
Please call The Center at 760.416.7790 to sign up.
Starting October 2nd @ The Center
A peer-led support group for Care-givers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
When: First Wednesday of every month - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cast Your Vote!
We're honored to be nominated for Best Service-Oriented Charity/Non-Profit AND Most Fun Non-Profit Event or Gala (Red Dress Dress Red). So head on over and cast your vote ☑️.
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all the amazing entrants! Our community sure is a thriving and vibrant one!
*Voting ends Sep 18*
Fun Fridays @ The Center
Let us see how you own this 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!
This Friday we are keeping our physical health momentum going by showing our best Athletic/Sportswear looks. Share with us that look that makes you feel like a Gold Medalist winner!
Our AmazonSmile selection for the week in support of
The Community Food Bank @ The Center
This week's pick is one of our Food Bank client's favorites and we want to make sure we have plentyu for all. Consider ordering Barilla Pasta, Penne, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8).
Click on the image 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
The Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert is a California registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit public benefit corporation for different segments of the LGBTQ leather kink/fetish community. Their collaborative programming includes lifestyle awareness and education, social interaction, and inclusive community service. 
Ongoing @ The Center
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Call The Center @ 760-416-7790 for more info or to register
Upcoming Community Events
4th Annual HIV & Aging Conference next week 
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..
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk | Coachella Valley this Saturday
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.
What Caregiving Can Teach Us About Living and Loving
Join us as we explore a more holistic understanding of caregiving - carefully given and carefully received.
Speaker:  Brian de Vries, PhD, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
When: Saturday, Sep 21 - 9:30 to 11:30 am
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Drive 3rd floor, Palm Springs, CA
Please reserve your place by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 323-533-3550
The Improvables - Benefiting The Community Food Bank @ The Center
The Improvables of the Desert present “Laughing Out Loud”, a benefit for the LGBT Center. Join us for a hilarious evening of laughter, fun, and improv comedy! Please bring a canned or non-perishable food item.
When: Sep 28 - 7:00 pm (Doors opens @ 6:30 pm)
Where: The Desert Rose Playhouse | 69620 Hwy 111, Rancho Mirage, CA
Tickets: $20.00
You are invited!
Matrix Insurance Solutions is thrilled to announce the official opening of their Palm Springs office, and they’d love it if you’d partake in their Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Reception celebration.
When: Friday, Oct 11 - Ribbon Cutting @ 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Where: 1091 N Palm Canyon Drive, #4, Palm Springs, CA (Street Parking ONLY)
Grand Opening Reception: 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Where: 2295 Tamarisk Road, Palm Springs, CA
Please RSVP by calling 760-932-0906 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Outlandish Palm Springs 2019 - Tickets on sale now!
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
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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