Directors' Club Members and our Sponsors are cordially invited to get their first glimpse of the films coming to the 30th Annual Fresno Reel Pride LGBTQ Film Festival at this week's Directors' Club Preview Party. the event will be held this Wednesday, September 11 at the Fresno Art Museum starting at 6 p.m.
Read more: Join the #ReelPride30 Directors' Club Preview Party
The past two and a half years have been an amazing experience. The memories we have created together are ones we will never forget. Each moment has planted a seed of an equitable Fresno based off of collaboration that we know is important to our city’s future.
As we look toward the future, we are searching for how COMMON SPACE can continue to make a difference in the community. Our idea has been said to be “revolutionary,” however, it simply is not the right time for our concept in Fresno. We have made great strides and witnessed a movement begin to build. With that being said, our brick and mortar location on Fulton Street will close to the public on November 15, 2019. The last day in our building will be November 30, 2019.
Know that this letter and our closing is not the end of COMMON SPACE. It will be business as usual as we push to have a strong finish. You will still get the same quality service and programming, and we are working with our partners to ensure services continue in a new capacity. Our key signature events such as Drag Story Time and our 2nd Annual QueerOut Awards Gala on October 12, 2019 will continue as planned.
What is next for us? COMMON SPACE will leverage our current donations and proceeds, as well as those from our QueerOut Awards Gala, and start a foundation. Our new foundation will create an endowment with the sole purpose of providing funding and support to nonprofit organizations and other philanthropists that have great ideas of social change.
Again, thank you for all of your support throughout the years. COMMON SPACE marks eleven years of advocacy for me and I truly am ready to get back on the ground floor and advocate alongside you. I am also excited to get married next year, settle down and begin a future with family as a priority. Our all volunteer team are also at points in there lives where next chapters are beginning (grad school, starting families, opening businesses and working on new passion projects).
Thank you for joining us on this life-changing journey.
ALL ages and gender identities are welcome to attend this public event brought to you an benefiting Trans- E- Motion, a non profit organization. Pride season is here all summer long! Get one last Family Style Summer In! Get your picture taken with Fresno State Mascot, Victor E. Bulldog! An evening full of games, face paint, music, dancing, activities, family involvement, cake walk, wine walk, dunk tank, games, carnival style food, haircut booth and more!
Come play board games, and enjoy some snacks with us! No outside food, please. We have been having some pretty good turn outs for the monthly game nights. You can play with library board games, or bring your own. LGBTQ+ and Allies of all ages with positive and friendly competition views are welcome. See you there! ♥
All Festival Members and Sponsors are invited to join #ReelPride30 for the Annual Kick-Off Party & Silent Auction at The Painted Table in Fresno's Historic Tower District, 1211 N Wishon Ave, beginning at 6:00 p.m ??✨!
Come & enjoy light appetizers prepared by Master Chef's from The Painted Table and visit our Reel Pride Lounge for signature cocktails!
Drag Bingo is an event you DON'T want to miss.
There will be refreshments and adult beverages available for sale; as we escape into about two hours of food, fun, laughs and entertainment.
Many great prizes; GRAND PRIZE: 32" Roku TV
The MC's and hostesses are: Rosio De LaRosa Isis De Luna
GREAT Entertainment line up: Maxx Decco Isis De Luna Atown DK Rosio De La Rosa
VIP Tables are also available, call for details. $10 tickets get you the first pack ($5.00 for additional packs at the door)
Come out for another fun night of FPLC Bunco!!! For those of you that have been to our past events, you know they are crazy fun!!! This will be held at the Round Table Pizza, Southeast corner of First and Bullard!!!! Saturday, Aug 17, 6PM $20 buy-in Pizza Provided Beer/wine available for purchase
From Leon Velasco-Stoll: "Pride Panthers Coalition Inc is officially a 501(c)3! Just got the IRS certificate today! I know mom is just gleaming with joy down to me from heaven, what we worked so hard together toward is now complete."
The PRIDE Panthers Coalition is formed as a community benefit organization in order to advocate to bring awareness for the prevention of bullying, discrimination, victimization and harassment towards the LGBTQ+ individuals, Women, and Children of same-sex parent households that often lead to bullying, hate crimes, or suicide. We also help make connections to local resources.
The projects under PRIDE Panthers Coalition are:
The Fresno Spectrum Center—Resource and Community Center The LGBT Pink Panthers Movement of Fresno The LGBTQ September Spectacular Resource Fair