Girls, pool parties, celebrities, musical guests, and did I mention girls?  Club Skirts’ Dinah Shore Weekend is a fun-filled yearly event for queer women that you will not want to miss.  Held in beautiful Palm Springs, California, the Dinah is one of the largest and longest running parties and music festivals for queer women in the world.  Featuring both LGBTQ+ and straight allied comedians, DJs, dancers, entertainers, and celebrities, the Dinah has something to offer everyone.  Previous guests have included big names such as Lady Gaga, Tegan and Sara, Katy Perry, Kesha, and the cast of the L Word just to name a few.

Originally founded by Mariah Hanson in 1991, the goal of the Dinah was to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ women to celebrate who they are.  The Dinah eventually evolved into the largest queer female festival in the world, drawing women from all over.  This year, the Dinah will be celebrating its 28th anniversary (March 28 – April 1, 2018).

Beyond just being one giant girl party, the Dinah also supports important causes and leaders in the LGBTQ+ community.  The focus of this year’s Dinah is all about raising the visibility of women in all fields, starting with film and entertainment.  That’s why they’re teaming up with Outfest, Tello Films, Revry TV and Frameline to amp up the volume on women empowerment.

This year’s Dinah is also promised to book diverse, all female artists who are breaking glass ceilings.  So far the talent announced have been:  Snow Tha Product, Rapsody, Jessie Standafer, Dana Goldberg, Alsace Carcione, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Ariana and The Rose, Madame Gandi, and Rose Garcia (from the Real L Word).

The Dinah has more celebrity guests, comedians, and performers they will announce in the upcoming weeks.  In the meantime, gather your girlfriends, gal pals, or girl you just matched with on Tinder and start prepping for Dinah 2018!


Gay Travel is teaming up with the Dinah to give away free tickets to their Saturday, March 31st pool party in Palm Springs for you and a guest!  Don’t miss out on your chance to win!  Simply follow @lezexploreinsta on Instagram and tag a friend in the comments. Contest ends 2/26 so enter now!

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