The 2012 Palm Springs Pride theme is a salute to the worldwide symbol of equality whose rainbow stripes have led a fight for equality while embracing our diversity and celebrating the unity of our community. Intended to celebrate the past and future progress toward equality, the theme also celebrates the profound sense of pride that the rainbow flag brings to individuals around the world.
Pride 2012 raises awareness for equal rights and full equality for individuals locally and globally. In our own backyard, we are one step closer to the day when every American will be able to marry the person they love, regardless of gender, and to have that important commitment recognized by the law of the land. However, gay and lesbian individuals in California and forty-three other states still don’t have the right to marry the person they love and in seventy-six countries around the world it is still illegal to be gay