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June

PALM SPRINGS

COACHELLA VALLEY

PRESERVING GAY HISTORY SINCE 1994

Vote 4 Biden, get Jill!

Happy Pride Month!

Juneteenth!

Holocaust Memorial Exhibit!

Remembering Irene Soderberg

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Welcome Back!

We are open Thurs - Sun 4 pm to 8 pm

for dine-in, patio, online pick-up + delivery!!

We missed you!

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COVER

We remember Irene Soderberg, see page 30'

Cover image official portrait of Vice President

Joe Biden (Official White House Photo by David

Lienemann). Also Second Lady of the United

States, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President of the

United States Joe Biden Ralph Alswang, Office

of the Vice President of the United States.

Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and

nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day,

Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an

American holiday celebrated annually on June

19. It's when Union General Gordon Granger

read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all

previously enslaved people in Texas were free.

Covid 19 Update

City, state federal and CDC and cdph.ca.gov

are the main sources for information. While we

begin the process of safe opening, the DDG is

ready to resume print production.

NOTE: Many Businesses are opening. We stand

ready to support them and hope for a safe,

speedy recovery. Some locations may be open

with different hours, so call first. Remember

hearts and prayers are great but brother can

spare some extra change.

PLEASE TIP GENEROUSLY!

The DDG also continues to support our

community by offering 30 days free!

Please us email for details.

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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

Drinks & Drag at CCBC

Resort Hotel.68300 Gay Resort

Drive, CC

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

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

Jukebox - Pool -Darts- Air

Hockey - Giant Jenga.

Everyone is Welcome at Tryst

21+ 188 S Indian Canyon Dr

Palm Springs, CA

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340 Restaurant & Nightclub

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EDITORIAL

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, Vic Gerami

Contributing Photographers:

Marko Russell, David Stanfield

National Ad Representatives

Rivendell Media (212) 242-6863

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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. © 2020

DDG Media Group , All Rights

Reserved.

will@desertdailyguide.com

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SUMMER 2020

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16 Cultural Exhibit

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In a 6-to-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme

Court ruled that transgender people

are protected from employment

discrimination under Title VII of the Civil

Rights Act of 1964, And a stunning 5-to-4

DACA victory!

A significant win for the LGBT community,

because its not really just jobs we are

protecting. It will bring many of the other

changes necessary for LGBT rights. Not

being fired will allow more people in the

workforce that will stand up against work

place discrimination. For DACA recipient it

means more time to fight. Voting Blue may

be the clue!

Here are some opening business

guidelines but it is always good idea

to call first. **Please note that due to

COVID-19, all events are subject to change

as per Federal, State & County

mandates & recommendations.

Pinocchio in the Desert

SAFETY FIRST! We re-opened

PINOCCHIO'S in the Desert on Memorial

Day. We think our restaurant has gone

'above and beyond' the safety requirements

called for to keep both our customers

and our staff as safe as possible. We take

and check temperatures at the door -

both customers and staff. Face masks are

required to enter - they can be removed to

eat and drink while you are seated, but face

masks must be put on if you are moving

around or standing. Tables are sanitized

after each use, special WALL DIVIDER

BUSINESS NEWS

SNEEZE GUARDS are situated between

tables and a sneeze guard shield is also

around the bar, hand sanitizer stations

are available throughout the restaurant.

We sanitize everywhere on a continual

basis. It’s a lot of work and we appreciate

your cooperation. A HUGE ‘THANK

YOU’ to all of our awesome customers

who are doing their part to help keep the

restaurant safe for everyone to enjoy. And

of course BRAVO to the best staff in the

world! #SafetyFirst #PinocchiosintheDesert

#DineSafely

Tool Shed

We are pleased to announce Tool Shed

will be reopening this Friday June 12th at

10:00AM in accordance with all local, state,

county, and regional guidelines.

Now as always, your enjoyment,

entertainment and safety are most

important to us. In this time off we have

remodeled, refurbished and redesigned

Tool Shed inside and out to meet or exceed

current health standards.

