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August, 2022 Serving Cathedral City | Coachella | Desert Hot Springs

Indian Wells | Indio | La Quinta | Palm Desert | Palm Springs | Rancho Mirage

PALM SPRINGS


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REPORTER: Adam

EMAIL: adamsart@desertdailyguide.com

ADAMSARTEXPOSE’

PUBLIC MEMORIAL ART OR

HONORING THE LEGACY OF A

CONTROVERSIAL MAYOR

The removal of the Frank Bogert statue

in front of the Palm Springs City hall

stirred a protest of activist critics from

some residents over the past two years.

A protest group representing the people

and families of the Section 14 incident

that occurred in the 1960s in Palm

Springs.

This controversy mirrors others across

the country during the past 3 years

following the murder of George Flooyed

in Minnesota.

The removal of

memorial statues

throughout the

country was

inspired by the

acknowledgment

of systemic racism

and oppression that

has been prevalent

historically in the

United States.

Section 14 is a square mile of desert

in the heart of Palm Springs that was

occupied primarily by black families.

This sector of land is owned by the Agua

Caliente Band

of Cahuilla Indians. This area evolved

during WWII following the arrival of Black

and Latino residents drawn to the area

by employment at farms and defense

plants in the valley.

Small plots were leased by the arriving

families. Wood frame and cinder block

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On the Cover

Palm Springs Pride - Nov 4-6, 2022

36th Anniversary Celebration

Dates

Nov 4 - Festival 6 pm - 11 pm - Arenas Road

Block Party

Nov 5 - Festival 11 am-11:30 pm - Headliner

Nov 6 - Festival 11 am-6 pm - Headliner

Nov 6 - Parade 10 am - Palm Canyon Dr from

Tachevah to Amado (click here for parade

details)

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW pspride.org

Pride Parade:

Sunday, November 6, 2022 – 10:00 AM -12:30

PM

PARADE ENTRIES

If you participated in Palm Springs Pride last

year, i.e., have already registered in Veventa,

you need to log in with your last year’s ID or

reset the password if forgotten. Please do not

register a new organization. That would create

a duplicate organization, and it creates a whole

lot of issues.

PALM SPRINGS PRIDE -

NOV 4-6, 2022

THINGS TO KNOW

Parade entry will continue until all spaces

available are taken. The earlier you register, the

lower your cost to enter.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL FULL

PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

You have 48 hours to complete payments via

credit cards. If paying by check, the check must

be received within 14 days of registration. If

payment by check is not received in 14 days,

your order will be returned to inventory.

You can log out of your registration process

and return at a later time.

Please keep in mind the payment deadlines

mentioned above.

If you need help with registration, there is

a ‘Contact Us’ button in your Registration

Dashboard.

Thank you for your participation, and Happy

Pride!

APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

If your organization’s primary contact changed

and you cannot log in, send us an email with

the new primary contact’s name and email

address, and we will quickly update the

information.

NEW Downtown Location!

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Promoting Independent Cinema in the

Coachella Valley Palm Springs Cultural

Center’s Historic Camelot Theatre,

Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm

Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Rd

Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

psculturalcenter.org

A full bar is available before and after

the show, and during intermission.

PALM SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER

LAUNCHES FREE NEW COMMUNITY

PROGRAM FEATURING HOLLYWOOD

ICON AND PALM SPRINGS STAR: MARILYN

MONROE

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is

thrilled to present Movies in the Park,

the first annual outdoor summer

pop-up film series at the new

downtown park in Palm Springs.

Each summer month features a

different iconic Marilyn Monroe film.

Movies in the Park SOME LIKE IT HOT

on Aug 17.

These events are provided

FREE to the community through

the generous support of our

sponsors: P.S. Resorts, City of Palm

Springs, Palm Springs Chamber

of Commerce, Destination PSP,

and Crystal Fantasy (sponsorship

opportunities are still available).

