Less than 24 hours after our message urging you to contact Mayor Dyer, he has reversed course and will allow for the rainbow flag to be raised at Fresno City Hall on June 11th. We encourage you to attend the event.
We commend this decision and thank you for taking the time to reach out and share your opinions with his office and the entire city council.
“Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer has spent the past days listening to the community and their feelings about raising the Pride flag at Fresno City Hall. He has also received hundreds of phone calls, emails and letters from Fresno residents who are passionate about the issue,” a city news release said. “After much contemplation and conversation with the community, along with local leaders, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, the mayor feels compelled to do more beyond Unity Park.
This Pride Month, we are participating in Give OUT Day, a month-long fundraising campaign culminating on June 30, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. LGBT Fresno (under LGBT Community Network) is $5,000 to fund outreach and new services in some of the Central Valley's most vulnerable communities.
Give OUT Day is June 30, but our campaign starts today. Why? Because every donation made on our Give OUT Day page, from today through midnight on June 30, counts toward Leaderboard prizes. This means that your donation could help us win thousands in additional prize money! Put simply, your gift can go so much further.
Give OUT Day offers so much hope, but only if we have your support. Will you show your pride by making a gift?
P.S. Want to take your support to the next level? It’s not too late to create a fundraiser page! Just visit LGBT Community Network's page and click “fundraise” to get started! It only takes a couple minutes and has a huge impact.