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Brothers of the Desert Unveils Their Fall 2023 Lineup

Updated: Aug 5, 2023

And it's full of exciting must-attend events for Black Gay Men and their allies.

A picture of 6 black gay man dressed in cocktail attire.
Pictured Left To Right ( Tim Vincent, Michael Taylor, Wes Rankin, C. Aigner Ellis, Robert Street, Perry Lang, and Kenneth Montiero)

Breaking news! Brothers of the Desert, a local non-profit organization that empowers black gay men and their allies living in the Coachella Valley, has just announced their fall 2023 lineup of events. Their lineup has two annual events that have become staples on the LGBT and Black social calendars and a new event based on a popular game show. So, if you are a black gay man or an ally living in the Coachella Valley, get ready to mark your calendars and join Brothers of the Desert as they usher in their fall 2023 lineup of events.

If the Wellness Summit and New Year's Gala weren't enough, Brothers of the Desert is kicking off the fall event lineup with a live rendition of the Dating Game. Local drag queen comedian Patty Cakes will host the event at the Palm Springs cultural center, with proceeds going to Brother's 911 Fund for members in need. The event is on September 9, 2023, and it will be an exciting evening for everyone involved.

Next up on the roster is the Wellness Summit, a one-day event that features presentations from over a dozen thought leaders in the areas of physical and mental health, financial literacy, spirituality, and the arts. The Wellness Summit is now in its fifth year, and it has grown to fill the entire weekend. This event includes the Friday night "Meet The Speakers" opening reception, presented by Icon City Entertainment, which is in its third year and a soulful brunch on Sunday. The official summit is on Nov. 12, 2023, so make sure you mark your calendars for this fantastic event.

Last on the list is the annual New Year's Gala, which is returning for its sixth year. Anticipation is rising as we wait to see how they will outdo last year's event, which featured a silent auction, a live DJ, and a performance by award-winning artist Niki Howard. The New Year's Gala will take place at the Margaritaville Resort and Spa.

In addition to these exciting events, Brothers of the Desert has been busy with other programs designed to empower black gay men and their allies. The organization offers mentoring, networking opportunities, and training for members to work towards greatness. They have indeed made a significant impact in the lives of many black gay men in the Coachella Valley. Their efforts to empower and uplift the black gay community have been commendable, and their fall 2023 lineup is a testament to their commitment.

The fall 2023 lineup from Brothers of the Desert has a little something for everyone. Their events are not just about having fun and socializing, but it's also about empowering the black gay community. The Wellness Summit and New Year's Gala have become an essential part of the social calendar, and the live rendition of The Dating Game will undoubtedly be a night to remember. So, mark your calendars and join Brothers of the Desert as they usher in their fall 2023 lineup of events. The Coachella Valley will never be the same again.


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