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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

15,000 lesbians to swarm Palm Springs for Dinah Shore Weekend 2010

The Dinah from Club Skirts

By the early 1990s Dinah Shore’s golf tournament, held in the desert of California’s Coachella Valley every spring, had grown a sizable lesbian following and more parties and events were springing up every year to accommodate them. Mariah Hanson of San Francisco-based Club Skirts promotion company found a way to bring all the events together under one umbrella—the Dinah Shore Weekend, which she also calls The Dinah. A few years later another promotion company, Girl Bar, came on the scene and teamed with Club Skirts for fourteen years. In 2005 both companies went back to running two separate series of events, which seems to have attracted more women.

Dinah Shore is big business. Last year an estimated 15,000 lesbians flocked to Palm Springs, filling its bars, restaurants, hotels and stores with travelers ready to spend money and have a good time. This year Ke$ha headlines The Dinah’s White Diamonds Party on April 2, while Girl Bar features Kelly Rowland at its Circus A Go-Go bash on April 3.  Read more about the history and happenings of the Dinah Shore Weekend 2010 in “San Diego Gay & Lesbian News.”


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