The Dinah Was Awesome This Year (With Pics)

Author: , April 9th, 2016

The Dinah

WELCOME to The Dinah — the world’s biggest lesbian festival where more than 20,000 women meet every year for pool parties alongside celebs like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

These outrageous pictures from inside the Palm Springs party show thousands of bikini clad revellers enjoying the Florida sun, booze and debauchery. Almost everyone at the party — where ‘flashing is normal’ — is female.

The five-day mega event, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, is the largest female festival in the world attracts celebrity fans and performances by Katy Perry and The Pussycat Dolls.

Full Story at the Sun

Palm Springs Gay Travel Resources

Other Gay Travel Events

The Dinah Celebrates 25 Years

Author: , January 23rd, 2015

The Dinah

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is turning twenty-five and taking the event to a new zenith.

A quarter-century ago, Mariah Hanson did more than just kick-start her Dinah. She also and most importantly launched what would become her enduring legacy to both the city of Palm Springs and the LGBT community.

From a small, one-night event at a Palm Springs museum with 1,500 participants twenty-five years ago, to booking lavish locations at deluxe hotels over five days of epic pool parties and world-class entertainment with some 15,000-plus attendees and major corporate sponsors today, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend has evolved into one of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley’s largest tourism boosters and undisputed biggest lesbian event of its kind in the world.

The natural symbiosis shared by these two iconic LGBT Mecca has continuously been a match made in heaven. More than a tradition The Dinah Shore Weekend has over these past 25 years (and counting) become a Palm Springs institution and one of the city’s most popular spring attractions.

As one of the early pioneers, the Dinah has become one of Palm Spring staple events sharing the spotlight with the likes of the Coachella Music Festival, Stagecoach, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, the BNP Paribas Open Trophy, and the PGA and LPGA golf tournaments -all intrinsically linked to the famous desert community.

In the span of twenty five years The Dinah has cemented its status as not only an event the entertainment industry’s most elite go to but also as a trendsetting event that music industry insiders watch and jockey to book their artists’ performances.

It is the only acknowledged all-girl party that features such a phenomenal line-up of talent to ever to perform at a lesbian event. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Colbie Caillat, India Arie, The Pussycat Dolls, Kesha and more recently Iggy Azalea, are just a few examples of major recording artists that headlined the epic event while still “unknown” and then systematically went on to hit international superstardom.

While The Dinah has been spearheading music careers, it has, most importantly, also been transforming lives and making a difference in and for the LGBT community. Offering an unparalleled one-of-a-kind experience for myriads of women who come every year from all over the world to enjoy the freedom to be who they truly are without fearing the judgment of others, and gain, as well, a tremendous amount of self worth.

The event has also been serving as a platform to mobilize the LGBT community around humanitarian projects and social issues, famously partnering in previous years with a variety of activist associations and charity organizations such as GLAAD, HRC, NOH8, Love is Louder, Equality California, and The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center among others.

The Dinah has certifiably come to represent an ever-growing movement that has crossed over to mainstream bringing more and more visibility to the lesbian community – one that had never existed before.

As the largest and biggest lesbian event in the world, The Dinah has been continuously delivering a spectacular slate of legendary headliners, rising pop stars and celebrities alike. And 2015 will be no different.

Now ready to soar to new heights, the 25th installment of The Dinah is already expected to be one of the major highlights of the 2015 Palm Springs festival season.

Already confirmed to headline the 25th Anniversary of the Dinah are international Billboard Top 40 superstars Meghan Trainor and Christina Perri; as well as pop music’s new “it” girls Bebe Rexha and Ivy Levan; and old school legends Crystal Waters and Rose Royce.

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is not just breaking grounds; it is making history!

And as the celebration of the milestone Silver Anniversary is already in full swing, past Dinah alumni are all proudly stepping in front of the camera to send in their best birthday wishes!

Visit the Dinah site here – it starts on April 1st!

