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Palm Springs Pride News


Love Rules, Marriage Equality has Arrived

This is the time to celebrate the historic Supreme Court decision allowing same sex couples the freedom to marry. Let the bells ring across the land and let families rejoice because this is a big step forward on the path to achieving true freedom, justice and equality for all. A significant population is now recognized as equal and granted access to all the rights, protections and responsibilities associated with marriage. nationwide victory to the decades-long freedom to marry movement.

This is a momentous win for equality but remember that in 28 states we can marry the one we love only to go to work and be fired for who we truly are or for who we love.  Let’s keep the momentum going and stop religious discrimination acts, ensure access to affordable housing and quality healthcare, fight against discrimination of trans individuals, allow our children to go to school in safe and affirming environments and secure inclusive immigration reform and ensure the rights and protection of incarcerated LGBT and gender nonconforming individuals.


Gay-friendly Alaska Airlines Offers 10% Discounted Fares for Pride

It’s time to get ready for your November gay pride weekend in Coachella Valley! You’ve had a long hot summer and November 6-8 will be your time to relax.  Come mingle with LGBT tourists and friendly allies from around the world.

Alaska_rgbLGBT tourism is huge for Palm Springs and Pride weekend is the biggest of the year.  If you are thinking of heading to Palm Springs for that well deserved pre-holiday stress reliever, gay-friendly Alaska Airlines has a deal for you.

Alaska Airlines is pleased to provide discounted travel to Palm Springs Pride in Palm Springs, CA. Fly Alaska Airlines to Palm Springs and save 10% on flights from any Alaska Airlines city (excluding Hawaii, Mexico and Prudhoe Bay)! Simply click here and travel between November 3, 2015 and November 11, 2015. Book by November 11, 2015. The discount is automatically applied. Or enter EC9341 in the discount code box at Restrictions apply. See site for details.


Nat Reed’s Artwork Featured in Pride Campaign

image003Greater Palm Springs Pride unveiled artwork created by renowned, mid-century modern artist, Nat Reed as the cornerstone of the 2015 marketing campaign for the Palm Spring Pride Festival and Parade scheduled for November 6-8, 2015 in downtown Palm Springs.

“We wanted to take our marketing to an all new level,” stated Ron deHarte, President, Greater Palm Springs Pride. “There are six major Southern California Pride Festivals and we wanted a brand and a compelling image that was iconic, very Palm Springs-centric and that would really stand out,” said deHarte.

Reed, whose gallery is located at 333 N. Palm Canyon Drive, was also excited at the opportunity, enthusiastically agreed to the project.  “When Palm Springs Pride approached me I thought it was a great idea. I love Palm Springs and believe creating something that was inspired by me as a resident artist was a great opportunity to showcase art and, of course, it’s a great event.”  Read More


It’s Time to Secure Space in 2015 Pride Magazine

The annual publication allows advertisers to reach a highly sought aftermarket, while at the same time show their support for the LGBT community. Click for Ad Rates.

The guide includes details for all Official Pride events including the Festival and Parade. It’s a full size, full color, magazine including editorial content.  An added benefit for advertisers is that readers of the Pride Guide typically hold on to it for weeks on end.

35,000 copies of the annual PRIDE Magazine plus an online version will be distributed throughout Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Las Vegas, and San Diego.

Click for Ad Rates.

2015 Palm Springs LGBT Pride Event Dates

  • Kickoff Concert – Friday Nov. 6, 2015, 6:00PM FREE Concert
  • Festival – Saturday & Sunday Nov. 7 & 8, 2015 FREE event
  • Gay Pride Parade – Sunday Nov. 8, 2015 10AM FREE event


Festival Returns to Palm Canyon Dr With FREE Admission

Psychedelic Furs on the US Bank Stage, Arenas Rd at PS Pride 2014. Photo by Bruce Howell.

Palm Springs Pride is Southern California’s popular and longest-running LGBT festival in the Coachella Valley. Palm Canyon Drive will be closed to traffic and transformed into a vibrant, pedestrian friendly Pride Festival, unique to Southern California. A diverse array of artists, entertainers, multiple beverage gardens and purveyors of all sorts including, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to great shopping restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues located along world-famous Palm Canyon Drive and the result is like no place else – Palm Springs Pride.

Palm Springs Pride is scheduled for November 6-8, 2015.