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Palm Springs Gets Steamy For LGBT Summer Travelers

Palm Springs Gets Steamy For LGBT Summer Travelers

Palm Springs Gets Steamy For LGBT Summer Travelers! Legendary Playground Is A Paradise.

(PALM SPRINGS) Are you and the boys looking for a place to blow off steam this summer? Have you considered Palm Springs?

Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been the desert playground for gay men.  50s-era stars like Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter made the town their second home because it allowed them to escape the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and enjoy sexual freedom without fear of being outed.  It is that same sexual freedom that continues to be a popular draw for gay travelers today.

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It used to be that things cooled off in the Springs during the hot summer months.  Not anymore.  “We’re keeping the party going through the off-season,”  says Jon Jackson,  owner of INNdulge, one of the area’s leading gay resorts.  He and his partner purchased the hotel with its epic mountain views six years ago.   Since then, they have made significant improvements to the property, including completely refurnishing the entire interior.

“There’s so much to do here. Tons of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.  There are also golf courses, spas, and of course, the springs!”

Palm Springs is a hiker’s paradise with numerous hidden trails along the Coachella Valley.  The shopping cannot be beat, with major retailers in Downtown Palm Springs and on El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert.

Days in Palm Springs are sultry while nights are balmy.  To help beat the heat, Jackson chills the magnificent kidney-shaped pool at INNdulge during the hot summer months.

The pool is the centerpiece of his hotel’s impressive courtyard that features immaculately landscaped lawns and walkways with large modern figure sculptures by artist Mavis McClure.

Palm-Springs-Gets-Steamy-For-LGBT-Summer-Travelers2-682x1024 Palm Springs Gets Steamy For LGBT Summer Travelers“Our spontaneous midnight pool parties attract lots of sexy men from all over town,” Jackson says.  “It probably helps that next to the pool is a 24-hour, 12-man keyhole whirlpool spa.”

The fact that INNdulge is a clothing optional resort probably helps lure guys in, too.

Beginning June 11, INNdulge is offering rooms for only $99.   The deal is valid through September 15, Sunday-Thursday, in the hotel’s non-pool Superior rooms.  Discounts on poolside rooms and weekend stays are also available.  Visit their website.

Alleged Drunk Driver Hits F Bar Passenger Bus Then Flees Scene

Alleged Drunk Driver Hits F Bar Passenger Bus Then Flees Scene
(Photo by HPD) Kasey Joe Lunar

An Alleged Drunk Driver Flees Scene After Hitting Passenger Bus Owned By Local LGBTQ+ Nightclub.

 

HOUSTON Oct. 23 — Sunday night an alleged drunk driver collided with F Bar Houston’s passenger bus in Montrose. The driver of a red Mini Cooper then fled the scene.

The driver has been identified as Kasey Joe Lunar, a 21 year-old of Dickinson, TX. According to Houston Police ‘the driver was headed northbound on Stanford’ when he failed to stop. His vehicle then made contact with the passenger bus. The suspect, then according to witnesses, fled on foot into the surrounding neighborhood.

Houston Police were able to contact Lunar via cellphone and convince him to return to the scene. He returned, and was charged with a DWI. Court documents show Lunar had a blood alcohol level of 0.15.

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(Photo by About News) F Bar Houston Passenger Shuttle Hit By Drunk Driver On Sunday!

“He took off on foot after he hit our bus,” Irwin Palchick, owner of F Bar, stated to About News.

Houston Police Officer stated ‘the driver had been to JR’s Bar and Grill and F Bar, in that order,’ prior to the accident upon request by Palchick.

“There was no one on our bus, and it had very little damage,” Palchick said. The suspect’s car received visible damage and was towed.

Lunar has posted a $5000.00 bond and has been released pending his first court appearance.

 

By Cade Michals (About News, About Magazine)

 

Driver Identified In Deadly Car Attack At Montrose Bar

MONTROSE — Houston Police have identified the driver accused in the tragic killing of an LGBT bar patron early Thursday morning outside a club in Montrose. According to investigators, five bystanders were injured at one person was killed.

Cordale Robinson, 25, is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 339th district court. Robinson was arrested at the scene and hospitalized with several injuries.

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LGBT Journalist, Video Producer Named Victim Of Terrorist Attack In Manchester

LGBT Journalist, Video Producer Named Victim Of Terrorist Attack In Manchester

A Self-Proclaimed Journalist, Video Producer Identified As One Of The Victims Of The Manchester Terrorist Attack That Killed 22 Concert Goers!

(LONDON) — A boyfriend, a self-proclaimed journalist, and producer of social media videos has been identified as a victim of the Manchester Terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 22 concertgoers and injuring 59.

Martyn Hett, 29, has been identified by Manchester police as the one of the victim in one of England’s most deadly terrorists attacks in history. His partner has taken to social media paying tribute.

LGBT-Journalist-Video-Producer-Named-Victim-Of-Terrorist-Attack-In-Manchester1-300x300 LGBT Journalist, Video Producer Named Victim Of Terrorist Attack In Manchester“We got the news last night that our wonderful, iconic and beautiful Martyn didn’t survive,” Hett’s partner, Russell Hayward, said. “I’m in a really bad way so please forgive if I don’t reply.

Hett, who had appeared on TV shows ‘Come Dine With Me’ and ‘Tattoo Fixers,’ was a digital public relations manager Rumpus PR. Hett was headed to the United States after the concert for a two-month vacation.

Russell called his partner his “best friend in the whole world.”