AfterEllen Partners with The Dinah Shore Weekend and Here’s How You Could Win!


We are thrilled to announce that AfterEllen is now an official media partner of the one and only Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend!


The Dinah is is a veritable lesbian mecca, drawing crowds of over 20,000 women annually to the biggest lesbian party in the WORLD to their official host city, gorgeous Palm Springs, California. Tickets and hotels sell out fast, which we found out the hard way last year when we didn’t book until last minute! We’ve since wised up.

For so many in our community, The Dinah is like a rite of passage. If you’re a lesbian or bi woman, you know this. You have to experience this AT LEAST once in your life. And when you do, trust us, you’ll be hooked and you’ll want to go back. You will make life-long friends. You’ll finally be surrounded by other like-minded women and you’ll feel right at home. We promise, because it happened for us and we witnessed it happening to so many others around us. In an age where lesbian bars have disappeared, lesbian erasure has become a thing, and it seems like all our connections are virtual – The Dinah is a saving grace. The music is always AMAZING and those epic POOL PARTIES The Dinah is known for brings us to the next point:

AfterEllen is presenting the Friday Pool Party!

photo: Club Skirts The Dinah

Be sure to follow us on Instagram where we’ll be sharing stories and photos of  the pool parties, the night parties, and of course we’l be working the red carpet like we always do, with Lily Khuu reporting and Sarah Woodward behind the camera. And our Editor-in-Chief behind it all, of course. Speaking of Instagram, that’s where you need to go to WIN a free ticket to Saturday’s pool party for you and a guest. Here’s how:

Starting Thursday, Feb 1st,  we will be giving away a ticket to the Saturday Pool Party that is good for two guests, so if you win, you get to bring your girlfriend, or your BFF, or your mom, or your sister, or well…anyone you want! To enter, take a selfie of just you or you with your wife/girlfriend (make it good, but keep it clean)  post it on Instagram and tell us why you love AfterEllen and The Dinah. Then use #AEDoesDinah2018  and for extra credit, #TheDinah #TheDinah2018 and #LesbiansLoveAfterEllen in your post. That’s it!

Winners will be announced on Instagram on March 1, 2018. Please only one photo per entry. Winner will be notified via direct message on Instagram. Please not the ticket includes entry to the Saturday Pool Party only, not the cost of travel or lodging.

First, second, and third runners-up for best photo will have their photos featured on our Instagram account.

Are you excited? We sure are. Here are a few of the performers confirmed so far, and of course we will update with the full line-up as it becomes finalized!


Snow Tha Product

Madame Gandhi

Ariana and the Rose

Dana Goldberg

Suzanne Westenhoefer

Check out The Dinah website for more info on tickets, hotels, who’s DJ’ing, and more ways you can win tickets! In the meantime, here are some of our memories from The Dinah red carpet 2017:


“Standing strong and tall as one of the longest running party & music festival for lesbians in the world, year after year, The Dinah remarkably reminds us all about the importance of connecting our community together and preserving lesbian spaces in a time where gentrification and politics stand to threaten safe, diverse and inclusive places for our community to come together.

We celebrate women who will not be silenced.  We offer a platform for empowered female artists to shine as we know that these women are powerful role models.  We want our customers to take away the belief that  they too can embrace their dreams in their own way on their own terms and in doing so they define their power, and their sovereignty.”  Mariah Hanson, founder of Cub Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend

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