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<strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> Serving Cathedral City | Coachella | Desert Hot <strong>Springs</strong><br />

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Not Click Bait!<br />

How To Get Best Buy To Give<br />

You A FREE APPLE WATCH!


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REPORTER: Adam<br />

EMAIL: adamsart@desertdailyguide.com<br />

ADAMSARTEXPOSE’<br />

DON MCPHERSON<br />

COLOR OF THE DESERT<br />

Don Mcpherson is a local artist with a<br />

full spectrum of experience in his career.<br />

His formal education included a degree<br />

from the Rhode Island School of Design<br />

and then on to further work at the Art<br />

Center College of Design in Los Angeles.<br />

After working as a graphic designer<br />

he decided to go independent and<br />

produced paintings which were sold on<br />

the East Coast.<br />

instruction to her for her interest in art.<br />

He was commissioned to create a bust<br />

of Ms. Diller which was later obtained by<br />

the Smithsonian Institute where it resides<br />

today.<br />

Later he began doing graphite line<br />

drawings of show business personalities<br />

which evolved in becoming known<br />

with a number of different personalities.<br />

He completed a lithographic series<br />

of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers<br />

titled “Stardance”. This lead to him<br />

becoming acquainted with Phyllis<br />

Diller in which he provided personal art<br />

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Free Apple<br />

Watch?<br />

As promised, being old has its privileges,<br />

for example, winning argumets with “death<br />

bed antics “ or getting Best Buy to give you<br />

a free $499.00 Apple Watch or for 50 bucks.<br />

As we hit 65, some parts of our bodies will fail<br />

faster than others. As you may know some<br />

Clinical trials are BS, like “Why are the young<br />

so stupid?” But some are vital research studies<br />

performed to evaluate a new or an existing<br />

medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention.<br />

You can verify this trial is legit is on clinicaltrials.<br />

gov. I am obligated to say “While the U.S.<br />

government does not review or approve<br />

the safety and science of all studies listed on<br />

the website.” And before joining any study,<br />

ask your health care professional about any<br />

possible risks and benefits.<br />

What about the free Watch?<br />

When you are 65 and signed up for medicare,<br />

have an iPhone 6 or newer, this study may be<br />

for you.<br />

Called: A Study to Investigate if Early Atrial<br />

Fibrillation (AF) Diagnosis Reduces Risk of<br />

Events Like Stroke in the Real-World”<br />

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04276441<br />

Heartline app on the iPhone with the Apple<br />

Watch Series 5 or later.<br />

Inclusion Criteria: 65+ Medicare beneficiary<br />

either with Original or Medicare advantage.<br />

authorize electronic access to their healthcare<br />

claims data and Authorize sharing of device<br />

sensor itself, health, and Heartline app<br />

data from their iPhone and Apple Watch (if<br />

applicable).<br />

I like free tech but like to be paid for my data.<br />

This study does share data but in a transparent<br />

way. So here are some personal experiences<br />

enrolling for the free Apple Watch. Spending<br />

much of my adult life in IT it was still no easy<br />

task to enroll, but I did it. To be honest, I was<br />

motivated for the free Watch. Getting the<br />

Watch part was easy. The study provided a<br />

coupon code for use at Best Buy. There are two<br />

options to choose from, one is free but return<br />

the Watch, and the other is to pay a small fee<br />

and keep the Watch. A $499.00 Watch for 50<br />

bucks seems like a good deal to me. But the<br />

study pays me to read and learn about my<br />

health, not much but enought to buy a better<br />

watch strap in my first month.<br />

However the apple watch was a life changer<br />

for me, my childhood Dick Tracy Watch got<br />

envisioned. On my wrist is a computer that<br />

matches any modern laptop’s computational<br />

power including every app on your phone.<br />

Now I can ponder world issues or remember<br />

why I am standing in the middle of the kitchen.<br />

For example, asking Siri how far away our<br />

moon is? Its 238,856 miles btw more detaile to<br />

come.<br />

To qualify, visit ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:<br />

NCT04276441 or drop us an email requesting a<br />

Its stated purpose is to identify and diagnose<br />

Atrial Fibrillation (AF), evaluate improvement<br />

in cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, improve<br />

direct oral anti-coagulant (DOAC) adherence<br />

and persistence, and better characterize<br />

participants and identify predictors of disease.<br />

Note: No drug will be given as part of<br />

this study. Participants without a diagnosis<br />

of AF will be enrolled and a heart healthy direct invitation to the study.<br />

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Cinema Diverse Celebrates 15th<br />

