Pictures are rolling in from our Gay Pride weekend in Palm Springs. Here are some shots from an afternoon by the pool with Jer Ber Jones, Barbie Q, Lady Bear and more, while Wendy, shot girl on skates,   kept everyone refreshed.















More from Saturday evening and the photobooth coming soon.

Photos by Marc Cartwright

Pictures are rolling in from our Gay Pride weekend in Palm Springs. Here are some shots from an afternoon by the pool with Jer Ber Jones, Barbie Q, Lady Bear and more, while Wendy, shot girl on skates,  kept everyone refreshed.


More from Saturday evening and the photobooth coming soon.



Photos by Marc Cartwright


Linda Fabulous won hearts and minds atop to the Ace van on Sunday morning at the Palm Springs Gay Pride Parade. Her dress was like a disco ball, and had a lot in common with the car you see above. Our only regret is that we didn’t bring enough cash to buy it on the spot (with hardhat included).


We’ll be at the Palm Springs Gay Pride Parade Sunday morning with Linda Fabulous and the Ace van (which we’re calling a float for today’s purposes). Stepping off from Ramon and Palm Canyon Drive at 10am. Then we’ll see you by the pool for Children of the Sun with Victor Rodriguez and a bunch of other fabulous DJs. Come to the photobooth and show your pride — and your shame — 1-3pm.
More pictures from Saturday’s poolside performances, and Victor’s dance party in the Commune, up soon.
Photo by Marc Cartwright

We’ll be at the Palm Springs Gay Pride Parade Sunday morning with Linda Fabulous and the Ace van (which we’re calling a float for today’s purposes). Stepping off from Ramon and Palm Canyon Drive at 10am. Then we’ll see you by the pool for Children of the Sun with Victor Rodriguez and a bunch of other fabulous DJs. Come to the photobooth and show your pride — and your shame — 1-3pm.

More pictures from Saturday’s poolside performances, and Victor’s dance party in the Commune, up soon.

Photo by Marc Cartwright


Honeysuckle Hype is curating a queer film night this evening at 6pm in the Amigo Room at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, as part of West Coast Love Train, day three.
She is a traveling, feminist, queer, sexually-explicit performance artist. How’s that for a job title? Here are some questions we had for her about her work and the film night tonight, followed by the lineup.
» And stay tuned for pictures from this afternoon’s poolside performances with Jer Ber Jones, Honey Sound System, Susan in Accounting, Barbie Q, Lady Bear, Phyllis Navidad, Tammie Brown and many more, with shot girl Wendy on skates

If you had to pick a favorite film from tonight’s lineup, what is it and why? 
I’d have to choose Put This on the {Map}, because this Palm Springs Pride season the very life-or-death challenges of being a queer young person in this country are so present.  {Map} is a documentary-style piece made up of fierce young queer voices.  It’s challenging and inspiring in a way that only young people speaking for themselves can be. I especially love that this film and the connected education and action project predate the cluster of 5+ queer youth suicides this Fall, which some have aptly called a “national call to action.”  
Do you make all your costumes? We’re particularly interested in the thong with a flowing chiffon train.Tulle suggesting butt hair is a favorite genre of mine. That thong, and much of the costume was created by Miss Indigo Blue, a burlesque performer, friend, and bizarrely gifted crafter in Seattle. Jamie Von Stratton made the jacket for the costume.Tell us more about “Eat Your Heart Out” and how travelling with the show changed or effected your approach to it.Goodness—I think I am still processing it all.  Eat Your Heart Out is an ongoing multi-modal show where I work through my personal queer engagement with abstractions like food, feminism and the body and concrete things like beef jerky.  How did the experience of traveling with the show change the material?You’ll have to come to Queer Film Night tonight to see some excerpts!You raised money to fund your tour through Kickstarter. Did anyone win the custom pasties or burlesque performance?Nobody did win custom pasties or a custom burlesque performance, but I would consider bids for either!
West Coast Love Train Queer Film Night6 to 8pm // Amigo Room
Tijuana rooftops, queer youth voices, and the things we do to keep ourselves sane…Join us in the Amigo Room for queer film night, a series of short films in honor ofPRIDE.
+ Candide (2005) 10 min Dir. Patricia Montoya
+ 25 Random Things I Did During My Big Fat Lesbian Depression (2009) 10 min Dir. Chris Russo
+ Put This on the {Map} (2009) 34 min Dir. Megan Kennedy and Sid Peterson
+ “You’re a Homo” (Alejandro Parody) (2010) 5 min Sherry Vine
+ “Make Me Moan” (Telephone Parody) (2010) 8 min Sherry Vine
+ Plus selections from Ms. Honeysuckle Hype’s 2010 Show “Eat Your Heart Out”

Honeysuckle Hype is curating a queer film night this evening at 6pm in the Amigo Room at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, as part of West Coast Love Train, day three.

