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Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for Memorial Day Weekend: May 26–29, 2023 🌴

Memorial Day Weekend
May 26–29, 2023

Brad Fuhr PS Art Museum

By all means we should have a nice, relaxing long holiday weekend to celebrate the beginning of summer.  Boyz Night Out is back, pool parties abound, and the grill is ready to sizzle.
Trouble is, our LGBTQ+ community is being attacked in ways that are frightening to me. Target is the “target” of the latest campaign of hate and a boycott.  There’s a Twitter troll @MattWalshBlog – who started this according to reports on NBC.  He delights in the PR in a Tweet this morning acknowledging his role:

NBC News makes a number of accusations against me in this article and I just want to say that the accusations are all true pic.twitter.com/NBnp07g6jF

— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 26, 2023


That’s what we’re up against. So by all means, enjoy the weekend. But remember that we are being forced back in the closet as the right chips away at our rights.

I never intended that this intro to my weekend rundown of fun would become a forum for political awakening. But it’s necessary to do so given the state of affairs today. In Monday’s blog, I’ll tell you about how a local veterans’ group is honoring us on Memorial Day – and fighting back against hate among their ranks.

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



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This Memorial Day Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
May 26–29, 2023

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: The Return of Boyz Night Out with DJ Galaxy! Plus: Retro Rewind Dance Party, Memorial Day Air Fair and Flower Drop, Rocky Horror Picture Show w/Shadow Cast, Stars on Ice at Acrisure Arena, Broadway the Calla-Way, ‘Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man,’ ‘Aces!,’ CV Firebirds in the Western Conference Finals, Screwball Sundays, pool parties…and more!

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

Boyz Night Out




Starting this Friday, May 26, and then every Friday night thereafter, Zoso Fun presents Boyz Night Out at Hotel Zoso from 4 pm–8 pm. This legendary pool party and happy hour will be hosted by Snatch and feature music from K-Gay’s own multi award-winning deejay Vincente Corrales as DJ Galaxy! Come and enjoy go-go boys, awesome drink specials, pop up drag events, PS Flaggers and more, and kick off the weekend! More info



Retro Rewind Dance Party

Palm Springs Crave presents the Retro Rewind Dance Party on Saturday, May 27 from 7–11 pm at Impala Bar & Grill. Chill out with a drink, get some delicious food, and kick up your heels and get up on the floor in your dancing queen shoes! DJ Gruve will be spinning the tunes. Door proceeds benefit the Human Rights Campaign. More info

Annual Memorial Day Air Fair & Flower Drop


The Palm Springs Air Museum presents their Annual Memorial Day Air Fair & Flower Drop on Monday, May 29 from 10 am–5 pm. This is a very special day at the Museum, with a brief memorial service at 1 pm, dedicated to all of our fallen comrades. 3,000 red and white carnations, sponsored by Jessup Auto Plaza, will be dropped from a B-25 Mitchell bomber in a fly-by which honors those who paid the ultimate price. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. There are also flight exhibitions & activities scheduled all day long. Get tickets




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Out in the Vineyard’s Gay Wine Weekend 2023 is July 14–16, a perfect time to get out of the desert to visit Northern California for 3 full nights of LGBT events in the magnificent Sonoma Valley, home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines and wineries, and KGAY and Gay Desert Guide have your chance to WIN a VIP Party Pass Package for 2To enter, all you have to do is scan the QR code at our participating sponsors: V Wine LoungeGay Mart USAFrank ClothiersPS Bottle Shop, and Q Trading Company!


The KGAY Sunday Tea Dance with DJ Modgirl airs every Sunday from 4–6 pm (right after the Retro Brunch). DJ Modgirl (AKA Kellee McQuinn) is not only the life of the party, she’s now hanging out at The Rowan Window Bar each Thursday from 7–10 pm and Friday from 4–7 pm. Join her for a cocktail and listen to some great beats! Her moniker is “Music! Dancing! Fashion! Fun!” and she throws down the most irresistible, uplifting beats each week on the KGAY Sunday Tea Dance from 4–6 pmListen online


Ross Mathews hosts his popular weekly radio show on KGAY 106.5 on Saturdays from 11:00 am–2 pm. Ross is a part-time Palm Springs resident and will be in town for his new standup show “I Gotchu, Gurl” at Hotel Zoso June 3rd. He currently appears on The Drew Barrymore ShowRuPaul’s Drag Race and many other projects. He brings celebrity gossip and news, plus a rundown of what’s happening each weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings as he plays some of his favorite dance hits each weekend on KGAY. Listen Online