Anniversary with Special Preview<br />

Screening of Universal Pictures’<br />

Groundbreaking New Gay Romantic<br />

Comedy, Bros<br />

from Universal Pictures. Bros is the first<br />

romantic comedy from a major studio<br />

about two gay men maybe, possibly,<br />

probably, stumbling towards love.<br />

Maybe. They’re both very busy.<br />

From the ferocious comic mind o screen<br />

on our opening night!”<br />

Mark your calendars! The <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong><br />

Cultural Center is proud to present the<br />

15th Anniversary of Cinema Diverse:<br />

The <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> LGBTQ+ Film Festival,<br />

running <strong>September</strong> 15 -18 & <strong>September</strong><br />

22 - 25 at the <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> Cultural<br />

Center (PSCC).<br />

The festival opens on Thursday,<br />

<strong>September</strong> 15th with Universal Pictures’<br />

Bros - the highly anticipated film<br />

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Starring Billy Eichner, the first openly<br />

gay man to co-write and star in his own<br />

major studio film, and Luke Macfarlane<br />

(Killjoys), the film featuring an entirely<br />

LGBTQ+ principal cast, including Guy<br />

Branum (The Other Two), Miss Lawrence<br />

(Star), Ts Madison (The Ts Madison<br />

Experience), Dot-Marie Jones (Glee),<br />

Jim Rash (Community), Eve Lindley<br />

(Dispatches from Elsewhere), Monica<br />

Raymund (Chicago Fire), Guillermo Díaz<br />

(Scandal), Jai Rodriguez (Uncoupled)<br />

and Amanda Bearse (Married …with<br />

Children).<br />

Bros is directed by Nicholas Stoller and<br />

written by Eichner and Stoller. The film is<br />

produced by Judd Apatow, Stoller and<br />

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Don continued to explore oil painting<br />

working in photo realism style and also<br />

investigated work in pointillism and<br />

impasto effects. Today we are fortunate<br />

to have him and his colorful painting<br />

technique as part of the art community<br />

in this area. He continues to show at<br />

outdoor art fairs throughout the area as<br />

well as doing commissions.<br />

His recent works are oil paintings of<br />

landscapes with desert scenes. He has<br />

a unique technique of blending colors<br />

which has a touch on his pointillism<br />

technique with small areas of color<br />

outlined that complete a form. Here are<br />

some of his colorful work which can be<br />

seen and purchased at various art fairs<br />

where he is showing.<br />

His contact is:<br />

donmcpherson@verizon.com<br />

EVERY DAY<br />

7AM-7PM<br />

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Vol 26 Issue 42 <strong>September</strong><br />

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15 BAR|FOOD<br />

31 DESERT STONEWALL<br />

DEMOCRATS<br />

28 FREE COMMUNITY LISTINGS<br />

14 FEATURED BUSINESS<br />

16 MASSAGE<br />

38 DHS PRIDE<br />

Team DDG<br />

PUBLISHER: Will Paige<br />

will@desertdailyguide.com<br />

EDITOR IN CHIEF: AA<br />

AA@desertdailyguide.com<br />

Contributing Photographers: Marko Russell,<br />

David Stanfield<br />

National Ad Representatives<br />

Rivendell Media<br />

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Contributing Writers<br />

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Art: Adams’s Art<br />

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opinion of the DDG, its staff, or its advertisers. DDG is not responsible for claims made by its advertisers, or the products or services<br />

they offer. Listings, pictures, or advertisements in the DDG should not be construed to represent or reflect the sexual orientation of<br />

any business, its owners, or staff. All events are subject to change without notice. Any omissions of events are not intentional. ©<br />

