About Will Dean

Will Dean is the editor of Desert Outlook, an LGBT news and culture magazine based in Palm Springs, California, where he has lived for five years.

Recent Posts

D.A.P. offers free meningitis vaccine

A free men meningococcal vaccine will soon be available in Palm Springs. Desert AIDS Project plans to offer the vaccination, which the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends April 3rd, 2014

Shavings from My Head: The Old Man and the Me

By J. Corbett Holmes Special to Desert Outlook Whenever I see my friend Seth at the gym, we morph into versions of our former selves: New Yorkers with thick accents and irreverent posturing. I April 3rd, 2014

Desert Outlook to celebrate second anniversary with April issue, party

Pick up a copy of the second anniversary issue of Desert Outlook, available April 1 at the magazine’s monthly release party. Here’s a sneak peek inside the issue: We chronicle, with filmmak March 31st, 2014

Randy Roberts presents one-man ensemble at Copa Palm Springs

When Randy Roberts steps onto the Copa stage in drag, he will be acting. In fact, he plans to give a full-on performance. He’s not only recreating the makeup, costumes and moves of some of March 27th, 2014

Chris Kluwe reveals source of anti-gay attitudes in NFL, Michael Sam advice

By Will Dean Whether or not you follow professional football, you’ve probably heard the name Chris Kluwe. The former punter for the Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks bec March 26th, 2014

Playwright parodies Facts of Life antics, insights for Palm Springs audience

Are you a Blair, Jo, Natalie or Tootie? Fans of the 1980s sitcom “The Facts of Life” will understand the question as: Which character did you most identify with? As portrayed by Lisa Whe March 24th, 2014

Contest offers chance to party like VIPs at Coachella Music and Arts Festival

A lucky music fan and a guest could win an opportunity to party like the “Royals” Lorde sings about, during this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The festival takes place ove March 18th, 2014

Author Michael Nava reveals new tale of Mexican heritage, gay subplot

Fans of “Goldenboy,” “The Little Death” and six other novels featuring gay attorney Henry Rios can now immerse themselves in writer Michael Nava’s new epic tale. Nava has written and pub March 13th, 2014

Shavings From My Head: the fast fashion of Internet dating

By J. Corbett Holmes There’s a term used in the fashion industry called “fast fashion.” It means clothing that’s trendy and inexpensive, throwaway clothing. Fast fashion is generally, i March 7th, 2014

Out artist Grayson Malone revisits desert, shows work at La Quinta Arts Festival

To see Grayson Malone’s artworks is to have the immediate sense they were unearthed during a legendary archaeological dig. Her bowls, vases, cremation urns, and other works are reminiscent of March 5th, 2014

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