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JAN 1 - JAN 7, 2020

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COVER

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

This decade saw

the most swings of

fortune since the civil

war, We started with

the best president

and ended with the

worst. Even as his

party tries to distance

themselves, many are

likely to hang together

for their hanging

together.

But we saw many

saints and sinners

exposed. Fortunately,

we also saw some

myths torn down and

their inner working

exposed.

For us , the DDG

started the decade as

the least magazine,

but ended it as the

only one left. And

with many of our

original advertisers

still in place and have

saw growth where

others have struggled

and with their dying

breaths ask me how I

did it..

I just smile and know

thats it has always

been the loyal reader

that kept us going, .

But we also did what

the others would not

do, and that is protect

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Adrian's

Pics

POP Culture

10 QUESTIONS

WITH VIC

Vic Gerami is a

journalist and media

contributor

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EDITORIAL Volume 25, Issue 27

Jan 1 - Jan 7, 2019

DDG IS

PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY

DDG Media group

1717 E Vista Chino A7-480,

Palm Springs, CA 92262

888-743-3349 or

FAX 844-800-9700

EDITOR: Will Paige Adrian

Ayala

Contributing Writers:Will Paige,

Adrian Ayala

Adam’s art

Contributing Photographers:

Marko Russell, Mike Thomas,

Frank Failing, David Stanfield

National Representatives

Rivendell Media (212) 242-6863

DDG Media Group/ Desert

Daily Guide

Opinions expressed in the DDG

columns do not necessarily

reflect the opinion of the DDG,

its staff, or its advertisers.

DDG is not responsible for

claims made by its advertisers,

or the products or services

they offer. Listings, pictures,

or advertisements in the DDG

should not be construed to

represent or reflect the sexual

orientation of any business, its

owners, or its staff. All events are

subject to change without notice.

Any omissions of events are not

intentional. © 2017 DDG Media

Group , All Rights Reserved.

will@desertdailyguide.com

8 Inside This Week

18 Business Dir.

16 Insider Guide

25 AdamsArtExpose’

34 Adrian’s Picks

Directory page 32

BAR/PUBS

RESORTS PALM SPRINGS

STYLE

BUSINESS SERVICES

ATTRACTIONS/

ENTERTAINMENT

ADULT BOOK STORE

ADULT FETISH AND

TOYS

ART GALLERY

ATTORNEYS

COMPUTER SERVICE

CONCRETE

GENERAL SERVICES

SHOPPING

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32 Classifieds

27 Featured Gay Resorts

31 GROUPS/HELP

32 Massage Directory

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CALIFORNIA LAWS

Where is that list?

While much of the nation is trying to turn

the clock back 100 years California will

meet 2020 with new state laws. Hundreds

of them. Fixing or attempting issues like

gun control, protections against predatory

lenders , increased pay and protections for

workers and sadly, the killing the dream of

every gay boy as a Siegfried & Roy Touring

circus shows featuring exotic animals.

AB 5 - Gig worker law

The landmark labor law reclassifies some

independent contractors as employees.

Requires independent or contract workers

to be considered employees and not

independent workers if the employer

controls the work, if the work is part of the

company's core business, or if the employer

directs the worker in their job.

SB 3 - Minimum wage increase

The law raises the state minimum wage to

$13 an hour for workplaces with 26 or more

employees and to $12 for workplaces with

fewer than 26 employees.

AB 9 - Employment discrimination

The law allows employees up to three

years to file complaints of discrimination,

harassment or retaliation

SB 142 - Protection for nursing mothers

The law requires employers to provide clean

and safe lactation rooms for breastfeeding

mothers.

SB 188 - Hairstyle discrimination

The law protects employees from racial

discrimination because of hairstyles

California becomes the first state to ban

workplace and school discrimination based

on a person's natural hairstyle or texture,

including braids, twists, and locks.

