Fresno Rainbow Pride – All the details

We have a goal to make Fresno Rainbow Pride accessible to everyone by keeping our costs down for our nonprofit service providers and smal lbusinesses, and by being able to offer such an affordable $5 admission cost to the Festival.

A simple donation to Fresno Rainbow Pride makes you a Pride Partner. No obligations. No Time committments. No labor involved.

We have been able to keep this event open and affordable to all by the kind generosity of our Pride Partners.
Community Members and our Allies have become one of our largest and most committed funding sources by giving back to the community and helping to make Pride a very successful celebration.
Our Pride Partners are our number one resource for improving what Fresno Rainbow Pride can offer and improve. Please consider joining our amazing Pride Partners by making a donation today to Pride!
$5, $10, $15, $25, or greater donations by supportive individuals like you make Pride something to be proud about.

Dear Pride Partners
This has been an amazing year of gains on the equality front for the LGBT community. The momentum continues to move in a positive direction and with it the future for all LGBT individuals looks brighter.
Pride Parades pay homage to the fight for acceptance and equality and this year we will continue this proud tradition celebrating our collective struggle for our rights.
As a Pride Partner, you have been a huge part of the change we all want to see here in the Valley we live in. Your support allows all segments of our community to come together and enjoy our success and our achievements.
We are stronger when we all stand together and support each other.
Community Link’s Fresno Rainbow Pride believes in honoring our past, being in the present, and safe guarding
our future by putting on the best Pride celebration possible for Fresno and the whole Central Valley. As a Pride Partner your support helps everyone to recharge his or her batteries for the continued push for equality throughout the year to come. Achieving our goals is made possible by our Pride Partners, the good people, like you, that financially supports the overall
work of our amazing volunteers, the Pride Team.
Your patronage continues to be a major component of our success. When all of our valuable and committed Pride Partners’ donations are combined the total surpasses that of our largest corporate sponsor. Our Pride Partners have the biggest impact on
our budget.

Your patronage ensures that Pride is open and accessible to all: the young, the old, families, and individuals of all socio-economic backgrounds. Your donation allows us to keep the Festival admission at a very reasonable $5, and free for those with extreme financial difficulties. It allows us to keep the fees for participation at an affordable rate for our non-profit organizations and small businesses.
Community Link is very thankful that when can keep Fresno Rainbow Pride open and affordable to all. Allowing us to contract for needed services and equipment, such as paying for insurance, security, property charges, and entertainment. This is where you and your donation make all the difference. Join the Pride Partners with a donation today and challenge your friends to do the same. Help make Pride colorful and bright and PROUD!
Community Link is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit community service organization
and your donation is tax deducible.

Send your check made payable to
Community Link to Fresno Rainbow Pride
P.O. Box 4959, Fresno, Ca.

93744 or you may make a PayPal
donation directly on our website at
www.fresnorainbowpride.com

Thank you,

Jeffery Robinson – Fresno Rainbow
Pride Coordinator
(559) 486-3464, Clinkinc@aol.com,
www.FresnoRainbowPride.com or
www.CommunityLinkFresno.com

SO FAR

On Friday, May 16th Tacos Marquitos and a crowd of hungry Pride supporter helped raise $317 for our first of the season fundraising events at Dine for Pride.  On Sunday, April 27th Bowling for Pride at Selma’s Freeway Lanes, raised $961.
On Saturday, May 10th, Agent Orange and the North Tower Circle put on an amazing and over the top show, “All in for Pride 2” brought in $675. The performers were all topnotch starting with Jesse I&IV. Many thanks to all of the terrfic perfomers, drag Queens, Drag kings, Fuax Queens and Faux Kings.

YET TO COME!

On Saturday, May 24th, beginning at 11pm, the North Tower Circle and the House of Hit will host their Fundraiser for 2014 Pride at the North Tower Circle at 2777 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno, CA 93704. 21+ only. You just never know waht will come out of the
Lady hit’s mouth, but it is guranteed not to be PC.
Hosted by the House of Hit, this event is sure to showcase a diverse range of entertainers, including faux and drag queens and female impersonators.
This event will feature entertainers from all over the Central Valley, from Stockton to Bakersfield.
Be entertained by some of the Valley’s most dynamic and memorable performers. Come to experience the inclusiveness this event with a wide range of entertainment styles will bring. This event will also include alternative entertainment styles, and is
for mature audiences. Attendees will enjoy a classic line-up while also supporting this year’s Pride.

On Friday, June 6th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, be sure to come out for a SUPER-SIZED MEGA-MIXER. The Men’s Mixer and POW Professional Out Women) co-present a SUPERSIZED MEGA-MIXER — Celebrating Fresno Rainbow Pride’s 24th Annual Parade & Festival! The two mixers will meet together on the outdoor patio of Veni Vidi Vici. Full-bar will be available. You are encouraged to
bring a friend and stay for dinner while we join in celebrating our community’s diversity! The Men’s Mixer + POW: Fri. June 6th, 5:30PM @ Veni Vidi Vici on Fulton St in the Tower District of Fresno.

The Fresno Pride Parade and Festival has been around for decades, and will celebrate its 24th year on Saturday, June 7th. Countless years of Fresno’s Pride could not have been made possible without a community of dedicated organizers and donors
with a heart and zest for great events. The event committee, Fresno Rainbow Pride, would like to invite you to join us for this historical event, as well as help support the event before it takes place. These fundraising events will prove that supporting a cause is even more rewarding when food and great entertainment are involved. We hope to see you show your Pride!
www.fresnorainbowpride.com

Volunteers Needed

We could use your help!
If you are looking to give back to the community, how about joining the Pride Team?!
There are many opportunities possible for volunteering your time, your energy, and your skills. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Alma Lara – (559) 740-6880
almafabiola05@yahoo.com
We are looking for:
1. Folks to help plan the annual Pride Celebration. We meet every
Wednesday at 6pm at Tacos Marquitos, 1772 E Barstow Ave.
2. Community Members to organize a fundraiser
3. People to help us at fundraisers
4. Envelop stuffers for our mailings
5. Banner Carriers in the Pride Parade.
6. Safety Monitors
7. Set-up Crews
8. Festival Workers
9. Writer/s for our Grand Marshals’ Bios for the Pride Program
10. AND many other tasks
Can you give us a hand?

GO BIG and GO HOME
with the trophy for Best, Largestest, and Most Festive
We want to honor those groups and individuals who put in a great amount time and energy into their parade entries and show their community Pride.

The Awards are:
– The Best Float
– Largest Contingent
– Most Festive Entry
– The CEOs Award

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Just some of our Costs already
City Permit Fee ……………………$378
Insurance…………………………..$1,652
Traffic control………………………$880
Staging, canopies, tables, chairs..$4,205
Children’s activities…………..$415.00
Equipment Transport……………..$868
Dance canopy………………………..$310
Equipment Storage………………..$714
Parade Transport/Vehicles………$550
Security………………………………..$640
Entertainment Dressing room…$305
Sound Equipment……………….$1,500
Fencing……………………………..$2,151
Port-a-poties…………………………$457
Trash Disposal……………………..$250
Electical Generators……………..$633

$15,908
costs so far,but by no means done

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