Sanitizer stations, temperatures and

disposable masks are just the beginning.

We have replaced, upgraded and expanded

our ventilation and cooling systems, and

we have installed custom molded clear

plexiglass barriers surrounding the entire

bar. Our occupancy has been adjusted, new

tables and chairs layout, and retrained our

entire staff on how to best serve your needs.

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RENT CONTROL

Form a Tenants' Union!

What is a Tenants' Union?

Tenants' unions are building, neighborhood

or city-based organizations made up of and

led by renters themselves to fight for our

collective interests and rights.

for all and tenant and community control

of our housing and land.

Why form a Tenants Union? - Because you

can win!

(Organizing committee with the Concord

Tenants Union)

Building-based tenants unions are generally

made up of tenants who live in the

same building and/or have the same landlord.

Neighborhood and city-based tenant

unions are networks of tenants who often

have similar issues and stand in solidarity

with each other, but may live in different

buildings or have different landlords.

Everyone is talking about passing rent

control and eviction protections, but where

do you start? How do we build enough

power to stay in our homes, communities

and thrive?! We do this by organizing. We

must organize because overcoming fear and

isolation is impossible to do on our own.

We organize because we seek to transform

people's fear and isolation into dignity and

solidarity both in your home, community

and on a statewide level. Organizing isn’t

just sending out an email or creating a social

media page, although those will likely

be steps that you take. The organization of

tenant unions are the building blocks to

our translocal, statewide, and international

movement.

Tenants Together/Homes For All tenant

unions share a common vision and principles

(see bottom), and unite with other

tenant unions across our cities, states and

country to build a movement of millions

that is powerful enough to win rent control

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VIC GERAMI

10 QUESTIONS WITH VIC GERAMI: JOURNALIST,

COLUMNIST,

AND HOST OF THE BLUNT POST with VIC on KPFK

90.7 FM

By Will Paige

I’m work in Progress in a type-A and

workaholic way, persistent, and live with the

philosophy that, ‘you can not think yourself

into right action, you can only act yourself into

right thinking.’

How did your column ’10 Questions with Vic’

come about?

For this special issue, we turned the tables on

our columnist and contributor Vic Gerami.

Desert Daily Guide is the exclusive publisher

of Vic’s internationally syndicated celebrity

Q&A column, ’10 Questions with Vic (10Q).’

He is also a regular contributor to DDG his

prime-time national breaking and headline

news show, THE BLUNT POST with VIC on

Independent Radio KPFK, part of Pacifica

Network, reaches over 11 million households

in Southern CA. It airs on Mondays, at 7:00

a.m. (PST) on KPFK 90.7 FM.

We used the same format as Vic’s column and

asked him 10 questions about his celebrity

interviews for 10Q and interviewing members

of Congress weekly on his radio show.

A few years ago, a friend was starting a new

publication in West Hollywood and needed

help. He was a one-man operation and could

use some content. For a long time, I had an

idea to start a celebrity Q&A column, so I

offered to start the column in his publication

which does not own anymore.

How did you go about getting celebrities to

interview?

I started with a few celebs that I knew but ran

out of them quickly. It is a lot of work landing

an interview every week. So, I started to

contact publicists, but a lot of my emails were

unanswered, or my request was declined at

first. The industry is used to being approached

by recognizable names like Variety, Hollywood

Reporter, and Deadline. I had to work threetimes

harder to build credibility and gain the

trust of top publicists.

Modesty aside, how would you describe

yourself?

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As my column started to get syndicated around

the country and eventually in Great Britain and

Canada, interest started to grow. I started to

receive fewer rejections and more interviews.

Name a celeb who was a great interview.

That is a tough one because so far, I have

thoroughly enjoyed every single one of them.

