Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EVENT: My LGBT Plus at Clovis Farmer's Market


MY LGBT PLUS has been invited to participate in the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market!

We will be designing our booth to showcase the various LGBT+ resources the community has. Organization materials we will be bringing, besides our own, are: WestCare California, Inc., The Living Room - Fresno, The Source LGBT+ Center, Fresno LGBT Community Center, The LGBT Pink Panthers Movement/Fresno, CA Chapter, PFLAG Fresno, The Trevor Project and the Fresno AIDS Walk.

The goal is to create visibility in Clovis and provide resources to LGBT+ individuals, and supporters, in that area. Nothing will stop us from creating support in our community!

Come out and join us at the Farmers Market! This is a free event and open to all ages. There will be other local vendors there as well.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

EVENT: IDC Pool Party


The Imperial Dove Court De Fresno
And
The Court of Magic, Marvel and Mystery
Her Most Imperial Majesty, Empress XLIII, Isis DeLuna
Cordially invite you to attend a charity pool party!
We'll have swimming, food, raffles, music & groovy times!

All proceeds go to the Imperial Dove Court de Fresno
The oldest LGBT 501(c)3 organization of Fresno
Please come out and support your community by having a gay ol' time!

$10 presale / $15 Door

Merced LGBT Center HIV Testing


Monday, July 18, 2016

EVENT: Professional OUT Women mixHER


Professional OUT Women's July mixHER is set for Friday, 7/22 from 6pm-until at Idle Hour Winery located only 30 minutes up the hill in the adorable community of Oakhurst.

We're taking a trip up the hill to enjoy an evening with friends at the owned and operated winery of Professional Out Women, Anna Marie Dos Remedios and Deb Payne.

So, please make plans now to enjoy an evening under the stars, socializing over a great glass of wine! If you are not receiving our monthly POW emails, please post your email below and we'll add you to the list.

Make sure to copy the FB link and share in your networks! Professional OUT Women (POW) is a community of women that gather at monthly events, happening at rotating locations, for networking and socializing. Our goal is to be inclusive without gender boundaries and accepting of women who self identify on a wide continuum of sexual expression.

If you have any questions, would like to join our email list or would like to be more involved, please email Robin@GetEQUAL.org

Friday, July 15, 2016

Fair Education Act Becomes Reality



California has made a giant leap forward in bringing the contributions of LGBT Americans into the classroom, including teaching kids about families that have two mommies or two daddies...

Courtesy The Associated Press...

In second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, they will hear how New York native Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco.

The State Board of Education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction Thursday to comply with the nation's first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes.

The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California's history and social science curriculum. During four hours of public testimony, dozens of speakers criticized the way the framework discusses Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Japan's use of "comfort women" during World War II, but no one objected to the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

The law also prohibited classroom materials that reflect adversely on gays or particular religions. Conservative opponents argued that it should be up to parents to decide how and at what age to broach sexual orientation with their children and made two unsuccessful efforts to repeal the law.

The approved framework weaves references to gay Americans and events throughout the history and social science curriculum, starting in second grade through discussions about diverse families and again in fourth grade with lessons on California's place in the gay rights movement.


Read the whole story HERE

Thursday, July 14, 2016

EVENT: LGBT Rural Pride Summit Series


The centerpiece of the #RuralPride campaign is a series of day-long summits hosted by USDA, NCLR, the True Colors Fund, and a number of local partners based in rural communities across the country. These summits will give us a chance to focus on the unique needs of the rural LGBT community, highlight the important federal policy efforts underway to protect this community, and identify next steps to ensure all rural communities have access to the resources they need to thrive.