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Palm Springs Pride shares plans for 2020 Pride Weekend taking place Nov. 6-8

Palm Springs Pride shares plans for 2020 Pride Weekend taking place Nov. 6-8

Pride Weekend is November 6-8 in Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Pride invites the community to come together in solidarity, in the spirit of activism, and to demonstrate resilience under the theme Exist. Resist. Persist. A combination of social distanced, in-person and virtual programs are scheduled.

State guidelines don't allow for large events where groups of people will gather so don’t expect a Pride Parade with thousands of spectators or flying unicorns along Palm Canyon Drive. Safety protocol also means our traditional Festival with entertainment and the vendor marketplace will return November 1-7, 2021 for the Palm Springs Pride, “You Are Included 35th Anniversary” celebration.

We stand together with our LGBTQ+ colleagues, friends and neighbors as the 2020 reimagined, safe, socially distanced Pride Week celebration comes to life. We are focused on delivering a Safer Together, Greater Together message that everyone is welcome and respected for who they are in Palm Springs. We believe that all people deserve a diverse, inclusive, accepting, and welcoming safe space to celebrate Pride and our community. In lifting each other up even when it's hard, even during a pandemic, we build allies, opportunities, and resources to live our best lives and help those around us do the same. This includes helping our community, business and non-profit partners through these challenging financial times.

November 3

Rally Against Racism

Virtual Rally

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Join this virtual rally against Racism! Your vote is needed to elect politicians who will tear down institutionalized racism and build institutions that promote life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Return ballot ASAP or well before Nov 3

Track your ballot here

Location: A polling location near you

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November 6

Flag Raising

Livestream event

10:00 AM

presented by Gilead 

We’ll open up Pride with our traditional Flag Raising and even though we won’t be able to gather in person, we’ll be able to watch a livestream of our elected officials and community members share what Pride means to them. Virtually cheer on and witness the unfurling the giant rainbow from the top of iconic buildings and homes across the city. Rainbow flags, symbolic of both the unity and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community will fly throughout the city and remind the world that everyone is supported, embraced, and welcome in Palm Springs. Facebook Event

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November 6

Interfaith Pride Kabbalat Shabbat

Livestream event

6:30 PM

We invite people of all faith communities and beliefs to join the 2020 Pride Welcoming of the Sabbath Service.

The Interfaith Pride Kabbalat Shabbat is a pluralistic online prayer service with a core of Jewish liturgy will include song, ancient poetry, contemporary readings and meditation led by members of our local clergy.

Join us on Facebook LIVE.

Presented BY: Or Hamidbar PS, United Methodist Church of Palm Springs, Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC, Hope Palm Springs, and Saint Gilles Catholic Community.  Facebook Event

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November 6 & 7

Light Up the Night

A Virtual Lighting Ceremony

5:00 PM to Midnight

presented by Gay Desert Guide and Alaska Airlines

The best display of lights - in pink or rainbow - could win you air travel for two on Alaska Airlines and other great prizes. 

Like never before, the Coachella Valley Unites in Support of the LGBTQ Community and to honor those impacted by COVID-19.

Valley residents are invited to celebrate Pride and Light Up the Night with pink or rainbow lights at home or their business on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7.

In Palm Springs, Pride Week usually involves large crowds at events across the city. This year, as Pride Week events adapt to a new world of COVID-19 restrictions, valley residents will come together to Light Up the Night in a new and special way as Palm Springs Pride’s inaugural lighting ceremony comes to living rooms, windows, front yards and porches across the valley. Those participating will join thousands of other private home-based light ups across the valley to take part in a new virtual lighting ceremony. The community in invited to light up their homes, and businesses with pink or rainbow lights, to foster a spirit of community and solidarity and affirm their support for LGBTQ equality, equity and diversity.  Light Up the Night will also honor those impacted by COVID-19, to remember loved ones lost and impacted. Together we will create a glowing show of community support and hope for a future free of the darkness coronavirus brings to our lives.

Check out Facebook event for details on prizes to the best decorated or creative light displays.

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November 6

Pride Drive-in Movie Night screening of “Cured”

5:30 – 9:30 PM

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Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Rd

Pride Drive-in Movie Night presented by Nissan on Nov 6 and Nov 7.  Socially Responsible + Nostalgic Fun: The Palm Springs Cultural Center Drive-In Experience invites you to step back in time under the starlit Palm Springs night and re-live the magic of yesteryear with a modern pop-up cinematic twist!

Join us and celebrate Greater Palm Springs Pride 2020 at the PS Cultural Center Drive-In. The film is brought to you by our presenting sponsor NISSAN and is a partnership between Greater Palm Springs Pride and the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

Five years in the making, CURED illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses. Before this momentous 1973 decision, the medical establishment viewed every gay and lesbian person as diseased and in need of a cure. Business and government used the mental-illness classification to justify discrimination and bigotry. As long as lesbians and gay men were “sick,” progress toward equality was nearly impossible.

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Pride Party Packs TO GO

A fundraising promotion presented by Effen Vodka and supported by Trio and Channel Q 103.1FM.