The movies are scheduled to start

at 8pm, but show times may vary

slightly depending on sundown. Head

downtown early to dine at one of

our fabulous local restaurants or grab

something to go for a picnic in the

park. The audience can participate

in the celebration online by tagging

@psculturalcenter, @themarilyns_

palmsprings on Instagram and using

the hashtags, #psculturalcenter,

#moviesinthepark, #M4Ever

“We’re thrilled to give back to the

community by celebrating both the new

Downtown Park and Marilyn’s special

connection to the city of Palm Springs.

The infamous subway grate scene from

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH directly inspired

the FOREVER MARILYN statue

Michael Green- Executive Director of

the Palm Springs Cultural Center (PSCC).

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Teamm8 Celebrates Titans of Pride

Their "Spartacus" Underwear Collection is Bright and Booty-full

By Robbie Todoro

Teamm8 is celebrating all of the rainbow

gladiators of Pride. Their sexy new

"Spartacus" underwear collection is built

for gay men to stand tall and fight any

obstacle the Family Research Council

and other anti-LGBTQ

hate groups throw at

them.

Briefs are made with a

super comfortable quick

dry fabrication and

feature cut-out sides and

a matching colored 4cm

wide waistband with

single max logo. The

collection is available in

six bold colors, each

representing a color of

the rainbow.

Spartacus briefs are $32 at Teamm8.com

TEAMM8 is donating

proceeds from the sale of

"Spartacus" to MINUS18,

an organization that

champions LGBTQIA+

youth.

Visit Teamm8.com

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Vol 26 Issue 41 August

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14 FEATURED BUSINESS

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To start managing your mail, one of the

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whether a company will consider you a

prospect (target) or a (customer) if you

cantacted them and did not opt out.

If you receive mail from companies,

you’ve never bought from or

organizations you never donated to,

you’re a TARGET,

If you have purchased from or

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to an organization in the past, you

are considered a customer and may

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Targets can Opt out at dmachoice.org

for $2.00 for 10 years of coverage,

DMAchoice is only $2.00 for 10 years.

It is an online tool offered through the

Association of National Advertisers

(ANA), the largest trade association

in the U.S. devoted to serving all

aspects of marketing, which includes

many of the leaders in the direct

marketing community. As a nonprofit

organization, we provide this service to

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and organizations. DMAchoice has

been in existence since 1971. It reduces

new direct mail solicitations, reducing

mail volume overall for targets.

Why is this important? Well, if you sign

up for DMAchoice, you’ll reduce the

amount of TARGET mail you receive.

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However, you will still receive customer

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You may find appropriate contact

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DMAchoice cannot remove you from

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What about mail markted current

resident.

To me, these are the worst because

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you and don’t care anything about you.

And is bulky ness might make you miss

an important letter.

They are easy to toss, but some of us

don’t want to waste a minute of our

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In a day of instant data and just in time,

they still claim it might take several

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I don’t say this as a publisher because

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What types of mail can I stop? What

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BUSINESS

BAR| FOOD | RESORTS

Cathedral City

BARS|FOOD

The Barracks

Runway

Sunshine Cafe

AMP Sports

Lounge

Roost

Trunks

Studio One 11

Desert Hot Springs

BARS|FOOD

Playoffs Sports Bar

Palm Springs

BARS|FOOD

Eagle 501 Bar

Rio Azul

Tool Shed

Toucan’s

Streetbar

Oscar’s

Chill bar

Hunters

Stacy’s

BlackBook

QUADZ

RetroRoom

Resorts

CCBC

Triangle Inn

Descanso

All Worlds Resort

Desert Paradise

Resort

LA DOLCE VITA

RESORT & SPA

THE HACIENDA AT

WARM SANDS

Shopping

Q trading

Gear

Off Ramp Leathers

Gay Mart

Did We Miss

You?

