HBO’s The Strange History of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell screens Thursday night at 8pm at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, as part of our Gay Pride festivities, HANDS ON. The documentary follows the movement to allow gays and lesbians to operate openly in the military without retaliation. The director will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening, and you can join us afterward in the Amigo Room for DJ Day and Kingdom (LA)


BUTT Magazine premieres their 2012 pin-up calendar at BUTT SHOP for HANDS ON, our queer music and arts festival at Ace Hotel & Swim Club during Palm Springs Gay Pride, November 2-7. Come get your hands on one and join us at the opening party Wednesday and catch the reception of Jeremy Kost's preview of never-before-seen prints, hosted by Mr. Black LA. Mr. Black follows with a DJ set in the Amigo Room with Howie Pyro til late, and a pool party the next afternoon. Precursors to a curious, complex and unforgettable weekend.



Photos by David Benjamin Sherry, Miguel Villalobos and Samuel Hodge

BUTT Magazine premieres their 2012 pin-up calendar at BUTT SHOP for HANDS ON, our queer music and arts festival at Ace Hotel & Swim Club during Palm Springs Gay Pride, November 2-7. Come get your hands on one and join us at the opening party Wednesday and catch the reception of Jeremy Kost's preview of never-before-seen prints, hosted by Mr. Black LA. Mr. Black follows with a DJ set in the Amigo Room with Howie Pyro til late, and a pool party the next afternoon. Precursors to a curious, complex and unforgettable weekend.



Photos by David Benjamin Sherry, Miguel Villalobos and Samuel Hodge


Stills from PARIS IS BURNING — we’ll be screening this gem poolside Friday night, November 4 at HANDS ON. A document of NYC’s gay ball culture in the 1980s, it explores gender, race, polyester and total realness and leaves you feeling indescribably inspired.

Stills from PARIS IS BURNING — we’ll be screening this gem poolside Friday night, November 4 at HANDS ON. A document of NYC’s gay ball culture in the 1980s, it explores gender, race, polyester and total realness and leaves you feeling indescribably inspired.


Today is the LAST DAY to submit your design for HANDS ON — you can win two nights at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Gay Pride by designing a button we’ll pass out at the event. We’re throwing a music & arts festival with Light Asylum, KINGDOM, BUTT Magazine, Mr. Black, Beyondadoubt, Jeremy Kost, Jackie Beat, Stay Gold and a bunch of other rad people. Read more about the contest on LA Weekly, and enter your design here.

Today is the LAST DAY to submit your design for HANDS ON — you can win two nights at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Gay Pride by designing a button we’ll pass out at the event. We’re throwing a music & arts festival with Light Asylum, KINGDOM, BUTT Magazine, Mr. Black, Beyondadoubt, Jeremy Kost, Jackie Beat, Stay Gold and a bunch of other rad people. Read more about the contest on LA Weekly, and enter your design here.


"As we’ve been blasted with in recent months, gay marriage continues to be a hot-button issue, and will likely be in the upcoming election. For the longest time I’ve had a visual in my head of Veruca La’Pirahna and Jordan Fox getting married! Jordan assuming the role of the woman getting married in a recently gifted wedding dress, given to her by a friend who was married in it 20 years prior and Veruca as this sort of gender-fuck version of a man… So you have this wedding scene, complete with a skull ring and Veruca with a sad face (and we’ll let you decide why)."
A word from our friend Jeremy Kost about his book It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn, a limited edition of which just went up on our shop. These polaroids are originals by Kost, and each is hand-numbered, signed, and tucked away in the back of each book. We’re thrilled to celebrate gay marriage and gay everything — congrats New York!

"As we’ve been blasted with in recent months, gay marriage continues to be a hot-button issue, and will likely be in the upcoming election. For the longest time I’ve had a visual in my head of Veruca La’Pirahna and Jordan Fox getting married! Jordan assuming the role of the woman getting married in a recently gifted wedding dress, given to her by a friend who was married in it 20 years prior and Veruca as this sort of gender-fuck version of a man… So you have this wedding scene, complete with a skull ring and Veruca with a sad face (and we’ll let you decide why)."

A word from our friend Jeremy Kost about his book It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn, a limited edition of which just went up on our shop. These polaroids are originals by Kost, and each is hand-numbered, signed, and tucked away in the back of each book. We’re thrilled to celebrate gay marriage and gay everything — congrats New York!


We’re celebrating Gay Pride in New York this year by donating to Freedom to Marry through our Hand in Hand package, and we’re sweetening the deal with a voucher for the mini-bar, stocked full of all kinds of wordly and otherwordly treats from our friends in every corner of the globe. Book here.

We’re celebrating Gay Pride in New York this year by donating to Freedom to Marry through our Hand in Hand package, and we’re sweetening the deal with a voucher for the mini-bar, stocked full of all kinds of wordly and otherwordly treats from our friends in every corner of the globe. Book here.


Children of the Sun

Our pride weekend wrapped up with an all-day pool party at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. Victor Rodriguez, NARK and Susan in Accounting kept the air full of good music. The Feel Good Spa was giving out free clay masks, so their was an air of earthy glamor to our lounging. We could keep telling you how great it was, and how, after four days of drag shows, pool parties, delicious food and sunshine, everyone was practically glowing. But we’ll just show you instead.

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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


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