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Fresno Reel Pride Begins Wednesday!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:39
  • Written by Jason Scott

Tower Theatre 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7:30 p.m. 
Oh, how far we’ve come from the dark days of rampant homophobia. But teenager Lloyd Cooper (Jason Dolley) may think society—or at least his mother—has progressed a bit too far on this topic. Lloyd’s mom Maggie (a hilarious Nia Vardalos) says she would not only accept a gay son, she actively encourages it, as it would be “really cool” to have one. In fact, Maggie becomes so convinced that Lloyd himself is gay that she “outs” him to his entire high school. Like any good “helicopter mom,” who hovers over every aspect of her children’s lives, Maggie takes control of Lloyd’s social life, setting Lloyd up on dates with boys whom she has approved and filing for a gay student college scholarship. There’s just one wrench in her grand plans: Lloyd doesn’t even know whether he’s gay or not. But the mother is willing to accept her son for who he is—or at least who she thinks he is.

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Directors' Club Preview Party is tonight

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014 12:03
  • Written by Fresno Reel Pride


Festival Passes and Memberships are still available!

For more information, contact Chris Dodd

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Additional reminder: Directors' Club or higher membership is required for this event.

DirecTV's ad with Gay NFL Fans

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2014 12:17
  • Written by Jason Scott
DirecTV did not announce the ad before it aired during Thursday's game, prompting a flurry of generally positive comments on social media after viewers met the cute couple with a "friendly rivalry."

September means Reel Pride Film Festival

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 02 September 2014 17:07
  • Written by Peter Robertson


September 17th-21st



Fresno Reel Pride is gearing up for its biggest year yet!

Festival passes are now available! Purchase your festival passes today!


  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:38
  • Written by Peter Robertson

ApCal Presents

A benefit for the BULLDOG PRIDE CLUB at Fresno State

Sat. Aug. 16th • Gates: 6pm • Music: 7-11pm

Appellation California Wine Tasting & Events Center
32749 Ave 7 @ Highway 99 • Madera • 559/674-WINE

$10 per person • 21+ only • Please drink responsibly
Bring lawn chairs • No outside beverages • No pets



Get Your Reel Pride Festival Passes Today!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014 17:07
  • Written by Peter Robertson




Fresno Reel Pride is gearing up for its biggest year yet!

Festival passes are now available! Purchase your festival passes today!


Be a Festival Pass member and enjoy five days of perks including:

- Invitation to the 25th Annual Reel Pride Film Festival Kick-Off Party

- Admission to the Opening Night Gala and Closing Night Reception

- Admission to all the films

- Priority seating

- Recognition in the festival program (if purchased before July 30, 2014)

Festival Passes now $95

TONIGHT - Watch The Case Against 8 on HBO‏

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 23 June 2014 16:22
  • Written by Adam Umhoefer

This week we mark the one year anniversary of our Supreme Court victory in Hollingsworth v. Perry that returned marriage equality to the nation's most populous state, California.

case-against-8Join us tonight to relive history by watching The Case Against 8 on HBO. The moving film premiers tonight at 9pm in all time zones and is also available on HBO On Demand and HBOGO.

This documentary, created and directed by Ryan White and Ben Cotner, is a unique behind-the-scenes look at AFER's fight to restore marriage equality in California. Produced independently from the Foundation, the film team was given exclusive access into our meeting rooms and the lives of our four courageous plaintiffs. 

Awarded the Directing Award for a U.S. Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, the film offers unprecedented insight into the courtroom battle and the emotional journey we had taking the case to the Supreme Court.

The San Francisco Chronicle calls it "a riveting film," and The Village Voice reviewed it as "highly entertaining and beautifully human."

The film, which tells the story of the four plaintiffs and their families throughout their personal fight for equality, has also won the Audience award at SXSW and the award for Best Documentary at Vail Film Festival.

Make sure to catch this powerful film as we get ready to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Perry decision on Thursday. May it remind us of how tough battles are won and of the tremendous amount of work we have ahead of us. 


Adam Umhoefer
Executive Director
American Foundation for Equal Rights

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

normal heart

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.


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

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!