SB 83 - Extending paid leave

The law increases paid leave from six to

eight weeks for people taking care of a

seriously ill family member

AB 51 - Arbitration agreements (blocked

on Dec. 30, 2019)*

SB 8 - Banning smoking at state beaches

The law bans smoking at all state beaches

and parks

SB 313 - Circus Cruelty Prevention Act

The law bans the use of exotic animals like

elephants in circus acts.

AB 12 - Gun violence restraining orders

The law expands who can petition a judge

to confiscate someone’s weapons if they

believe that person may be violent

SB 439 - Juvenile hall age

The law changes the age minors can be to

12 in order for them to be sent to juvenile

hall. A child under 12 would be released to

their parent or legal guardian.

AB 32 - Bans private, for-profit prisons

The law bars California from keeping

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INSIDER GUIDE

WILL THE BARS STAY OPEN TIL

4 AM?????

BEST BET: LATE NIGHT BAR AND

RESTAURANT RUNWAY RESTAURANT MEET

Meet at the bar, sleep at the hotel!

BEST BET: GAY SUNDAY BEVERAGE BUST

Get together at The Barracks

BEST BET: GAY THEME NIGHTS at the Tool

Shed Bar and The Barracks.

BEST BET: GAY BINGO OH 69 at the Tool

Shed Bar Wed. & Sat. 12pm - 3pm

BEST BET: Best Bottomless Champagne

Breakfast starter at Pinocchio's of the

Desert

BEST BET: EVERY DAY Breakfast, Lunch,

and Dinner

at Sunshine Cafe in Cathedral City.

BEST BET: GAY MOVIES gay, cult and

pop movies at the Palm Springs Cultural

Center for schedule of events visit

palmspringsculturalcenter.org.

BEST FREE BET: Village-fest Street

Festival Thursday night street fair featuring

arts, crafts, food, and entertainment! Its

also fun to watch the gay community as you

walk down Arenas Rd, the heart of the gay

community. Downtown, Thursdays, 6pm-

10pm

Certified Farmers Market: Palm Springs

(Indoor)

Sat, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Pavilion, 402 S Pavilion Way

Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Cultural Center announces

its schedule of events. All events are shown

in the Camelot Theatres at the Palm

Springs Cultural Center in Palm Springs.

For more information regarding events,

showtimes, tickets, and more please visit

palmspringsculturalcenter.org.

Christmas Tree Recycling

“The holiday season always ends with

plenty of returns, and your Christmas tree

is no exception,” according to an agency

statement. “Return your natural Christmas

tree to the ground it grew in by dropping it

off at a county landfill to be recycled into a

nutrient-rich soil amendment.”

Note every year we donate our

noncollectable ornaments and tree topper

to charity and cut needles to fill socks for

storage areas and clothes drawers. Sorry, we

save the Pokemon-Hello Kitty collaboration

ornaments.

Most trash haulers serving the county

retrieve firs for recycling at least two weeks

after Christmas.

Trees must be stripped of decorations,

including lights and tinsel, before they can

be recycled. Flocked trees are not accepted

and are supposed to be chopped up and put

into trash receptacles.

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Trees over 4 feet tall should be cut in half.

For all riverside http://www.rcwaste.org/

Waste-Guide/holiday Burrtec Recycle

Center, 41800 Corporate Way, Palm Desert,

(760) 340-2113

Happy Tree trimming.

JAN 4 Desert Mountains Art Faire Join us

at our monthly Desert Mountains Art

Faire! Mediums may include photography,

paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks,

and more Santa Rosa and San Jacinto

Mountains National Monument Visitor

Center 51-500 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA

92260

Jam 4 Coachella Valley Anime Club meet.

Sharing a love of anime, manga and Japanese

culture. We will get together to talk

about anime we have seen and manga we

have read, would like to see/read and recommend

to others

Westfield Palm Desert

72-840 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA

www.DesertMountains.org

Fountain Flagging

Sun Jan 05 2020 at 10:00 am

Frances Stevens Park, 538 N Palm Canyon

Dr, Palm Springs, California 92262, Palm

Springs, United States

JAN 5 Warbird Rides!

