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World's Biggest Lesbian Gathering Is a Giant Desert Party

The Dinah Shore Weekend is now in its 26th year

(Newser) - What's it like when thousands of lesbians from around the globe drop everything and head out for nearly a week of partying in the California desert? "Gaypocalypse" is the word Arwa Mahdawi of the Guardian came up with. Mahdawi attended the 26th annual Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend,... More »

Scary Find Awaits Florida Woman Under Her Bed

61-year-old discovers alleged burglar hiding there

(Newser) - Not your ideal evening at home: A Florida woman looking for her cats last week reached under the bed, and instead of feeling fur, she made contact with human flesh, the Sun-Sentinel reports via Gawker . Police say the 61-year-old Palm Springs resident was touching Christian Vatovec, 25, a burglar who... More »

You Can Rent DiCaprio's House

Leo renting out Palm Springs estate for $4.5K a night

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio will probably never be your boyfriend, but he could be your landlord. The actor is renting out what ABC 7 refers to as his "Palm Springs compound." The 6-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home on 1.3 acres used to be Dinah Shore's estate, and Leo bought... More »

Calif. Police Chief Quits After Gay Sex Sting

Boss faced backlash after 'egregious case of entrapment'

(Newser) - The chief of police in Palm Springs has stepped down after a heavily criticized crackdown on gay sex in what boosters call "the gayest city in America." Some 19 men were arrested for indecent exposure after a sting operation in an area that's home to 11 clothing-optional gay... More »

10 Amazing Places to Unwind

Forbes lists 10 US getaways from Maui to Maine

(Newser) - Americans need a vacation—badly—with fewer than two-thirds of workers using their allotted time last year, reports Forbes. But not everyone's idea of fun is vegging out . Here are top-notch US getaways for those who like active travel:
  • Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii: Golf, bird-watching and a marine-life preserves.
  • Golden
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Tell-All Book Riles Gay Mecca

Palm Springs residents object to scandalous portrait

(Newser) - Palm Springs is a very gay place. No one is arguing with that. About half the California town’s adult residents are gay, the mayor is gay, and clothing-optional gay establishments dot the landscape. But a recent transplant's new memoir, Postcards From Palm Springs, is riling locals who see it... More »

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