EVENT: The Lavender Convention

  • Parent Category: News
  • 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


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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World AIDS Day - A must watch

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 02 December 2013 09:30
  • Written by DivaXotica

An important message from the ladies of Xotica 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


LGBT Fresno seeking volunteers

  • Parent Category: News
  • 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.

Wednesday: Transgender Day of Remembrance

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 18 November 2013 17:54
  • Written by Jason Scott

Join Trans-E-Motion at this years Transgender Day of Remembrance, Wednesday November 20th at 6pm. The Holistic Center, 4879 E Kings Canyon, Fresno.
Gay Fresno is proud to sponsor this event and hope to see you there.