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Action needed! Email FUSD Superintendent

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Thursday, 19 October 2017 14:42
  • Written by Jason Scott

On October 11, 2017, clergy presented a letter to have Mr. Ashjian removed as board president and/or censured. It is clear to us that the only Board Member willing to act upon this is Christopher De La Cerda. Mr. De La Cerda has heard the pain of our community that Brooke Ashjian has caused with his vile and divisive words. Mr. De La Cerda has petitioned the Superintendent Bob Nelson to move the presentation we made at the October 11th School Board meeting from "Item B" (conference and discussion) to "Item A" (consent: the board voting on censure and/or removal from Brooke Ashjian the title "president) or a still “B” item which the Board can act upon. Regardless of an “A” item or “B” item, we want a vote. We need to act by TOMORROW (Oct 20th) to get this on the Agenda for next Wednesday (October 25th).

ONLY VOICES INUNDATING THE SUPERITENDENT’S OFFICE WILL MAKE THIS SO.

Please e-mail Superintendent Bob Nelson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and kindly request he allow a vote on the October 25th meeting.

If we do not hear from the Superintendent by 4pm, tomorrow, we must push for it to be on the Board agenda for November 8th.

Ashjian praising support from anti-LGBT groups, conversion therapist

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:57
  • Written by Jason Scott

Fresno Unified trustees will discuss the censure or removal of Brooke Ashjian as board president on Wednesday, October 11th. The meeting comes just after the district released emails that show the embattled official praising anti-LGBT advocates who support him and saying that Christians are under attack and “must unite.”

The emails, made from Ashjian’s Fresno Unified account, were released by the district on Sept. 29 after LGBT Fresno filed a public records request.

Full records can be viewed here.

Article continues at The Fresno Bee.

Fresno AIDS Walk & 5K Run - October 21st

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 29 September 2017 10:56
  • Written by Jason Scott

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On October 21, 2017, WestCare California will be presenting the 6th Annual Fresno AIDS Walk & 5k run in support of the Living Room, a project of WestCare California.

Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our supporters and donors, previous year's events were a tremendous success and a wonderful tribute to those that we have lost and to those that are currently living with the virus. We hope to make this year's walk even bigger with your continued support. 

The walk will take place at Woodward Park's Park View Shelter and will also feature a 5K run. 

To register for the walk as a team or individual for FREE or for our 5k run, which will include a FREE participant shirt and race bib with the $25 registration fee, please visit: http://fresnoaidswalk.org/register.asp

Fresno LGBT community mourns Lee Morris

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:30
  • Written by Jason Scott

lee morrisLee Morris, whose club 708 / Deja Vu / The Express gave many in our community a place to call home, passed away October 4th. He was a long time member and supporter of the LGBT community and its organizations.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 14th at 10:00 a.m. At First Congregational Church of Fresno "The Big Red Church" 2131 North Van Ness Blvd.

From Lesa, Lee's daughter: I come to you with a heavy heart and some difficult news. My Dad lost his battle with cancer yesterday. He passed away peacefully in his sleep as loved ones kept a constant bedside vigil. 
My Dad loved and cherished all of you: his friends, family, community and loved ones. 
We will be planning a service to celebrate his life and I will post the details here within a few days. 
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as I know yours are with me. I can feel the love

RIP Lee Morris, I will always cherish our talks on the patio at Deja/Express while enjoying a great bbq. You will be truly missed. ~ Tony Lane

One of the strongest people I’ve ever known, peacefully passed away last night. I’m so blessed to have been able to get to know you. Your words of encouragement always meant the absolute world to me. Rest In Peace, Lee. ~ Cara Coronado

Words can't describe the great loss to myself and our community in the passing of Lee Morris. The Deja Vu / Express / 708 was the first gay club experiences for many of us. Lee was a true friend to many and gave to the community even when it was tough to do. Your kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace, Lee. ~ Jason Scott

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Join Us Tonight at Fresno Reel Pride

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:23
  • Written by Jason Scott

FRESNO REEL PRIDE CELEBRATES 28 YEARS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH IN THE TOWER DISTRICT

With more than 50 films from around the world, Fresno Reel Pride will kick-off its 28th Annual LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Wednesday, September 20th at the Tower Theatre with our opening night feature film "Hello Again" starring Fresno favorite Audra McDonald. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Festivities will begin at the Reel Pride Opening Night Pre-Party at Bobby Salazar's in the Tower District starting at 6:00 p.m. The pre-party is open to all Fresno Reel Pride members and sponsors. 

The evening will continue after the film at the Reel Pride Opening Night Galabeing held at the Reel Pride NOW FM Lounge inside The Painted Table. The Opening Night Gala is open for all Reel Pride Sponsors and Directors' Club level members and above. The Reel Pride NOW FM Lounge will open at 6:00 p.m. and will remain open throughout the five day festival. 

Not a member? Purchase your membership pass today by visiting ReelPride.com.