Kampout Is Coming

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 11 July 2019 14:04
  • Written by Janet

kampout2019After an impressive winter, it has finally warmed up.  Summer is here, and we all know what that means...YES... Kampout is coming!  It's just a month away, and if you are like me, you can't wait to get up the hill, sit by the creek and enjoy the beautiful weather.

The Kampout Committee has been busy since last year’s Kampout, working on bringing you another fantastic weekend, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

This year’s theme is Kampout Goes to the Circus.  Yes, there will be bearded “ladies” and strong “men”.  The carnival, the midway...we just ask that no clowns due to legitimate fears that some have.  As always, we will be having a contest for decorating your site, and we can’t wait to see what you clever kampers come up with.  Compete by yourself...or with a group...have a lot of fun and win some great prizes

Kampout will once again be held at our alternative site, which is just across the road on the left of Texas Flat Campground.  Texas Flat is closed for the 2019 season, but we are fortunate to have a beautiful site for Kampout.

Kampout is, as always, the weekend after Labor Day...this year Sept. 6-8.  The cost of the weekend is $40 per kamper.  This covers your kampsite, 2 beer busts, the Progressive Koctail Party, Saturday dinner, 2 breakfasts, and much, much more.

You can relax, or join in all the fun and games that are planned throughout the weekend...and win prizes!!  We have the Needle in the Haystack contest, the Yacht Regatta, and the always popular Kamptown Races.  Don’t forget the fabulous Kampstravaganza Show on Saturday night.  We encourage everyone to participate in this fun show...and compete for Kampout King and Kampout Kween.

Camping in the Sierras can cost over $20 a night, just for a campsite.  Kampout costs just $40 for the whole is definitely the best bargain for your entertainment buck.

We want to advise you, that because we are on private property, there is no garbage service.  Be prepared to “pack it in, pack it out”.  Private campfires will be allowed only if they are in an above ground (backyard type) pit.  You must also have a fire extinguisher, water bucket and shovel.  All dogs must be on a leash at all times.  This is for everyone’s safety.

So, mark your calendars.  We hope to see you all at Kampout!

For more information, see our website which has all the information you could want...or check out our Facebook page.

Going "Over the Edge" for the Source on November 9

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 11 July 2019 13:57
  • Written by Chuck Pearson
oteJumping off a 9-story building in a single bound???  Well, not exactly . . .  but something like that!  For the second year in a row now, the Source LGBTQ+ Center in Visalia is hosting "Over the Edge," a volunteer-focused fundraiser for the support of LGBT programs and resources in Tulare/Kings Counties.  Volunteers raise funds from contributors and if they can get at least $1000, they rappel off the top of the Marriott Hotel in Visalia (the city's tallest building) on November 9.  This year, I've decided to take the plunge, and along with my friend and fellow straight ally Velva Hampson, am going "over the edge" in support of the Source and all the great work it does for the LGBT community in Visalia and surrounding area.  
Included is a link to our biographies and profile link, as well as a way to make a donation.  Our team name is "Mainstage Allies," chosen largely in part due to our love for and involvement in local community theater and the arts and of course our support of the LGBT community as straight allies.  Please consider making a contribution.  If you're interested in registering yourself and going "over the edge" or would like to donate to other individuals, there's a place on the website for that as well.
Thanks, and hope to see you at the Marriott in Visalia on November 9th!

Fresno LGBTQ: "Love, Simon" film night, Thursday

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 08 January 2019 15:29
  • Written by Jason Scott
love simonHappy New Year, from your Volunteer Manager and Events Coordinator, Andrea. I hope you all find the beginning of the new year a new adventure, full of possibility.  This year at LGBT Fresno, we want to continue having at least one event each month.  Last month was our first event in seven years. What?!?! I know, right? On Dec 5th, 2018 about twenty-seven of us met at Dave and Busters for a fun night of fellowship, food, drink, and games.

This month we will have a movie night at Fig Garden Library in Fresno on January 10th, 2019. Social time will begin at 5:30pm and the movie will promptly start at 6pm. Come and enjoy free snacks, drinks and 'Love, Simon' with us. Please RSVP. Sponsored by: Rio Mesa Insurance Agency.

February 13th, 2019 we will be back at Dave and Busters with the evening theme of 'Share the Love'. There will be no-host wait staff for all your food and drink orders.
Please RSVP to be kept up to date.
We look forward to bringing you more events this year. Let us know some ideas you have, and we will see what we can do. Also, if your business or organization would like to sponsor an event. Please email me at any time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Equality On the Mall

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:13
  • Written by Jason Scott

equality on the mallEQUITY ON THE MALL 2019
MARCH 6 – 9 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.


Equity on the Mall is an annual day of democracy in action to close the divide between the San Joaquin Valley residents and policymakers. Organized by the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and community partners, Equity on the Mall includes a powerful program at the west steps of the Capitol with remarks by elected representatives and community leaders, music, spoken word and an equity platform on some of the most pressing issues impacting communities in the San Joaquin Valley. The Valley is Rising!

White supremacists are ringing bells for the Salvation Army

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:40
  • Written by Jason Scott

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The Salvation Army has another scandal on its hands. Northern Indiana residents reacted with outrage after white supremacists were photographed ringing the evangelical church charity’s iconic red kettles outside of a local Walmart.

The Hell’s Angels Northwest Indiana Region Motorcycle Club manned the kettles over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and a social media post about it went viral on Facebook before being taken down.

The religious charity has come under fire in the United States over the past decade for their atrocious record on LGBT rights. To attempt to stem the ongoing outrage over the group’s previous stances on LGBT issues, they started a public relations campaign to deny that they are anti-LGBT while never acknowledging their history.

Instead of a donation, why not print one of these and place it in the kettle this year?

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