Public · Hosted by Palm Springs Air

Museum You can fly with us! In our Red

Tail P-51 Mustang "Bunny", the T-28

Trojan, our T-33 Shooting Star jet and our

World War II paratrooper C-47 "What's

Up Doc?". Starting at only $99 per person.

More information and to book your fight

go to https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/

warbirdrides/

JAN 5 OC VEGAN FEST DOWNTOWN SANTA

ANA - JANUARY 5TH - 11th

OC Vegan Fest is hosted by Vegan Village

on Sunday January 5th, 2020 from 11AM

to 6PM. The Venue is located at 253 E 3rd

Street, Santa Ana, CA. The Yost Theater

Parking Lot. As always this is a FREE

EVENT! Invite the entire family this

is a safe, friendly, inviting atmosphere!

Featuring over 25 Cruelty-Free Vendors!

Desert Arts Festival ‐ January 11 - 12, 2020

Frances Stevens Park Palm Springs, CA

92262 Free

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and National Date Festival

Sun, Jan 5, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM Dog Show.

Can't sing ? Can't draw?, this show is for

everyone, all you need to do is buy the

right dog and hope for the best. Best in

show that is. Watch your pooch do what

they do best as man's best friend. The

Kennel Club of Palm Springs presents the

annual AKC Licensed All Breed Dog Show.

in Indio

Film, Festival Jan 2, 12:00 AM – Jan 13,

11:59 PM

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

DID you know? Financial donations are what keep “food

on the table.” We exist because of individual donors like

yourself. No donation is too small, nor too big. Our

yearly budget of $450,000.00 provides food and services

to thousands of people. Churches, individuals and

Foundations are what make it possible for us to do our

job of helping others. wellinthedesert.org

Bars & Restaurants

FEATURED

Pinocchio In the Desert

Palm Springs breakfast and

lunch bistro restaurant with a

warm and welcoming, lively

fun European Atmosphere.

134 East Tahquitz Canyon

Way, PS

Rio Azul - Mexican Style Rest.

& Bar

Best authentic Mexican

style restaurant in the valley.

With patio and Bar. Home

of an original and distinct

interpretation of Mexican food

.Longest running Sunday Drag

Brunch.(760) 992-5641 350

South Indian Cyn, PS,

Eagle 501 Bar

LEVI/LEATHER bar in the

heart of Arenas, Palm Springs

301 E Arenas Rd , PS

Runway Restaurant & Bar

The valleys premier arts and

entertainment. Featuring

American Casual Dining

Sunshine Cafe

Nearly as perfect as it gets!

Known as a local hole in the

wall with a funky vibe and

fantastic food, frequented by

celebrities, politicians, word

of mouth visitors from around

the world. 36815 Cathedral

Canyon Dr. CC

(760) 328-1415 6:00 am

The Barracks

LEVI/LEATHER No matter

your fetish, if you’re in the

mood for some great cruising

or just listening to some sexy

music while you have a cigar

and conversation at the largest

patio bar in the desert.

67625 E. Palm Canyon Dr. CC

Tool Shed

LEVI/LEATHER In the Warm

Sands District in central Palm

Springs.

600 E Sunny Dunes Rd , PS

(760) 320-3299

10:00 am – 2:00 am

Tryst Bar and Lounge

Eclectic mix of straight and

gays of all ages, AMI Video

More Gay & Gay Friendly

Bars and Restaurants.

Cathedral City

AJ Sports

Roost

Trunks

Studio One 11

Desert Hot Springs

Playoffs Sports Bar

Palm Springs

Toucan’s

Streetbar

Oscar’s

Chill bar

Hunters

Stacy’s

BlackBook

QUADZ

RetroRoom Lounge

Phoenix

Charlie's

Dick's Cabaret

Kobalt Bar

Pat O's

Stacy's

Inland Empire

The Menagerie

VIP

Alibi East

Drinks & Drag at CCBC Jukebox - Pool -Darts- Air Hook-Up

Resort Hotel.68300 Gay Resort Hockey - Giant Jenga.