Let us know

For all Gay and Gay

friendly Bars Resorts

and Lodging

Directory

FEATURED

BARS/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

36815 Cathedral Canyon CC

RUNWAY RESTAURANT & BAR

The valleys premier arts and

entertainment. Featuring American

Casual Dining Drinks & Drag at CCBC

Resort Hotel.68300 Gay Resort Drive, CC

TOOL SHED LEVI/LEATHER In the Warm

Sands District in central Palm Springs.

600 E Sunny Dunes Rd , PS

FEATURED RESORTS

CCBC RESORT 18+ 760 324-1350

68-300 Gay Resort Drive

CCBC is the largest clothing optional Gay

men’s resort in Southern California.

CCBCRESORTHOTEL.COM

TRIANGLE INN 760-322-7993

555 E. San Lorenzo Rd Palm Springs CA

Romantic and relaxing or fun and frisky.

At the Triangle Inn Palm Springs, the

choice is yours. Historic Palm Springs

Resort is a feast for all your senses, with

a special flair for Southern (California)

hospitality. triangle-inn.com

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BUSINESS

DAVE MAY CONCRETE

Directory

PATIOS | SIDEWALKS | DRIVEWAYS |KOOL DECKS

760-327-4849

LIC. #441265

continued on page 30

MASSAGE

MALE KNEADS Exceptional, Sensual,

Soothing, body work for men of all

ages. Outcalls only. Call Adam for an

extraordinary experience in innovative

erotic relaxation. 760-835-0727

NATURIST

Gay Men CCBC Resort

Family DeAnza Desert Sun Resort

Starland Community Desert retreat

Sea Mountain Luxury Nude Resort and

Spa Hotel DHS

HEY GUYS...take a break from life and

come relax with a great massage

by trained hands. I am a Professional

Massage Therapist here offering

something therapeutic, restorative and

sensually tailored to your needs. I am

well trained and provide a session that

is unparalleled. Say hi and tell me how I

can make your body feel awesome! The

massage is done on a table. I see

people at my location.

I am off Ramon by Sunrise.

845-866-0498 Mark

GENERAL SERVICES

Red’s Hauling. We remove trash and

unwanted items. Garage clean outs.

Red 760-288-6956

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SOCAL Nude beaches which are also

called “free beach”, or “clothingoptional”.

Blacks Beach Nude Beach in San Diego

is located just north of La Jolla Shores

and beneath the Torrey Pines bluffs.

Pirate’s Cove, Avila Beach

Corona Del Mar is one of California’s

best nude beaches.

desertfilmsociety.org

Upcoming Screenings

HAUTE COUTURE (France)

August 6 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:00

pm Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm

Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo

Road,Palm Springs, CA 92262 United

States


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Two Men

of Taunton

Project

Part

7

First congress

Two Men of Taunton is about our

revolution as it happened.

On September 7, 1774, the Continental

Congress began with a prayer.

During this Constitutional Convention in

1787, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin

encouraged the practice of opening

with a prayer. (below)

They were educated white men, sought

a leadership position, and were happy

they defeated a king to ensure no king

or God would rule over them.

Signer Robert Treat Paine of

Massachusetts practiced Christian-

Deism called “the religion of nature”.

This rational theology mimicked

“freethinking” Europeans in the 17th

and 18th centuries. Deists insisted that

religious truth should be subject to the

authority of human reason, not divine

revelation.

These two historic photos indicate that

reasonable men created a system of

rules everyone agreed to follow and

a method to fix things that break: No

God, No King, just by consent of the

governed.

“Our government conceived in freedom

and purchased with blood can be

preserved only by constant vigilance.”

The “if we can keep it part.” was proof

that tryanny was a constant threat not a

trump card.

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Painting with acrylic - figures - animals - landscapes. My primary

emphasis with figures is usually male nudes.

In this sample painting titled,

“Andy and Cooper”, there is a combination of all subjects

in a Palm Springs desert

landscape.

