Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Mar 24–26, 2023 🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Mar 24–26, 2023 🌴

March 24–26, 2023

Brad Fuhr PS Art Museum

As the first international gay hockey tournament begins in Greater Palm Springs, there’s word of the Chicago Blackhawks caving to Russian anti-LGBTQ laws.
Thursday night was the kickoff for the Palm Springs LGBT Hockey Tournament at Hunters, where teams from the US and Canada gathered ahead of competition this weekend at Acrisure Arena.  The CV Firebirds have been nothing but supportive of our rich and diverse LGBTQ+ valley in their first year.  They are affiliated with the NHL team The Seattle Kraken.
News today that another NHL team will not wear Pride jerseys due to fears that it could endanger Russian athletes who play for the team.
On the positive side, other LGBT-related events will take place along side Sunday’s game.  The Firebirds donated a Pride jersey signed by all members of the team.  It’s on auction right now and could be a piece of LGBTQ history.  You can learn more and bid here.

Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs host


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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
March 24–26, 2023
We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Palm Springs International LGBT Hockey Tournament, 29th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, Trans Pride 2023 “Empower & Employ,” The Sky’s the Limit with Desert Winds Freedom Band, Rainbow Challenge Golf Tournament, Raw Talk Questions for Your Gay Doctor, Palm Springs International Dance Festival, Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam, One-PS Annual Picnic, The Kingdom Choir™ and Katherine Jenkins at the McCallum, Oscar’s T-Dance 10th Anniversary, New York Dog Film Festival at the PS Cultural Center, Comic Robin Tyler, La Quinta Car Show, Jay Leno…and much more!
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Palm Springs International LGBT Hockey Tournament

Ten LGBT hockey teams from across North America gather to compete and celebrate this weekend, March 23–26 at Acrisure Arena. Independent players who do not have a local LGBT team will also be joining, along with a national Trans team and the debut of our very own Coachella Valley Roadrunners local LGBT hockey team. Saturday, March 25 at 9 pm is the official Hockey Party at The Barracks, with a tournament Closing Party and dinner at Hunters on Sunday, March 26 at 7 pmMore info

The Chase

The 29th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards (AKA The Chase) returns as a SOLD OUT event at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, March 25, from 5–10 pm. This glittery gala is a golden star on the desert’s social calendar! The show will feature Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor and musician Darren Criss as its headline performer. The DAP Health Equity Award will be presented to fashion icon and philanthropist Donna Karan. Desert Healthcare District & Foundation CEO Dr. Conrado E. Bárzaga and the organization’s board of directors will be honored with the DAP Health Humanitarian Award. More info

Trans Pride

The 2nd Annual Trans Pride 2023 takes place on Sunday, March 26 from 11 am–5 pm at Frances Stevens Park, presented by the Transgender Health & Wellness Center and featuring performances by Ryan Cassata, Kalista Stage, Flagging in the Desert, Hula Palm Springs, DJ Bos, DJ Baby Yoda and more. Trans Pride 2023 will also feature its first-ever career fair to “Empower and Employ” transgender, gender diverse and intersex job seekers. More info


We have a featured Hot Deal for savings at AMP Sports Lounge this week. Plus we have deals at Boozehounds, Willie’s Modern Fare, Coachella Valley Coffee Co., Palm Springs Fine Men’s Salon, Hunters Nightclub, Monster Shakes, Desert Mischief, Jolene’s, Rick’s, Trevor Wayne Pop Art, Destination PSP, Zin American Bistro, Kitchen 86 and more!
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Featured Events

Raw Talk in Riverside Friday
DAP Health, Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance and Vaccinate All 88 present Raw Talk: Everything You’ve Wanted to Ask Your Gay Doctor on Friday, March 24 from 4–7 pm at VIP Nightclub in Riverside. Miss Rusty Waters will host Queer Sexuality: A Night of Open Discussion, featuring special guest Dr. James Simmons, with free vaccinations, taco truck, HIV self-test kits and more! More info
On the Air
The KGAY Sunday Tea Dance with DJ Modgirl airs every Sunday from 4–6 pm (right after the Retro Brunch). DJ Modgirl (AKA Kellee McQuinn) is all about “Music! Dancing! Fashion! Fun!” and she throws down the most irresistible, uplifting beats each week on the KGAY Sunday Tea Dance from 4–6 pmListen online
Ross Mathews hosts his popular weekly radio show on KGAY 106.5 on Saturdays from 11:00 am–2 pm. Ross is a part-time Palm Springs resident and currently working on The Drew Barrymore ShowRuPaul’s Drag Race and many other projects. He brings celebrity gossip and news, plus a rundown of what’s happening each weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings as he plays some of his favorite dance hits each weekend on KGAY. Listen Online
The KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch airs Monday through Friday at noon, with DJ Galaxy (Vincent Corrales) and DJ Eric Ornelas playing an hour of their high-energy throwback mixes. On Sundays, we put all five hours together for the Retro Sunday Brunch from 11 am–4 pm. Perfect pool party music! Listen Online
103.1 MeTV fm features a unique mix of timeless and memorable music incorporating a wide variety of classic hits, deep tracks and softer sounds spanning several decades of popular music, including the ‘60s and ‘70s with a touch of the ‘50s and ‘80s. It’s KGAY’s new sister station! A unique music library consists of over 3500 songs with more than 350 different songs per day with no repeats! We’rebroadcasting from Palm Springs and serving the Coachella Valley community at www.1031MeTVfm.com.
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