Response To Statements and Actions Against Friday’s Family Pride Night at Fresno Chaffee Zoo

The Fresno Stonewall Democratic Club, a political club devoted to advancing the equal rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, preference, or identity, stands in support of Fresno EOC and the Fresno Chaffee Zoo for holding a Pride Night for LGBTQ+ families and allies.

The attack on the LGBTQ+ community as it celebrates Pride in the month of June with parades, flag raisings and celebrations is an attack on our constitutional rights to seek equality.

The hateful rhetoric and misinformation spread by Bredefeld and his Christian Call to Action seem to forget that he has LGBTQ+ constituents and there are LGBTQ+ Christians and members of their churches. Bredefeld has no right to question members of the LGBTQ+ community on their relationship to God or prayer.

2022 is set to break records for anti-LGBTQ legislation, with hundreds of bills introduced across the USA. The gay community has fought for equality for 53 years, since the “Stonewall Riots”, and we will not be silenced or go back.

If Bredefeld and the pastors were true Christians they would recognize that God created all of us, not just the ones they value.

Marsha Conant
Fresno Stonewall Democrats, President

Next Meeting is Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Please join us in person or on Zoom for this meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM. We have a guest speaker scheduled, Election Results Review, and other announcements! We would like to encourage discussion of current events and hot topics during the first 30 minutes “social segment” of our meeting, and then we will call to order at 6:00pm to handle business and hear from our guest speakers.

This meeting will be held in person at Fresno County Democratic Party Headquarters (1033 U Street, Fresno, CA, 93721) or click here to connect by Zoom.

Guest Speakers:

  • Lucy Yale

Reports:

The agenda, last month’s minutes, and other reports are available on our .

Draft Agenda:

  1. Meeting Calls to Order – Marsha
  2. Flag Salute
  3. Introductions of Members & Guests
  4. Approval of May minutes
  5. Treasurer’s Report – Terry
  6. President’s Report – Marsha
  7. Election Results Review — Carns Consulting
  8. Old Business
    1. Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival – review
    2. Rainbow wristbands and FSD T-shirts
  9. New Business
    1. National Coming Out Day – October event
  10. Speaker: Lucy Yale – self-declared Blonde Bombshell of Fresno, Fresno State alum, and Secretary for Fresno State Rainbow Alumnx & Allies Club
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjournment

You can find ALL of our contact information, website,
and social media links at our new Link Tree:

https://linktr.ee/fresnostonewall

Endorsements for June 2022 Primary Election

Members of Fresno Stonewall Democrats met Tuesday, April 12, 2022 to decide on candidate endorsements for the upcoming June Primary Election. We are pleased to announce the following endorsements:

FEDERAL ENDORSEMENTS

U.S. Senator: Alex Padilla
U.S. Congressional District 20: Marisa Wood
U.S. Congressional District 21: Jim Costa

STATE ENDORSEMENTS

CA Governor: Gavin Newsom
CA Lieutenant Governor: Eleni Kounalakis
CA Secretary of State: Dr. Shirley Weber
CA Attorney General: Rob Bonta
CA Treasurer: Fiona Ma
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
CA State Controller: Ron Galperin
CA Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
CA Board of Equalization D1: Braden Murphy
CA Senate District 12: Susanne Gundy
CA Senate District 14: Anna Caballero
CA Assembly District 27: Esmeralda Soria
CA Assembly District 31: Joaquin Arambula

CITY & COUNTY OF FRESNO ENDORSEMENTS

Fresno Co. Board of Supervisors District 1: Brian Pacheco
Fresno Co. Board of Supervisors District 4: José Ramírez
Fresno City Council District 1: Annalisa Perea
Fresno City Council District 3: Miguel Arias
Fresno City Council District 5: Luis Chavez
Fresno City Council District 7: Nelson Esparza

FSD Endorsement Meeting 4-12-2022

Please join us on Zoom for our meeting this Tuesday (4/12/22) at 5:30 PM. Current members in good standing for at least 30 days will be voting to endorse candidates for the June Primary Election. If you’re a paid member of the Fresno Stonewall Democratic Club we urge you you to participate in this endorsement process.

