Tag Archives: Palm Springs

LGBT Politicians Take Control Of Palm Springs

The Desert Sun reports: For years — starting with the election of Ron Oden, an openly gay man, in 1995 and then the passage of a domestic partnership ordinance — LGBT voters and their allies had been making slow but steady progress at Palm Springs City Hall. Then in 2008, after the passage of a statewide initiative to ban same-sex ...

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TRAILER: Desert Migration

About the documentary: The spotlight shining on the fight against HIV has dimmed in recent years. The virus itself has been downgraded to a ‘chronic condition’. The elderly are, to a certain extent, shuffled into a corner. Aging people with HIV even more so, ignored and forgotten. But they are a reminder not to be complacent. A reminder that HIV ...

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CALIFORNIA: Former Rancho Mirage Mayor Scott Hines Commits Suicide

Via the Desert Sun: Former Rancho Mirage Mayor and City Councilman Scott Hines died Saturday night. The Riverside County Coroner’s office confirmed Sunday that Hines, 45, was pronounced dead shortly after 8:20 p.m. in his Palm Springs home. A cause of death was not listed. His biological mother, Cindy Gough Montgomery, wrote about his death in a Facebook posting. “We ...

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CALIFORNIA: Anti-Gay Flyer Roils Small Town City Council Campaign

James Mills reports at Frontiers: In mid-February, some Rancho Mirage voters opened their mailboxes to find an anti-gay postcard attacking openly gay Councilmember Scott Hines with the message “Send Hines Packing Back to Palm Springs (where he belongs).” The postcards feature a shirtless picture of Hines with a caption in rainbow-colored lettering that says “No More ‘Fab’ Party Guy Scotty.” ...

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Porno Pete: The Hot Bods On Those Juicy Muscular Circuit Boys Are Simply Ridic!

(Via Towleroad)

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International Bear Convergence 2014

This promo clip is garnering criticism on Facebook. UPDATE: And poof, it’s gone.

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Afternoon View – Palm Springs Detritus

Many thanks to all the wonderful and supportive folks I met at Palm Springs Pride! Executive director Ron De Harte and his team delivered a truly flawless series of dizzyingly diverse events over three days and there was just no way to attend all of them, although I think I gave it a pretty good shot. Special shout-out to the ...

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Photo Of The Day

So that was very cool. Mine was the first car after Dykes On Bikes. Thanks so much to the many JMG readers who came to the meet-up and who cheered during the parade. If I wasn’t already sunburned, you’d have seen me blushing like crazy. And big thanks to the organizers at Palm Springs Pride. What a perfect day.

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Top Dog

I came across this ad in the local bar rag, Odyssey.

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Morning View – Liberace’s Star

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Afternoon View – Bella De Ball

I ran into Bella De Ball and her giant inflatable self at the Palm Springs Pride Fest, which runs all day today and tomorrow.

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Morning View – Theft Deterrence

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Afternoon View – Palm Springs Tram

When Dr. Jeff suggested that we check out the Palm Springs Tramway today, I looked at the little old hill behind our hotel and said, “Sure, we’ve got time.” What he did not tell me is that the tram climbs 8516 feet from the Coachella Valley floor and up “North America’s sheerest mountain face.” The tram does this WHILE ROTATING. ...

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Morning View – Forever Marilyn

You can’t tell without a human in the shot, but the statue is 26 feet tall. It arrived from Chicago last year and goes to New Jersey in 2014.

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Tomorrow: JMG Meet-Up Palm Springs

Swing by Oscar’s in Palm Springs tomorrow between 8-10PM and meet your fellow JMG readers. There’s a big block party right down the street at the same time, so….convenient! Facebook event page.

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Afternoon View – Palm Springs

Flying into Palm Springs you see endless beige deserts and rolling barren mountains. Then, quite suddenly, the landscape is punctuated by randomly connected squares and rectangles of bright green. Somewhat like this view from my hotel room. It’s hot here! And not just because I ran into a couple of dozen bears at the airport.

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JMG Reader Meet-Up Facebook Page

I made a Facebook event page for the Palm Springs reader meet-up. So you can stalk each other in advance. I’ll post another reminder late next week. Clickity if you can drop by.

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Join Me At Palm Springs Pride

We’ll be holding the meet-up for JMG readers at Oscar’s, which I’m told is right around the corner from the giant Palm Springs Pride block party that night. Thanks very much to Oscar’s for hosting us and to Bud Light for sponsoring our meet-up. Hopefully I won’t get too hammered as I’m scheduled to be princess-waving the next morning. (I’ll ...

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Berlin To Headline Palm Springs Pride

Somehow I’ve never seen Berlin, so I’m rather excited about this. Details are here. Trivia: Giorgio Moroder won one of his three Oscars for Berlin’s Take My Breath Away, which was on the Top Gun soundtrack. (His other two were for the score for Midnight Express and for Irene Cara’s title hit from Flashdance.) Here’s Berlin’s 1983 club smash.

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Palm Springs Interview

There’s a short interview with me today over on the official website for Palm Springs, where I talk a bit about their coming pride event and the history of JMG.  We haven’t yet picked a venue for the readers meet-up that weekend, but I should have some news on that soon.

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