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4th Annual September Spectacular

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  • Published: Friday, 27 September 2019 14:21
  • Written by Jason Scott

Join us this Saturday! Music, Games, Entertainment, Bounce Houses, Mascots, Lunch, FREE!

Radio Park - September 28th 2019 - 9am to 1pm

 Event Flyer - Music, Games, Entertainment, Bounce Houses, Mascots, Free Lunch, and more!
LGBT Fresno is happy to again be a partner on this event.

FRESNO REEL PRIDE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF LGBTQ CINEMA

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  • Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:56
  • Written by Jason Scott
FRESNO REEL PRIDE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF LGBTQ CINEMA STARTING TONIGHT! 
With more than 40 films from around the world, Fresno Reel Pride will celebrate it's 30th Anniversary and film festival starting tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, September 22 at Fresno's Tower District. 

“Every year, Fresno Reel Pride continues to honor the commitment made by our predecessors in 1990, by enhancing LGBTQ awareness and acceptance to this great Central Valley,” said Kathleen Arambula-Reyna, Fresno Reel Pride Festival Director and Board President. “We continue to be a safe place for community members to be entertained, engaged, and enlightened while being a venue for LGBTQ filmmakers and stars to showcase their work for the community to enjoy.”

Tickets for individual movies start at $10. Join the Reel Pride family by becoming a Reel Pride Directors' Club member and get access to all the films and our signature events like our delicious Directors' Club Brunch catered by our festival partner The Painted Table

Thank you to our event sponsors including Mystique Medical SpaGILEAD SciencesChukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, Bud Light and Donaghy Sales, Equality CaliforniaBitwise IndustriesThe SOURCE LGBT+ Center and Engelmann Cellars

Full Film Schedule

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! CHECK OUT OUR FILM SCHEDULE AT REELPRIDE.COM
 

Fresno Spectrum Center Opens

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  • Published: Monday, 26 August 2019 10:33
  • Written by Jason Scott

Fresno Spectrum Center Logo

The LGBT Resource and Community Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The Fresno Spectrum Center is currently open Tuesdays through Fridays 1pm-6pm, with the hope of expanding the days/hours. Seeking volunteers for office help.

"We're going to be doing some partnering organizations to other community organizations that are non-profit that provides services either victim services, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, immigration, sometimes maybe it's family services," said Leon Velasco-Stoll. "We're actually trying to get those partnerships here at the center."

 


Apart from the services, the center will provide, they also offer their building as a community space to gather for support groups.

'Straight Pride' rally draws less than 20

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  • Published: Monday, 26 August 2019 13:02
  • Written by Jason Scott

straight prideSaturday's rally in Modesto, attracted ten times as many counter-demonstrators as attendees.

Don Grundmann, director of the National Straight Pride Coalition, had originally asked to hold the event in the Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park. On its website, the coalition states that its mission is to prevent civilization "from being destroyed by the inherent malevolence of the Homosexual Movement."

Grundmann's request was ultimately rejected by the city council, despite Mylinda Mason being a co-organizer for the rally. (Mason's son, Matthew, who is openly gay, spoke against the rally at a meeting earlier this month.) The council cited "security concerns" and insufficient insurance for the event as its reason for denying the permit.

Early Saturday morning, a call went out notifying attendees the rally had been moved to Durrer Barn, a private venue. The Bee estimates a few dozen people came to the barn, with more than 200 counter-protesters gathering nearby at Enslen Park.

Insisting they were not notified the event was promoting straight pride, the Durrer family promptly shut it down, according to the Los Angeles Blade. Grundmann, however, claimed it was broken up by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department "for fear of protests and violence."

Shortly after 12:30pm, he relocated the event again—this time to the parking lot outside Planned Parenthood offices on McHenry Avenue, which were closed at the time.

"Masculinity, femininity, the natural family of man, woman children, babies, born and unborn western civilization, Caucasians and all people—all of those are basic foundations that are under attack," Grundmann stated.

Grundmann had predicted some 500 attendees, but reports put the number closer to 20. Counter-protesters arrived several minutes later, chanting "No Hate, No Fear, Straight Pride is not welcome here!"

A national "Straight Pride" rally is set for August 31st in Boston.

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City of Modesto approves "Straight Pride Parade"

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  • Published: Tuesday, 23 July 2019 14:22
  • Written by Jason Scott

straight pride californiaModesto approved a public event application and parade route for a Straight Pride Parade, whose organizers plan to protest what they view as "(Americans being) destroyed by the inherent malevolency/evil of the Homosexual/Sodomy Movement".

It is scheduled for Aug. 24th from 12pm to 4pm, ending at Graceada Park.

The flyer with a pink border states, “Join us to celebrate heterosexuality, masculinity, femininity, babies – born and unborn – western civilization, our wonderful country, Christianity — Celebrate Life!”

The man behind the effort is Modesto Chiropractor, Don Grundmann of the National Straight Pride Coalition. He has also run, unsuccessfully, for senate.

The event was raising funds via Go Fund Me, when we reached out for comment, the campaign was pulled and the following statmenet was issued:

"The campaign was removed as it violated our terms of service.

Best,
Rachel Hollis"

When reached for comment, the parks department at the City of Modesto would only comment "The event has been issued valid permits". We've reached out for further comments from the city and parks department leadership, no reply was received at time of publication. Article will be updated if a reply is received.

What can you do?!

Read more: City of Modesto approves "Straight Pride Parade"