I’ve been covering The Dinah since before it was The Dinah! Above is one of my favorite pieces from over the years.
As we learn at TheDinah.com about founder, “Mariah Hanson, under her Club Skirts Marquis, created the world famous Dinah Shore Weekend in 1991. Credited as the original founder of The Dinah by leading LGBT press, Mariah originally produced The Dinah at the world-renowned Palm Springs Modern Art Museum. Mariah’s first Dinah was sold out, packing every room of the museum, where partygoers drank martini’s while surrounded by tens of millions of dollars worth of art. Mariah also booked entire hotels so that they were 100% lesbian occupied, brought in national sponsors, popular national recording artists, and kept all events in walking distance. The simple but daring concept, of creating a lesbian world within the city, catapulted the Dinah to international fame. Today, The Dinah is considered the largest lesbian event in the world.”
Mariah has received the coveted key to the Palm Springs city, presented by openly out Mayor, Ron Oden in 1998. She has appeared in Out 100 list of influential lesbians, received numerous awards and accolades, including the nationally renowned Athena Award, a Legacy Award by Palm Springs Pride and a Lifetime Achievement award by The Coachella Valley LGBT Community Center. She received an Achievement Award with Lily Tomlin by NCLR in 2015 and has been voted #36 most eligible single lesbian by lesbian.com.”
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