340 Restaurant & Nightclub

Drive, CC

Everyone is Welcome at Tryst

21+ 188 S Indian Canyon Dr

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The Khoisan people of Botswana share mitochondrial DNA with the last matrilineal

common ancestor of all humans alive today.

Some 22,000 years ago, they were the largest group of humans on earth: the Khoisan, a

tribe of hunter-gatherers in southern Africa.

Today, only about 100,000 Khoisan, who are also known as Bushmen, remain. Stephan

C. Schuster, professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has published

new research about the tribe, many of whom now live in poverty, their cultural traditions

endangered.

Asked on NPR How do the Khoisan maintain their way of living today?

The answer is they don't. We are seeing the end of their culture and their hunter-gatherer

lifestyle, which is being replaced by herding and agriculture.

Read more on NPR The Khoisan Once Were Kings Of The Planet. What Happened?

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Being overweight increases

the risk of high blood pressure.

Studies show that modest weight

loss can prevent hypertension by

20% in overweight people with

prehypertension.

in people with prehypertension than

in those with normal blood pressure.

Healthy tips so you wont fail this

years resolution.

Simple Don't make one. Who put

them self in the position of possible

failure, you probably should get

theropy .

Many Americans have turned to

omega-3 fish oil supplements, which

have benefits for healthy people and

also those with heart disease.

Nearly half of all adults older than

age 18 have prehypertension or

hypertension, as measured by average

of two or more readings at two or

more doctor's visits.

According to the American Heart

Association, 59 million people in the

U.S. have prehypertension. People

with prehypertension may have a

greater risk for other cardiovascular

disease (CVD) risk factors. These risk

factors -- such as high cholesterol,

obesity, and diabetes -- are seen more

Don't call every one to wish them a

happy news year. Every day will be

a new years day until the end of the

year so you got time.

Lose weight by stopping all eating.

Thats a hard one because its success

often kills you. The key is substitution

here. Just substitute every thing

that tastes good for stuff that looks

and tastes really bad and made from

vegetables. Each whatever is about

20 calories per serving. They a high

percentage of water, so you can feel

full from eating them. 20 calories per

serving. They have a lot of potassium

in them, which can help regulate

blood pressure and fluid. Ask your

doctor if vegetables if he says no get a

new doctor. This one is insane.

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AdamsArtExpose’ ART

2019 ART OF NOTE IN THE PALM SPRINGS AREA

The art scene in the Palm Springs area

was dominated early from February to

April by the Desert X Project. Desert

X was a vast art exhibit spread over 55

miles throughout the Coachella Valley.

For those who may have seen the total

exhibition or parts of it, you may have

come away seeing the objectives of the

works of art, or you may not. the theme

of the project was broad attempting

to represent the physical makeup and

the complexities of climate change

on the desert landscape as well as the

heavy footprint of human habitation.

However, the history of the desert is not

represented. The first inhabitants were

of the Native American Agua Caliente

Band of Cahuilla Native Americans.

Their culture and arts are not represented

in the exhibit. The LGBTQ community

was not represented, although Palm

Springs is known to have one third of

it's population LGBTQ. Immigrants are

also a large part of the makeup of the

culture and population of the Coachella

Valley. Their initial entrance to the

Valley largely as illegal immigrants, the

artist Will Boone's display of an entrance

into a claustrophobic tunnel provided an

experiential view of the immigrant story.

Artist Eric Mack created an exhibit at

the Salton Sea consisting of multicolored

fabrics draped over an abandoned gas

station at the entrance to the Salton

Sea area. The exhibit was apparently

vandalized early at the beginning of

the show in February. The apparent

objective of the exhibit was to show the

degradation of the Salton Sea area and

reflect it's earlier more colorful history.

