Opinion

PFLAG Fresno: Still Doing the Work to Make It Better for LGBTQ+ People

Fifty years ago, in 1972, a mom accompanied her gay son to the Christopher Street Liberation Day March- a precursor to today’s Pride parades. That mom was Jeanne Manford, and as she marched, carrying a sign that read ‘Parents of Gays Unite in Support for Our Children”, she unknowingly began a national movement. PFLAG was …

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Rest in Power

Yesterday’s vigil was a beautiful tribute to the late Jeffrey Robinson. It was bittersweet seeing people I haven’t seen in as many as 14 years, but it’s terrible it took such a profound loss to bring us all together again. Jeffrey was a giant in the Fresno LGBT community going back to the 1980s. I …

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A Guide to Transmasculine Fashion: Tips on Hair and Clothes

For roughly a decade, I have been socially transitioning.While I don’t consider myself an expert, I would like to assume I have enough knowledge to spread information tothose who are currently struggling with their hair and their clothes, the stereotypical things that may be getting them“clocked” in public.Without further ado, here are just a few …

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Moving Story

In late June of 2012, at the age of 57, my partner Robert, our yorkie terrier Max and myself undertook a major life change by moving from our native New England states to Fresno, CA. This was not an impulsive move but was the culmination of several years of taking vacations in Fresno to visit …

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Social Media

Social media. There are many forms of it such as Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and many more, but they all have something in common and that is that they’re being frequently used by people of all ages in this day and age. Although this may sound normal, it’s actually very dangerous. Yes, there are many …

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Defend Modesto?

Content Warning: Talking About the Inherent Violence of White Supremacy and supporting them through the politics of politeness. A good friend of mine posted the image below. It is a flyer for the counter protest of the White Supremacist- er, I mean “Straight Pride” event that occured this last Saturday in Modesto. Featured on it …

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