LGBT campers find adventure, community at U.S. getaways

LGBT campers find adventure, community at U.S. getaways


A Palm Springs, Calif., couple explores gay campgrounds, RV parks and resorts from coast to coast.

Jeffrey Sanker’s WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS May 5-8, 2017

Jeffrey Sanker’s WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS May 5-8, 2017


Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs heats up the desert valley May 5-8, 2017 bringing revelers innovative new parties, and extraordinary experiences, including totally redesigned Day Club Pool Parties at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Join tens of thousands of the hottest men from all over the world as they once again take over the entire city for the world’s premier gay dance festival – with three days of unforgettable parties and with our new title sponsors: Almar Resort and Mantamar Beach Club (Puerto Vallarta).

One Less Clothing-Optional Resort in the Nude Capitol of the World

One Less Clothing-Optional Resort in the Nude Capitol of the World


When you enter the Warm Sands area of Palm Springs you see a lot of high walls and hedges. The reason? This area is known for its clothing optional, gay resorts. But the owner, known as Mo, of Warm Sands Villas tells us guests now have to keep their clothes on and you don't have to be gay to stay there. He did not want to appear on camera but says he made the change for financial reasons.

Bride & Prejudice's Chris and Grant speak on relationship

Bride & Prejudice's Chris and Grant speak on relationship


Chris plans to get married to his long-term partner in Palm Springs next month - against the wishes of his homophobic parents.

The Hornet Guide to Gay Palm Springs

The Hornet Guide to Gay Palm Springs


With gorgeous mountain views, Mid-Century Modern architecture, fine dining and a lively nightlife scene, the gays come to Palm Springs for fun in the sun

Out on the Road Southwest: Palm Springs, Scottsdale & Beyond, Pt. 1

Out on the Road Southwest: Palm Springs, Scottsdale & Beyond, Pt. 1


Call me a glutton for punishment but when my friend, YouTuber Davey Wavey asked me to join him on a new roadtrip across the Southwest, I said yes instantly.

Landmark Events in Palm Springs

Landmark Events in Palm Springs


Throw on your favorite superhero costume or rub elbows with A-list celebrities
Matt Skallerud's insight:

White Party - With Palm Springs’ solid reputation as a gay-friendly destination (not to mention more than half the locals identify as LGBT), it’s no surprise reputable gay event promoter Jeffrey Sanker throws the annual, LGBT-themed White Party in Palm Springs. The wild circuit party takes over the oasis for a weekend in August, where gay visitors mingle and party hardy at various unique events, pool parties and late-night soirees. Pack your swimsuit for one of the most buzzing LGBT events in the country!

Your guide to desert's LBGT wedding vendors and venues

Your guide to desert's LBGT wedding vendors and venues


Gay weddings aren't a niche in Greater Palm Springs. Couples travel from afar to make their bond here, knowing they will be welcome and celebrated.

John Barrowman honored at LGBTQ event at Barry Manilow estate

John Barrowman honored at LGBTQ event at Barry Manilow estate


John Barrowman plans to place his crystal Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign next to his other favorite honor - his MBE or Member of the Most Excellent Order he got from the Queen and the British government.

Happy Pride!  Check out Destination PSP’s Rainbow Merchandise, HRC, the LGBT Center, and #ILoveGayPalmSprings!

Happy Pride! Check out Destination PSP’s Rainbow Merchandise, HRC, the LGBT Center, and #ILoveGayPalmSprings!


Happy Greater Palm Springs Pride! Check out Destination PSP’s incredible selection of LGBT related merchandise including original #ILoveGayPalmSprings t-shirts, tanks, sticky wallets, mugs …

Here's what to do during Greater Palm Springs Pride this week

Here's what to do during Greater Palm Springs Pride this week


Greater Palm Springs Pride kicks off this Tuesday and goes until Sunday with plenty of things to celebrate for diversity and equality. Now 30-years old, the festival was started to remember the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City, and has grown into one of the biggest LGBT festivals in Southern California.

#ILoveGayPalmSprings @ Palm Springs Pride 2016

#ILoveGayPalmSprings @ Palm Springs Pride 2016


If you're in Palm Springs this November 5-6 for Pride, be sure to come on by and see us at our booth with the folks from GayDesertGuide.com.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

On Monday, November 7th, we'll be doing a seminar titled "Hey Palm Springs, Do You Speak Twitter (and Instagram)?"
Monday, November 7th from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hard Rock Hotel, Fillmore Terrace room – 150 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

Entrepreneur creates empowering events for LGBTQ women

Entrepreneur creates empowering events for LGBTQ women


Mariah Hanson, founder of The Dinah Shore Weekend, a popular annual women's event in Palm Springs, Calif., is transforming lives one social event at a time.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

Mariah Hanson, founder of The Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs Calif., is transforming women's lives one social event at a time. She's producing the world's largest lesbian music festival and fighting gender equality through a conscious effort to employ women.

Our Top 10 Gay Friendly Picks for 2017

Our Top 10 Gay Friendly Picks for 2017


Looking for a holiday destination for 2017 and not sure where to go? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gay friendly destinations around the world

Matt Skallerud's insight:

From Europe to Asia to North America, these gay hotspots won’t disappoint. So without further ado, here’s Our Top 10 Gay Friendly Picks for 2017 – perfectly designed for the discerning gay traveler, the partier, history buff, the cultural fanatic and the beachgoer – there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Palm Springs and Riverside among most LGBT-friendly in the Inland area

Palm Springs and Riverside among most LGBT-friendly in the Inland area


Palm Springs and Riverside are among the most gay-friendly cities in the Inland area, but Fontana and Ontario fall behind on the LGBT-friendly list,

Matt Skallerud's insight:

This year, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage scored a 100, along with other California cities like San Diego, Los Angeles, and Long Beach earning perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index, a survey that rates how well cities across the United States included members of the LGBT community.