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Meet Us @ Toucans Tonight!
Join us TONIGHT, Wednesday July 26th.
Reconnect with old friends and make a few new ones!
As a reminder, our monthly socials are held the 4th Wednesday of each month.
HARC is partnering with Eisenhower Medical Center to conduct the Coachella Valley LGBTQIA+ Health Survey to better understand the health experiences and health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual community. The survey is online, completely confidential, and will take about 30 minutes to complete. Participants are eligible to win one of five $50 Visa cards. The information will be used to help improve healthcare practice locally.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact
Dr. LeComte-Hinely, Chief Executive Officer of HARC, at
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If you need a safe, cool place to stay, or know someone who does, stop by The Center. You can use our Cyber Center, read some magazines, and enjoy crisp 75° A/C
Rising temperatures outside don't stop the need for healthy food. The Community Food Bank @ The Center is the honored recipient of the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS Summer “Feed the Hungry” campaign. They are on a mission to raise $50K in support of The Community Food Bank @ The Center. You can view, donate, and share their campaign here.  
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The only USDA Organic Certified locally baked select breads in Coachella Valley. USDA Organic Certified breads are: French Baguettes, Sourdough, Mini Honey Flax and PS Crackers.

Using old school methods, the bagels are made with no-additives flours, mixed and shaped the night before. The next day they are boiled in malted water, seeded or left plain and baked upside down for the first few minutes then flipped over and baked till golden brown. These methods, make for a flavorful and round bagel. Don't be fooled by bakers that just over steam their ovens and call their steamed bread - bagels. Those steamed breads will never get the shiny, malted, chewy crust that only a boiled bagel will have.

Businesses we deliver to you too. Let Townie BAGELS cater your Boardroom Bagels.

The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic @ The Center will be CLOSED 
July 17 - July 28, 2017. 

Clients experiencing a mental health emergency should call 911 or
Riverside County Crisis: 951-686-4357(HELP). 

Upcoming Community Events

Saturday, July 29, 8PM – 2AM

The Scorpion Room @ Chill Bar Palm Springs

Tickets: $20

Chill Bar and Media Partner Gay Desert Guide are teaming up to bring back The Mid-Summer Dance Party, benefitting Desert AIDS Project and PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support).

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/161707637705234

"The boys have gathered to spend an evening in a safe place where they can just be themselves. Someone brings along a game, a version of “Truth or Dare,” here called “Fact, Fiction or Fantasy.” So that’s how the clothes come off, as they win or lose at each turn, while the audience learns more about each one’s life. The audience gains insight as they describe an incident in their past or act out a challenge. It builds into an amazing and gleeful final scene which you will love.

Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:30PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances. 

Barry Manilow announces “A Gift Of Love IV” to benefit 25 Coachella Valley charities, including yours truly – The Center! Concerts are scheduled for December 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17, and will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites. His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children’s choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!

General public and VIP Premium tickets are on sale NOW exclusively online at www.agiftofloveiv.com or by phone at (424) 298-4818. General Public tickets range from $30 to $300. VIP tickets range from $400 to $2,000 and include special access and benefits. Be sure to select The LGBT Community Center of the Desert as the beneficiary!
Let's Go Travel!
Treat yourself to a 7-night Riviera Cruise with our friends at Let’s Go Travel. $50 will go back to The Center for every booking, plus come celebrate the birthdays of three very special folks: Dick Haskamp, David Hood, and George Sellers!

Call (760) 320-3009 for more information.
LKA Palm Springs is passionate about creating opportunities for long-term survivors to socialize with friends and one another in an accepting and open environment. Their regular  social events include potlucks, coffee socials, and movie outings.
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, let them know about our community.
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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    The McDonald/Wright Building

    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
    EIN # 33-0937301

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