Portraits are fun

and challenging to capture the

likeness and personality of the subjects

being drawn or painted This painting

is a watercolor of a

couple painted about a year ago.

All of my paintings and drawings

are completed in one or more

of these mediums, graphite pencil,

colored pencil, acrylic,

and watercolor. I enjoy working with each of these mediums

which

create different results as they are applied.

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Body Casting is another

technique and medium which

I learned the basics from Willa

Shalit, who did a number of

casts of well-known celebrities

and athletes

more about that when

body casting is featured in

the Gallery. Body casting is

done with alginate a nontoxic

substance made from

seaweed. Dentists use this to

make

impressions of teeth for partials

or dentures. The same process

is used in body casting. The

alginate is placed on the body

in the area to be reproduced.

The liquid

alginate turns into a

rubbery substance in

about 10 minutes. This

forms the mold for the cast. The cast is made from a plater acrylic material

that sets permanently. The sample of a body cast here is of a male torso

chest with arms wrapped around titled, “Touch” A cast can be made from

your body or body area, or someone who

models for the cast. I work with all of these mediums. Completed works are

available as originals or prints Full body paintings or drawings or the same of

pets can be consigned. Body casts are also available to be created from your

desired body area to be sculptured.

I work with all of the media described. Completed works are available for

purchase along with consigned original portraits, full body compositions, and body

casts. If you are interested in having any of these works for yourself or as a gift

please contact me at adamsartexpose@gmail.com

More samples of my work will be in future Virtual Gallerys in the Desert Daily Guide.

Hope you enjoy, Thank you.

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BUSINESS

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Thursday nights VILLAGEFEST takes place

in downtown Palm Springs on Palm

Canyon Drive every. villagefest.org

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

FREE COMMUNITY LISTINGS

AAP - Food Samaritans (760) 325-8481

Eisenhower HIV Clinic (760) 834-7930

Directory

Borrego Health (Stonewall Medical

Center) Cathedral City 760-507-3310

Veterans Records https://vetrecs.

archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.

html for vet or family or with written

authorization.

Lgbt community center

760-416-7790 thecenterps.org

American cancer society

800-227-2345

Coachella Valley sexual assault

(760) 568-9071

Desert Legal aid: 760-832-9770

Stonewall democrats:

desert-stonewall.Org

Desert winds freedom band

760 776-2700Gay artists -760 835 0727

Transgender Community Transcc.Org

Palm Springs Gay

Men’s Chorus 760-219-2077

Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert

760 272-5553

DAP/ DOCK Clinic (760) 992-0492

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EVERY DAY

7AM-7PM

Welcome!

WORSHIP WITH US IN PERSON

SUNDAYS AT 10 AM

3601 E. Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs

Demuth Community Center

God’s Love &

Good Works.

760.327.3802

www.bloominthedesert.org

WORSHIP WITH US ONLINE

SUNDAYS AT 10 AM

Facebook

Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC

REPLAY ANYTIME

YouTube

Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC

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BUSINESS

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.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Every THURSDAY

5pm - 7pm

610 Belardo Rd.

Staff Opportunities

Translation Specialist

The Translation Specialist will translate

both verbally, and in writing, in English

and Spanish. Verbal translation will take

place in person at the office and on

the phone as necessary, as well as at

various programs, whether indoors or

outdoors, including on the trail.

