13 local LGBT organizations will be telling their stories during Greater Palm Springs Pride weekend

PALM SPRINGS — The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert announces that it will present its 2nd Annual Exhibition, Telling Their Stories – Celebrating Their Legacy, during Greater Palm Springs Pride weekend, November 4-7, 2022.

An official event of Greater Palm Springs Pride, the exhibition will be at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library in downtown Palm Springs, located at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive. The exhibit will be FREE and open to the public during the following times:

  • Thursday, November 4 from 4-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 5 from 12:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 7 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Telling Their Stories, Celebrating Their Legacy

Frontrunners & Walkers are celebrating their 25th anniversary.

The greater Palm Springs area is known as one of the best LGBTQ+ locations in the world, it is also home to many LGBT organizations, businesses, publications, and events, and that is the focus of this year’s exhibition. It will tell the origin stories of 13 local LGBT organizations, businesses, and events, taking a look back and celebrating their accomplishments and their milestone anniversaries this year.

Trying to answer the question of why gays & lesbians were drawn here to the greater Palm Springs area; was it for the beauty, weather, isolation, or the tendency to live and let live? So many questions and so few answers, at least in any one place from any one source! Working with a small group of community leaders, the LGBTQ+ History and Archives of the Desert trying to answer those questions and more by collecting, preserving, and making accessible the LGBTQ+ history of the Greater Palm Springs Area within the Coachella Valley.

“It’s exciting to see what treasures people have saved throughout the years”, said Julie Warren, one of the Cofounders and Co-Directors.

Still in its infancy, The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert is always looking for documents and memorabilia from bars, inns, restaurants, publications, LGBT organizations, and individuals.

Should you have any LGBTQ+ treasures in your garage, attic, closet, or storage area and would like to donate them, contact the Archives at [email protected] or 760-459-7835.

The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert is a Project of Greater Palm Springs Pride. Follow on Facebook @lgbtqpshistory or visit its new web site