The Palm Springs Art Museum had a

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number of notable exhibits during the

year. The Kinesthesida exhibit displayed

highlights of kinetic art which involves

sculpture, painting, and movement. One

of the artists involved was Cruz-Diez the

work was a use of the space in the museum

as a canvas which was projected various

fluorescent light tubes of blue, green. and

red light to walk into creating an experience

of light transformation with the mixing of

color in light to reflect oranges and violet.

A current exhibit at the Palm Springs Art

Museum titled Touching History Stonewall

50 is open from October of this year

through March of 2020. This exhibit honors

the history and struggles of the LGBTQ

community.

The show features 8 contemporary artists,

photographers, painters,

and, draughtsmen, including a disabled

gay artist, Robert Andy Coombs, who,

in a description of his work, "explores

the intersections between disability

and sexuality, initing male-identified

individuals he meets online to be

photographed with him in scenarios that

range from tender to explicit."

This is a smattering of some of the art that

has been and is still available during 2019

of which we are fortunate to have easily

accessible to us in this community that

respects and invites art and artists from all

areas of the art spectrum of which we can

participate. Next week LBBTQ artist who

have been prominent in 2019

questions, comments, suggestions,

contact - adamsartexpose@gmail.com or

adamsartexpose@desertdailyguide.com

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

LGBT AND LGBT FRIENDLY

RESORTS PALM SPRINGS STYLE

CCBC Resort 760 324-1350 See page 2

68-300 Gay Resort Drive

CCBC is the largest clothing optional Gay

men’s resort in Southern California.

Located just a few minutes from downtown

Palm Springs, Our 3.5 acre fantasy

playground is perfect for weekend getaways

and extended stays.

ccbcresorthotel.com

TRIANGLE INN 760-322-7993

555 E. San Lorenzo Rd

92264 Palm Springs CA

Romantic and relaxing or fun and frisky. At

the Triangle Inn Palm Springs, the choice

is yours. This award-winning, and historic

Palm Springs Resort is a feast for all your

senses, with a special flair for Southern

(California) hospitality. triangle-inn.com

Chaps Inn 760 327-8222 See page 18

Don’t stay where the boys are ….. stay

where the men are! Swim in or laze by

the heated salt water pool, enjoy the spa,

cool misting system and steam room! Play

in the outdoor sling or Saint Andrew’s

cross.

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Chaps Inn is a clothing optional 10 room

resort owned and operated by two British

transplants and life partners, Stuart and Ian.

