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Video: 2014 Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 09 June 2014 18:39
  • Written by Jason Scott

Our annual tradition of filming the Fresno Pride Parade continues, feel free to watch the entire parade, in 1080p HD video, below:

Share your videos and pictures on our facebook & check out our YouTube for past Pride parades and other event videos.

Kids Day at the UFarm

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014 10:57
  • Written by Jason Scott


Bring the kids for a super fun event! We are very excited to announce Oklin Bloodworth will be singing and performing! It will be a great time to hear this talented children's musician live and with a small audience. 

Kids Day at the U-Farm is a day for kids (and adults) to play on the farm and enjoy the tree house, rope swing, face paintings, sing-a-longs, bounce houses and other farm games. Bring a picnic or eat with us. Food will be available for purchase. 

$10 per kid. Order tickets online in advance for $8 per kid. Adults get in FREE! As always, fun is included.


The Normal Heart - premieres Sunday on HBO

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 23 May 2014 18:21
  • Written by Jason Scott

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Sunday night (9pm), HBO presents a new TV version of "The Normal Heart," Larry Kramer's 1985 play about the early years of the AIDS crisis. Kramer himself wrote the screenplay adaptation, which stars Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts. Almost 30 years later, the drama is both presented and viewed differently. If you miss it, you can catch it in reruns and on HBO Go. Those with VOD/HBO Go can also catch special extras, as well.

Four ways to see Hello, Dolly!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014 15:35
  • Written by Jason Scott
Hello, Dolly!
At William Saroyan Theatre, Feb 18th & 19th, 7:30pm

Four ways to get your tickets (of course, our famous free ticket raffle too!)

Buy your tickets from Ticket Master or at the Saryoan box office

#1 Like us on facebook and enter our contest at the top of the page (Winner will receive two tickets to Feb 18th show)

#2 Donate to Gay Fresno, in any amount and you'll be entered to win two tickets for the Feb 18th show ($142 value!)

#3 Bid on eBay bidding starts at only 99c for two tickets for the Feb 18th show ($142 value, Auction ends Feb 17th at 5pm)

Just by being a member of our email list, you can know about our next ticket giveaway. Join today!

The Parents' Phrase Book

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:48
  • Written by Scott

Screen-Shot-2014-01-10-at-6 45 17-PM-162x250Editor’s note: My brother, Whit Honea, just had his first book published – a book on how to deal with parenting that is written for all kinds of families.  Although Whit is straight, he is one of the most open guys I know, and he wrote his book with parents of all stripes in mind.  Plus, bias aside, he’s a helluva writer.  Check it out if you are a parent of young kids, or if you know one.  Whit, we’re really proud of you. –Scott & Mark

What do you say when your child gets caught in a fib? Or asks you about the birds and the bees? With The Parents’ Phrase Book, you no longer have to worry about coming up with the right response on the spot.

Written by Whit Honea, a parenting expert1 whose advice has appeared on BabyCenter, Babble, and the Huffington Post, among others, this valuable guide provides you with the key language and tactics you will need to deal with a variety of parenting situations.

Inside, Honea explains why his approach quickly resolves issues and why so many of the parenting phrases you hear on the playground may actually encourage children to misbehave. From tackling sibling rivalry to handling bullies at school, The Parents’ Phrase Book will help you connect with your child and address even the toughest parenting dilemmas with love, humor, and empathy.

Author Bio

Whit Honea was born in Tucson, Arizona and received his degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona. He spent a number of years in and around Seattle before moving to the Los Angeles area with his wife and two sons. His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and his take on parenting has appeared on popular sites like Babble, BabyCenter, GeekDad, DadCentric, and The Huffington Post. He is the editor of the Dads & Families section on The Good Men Project and looks rather handsome in a hat.

1 The term “expert” was insisted upon by the publisher in hopes of selling more books. Whit will deny the label with his dying breath. He prefers “antiexpert,” because it sounds so much cooler, even if he made it up.

