You 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.
On 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.
Work from home, as little as 1 hour a week. No commute required. No long term commitments.
LGBT Fresno is looking for volunteers to participate in such areas as...
Writers 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.
Editor 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.
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.
Applications currently being accepted for six bulldog pride fund scholarships
APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR SIX BULLDOG PRIDE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS OF $2,000 EACH. 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.
An important message from the ladies ofXotica for World AIDS Day.
With the still growing epidemic of HIV amongst the MSM community it was important to us to share a message this World AIDS Day. This is your life... Take control of it. Negative or Positive. Know your STATUS