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Palm Springs Pride

The first weekend in November, locals and out-of-towners alike converged onto the streets, bars, and venues of Palm Springs to celebrate the city’s annual Pride. The festival had acts like Todrick Hall, the YouTube sensation who got his start on American Idol.

Palm Springs Pride2022-12-01T19:50:58-08:00

Sappho’s Garden Art Show Celebrates LGBTQ Artists

Sappho’s Garden inside the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival held on October 8 at Craig Ranch Park showcased some of our talented local artists. Our sincere thanks go to local artists Gem Jaxx and Liezl Siojo who once again brought their talents to this burgeoning space inside the festival.

Sappho’s Garden Art Show Celebrates LGBTQ Artists2022-12-01T19:46:06-08:00

Millennials and Retirement: The To-Do List

Retirement saving is not on most millennials’ list of top priorities. That may be why many experts expect that millennials will not be able to retire until well into their 70s. In fact, the top financial concerns of millennials are student loan debts, lagging wages, housing and living costs, bills and credit cards/debt and lack of employment.

Millennials and Retirement: The To-Do List2022-12-01T19:38:20-08:00

The Smith Center 2023 Season Preview

The Smith Center serves as a leading performing arts center, ranked as one of the top 10 theaters in the world by Pollstar Magazine, a respected trade publication for the concert industry. With its three performance spaces, The Smith Center offers one the most cutting-edge, acoustically advanced and versatile performing arts campuses in the world.

The Smith Center 2023 Season Preview2022-12-01T19:34:04-08:00

Lost Queer History Resting in Gold Butte

When we try to look back at people’s lives and reframe their stories through a more modern lens, it’s often too late to get the information we need or want to tell the story that appears so obvious through context clues or our more modern way of thinking. This is especially true when it comes to the lives and loves of LGBTQ+ individuals, even if that history isn’t too far in the past.

Lost Queer History Resting in Gold Butte2022-12-01T19:01:46-08:00

#QUEERTHEBALLET

Choreographer Adriana Pierce created the initiative #QueertheBallet to broaden the scope of classical ballet to authentically include LGBTQ+ voices and narratives. #QueertheBallet seeks to “queer” our ballet spaces and explore choreography often absent from ballet stages.

#QUEERTHEBALLET2022-12-01T18:50:22-08:00

Kiesza

You might recognize the name Kiesza. It’s the stage name of Kiesa Rae Ellestad, the Canadian born singer-songwriter. Her chart-topping hit “Hideaway” from 2014 still gets us dancing today.

Kiesza2022-12-01T18:38:21-08:00

Rayz of Ash

Ashley Ray (she/they) is a licensed professional counselor and mental health educator as well as a body positive model and creator/author of a humanistic paradigm shift, they demonstrate the intrinsic understanding that as humans we exist upon a spectrum of being.

Rayz of Ash2022-12-01T18:16:53-08:00
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