Straight No Chaser - Win tickets!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 13 December 2013 12:34
  • Written by Jason Scott


SNCVinylImage Sun, December 29, 2013 7:00 PM
(Doors open at: 6:00 PM)

Holiday Concert!
Straight No
William Saroyan Theatre
700 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721
(800 745-3000) All Ages.
Ticket prices range from
$29.50, $39.50, 49.50 and $59.50 in advance.

All Seats $5.00 Higher Day Of Show!

Tickets available from TicketMaster



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Russell Tovey, Jonathan Groff in HBO's gay-themed 'Looking'

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 14 November 2013 15:18
  • Written by Jason Scott

HBO will premiere its much-anticipated gay-themed series Looking on January 19 at 10:30 PM.

On Sunday, the network released a teaser clip from the upcoming series.

In Looking, a trio of friends – Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light), Jonathan Groff (Glee, Boss) and newcomer Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) – grapple with gay life in San Francisco, America's most gay-friendly city.


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Another chance to win with Gay Fresno!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 08 November 2013 11:04
  • Written by Jason Scott
Million Dollar Quartet

Win Tickets to Million Dollar Quartet!

Just "like" us on Facebook and look for our contest later today. We'll have one more chance to win a set of two tickets.

Want to be sure to go? A set is available on eBay to help raise funds for Gay Fresno. These are currently only at $1!


You may also purchase tickets online and at the Saroyan theatre box office. 

Video to pick up your Halloween

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:11
  • Written by Jason Scott

To those who celebrate it... Happy Halloween!


We hope you enjoy this HILARIOUS clip from the Ellen Show. Me thinks one of them is "family".


A Week of Celebrity Same Sex Proposals and Weddings

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 11 October 2013 09:05
  • Written by Scott

gaywedding-121We had quite a week for same sex proposals and weddings this week.

Grey’s Anatomy actor T.R. Knight married his partner. reports:

Former Grey’s Anatomy actor T.R. Knight married his boyfriend Patrick on Friday, US Weekly reports: “It [was] very small and quiet,” an insider reveals to Us. One of the more famous faces to attend? Knight’s former ABC costar and close friend Katherine Heigl flew in for the ceremony, the source says. No other details on the fete were immediately available.

Over in Massachusetts, an openly gay Carl Sciortino married his partner Saturday.

The Washington Blade reports:

A gay Massachusetts politician vying to win an upcoming special congressional election married his partner of more than five years on Saturday in a ceremony he says reflects the progress of the LGBT rights movement. State Rep. Carl Sciortino, who’s seeking to represent Massachusetts’ 5th congressional district in the U.S. House, wed his partner of more than five years, Pem Brown, a consultant for non-profit communications, in Boston at the Old South Meeting House.

At Disneyland, Dot Jones, who plays Coach Shannon Biest on Glee, proposed to her partner.

Dot429 reports:

Dot-Marie Jones, who plays Coach Shannon Beiste on Fox’s “Glee,” proposed to her longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen at Disneyland’s Anaheim Gay Days on Friday, October 5, 2013. This is Jones’s first marriage, and her fiancée’s second walk down the aisle. The proposal took place, Disney fairytale-style, in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle. “It’s the happiest day of my life,” the 49-year old Emmy nominee told The Advocate. “I never thought I’d find someone that is so loving and kind.”

Congratulations to all the happy couples!


Reel Pride Friday screenings

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 20 September 2013 13:45
  • Written by Jason Scott

Friday night films, Including a FREE screening!




Reel Pride Thursday film schedule

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:38
  • Written by Jason Scott

Fresno's Reel Pride film festival continues tonight with these great features...


Reel Pride Thursday Schedule



  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:14
  • Written by Peter Robertson

1990-reel-prideA small, fearless group of Fresno State students – members of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Student Alliance – launched an “International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival” in conjunction with National Coming Out Day.

