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#ILoveGay Today - Mariah Hanson: The Dinah in Palm Springs

Episode Summary

#ILoveGay Today meets up with Mariah Hanson, an icon and pioneer in the LGBTQ+ community and founder of The Dinah, one of the largest lesbian events worldwide returning to Palm Springs Sept 21-25, 2022. Celebrating its 31st year, we chat with Mariah about how she got started back in 1991 with her first event held at the Palm Springs Modern Art Museum, and how The Dinah has evolved into what it is today. Having created a music festival combined with a lesbian pool party event, this year has Taylor Dayne, as well as a whole host of amazing queer performers. We also chat about how her event was part of a recent documentary, Ahead of the Curve, by Frances "Franco" Stevens. We also chat about her inclusion of local organizations in Palm Springs, including the Coachella Valley LGBTQ+ Center, Gay Desert Guide, KGAY and Visit Greater Palm Springs.