Tuesday, May 24, 2016

San Francisco PRIDE BUS Get Your Tickets

LGB Survey Seeks Participants

 Michael J. Doane, a PhD Candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno, is conducting a survey for gay and bisexual men and women for his dissertation on the experiences of sexual minorities. The survey intends to understand your experiences as a gay or bisexual man or woman, including your perceptions of discrimination and prejudice (if any) against you as a sexual minority as well as aspects of your social relationships, health, and happiness.

To participate in this survey, or to learn more about this study, click here

We aim to increase awareness of the experiences of sexual minorities, including both the advantages and disadvantages of living as homosexual or bisexual in the United States. We anticipate publishing resultant work in academic journals and other outlets (e.g., conferences, magazine articles, or online blogs).

Participation in this survey is voluntary. Your responses will be combined and reported with others people’s responses. You are not required to provide personally identifying information. However, you may provide your e-mail address to be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a $20 e-gift card to popular stores (e.g., Target, Walmart, or Starbucks) or to donate winnings to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights organization seeking to bring equality for LGBT populations. You may also provide your e-mail to be considered for a chance to complete a follow-up survey and earn between $5 and $20.

Your honest and complete answers are crucial to making sure survey results represent the experiences of sexual minority men and women. This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Gay/Lesbian Adoptive/Foster Parent Scholarship

Gay/Lesbian Adoptive/Foster Parent Scholarship

Win a $750 scholarship--$500 towards your tuition and $250 towards living expenses.
We'll also give a $250 donation to an adoption or foster-related non-profit organization.

Write 500-650 words supporting this prompt, "My adoptive/foster parent is gay/lesbian and I wouldn't change it."

Application Deadline: 11:59pm PST on September 30, 2016


• Student’s adoptive or foster parent is gay or lesbian
• Applicant must be at least 18 years old when applying
• Student must be enrolled in an institution of higher learning with a course load of at least 6 credits
• Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

Scholarship link HERE

Monday, May 23, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

EVENT: Friend of Pride Fundraiser TONIGHT


This project will be filming in the Central Valley and in Los Angeles. Travel expenses are paid for those accepted to participate.

Use the email listed for contact information. Filming begins very soon so do not wait to contact.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

EVENT: LGBTQ+ Graduation Recognition Ceremony


3rd Annual LGBTQ+ Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Honoring Fresno State’s Class of 2016

with Keynote Speaker Kathleen Arambula-Reyna (1995)

Fri. May 20, 2016 • 6:00pm
Alice Peters Auditorium • PB191 • University Business Center • Fresno State

Free admission • Free parking • Reception to follow
Presented by United Student Pride
Co-sponsored by the Rainbow Alumni and Allies Club and the Cross Cultural and Gender Center


Monday, May 9, 2016

EVENT: Professional OUT Women's mixHER

Professional OUT Women's May Whisky, Wine, Women & Sushi mixHER is set for Friday, 5/13, 6pm at KuniSama, a fantastic, full service Japanese restaurant offering teppanyaki, traditional dishes, sushi, Japanese craft beers as well as Asian inspired handcrafted cocktails.

This mixHER is happening earlier in the month since the 4th Friday falls on Memorial Day weekend. KuniSama has created special pairing menus that you will give you a chance to sample some great food and spirits. You do not have to purchase a pairing to attend, but there will be special seating for those who call and RSVP for a pairing in advance -- (559) 322-5864(KUNI)

This special event is one that you won't want to miss....

Whisky, Wine, Women and Sushi mixHER

$100 - includes 2 flights (Three - 1/2 oz. tasters) and appetizers.

First flight: Japanese Whisky- Hakushu 18, Yamazaki 18 & Hibiki 17
Second Flight: Scotch Whisky- Macallan 17, Glenlivet 18 & Glendfiddich 21

$50 - includes 2 flights (Three -1/2 oz. tasters) and appetizers.

First Flight: Japanese Whisky- Yamazaki 12, Hibiki 12 & Hakushu 12
Second Flight: Bruichladdich- Scottish Barley, Islay Barley & Port Charlotte

$25 - includes a Wine flight - 2 oz. pours of each - Raymond Chardonnay, Sunday Sunday white wine & Idle Hour Winery Viogner


Tenderloin steak bites- Bite size pieces of tenderloin steak grilled to perfection and served with chimichurri aioli

Sweet potato fries lightly dusted with sea salt and served with curry aioli.

Chef’s choice Nigiri - 4 pieces of sushi nigiri hand selected by our sushi chefs.

Fried shrimp - Lightly fried shrimp tossed in spicy teriyaki sauce.

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. 


Friday, May 6, 2016

EVENT: Bulldog Pride Fund Graduates' Reception

Thursday • May 19, 2016 • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Jensen Library • Smittcamp Alumni House • Fresno State

Please join us in honoring the Class of 2016 Bulldog Pride Fund graduates:

• Raven Kapphan – Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
• Abigail Hudson – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
• Levi Landon – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
• Allison Zulewski – Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies
• Jaclyn Young – Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies

A short-program with Master of Ceremonies Moses Menchaca (2015) begins at 6:00 p.m.
Complimentary admission. Parking is $3 per vehicle.
Donations are always welcome. Thank you.

Give today. For tomorrow and beyond.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

EVENT: IDC Coronation 2016

EVENT: Women's Art and Music Festival May 6th

Women's Art and Music Festival of Fresno 2016
Tickets Avaliable Now!

Students: $5 - General Public: $10 - free for children age 12 and under
Buy online here: http://ow.ly/4mSJZD

Admission FREE with receipt for $10+ donation to RCS Fresno (http://ow.ly/ZpEug)

Support students attending the Women's Studies Program of Fresno State University, Rape Counseling Services of Fresno, and the Central Valley community at the Tower Theatre this spring!

Together we are raising awareness of gender-based violence within local communities and empowering females by celebrating the creativity and expertise of women in Fresno County. Expose yourself to local art and Fresno cuisine while you are entertained by sensational musicians and performers upon attendance.

All proceeds will benefit women in the Women's Studies program at FSU, pending internship at RCS Fresno.

Donate Here: http://rcsfresno.org/
Print your receipt of donation to RCS - Fresno for free entrance to the event! (Minimum $10 donation)


Featured Local Artists:

Valerie Quinonez
Lauren Baker
(more to be announced)

Entertainment Lineup:

AJ'S Hip Hop Dancers
Fattycakes and The Puff Pastries
Ghost Meat
Sci-Fi Caper
(more to be announced)


Desserts and Breads by local bakers
Alcoholic Beverages 21+
(more to be announced)

For Media, contact Lauren Baker
For Participation (Performers & Artists), contact Tamara Diaz / Valerie Quinonez
For Sponsorship, contact Carrie Lorraine

Related Links:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

2015: A Disapointing Year for LGBT People in Film

Hollywood is still behind the curve when it comes to onscreen film LGBT diversity, despite notable performances by stars like Cate Blanchett in Carol and Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl, GLAAD's annual Studio Responsibility Index report found.

Exploring 126 films from major studios released in 2015, GLAAD found that only 17.5 percent included characters identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender. The inclusion percentage remained stagnant from 2014, when 20 of the 114 films surveyed included LGBT characters.

Among these characters, only one identified as transgender, and the role was used as merely a punch line. The part is indicative of a bigger trend, according to GLAAD, as most of the represented LGBT parts were just minor roles with 10 minutes of screen time or less.

More here at People.com