By David Wallace
At the present time, Palm Springs' gay-owned companies are flourishing, or even the Palm Springs paintings Museum cashes in by way of website hosting homosexual fundraising occasions. really a metamorphosis from the Nineteen Sixties, whilst an area pastor was once run out of city while it used to be stumbled on that he was once homosexual. yet something continues to be lacking from Palm Springs—a historical past of the city's transformation from a wintry weather kinfolk inn city right into a year-round, world-famous homosexual vacation spot.
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Extra info for A City Comes Out: The Gay and Lesbian History of Palm Springs
The resort’s then-famous date palms stood throughout the hotel’s evolution, first as a lesbian resort in the 1970s and later as a gay resort called Dave’s Villa Capri. ) Because of its more relaxed policies, Cathedral 30 A City Comes Out City was also the site of most of the Coachella Valley’s first gay and lesbian bars including the Gaf—“fag” spelled backward— and Gloria Greene’s popular His & Hers. Besides the weather, another main reason for Palm Springs’ early popularity as a gay and lesbian (and straight) destination is its proximity to Los Angeles.
In the winter of 1912 Florilla White, born into a Utica, New York, farming family in 1871, visited Palm Springs and stayed David Wallace 39 at Murray’s hotel. The following year she and her younger sister, Cornelia, returned, and they bought and operated Murray’s Palm Springs Hotel. Cornelia, by the way, was quite an adventurer for her time, and there are more than a few people who believe she was also a lesbian (again, such a possibility is vehemently denied today by some older residents of Palm Springs).
By the 1930s and 1940s a number of vacation bungalows as well as the newly coined “motels” sprang up in the Warm Sands area, catering to vacationers who didn’t demand (or care for) the facilities of a full resort like the Desert Inn or the then equally celebrated El Mirador. The Desert Inn made much of the fact that Shirley Temple often stayed there with her family, but they earlier stayed at what is now the clothing-optional Warm Sands Villas. Most locals agree that Palm Springs had begun to come out of the closet in 1976 when El Mirasol, a small resort Howard Hughes built for his friends on Warm Sands Drive in 1947 (and where he reportedly stashed his mistresses as well as friends), was converted into a gay resort.
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