Meet Will Dean, The Editor Of Desert Outlook, A Magazine That Celebrates The Local LGBT Community

Posted By: Lawrence Karol Monday, June 26, 2017

We're celebrating a Summer of Color and it wouldn't be a party without a rainbow flag and a nod to Palm Springs' large number of LGBT residents and visitors. One way the community stays connected is through Desert Outlook, a magazine that's published 10 times a year by the Desert Sun Media Group.

The publication's editor, Will Dean, grew up in Kentucky before heading to Columbia, Missouri where he had a challenging and rewarding Knight Editing Fellowship at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.


In October 2007, Dean moved to Palm Springs to take an editing job with our local daily, The Desert Sun.


"My first job at The Desert Sun was as the editor of two weekly newspapers," he says. "I launched Desert Outlook with, and for, The Desert Sun in April 2012.


"Our mission each month is to engage and celebrate greater Palm Springs’ LGBT residents, visitors, and their friends and neighbors in a sophisticated, provocative way," says Dean. "We present the diverse, rich culture and news of the LGBT community as it continues to fight for equality and make significant contributions to life in our corner of Southern California."


And the magazine is a great source of inspiration for visitors."Desert Outlook regularly publishes dining features, as well as articles about the fascinating people and places that make Palm Springs a welcoming destination."

Captions (top to bottom): Desert Outlook Editor Will Dean and the covers of some recent issues.

Portrait by Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun


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