Images via Nairn Howard, Love Honor Cherish
Images via Nairn Howard, Love Honor Cherish

Palm Springs, CA – A new Speakers Bureau is being kicked off at The Center with an   inaugural presentation by Eric Harrison of Love, Honor and Cherish on Wednesday, January 11th at 5 pm. Love, Honor and Cherish is an organization launched in May 2008 that aims to repeal Proposition 8 in the next general election in 2012. Love, Honor and Cherish continues to lead the struggle to repeal Prop 8 and Harrison will discuss his organization’s continuing fight for marriage equality.

This will be followed by Getting All Your Ducks in a Row, With Smart Sensible Planning, presented by Joseph Hahn and Cary Boisvert on Thursday, January 12th at 5 pm. Joe Hahn, attorney at law, and Cary Boisvert, mortuary supervisor at Forest Lawn, present in tandem on a range of practical considerations for educating the LGBT community about the tools available to assist in setting up simple, smart and sensible legal and financial controls in their lives.  They will also address how to communicate personal preferences regarding health care and funeral choices to make sure your wishes are respected.

These two FREE lectures will be followed by other upcoming lectures on Stopping Elder Abuse presented by the Palm Springs Police Department on Tuesday, January 17th, and a presentation on How to Manage Your Online Reputation and avoid negative consequences on Wednesday, January 25th.’

In October, 2011, The Golden Rainbow Center became The LGBT Community Center of the Desert.  The mission of The Center is to enrich the lives of the LGBT community.  While maintaining and strengthening senior services as a SAGE affiliate, The Center has undertaken a transformation.  Key areas of change are a major expansion of the counseling program, a youth crisis collaboration with the Trevor Project and more outreach to women, people of color and the transgender community.