2021 DDG Media Group , All Rights Reserved.<br />

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continued on page 28<br />

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Two Men<br />

of Taunton<br />

Project<br />

Part<br />

7<br />

First congress<br />

Two Men of<br />

Taunton is<br />

about 1776<br />

revolution as it<br />

happened.<br />

Trans people are in Armed Forces—a<br />

study by the Rand Corporation puts the<br />

number today at more than 11,000 in<br />

active duty and reserves.<br />

Many patriotic Americans have<br />

challenged gender norms to serve their<br />

country since the American Revolution.<br />

Often women dressed as men out of<br />

necessity, but many also presented as<br />

male long after finishing their tour of<br />

duty.<br />

These stories are proof that “not<br />

conforming” to traditional gender<br />

expectations has not preclude anyone<br />

from being an asset to the U.S. military.<br />

Deborah Sampson (below) mentioned<br />

here with other dignaties was a hero<br />

of the American Revolution when she<br />

disguised herself as a man and joined<br />

the Patriot forces. She was the only<br />

woman to earn a full military pension for<br />

participation in the Revolutionary army.<br />

In 1804, Paul Revere, a hero during the<br />

war, requested on Sampson’s behalf<br />

that Congress grant a pension. He said,<br />

“I have been induced to enquire her<br />

situation, and character, since she quit<br />

the male habit and soldier’s uniform,<br />

for the most decent apparel of her own<br />

sex; and obliges me to say, that every<br />

person with whom I have conversed<br />

about her, and it is not a few, speak of<br />

her as a woman with handsome talents,<br />

and good morals.<br />

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continued in next issue<br />

Welcome!<br />

WORSHIP WITH US IN PERSON<br />

SUNDAYS AT 10 AM<br />

3601 E. Mesquite Ave, <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong><br />

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Good Works.<br />

760.327.3802<br />

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WORSHIP WITH US ONLINE<br />

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VIRTUAL GALLERY<br />

This Month the Virtual Gallery features my art as watercolor paintings of<br />

male figures incorporated into designs that are inspired by Mondrian.<br />

Mondrian has been one of my favorite artists since I was an art<br />

student in College. Almost everyone has seen examples of Mondrian’s<br />

paintings, and ideas emanating from his compositions have influenced advertising,<br />

architecture, and design in general over the past 70 years. All of his paintings<br />

during the period after he had left Germany and had contributed to the Bau<br />

Haus art movement he said represent the ultimate of abstraction. These “ultimate<br />

abstractions” are canvases divided by<br />

black lines separating spaces into squares<br />

and rectangles. Some of the spaces<br />

formed by horizontal and verticle lines<br />

were left white. in other select spaces the<br />

colors, red, yellow, and blue are added.<br />

These are the three primary colors that<br />

combined in various combinations make<br />

up all other colors along with black<br />

and white. With this composition of his<br />

canvases, he was depicting what he<br />

concluded was the underlying structure<br />

of reality represented by art..<br />

My technique is to borrow the idea of<br />

separating spaces with black horizontal and verticle lines and then select spaces<br />

to put in the red, yellow, and blue primary colors To bring a direct contrast to<br />

Mondrian’s idea of the abstract structure of reality I have incorporated the very<br />

organic, sensual, curvatures of the nude male body.<br />

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Two of these paintings are of model<br />

Geo who is leaning into the stark<br />

Mondrian background first on a left<br />

foot and then on a right. In two other<br />

paintings, I have used the model Arie<br />

first drawn from the back and then<br />

the same pose from the front.<br />

The other change made in these<br />

paintings in addition to the figures is<br />

that instead of using Mondrian’s primary<br />

colors I have substituted mid-century<br />

colors of teal green and orange along<br />

with yellow to bring a <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong><br />

environment to the composition.<br />

These paintings are available<br />

as originals or as prints on archival<br />

paper in the same size as the originals. The originals are each $250.00 and the<br />

prints are $45.00. They are available framed for an additional $80.00 in either black<br />

or white frames with glass.<br />

Next month I am working on male erotica in the concept of cubism<br />

Models are also needed if interested please contact through the address below<br />

Please contact to purchase or questions at adamsartexpose@gmail.com<br />

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BUSINESS<br />

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Thursday nights VILLAGEFEST takes place<br />

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Canyon Drive every. villagefest.org<br />

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<strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> Art Museum<br />

760-325-7186<br />

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American cancer society<br />

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Dance Floor Renaissance<br />