But Paula Abdul and Kathy Griffin stand

out. Paula stands out because she gave me

an interview at a time when she was busy

rehearsing for her show all day. She called me

from the rehearsals. I expected her to have only

fifteen minutes for which I would have been

grateful. Minutes into the interview, we were

talking as if we had been best friends forever.

We bonded over having grown up in the valley

and next thing I know, we were on the phone

for almost an hour. Paula is very down to earth

and a sweetheart.

I had met Kathy at parties and fundraisers

several times, aside from seeing her live shows.

She was hilarious throughout the interview, but

her answer to my last question had me rolling.

I always ask celebs the same last question,

‘Tell me a secret-make it a good one.’ Kathy’s

answer was about Cher. She said that during

the period when she received backlash over her

Trump photo, she was getting death threats,

and her show was being canceled, she had a

text chat with Cher. At one point, Cher texted

her, ‘Well, you wanted to be famous bitch.’

You have a hit primetime show on

Independent Radio KPFK 90.7 FM. How did the

show come about and what is it about?

I had done special programs for KPFK in the

past, including co-producing KPFK’s Pride

marathon for the last two years, so they knew

my work and style. Last December, I landed an

interview with Marianne Williamson while she

was still a Presidential candidate for KPFK’s

Holiday show. That lead me to develop THE

BLUNT POST with VIC (TBPV), which is an

extension of my web magazine, The Blunt Post.

I cover national breaking and headline

news, offer analysis and commentary, and

interview high-profile public figures. A few

of my recent guests include Congressman

Adam Schiff, Congressman Tony Cardenas,

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and

Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congressman Jim

Costa, Congresswoman Norma Torres, and

Congresswoman Grace Napolitano.

I also feature a philanthropic organization,

a cause, or charity on every show, read an

inspiring quote, and do my namesake segment,

‘Let’s Get Blunt.’ I discuss a current issue in a

direct, no-holds-barred, and blunt way.

How is it getting interviews with some of the

most high-profile members of Congress?

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CULTURAL EXHIBIT

The DDG has obtained exclusive rights to reprint Do You Remember, When

from Permissions Team Office of General Counsel

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

www.ushmm.org

NEVER AGAIN: WHAT YOU DO MATTERS

The Campaign for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

What was it like to live as a young Jew in Berlin during the Nazi deportations? This

exhibition details the life of Manfred Lewin, a young Jew who was active in one of

Berlin’s Zionist youth groups until his deportation to and murder in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Manfred recorded these turbulent times in a small, hand-made book that he gave to his

Jewish friend and gay companion, Gad Beck. Mr. Beck, a Holocaust survivor who again

lives in Berlin, donated the booklet to the Museum in December 1999. The exhibition

centers around the 17-page artifact, which illustrates the daily life of the two friends, their

youth group, and the culture in which they lived.

To understand why Manfred Lewin, a young Jew in Nazi Berlin, wrote this book in 1941

for his friend Gad Beck—to understand why Gad, 19 and Jewish, risked his life attempting

to save Manfred from deportation—read these words from the play that brought them

together. German writer Friedrich von Schiller’s Don Carlos: No Matter what you plan on

doing, will you promise to undertake no act without your friend? Will you make me this

promise? Friendship, valor, and the fight for freedom were the ideals of this 18th-century

German drama. In 1941, Gad and Manfred played the starring roles in their Jewish youth

group’s reading of the play.

Special thanks to Gad Beck and Jizchak Schwersenz.

Thanks to Carol Brown Janeway for her translation of the German text, and to the Zemer

Chai Choir for the performance of the song “Ba'a menucha layageya.”

Thanks also to:

Beate Kosmala, Zentrum für Antisemitismus-Forschung Berlin

Philipp Reclam jun. Verlag

Friedrich Veitl, Metropol Verlag, Wichern Verlag

Christine Zahn, Jüdisches Museum Berlin

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Manfred Lewin was born on September 8,

1922, in Berlin where he lived with his parents

and four siblings in the predominantly Jewish

section of the city. The family lived in poverty

in three little rooms not far from the Beck

house at Dragoner Strasse 43. Manfred’s

father was a barber and his mother Jenny, a

former secretary, took care of the family. She

often had to find other sources of food to

supplement the family’s insufficient Jewish

food ration cards.

