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.
Congratulations Matt and Tom on the purchase of your Mountain Gate home. Thanks for hiring me as your Realtor and welcome to the neighborhood!
This is the community where I live and, in my opinion, it’s one of the nicest and most affordable single family home communities in the city of Palm Springs. HOA fees are only $100 a month! And, you own the land!
Please contact me today to see any home currently for sale in Mountain Gate.
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 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.
Statement from Mayor Steve Pougnet Regarding U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on DOMA and Proposition 8
“The Supreme Court’s historic action today overturning DOMA and dismissing the appeal of California’s Proposition 8, clearing the way for same-sex marriage in our state is a huge victory for the LGBT community. This is about equal rights and I am gratified that the Court has recognized that we are all the same. My husband Christopher and I look forward to same-sex weddings commencing again in the state of California – and rest assured the City of Palm Springs will continue to be a destination committed to celebrating the institution of marriage, both heterosexual and same-sex.”
Mayor Steve Pougnet
June 26, 2013
Palm Springs, California
Photo: I took this picture at the Palm Springs 75th Anniversary celebration in downtown Palm Springs a couple of months ago.