Desert-Stonewall Democrats
LGBTQ POLITICAL ACTION ORGANIZATIONAdvancing Equal Rights for all People

February Meeting

The History and Role of Women in Building the City.

Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 6:00-8:00 PM
Many women were instrumental in the growth of mid-century Palm Springs including hoteliers, restaurateurs, celebrities, philanthropists and sports aficionados. Women such as the first all-female tribal council of the Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in 1954. Women such as Pearl McCallum and Zaddie Bunker, real estate developers, and Ruth Hardy, the first female council member. They all placed their stamp on the landscape of the city. That history continues today with our recently elected council and many prominent women business leaders.

Our expert panel will review some of that history and their ongoing role. Don't miss this panel discussion in recognition of Women's History Month.

Also at this meeting we will be voting on endorsement of a candidate for Rancho Mirage City Council and approval of our amended by-laws.

The meeting will be at Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs.


Stonewall In the Desert Awards 2018

You are invited to join DSD at our Stonewall in the Desert 2018 Awards. We are grateful to our growing list of sponsors and would appreciate you joining them as a sponsor or by purchasing a ticket.

We are thrilled to be honoring two incredible individuals: Ruth Debra and Senator Scott Wiener.

Ruth Debra has stepped down as Chair of DSD after many years of serving in this role. As Chair, Ruth led the organization as DSD grew its membership and budget, brought attention to critical issues, and became a significant force in local politics.

Senator Scott Wiener, in his first year in the State Senate, has emerged as a champion for civil rights, authoring groundbreaking legislation including decriminalizing HIV and removing thousands of individuals (mostly men) from the sex offender registry for engaging in consensual sex with a same sex adult partner.

Don't miss this very special event - March 3 at 5:00 pm.

RSVP to [email protected] for further information on sponsorship and tickets.


Save the date for our April meeting - April 17th starting at 6:00PM.


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