Gad Beck was born on June 30, 1923, together

with his twin sister Miriam. Gad’s mother

Hedwig came from a Protestant family, but

converted to Judaism before the marriage

with Heinrich Beck in 1920. The children

were raised according to Jewish traditions,

supported by the Christian relatives. In

1934 Gad changed to the Jewish school

in the Grosse Hamburger Strasse. In 1939

his parents were forced to move into the

predominantly Jewish section of Berlin. They

could no longer afford the school fees; Gad

started to work as an apprentice.

Book Translation: Do you remember, when

Cover to the small, hand-made book that Manfred

Lewin gave to his Jewish friend and gay companion,

Gad Beck

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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

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

TRIANGLE INN 760-322-7993

555 E. San Lorenzo Rd

CCBC Resort

92264 Palm Springs CA

Romantic and relaxing or fun and frisky. At

the Triangle Inn Palm Springs, the choice

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JUNETEENTH

Juneteenth is a celebration "1862,

President Abraham Lincoln signed the

preliminary draft of the Emancipation

Proclamation, which covered only the

Confederate states. As Union troops retook

territory, they emancipated enslaved people

living there. Orders issued on Juneteenth

applied only to Texas. Slavery didn’t end

in states like Kentucky and Delaware,

which hadn’t seceded and therefore weren’t

covered by Lincoln’s proclamation, until

Dec. 18, 1865, when the 13th Amendment

was adopted."

Announcing Emancipation

freedom to slaves!

This notice was intended to inform Texans

that, in accordance with a proclamation

from the Executive of the United States, “all

slaves are free.” This involves an absolute

equality of personal rights and rights of

property between former masters and

slaves, and the connection heretofore

existing between them becomes that

between employer and hired labor.

Today Celebrating Juneteenth gives Black

Lives Matter an opportunity to reflect

remember the ways freedom has always

been circumscribed for people of color

and it serves as motivation to press for

continual emancipation from all forms of

slavery.

The DDG supports #BlackLivesMatter

founded in 2013 in response to the

acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer.

Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a

global organization in the US, UK, and

Canada, whose mission is to eradicate

white supremacy and build local power

to intervene in violence inflicted on Black

communities by the state and vigilantes. By

combating and countering acts of violence,

creating space for Black imagination and

innovation, and centering Black joy, we are

winning immediate improvements in our

lives.

Visit blacklivesmatter.com for more details.

BLM’s

#WhatMatters2020 is a campaign

aimed to maximize the impact of the

BLM movement by galvanizing BLM

supporters and allies to the polls in the

2020 U.S Presidential Election to build

collective power and ensure candidates

are transparent and held accountable

for the issues that systematically and

disproportionately impact Black and

under-served communities across the

nation.

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Irene Soderberg

The DDG was saddened to learn of the passing of a beloved

local performer, Irene Soderberg, on Sunday May 31st, Irene

has often been on the cover of local LGBT guides including

the DDG.

A GoFundMe to help with a Memorial and a musical

CELEBRATION OF IRENE'S LIFE (Irene style!) in West

Hollywood, CA

GoFundMe.com/memorial-fund-for-irene-soderberg

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Next Mass March 22 at 5pm.

Call or 442-282-8333 or visit stgilesaltadena.org for more details.

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AdamsArtExpose’ ART

THE ART OF FILLING GAY TIME DURING THE EPIDEMIC

The conflicting reports coming from

the White House and medical experts

continue to leave us in limbo regarding

reliable information on this Pandemic.

Sheltering in place can get to be

extremely boring but necessary for not

those of us not employed in one of the

essential services. Being exposed to the

virus and exposing others if you may

have it and not realize that you do is

not a risk worth taking.

