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Innovations For The Future Of Total Knee Replacement and more in Palm Springs

Tonight, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:30 – 6:30
There are several new developments in knee replacement technology. These innovations range from intra-operative robots, navigation, customized guides that the surgeon uses to insert the knee replacement, anatomic knee replacements, and customizable knee implants.
Rise Up! For a Day of Resistance
The Center is partnering with NCLR and other like-minded organizations to present a free afternoon training for legal professionals and activists in Palm Springs this Saturday, May 13. Activists can learn how to help others file paperwork to get their name and gender markers changed, what it takes to organize a rally, and how to get in touch with elected officials. The legal track will address issues of immigration, health, criminal justice and threats to the advances we have already achieved.. Learn what you can do to protect those who are targeted.
WHEN: May 13, 2017 – 1:00 – 5:30pm
WHERE: Mizell Senior Ctr.
Space is limited. RSVP at
Upcoming @ The Center
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Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
Thursday May 11, 2017
* Country Dance Contest TRUNKS Bar – Cathedral City, 36737 Cathedral Canyon Dr. Contestant Entry $20. Register for contest @ 6PM Dance contest starts @ 6:30 – 9:00PM One winner will take home the DANCE CHAMPION Buckle!
* Palm Springs HOT RODEO Welcome Meet-n-Greet
Hunters Night Club
302 E. Arenas Rd. Palm Springs
9PM – Close
Friday May 12, 2017
* Hot and Wet Cowboy Pool Party @ Baymont Inn (Host Hotel) 1PM – 5PM FREE Admission
* Contestant Registration @ Baymont Inn (Host Hotel) 5PM – 8PM 390 S. Indian Canyon Dr.
* Women of Gay Rodeo Welcome Party @ Alibi/Azul 369 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
7:30PM – Close
* TOOL SHED Kick-Off Party @ Tool Shed 9PM – Close
600 E. Sunny Dunes Rd. Palm Springs
Saturday May 13, 2017
* HOT Rodeo – Competitive Rodeo Events
9am – 5PM
A.C. Dysart Arena
2101 W. Victory Ave. Banning, CA
Presented by the Greater Palm Springs Rodeo Corporation and HOT
RODEO 2017. Sponsored by CHILL BAR, Palm Springs
Arenas Rd. & S. Indian Canyon Dr.
7PM – 1AM $10 Admission 21 + ID Required (must show ID – no exceptions)
Sunday May 14, 2017
* Hot Rodeo – Competitive Rodeo Events
A.C. Dysart Arena
2101 W. Victory Ave. Banning, CA
Sunday May 14, 2017
* Hot Rodeo Awards Ceremony 8PM
369 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

WHEN: Friday, May 19 at 9:30 AM – 11 AM


WHERE: Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, California 92262

Tickets begin at $65

The 6th annual breakfast will honor local community organizer and activist Ruth Debra, chair of Desert Stonewall Democrats and a founding member of The L-Fund, and Jeff and Hillary Whittington, parents of a transgender son, who chronicled their experiences and advocacy for their son in Raising Ryland.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Wiefels Mortuary, Community Room
690 Vella Rd. Palm Springs
(Enter the driveway between the fire hydrant and the 35 mph sign)
Join PALS for cake and conversation that always includes talk about living well. All are welcome…18 and beyond.
Reserve your place by calling 207-446-2523
or email
Look for PALS on Facebook: PALS – Planning Ahead for LGBT Seniors.

It’s never too soon to plan ahead!

After recent news that the US Census is not planning on tracking data on the LGBT community in the upcoming 2020 Census, participation in this survey is more critical than ever. It gives important feedback to LGBT community media and organizations across the county and globe! The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete, and everyone who completes the survey by May 15, 2017 may enter into a drawing to win one of twenty US $50 cash or gift certificate prizes.
On Tuesday, June 6th @ 6:00pm Dr. Golkoo Morcos will be speaking on mental health in HIV.  The location is Sinatra Auditorium, Desert Regional Medical Center (at Tachevah & Miraleste). A light supper is served at 6:00 PM; program begins at 6:30 PM. ASL provided upon request at least one week prior. Sponsored by Jewish Family Service of the Desert. RSVP is NOT required. Email questions to Hope to see you there!

July & August –  Off for the summer–we’ll start back on Sept 5

If you are a trans or gender-nonconforming person in the U.S. and considering suicide, Trans Lifeline can be reached at 877-565-8860. LGBT youth (ages 24 and younger) can reach the Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. People of all ages and identities can reach The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800 -273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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