The annual event has a hometown feel with marching bands, moms and dads, local businesses, and civic leaders. Yes, there are parade entries like Dykes on Bikes and muscled Leathermen from places like The Tool Shed and Barracks, but many first-time visitors to Greater Palm Springs Pride are surprised at how wholesome the parade is. Void of the disco decadence you see at festivities in major cities, our pride events are unique, much like Greater Palm Springs itself. The Desert Business Association, a group of gay and lesbian hotel and bar owners formed in , originally started the event. From the beginning there were stumbles and squabbles as leaders in the community disagreed on the type of celebration to have.
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How to Navigate Palm Springs Gay Pride
Mission Statement A catalyst for celebrating the strength, equality, diversity, and self-determination of the LGBTQ community locally and globally. Greater Palm Springs Pride is a c 3 nonprofit community enhancement organization established to promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the LGBT community and to promote the history, diversity, and future prosperity of the Greater Palm Springs LGBT community. The organization produces various events including the annual Palm Springs Pride celebration. The celebration is a unifying force that provides the resources to promote and accomplish these goals. Official Pride Events Calendar The information contained in this program was gathered and carefully compiled in such a way as to ensure maximum accuracy.
The Greater Palm Springs Pride parade has been a fixture in the city for more than two decade
The 29 th annual Pride celebration, held November , in downtown Palm Springs, will be the largest demonstration of equality and diversity ever seen in the Coachella Valley. The Greater Palm Springs Pride Celebration includes a free block party, two-day festival, parade, and twenty-five official events. The parade and festival provide a platform to reflect on the advances made in the equality movement and raise awareness and stand against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Rainbow Flag Raising: Friday, November 6 a.
Palm Springs celebrates Gay Pride weekend with a full slate of activities starting Oct. Use this as a handy guide to refer to in making your plans. No host cocktails and silent auction at p. For ticket information, visit www. Cost includes green fees, cart fees, breakfast and lunch buffet, contest prizes, and free instructional clinic at 7 a.