Finding interesting and productive

activities to occupy shelter in place time

can be tedious. For those interested

in the arts, both local and national

galleries are going online to give

virtual tours of current exhibitions and

background information on the artists.

Regarding specific gay interest, areas

ASK ANY BUDDY is a virtual photo

album that as put together fragments

from over 125 movies creating a wide

variety of rare footage from the 60s,

70s, and 80s. It is a compilation of

film shots of dozens of legendary, but

real cruising areas, and general social

spaces, that have since disappeared. It

is humorous and sexy documentation

of gay life following the Stonewall Riots

at least how it is depicted in the moves.

AdamsArtExpose’

https://www.youtube.com/

watch?v=IWGHcIlulzO&t=12s

An informative and insightful video

about the PEIR KIDS, a group of gay/

black/&trans homeless youth that hang

out at Christopher Street Pier in New

York City. Rated as the best and most

informative about the issues that gay

black and trans youth face.

https://www.youtube.

com/watach?v=5YL1-

Fmy3SA&feature=youtu.be

Considering more contemporary

and international films about gay

life, "Queer Japan" looks at the

LGBTQ community in that country

in Tokyo and other cities in Japan. It

demonstrates that gay liberation has

become more global than what might

be current thinking. This film shows

how everyday people are daring to live

their lives and defy the norms of gender

and sexual identity in unconventional

ways. One of the artists featured is

the most influential manga artist,

Gengoroh Tagame, who has created

numerous explicitly erotic drawings

and paintings of gay life in Japan. This

engrossing documentary is directed by,

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Graham Kolbeins, Produced by HiromiIida

and Co-written by Anne Ishii. has English

subtitles.

This film can be viewed free through IMBd

TV.

These are a few alternative ways to pass

time getting through the pandemic. Enjoy,

stay well and share other ideas you have for

sheltering in place.

Questions, comments, suggestions,

contact - adamsartexpose@gmail.com or

adamsartexpose@desertdailyguide.com

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Believe it or not, it is easier than getting top

celebrities. KPFK, part of Pacifica Network,

is the longest-running public radio in the

country, since 1949. It has the strongest signal

west of the Mississippi and reaches over 11

million households. Politicians know what

that means in terms of reaching voters. KPFK’s

listeners are generally progressive, sociopolitically

astute, and well educated. I only

interview elected officials who I respect and

try to keep the conversation about pressing

matters, their accomplishments, and initiatives,

and offer solutions rather than being stuck in

the problem.

Who are a few people that you would like to

interview that you have not done so yet?

My wish-list is long for both my column

and my show. A few that come to mind

are President Obama, Governor Newsom,

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,

Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Madonna,

Kim Kardashian, and most of all- Olivia de

Havilland.

marathon for the 3 rd year sometime in June. So,

stay tuned for details.

Tell me a secret-make it a good one.

I am very unfiltered and live my life on my

sleeve, so I do not have many secrets, but I

will do my best. I knew that a Presidential

candidate was going to suspend their campaign

long before it was announced, but they asked

me to keep it a secret.

For The Blunt Post, please visit TheBluntPost.

com

For THE BLUNT POST with VIC, please visit

TheBluntPostWithVic.com

For TOP 100 LGBTQ-Friendly Companies,

Businesses, and Organizations, please visit

Top100LGBTQ.com

What are a few of your favorite charities and

other non-profit organizations?

There are so many that I do not know where

to start. Point Foundation, Being Alive, APLA

Health, TransLatin@ Coalition, ACLU, Feeding

America, Journalists without Borders, and

Doctors without Borders.

Do you have any new projects coming up?

I launched the Top100LGBTQ.com to feature

100 LGBTQ-friendly companies, businesses,

and organizations. I am excited about that.

I am also producing KPFK’s special Pride

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Considered one of the best gay hotels

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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

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Cabot’s Pueblo Museum 760-329-7610

McCallum Adobe 760-323-8297

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 FETISH AND TOYS

*Gear Leather & Fetish 760 322-3363

ATTORNEYS

*Joseph Rhea legal criminal law human

rights 760 322-3001

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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

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

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

PAINTERS

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TRAVEL

Idyllwild

LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Living Free rescues dogs & cats from public

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.