By James Booth<br />

Beyoncé’s Renaissance is<br />

single-handedly ushering in a<br />

new wave of dance and<br />

house music.<br />

With dancefloors hotter than<br />

ever, music artists are eager<br />

to capitalize on the club<br />

craze with new beats of their<br />

own. Whatever you’re into —<br />

from bubble gum pop to hard<br />

tribal beats — there is sure<br />

to be something to get down<br />

to this season. Here are<br />

some of the best.<br />

Kristine W<br />

“Can’t Look Back”<br />

At its core, Kristine’s track is<br />

a lush, soulful house groove<br />

that provides the perfect<br />

platform for the divas’<br />

powerful vocals. Its<br />

message is to rise up and<br />

appreciate the day because<br />

looking back isn’t going to<br />

heal the past.<br />

continued on page 35<br />

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BUSINESS<br />

Directory<br />

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760 272-5553<br />

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Prime Timers of the Desert<br />

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BE ADVISED: Summer Flying hours are<br />

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The Douglas built C-47 served as the main<br />

cargo plane of allied forces throughout WWII.<br />

It was used to transport men and material<br />

all over the globe. It’s best known for it’s use<br />

on D-Day, where it dropped thousands of<br />

paratroopers into occupied France in the<br />

beginning hours of the invasion.<br />

C-47 flights takes 5-10 passengers per flight.<br />

(a fortnight battle bus dream)<br />

PT-17 STEARMAN ($295)<br />

Monument Night Adventures<br />

Saturday, <strong>September</strong> 17, <strong>2022</strong><br />

8:00 PM 9:00 PM<br />

Art Smith Trailhead<br />

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Discover how the desert comes<br />

alive after dark! Do you know which The Boeing built Stearman served as an initial<br />

animals change colors when you use training plane of American fighter pilots during<br />

a blacklight? Using our blacklights, WWII. Almost every fighter pilot got their start<br />

we will take a short walk along the Art in Stearman such as this one. Post-war, many<br />

Smith Trail basin looking for the many were sold to civilians, many of which were<br />

nocturnal creatures that inhabit our turned into crop-dusters.<br />

desert.<br />

Stearman flights take 1 passenger per flight.<br />

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DESERT STONEWALL DEMOCRATS<br />

ENDORSES 10 CANDIDATES IN<br />

COACHELLA VALLEY<br />

<strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> — Desert Stonewall<br />

Democrats is proud to announce<br />

the endorsement of ten Democratic<br />

candidates<br />

in local Coachella Valley races for the<br />

November <strong>2022</strong> Elections.<br />

Each of these registered candidates<br />

represents progressive Democratic<br />

values and spoke at the most recent<br />

Desert Stonewall Democrats’ general<br />

membership meeting on August 25th<br />

held on Zoom and in-person at Mizell<br />

Senior Center.<br />

A vote was taken amongst the members<br />

present and the following candidates<br />

were endorsed:<br />

• Denise Delgado, Coachella Mayor<br />

• Dr. Frank Figueroa, Coachella City<br />

Council<br />

• Carlos Garcia, <strong>Palm</strong> Desert City<br />

Council<br />

• Grace Garner, <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> City<br />

Council, District 1<br />

• Jeffrey Bernstein, <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> City<br />

Council, District 2<br />

• Ron deHarte, <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> City<br />

Council, District 3<br />

• Dr. Joel Kinnamon, Desert Community<br />

College, District 4<br />

• Lanny Swerdlow, San Gorgonio<br />

Healthcare District<br />

• Raymond Gregory, Cathedral City<br />

City Council, District 5<br />

• Gary Gardner, Desert Hot <strong>Springs</strong> City<br />

Council.<br />

The next Desert Stonewall Democrats<br />

meeting will be held at the Mizell Senior<br />

Center on <strong>September</strong> 20, <strong>2022</strong><br />

where we will consider certain<br />

additional endorsements for the<br />

November General Election.<br />

The Desert Stonewall Democrats (DSD)<br />

organization is devoted to advancing<br />

equal rights for all people, regardless<br />

of sexual orientation or gender identity.<br />

DSD supports the Democratic Party and<br />

Democratic candidates who<br />

support our mission. DSD draws its<br />

strength from a nationwide network of<br />

individuals and clubs composed of<br />

lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender<br />

(LGBT) Democrats who are working to<br />

realize the following goals:<br />

● To educate the LGBT community and<br />

people who are supportive of it about<br />

the vast differences that exist<br />

between the two major parties on the<br />

issues of concern to our community;<br />

● To lead our party to improve its<br />

record on issues of importance to our<br />

community, and to work for the<br />

nomination of Democratic candidates<br />

from the local to national level, including<br />

qualified openly LGBT<br />

candidates who will be fully supportive<br />

of our fight for equality;<br />

● To encourage our community to<br />

support and vote for Democratic<br />

candidates who are committed to<br />

defeating homophobia and prejudice;<br />

and<br />

● To work with local LGBT Democratic<br />

clubs and individuals to encourage and<br />

foster activism to achieve<br />

these goals.<br />

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Josh Church (co-producer Trainwreck,<br />

