Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Sept 9–11, 2022🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Sept 9–11, 2022🌴

September 9–11, 2022 

God Save the Queen! One of my favorite Twitter accounts is @TheTweetofGod. Two posts stood out as the news of Queen Elizabeth’s passing spread across the Twitterverse: “I can only save the queen for so long” was the irreverent post followed by this:

Whatever your feelings about the monarchy, there’s no doubt the Queen had a great impact on the world. She even visited Sunnylands at one point as reported in The Desert Sun.
We’re off to a wet start to the weekend, but at least the heat is gone! This is your last weekend to enjoy a tramway ride before the annual maintenance shutdown. Much more below.

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 9–11, 2022

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Out on the Mountain at Six Flags Magic Mountain, “Southern Fried Nuptials” opens at Desert Theatreworks, Brothers of the Desert present Newlywed Game as well as Day of Advocacy, Marconi Calindas Art Exhibition and film screening, “Iced” play reading from Desert Ensemble Theatre, “Biloxi Blues” at Palm Canyon Theatre, and more!

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

Out on the Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Out on the Mountain LGBTQ/Gay Night returns on 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, including Heidi N Closet from RuPaul’s Drag Race. The entertainment also includes three dance parties with deejays Ray RhodesDJ SRO, and DJ Les Ortiz. More info

Southern Fried Nuptials

Desert Theatreworks opens its new season with Southern Fried Nuptials, from September 9–25. It’s been a rough year for Attie VanLeer and Harline Frye. Their engagement has been on and off more times than a drunk frat boy on a mechanical bull. Half the town has been invited, dress is fitted, the flowers have been ordered, and the gifts are piling up in the living room. So why does Harline still have cold feet? Will they or won’t they? That’s the big question this hysterical sequel to Osborne and Eppler’s hit comedy Southern Fried Funeral. Get tickets

Newlywed Game and Day of Advocacy


Brothers of the Desert present the Newlywed Game hosted by Patty Cakes on Friday, September 9 from 6–9 pm at Oscar’s, with contestants including Palm Springs First Responders and lots of malarkey, she-nanigans, and laughs along the way! [More infoThen on Saturday, September 10 from 11 am–3 pm, the Brothers are hosting Day of Advocacy in collaboration with Desert Stonewall Democrats to highlight the political issues of Black voter suppression and anti-gay legislation in preparation for the upcoming political season [More info].


We have a featured HOT DEAL for savings at Rick’s Restaurant and Rick’s Desert Grill, plus deals at REVEL Public House, Willie’s Modern Fare, Runway, Destination PSP, AMP Sports Lounge, Grand Central, Desert Mischief, Coachella Valley Coffee Co., Boozehounds, Monster Shakes, V Wine Lounge and more! See All Deals
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On the Air at KGAY 106.5

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