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October 24, 2005

Gay Palm Springs

Tim Parks tries to explain why the Palm Springs area is popular with gays and lesbians, but most of his reasons are just as good for straight people (great weather, great scenery, proximity to big cities, tolerance, etc.) but in the process he gives us a bit of history and reviews a couple handfuls of gay businesses and other attractions.

Ricardo Gomez of the Desert Gay Tourism Guild lies about the weather and uses the wrong word for "naturists" when interviewed: "Palm Springs weather is constant whether it is winter or summer. It has ideal weather for outdoor activities year round; sun worshipping a la naturalist [sic] or not."

But he saves himself in the end, saying "When the weather is unbearable in other parts of the country, Palm Springs has the best in the nation." Whew!

Filed under Coachella Valley,Gay Issues | permalink | October 24, 2005 at 06:58 PM

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