Step Brothers)<br />

and is executive<br />

produced by<br />

Eichner and Karl<br />

Frankenfield.<br />

Bros screens at<br />

7:30pm with a<br />

reception to<br />

follow. Attendees<br />

are encouraged<br />

to come early<br />

to mingle with<br />

guests and take<br />

advantage of our<br />

Cinema Diverse<br />

15th anniversary drink specials. The film is<br />

being screened in the Historic Camelot<br />

Theatre at the <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> Cultural<br />

Center, boasting the largest screen in<br />

the valley. Tickets for opening night can<br />

be purchased at the Box Office during<br />

normal business hours or online at www.<br />

cinemadiverse.org. All Access Passes,<br />

which can be purchased online as<br />

well, include the opening night film and<br />

reception afterwards. Six Pack passes<br />

cannot be used for opening night.<br />

CINEMA DIVERSE ALL ACCESS PASSES<br />

ARE ON SALE NOW!<br />

August 30, <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong>, CA<br />

each year the <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> Cultural<br />

Center hosts the only gay film festival<br />

where it’s as hot on screen as it is<br />

outside! Opening night kicks off with<br />

a preview screening of BROS starring<br />

Billy Eichner. Then it’s off on a rollicking<br />

rainbow rollercoaster with ALL MAN: THE<br />

INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY- detailing<br />

the “rise” of the catalog that said “yesyou-can,”<br />

the “King of the Nudies” Pat<br />

Rocco has one last story to share with<br />

you - his own in PAT ROCCO DARED,<br />

and blast-from-the-past hunky Gregory<br />

Harrison celebrates his 75th birthday by<br />

visiting his gay son and partner when<br />

the s@#$ hits the fan in JIMMY AND<br />

CAROLYN - and that’s the first two days!<br />

All Access Passes, Six-Packs, and Tickets<br />

are all on sale now and available<br />

online at www.cinemadiverse.org.<br />

After purchasing your Pass(es), bring<br />

your receipt to the Camelot Theatres<br />

inside the <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> Cultural Center<br />

anytime on or after Wednesday,<br />

<strong>September</strong> 15, <strong>2022</strong> and exchange it<br />

for your passes. <strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong> Cultural<br />

Center is located at 2300 E. Baristo Rd,<br />

<strong>Palm</strong> <strong>Springs</strong>, CA across from the <strong>Palm</strong><br />

<strong>Springs</strong> High School.<br />

$179 All Access Passes - good for entry<br />

into any Cinema Diverse screening.<br />

$79 Six-Pack - offers discounted access<br />

Plan ahead and purchase your All into any six Cinema Diverse screenings.<br />

Access Passes for this year’s highly<br />

anticipated 15th Anniversary Cinema $14.50 Tickets - good for a one time<br />

Diverse Film Festival! A showcase of use entry into any Cinema Diverse<br />

international talent and storytelling, screening.<br />

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About Cinema Diverse: The <strong>Palm</strong><br />