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

MATRIMONY SPIRITUALITY

Bloom In the Desert Ministries

760 327-3802

St. Giles 442-282-8333

Idyllwild Nature Center The center provides

an array of environmental education

programs, guided tours, and field study.

trips. 951-659-3850

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MOVING HERE?

Starland Community Desert retreat

Gas 800-427-2200

STARLANDCOMMUNITY.ORG

Water 760-323-4971

Electric 800-990-7788

Help Verified 2020

Trash 800-973-3873

Recycling 760-327-1351

AMVETS Express free bus service to Loma

Free Trolley Buzz 760 260-8104

Linda VA(909) 735-5065

GROUPS/ORG/HELP

CDC

LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER

If you or someone you know may be

760-416-7790 www.thecenterps.org contemplating suicide, call the National

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 800- Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-

227-2345

8255 or text HOME to 741741 to reach the

AMVETS: 760-324-5670

Crisis Text Line. In emergencies, call 911,

BLOOM IN THE DESERT MINISTRIES: or seek care from a local hospital or mental

760-327-3802

health provider.

Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services Riverside County Department of Public

Rape Crisis Center (760) 568-9071

Social Services: Kinship Warmline

Democrats of the Desert

Phone: (800) 303-0001 For grand parents

desertdemocrats.org

raising grand children

DESERT LEGAL AID: 760-832-9770 ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project 212-549-

DESERT STONEWALL DEMOCRATS: 2500

www.desert-stonewall.org

Adult Protective Services

DESERT WINDS 760 776-2700

Hotline 800 491-7123

FRONTRUNNERS psfr.org

The (FCC) reserved the 211 dialing code for

GAY ARTISTS - 760 835-0727

community information and services.

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

800 243-7692

Gay Men’s Health Crisis Hotline

Transgender community transcc.org

American Association of Poison Control

PALM SPRINGS GAY MEN’S CHORUS Centers (800) 222-1222

760-219-2077

Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest

PALM SPRINGS LEATHER ORDER OF National Network (RAINN)

THE DESERT 760 272-5553

(800) 656-HOPE

PALM SPRINGS PRIDE pspride.org

Prime Timers of the Desert 760-424-8014.

Don't blow up your weekend!

NATURIST DAY PASSES

BEFORE YOU DIG...Call 811 at least a few

Gay Men CCBC Resort

days before you start any digging project.

Family DeAnza Springs Resort Jacumba,

befor you DIY or hire a professional.

CA, Living Waters, Desert Sun Resort

CALL TO ADD YOUR LISTING TODAY

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BUSINESS NEWS

We hope to see you this Friday but

understand if you want to wait a little while.

You may not be ready to come out yet, and

that's okay.

When you are here, we are here for you and

ready to serve you.

Thank you for all your support and

patronage.

Tool Shed Owner, Manager and Staff

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

June 8 at 4:12 PM ·

SUMMER HOURS:

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday- Sunday: 4-9PM

Eagle 501 Bar & Barracks

Thank you to Randy Carmenaty, Dave

Flint and to all our hardworking staff for

making our first week back a success! I am

so grateful to each of you for your diligence

and tenacity in making sure that Eagle

501 Bar maintains our commitment to

keeping a safe and respectful space for our

employees and patrons.

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can share their space before entering if you

don't know them. RESPECT...that is key

here. Respect yourself, your friends, our

employees and those you interact with. If

you exhibit any symptoms, stay home and

get well; we will not permit entrance for

the health and safety of our employees and

guests.

At Eagle 501 Bar, we Respect you, we

Love you, and we WILL get through this

together. BE YOU!

Sunshine Cafe

May 27 at 8:38 AM ·

We're so excited to finally say our dine-in

is open again! Come by and have all your

favorites!

