July 26, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Palm Springs is Ready for Pride! Are You?

What better way to end LGBT History Month than with a Pride Festival for the books.

That’s right, it is finally time for the highly anticipated Greater Palm Springs Pride! Taking place several months after most Pride celebrations around the United States, this LGBTQ+ event taking place this weekend is certainly not an event to forget.

This year’s theme is “Youth Power for Change,” drawing from the inspiring youth-led movement building efforts during critical times. The next generation is awakening critical conversations in society and politics, and Palm Springs Pride is ready to celebrate that.

“Empowered youth are at the forefront of building a national movement that can shape public policy for generations,” a press release stated. “While we believe youth who are empowered will change the world, we are reminded that youth have historically been on the frontlines of social change…”

Two youth, Gina Villalobos and A’res Rey Flores have been designated Grand Marshal representatives and will lead the youth contingent in the Pride parade.

“It’s inspiring to see the number of teens and tweens who are standing up and saying ‘enough!’ to intolerance, discrimination and gun violence,” Greater Palm Springs Pride President Ron deHarte said in a press release. “After all, Pride is, and always has been, a show of resistance. Resistance to discrimination, resistance to hatred. Resistance to fear, to violence. As we honor those who have courageously fought for equality and are no longer with us, we welcome the support and strength of the next generations.”

Inspired by youth-led movement-building efforts that are awakening critical conversations for social change, this year’s lineup will host a diverse group of young and eclectic artists including dancers, singers, musicians, activists, comedians and DJs.

The free two-day festival features Madame Gandhi, a Los Angeles-based electronic music artist and activist who produces music that “elevates and celebrates the female voice.” On Saturday, Subliminal Radio takes the stage with the 1-year anniversary of “Holly’s House” featuring Holly Adams of KCRW, followed by local DJs Glitter & Sand, and L.A.-based DJ Gage Hanks.

Greater Palm Springs Pride will take place in Downtown Palm Springs from now through Sunday, Nov. 4. For more information about Greater Palm Springs Pride, visit www.pspride.org.

Related Posts

Disneyland Drops ‘Boys and Girls’ Reference

July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

Disneyland will be changing the introduction to its nightly fireworks show from “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,...

Trans Incident At Wi Spa May Have Been Staged

July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

On June 24th an Instagram user “cubaangel” posted a video of herself angrily confronting a staff member at the Wi...

Podcast Host Mat George Killed In Hit-And-Run

July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

Mathew George, gay co-host of the podcast “She Rates Dogs”, has died at the age of 26 after a hit-and-run...

Los Angeles LGBT Center Vaccinates Trans and Non-Binary Community Members

July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has made it its mission to vaccinate the  trans and non-binary  community in a safe...

Gaywatch: Back To The Beach

July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021

On Saturday July 10th Venice Pride hosted Gaywatch: Back To The Beach, a queer dance party at the only gay-owned...

City of West Hollywood Launches ‘Dockless Mobility’ Pilot Program

July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021

City of West Hollywood Launches ‘Dockless Mobility’ Pilot Program with E-Scooters and E-Bikes from Bird, Lime, and Wheels. Starting July...

Serenity Hollis, 25th Trans Person Murdered- E.P.I.C Pride Show, June 30th, 2021

June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021

E.P.I.C Pride, Highlighting the latest LGBTQ news in Entertainment, Politics, International affairs, and Culture. – Serenity Hollis, 25th Trans Person...

WeHo Poet Laureate Reviews LGBTQ Documentray “Senior Prom”

June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021

West Hollywood poet Laureate, RENT Poet founder and author of “The Poetry of Strangers: What I Learned Traveling America with...

Cops Banned From NYC Pride- E.P.I.C Pride Show, June 23rd, 2021

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

E.P.I.C Pride, Highlighting the latest LGBTQ news in Entertainment, Politics, International affairs, and Culture. – Cops Banned From NYC Pride...

Dogdrop’s List Of LGBTQ+ Pet Accessories

June 20, 2021

June 20, 2021

Dogdrop, a queer owned dog daycare in Los Angeles, is highlighting a list of LGBTQ+ pet accessories for Pride month. ...

Backstreet Boys & *NSYNC Partner Up For “Bingo Under The Stars” Pride Event At The Grove

June 19, 2021

June 19, 2021

On June 18th The Grove hosted “Bingo Under The Stars” as a charitable Pride event at The Grove’s Level 8....

Drag Filled Cocktail Event At the Beverly Center

June 19, 2021

June 19, 2021

On June 17th Beverly Center and The Webster hosted a private cocktail event with some of the city’s brightest LGBTQ+ stars. ...

Beverly Center Pride Celebrations For Pride Month

June 19, 2021

June 19, 2021

Throughout Pride month from June1st – June 30th the Beverly Center will honor the LGBTQ+ community with its long-standing PRIDE...

Caitlyn Jenner Running For California Governor – E.P.I.C Pride Show, June 16th, 2021

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

E.P.I.C Pride, Highlighting the latest LGBTQ news in Entertainment, Politics, International affairs, and Culture. – Caitlyn Jenner Running For California...

WeHo One City One Pride Kick-Off

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 the City of West Hollywood kicked-off its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival.  A...