<strong>Springs</strong> LGBTQ+ Film Festival: Cinema<br />

Diverse was established by the <strong>Palm</strong><br />

<strong>Springs</strong> Cultural Center in 2008, and<br />

is dedicated to advancing and<br />

further strengthening our diverse gay<br />

community by presenting a worldclass<br />

film festival featuring lesbian, gay,<br />

bisexual and transgender cinema from<br />

around the world.<br />

We do this because we believe that<br />

LGBTQ+ Filmmakers, and the stories<br />

they tell through the movies they make,<br />

empower our community, advance<br />

our efforts to gain equal rights, and<br />

often introduce us to a world that has<br />

heretofore never known us.<br />

We also believe LGBTQ+ films and<br />

LGBTQ+ film festivals are critical to our<br />

local community, and to the world<br />

community, because they tell stories<br />

that remind us of where we came from,<br />

who we are, and who we can be. They<br />

tell stories that not only inform and<br />

transform those within our community,<br />

but also have the power to change the<br />

lives and attitudes of people outside our<br />

community.<br />

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THE ORACLE<br />

“Cloud 9 Angel”<br />

For those seeking a<br />

more celestial outof-this<br />

world groove,<br />

the nonbinary queer<br />

artist THE ORACLE<br />

returns with “Cloud<br />

9 Angel,” their<br />

hopelessly romantic,<br />

magical, dreamy,<br />

ethereal track with<br />

bouncy glitches,<br />

progressive drums,<br />

and gorgeous<br />

soaring melodies.<br />

Stewart Taylor<br />

“Maybe We Shouldn’t Talk”<br />

If there is one thing<br />

sexy out singer<br />

Stewart Taylor has<br />

learned in his years as<br />

a young adult in<br />

Hollywood, it’s the<br />

importance of walking<br />

away from unhealthy<br />

relationships. He<br />

sings about it in this<br />

catchy true-to-life pop<br />

tune that he premiered<br />

at Venice Pride Music<br />

Festival. It is about<br />

breaking ties with his<br />

ex-lover.<br />

Joey Diamond<br />

and DJ Jace M<br />

“Tearin’ Up My Heart”<br />

This new version of<br />

*NSYNC favorite<br />

“Tearin’ Up My Heart”<br />

pays homage to the<br />

original while<br />

incorporating house<br />

and disco elements for<br />

an uplifting Miami club<br />

sound. The remix<br />

package includes<br />

eleven mixes from<br />

some of today’s<br />

hottest DJ producers ,<br />

featuring varying<br />

sounds from techno to<br />

hard tribal.<br />

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Local Organizations Collaborate on HIV &<br />

Aging Conference<br />

Positively Aging Project <strong>September</strong> 17, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Positively Aging Project, the annual<br />

Coachella Valley conference aimed<br />

at providing practical information and<br />

inspiration for those living long-term with<br />

HIV will bring together the community<br />

leaders to improve the lives of older adults<br />

living with HIV for a hybrid in-person and<br />

virtual conference on <strong>September</strong> 17, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

