GOAL of California Expands membership

The Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) of California’s executive board and membership have unanimously opened its membership to include not only Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Law Enforcement Personnel, now will allow membership to all Public Emergency Service Personnel and Military personnel Active or Retired living or stationed in Central California. GOAL of California is a mirror Fraternal […]

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CCA Comedy Night 2006

  On Saturday, March 4th Central California Alliance (CCA) hosted it’s second annual Comedy Night. The laugh filled event took place at Fagan’s Irish Pub on Kern street in downtown Fresno. The valley’s own Amy Shuklian, who has also appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, hosted the evening with her own trademark wit, touching on

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CCA fundraiser for EQCA

  On Sunday February 26th Central California Alliance hosted a House Party fundraiser for Equality California. The event was attended by about fifty supporters of LGBT equality. There was a screening of the film “Tying the Knot” a touching film on the struggle for marriage equality. Comedian and activist Robin Tyler was a guest speaker. The

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Love & (Illegal) Marriage

What can we as people of the LGBT community do in order to draw attention to the fact that we are still, in 2006, not granted the same legal rights as our heterosexual counterparts? For the second year, a gathering organized by www.gayfresno.com and Equality California www.eqca.org met at the offices of the Fresno County

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Out Of The Closet

There’s a new edition to the Tower District, the independent bookstore Out Of The Closet Book & Gift Emporium. Tucked at the corner of Olive and Farris, between Palm & Olive, the store specializes in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Trans publications. I sat down with Charlotte Jenks, managing partner of the store, and asked what made her decide to

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CCA 6th Annual Talent Show

Central California Alliance (CCA) held it’s 6th Annual Talent Show on Tuesday night, January 24th, at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in the Tower District.  Gay Fresno staff was in attendance and had a wonderful time. The evening began with dinner and conversation, followed by a viewing of the items up for silent auction. Once the show

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Nathan Christoffersen Memorial Fund

Our friend, colleague and fellow activist Nathan Christoffersen, a 28-year-old volunteer who ran EQCA’s Madera County chapter, passed away under tragic and disturbing circumstances. In honor of Nathan’s life and work, Equality California has established a fund to create a field organizer position in the Central Valley. EQCA hopes to generate $15,000 in donations to

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