chapsinn.com

INNdulge 760 327 1408

601 S Grenfall Rd, Palm Springs

Considered one of the best gay hotels and gay

resorts in Palm Springs Located in the heart

of warm sands area and walking distance

to Sunny Dunes gay bars and shopping and

down town. Amenities include free wifi,

daily continental breakfast, evening social

hour, complimentary local gym access, air

conditioning, on-site guest laundry, outdoor

misters and assistance with restaurant and

activity bookings

inndulge.com

ATTRACTIONS/ENTERTAINMENT

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum 760-329-7610

McCallum Adobe 760-323-8297

Ruddy’s General Store Museum 760-327-2156

Indian Canyons 760-323-6018

Palm Springs Aerial Tram 760-325-1449

Palm Springs Air Museum 760-778-6262

Palm Springs Art Museum 760-325-7186

Sunnylands 760-328-2829

Patton Memorial Museum 760-227-3483

Joshua Tree National park 760-367-5500

ADULT BOOK STORE

*Hidden Joy 760 328-1694

ADULT FETISH AND TOYS

*Gear Leather & Fetish 760 322-3363

*Hidden Joy 760 328-1694

ART GALLERY

Sebastian’s Gallery Appraisals - Antiques Fine

Art - Estate sales and liquidation 69930 Hwy

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

111 Rancho Mirage . Nudes | Art 760-202-

0582

ATTORNEYS

*Joseph Rhea legal criminal law human rights

760 322-3001

CONCRETE

GENERAL SERVICES

Patriot Services

LIC General Contactor

Handyman | Flooring | SHOWERS

PLUMBING | ELECTICAL

760-327-9619

Hauling

Red’s Hauling. We remove trash and unwanted

items. Garage clean outs. Call Red at

760-288-6956

SHOPPING

LEATHER GEAR TOYS

*Gear Leather and Fetish 760-322-3363

gearleather.com 650 E. Sunny Dunes

Leather Repair

Off Ramp Leathers 760-778-2798

www.offrampleathers.com New and used

leather and fetish/BSDM gear. Alterations

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

and repairs from saddle-patching or get

measured for a new custom leather outfit

handmade by Paul. Great selection of

consignment items. 650 E. Sunny Dunes

Rd., Unit 3, Palm Springs, CA 92264

PAINTERS

shelters. We're a no-kill nonprofit - with

spay/neuter, pet adoptions, animal welfare.

Tax-deductable Visitors Welcome! OPEN

DAILY 11:00am to 4:00pm CLOSED

WEDNESDAYS. We are NOT licensed to

take animals from the public and rescue

from local shelters only.

54250 KEEN CAMP ROAD MOUNTAIN

CENTER, CA 92561

Mental Health Services.

Cat City Psychotherapy Corp. Mental

Health Services. Individual & Group

therapy. LGBT Affirming. Specializing in

Depression, Anxiety & Trauma. Licensed

Psychologist Mark Charles.

catcitypsc@gmail.com.

www.catcitypsc.com . 760-878-7102.

MATRIMONY SPIRITUALITY

Bloom In the Desert Ministries

760 327-3802

St. Giles 442-282-8333

TRAVEL

Idyllwild

LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Living Free rescues dogs & cats from public

Idyllwild Guest House

Escape desert temperatures for cool

breezes. Visit Idyllwild Guest House

for spectacular sunsets and beautiful

mornings. Relaxing private location

with hot tub and clothing optional sundecks.

Idyllwildgayguesthouse.com

Mark Lonsbury 760-406-9699

Idyllwild Attractions

Idyllwild Nature Center The center provides

an array of environmental education

programs, guided tours, and field study.

trips. 951-659-3850

Idyllwild Park is a popular park measuring

a little over two hundred acres for hiking

rock and rustic camping.

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MOVING HERE?

Gas 800-427-2200

Water 760-323-4971

Electric 800-990-7788

Trash 800-973-3873

Recycling 760-327-1351

Free Trolley Buzz 760 260-8104

GROUPS/ORG/HELP

LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER

760-416-7790 www.thecenterps.org

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 800-

227-2345

AMVETS: 760-324-5670

BLOOM IN THE DESERT MINISTRIES:

760-327-3802

Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services

Rape Crisis Center (760) 568-9071

Democrats of the Desert

desertdemocrats.org

DESERT LEGAL AID: 760-832-9770

DESERT STONEWALL DEMOCRATS:

www.desert-stonewall.org

DESERT WINDS 760 776-2700

FRONTRUNNERS psfr.org

GAY ARTISTS - 760 835-0727

Gay Book Club of PS—write to bookclubofps@yahoo.com

Transgender community transcc.org

PALM SPRINGS GAY MEN’S CHORUS

760-219-2077

PALM SPRINGS LEATHER ORDER OF

THE DESERT 760 272-5553

PALM SPRINGS PRIDE pspride.org

Prime Timers of the Desert 760-424-8014.

