About Us

Our Mission

The mission of LGBTQ Fresno is to enhance the well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and two spirit communities by providing activities, programs and services that create and support community; empower community members; provide essential resources; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.

Our Story

LGBTQ Fresno started as a not-for-profit organization under the name of Fresno Pride, in 2000. It was started because of the few organizations that existed at the time, none were publicly accessible or politically active. We wanted to be visible and make the community’s events and resources available to all. We believe that without our organization’s existence, a sense of community and connectedness would be lacking in the area. Being a stable and accessible organization for over twenty years has allowed us to serve countless community members and also share a sense of normalcy that youth look up to as they may be struggling with their sexuality and/or gender expression.

Our Services

LGBTQ Fresno currently offers the following services:
Activities that foster a sense of connectedness and help to fight pervasive isolation that affects the LGBTQ+ community.
Advocacy to hold institutions, leaders and elected officials accountable for anti-LGBTQ+ policies/rhetoric.
Community Blog via a regularly updated website.
Community Calendar to inform on all LGBTQ+ and allied events.
Community Directory providing a central resource of LGBTQ+ owned and friendly businesses and organizations.
Monthly Newsletter keeping thousands informed on local/national LGBTQ+ happenings.
Action Alerts urgent community alerts sent via text message.
Free phone and internet access services for low/no income individuals.
All are Welcome Campaign creating safe and welcoming spaces throughout the Central Valley.

Support Us

LGBTQ Fresno is an organization for the community – by the community. We have advocated on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies, and educated the general public about LGBTQ+ issues since 2000. As a force of volunteers and supporters throughout the Central Valley, our strength is a direct reflection of the willingness of individuals like you to get involved! Not everyone can volunteer their time, which is why we rely on your support. Recurring donations or one-time gifts help us continue our mission.