Discussion of current events and hot topics will be during the first 30 minutes “social segment” of our meeting, and then we will call to order at 6:00pm to handle club business and conduct our endorsement voting.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kat Fobear, CSUF Gender Studies, Trans-E-Motion

Details here: https://fresnostonewalldemocrats.org/event/monthly-meeting-2022-04-12

Remembering Jeffery Robinson on March 12 at 11:30AM

Announcement from Fresno Rainbow Pride
(posted to Facebook Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:44am)

With the blessing of his husband Juan, and with the call to bring us all together in comfort, we will be having a Remembrance and Celebration of the Life of our friend and leader, Jeffery Robinson this Saturday in the Tower District.

All are welcome to join us on the NE corner of Wishon and Olive Avenues in the Chicken Pie Shop parking lot at 11:30am.

We’re asking all to come in their rainbow and Pride best, raise your flags if you have them and accessorize with eyeglasses just like Jeff.

More details to come as soon as they’re available.

*Please note that any funeral services are still in the planning stages and will be shared at the family’s discretion when confirmed.

https://www.facebook.com/rainbowpridefresno

Next Meeting is Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Please join us on Zoom for our meeting this Tuesday (3/8/22) at 5:30 PM. We will have guest speakers, new business to discuss, and announcements of upcoming events we hope you will attend! We would like to encourage discussion of current events and hot topics during the first 30 minutes “social segment” of our meeting, and then we will call to order at 6:00pm to handle business and hear from our guest speakers.

Guest Speakers:

  • Bryan Cauwels of Fresno Rainbow Pride
  • Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin for State Controller
  • Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for Re-election

(Jeffery Robinson was originally scheduled to speak to us but Brian Cauwels will be stepping in for him while Jeffery is recovering from a recent health emergency.)

Reports:

The agenda, last month’s minutes, and other reports are available on our .

Draft Agenda:

  1. Meeting Calls to Order – Marsha
  2. Flag Salute
  3. Introductions of Members & Guests
  4. Approval of February minutes – Calvin ()
  5. Treasurer’s Report – Terry
  6. President’s Report – Marsha
  7. Old Business
    1. Harvey Milk Day Spring Brunch – May 22, 2022
  8. New Business
    1. Proposed topics for future meetings
    2. Sponsorship of FCDCC Padilla Event, April 5, 2022
  9. Guest Speakers
    1. Bryan Cauwels of Fresno Rainbow Pride
    2. Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin for State Controller
    3. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for Re-election
  10. Announcements
  11. Adjournment

You can find ALL of our contact information, website,
and social media links at our new Link Tree:

https://linktr.ee/fresnostonewall

Meeting on Tuesday, February 8th at 5:30PM

Due to the recent surge of COVID infections we will be meeting only on Zoom this month.

Redistricting: Federal, State, and Local Outlook

Do you know who your legislator will be with the redistricting? Your representative in the House of Representatives, State Senate and Assembly, Board of Supervisors, and City Council? The lines have changed and led to a lot of confusion.

Attend the February Fresno Stonewall Meeting as Michael D. Evans, current chair of the Central California Coalition for Equitable Realignment (CCCFER), which monitored the redistricting process of legislative bodies in the Central Valley, explains the process and what to expect.

There will also be local candidates in attendance looking for your support!

Be prepared to ask questions about issues that are important to you! We have confirmed:

Esmeralda Soria, Fresno City Council Member and Candidate for State Assembly District 27

Laurin Hubbard, Candidate for Congressional District 22

Join us at this meeting to learn more about these candidates, be briefed on how the redistricting has changed things, and engage with other interested club members. Be more involved in your community and the election process this year.