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Fresno LGBTQ @ Dave & Busters, Wednesday

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 12 February 2019 13:59
  • Written by Jason Scott

fresnolgbtq socialHello from Your Volunteer Manager and Events Coordinator, Andrea. I hope your February is going well. Do you remember when I told you that on Dec 5th, 2018 about twenty-seven of us met at Dave and Busters for a fun night of fellowship, food, drink, and games?

We had a blast, and the General Manager at Dave and Busters decided that we might be more comfortable in our private room with less noise and more focus for our group for our next event. What an awesome and shocking surprise!

Thankfully, the time is here!!! We are so grateful for Dave and Busters offering us a room for our next event on February 13th 'Share the Love'. I think it is important for us to share love and positivity with everyone, especially for our family, friends and allies. Do you know what it would look like to have a room for 70 to be filled with LGTBQ and their Allies? I don't know either, but I would appreciate you helping me find out. Let us show Dave and Busters how much we appreciate their generous offer.

This won't just be a room with No-Host Wait Staff for your food and drink needs, but wait there is more. Haha! We will have music, door prizes, goodie bags (sponsored by my lovely parents), and a photo booth section with over 80 props. The picture booth section is for you and your cell phone. If later you would like your picture on the events page you can add it on your own at any time. We just don't want anyone to feel like our events are for pictures. We really want everyone to feel safe and have fun. Oh, we can't forget the fact that Dave and Busters will also have their prize wheel out for the first hour from 6pm-7pm with one spin per person please. Did I mention that all day Wednesdays they have half price games and discount drinks? It's literally my most favorite day to go! Hopefully, you're still awake and reading just a little more for some helpful event info. Ha! You can RSVP with this link or message LGBT Fresno on Facebook, if you are worried and would rather not show you're 'going' on the Facebook event. We hope to see you there!

Before I go, I wanted to let you know that our next, next event will be at the Fig Garden Library for the LGBT Fresno and Pink Panthers Movement invites you to a FREE movie night.

February 27th, Doors open at 5:30 pm, Movie Begins at 6:00 PM, Discussion/Resources from 7:30-8:00 pm

“A Kid like Jake”

The movie stars, Jim Parsons (Sheldon of Big Bang Theory), Claire Danes (Julia Vaugh of The Hours), Octavio Spencer (Minnie Jackson of The Help), and Leo James Davis (as Jake).

LGBT Fresno and The Pink Panthers Movement Fresno want to bring awareness towards the importance of accepting and supporting children who are exploring gender expression. Resources will be available at an informational table. Snacks & drinks will be provided (please, no outside food).

We look forward to bringing you more events this year. Let us know some ideas you have, and we will see what we can do. Also, if your business or organization would like to sponsor an event. Please email me at any time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

February LGBT Fresno events

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 25 January 2019 13:28
  • Written by Jason Scott

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February 13, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Dave & Buster's (212 E River Park Cir, Fresno, CA)

This time we'll have an entire party room, so there will be plenty of tables and space! Please ask at check in to be directed to the private room, grab your rainbow ribbon pendant and have fun and food with us!

Theme: Share the Love
1/2 Price Games & $3 Blue Moon Pints
If you sign-up for Dave & Buster's Rewards and get $10 FREE game play with $10 game play purchase – just for joining! (need to redeem prior to this date, no coupons/offers valid on 1/2 price games day.
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LGBT Fresno and Pink Panthers Movement invites you to a FREE movie night.

February 27th, Doors open at 5:30 pm, Movie Begins at 6:00 PM, Discussion/Resources from 7:30-8:00 pm

“A Kid like Jake” [2018].

The movie stars, Jim Parsons (Sheldon of Big Bang Theory), Claire Danes (Julia Vaugh of The Hours), Octavio Spencer (Minnie Jackson of The Help), and Leo James Davis (as Jake).

LGBT Fresno and The Pink Panthers Movement Fresno want to bring awareness towards the importance of accepting and supporting children who are exploring gender expression. Resources will be available at an informational table. Snacks & drinks will be provided (please, no outside food)

 

First Qistory Meeting

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 24 December 2018 16:44
  • Written by Jason Scott

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All are Welcome!

Join us for the first Qistory (queer history) community meeting. Qistory is working to record and preserve the stories and lives of LGBTQ people in Fresno & the Central Valley for future generations.

Come to the meeting to learn more about Qistory and how you can get involved.

Starbucks @ 741 E Olive Ave, Fresno. Tuesday Jan 15th 6pm-8pm

The Big Gay Cabaret

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 28 December 2018 10:46
  • Written by Jason Scott

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The Big Gay Cabaret is back and it’s BIGGER and GAYER than ever
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Fresno, CA
2101 N Fruit Ave, Fresno, California 93705

We're raising money for Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival in June by showing off our own Pride! Come witness some of Fresno's most talented LGBTQ+ performers, along with a few of our favorite allies, as we sing and dance and act our hearts out, in order to raise money for a great cause.

Donations accepted at the door.

Performers include Alec Allnite, Logan Cooley, Lia Dewey, Michael C. Flores, Miguel Gastelum, Juan Guzman, Regina Harris, Christy Hathaway, Jeremy Hitch, Teya Juarez, Bill Knezovich, Terry Lewis, Nia Luchau, Chris Mangels, Jessica Meredith, Erik Olson, Dakota Simpson, Harley Sinn, Matthew Smoke, and Nicole Spate.

Fresno Diocese’s LGBTQ ministry suspended

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Sunday, 23 December 2018 17:00
  • Written by Jason Scott

Bishop ArmandoA ministry geared toward the Catholic gay community has been suspended by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno. The reasons behind the suspension are unclear.

Called the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) Ministry, the group was touted as one of-its-kind in the diocese, and established in 2015 by John Prandini.

Teresa Dominguez, chancellor at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, told The Bee that the diocese had indefinitely suspended the ministry after Bishop Armando X. Ochoa was made aware of claims the ministry “may have evolved beyond its primary mission.”

But Dominguez and diocese officials declined to say how the ministry may have gone outside that mission. Staff at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center where the ministry was housed were instructed to not speak with The Bee.

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