Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Reel Pride Film Festival & Concessions

Gay Central Valley is proud to announce we will be handling concessions again this year for the Reel Pride Film Festival. The festival runs from September 16th-20th at the Tower Theater and other venues in the Tower District. A film schedule and more details will be available soon. 

Gay Central Valley will be sharing the concessions booth this year with My LGBT Plus and Trans-e-motion for the Youth and Transgender film selections. 

Mark your calendars for this annual event, now in it's 26th year!

Bakersfield Town Hall Meeting

LGBT Brides & Grooms Wedding Expo & Show

Fig Feast @The Painted Table

Saturday, July 25, 2015

EVENT: Vigil for KC Haggard

This gathering at the Fresno LGBT Community Center on Thursday July 30th at 6PM is in memory of KC Haggard, the local transgender woman who was viciously murdered on July 23rd, as well as all other victims of transgender violence across the country. 

There will be a march through the Tower District and brief speeches from local community members.

If you'd like to help in making signs for the march please contact Zoyer Zyndel zoyerzyndel@yahoo.com or KarenAdell Scot karenadellscot@gmail.com . You can also visit the LGBT Community Center during open hours to make your own signs (we have materials available). 

Phone number for the LGBT Center is 559-325-4429. You can also emailGay Central Valley at info@gaycentralvalley.org or Chris Jarvis at chris@gaycentralvalley.org

Local media will be invited to this event.

The march and speakers will take place outside, but the Center will be open with air conditioning, water, snacks and bathrooms. It's supposed to be a hot day but we'll do everything we can to make it comfortable for all. 

We encourage people to wear red to signify the rates of transgender violence in the U.S. and use the hashtag #TransRemembranceRed

Everyone is invited to this event so please invite your friends.

Friday, July 24, 2015

VIDEO: KC Haggard Candlelight Vigil

SATURDAY NIGHT: bare - A Pop Opera

This event is a fundraiser for the Fresno LGBT Community Center. Gay Central Valley and SJS Theater Company are combining efforts to bring this play to Fresno. We are being hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno. 

Click the ticket link below for tickets. $10 for Students/Seniors and $15 for General Admission.

Bare follows a group of high school seniors at a co-ed Catholic boarding school as they face issues of sexuality, identity, bullying, religion and spirituality. This provocative and moving production is honest and passionate in its exploration of the trials of today’s generation as they navigate important and controversial issues. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. Its rich, vibrant score draws on many styles of contemporary music.

Bare reminds us that there is only one today, one tomorrow, and one forever; so join us as we celebrate and examine the consequences of baring our soul or hiding it from those who matter most.

SJS is a theatrical production company that focuses on non conventional storytelling and breaking new grounds in the theater experience. The belief that art can change the world is at the forefront of every project produced. SJS production staff is compiled of many theatre professionals from the entirety of Northern California, who between all have over 60 years of constant theatrical work.