It is known as "Party In The Desert, or PID", hosted by Protect and Defend in California. Protect and Defend is a nonprofit organization that supports gay and lesbian peace officers, firefighters, paramedics, emts, public safety employees and all service members, veterans, active duty or reserve. The association is based out of California and provides social support, fundraisers for the gay and lesbian community, peer support for those in their professions who may be having problems in the workplace, death benefits for its partners and legal counsel for its membership.
Protect and Defend was founded in 2006 and has a small but united membership of 120 from 18 states.
Each summer, Protect and Defend hosts this fun filled social weekend of its members, friends and loved ones from all over the world! This summer, during the weekend of July 25-27 cops, firefighters, public safety employees and military from over 18 states including the country of Australia will be meeting in Palm Springs California for the largest venue of its kind. Although the event is a secured private event, the good looking men and women of the party will be in the community of Palm Springs in full force!
Now in partnership with Palm Springs Summer Splash( www.palmspringsgayinfo.com/summersplash) party attendees will be visiting local bars and clubs including Hunters, Toucans and Mixies Boy Bar. The DISORDERLY CONDUCT Party will be Saturday Night July 26 starting at 9:00 PM which is being hosted by Mixies Boy Bar (120 S. Palm Canyon-Palm Springs CA). Proceeds from this event and the PID weekend will be given to various gay/lesbian charities within the desert community.
Protect and Defend strives to get involved with the communities in which we serve, throughout the PID weekend Palm Springs travelers will see all party attendees wearing Social Passes with their names on them including a number, at some locations, the public may send messages to the public safety or military member. Saturday August 2nd, Protect and Defend comes to Long Beach California for another exciting fundraiser with raffle prizes and more at the Silver Fox Bar.
Public Safety and Military, both female and male from throughout the country are encouraged to check out our website and inquire about the package plans we have to attend PID. Members of the public are also asked to join our mailing list by checking out our interactive website at www.protectanddefend.org. For other inquires you can call us on our 24 hour hotline at 213.403.0405.
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