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Center Stage 2021

Join us at Center Stage* as we celebrate 20 years of The Center and honor our incredible team of volunteers who help LGBTQ people along their way each and every day! We are also thrilled to announce The Center's 2021 Legacy Award will be awarded to Mayor Pro Tem of Palm Springs and Center Board Member, Lisa Middleton! Lisa is a long-time champion of The Center and works tirelessly to advance the cause of our diverse LGBTQ community across the Coachella Valley.

For this year’s event, we are moving away from a traditional indoor ballroom setting to provide you and our guests a more comfortable open-air experience, including outdoor cocktails, entertainment, a seated dinner and live auction. 

With the opening of our new LGBTQ Center space in Coachella and the expansion of our Scott Hines Behavioral Health Clinic in Palm Springs, we are thrilled to grow our capacity to serve more people, and to have created the kind of welcoming, well-appointed space our community deserves, all with your generous help!

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    The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation which we are monitoring closely and in real time. Please bear in mind that vaccination only will be required for all Center employees, event attendees, volunteers and vendors. Additional details will be provided closer to the actual event date. Find a vaccine near you.

    Please download your digital vaccine card in advance at https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov or bring your physical vaccine card to the event. Thank you!

  • Do I need to register my credit card or do anything in advance?

    You'll need to register your credit card in order to participate in the live auction or donate at any time during the event. We'll send you more information about this soon, or you can come back to this page later for more details.

  • Live Auction

    Stay tuned for the live auction items!

  • Will there be Entertainment?

    Count on it!! Performing at Center Stage, The Fabus Four, a staple in the Los Angeles jazz & swing scene. Led by saxophonist Jason Fabus and joined by vocalist Natalie Hanna Mendoza, one of the top jazz vocalists in the new group of rising young female stars.

    The group performs the hits of the 1920s-50s "Golden Era" of music, all the way up to covering today’s pop tunes, and are regularly featured on the air at KJazz 88.1FM in Los Angeles.

    Stay tuned for more!

  • Will there be self-parking or valet?

    There is plenty of self-parking available, and just a short walk to and from the entrance of the event. Valet service will not be available.


Thank You to Our 2021 Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor 
Premier Sponsors
Marquee Sponsors
Red Carpet Sponsors
Star Sponsors

Inkind Sponsors
Media Partners
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  • The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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