Pre-Conference Workshop for the Finding Freedom LGBTQ Symposium: Desert Aids Project presents The ABCs of Working With LGBTQ Inclusion
January 24, 2019
The Riviera Palm Springs, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
Presenters will examine regional trends, issues and concerns, and discuss what is on the horizon both socially and legally for LGBTQ+ treatment staff, community members and clients. Attendees will explore personal and professional inclusiveness and what could be improved to create a safer space for community members and clients. Click here to learn more.
25th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards
February 9, 2019
Palm Springs Convention Center
The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards is attended by more than 2,000 of the Coachella Valley’s most fashionable humanitarians making red carpet arrivals and the after-party events unto themselves. This year marks the 25th year for Desert AIDS Project’s largest fundraising event which is named for one of D.A.P.’s earliest financial supporters, the designer Steve Chase. Click here to learn more!
Free Hepatitis-C CME Forum
March 23, 2019
University of California Riverside at Palm Desert
Learn the Best Strategies to Treat, Cure, and Refer. This forum open to Coachella Valley medical and social service professionals.
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2VR8XxH
Transgender Day of Visibility
March 31, 2018
Riverside County Public Library
Empowering the Transgender, Intersex, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary People with the help of activists and allies. We hope you come to bring the community together to educate the community of Gender Diverse needs and issues. Click here to learn more.
Dining Out for Life
April 25, 2019
Coachella Valley Restaurants
Over 80 local restaurants participated in the 2018 Dining Out for Life event raising over $280,000 for client services at Desert AIDS Project. Greater Palm Springs ranks in the top three fundraising markets out of 52 locations who participate in Dining Out for Life each year across North America. Each participating restaurant donates 33% – 100% of the days gross sales of food and beverage. www.desertaidsproject.org/events
6th Annual Queen of the Desert
May 31, 2019
Palm Springs Cultural Center
- This annual So-Cal lip synch competition shines a spotlight on local drag performers and sells out quickly. Participants compete in bathing costume, evening gown and performance categories as they vie for the coveted title of ‘Queen of the Desert 2019’ while raising funds for Desert AIDS Project via fan favorite voting. Ticket link coming soon!