NATURIST DAY PASSES

Gay Men CCBC Resort

Family DeAnza Springs Resort Jacumba,

CA, Living Waters, Desert Sun Resort

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Starland Community Desert retreat

STARLANDCOMMUNITY.ORG

Help Verified 2019

AMVETS Express free bus service to Loma

Linda VA(909) 735-5065

If you or someone you know may be

contemplating suicide, call the National

Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-

8255 or text HOME to 741741 to reach the

Crisis Text Line. In emergencies, call 911,

or seek care from a local hospital or mental

health provider.

Riverside County Department of Public

Social Services: Kinship Warmline

Phone: (800) 303-0001 For grand parents

raising grand children

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project 212-549-

2500

Adult Protective Services

Hotline 800 491-7123

The (FCC) reserved the 211 dialing code for

community information and services.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis Hotline

800 243-7692

American Association of Poison Control

Centers (800) 222-1222

Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest

National Network (RAINN)

(800) 656-HOPE

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What anime from the past decade were

your favorites? We have picked our best

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anime some are just listed and some have

some special moments.

Angel Beats

Bakuman offers an interesting perspective

on how manga and their anime are made.

Princess Jellyfish

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

One of the saddest, but also one of the

most moving anime of the last decade.

Fate/Zero a dark, mature tale that doesn’t

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Hunter x Hunter this 2011 remake is

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica dazzlingly

creative and excitingly different from what

you'd expect from a magical girl anime.

Steins;Gate

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Polar Bear Cafe relaxing (and silly) anime

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Psycho-Pass

Sword Art Online

Attack on Titan

Kill la Kill unabashed fan service and

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded

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My Hero Academia

Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World

Yuri on Ice

Gay The challenges and challengers

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Girls' Last Tour

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Made in Abyss Riko, and her mysterious

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NOW ON TO THE NEXT DECADE!

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our loyal customers and our readers.

Our presence is as always your protection.

Corporations often act like gangs and

decided our ads are too salacious for their

customers, even the gay ones. Others

jumped on that bandwagon and kept telling

our customers they must switch to them

to survive. But they themselves did not

survive.

We did not alter what's acceptable by their

heterosexual Christian ethics. "Delete the

small business and the massage ads", they

would say.

But when a person's rights are ignored or

does a bad thing, even if we love them,

we will address it. It is important to

remember that many of our local groups

and organizations that were founded and

nurtured by us and all our publications.

Gay publications are like the canary in the

mines. We provide publicity and help the

LGBT traveler. Sure, the living was easy

until the Internet hit. But I was programing

the first search engine, working with

science and data regulators like Experian

and the FDA, This helped us navigate and

explain the future to our readers and our

advertisers. Building regulation compliance

is now the future and we are in print and on

line. To stay. Because we made the changes

necessary to survive a changing world.

But our biggest contribution can be seen

in our numbers, with 6k average readers

per month and we continue weekly sell out

of our print version. Yes, we put some hot

asses into great seats but we also protect

those asses and their seats by keeping our

prices reasonable. And that helps us grow

as a community because people grasps for

stars when they are on stable footing. Now

there is a place they can still call when the

others stop listening.

Not just the DDG, but all the spokes in the

wheel of gay life, love, and entertainment.

My goal, as many know, was always

covering daily LGBT life from cradle to

grave. Lots of people will laugh this off, but

it's a fact and I can prove it here.

Fighting Oppression: One cannot judge the

damage of oppression by the bad actions

of the oppressed. This resides solely on the

oppressors. The oppressor may be acting for

fun but the oppressed are acting for their

existence.

Back in the day, gays worried often of

being victimized by a gay bashing or

outing. Even its conviction could be

based on suspicion, as we all know its

punishment was swift and cruel. Gays,

like other minorities, were so terrified of

it they would rather be beaten to death

than outed. But then a miracle happened.

We became a protected class because we

got a voice. That voice came only from the

LGBT community. But nearly every night,

extortion dried up and we began to rise

swiftly and contribute to society as normal

humans.

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Mental Health: We have many types,

from the extraordinarily damaged, some

enormously gifted but most with a sense

of equality thats is gifted automatically.

