If you spent this week, like me, watching “When We Rise,” the powerful, moving and star-studded ABC TV docudrama miniseries about the LGBT rights movement–from the 1960s until today–you noticed that Palm Springs, California played a significant supporting role.
The series was directed by Gus van Sant, written for the screen by Dustin Lance Black and based on the book “When We Rise: My Life in the Movement” by gay activist Cleve Jones.
In one scene, Cleve’s character says something like, you can’t change the world or start a movement from Palm Springs, so he moves back to San Francisco. He had a point. Palm Springs is where most LGBTQ home owners come for the weekend or to retire. But just because we’re retired doesn’t mean we don’t support those still actively involved on the front lines, through networking connections, fund raising and in other ways.
Just one of the many celebrities and notable individuals to have called Palm Springs home, Cleve’s former Palm Springs home was located in the Warm Sands neighborhood. If you’re ready to call this city–rich in gay history–home, please contact me today at the number listed above.
Pride of ownership takes on a whole new meaning in gay-friendly Palm Springs, California. The city is known internationally as an LGBTQ resort destination and the Chino Canyon neighborhood is no exception. The residents here are as diverse as the homes themselves and on this Gay Pride Weekend the rainbow flags will be flying.
On my morning walk through the Little Tuscany neighborhood of Palm Springs, today, I snapped this pic of one of entertainer Liberace’s former homes.
Elvis Presley lived just a few blocks away and many other celebrities have also called the hillside neighborhood of Little Tuscany home. You can find just about every architectural style of home in this part of town, from historic to newly built.
Please contact me today, if you would like to see any of the homes currently for sale in Little Tuscany, Palm Springs.
The 2014 Palm Springs Pride Golf Classic is an official Palm Springs Pride Event being held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort in south palm Springs.
Time: 8:00 AM Shotgun Start/4 player scramble
Entry: $99 per player with $10 of each fee going to the Pride Fund.
Cost includes Green Fees, Cart Fees, Breakfast and Lunch Buffet, Contest Prizes, Free Instructional Clinic at 7:00 AM before shotgun start.
Don’t Play Golf? You can still attend the Free Instructional Clinic or be a Sponsor. Secure your foursome today.
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
1885 Golf Club Drive Palm Springs, CA 92264
Contact: J. Glover 760-275-7035
The California Association of Realtors reports that according to the Human Rights Campaign, as of May 2014, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington have enacted fair housing laws that include prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The states of New Hampshire, New York and Wisconsin prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Some of the cities that have enacted their own antidiscrimination ordinances based on sexual orientation and gender identify include Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, New York, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Seattle. There are many more municipalities through the United States that have also enacted ordinances prohibiting discrimination against LGBT.
Just another reason to call Palm Springs, California home.