It showcased 11 films (“Damned If You Don’t,” “Domestic Blues,” “Dry Kisses Only,” “Flames of Passion,” “I Need a Man Like You to Make My Dreams Come True,” “Kim,” “Mala Noche,” “On Guard,” “The Mark of Lilith,” “Urinal” and “Wrestler: East of the Wall”); from 5 countries (Australia, Canada, UK, USA and West Germany); throughout 6 days (Oct. 7-12, 1990).

Since then, the student group has become United Student Pride; the film festival has moved off-campus; and the event is now known as the “Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival.”On the eve of our 24th Annual Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride salutes our Co-founders – Ken Fries and Peter Robertson; plus founding GLBSA Officers Brad Seiple, Matt Cunningham, Durk Hubel, Manoj Mehta and Caren Thomas; as well as founding advisors Sari Dworkin and Caryn Horowitz.

We also our salute past and present Festival Directors – Jeff Robinson, Dave Houck, Jon Carroll and James Figueroa – plus former and current board of directors, sponsors, donors, festival pass holders, volunteers and audience members. (2013 Board of Directors: Sarrah Soza, Peter Robertson, Ralph Gomez, Jon Caroll, Chris Dodd, Kathleen Reyna, Justin Kamimoto and Augie Blancas).

As we pause and reflect on the past 24 years, it’s been a daunting and miraculous journey – for our GLBTQ community, for our allies, for our nation – and for the Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival. Thank you for your courage and your vision. Because of each of you, we exist today. And, we’re all the better for it.

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24th Annual Film Festival
Sept. 18 – 22, 2013


Reel Pride - Freebies for students!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 16 September 2013 12:43
  • Written by Justin Kamimoto

Fresno Reel Pride starts in 2 days!

Did you know that students have benefits at the five day film festival? Click here for a full list of student perks and freebies - yes students get freebies!

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Reel Pride film festival - One week to go

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:52
  • Written by Jason Scott


Reel Pride 2013 - Starts in ONE WEEK!

Have you joined or renewed your membership yet? Now is the time -- members receive special perks and first priority during the festival, including learning about all our 2013 festival films in advance. Find out how you can take advantage of all the great benefits of Reel Pride membership - join online today or download the membership form here.

"Batwoman" Writers Quit After DC Comics Says No to Wedding

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:37
  • Written by Scott

batwoman-gay-marriage-proposal-250x250The writers of the new Batwoman comic are quitting after DC Comics stepped in to block a number of planned storylines, including a wedding to the character’s female partner. reports:

Unfortunately, in recent months, DC has asked us to alter or completely discard many long-standing storylines in ways that we feel compromise the character and the series. We were told to ditch plans for Killer Croc’s origins; forced to drastically alter the original ending of our current arc, which would have defined Batwoman’s heroic future in bold new ways; and, most crushingly, prohibited from ever showing Kate and Maggie actually getting married. All of these editorial decisions came at the last minute, and always after a year or more of planning and plotting on our end. We’ve always understood that, as much as we love the character, Batwoman ultimately belongs to DC. However, the eleventh-hour nature of these changes left us frustrated and angry — because they prevent us from telling the best stories we can. So, after a lot of soul-searching, we’ve decided to leave the book after Issue 26.

The characters were engaged in the comic several months ago. The coauthors clarified by tweet: “Not wanting to be inflammatory, only factual- We fought to get them engaged, but were told emphatically no marriage can result…But must clarify- was never put to us as being anti-gay marriage.”


Fox Fires Sports Broadcaster for Antigay Remarks

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Sunday, 08 September 2013 19:21
  • Written by Jason Scott

CRAIG-JAMESFox Sports Southwest has cut broadcaster Craig James from its fall lineup of football commentators because of past antigay remarks.

James, a former NFL running back and ESPN broadcaster, made the controversial comments during a 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Texas, when he criticized Tom Leppert, his opponent for the GOP nomination, for marching in a gay Pride parade.

During a primary debate in Dallas, where Leppert was mayor, James argued that same-sex attraction is a choice, rather than inborn or genetic, and claimed he would never march in a Pride parade.

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Fresno pride lions club fundraiser

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 06 September 2013 15:42
  • Written by Jason Scott

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