Quick, what do the following celebrities have in common?
If you said, "Well, they are all dead white people," I can't argue with you but that is not I was looking for. Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Gene Autry, Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers and Gerald Ford all have streets named after them in Palm Springs, California. By the way, if you were able to identify both Dinah and Ginger, congratulations! You just came out.
Perhaps you should relocate to Palm Springs. Did you know it has the highest percentage of gay and lesbian residents in America? Suck on that, San Francisco!
I didn't know about all the streets either but I was in Palm Springs for less than day this week on business and saw each of those names on street signs on the way from my hotel back to the airport. I am willing to bet that other one time locals like Dean Martin, Liberace, Sonny Bono and Ronald Reagan must have received a similar honor there too but I did not see those with my own eyes this trip.
I'll tell you what I did see though. A decent sized city that people actually live in that some a-hole decided to build in the middle of the freakin' desert!!! It was already Africa hot there. Seriously, in the month of April does it need to be in the mid to upper 90s? And that's Celsius! Stop it.