Sunrise Park, Palm Springs
Saturday, November 3
12PM to 4PM
The Flaggers of the Desert were proud to invite fellow flaggers, poi/fan dancers and friends from everywhere to our inaugural celebration in Palm Springs during Pride weekend. They came to celebrate life and uplifting music with us under the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains.
Our mother event Flagging In The Park has proudly been supported by San Francisco’s Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation, the nonprofit behind REAL BAD. GRGRF offers a $2,000 matching grant for each FITP event. So with the natural tie between events and communities, they agreed to stand behind Flagging in the Desert as well and donate a matching grant of $2,000 that was split between our beneficiaries! Representatives from their Board were with us on the day so we thank them for their generosity.
Leif Wauters, Mike Richey, Jon Lopez, and Amy Sat Prem, our official liaison with our northern namesake. Other very special thank you’s go to the entire FITP family for endorsing and supporting this extension of the magic they worked hard to create, the City of Palm Springs, Jeff Dannels for creating our awesome art and logo, Flagger Central for hosting the details of our event (and so many other things they do), Jeff Kennedy for creating our web presence, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Luc Benech for allowing us use of his sound equipment, and our beneficiaries who give so much to our community – it’s time to give some love back.