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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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CCA, MECA Fundraiser

February 12th was an evening of comedy, activism, and fun-raising!  Sponsored by Central California Alliance, this fundraiser/comedy night raised $250.00 to go towards the MECA/EQCA, Marriage Equality of California Fresno Chapter led by spouses Baltimore Gonzalez and Robert Flanagan.

-Support and Defend Traditional Marriage-?

“Support and Defend Traditional Marriage”Madera, CA  February 5th, 2005 This past Saturday, Feb. 5th, Madera played host to a “Support and Defend Traditional Marriage” rally sponsored by The Campaign for Children and Families. They were joined by Assemblyman Dave Cogdill, Mike Villines, Randy Thomasson (president of CCF), Judy Hutchens and Benjamin  Lopez of the Traditional …

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CCF Invades the Central Valley

On the cold winter morning several dozen individuals were in attendance to protest AB 19.The majority of attendees were from a church choir and other from outside the city of madera. Quite a few bible versus were read by speakers. At one point, speaker Benjamin Lopez was quoted as saying "gays are infiltrating our workplaces".

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance

The Equality Campaign-www.dontamend.com, is working nationally to help communities organize rallies or protests regarding marriage equality for LGBT people.  They continue to fight to stop the US Constitutional Amendment against same-sex marriage. Robin is one of the leading activists, speakers and Special Event Producers for the Lesbian/Gay, Aids, and Women’s movement, distinguishing herself at such …

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Marriage Equality News Bulletin

    AB 19, The Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, was introduced on December 6th, 2004 by the Lead Authors, Assemblymember Mark Leno & Speaker Fabian Nunez. AB 19 was Sponsored by Equality California, www.EQCA.org.