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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...

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Reel Pride Thursday Schedule

 

FRESNO REEL PRIDE – IT WAS 24 YEARS AGO: 1990

  • 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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FRESNO REEL PRIDE
24th Annual Film Festival
Sept. 18 – 22, 2013
www.reelpride.com

 

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

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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.

Towleroad.com 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

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

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Final day to enter contest

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  • Published: Thursday, 05 September 2013 15:38
  • Written by Jason Scott

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO "THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE!" in Fresno! 

TPIRLive

like us on facebook 

 

Text the word "Fresno" to (559) 862-4559 to enter!


Chance #1
 goes live on our facebook at 6PM, August 29th:

"What was your favorite memory of The Price is Right as a kid?" 
Congrats to Crystal G of Clovis!



The Price is Right LIVE! is coming to Fresno's Saroyan Theatre on September 18th
Tickets available now!

 (Standard text message rates apply, by entering, you will join our text message list)

 

Reel Pride - TV Spot

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  • Published: Sunday, 01 September 2013 17:52
  • Written by Jason Scott

Reel Pride, Fresno's only LGBT film festival and the 6th longest running in the entire country(!) begins in only 18 days.  Have a look at their TV spot, below:

 

Reel Pride film festival schedule released

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Saturday, 31 August 2013 18:41
  • Written by Jason Scott

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Reel Pride 2013 Festival Schedule

COME ON DOWN! Win tickets to The Price is Right Live!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 29 August 2013 16:39
  • Written by Jason Scott

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO "THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE!" in Fresno! 

TPIRLive

* To enter to win all you need to do is
like us on facebook
and answer our question of the week *

Chance #2: Text the word "Fresno" to (559) 862-4559 to enter!


Chance #1
goes live on our facebook at 6PM, August 29th:

"What was your favorite memory of The Price is Right as a kid?" 
Congrats to Crystal G of Clovis!

 



The Price is Right LIVE! is coming to Fresno's Saroyan Theatre on September 18th
Tickets available now!

 (Standard text message rates apply, by entering, you will join our text message list)

 

Reel Pride Kick Off Party is this Wednesday! Don't miss out!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 19 August 2013 20:27
  • Written by Jason Scott
Please join us this Wednesday evening at Fresno Reel Pride’s KICK-OFF PARTY!
 
Appetizers, beverages and an amazing silent auction awaits!
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Fresno Reel Pride’s

24th Annual Film Festival

KICK-OFF PARTY

Wed. Aug. 21st6-9 PM

Cal Arts Severence • Tower District

• Purchase of membership or sponsorship required to attend this event.
• Memberships levels start at $90 per person. Sponsorship levels available from $550 and up.
Membership and sponsorship purchase includes admission to the 24th annual film festival Sept. 18-22, 2013 – consisting of five days with more than 50 films, plus admission to the Kick-Off, Opening Night and Closing Night Parties.

DETAILS ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/549321621772129/

Prop 8 Play Marks 400th Performance

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  • Published: Saturday, 10 August 2013 12:23
  • Written by Scott

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Dustin Lance Black’s play “8″ reached its 400th performance this week.

AFER reports:

“8,” the hit play by Dustin Lance Black about marriage for gay and lesbian couples, continues to sweep the country and the world. Fremont, OH is the 400th confirmed reading, which are taking place at a variety of professional, community, college and high school theaters. The 50 year-old Fremont Community Theatre will stage readings on September 13 and 14 in their 500+ seat performance space located an hour and a half outside Cleveland.

We’ve seen it three times – once from L.A. in the podcast version, once in Davis, California, and once in Sacramento.

 

Please Like Me TV Series Premiere

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 02 August 2013 05:49
  • Written by Jason Scott

please-like-meMeet the lovable and funny Josh Thomas (25), the Australian comedian that every girl will soon want as her best friend. The GQ Comedian of the Year Award winner is the creator, writer, Executive Producer and star of the Pivot Original Series "Please Like Me." Though it doesn't officially premiere until August 1 on the new TV network, you can watch the first episode, "Rhubarb and Custard" right now only at Pivot.tv.

The laugh-out-loud funny and charming coming-of-age show is based on the actual painfully awkward events of Josh, who is clearly going through a quarter-life crisis. The series follows him as he heads towards his 21st birthday and, in the span of 24 hours, is dumped by his girlfriend, Claire, realizes he may be gay and moves in with his mother, Rose, who has just attempted suicide. Although it's a scripted show, Josh didn't hesitate to cast his real-life best friend and dog, John, to star alongside him. Pivot will launch the series with a binge marathon of all 6 episodes on August 1. "Binge watching is universal, I think," Josh said. "Australian's do it, I do it. My dad does it. If a show is good you don't want to turn it off."

 

 

"The Fosters" to Air Lesbian Wedding

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 01 August 2013 20:44
  • Written by Scott

the-fosters-wedding-250x250The Fosters are getting married! The show, which focuses on a lesbian couple with a horde of foster kids (and one biological one), hardly ever makes a big deal about the main characters’ sexuality. Until now. NBC News reports:

On the historic day this summer that Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo were married in Los Angeles and Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier exchanged vows in San Francisco, a similar wedding took place in the backyard of a house in Long Beach, Calif. The third nuptials belonged to fictional characters Stef Foster and Lena Adams of “The Fosters”–TV’s first gay characters to say “I do” since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. The ABC Family drama’s creators, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, credit “universal synergy” with the impeccable timing of the filming of the garden ceremony on June 28, the same day two of the couples challenging Prop 8 in California (which bans gay marriage) became legally wed.

Art imitates life? Or life imitates art?