PRESIDENTS, MAYORS & DRAGS - OH MY!
PRESIDENT & MRS. GERALD FORD at the First Desert AIDS Walk. She surprised everyone when she said, "I hope you don't mind but I brought someone with me" - and the president enters to the cheers of a sustained standing ovation.
STAN HENRY flanked by his father & grandfather at his installation dinner in 1995 when he became the Cathedral City police chief. He now serves as that city's current mayor
Palm Springs early pioneers & visionaries: ALBERT FREY, FRANCIS CROCKER, & CULVER NICHOLS in front of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library. The P.S. Aerial Tram, P.S. City Hall & the Tramway gas station "Flying Wedge" are just a few of their contributions to the City of Palm Springs. Photo 1992.
Gloria Greene presented an award from Palm Springs Mayor Wil Kliendeinst at Evening Under the Stars, 1997
PETER & BOB (Vista Grande), DARYL JAMES; BOB HOVEN; BILL GORDON; ME; WALKER & BOB (Hacienda en Sueno). We had dinner at Robi restaurant in LaQuinta. Limo service was provided by Ultimate Limousine Service with Bob Lombardo. 1990.
JEANNETTE ROCKEFELLER & DARYL JAMES with the basket she donated and he bought at the annual Hoe-Down at ALAN KELLER's home, mid 1990s.
On left, Maggie & Dick DiBona - they hosted a number of AAP fundraisers at their Rancho Mirage estate.
Mayor Wil Kleindeinst presents DAP director Marc Haupert with the 1998 City Proclamation. Council-members Stan Barnes, Deyna Hodges & Jeanne Reller applaud
GAY PRIDE PARADE on Mesquite in June 1994. Original lay-out sheets when cut & paste meant exactly that!
Lee Brewer & Jack Pray - Jack was DBA president and membership increased dramatically with his leadership. Photo circa 1989.
Cathedral City Mayor George Hardy with Shirley Copeland and Cattails owner Ken Hineman, photo circa late 1980s.
ADULT BUSINESS ORDINANCE - Jan at the Vista Grande demonstrates what to expect upon its adoption in Palm Springs
PALM CANYON INN - DESERT HANGOUT - CAMP PALM SPRINGS - SKYLARK - Poolside was always an eyeful, 1996. The Palm Canyon Inn was in operation during the late 1970s & early 1980s with owners David & Lowell.
COMMITMENT - The February 27, 1998 edition featured excepts from the book "Men Together" by Anderson Jones. Models: Lee Walton & Phil Catalli
DESERT AIDS WALK - Our commitment to the DAP provided us the opportunity to honor the participants, volunteers and staff of the Project
KANE PRICE - our photographer whose creativity and imagination brought our covers to life, Christmas 1999.
As we research our archives we will include more historical photos of the desert gay community during the early 80s through the 90s. Early photos were B/W since we were not running 4-color in the magazine until 1994 when we went to a web press. Photos will be rotated regularly. Will you be included in upcoming online Desert Gay History photo album pages? Click on each photo to reveal the caption.