Festival goers enjoying their afternoon at DiversityDHS Pride Festival at Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, November 18, 2017

Image of five festival goers posing for a group shot. Four males and one female. Two males in red colored text printed overshirts. Female in a white shirt holding a print page and remaining male wearing a lightly red patterned shirt. Each holding either a beer or food.

Guide Dogs of the Desert organization pose with their Silver Poodle service dogs at the Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival.

Image shows four silver poodles, service dogs of Guide Dogs of the Desert along with their handlers standing besides each animal.

Spa City shuttle bus awaiting passengers in front of the Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival grounds at Cabot's Pueblo Museum.

Image shows Desert Hot Springs 'Spa City' passenger van parked in front of Cabot's Pueblo Museum grounds. At right is white metal fenceline with four visible rainbow flags attached at top waving in the breeze.

Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon (left) and DiversityDHS President Sam Messler enjoying an LOL! moment.

Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon (left) and DiversityDHS President Sam Messler (right) both seen in uproar laughter enjoying a light moment together.

'Modern Men' The Coachella Valley Men's Chorus pose for a group photo before the larger than life statue of 'Waokiye' also known as 'The Helper' in Lakota Sioux tradition.

Entire 'Modern Men' Coachella Valley Men's Chorus posing for a group photo in front of the iconic statue of 'Waokiye' (a very large wood carving of an indian) known as 'The Traditional Helper' in the Lakota Sioux lore.

Sam Messler, President of DiversityDHS engaged in an interview with KESQ Television reporter at the festival site.

DiversityDHS President Sam Messler engaged in interview with KESQ television reporter. View of Sam is between reporter (right) in red shirt and stationary video camera on tripod (left)

Inaugural opening statement and presentation before audience includes Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas (left), DHS City Council to his right and further right the entire Board of Directors and President of DiversityDHS.

Image shows Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott matas (left) portion of City Council Members to his right, and further right the entire DiversityDHS Board of Directors standing on a stage in front of rainbow colored text stating: Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival - Unseen behind camera is large audience seated under large area tent.

Desert Sun Newspaper Festival Advertisement (final published run, Friday, November 17th (Arts & Culture Section)


Snapshot image of festival advertisement appearing in The Desert Sun Newspaper. Final published run was November 17th, 2017

Our Season of Festival Fundraising Parties


DiversityDHS has been busy all year making sure our very first November 18th Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival is both adequately funded and well organized.

The following images and videos detail just a few of our many diligent efforts to bring awareness through special events, social-mixers, dance, music and entertainment to the Desert Hot Springs LGBT community as well as the entire Coachella Valley and beyond.

Our work began late in 2016, continues to this day and into the future to our first festival and onto next year's too! Keep an eye on this section as we continue to detail our amazing story through pictures and video!

Dillion's Burgers and Beers Fundraising Event

Advertisement Poster For Hot August Nights - Dillions Burgers and Beers - A night-time scene in front of Dillions Burgers and Beers with several motorcycles parked below a brightly lit establishment sign.

Come and get it! Short video of DiversityDHS 'Hot August Nights' fund raising event at Dillon's Burgers and Beers. Thank you Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Palms Springs, DJ Edward Noriega and many others for this most amazing night!

Posted by Jay Cooley on Sunday, August 6, 2017

A motorcycle themed party at the locally popular Dillion's Burgers and Beers. August 5th, 2017. DJ Noriega and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence wowed the crowd.

See Event Video Above

Playoffs Sports Lounge Fundraising Event

Advertisement Poster For Playoffs Tea Dance. An entertainer - Marquee style poster with framed images of headline entertainers over a rainbow fractal neon impression light source over black background.

Come and get it! A short thank you video to Desert Hot Springs Playoffs Sports Bar & Lounge for hosting yesterday's DiversityDHS Tea Dance.

Posted by Jay Cooley on Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunday Tea Dance just the way you like it at Desert Hot Spring's Playoffs Sports Lounge, September 10th, 2017. A racy bump and grind dance themed event with tunes spun by DJ Noriega. Singing and entertainment by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Palm Springs.

See Event Video Above.

Desert Hot Springs Inn Summer Pool Party

Advertising Poster For Desert Hot Springs Inn Pool Party. An aqua / pool scene with female in swimsuit floating upon a pizza slice shaped raft. Multiple blue / aqua panels describe the set of offerings, i.e. food, entertainment, raffle, movie (John Travolta's famous 'Saturday Night Fever'.)

A evening pizza, movie and swim pool party complete with a 'Merman' gracing poolside to amazed onlookers. Entertainment included a saucy drag show. Hosted at Desert Hot Springs Inn on July 9th, 2017!

Mod Mod World Party At Miracle Springs Spa Resort

Advertising Poster For Mod Mod World Fundraiser Party. A multiple panel display with colors representing the era style. Browns, lime green, dark green, gold. Two persons seen in black and white 60's fashion attire. Other text indicating details of the event (i.e.) dancing, music, cocktails, drawings, etc.

Spring event at Miracle Springs Spa Resort. April 1st, 2017. A 60's Mod World themed cocktail party featuring the dress, music, food and finery of the era. KeishaD rocked the evening and dancing followed shortly thereafter!