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Give OUT Day - Join Us!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:06
  • Written by Jason Scott

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LGBT Fresno will participate in Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. The 24-hour online fundraising event brings together the LGBTQ communities and their allies across the United States. Give OUT Day 2020 takes place on June 30, 2020, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm Eastern. Last year, Give OUT Day raised nearly $1 million to support LGBTQ nonprofits.

The marathon event, which began in 2013, sees thousands of people making gifts to support a diverse cross-section of LGBTQ nonprofits across the country, leveraging social media for support and outreach. The technology platform is provided for free and hundreds of nonprofits have leveraged it to attract new donors, motivate their boards and other supporters, and raise their visibility.

Donate on June 30th

OR make your donation now, it all counts!

Last year we were #2 in our category and received a $1,500 prize!
Let's hit #1 this year!

Calling all volunteers!

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 15 June 2020 15:11
  • Written by Jason Scott

The LGBT Fresno fireworks stand reopens July 1st to July 4th and our volunteer need is extremely dire, especially July 4th. If you are able to join us for one (or more) of our shifts, from: 9:00am-1:30pm, 1:30pm-6pm or 6pm-10:30pm (or any combination) please use this signup form or email/text/call. You can also see the facebook event for more details and the booth location.

Your safety is important to us! Safety measures implemented:

Facial masks will be provided (and are required to be worn at all times).
Facial shields will be provided for volunteers who are interacting with customers.
Hand sanitizer available.
Social distancing will be implemented, as much as possible.

FAX & Clovis Stageline stops close by. Uber rides available to those without transportation.

 

Signup to Join Us!

Greetings from Fresno County Public Library

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Sunday, 14 June 2020 10:02
  • Written by Mark Halvorsen

A pride book cover display in the window of the Fig Garden Regional LibraryGreetings from your local Fresno County Public Library,

We miss seeing the LGBTQ community and their allies at our events during this pandemic crisis. As we celebrate PRIDE month, you all are on our mind.  We know that our world has been turned upside down, but we want to share with you they your library is still here.  Until we can greet you face to face again, we still have many other ways that we can serve you during these times.

Many of you are tasked with learning new technology or job skills while practicing social distancing.

Some of us are working remotely; many more are seeking employment.  Free access to the database LYNDA is a perfect opportunity to sharpen your skills or learn something entirely new.

Lynda is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Courses offered in LYNDA range from Photoshop and Adobe, to web development and marketing.  You’ll find many different courses in one convenient platform. Track your progress, create playlists, and more!  We’ve helped numerous people benefit from these training options, and hope you will find this helpful as well.

If you’d like to explore our online resources, or you simply desire a book in hand, our vast database can be found on our website; fresnolibrary.org.  In addition, walk-up, curbside checkout, mobile printing and other select services are available.  Hours of service and options vary from branch to branch, please call your local branch to find out hours and services before you go.

Our databases of online resources are free to use, but they do require having a library card number. A few even require being inside the library to be able to use it. If you don’t have a library card at this time, please call your local branch or call our main number (559) 600-7323 (READ) to have a card made for you over the phone.  Details on how to acquire these and more can be found on our website:

http://www.fresnolibrary.org/

Feel free to call your local branch with any needs or questions as well.  We miss you, and thanks for continuing to be our patrons during this difficult time.

Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!

Kampout 2020 canceled

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Sunday, 14 June 2020 10:04
  • Written by Janet

I know that many of you are wondering about Kampout this year in the midst of the COVID pandemic. The Kampout Committee has been closely monitoring the situation since our main priority is keeping you safe and healthy.

Sadly, we have to announce that Kampout 2020 has been cancelled. Due to Forest Service orders, campgrounds are closed, and the state and county are restricting gatherings to less than 50 people.

We want you all to know that we are ready to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Kampout next year…and we hope to see you all there, happy and healthy.

LGBT Fresno launches Support Group

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Saturday, 29 February 2020 14:02
  • Written by Jason Scott

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Peer to Peer 21+ Support Group
First Saturdays of each month, 4PM - 6PM
Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required
Ages 21+
Location: Fresno Spectrum Center, 2817 N. Blackstone Ave. Fresno, CA. 93703

LGBT Fresno's Peer to Peer Support Group is a nonjudgmental support group for all LGBTQ community members. The group welcomes people of all genders, including cisgender, transgender, gender non-conforming, androgynous, genderqueer, and other gender identities.

The group seeks to build a stronger community and to increase the visibility and support of all who fall under the LGBTQ umbrella. Closeted or out, monogamous or polyamorous, all are welcome to join as long as other members of the group are treated with respect and compassion. The ultimate goal of the group is to help foster a warm, supportive community of friends.