Introducing The USP President's Award at Fresno State

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  • Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014 13:09
  • Written by Peter Robertson

Introducing The USP

President’s Award at Fresno


The Bulldog Pride Fund has launched a fundraising
campaign to raise $50,000 to endow a new scholarship – the USP President’s Award that will provide $2,000 annually to the student elected as President of United Student Pride, a
LGBTQand allies student organization at Fresno State.

“The USP President’s Award will support a Fresno State student on their educational journey,” said Peter Robertson, founder of the Bulldog Pride Fund
anda three-time Fresno State graduate. “This new award will also provide the perfect opportunity to actively support emerging leaders from within our community.”Additionally, the USP President’s Award will be bestowed by the Bulldog Pride Fund. The fundraising goal is to announce the inaugural scholar by the 2015-16 academic year.“I’m so committed to this important cause, that I’ve personally pledged $5,000 to support it,” added Robertson. “It’s my sincere hope that others will do what they can to bring the USP President’s Award project to successful fruition.

The Bulldog Pride Fund is an endowed scholarship that was established in 2006 under the auspices of the Fresno State Alumni Association: "To support students at Fresno State." By next fall, its $310,500 endowment will have awarded 34 scholarships valued at $61,000
to students selected for their financial need, academic achievement and volunteer service to the community.


GIVE TODAY. FOR TOMORROW AND BEYOND. • www.bulldogpride.org

Join Gay Fresno for Kids Day to benefit Children’s Hospital Central California

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  • Published: Monday, 03 March 2014 10:13
  • Written by Jason Scott

KidsDayLogo 2014You Can Make a Miracle Happen on Kids Day Tuesday, March 4, 2014!

Join team "Gay Fresno" as we help this worthwhile cause!
For the past 27 years, Children’s Hospital Central California has benefitted from the thousands of volunteers that hit the streets every March to sell the special “Kids Day” edition of The Fresno Bee for $1. By participating as a Kids Day volunteer, you not only help Children’s Hospital raise important funds, but also help valley residents learn more about vital healthcare services and programs Children’s Hospital provides.

The hours are approximately 6:00am through 1:00pm. If you can't stay until 1pm we may be able to use you, please contact us.

Since every group chooses its own corner, you will need to have access to a cell phone so we can call you the morning of with the location we have obtained.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please call or text to (559) 862-4559 to RSVP
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications currently being accepted for six bulldog pride fund scholarships

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 10 February 2014 16:01
  • Written by Jason Scott


The Bulldog Pride Fund is an endowed scholarship that was established under the auspices of the Fresno State Alumni Association in 2006 with one simple mission: “To support students attending Fresno State.” Today, the Bulldog Pride Fund endowment provides six annual scholarships of $2,000 each and will distribute a total of $12,000 this fall: • Bulldog Pride Fund – two annual awards of $2,000 each to students demonstrating academic achievement, financial need and volunteer service to the community;

ASI President’s Award – annual award of $2,000 to the student elected as President of the Associated Students, Inc.;

GSA Network Award – annual award of $2,000 to a student affiliated with the GSA Network;

Harvey Milk Hope Award – annual award of $2,000 to a student enrolled in the Humanics Certificate Program; and

TimeOut Spirit Award – annual award of $2,000 to the student that performs as Fresno State’s mascot.

Applications for Bulldog Pride Fund scholarships to be bestowed in the 2014-15 academic year are currently being accepted online. Details: www.bulldogpride.org. Deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2014.

Total donations, as of January 7, 2014, are $300,081. By next fall, the Bulldog Pride Fund will have awarded 34 scholarships valued at $61,000.

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EVENT: The Lavender Convention

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  • Published: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:23
  • Written by Michael Young

TheLavenderConventionOn Saturday March 8th, 2014 the first annual Lavender Convention will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Fresno, CA. The convention is an all-day interfaith event aimed at bringing the LGBT community and faith based organizations together in learning and celebration of spirituality in the LGBT community. It will be day of honoring and affirming each individual’s spiritual nature. The convention welcomes all who are interested in connecting with themselves at a deeper level, including those with no formal religious or spiritual beliefs or affiliations. The convention is an opportunity for each individual to explore their own values and beliefs in a friendly, supportive and safe environment. Although local affirming congregations and organizations will be represented at the convention, the convention is not meant to recruit new church members, but rather to allow attendees to receive information and participate in experiences to assist them on their own individual spiritual journey.

Our Mission Statement is as follows:
The Lavender Convention is a positive response to the historical exclusion of LGBT people from religious institutions. The Lavender Convention seeks healing and transformation by inviting the LGBT Community to a celebration of its spiritual essence. It is a forum for LGBT affirming communities of faith to come together for fellowship, learning, and worship. The Lavender Convention is designed to touch the spiritual nature of LGBT individuals and create a vision of a community and society that includes everyone who seeks a spiritual pathway.

The Convention will run from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The keynote speech is by Father Geoffrey Farrow former priest of the Newman Center of Fresno who lost is position after is public opposition to Prop 8. It will also consist of an interfaith opening ceremony which honors diverse religious and spiritual traditions, a faith leader’s discussion panel, break-out sessions with informational and experiential workshops, lunch, and a closing ceremony.

The Lavender Convention’s home and registration page can be found at http://tinyurl.com/TLCFresno

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LavenderConventionFresno


LGBT Fresno seeking volunteers

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  • Published: Sunday, 05 January 2014 17:22
  • Written by Jason Scott

Work from home, as little as 1 hour a week. No commute required. No long term commitments.

Love Volunteers 2018

LGBT Fresno is looking for volunteers to participate in such areas as...

Contribute your writings about politics, community news, movie reviews or choose your own topic... We can also assign local events for you to cover. Write as frequently as you wish, on your schedule.

Seek out and encourage writers and journalists to contribute to the site.  Proof read and approve submissions.  Seek out new and interesting articles of interest to the LGBT community.

Calendar Manager
Seek out events relevant to the LGBT community, organize the details and provide to our site administrator for addition to our community calendar.

Event Coordinator
Dream up events and activities our organization can lead or be a part of. Fundraisers, parties, social events, etc.

Information distribution
Seeking assistance with distributing business cards and brochures. Items will promote our organization. This will mainly occur in the tower district, but also other local book stores, etc. Literature to distribute can be picked up and the time frame is flexible.

Social Media Manager
Assistance needed with expanding our online outreach via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. 
Our goal is to continue to expend our reach outside of the Fresno/Clovis area to other communities in the Central Valley. This opportunity would include working on helping us more closely interact with our followers on social networks to become involved and to expand the existing networks.

Sponsorship Coordinator
Seeking assistance with making telephone calls, in person visits and sending emails to potential advertisers.volunteer collage

LGBT Friendly directory
Contacting companies from our visitors/readers and making phone calls to build an LGBT friendly community directory.

Website Assistance
Seeking a volunteer with Joomla experience to maintain and update our websites.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

If one or more of these are of interest to you, please signup with any link above, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.