Festival goers enjoying their afternoon at DiversityDHS Pride Festival at Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, November 18, 2017
Guide Dogs of the Desert organization pose with their Silver Poodle service dogs at the Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival.
Spa City shuttle bus awaiting passengers in front of the Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival grounds at Cabot's Pueblo Museum.
Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon (left) and DiversityDHS President Sam Messler enjoying an LOL! moment.
'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.
Sam Messler, President of DiversityDHS engaged in an interview with KESQ Television reporter at the festival site.
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.
Desert Sun Newspaper Festival Advertisement (final published run, Friday, November 17th (Arts & Culture Section)
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
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
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
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
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!