“Parents Matter Act” passes – Book bans to begin

Fresno County Supervisor Steve Brandau’s resolution the “Parents Matter Act” has passed in a vote of 3 for and 2 against. (video) Supervisors Brandau, Nathan Magsig and Buddy Mendes voting in favor. This now begins a months long process of creating an unelected board of 11 individuals. Each Supervisor will hand pick two people and […]

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Fresno County Board of Supervisors book banning

[emailpetition id=”2″] A “Community Parent and Guardian Review Committee” has been added to the agenda for the November 7th Fresno County Board of Supervisors meeting by Supervisor Steve Brandau. Sounds innocent enough? Not at all! With vague wording and a new, unaccountable board of fifteen members, which take control away from experienced librarians, this resolution

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Bass Lake Unified declines to proceed with forced outing policy

The Bass Lake Unified School District includes several elementary and middle schools in the mountain area. In August 2023, BLUSD School board member Diane Flaherty Proposed a “Parental Notification Rights” Policy. It was read for the first time at the school board meeting on August 16, 2023. The Policy would require that the school district notify

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CA Superior Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Chino Valley Unified’s Forced Outing Policy

SAN BERNARDINO — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a statement following the San Bernardino Superior Court’s oral ruling from the bench issuing a preliminary injunction against Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education’s (Board) mandatory gender identity disclosure policy, further halting the enforcement of the policy that is detrimental to the safety and well-being of transgender and

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REPORT: A Holistic Understanding of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Fresno/The Central Valley Region

The LGBTQ Community Network recently conducted a survey to better understand the struggles of the LGBTQ community in the Fresno area. While significant research has been done in the fields of healthcare and homelessness, there still remain several unanswered questions in areas such as criminal justice, education, employment, and more. This study hopes to provide

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California Leads the Way with New LGBT Rights Legislation

At the end of September, California Gov. Gavin Newsom passed several policies to provide protections to the LGBT community, especially to transgender and gender-nonconforming people. On passing these protection policies, Newsom states, “These measures will help protect vulnerable youth, promote acceptance, and create more supportive environments in our schools and communities.” In the wake of

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Forced outing policy proposed at Bass Lake School District

The Bass Lake School District School Board, which includes a middle school and several elementary schools, has proposed a forced outing policy. This policy is disguised as a “Parental Notification Rights Policy”. The policy verbiage and the proposal letter is below. The Bass Lake school board will be discussing this proposal for the third time

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