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California city council goes completely LGBT

A transgender and bisexual won seats on the Palm Springs City Council in the November election.

Palm Springs elects an all-LGBTQ City Council, showing the power of gay politics

With its tolerant culture, Midcentury architectural style and lively arts scene, Palm Springs has for decades been a mecca for the LGBTQ community. The city is ranked first in the state and third in the nation among cities with the most same-sex couples per 1,000 households, according to an analysis...

Palm Springs City Council Left Without A Single Straight Voice After Election

Despite their valiant efforts straight people failed to secure a single seat on the Palm Springs City Council in Tuesday’s election.

Palm Springs Elects All-LGBTQ City Council

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A California city council made history Tuesday night, when voters added two more LGBTQ politicians—making the entire five-person body comprised of LGBTQ members for the first time. Lisa Middleton, a transgender woman, and Christy Holstege, who identi… Read The post Palm Springs Elects All-LGBTQ City Council appeared first on Towleroad.

The Palm Springs City Council Is Now 100% Queer

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

" I was judged in this city by the content of my character," says newly elected trans councilwoman Lisa Middleton.

Meanwhile, in Palm Springs, Their City Council Is Now Entirely Queer

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Another bit of good election news. by Christopher Frizzelle It's already a really gay place. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Another bit of good election news I hadn't seen yet: "Lisa Middleton made history Tuesday as the first openly transgender...Show More Summary

Local Government Elects All-LGBTQ City Council For the First Time Ever

Voters in Palm Springs, California, cast their votes for transgender and bisexual city council candidates on Tuesday, making the entire city council LGBTQ.

Palm Springs City Council now entirely queer

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Lisa Middleton is the first openly transgender candidate elected to a nonjudicial office in California. Christy Holstege identifies as bisexual.

Palm Springs Elects Trans Candidate Lisa Middleton To City Council

last monthLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

“If transgender people are being attacked, you need transgender voices to respond to those attacks.”

10 things Obama dogs Sunny and Bo can do in Palm Springs

Nobody loves dogs as much as Palm Springs and the desert communities of the Coachella Valley. You’ll see dogs in restaurants, in the CVS, at the mall, at Palm Springs International Airport, inside City Council chambers, on the golf course and at the spa.        

CALIFORNIA: Anti-Gay Flyer Roils Small Town City Council Campaign

4 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

James Mills reports at Frontiers: In mid-February, some Rancho Mirage voters opened their mailboxes to find an anti-gay postcard attacking openly gay Councilmember Scott Hines with the message “Send Hines Packing Back to Palm Springs...Show More Summary

Weekend Linkage: Burbank Home Prices Up, San Diego & Tijuana's Olympics Bid

· Palm Springs welcomes new house built from steel · Laguna Council votes to hire urban planner, make city better · Transitional housing and cottage food moves forward in Downey · Competition: San Diego/Tijuana combine for 2024 Olympics bid...

Palm Springs independent bookstore fights over lost lease

Tonight the Palm Springs City Council will get a visit from Nacho Libro, a popular character who reads to Coachella Valley children. Nacho Libro will be there to support Latino Books y Mas, a bookstore under threat.

Reggie Cameron: PHOTOS: The Dinah Shore Weekend 2012 In Palm Springs

Club Skirts' Mariah Hanson returned to Palm Springs for the 22nd year, with much fanfare, including a proclamation from the city naming her Honorary Deputy Mayor while the festivities took place. The council member who issued the proclamation,...Show More Summary

Palm Springs City Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Backing Same-Sex Marriage

7 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Palm Springs City Council made its support for same-sex marriage known on Wednesday with a unanimous vote for a resolution supporting it, the Desert Sun reports: The resolution, passed 5-0 in the nearly packed council chambers, states the city supports...

Palm Springs Gays Get Love from City Council, Death Threats from Neighbor

7 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

A symbolic vote to support the freedom to marry brought out the weirdos in Palm Springs Wednesday night. Although most residents were A-OK with the resolution, one guy paraded around with a shirt reading “Leviticus 20:13/Ever Read it?” Oh, good old Leviticus 20:13. That’s the one about how gays “shall surely be put to death.” Well, [...]

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