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The Desert Hot Springs Historical Society is dedicated to preserving, acquiring, and displaying the local history of Desert Hot Springs.

May 16, 2022

In 1900 there were less than 100 non-Indian settlers in the Coachella Valley. ​ The homestead act of 1865 enabled adventurous, hardy souls to claim land where it was still available. The desert was free for the taking as homesteaders began to trickle in beginning around 1903.  ​ Cabot Yerxa, one of the early homesteaders…

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SINCE 1984, DAP HEALTH’S MISSION HAS BEEN TO ENSURE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY WITH HIV AND AIDS LEAD HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIVES, BY RECEIVING THE COMPREHENSIVE AND COMPASSIONATE CARE EVERY HUMAN BEING DESERVES.

May 16, 2022

Mission The mission of DAP Health is to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community. About DAP Health   “What you have done is demonstrate that concern for justice, compassion and love for fellow human beings, can accomplish miracles and can sustain human dignity and life where only fear and death would otherwise…

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RAUL RUIZ REPRESENTS DESERT HOT SPRINGS IN CONGRESS. HE’S A FRIEND OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY. A VERY GOOD FRIEND. AND HE’S RUNNING AGAIN.

May 16, 2022

The son of hardworking farmworkers, Dr. Ruiz grew up in Coachella, CA and learned at an early age that the key to attaining the American Dream is hard work and a great education. In the summer of 1990, Raul walked in the desert heat from business to business in the Coachella Valley asking them to…

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Meet Sam ZzeniaMessler, Founder of DiversityDHS and Men of Desert Hot Springs, Your LGBTQ+ Connection.

May 16, 2022

Brooklyn-born boy raised in Buffalo where he began his teaching career in 1971. After relocating to California immediately following the Blizzard of ’77, Sam sought a climate far from snow and cold adding a career in the airline industry to that of being an educator working with students from middle school to high school to…

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PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

May 16, 2022

Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With nearly 400 chapters and 250,000 members and supporters…

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SAGE Advocacy For LGBTQ Seniors. Advocating With And On Behalf Of Our Community.

May 15, 2022

SAGE stands proudly with the LGBTQ+ pioneers across the country who’ve been fighting for decades for their right to live with dignity and respect. We are excited to work with the current administration and key staff in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, plus our nationwide network of affiliates, to advocate for LGBTQ+…

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Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas Discusses The Cannabis Industry

May 15, 2022

Watch this short video and listen to our Mayor speak on the cannabis powerhouse that Desert Hot Springs has become. We rock the cannabis world!

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The Desert Stonewall Democrats (DSD) organization is devoted to advancing equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity

May 15, 2022

DSD supports the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates who support out mission. DSD draws its strength from a nationwide network of individuals and clubs composed of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Democrats who are working to realize the following goals: To educate the LGBT community and people who are supportive of it about the…

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Food Now Strives To Improve The Quality of Life In Desert Hot Springs and Eastern Riverside County By Providing Food Assistance, Community Outreach And Support Services Which Strengthen Families And Build Communities.

May 14, 2022

Food Now provides healthy and nutritious food choices for in-need residents of Desert Hot Springs who would otherwise have to go hungry. 2020 will be remembered for the deadly Covid – 19 disease. The worldwide pandemic and public health crisis are an occurrence which comes along once every hundred years.  Beyond the obvious health crisis, an economic…

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He’s Not Only Our City Councilman, He’s An Amazing Artist! Meet Desert Hot Springs’ Gary Gardner.

May 14, 2022

I spent the Winter of 2014 in the high desert of the Coachella Valley of California working on a book project. I also had the chance to hop on Angus, my trusty Harley-Davidson, and explore the area and take a number of photographs of the ghosts of the desert around Wonder Valley, and the Salton…

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