Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Sept 16–18, 2022🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Sept 16–18, 2022🌴

September 16–18, 2022 


Bros has finally gotten its big screen debut – and there was “no place else” better suited than Palm Springs’ Cinema Diverse. The all-LGBTQ+ casted RomCom wistfully reminded me of my single life. Many of us can identify with wanting to find their  “Aaron”. That’s Luke Macfarlane’s character played cringingly at times by Billy Eichner “Bobby”. It’s out September 30th nationwide.  Quite a coup for our festival!

And now for something completely different: ALL MAN: The International Male Story is on the screen tonight, and over 100 more shorts and full length features are on the marquee this weekend and next. Cinema Diverse is a treasure and worth supporting!  You can even attend virtually.

I got my first Mpox shot this week at Oscar’s, and the registration process in place by Riverside County was more painful than the injection. It seemed to me like they were asking more info than when we were trying to get a COVID vaccine. No matter, shots in arms are happening at a more rapid pace as season ramps up.

Finally, AsiaSF Palm Springs has closed as we know it. With no fanfare nor announcement, the owners changed the signs out front literally in the middle of the night. It’s now going to be rented as an event space called “The Sonoran” we hear. The pandemic took its toll and we’re sad to see it go.

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
September 16–18, 2022
We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Cinema Diverse Weekend One featuring “All Man: The International Male Story,” “Desert Migration,” and many others, plus the Positively Aging Project, Gay Days Anaheim, “Southern Fried Nuptials,” The Ultimate Selena Experience from Como La Flor Band, Sunnylands Films in the Gardens… and more!
Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

Cinema Diverse

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary with the 2022 edition running from September 15–25 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the many offerings of this LGBTQ+ film festival include: Friday’s screening of All Man: The International Male Story at 7:30 pm, Desert Migration on Saturday at 2:30 pm, and on Sunday, Shorts Set: Let Every Voice Be Heard features PFLAG’s “Taking the Long Road Home” at 12:30 pm—and that’s just a taste of the stellar variety of films screening this year! Get tickets

Positively Aging Project

The 2022 Positively Aging Project will take place as a hybrid in-person and virtual conference on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am–3 pm on Zoom and at the Joslyn Center. This FREE annual Coachella Valley conference is aimed at providing practical information and inspiration for those living long-term with HIV. The keynote speaker is Jack Mackenroth of Project Runway fame, with featured speaker Porchia Dees, and a distinguished HIV research panel will give an update (Your Gay Desert Guide Brad Fuhr will be moderating!). More info

Gay Days Anaheim


From September 16–18 at the Disneyland Resort, Disney’s California Adventure, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Gay Days Anaheim is a “mix in,” meaning gay people and straight people mingle together; the park is open to the general public, but Gay Days participants wear red shirts to identify one another and show their numbers. Outside of the parks, there will be drag performances with DeJa Skye and Jackie Cox, cocktail receptions, the Kingdom! dance party at House of Blues, Plunge! pool party, and more. Get tickets


We have a featured HOT DEAL for savings at Jolene’s Bar & Lounge, plus deals at REVEL Public House, Willie’s Modern Fare, Runway, Destination PSP, AMP Sports Lounge, Grand Central, Desert Mischief, Coachella Valley Coffee Co., Just Fabulous, Trevor Wayne Pop Art, Monster Shakes, V Wine Lounge and more! See All Deals
Featured Events
New Partners This Week

Perfect for letting out those extra sillies! Zoomies Mobile Dog Gym brings a climate-controlled, mobile dog gym directly to you so your best friend can burn off excess energy in a safe, fun environment. You’re going to love running with us, pups of Palm Springs! Learn more


Lighthouse Coachella Dispensary is Coachella’s first dispensary offering a wide variety of products for patients, seniors, mothers, bikers, creatives–all using cannabis in different ways to enrich their lives. Lighthouse believes consumers should not have to guess-and-check what they are buying; they do the hard work for you so that you can focus on your health and wellness needs. Their bright and welcoming atmosphere is purposefully designed for comfort and accessibility. It’s cannabis made for you. Learn more

On the Air at KGAY 106.5

Psst…wanna cruise?? KGAY 106.5 wants to send you on a VACAYA LGBT+ vacation to the Caribbean on board a full-ship LGBT+ cruise on beautiful turquoise waters! No desert in site! Find out how you can win this monday morning at 8 am with John Taylor on KGAY 106.5 Listen online


Cinema Diverse – The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, takes place September 15–25 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide have your chance to WIN a pair of “Six pack of passes” to this 15th Anniversary edition of the festival! Enter to win on the KGAY Contest Page. Tickets and passes are available for purchase now, come see LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world, screening for 10 days. More info