The LGBT Community Center of the Desert

Hi folks! To understand some of the

changes and the impact of COVID-19,

HARC, Inc. launched a COVID-19 Needs

Assessment Survey to inform the needs of

the Coachella Valley. Questions will include

the topical areas of basic demographics,

symptoms, shelter-in-place and social

distancing behaviors, employment and

financial needs, mental health, and

resources utilized during the pandemic.

If you still feel it's not time for you to

come out for health safety reasons, we

truly respect your right to do what is best

for you. To everyone who is interested in The survey is online, available in English &

coming out to connect with others again, Spanish, 100% anonymous, takes about 10

please know we are grateful for your minutes, and four lucky winners will get a

patronage and we are committed to doing $100 Visa card

our part to keep you safer by requiring English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/

masks be worn at all times when you are CV-COVID-19

away from your designated safe zone or Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/

table or when you are interacting with our CV-COVID-19-Spanish

staff. Maintain your personal space and

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PART

Two

Reprint by permission

by Office of

General Counsel

United States Holocaust

Memorial Museum

all right reserved.

www.ushmm.org

Page Translation:

Translation: ... How could anyone bring us someone like this? We

asked ourselves in fits of laughter.

When Gad joined the He-halutz youth group in 1940, its members

immediately thought of the 19-year-old lover of city life and cafes as

too 'bourgeois.' The other members, including Manfred, preferred

typical youth group outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and

sports.

Gad might not have joined such a group if it weren't for the political

situation. Having been excluded from German mainstream life since

the Nuremberg racial laws were passed in 1935. Gad and many other

German Jews turned to their own cultural and religious groups.

Zionist youth groups such as Gad and Manfred's He-halutz group

prepared their members for emigration to Palestine and created a

strong sense of community.

"TOO BOURGEOIS"

Interview with Gad Beck

“For them I was a boy from outside. Why? I was visiting theaters, I

was dancing, even ballet dancing. For such a group of pioneers it was

impossible to believe this. Just in such a situation, political situation...

I had never been in such a group, if there was not Hitler, this is clear.

But I had no other way, I had to come with other people together,

with these Jewish people together and the Zionist Jewish people

together. ... I was coming from another world, I was coming more

from the world from theater, from culture, from [sigh].”

Photo

A police raid in the Scheunenviertel, the Jewish quarter of Berlin.

The Jewish residents of an apartment house are being searched for

weapons and forced to produce identification papers.

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GAYDGETS & THREADS

ADRIAN’S PICKS FOR THE MAN THAT

NEEDS EVERYTHING.

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#1 Batman Pride 2020

Rainbow Pop!

#2 Hello Kitty Pride 2020

Rainbow Pop!

#3 SpongeBob SquarePants

Pride 2020 Rainbow Pop!

$11.99 (Each)

Entertainmentearth.com

Funko Supports Pride!

Our FUNKO PRIDE POP! collection

is a celebration of inclusivity and

acceptance. Funko supports the

LGBTQ+ community and rejects

intolerance and discrimination. At

Funko, FUN is for EVERYONE! A

donation from Funko has also been

made to the It Gets Better Project, an

organization that uplifts, empowers,

and connects LGBTQ+ youth

around the globe, in support of this

program. The It Gets Better Project

inspires people to share their stories

and remind the next generation of

LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there,

and it will get better.

IMAGE OF THE WEEK.... Adrian at the Crunchyroll Expo San Jose

Show your support and pride

with these special edition rainbow

collectibles: Pop! Batman, Pop! Hello

Kitty, Pop! SpongeBob.

We would like to thank our licensing

partners, Nickelodeon-Viacom,

Sanrio, and Warner Bros. Consumer

Products on behalf of DC for their

partnership and support in the

development of the first Funko Pride

collection.

Adrian travels the globe looking for the coolest trends in fashion and toys.

If you would like to have your product featured in this column send a note

to: adrian@desertdailyguide.com

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