More than 30,000 attendees pack the White Party in Palm Springs. (Photo: Lisa Werner / Alamy)
Drive two-hours from Los Angeles or San Diego and you’ll reach Palm Springs, a gay-friendly oasis in the Southern California desert. The town lays claim to more LGBTQ-exclusive resorts than anywhere else in the world. In spring, gals claim the city for Dinah Shore Weekend, while the White Party Palm Springs often attracts more than 20,000 gay men to the region. When fall arrives, celebrate Greater Palm Springs Pride and get in line for the Cinema Diverse LGBTQ Film Festival.