The conference will feature top experts in<br />

HIV research on a panel discussing HIV and<br />

aging issues in our community.<br />

<strong>September</strong> 18 is National HIV/AIDS and<br />

Aging Awareness Day—a day to call<br />

attention to the growing number of people<br />

living long and full lives with HIV and agingrelated<br />

challenges of HIV prevention,<br />

testing, treatment, and care.<br />

The virtual conference is free to attendees<br />

and open to the public. Presented by<br />

Eisenhower Health, Mr. Bruce Purdy, and<br />

Mr. Barrett Shepherd This year’s event is<br />

a result of a unique collaboration among<br />

local service providers and organizations<br />

focused on improving the shared<br />

experience of older adults living with HIV.<br />

individuals aging with HIV may experience<br />

an early onset of aging complications<br />

such as neurocognitive decline, impaired<br />

physical function, frailty, and psychosocial<br />

challenges like isolation, depression,<br />

and PTSD from living through the early<br />

HIV pandemic, and now COVID and<br />

Monkeypox (MPX/MPox).<br />

Notable Speakers are:<br />

Featured Speaker, Porchia Dees, a<br />

“Vertical” who was born with HIV, has<br />

been living with HIV her entire life and<br />

has become a vocal advocate for her<br />

fellow “Verticals” who are often left out of<br />

long-term survivor discussions or have little<br />

to no research on their unique clinical &<br />

psychosocial health challenges.<br />

Keynote Speaker, Jack Mackenroth from<br />

Project Runway will share his personal<br />

story. Mackenroth was a contestant on<br />

an early season of Project Runway when<br />

a health issue forced him to disclose his<br />

HIV status and he had to withdraw from<br />

the competition. He will talk about his<br />

experiences, and how that led him to<br />

become an HIV and LGBTQ advocate.<br />

Topics & Speakers:<br />

Keynote Speaker: Jack Mackenroth from<br />

Project Runway<br />

Porchia Dees: On living as a “vertical”<br />

Steve Rossetti, MS: Courageously<br />

moving forward during times of increasing<br />

uncertainty<br />

Roundtable with Let’s KICK AIDS Survivor<br />

Syndrome members<br />

HIV research update panel:<br />

People with HIV are living longer lives,<br />

thanks to advancements in scientific<br />

research and medical treatments: Today,<br />

more than half of HIV-positive individuals<br />

in the US are aged 50 and above.<br />

People aging with HIV have experienced<br />

tremendous loss, stigma, and discrimination<br />

throughout their lifetime and within<br />

the healthcare system. In comparison<br />

BIOS Clinical: Golkoo Morcos, PharmD<br />

to similar HIV-negative populations,<br />

Eisenhower Health: Ann Stapleton, MD<br />

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<strong>Palm</strong>tree Medical Research: Carlos<br />

Martinez, MD,<br />

HARP-PS: Jeff Taylor<br />

Monkeypox update with Dr Phyllis<br />

Ritchie, PS Test STD Clinic<br />

What: The Positively Aging Project 7th<br />

annual HIV conference is a collaboration<br />

between the HIV + Aging Research Project<br />

and other nonprofit community partners. It<br />

will be a hybrid - both in-person and virtual<br />

conference consisting of a mix of facilitated<br />

discussions, panels, and presentations led by<br />

key researchers, advocates, and long-term<br />

survivors of HIV/AIDS.<br />

When: The 7th Annual Positively Aging<br />

Project Conference is scheduled for<br />

<strong>September</strong> 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m<br />

Where: Joslyn Senior Center Arthur Newman<br />

Auditorium, and online via Zoom<br />

How: Registration is free and now open via<br />

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/<br />

positively-aging-project-yearly-conferencetickets-399703563117<br />

Or through the HIV+Aging Research Project<br />

site https://www.harp-ps.org/upcomingevents<br />

Collaborating Organizations | Event<br />

Sponsors<br />

Alzheimer’s Association<br />

www.alz.org<br />

The Alzheimer’s Association has been<br />

serving the Coachella Valley for 24 years<br />

and works to provide care and support for<br />

all those affected<br />

Borrego Health www.borregohealth.org<br />

Borrego Health provides high-quality,<br />

comprehensive, compassionate<br />

primary health care to the people in our<br />

communities, regardless of their ability to<br />

pay.<br />

Brothers of the Desert<br />

www.brothersofthedesert.org<br />

Brothers of the Desert (BOD) is a non-profit<br />

organization formed in 2017 that provides<br />

a growing network of support for Black gay<br />

men and allies in the Coachella Valley.<br />

DAP Health<br />

www.daphealth.org<br />

Eisenhower Health<br />

www.eisenhowerhealth.org<br />

Mr. Brad Fuhr<br />

www.GayDesertGuide.com<br />

HARP-PS<br />

www.HARP-PS.org<br />

Jewish Family Service of the Desert<br />

www.JFSDesert.org<br />

Joslyn Center<br />

www.JoslynCenter.org<br />

Let’s Kick Ass<br />

www.lkaps.org<br />

PALS<br />

www.palsinthedesert.com<br />

The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert<br />

www.thecentercv.org<br />

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Mark your calendars:<br />

DiversityDHS Board and<br />

Public meetings @ DHS<br />

Library, 14380 <strong>Palm</strong> Drive,<br />

DHS 92240 - 2nd Saturday of each<br />

month 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.<br />

Tea Social @ Dillon’s Burgers & Beers<br />

Restaurant, 64647 Dillon Road, DHS<br />

92240 - 2nd Sunday of each month 3:00<br />

- 5:00 p.m.<br />

Happy Hour @ Playoff’s Sports Lounge,<br />

12105 <strong>Palm</strong> Drive, DHS 92240 - 3rd<br />

Wednesday of each month 5:00 -7:00p<br />

Rainbow Night @ Playoff’s Sports<br />

Lounge, 12105 <strong>Palm</strong> Drive, DHS 92240 -<br />

Last Wednesday of each month - 7:00<br />

p.m. - 9:00 p.m.<br />

Desert Hot <strong>Springs</strong> Pride Festival is<br />

November 12 at Cabot’s Pueblo<br />

Museum. Volunteer at our website or<br />

DiversityDHS@roadrunner.com.<br />

You are needed. Your ideas are<br />

welcomed. Your presence is<br />

encouraged.<br />

Tell a friend. Bring a friend.<br />

www.DiversityDHS.org<br />

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