She is a traveling, feminist, queer, sexually-explicit performance artist. How’s that for a job title? Here are some questions we had for her about her work and the film night tonight, followed by the lineup.

» And stay tuned for pictures from this afternoon’s poolside performances with Jer Ber Jones, Honey Sound System, Susan in Accounting, Barbie Q, Lady Bear, Phyllis Navidad, Tammie Brown and many more, with shot girl Wendy on skates

If you had to pick a favorite film from tonight’s lineup, what is it and why? 

I’d have to choose Put This on the {Map}, because this Palm Springs Pride season the very life-or-death challenges of being a queer young person in this country are so present.  {Map} is a documentary-style piece made up of fierce young queer voices.  It’s challenging and inspiring in a way that only young people speaking for themselves can be. I especially love that this film and the connected education and action project predate the cluster of 5+ queer youth suicides this Fall, which some have aptly called a “national call to action.”  

Do you make all your costumes? We’re particularly interested in the thong with a flowing chiffon train.

Tulle suggesting butt hair is a favorite genre of mine. That thong, and much of the costume was created by Miss Indigo Blue, a burlesque performer, friend, and bizarrely gifted crafter in Seattle. Jamie Von Stratton made the jacket for the costume.

Tell us more about “Eat Your Heart Out” and how travelling with the show changed or effected your approach to it.

Goodness—I think I am still processing it all.  Eat Your Heart Out is an ongoing multi-modal show where I work through my personal queer engagement with abstractions like food, feminism and the body and concrete things like beef jerky.  

How did the experience of traveling with the show change the material?

You’ll have to come to Queer Film Night tonight to see some excerpts!

You raised money to fund your tour through Kickstarter. Did anyone win the custom pasties or burlesque performance?

Nobody did win custom pasties or a custom burlesque performance, but I would consider bids for either!

West Coast Love Train Queer Film Night
6 to 8pm // Amigo Room

Tijuana rooftops, queer youth voices, and the things we do to keep ourselves sane…
Join us in the Amigo Room for queer film night, a series of short films in honor of
PRIDE.

Candide (2005) 10 min Dir. Patricia Montoya

+ 25 Random Things I Did During My Big Fat Lesbian Depression (2009) 10 min Dir. Chris Russo

+ Put This on the {Map} (2009) 34 min Dir. Megan Kennedy and Sid Peterson

+ “You’re a Homo” (Alejandro Parody) (2010) 5 min Sherry Vine

+ “Make Me Moan” (Telephone Parody) (2010) 8 min Sherry Vine

+ Plus selections from Ms. Honeysuckle Hype’s 2010 Show “Eat Your Heart Out”


Trannyshack in The Commune

Don’t eat breakfast while you read this. Trannyshack was revolting, brilliant, hilarious.

WEST COAST LOVE TRAIN at Ace Hotel Palm Springs

Saturday

Noon to 4pm - Pool Party: Jer Ber Jones hosts DJs Honey Sound System and Susan in Accounting, plus performances by Barbie Q, Lady Bear, Phyllis Navidad, Tammie Brown and many more, with shot girl Wendy on skates

6 to 8pm - Queer Film Showcase: Two hours of queer art and short films hosted by Honey Suckle Hype, poolside and free to everyone

9pm to 2am - Drag Show and Dance Party: DJs Juanita More, Chris Bowen, Honey Sound System and Victor Rodriguez, plus live drag performances with special guests

Sunday

10am to noon - Gay Pride Parade: Downtown Palm Springs, see you there

Noon to 4pm - Children of the Sun Special Pride Edition: Pool Party mashup with lots of DJs playing mini sets including Victor Rodriguez, Chris Bowen, Honey Sound System, Susan in Accounting and many more



Photos by Marc Cartwright


HONEYSUCKLE HYPE & JER BER JONES

This afternoon by the pool at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, we were wowed by Honeysuckle Hype and Jer Ber Jones. Jer Ber’s twisted glamour and Honey’s cactus crotch just really did us in. DJs L.A. Kendall and Barbeau presided between shows.