Many white or affluent are able to help

themselves freely to earth's bounty. But

unlike the others, we extended to all people

rich or poor, those with a booming voice

or those with a quiet touch. From those

who like a quite bar, to the ones that enjoy

the sexuality of a charged night of sexual

freedom or want to dress their own way. If

you are bothered by that, we will feel free

to set you correct. I wanted to say straight

but in this new decade "straight" no longer

seems appropriate.

HUMAN FUCKING RIGHTS: In my opinion,

this is the last frontier to be conquered.

The question of our very democracy is

in play in this election. We are a nation

divided and on the verge of civil war. One

side armed and sufficiently delusional to

think violence is a viable solution. It is

grown to its highest level since the civil war,

but we have been here many times since.

Human Rights is really the heart of the

issues. We cannot continue to have the life

we want if we turn our backs on those in

need.

What makes it more scary is that this is

the first time in the history of man that the

oppressed has a nearly equal voice. We are

just beginning to see that and we have the

right tools to break the yoke of oppression.

The UN;s meesage this year was a warning

and a call for more justice. The current

administration has put justice and rights

into a slave auction. They no longer have

our back, just a body of scolder's, but

seeking our help to give them the power to

help us.

Secretary-General António Guterres said

in his New Year’s message that “we cannot

afford to be the generation that fiddled

while the planet burned”.

But “there is also hope”, he continued,

paying tribute to the power of youth

around the planet.

The United Nations stands with you, and

belongs to you – UN Secretary-General

“From climate action to gender equality

to social justice and human rights, your

generation is on the front-lines and in the

headlines”, he said. “I am inspired by your

passion and determination”.

Noting that young people are “rightly

demanding a role in shaping the future”, he

said: “I am with you”.

“The United Nations stands with you – and

belongs to you” spelled out the Secretary-

General.

They are launching a Decade of Action

for the Sustainable Development Goals

(SDGs).

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prisoners in private, for-profit prisons and

immigrant detention centers starting in

2028. Starting on Jan. 1, 2020, the state

cannot renew contracts with private prison

AB 602 - Deepfake porn lawsuits

The law requires consent from a person

before their likeness can be digitally

reproduced in porn.

SB 419 - School suspension

The law prohibits schools, including charter

schools, from suspending students for

willful defiance.

SB 354 - Grants for Dreamers for graduate

programs

The law expands the DREAM Loan

Program. Now, Dreamers, undocumented

youth who were brought to the U.S. as

children, enrolled in programs for a

professional or graduate degree at a public

university can apply for state-funded

grants.

AB 1482 - Rent Cap

The law caps rent increases at 5% each year

plus inflation for the next decade. The cap

does not apply to property built within the

last 15 years. It also requires landlords to

provide just cause for evictions.

SB 652 - Display of religious items

The law prohibits property owners from

stopping the display of religious items on a

door or door frame of a dwelling.

CALIFORNIA LAWS

AB 539 - Interest rate cap

The law caps interest rates at 36% above the

U.S. Federal Reserve's main interest rate on

loans between $2,500 and $10,000. It aims

to prevent predatory lending practices.

AB 577 - Maternal mental health care

coverage

The law expands coverage for maternal

mental health from 60 days to one year for

Medi-Cal patients.

SB 167 - Public safety shutoffs: requires

utilities like SDG&E to create plans to

mitigate impacts of public safety shutoffs

to those with disabilities requiring special

energy needs and allow those companies

to provide backup resources or financial

assistance for resources to those customers.

SB 245 Vet adoption: Adoption fees for

military veterans will be waived under.

Under the law, shelters will confirm a

veteran's eligibility using California's

current "veteran" driver's license

designation.

AB 164 , anyone prohibited from buying a

firearm in another state will not be allowed

to purchase a firearm in California.

California will be the first state to

offer Medicaid coverage for

low-income adults 19 to 25 years old

regardless of immigration status

under SB 104

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