Bakersfield Rallies Against Anti-Gay Zealots

By Whitney Douglas-Weddell Background: I learned on Wednesday night that religious bigot Lou Sheldon was bringing his anti-gay Traditional Values Coalition(TVC) to my hometown of Bakersfield the following Saturday.  Our local State Senator, Roy Ashburn was to host a rally to promote an agenda against marriage equality, domestic partnerships, and gay & lesbian rights in …

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Iraq – Bring the Troops Home Now

  An increasing number of voices are rising up in the Central Valley to demand an end to the war in Iraq. On the second anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, people from throughout the valley and around the country are protesting the ongoing war and occupation.

LGBT Friendly Churches

Local Churches offering a Loving Alternative Community United Church of ChristThe Reverend Dr. Christopher Breedlove 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno, 93710 559-435-2690 Sunday Service 10:00 AM First Congregational Church (Big Red Church) United Church of Christ The Reverend Raygan Baker 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd., Fresno, 93704 559-227-8489 Sunday Service 10:00 AM Wesley United Methodist …

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Gay Friendly/Owned Businesses

Rio Mesa Insurance Agency Commercial, Personal, Health, and Life InsurancePhone: (559) 292-2490Call for a Free quote Hablamos Espanol Proud to serve the LGBTQ+ Community with specialized health and life insurance options from knowledgeable Insurance Specialists. Education is empowerment. Peace of mind is priceless. Rest assured you are protected ~The Rio Mesa Difference Valley Stone Works …

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Sadly many historic LGBT+ clubs and bars have closed, including: The Express (formally 708) closed their doors in 2013.The North Tower Circle closed in 2014, reopening as Bam Bams/Twisters in 2015, then closing again in 2016. The Den closed in 2010 due to fire, reopening in 2011 as The Phoenix. The Phoenix closed in April …

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