Plus we had a photobooth in the yurts. We’ll be doing it again tomorrow afternoon, between noon and 4 if you want to come by and get your picture taken. We encourage you to test the limits of what can be legally posted on our blog.

Stay tuned for pictures from Trannyshack in the Commune. Here’s an appetizer.



Photos by Marc Cartwright


Just a hint of things to come. We got some incredible pictures today of Jer Ber Jones and Honeysuckle Hype (pictured here) performing by the pool for West Coast Love Train, day two. We wish both of these people would be waiting for us each morning when we wake up. As Jer Ber’s falsies floated in the hot tub and Honey adjusted her feathered thong, we felt glad to be alive. Stay tuned for the bright and beautiful evidence of it all, up here soon.

Photo by Matt Lindstrum

Just a hint of things to come. We got some incredible pictures today of Jer Ber Jones and Honeysuckle Hype (pictured here) performing by the pool for West Coast Love Train, day two. We wish both of these people would be waiting for us each morning when we wake up. As Jer Ber’s falsies floated in the hot tub and Honey adjusted her feathered thong, we felt glad to be alive. Stay tuned for the bright and beautiful evidence of it all, up here soon.



Photo by Matt Lindstrum


Pool parties, private parties, guilty parties, tea parties of the good sort. We’re just getting started. Last night, we kicked off the West Coast Love Train at Ace Hotel Palm Springs with DJ NARK, Vintage Youth and L.A. Kendall in the Amigo Room. We not only loved Vintage Youth’s outfits, we were also able to check our lipstick in David’s back. Seriously, all of these people were incredible.

This whole weekend is full of amazing performers and good spirits. We’re going to be keeping track of all of it here, and posting pictures and updates, so stay tuned — you can click the West Coast Love Train button in the sidebar for all posts. Today, come to the pool to see the legendary Jer Ber Jones perform with Honeysuckle Hype, L.A. Kendall and DJ Barbeau. You can also get your picture taken in any state of undress in our photobooth around 1pm and 3pm. Check out the whole schedule here:

Friday

Noon to 4pm - Pool Party: Jer Ber Jones and Honey Suckle Hype host and perform with DJs LA Kendall and Barbeau

8pm to 2am - Tranny Shack Dance Party & Performance: Tranny Shack SF Live in Palm Springs with DJS LA Kendall and Barbeau

Saturday

Noon to 4pm - Pool Party: Jer Ber Jones hosts DJs Honey Sound System and Susan in Accounting, plus performances by Barbie Q, Lady Bear, Phyllis Navidad, Tammie Brown and many more, with shot girl Wendy on skates

6 to 8pm - Queer Film Showcase: Two hours of queer art and short films hosted by Honey Suckle Hype, poolside and free to everyone

9pm to 2am - Drag Show and Dance Party: DJs Juanita More, Chris Bowen, Honey Sound System and Victor Rodriguez, plus live drag performances with special guests

Sunday

10am to noon - Gay Pride Parade: Downtown Palm Springs, see you there

Noon to 4pm - Children of the Sun Special Pride Edition: Pool Party mashup with lots of DJs playing mini sets including Victor Rodriguez, Chris Bowen, Honey Sound System, Susan in Accounting and many more



Photos by Marc Cartwright and Hunter Gatherer


If you’re not either in Palm Springs or on your way already, you might want to reconsider your weekend. It’s Gay Pride weekend in the desert, and the West Coast Love Train at Ace Hotel Palm Springs starts tonight. Pool parties, dance parties, private parties, guilty parties, tea parties of the good sort. We’ll be keeping you posted with pictures, videos, interviews and incriminating evidence through Monday. Stay tuned.

Photo by Rolling Blackouts

If you’re not either in Palm Springs or on your way already, you might want to reconsider your weekend. It’s Gay Pride weekend in the desert, and the West Coast Love Train at Ace Hotel Palm Springs starts tonight. Pool parties, dance parties, private parties, guilty parties, tea parties of the good sort. We’ll be keeping you posted with pictures, videos, interviews and incriminating evidence through Monday. Stay tuned.



Photo by Rolling Blackouts


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