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PRESERVING GAY HISTORY SINCE 1994
Vote 4 Biden, get Jill!
Happy Pride Month!
Holocaust Memorial Exhibit!
Remembering Irene Soderberg
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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!
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Bars & Restaurants
Pinocchio In the Desert
Palm Springs breakfast and
lunch bistro restaurant with a
warm and welcoming, lively
fun European Atmosphere.
134 East Tahquitz Canyon
Rio Azul - Mexican Style Rest.
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
American Casual Dining
Drinks & Drag at CCBC
Resort Hotel.68300 Gay Resort
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
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
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
LEVI/LEATHER In the Warm
Sands District in central Palm
600 E Sunny Dunes Rd , PS
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
More Gay & Gay Friendly
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Playoffs Sports Bar
340 Restaurant & Nightclub
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EDITOR: Will Paige
Contributing Writers: Will
Paige, Adrian Ayala
Adam’s art, Vic Gerami
Marko Russell, David Stanfield
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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
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
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
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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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
(Organizing committee with the Concord
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
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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10 QUESTIONS WITH VIC GERAMI: JOURNALIST,
AND HOST OF THE BLUNT POST with VIC on KPFK
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
How did your column ’10 Questions with Vic’
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
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
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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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The DDG has obtained exclusive rights to reprint Do You Remember, When
from Permissions Team Office of General Counsel
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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,
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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.
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
92264 Palm Springs CA
Romantic and relaxing or fun and frisky. At
the Triangle Inn Palm Springs, the choice
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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
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
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
Visit blacklivesmatter.com for more details.
#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
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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
A GoFundMe to help with a Memorial and a musical
CELEBRATION OF IRENE'S LIFE (Irene style!) in West
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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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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.
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.
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
This film can be viewed free through IMBd
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 - email@example.com or
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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
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
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.
For THE BLUNT POST with VIC, please visit
For TOP 100 LGBTQ-Friendly Companies,
Businesses, and Organizations, please visit
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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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
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
Patton Memorial Museum 760-227-3483
Joshua Tree National park 760-367-5500
ADULT FETISH AND TOYS
*Gear Leather & Fetish 760 322-3363
*Joseph Rhea legal criminal law human
rights 760 322-3001
LIC General Contactor
Handyman | Flooring | SHOWERS
PLUMBING | ELECTICAL
Red’s Hauling. We remove trash and unwanted
items. Garage clean outs. Call Red
LEATHER GEAR TOYS
*Gear Leather and Fetish 760-322-3363
gearleather.com 650 E. Sunny Dunes
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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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.
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.
Mark Lonsbury 760-406-9699
Bloom In the Desert Ministries
St. Giles 442-282-8333
Idyllwild Nature Center The center provides
an array of environmental education
programs, guided tours, and field study.
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Starland Community Desert retreat
Help Verified 2020
AMVETS Express free bus service to Loma
Free Trolley Buzz 760 260-8104
Linda VA(909) 735-5065
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-
8255 or text HOME to 741741 to reach the
Crisis Text Line. In emergencies, call 911,
BLOOM IN THE DESERT MINISTRIES: or seek care from a local hospital or mental
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
raising grand children
DESERT LEGAL AID: 760-832-9770 ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project 212-549-
DESERT STONEWALL DEMOCRATS: 2500
Adult Protective Services
DESERT WINDS 760 776-2700
Hotline 800 491-7123
The (FCC) reserved the 211 dialing code for
GAY ARTISTS - 760 835-0727
community information and services.
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Transgender community transcc.org
American Association of Poison Control
PALM SPRINGS GAY MEN’S CHORUS Centers (800) 222-1222
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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
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ready to serve you.
Thank you for all your support and
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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
At Eagle 501 Bar, we Respect you, we
Love you, and we WILL get through this
together. BE YOU!
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
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
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Reprint by permission
by Office of
United States Holocaust
all right reserved.
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
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.
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].”
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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ADRIAN’S PICKS FOR THE MAN THAT
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#1 Batman Pride 2020
#2 Hello Kitty Pride 2020
#3 SpongeBob SquarePants
Pride 2020 Rainbow Pop!
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
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Kitty, Pop! SpongeBob.
We would like to thank our licensing
Sanrio, and Warner Bros. Consumer
Products on behalf of DC for their
partnership and support in the
development of the first Funko Pride
Adrian travels the globe looking for the coolest trends in fashion and toys.
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