The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert is the only non-profit community center in Eastern Riverside County run by and for LGBTQ people of all ages and identities. Its mission is to create a vibrant community by “helping LGBTQ people along their way.” The Center envisions a Coachella Valley with LGBTQ people living authentically and thriving in a supportive and inclusive community. The Center has grown exponentially since its founding – from a team of three to a team of 25, from a budget of less than $500,000 to nearly $2 million, and from a single location in Palm Springs to a physical and programmatic presence throughout the Coachella Valley. Learn more at