Plan ahead and leave the party planning to us. Order your Pride party packages today and pickup curbside at Trio on November 4, 5, 6, or 7th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All proceeds go to fund Palm Springs Pride's year-round civic engagement, events and programs.

The Pride theme party packs will offer a variety of cocktails kits for pickup and will encourage same household Pride celebrations on Pride Weekend. Kits feature Bud Light Seltzer, Effen Vodka, Hornitos, Jim Beam, Cruzan Rum, SQRRL Whiskey, mixers and plenty of Pride Swag.

Must be 21 w/ valid ID. Party Packs are TO GO only. Order online by Noon, Friday 11/6/20. Contactless pick up your Pride packs curbside at Trio - 707 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs.

Purchase online at apps.pspride.org

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November 6

Rebroadcast of the 2017 Palm Springs Pride Parade

Livestream event

7:00 PM

While we wish we could gather as usual for Palm Springs Pride - especially for the parade - due to the pandemic, we can't. But we're doing the next best thing!  Not one parade, but three!  PromoHomo.TV will be rebroadcasting, in their entirety, the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Palm Springs Pride Parades, available worldwide on YouTube, Facebook and at PromoHomo.TV. The 2018 parade will air November 7 and the 2019 parade can be seen November 8.

Watch Live

Official PromoHomo.TV YouTube Channel

Official Nicholas Snow Facebook Page

Official Palm Springs Pride Facebook Page

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November 7

Pride Drive-in Movie Night screening of DOUB"L"E FEATURE "Ahead Of The Curve" and "Exist, Persist, Resist, and Thrive."

5:30 – 9:30 PM

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Camelot Theatres

2300 E Baristo Rd

The Double Feature is brought to you by our presenting sponsor NISSAN in partnership with Lesbo Expo, and the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

AHEAD OF THE CURVE is the story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history you’ve never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today. Growing up, Franco never saw any representation of queer women–she didn’t even know it was possible for a woman to be gay. When she realized she was a lesbian, it changed the course of her life.

Exist, Persist, Resist, and Thrive is a community film focusing on queer women/lesbians. Produced by Lesbo Expo Presents, Directed by Shann Carr and Marnie Navarro the film strives to present visibility, creativity, and community for the Pride community and beyond. Featuring entertainers you love, commentary, funny stuff, and all the creativity the women's community has to offer.

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November 7

Front Runners Pride 5K run and walk

An individual participation event. No group activities.

Although we cannot meet in person, we are not letting 2020 go by without our annual Pride Run & Walk and the opportunity to raise needed funds for our amazing beneficiary - the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert.

With our virtual run, you choose your own 5K route and run or walk anytime on Pride Weekend: Nov 6th - 8th. And best of all - anyone around the globe can participate. That’s right - our Palm Springs Front Runners & Walkers friends and family around the globe can join the fun!

Register now, and also join the Facebook event and follow us on Instagram. Join the virtual celebration!

For details, visit our event website.

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November 7

Rebroadcast of the 2018 Palm Springs Pride Parade

Livestream event

7:00 PM

While we wish we could gather as usual for Palm Springs Pride - especially for the parade - due to the pandemic, we can't. But we're doing the next best thing!  Not one parade, but three!  PromoHomo.TV will be rebroadcasting, in their entirety, the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Palm Springs Pride Parades, available worldwide on YouTube, Facebook and at PromoHomo.TV. The 2017 parade will air November 6 and the 2019 parade can be seen November 8.

Watch Live

Official PromoHomo.TV YouTube Channel

Official Nicholas Snow Facebook Page

Official Palm Springs Pride Facebook Page

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November 8

A Sunday Brunch Encore presentation of the 2019 Palm Springs Pride Parade

Livestream event

11:00 AM

While we wish we could gather as usual for Palm Springs Pride - especially for the parade - due to the pandemic, we can't. But we're doing the next best thing!  Not one parade, but three!  PromoHomo.TV will be rebroadcasting, in their entirety, the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Palm Springs Pride Parades, available worldwide on YouTube, Facebook and at PromoHomo.TV. The 2017 parade will air November 6 and the 2018 parade can be seen November 7.

Watch Live

Official PromoHomo.TV YouTube Channel

Official Nicholas Snow Facebook Page

Official Palm Springs Pride Facebook Page

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November 8

Pride Tea Dance 

Livestream event

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

presented by KGAY 106.5

Enjoy your own private Sunday Tea Dance at home with DJ Galaxy and dance away to his unique set of today’s hits, throwback jams, and custom DJ Galaxy remixes.

Online via Twitch @ TWITCH.TV/KGAY1065

Pride month is usually a time to connect with friends, old and new, as we celebrate the progress we've made and recharge for the work ahead.

We know it's difficult to think about celebrating as we are facing a global pandemic and fighting for racial justice. However, it's so important for us to stay connected as a community and take care of our mind and spirit at the same time.

Join us on our virtual dance floor as we host our Virtual Pride Tea Dance!  Facebook Event

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For more information please visit: apps.pspride.org