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Gallery: Palm Springs

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Robert Julian visits the Julius Shulman exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Julian’s book, “Postcards from Palm Springs,” has ruffled feathers in the city’s large gay community because of what some see as distortions. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Pool
Jason Mitchell, 33, of Providence, R.I., left, and his boyfriend Adolfo Sanchez, 46, of Boston soak up some sun at INNdulge, a resort hotel for gay men in the Warm Sands neighborhood of Palm Springs. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Pool
Randy Olson, 43, of Minneapolis has swum up to chat with Michael Born of Switzerland at INNdulge, a resort hotel for gay men in the heart of Warm Sands, a Palm Springs neighborhood. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Lounge
Drag queen Tommi Rose waits in the wings before starting the show at Toucans Tiki Lounge, a popular Palm Springs venue. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Show
Thomas White, “Morgan” of the “Tommi Rose and The Playgirls” drag queen show, strikes a pose at Toucans Tiki Lounge. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Lobby
Jean-Guy R. Lachance takes care of business in the lobby of INNdulge, a resort hotel for gay men in Palm Springs. He co-owns the resort with his partner of 26 years, John Williams. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Dancing
Patrons dance between shows at Toucans Tiki Lounge. Critics of Robert Julian’s book don’t necessarily contest any of its anecdotes. But they say they paint a grossly distorted image of Palm Springs. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Couple
Jason Mitchell of Providence, R.I., left, leans into Adolfo Sanchez of Boston at INNdulge. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Fatherhood
David Peet combs the hair of his daughter, Kathryn Claire Peet-Greenburg, at his Palm Springs home. His partner, Earl Greenberg, died in early February after battling melanoma, leaving Peet alone to care for Kathryn Claire. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Walking
Larry Fechter, from left, Sean McInerney, Jeff Hyde and Steve Albrecht relax with their dogs in Deepwell, a Palm Springs neighborhood. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Newcomer
Robert Julian’s book “Postcards from Palm Springs” has upset some gay residents of the city because of its depictions of the community as, at times, hypersexualized. Julian is gay and lives with his partner of 19 years. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Backyard
Robert Julian, right, and his partner, Patrick, relax in their backyard. “When you talk about things that people don’t like to talk about, it can make people crazy,” Julian said of those who object to his book. (Liz O. Baylen, Los Angeles Times)
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