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Clovis Unified student says she was ordered to cover up her gay pride shirt

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Wednesday, 09 May 2018 09:19
  • Written by Jason Scott

shirtAn 8th grade student at Clark Intermediate School in Clovis says she was told to cover up a shirt that featured the words, "Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning."

Andria Zavala got the pride shirt from her mom as an Easter present.

But when she wore it to school last week, Andria said a counselor told her to check to see if it was in dress code. When Andria approached principal Teresa Barber and another administrator, she was told the shirt was "a distraction to other people and their beliefs."

She said the administrators then told her to button up her flannel top to cover up the T-shirt for the rest of the day.

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Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade & Festival

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:32
  • Written by Jason Scott

fresno rainbow pride raising the bar

Fresno's 28th annual LGBT Pride Parade and Festival
Saturday, June 2nd 2018
10am Parade - 11am Festival

 

This isn't just a Fresno Pride event it is regional and the only Pride event that in the Valley that includes a parade!

Up to 5,000 people will attend the parade, parade begins at 10 am and the route is east bound on Olive from Palm to Maroa.

The Festival is a street festival and is roughly at Fulton Street and Alhambra, the festival entrance is at Fulton and Olive.

Festival admission only $5

 !!!Vendors!!! Still time to get your applications in and be part of the event !!!Vendors!!!

 

Brooke Ashjian will not seek re-election

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 12 April 2018 13:48
  • Written by Jason Scott

Fresno Unified School District trustee Brooke Ashjian will not seek re-election to the board in November, he announced Wednesday.

Ashjian said he's not running for any other office this year either and will instead focus on his family, which includes his wife, four children and one grandchild.

"If I ran again, I would win," Ashjian said.

He plans to remain in his district through the end of his term.

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Ashjian’s term has so far cost Fresno Unified $2.7 million

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 13:57
  • Written by Jason Scott

Fresno Unified paid more than $2.7 million because of trustee Brooke Ashjian’s conflicts of interest with local construction companies during his first and only term on the school board, according to district documents.

A bulk of that cost came after the school district was forced to rebid a building project for Figarden Elementary in 2016 and again in 2017 because the originally selected construction firms had a "prohibited interest" with Ashjian and his company, according to information received from a public records request filed by The Bee.

The price could ramp up even more: Fresno Unified has had significant legal expenses, but attorneys would not release those numbers, citing laws that protect attorney-client privilege in pending litigation.

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 18:06
  • Written by Jason Scott

LGBT Fresno is looking for LGBTQ (and allies) journalist interns to cover events and write feature articles. LGBT Fresno is a non profit community resource and news site serving the LGBTQ community in Fresno and the Central Valley since 1999. If you have an interest in covering important and relevant stories about the issues that affect the LGBTQ community in Fresno, the Central Valley or around the globe we want to meet you!

This is an unpaid internship but could evolve into an independent contract paying position in the future.

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