Palm Springs Gay Travel Resources

The Dinah Kicks off Today

Author: , April 2nd, 2014

Dinah Shore WeekendLike the 23 editions prior, this year’s Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is all about celebration. “We can live fulfilled, out-loud, celebratory lives and we deserve it,” said Mariah Hanson, founder of Club Skirts and the modern-day Dinah Shore Weekend. “This is one event where you get it.”

Living out loud will be the theme at the five-day event kicking off Wednesday where women — and men — can be themselves and make a statement. The event is liberating, said Hanson.

Started in 1991, The Dinah has grown in global appeal with concerts, activities and pool parties. Previous lineups have included the Pussycat Dolls, the Indigo Girls, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Ke$ha.

Authored By beth Roessner – See the Full Story at The Desert Sun

Click here for gay travel resources in Palm Springs.

This Year’s Dinah – Bigger and Better Than Ever

Author: , March 28th, 2014

Dinah Shore WeekendThis April more than 15,000 women from all over the world will descend on the town of Palm Springs, Calif., for the biggest lesbian event on the planet, The Dinah Shore Weekend slated for April 2 to April 6 (thedinah.com).

The epic annual world-renowned weekend is a five-day affair packed with, not just non-stop activities, spectacular comedy shows, live concerts, philanthropy and legendary pool parties, but also premier talent in music, fashion, arts, film and television.

Created and produced by Mariah Hanson under the Club Skirts marquee, The Dinah originally began as a weekend of merriment aligned with the Kraft Nabisco Championship (formerly known as the Dinah Shore Golf Championship).

Authored By Michele Khordoc – See the Full Story at LGBT Weekly

Click here for other LGBT travel events.

The Dinah Returns to Palm Springs

Author: , February 8th, 2014

Dinah Shore WeekendDo you remember Dinah Shore, American crooner and amateur golfer for whom the Dinah Shore Golf Championship was named?

If yes, you’re an older, wiser woman who may have attended the Original Dinah Shore Weekend that has been running for 22 years. (The Rainbow Rambler was at numero uno as part of an IGLTA visit). If not, you’re young enough to enjoy the current Club Skirts event called simply “The Dinah”.

More than 15,000 women from all over the world will gather in Palm Springs for The Dinah, which coincides with the Ladies Professional Gold Association’s Kraft Nabisco Championship Golf Tournament.

See the Full Story at Lesbian Travel Net

Click here for gay travel resources in Palm Springs.

The Dinah to Bring Palm Springs Lesbian Invasion in April

Author: , March 16th, 2013

Dinah Shore WeekendEvery year, the lesbian community descends on Palm Springs for the Dinah Shore Weekend, a huge party in the desert. This year, the Dinah begins on 4/3. Edge Boston reports:

On Apr. 3-7, the Palm Springs, California desert will bloom with an influx of more than 10,000 lesbians ready to celebrate Spring Break at the Dinah Shore Weekend, the annual party of lesbian music, dance parties and fun in the sun. Between the pool parties, film festival, comedy and live music, every year the event offers more and more women from across the globe the opportunity to mix and mingle.

There’s tons to do at The Dinah:

Every day at The Dinah offers new opportunities for fun in the sun, tearing up the dance floor and making new friends. For a few laughs, join “Chelsea Lately” star Fortune Feimster as she headlines Thursday Night Comedy, featuring Australia’s Jackie Loeb and New York’s Jacqueline Monahan, with host Suzanne Westenhoefer. K. Rose will perform for the Dinah official pre-party. The weekend features numerous poolside fetes, including the TGIDF Pool Party with Anjulie, the Cabana Girl Pool Party with Kat Graham and The Wet and Wild Pool Party featuring Diana King. Ladies can dance the night away at the Dinah White party with Havana Brown, the Dinah Goes to Monte Carlo with Karmin and the Official Dinah Closing Party with Katy Tiz. Up and coming musicians will prove their chops at the Girls That Rock party, including PlayBoy School, Life Down Here and Love’s Darling.

Plus it’s not yet crazy-hot in the desert in April. Have a blast!