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For Immediate Release:

Palm Springs Leather Order of The Desert is proceeding with planning to present Palm Springs Leather Pride 2021 during the period of October 28-31, 2021. Since COVID-19 continues to be a concern, it is necessary to delay a final decision about whether to present the event until July/August 2021 at which time we will post the decision on our websites and Facebook pages.

​We are planning to bring back all your favorite events - pool parties, formal dinner and Mr. Palm Springs Leather contest.

New Officers

At a virtual General Membership Meeting of the Order on

6 January 2021 the following officers were sworn in:

Distribution of Palm Springs Leather Pride 2019 Funds

Palm Springs Leather Order of The Desert is proud to announce that, at a meeting of its general membership on 27 May 2020, the funds from the fundraising effort that is Palm Springs Leather Pride were virtually distributed to representatives of the following organizations:

  • The Leather Archives and Museum

  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

  • Palm Springs Gay Rodeo

  • Palm Springs High School Associated Student Body

  • Sexuality and Gender Alliance at College of The Desert

  • Tom of Finland Foundation


Representatives from each organization were in attendance to accept our contribution.  Each organization was awarded $2,500.

Cancellation of Leather Pride 2020

April 24, 2020




I hope that you are coping well and staying safe as we move forward during these trying times of COVID-19.  Many of us are experiencing physical, emotional and economic challenges that were simply unimaginable just weeks ago.  


This new world pandemic has struck, bringing with it the need for new behaviors and cautions, and perhaps most importantly our need to maintain social distancing and increased social hygiene. There still, however, remain many unknowns regarding how long this phase of the pandemic will last, and what our world will look like on the other side, especially for the remainder of this year.


With this reality in mind, the general membership of the Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert met on April 22nd via webcam, to reflect on planning and execution of Leather Pride this fall.


After a thorough discussion with participating members, it was decided that it would be in the best interest of all participants and their related communities, to cancel the Palm Springs Leather Pride event for 2020


We are very aware of the impact this will have on our community, sponsors and charities but, never fear; the much-anticipated tradition of Palm Springs leather pride may be postponed, but not going away. We will be back, bigger and better with the resurrection of Palm Springs Leather Pride in 2021.


Thank you and stay safe.


Clifton Tatum

President, Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert

P.S.: Check http://www.palmspringsleatherpride.org in 2021 for updates regarding LeatherPride 2021!