Bulldog pride fund receives $70,000 bequest

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Saturday, 14 January 2017 13:39
  • Written by Peter Robertson

Larry Newsome

The Bulldog Pride Fund (BPF), an endowed scholarship fund established under the auspices of the Fresno State Alumni Association (FSAA), has received a $70,000 bequest from the Estate of Larry Newsome.

“We are most grateful to Mr. Newsome for the tremendous impact that his legacy gift will make to support students at Fresno State,” said Peter Robertson, founder of the BPF and director of development for the FSAA.

This is the second bequest provided to the BPF; the first was a $100,000 bequest from the Estate of William Beck bestowed in 2008. To make a provision in your estate plans to benefit the BPF and/or the FSAA, please contact Robertson at 559.278.4669 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You have the option of being anonymous, if so desired.

Currently, the BPF provides six annual scholarships of $2,000 each, or a total of $12,000 per academic year: ASI President’s Award, Drum Major Award, GSA Network Award, Harvey Milk Humanics Award, TimeOut Spirit Award, and the USP President's Award.
Since 2006, the BPF has provided 49 scholarships valued at $87,000. As of Jan. 5, 2017; total donations to the BPF are $455,812.

Give today. For tomorrow and beyond.

Logo Contest - Make your voice heard

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 23 December 2016 21:09
  • Written by Jason Scott

Happy Holidays!

Much like Santa, we've been busy this time of year. January 1st we'll have some very big changes to reveal. Until then, we would love just 30 seconds of your time to help us choose our new logo. Please click here and select the one you like best. No email, name, long forms, we promise.


Join the hopeful hundred

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 27 December 2016 15:19
  • Written by Jason Scott

The LGBT community has made great strides forward in the last several years:  marriage equality, adoption rights, greater state and federal protections, and more widespread support and awareness for our transgender community.  All of this was achieved starting at a grassroots level through organizations such as ours, Gay Fresno.

We are a small, but mighty, team committed to providing the much needed support, resources, and awareness for the community, by the community. Gay Fresno is the premier and longest operating local LGBT news, resource, and information blog and website.  We have been serving the LGBT community of the Central Valley since January 2004.  In addition to keeping our community connected online, Gay Fresno was instrumental in the creation of the area’s first LGBT Center in 2011.  And in July 2016, Gay Fresno was proud to announce our status as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.


You can have a direct and meaningful impact on this work.

If a mere 100 generous donors contributed $25 each, our expenses for the entire year would be covered and we would be able to launch a new program providing help and valuable referrals via text, phone, and social media to all members of our community. With your contribution, you can make this vision a reality.


 The first one hundred donors will be a part of the inaugural members of the Hopeful Hundred and will receive individual recognition on our website, in our communications, and at local events.

Now more than ever, your donation matters. The LGBT community and our allies need to join forces to ensure that we support each other and are able to provide access to vital resources and support. Let’s show Fresno what it means to build bridges not walls.


We are grateful, as always, for your commitment and contributions. We look forward to celebrating our Hopeful Hundred at the 2017 Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade & Festival.


Jason, and the Gay Fresno team

P.S. And if you’re shopping on Amazon, please visit  smile.amazon.com and signup to direct a portion of your purchase to support our cause (we're listed as LGBT Community Network).

P.P.S. If you cannot give financially, you make a difference by volunteering. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know about your interests and talents you can bring.


Rally, vigil, and sidewalk march for transgender rights

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 18 November 2016 09:45
  • Written by Jason Scott

TONIGHT - November 18th at 7pm: Trans-E-Motion Fresno will be holding a rally, vigil, and sidewalk march for transgender rights and awareness in the Tower District, starting at the Fresno LGBT Community Center at 1067 N Fulton Fresno, CA 93728. Now is the time to advocate for the transgender community. With high rates of suicide in youth and adults, community support must be visible.  Read more: Rally, vigil, and sidewalk march for transgender rights