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Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend, August 12–14, 2022🌴

August 12–14, 2022 

Berlin is a city still showing vestiges of WWII and the Cold War, and largely bases its tourism upon those dark days in history. But the arts are alive and well in this formerly divided city.

Case in point, Breanna Elyce Sinclairé, opera singer and trans woman whom I met up with Thursday evening in one of Berlin’s ”gay districts”. Breanna and I first met in Palm Springs at an EQCA event. She is living in San Francisco and is an accomplished operatic soprano, having sung with both the DC and San Francisco Gay Mens Choruses. ‘

Her amazing career has now brought her to the Berlin Opera Academy where she bested 2000 singers for her spot in this year’s production of ‘Hansel und Gretel’ in her first female lead as a trans woman. It’s great to see the tenets of our LGBTQ+ community reach into so many facets of life. But the road is never easy and she shared struggles both here and at home with her career and having to prove herself in ways our cisgender counterparts do not.

We were joined by her lesbian co-star, Helena Hedman, shown here with Gay Desert Guide’s listings editor Alex McCune and myself. Hedman is an out lesbian opera singer from Sweden and the two have become fast friends. What a treat it was to connect, learn and ponder the many facets of our LGBTQ+ community and our places in the world. Now off to Prague for Pride and the start of our Brandg Vacation.

Remember to download our calendar of events from the homepage of GayDesertGuide.LGBT.  I keep a copy with my passport 🙂

Enjoy this great weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings

Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs host



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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
August 12–14, 2022

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Splash House Weekend 1 at the Saguaro, Renaissance, and Margaritaville Resort Hotels, Skin Contact 3.0 Desert Drag & Performance Art, Oscar’s Bitchiest Brunch and T-Dance with Swimsuit Contest, City of Indio Second Saturdays 50’s Rock & Roll, Gender-Expansive and Queer Youth Pool Party, PS Art Museum Summer Sundays…and more!

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

Splash House August Weekend 1

Splash House is back for two consecutive weekends in August at the Saguaro, Renaissance, and Margaritaville Resort Hotels. First up is Friday–Sunday, August 12–14. Each resort is a full takeover hosting a poolside stage, rooms, and balconies that are all part of the fun. Desert days continue into the night for the After Hours series, dancing among the planes and under the stars at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Weekend One artists include Dabin, Dombresky, John Summit, Nora en Pure, Polo & Pan, Elohim and more. Get tickets

Skin Contact 3.0

The Alibi Palm Springs presents Skin Contact 3.0: A New Desert Drag & Performance Art Experience on Sunday, August 14 at 9 pm. This scintillating new varietal features The Haus of Derma, Skynsuit, Berlin, and Scarlet Letters with special guests Serena Infiniti and Candy Pain, with music by DJ Sensi. More info

Bitchiest Brunch and T-Dance at Oscar’s


You could build a day of fun around Oscar’s with their Bitchiest Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, then dance into the evening at their famous Sunday T-Dance, from 5–9 pm. It gets even hotter this month with the Hot Summer Swimsuit Contest every week from now until Labor Day weekend. One winner will receive $250 in cash and prizes each Sunday! Then on Sunday September 4, a Grand Prize winner will win $1000 worth of cash and prizes. More info


We have a featured HOT DEAL for savings at Men’s Grooming Spot, plus deals at Just Fabulous, Giuseppe’s Pizza & Pasta, 1501 Uptown Gastropub, Runway, Destination PSP, Desert Mischief, Lulu California Bistro, Eight4Nine, Grand Central, Revel Public House, Zin American Bistro, Coachella Valley Coffee Co. and more! See All Deals
Featured Events
New Partner This Week

Who doesn’t remember Shakey’s Pizza from growing up?  From pizza with friends and chosen family to celebrating a birthday with a Shakey’s Pizza Party, Shakey’s has fun and food for all. If there are kids accompanying you, don’t forget their Fun Zone filled with arcade games and prizes! Are you hungry? Visit Shakey’s in Palm Springs and enjoy the delicious pizza menu, chicken wings, and mojos. Learn more

On the Air at KGAY 106.5

KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide have your passes to next weekend’s Splash House 2022, August 19–21. We’re giving away a pair of passes for next weekend, getting you into the host resorts, hopping on the festival shuttles for FREE and attending all the pool parties and performances during the day! Enter to win on the KGAY Contest Page


KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide have your chance to WIN tickets to Out on the Mountain at Six Flags Magic Mountain! The event takes place Friday, September 9 from 6 pm–midnight. The entire park goes gay for the night, which provides a safe and inclusive environment of fun for the LGBTQ community, with rides, dance parties, and performers. Enter to win on the KGAY Contest Page


Join all the handsome princes and evil queens at Gay Days Anaheim, courtesy of KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide! Gay Days takes place September 16–18 at Disneyland resort, a three-day weekend of parties, shows and events that make the happiest place on earth the gayest every year! [Click here] to find discounted hotels and park tickets along with a full schedule, and Enter to win tickets to Gay Days on the KGAY Contest Page


KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs is “The Pride of the Valley,” and you can show your Pride by proudly wearing our rainbow logo! Check out our selection of apparel and other items emblazoned with the best radio station call letters: KGAY! Shop now

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