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The Guide to LGBTQ Acronyms: Is it LGBT or LGBTQ+ or LGBTQIA+?

Like our LGBTQ community, the LGBTQ acronyms and definitions are always growing and changing. This growth is a good thing and is indicative of the increasing inclusivity of the variance of gender, sexuality, and identity within our community. But what do all these LGBTQ acronyms and letters stand for and mean?

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Summer 2022 Update

One year ago today, I began as Executive Director and CEO of the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, and what a year it has been! In addition to making a cross-country move and learning about a new city and region amid a global pandemic, it was 120 degrees! As I reflect on settling in, I will forever be grateful for this special community’s outpouring of love and welcoming energy — it made all the difference.

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The Power of Pronouns

Words are powerful. They help us to communicate and describe the world around us, but they also help describe us to the world and allow deeper understanding and connection beyond

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Coachella Pride

Like many places across the country, LGBTQ+ people have lived and thrived in Coachella, Mecca, Thermal, and elsewhere in the Coachella Valley… they just tend to get a bit overshadowed

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Spring 2022 Update

In these days of change and continued re-emergence into a new world altered forever by the recent pandemic, the ability to adapt and establish a solid footing in this shifting

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