Monday, March 31, 2014

Health Insurance Registration Ends Today




You won’t be able to complete your application today, but if you don’t at least register by the end of today you won’t be able to get insurance. You register today and the complete the application by April 15th



Friday, March 28, 2014

EVENT: Studio 54 at the North Tower Circle TONIGHT


EVENT: POW at the Elbow Room TONIGHT!




Professional OUT Women's March mixHER is set for Friday, 3/28 from 6pm-until at The Elbow Room, located at 732 W San Jose Avenue in Fig Garden Village.
Please, make plans now to enjoy a full evening of drinks, dinner and socializing!

We'd like to thank this month's sponsor:

Dr. Christina Garcia
Dr. Angela Rodriguez & Cristina Moreno
and,
Dr. Zhiyuh Chang

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 or carol.dltrr@gmail.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Gay Hug

The gay women channel on you tube did a little experiment, see what happens when homophobic people hug a member of the lgbt community?
Taken from http://www.upworthy.com/what-if-you-stick-a-gay-person-and-an-anti-gay-straight-person-in-a-room-and-ask-them-to-hug?c=upw1

Michigan's Ban On Marriage Equality Falls


Following Virginia, Utah, Texas and Oklahoma, a federal judge has declared Michigan's ban on same sex marriage unconsitutional. As in the other four states, it's likely an appeal will be made which means same sex marriages are likely to be delayed.

There was no indication that the judge was suspending his decision. Attorney General Bill Schuette said he was immediately filing a request with a federal appeals court to suspend Friedman's decision and prevent same-sex couples from immediately marrying. The decision was released shortly after 5 p.m., when most county clerk offices in Michigan were closed. Clerks issue marriage licenses.



 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

EVENT: Standing On Ceremony




SheBar: One Hit Wonders

*WARNING*
Shameless personal plug to follow:


Once a month, every second Friday, the Fresbians (your local friendly Fresno lesbians) put on the only lesbian night in town at the North Tower Circle.
This months theme is one hit wonders. Event Page
The Fresbian Kings are also helping a community by not charging a cover for anyone who donates a new or slightly used book to the Library for London Project. To find out more about that feel free to read the article on it in the Fresno Bee. Library for London Project


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Journey of a King

On March 3, 2014 local ATown Drag King took flight to compete for National Mister US of A Male Impersonator.
 Only seven months into drag ATown saw a flyer to compete for Mister California pageant and jumped at the chance to audition. “I wanted to experience it first hand in order to give myself an opportunity to grow as a king and learn about the US of A pageantry system,” ATown knew she could learn a lot. Competing in Long Beach on November 30, 2013 ATown took 1st Alternate Mister California.
Qualifying for Nationals in Nashville, Tennesse was like a dream come true for ATown.  “I learned so much in the Mister California pageant, and I listened to each critique my judges gave me and that’s what I brought to them at nationals.”
The pageants consist of three categories: interview, talent, and creative evening wear. For the talent portion ATown reached out to a local Faux Queen, Ivanna B. Strange to bring the judges something they had never seen before. “I felt like I was in a dream by making it this far, and at the end of my mix, the song was "Pursuit of Hapiness" by Kid Kudi and Steve Aoki. Because once I "woke up" from my dream I was then on the pursuit of happiness and that's when I busted out with my poi/light show.” 



ATown's customized the evening wear in flames, stars and guitars. Adding some glam with gold studs, spikes and topaz glass stones.


Overall placing sixth against the best of the best in the nation with two to four performers from each participating state. There was 24 contestants from her section ages 21 to 32.




ATown’s favorite part was the relationships made. They were competitors on paper but brothers in each other’s heart. “There to help each other grow and it is amazing how much of a relationship you build with someone who was a complete stranger to you and never knew existed before all of this,” ATown has built lifelong friendships from her experience all over the nation. 
Unsure about competing again next year she takes with her memories that will last a life time and looks forward to the birth of her new drag son. 

To find more pictures and information on ATown feel free to join her facebook page for upcoming performances. ATown Drag King FB Page