Indigenous Community Liaison

The Indigenous Community Liaison

(Liaison) works with local Indigenous

Directory

tribes and community groups to build

and strengthen partnerships with Friends

and others

… and you can always volunteer!

friends@desertmountains.org

4 AUG Palm Springs Job Fair - Palm Springs

Career Fair by diversity x Thu, 11 AM – 2 PM

The Street Fair, at College of the Desert, 43-500

Monterey Ave

5 AUG Turn My Music Up Fest

Fri, Aug 5 – Sun, Aug 7

Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

7 AUG GOSPEL BRUNCH

Sun, 11 AM – 2 PM

PS UNDERGROUND, 1700 S Camino Real

7 AUG The Swimming Hole - Ages 18+

LGBTQ Pool Party Sun, 11 AM – 6 PM

Hotel Zoso

11 OCT

James McMurtry

Tue, 8:30 AM – 11:55 PM

The Alibi, Palm Springs, CA

6 AUG Booze N’ Brush Next to Naked Sip N’

Paint Palm...Sat, 4 – 6 PM

Booze n Brush 261 E La Verne Way UNIT C

Palm Springs, CA

21 SEP

The Dinah Event and Music Festival

Wed, Sep 21 – Mon, Sep 26

Margaritaville Resort

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A Cristal Clear First Impression

Queer Actor Qya Cristal Makes Their Film Debut

By Ben Nelson

Queer actor Qya Cristal

makes their lead acting

debut in A Lasting First

Impression, a lm starring

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kelly

Mantle.

We spoke with them from

their home in Provincetown.

Jennifer Lefsik and Qya Cristal in A Lasting First Impression

In the film, one of the drag

queens is desperate for her family’s approval. Can you relate?

Qya Cristal: Absolutely! For years I wanted nothing more than to prove

to Mom and Dad that I could make it on my own without any help.

How did your family react to your coming out as queer?

QC: I came out to my parents at 21, and, well, it ended with me leaving

college and not looking back. It’s been ten years now and I haven’t been

home since.

What do you hope audiences

take away from the film?

QC: An open mind and heart. You

truly never know what someone

else is going through. Try to listen

and understand the people you

love.

Visit Alastingfirstimpressionmovie.com

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houses were built along with some less substantial buildings to house the lowincome

people who

were working here.

The City of Palm Springs was developing as a tourist destination at this time during

the 50s and 60s. It was the decision of the city to remove the less than desirable

residents of Section 14. Those evicted from their homes in Section 14 did not

receive prior notice before their homes were burned or demolished and some

had their belongings stolen. When this was taking place, Frank Bogert was the

mayor of Palm Springs during the period from1958 to 1966. Although there are

conflicting historical accounts of the incident the state attorney general found no

illegal action by the City, however, they criticized the method that the evictions

were carried out with a statement from the attorney general and the Human

Rights Commission that it was like the holocaust. This is how the controversy arose

regarding the Bogert statue.

Regarding the art of the statue, the artist/

sculptor credited with the creation of

the sculpture is Raymundo Kobo. There

is absolutely nothing to be found of Mr.

Kobos’s background. Searching through

the archives at the Palm Spring library and

internet search sites the only reference to

Mr. Kobo is that he created the equestrian

statue of Frank Bogert. There are no

references to his

experience as a sculptor or artist in

any local or internet search engine on

biographies or artists.

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There is no found information on where

the statue was created. Mr. Bogert was

a celebrity mayor with a background

as a horseman, politician, and actor.

There is no indication that he had a

bias toward the people of Section 14.

There is a statement he made to The

Los Angeles Times in 2001 regarding

the ongoing controversy of Section 14,

quote,

“I was scared to death that someone

from Life magazine was going to come

out and see the poverty, the cardboard

houses, and do a story about the poor

people and horrible conditions in Palm

Springs just half a mile from the Desert

Inn, our high-class property.”

mayor as he was elected for a second

term from 1982 to 1988. The mystery

of the artist who created that statue

and then disappeared still exists. He

apparently had ability as an artist and

sculptor as evidenced by the sculptures

quality.

The controversy of memorial public art

is continuing to be discussed across

the country as it is prevalent in Palm

Springs also. The history of discrimination

doesn’t disappear with the removal

or relocating of public art but may

continue to remind people of its legacy.

An action photo is shown of Mr. Bogert

riding his favorite horse is said to be

the model for the controversial statue.

Mr. Bogert was undoubtedly a popular

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