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

November Meeting

We have a new date for this meeting: November 28, 217 that will include a group of exceptional, brave leaders discussing our current situation with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). What happens next and what can we do to help protect our students? Our speakers will include Luz Gallegos, Community Programs Director @ TODEC Legal Center (Training Occupational Development Educating Communities), Alejandra Zamora, an activist for the LGBTQ and Undocumented Communities in Coachella, and representatives from Inland Empire-Immigrant Youth Collective and The Mexican Consulate of San Bernardino.

We hope that with this discussion we help establish a network of visible allies that provide undocumented students’ access to trustworthy, knowledgeable, and sensitive people who provide support, information, and assistance in a safe and nondiscriminatory environment.
The meeting will be at Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs, starting at 6:00 pm. Read more in our Facebook Event post.

Also at this meeting we will be voting on early endorsements of four candidates who will be on the primary ballot in June 2018:
V. Manuel Perez - Riverside County Board of Supervisors, 4th District (incumbent)
Joy Silver,- 28th State Senate District
Eduardo Garcia,- 56th State Assembly District (incumbent)
Dr. Raul Ruiz, - 36th Congressional District (incumbent)


Save the date of November 18, 2017 for the very first Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival at Cabot's Pueblo Museum
The festival will be free to the public welcoming the LGBT community and supporters from throughout Southern California and beyond. DSD will have a voter registration and information booth there. If you'd like to help staff it, please contact us.

The proposed topic for our January 16th meeting is "Taking Back the House" and for our February 20th meeting "Women's History in Palm Springs." Watch this space for additional details as these meetings are confirmed.


Save the date of December 5, 2017 for our annual Members' Holiday Party. Watch for further announcements as details are finalized.

Our annual DSD picnic is tentatively scheduled for April 15th. 2018. Get your taxes filed early and join us for some relaxation and political conversation.