Posts tagged ‘Palm Springs California’

June 27, 2011

Palm Springs No. 1 in California in Gay couple Cohabitation

by Accidental Bear

Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs rank the highest for gay couples in search of the perfect utopia to spend their golden years. Perhaps it’s because cold weather makes their joints achey but statistics show the gay couple are heading to the desert. -AB

Palm Springs has the highest concentration of same-sex couples living together in California, new findings from the 2010 Census show.

With about 115 same-sex couples for every 1,000 households, Palm Springs ranks ahead of other notably gay-friendly cities like San Francisco and West Hollywood, according to an analysis of census data by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law, based at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Several other Coachella Valley cities ranked at the top of the list, including Rancho Mirage at No. 4, Cathedral City at No. 5 and Desert Hot Springs at No. 10.

Cathedral City Mayor Kathy DeRosa said gay residents have become an important part of her city. READ MORE


March 5, 2011

LET LOVE BE RECOGNIZED BEFORE ITS UNRECOGNIZABLE

by Accidental Bear

What Sucks Worse Than Being A Second-Class Citizen? Forgetting Why You AreI saw this bouncing around blogs and websites yesterday. Crawling into bed spooned up ( or spork if you like) next to my better half and decided to end my wild friday night at home with this 2 minute clip of what appears to be Santa Clauses brothers sitting on a bench. The story has much more history and depth and signifigance much greater than just them.

ALL THEY WANT IS TO GET MARRIED WHILE THEY ARE STILL CAPABLE OF RECOGNIZING ONE ANOTHER BECAUSE SADLY, ONE HALF OF THIS DUO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH Alzheimer’s WHICH IS RAPIDLY TAKING HIS MEMORY. ( SAD FACE)

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Ed and Derence, of Palm Springs, CA, are a couple who submitted their story to Courage Campaign‘s call for stories in the wake of the California Supreme Court’s decision to accept the question regarding the issue of standing in the Proposition 8 case — just to decide whether or not they’re going to rule on the issue! — and then announce that they’re going to drag this decision out for six months-plus. Our field staff drove for several hours out to the desert last week to get their story on video because these are the human faces of what happens while the California Supreme Court insists on taking six months just to hear oral arguments, and more to issue a decision.

February 12, 2011

Imagine, a Gay-centric Gay-borhood in the Desert

by Accidental Bear

First thought Burning man, second thought desert porn shoots, third thought, TOTALLY RAD! I am going to follow this super cities planning and jump on board! I’m far from retiring, but not I’m continuously told to be a better planner.

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Gay Super City Planned for Calif. Desert

By Advocate.com Editors

BOOM X390 | ADVOCATE.COM

Almost a dozen architecture firms have created designs for a proposed gay-centric, pedestrian-friendly community not far from Palm Springs, Calif.

Called Boom, the community would house 300 residences and eight neighborhoods in a space of 100 acres. While originally conceived by a Los Angeles developer as a gay-centered community, Boom would be open to anyone. Aside from homes, amenities include an entertainment center and a “rooftop mist disco.”

Located in Rancho Mirage, Boom has not yet started to wend its way through the city approval process, but its developer hopes to break ground next year and finish construction in late 2014. The project’s first phase would cost about $250 million to develop.

December 27, 2010

Drive, Hike and Gawk with Me: Joshua Tree

by Accidental Bear

Up until today Joshua Tree National Park at 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA has escaped me. U2’s album Joshua Tree was a a staple record to pass the long days of summer back in high school ( ahem, just a few years ago). But that was all I knew of Joshua Tree at the time. Later, as my green thumb grew, I became interested in cacti and desert plants which brought to my attention the truly unique conditions the desert of J.T. Secondly I’ve heard moans of the insane, deadly temperatures during the summer months. I friend who moved to Palm Springs a year ago would text me high temperatures that soared to 117 in the evening. This intrigued me , I wanted to experience this heat torture.

I’ve google searched seasonal plants species and indigenous creatures of the desert, a semi Joshua Tree online stalker. So, a dream came true this morning. As I jumped out of bed, in my oh so gay hotel, I felt like  I had an extra pep in my step, ” Lets go lets go lets GO.” I eagerly prodded my bf to drink up his coffee and down his banana because its JOSUA TREE TIME!

J.T. was all and more than I expected. I WAS unaware of the set up of park though and had to compete with a few to many tourist on the road and interrupting several photos moments. But all is well that ends well. I give J.T. 2 thumbs up! Another event marked off my bucket list.