Thursday, November 27, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thank You!

A Huge THANK YOU to all of our community who came froward and donated to our recent "The Center Matters" fundraiser. We met our goal and are very excited at the next chapter of the Fresno LGBT Community Center.



Of course there is still a lot to do... and we are still in need of monthly donors, but in this month of Thanksgiving, we wanted to say how touched we were by the generosity and support of our community.

Thank you!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

EVENT: Last Call - Closing Night @The North Tower Circle

 The North Tower Circle is closing it's doors after a 13 year run in Fresno! 
Our last night will be Saturday November 15th. 
NO Cover Charge
Drink and Shot Specials
DJ Chris
Surprise Performances and More
Come join us and say Goodbye to the North Tower Circle!

Gay Central Valley and the Fresno LGBT Community Center would like to say THANK YOU to the North Tower Circle for their amazing support of us over the years. We've held many, many fundraisers at the club and they've never said no to our fundraising! They have been invaluable to helping us financially for many, many years. We also know that they have generously done the same for many, many nonprofits and organizations over the years. They will be truly missed as an LGBT landmark in Fresno. 

EVENT: Last SHE BAR @North Tower Circle


OUR LAST SheBar AT NORTH TOWER CIRCLE

Join the Fresbians Drag Kings at North Tower Circle as they bring you Disney stories as told by the Princes. Come relive your favorite Disney songs and see some Disney interpretations of new songs. Bust out those Elsa costumes you wore on Halloween and help us bring some Disney Magic to North Tower Circle.

In the true spirit of November's Thanksgiving, The Fresno Fresbians have decided to give back to our community and in celebration of November's Trans Day of Remembrance, we will be donating our proceeds to Trans-E-Motion.

Come out, have a great time, and help us give back to our community.

Performances by: Atown Dragking, Ben Doverr, MaXx Decco, Clint Torres DK, and Leilani Price

Hosted by: Leilani Price

Doors open 9pm, Show starts at 10:30pm
21+ only
$5 Cover

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

VIDEO: People Arrested For Feeding Homeless

EVENT: Boys & Girl's Club REBEL Fundraiser


Missouri's Ban On Marriage Equality Ruled Unconstitutional


(Reuters) - Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a St. Louis circuit judge ruled on Wednesday, adding momentum to efforts in states across the country to legalize gay nuptials.

The decision comes a day after a federal judge ruled that neighboring Kansas also was violating the U.S. Constitution by refusing to allow same-sex marriages. More than 30 U.S. states permit same-sex couples to marry.

"Marriage equality is now the law of the land in the state of Missouri," said Winston Calvert, the city attorney for St. Louis, who argued against the state's same-sex marriage ban. "This decision finally enforces that constitutional guarantee of equality for gay and lesbian couples." 

In his ruling, St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison said that "the freedom to marry is a fundamental right and liberty deeply rooted in the history of the United States." He found that the state ban on same-sex marriage was not tied to a "legitimate government interest."

Read the whole story HERE

GCV Certified Enrollment Counselors






Gay Central Valley is part of a Covered California grant through the Health Access Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to reach out to the underserved LGBT community in the Central Valley regarding health insurance and get them signed up through Covered California. While the focus of this particular grant is the LGBT population, we are able to sign up anyone for health insurance coverage.

We will be working on this project starting on November 15th, when open enrollment for 2014 begins. Open enrollment runs through February 15th, 2015. During open enrollment, Californians can sign up for health insurance through the health exchange. Certified Enrollment Counselors are able to assist those in the process, introducing them to the details and walking them through the process. 

We are reaching out, seeking locations throughout the enrollment period which will allow us access to those requiring assistance. This could be an event, a health fair or something more location based, such as a health organization or business. Our Certified Enrollment Counselors are paid through the grant, so there is no cost to you or the people we assist.

Please let us know if there is any way we can assist you by providing this valuable service. It is vital that people are made aware of the value that health insurance provides and are granted access to personalized assistance. 

Our Certified Enrollment Counselors are Kayleia Southard and Chris Jarvis. You can call us at 559-325-4429

Email: 
Chris Jarvis at chris@gaycentralvalley.org or 
Kayleia Southard at kayleia@gaycentralvalley.org
 
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you meet the needs of Californians signing up for insurance in 2014-2015.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Time to VOTE! Tuesday November 4th

 


Tomorrow, November 4th is Election Day
Gay Central Valley hopes that everyone will exercise their constitutional right and VOTE!

Click on the following link for information on how and where to VOTE in Fresno