The flash of cameras light up the rhinestones on my vintage Studio 54 T-shirt as I skirt the edge of the red carpet at the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC). It’s Saturday night at the world’s biggest women’s party, Club Skirts The Dinah, and I’m about to have a personal meet and greet with headliners, lesbian twins Tegan and Sara.
The ballroom is packed with women dressed in wild outfits for the Black Party — the main event in a week chock full of pool parties, concerts, comedy shows, and a new film festivals. Drinks are flowing, energy is high and the girls just wanna have fun.
Palm Springs, already a gay mecca in California’s Coachella Valley desert, is overflowing at the seams with the influx of 20,000 lesbians from across the country and around the world, who have converged here to let their hair down for a weekend of lesbian bacchanalia.