ACLU: Legislation Affecting LGBTQ Rights Across The Country

If you think it’s just a few bills, you’re wrong. The number of bills in consideration across the country is overwhelming. Please click the link below to read more at ACLU’s website.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in America continue to face discrimination in their daily lives. While more states every year work to pass laws to protect LGBTQ people, we continue to see state legislatures advancing bills that target transgender people, limit local protections, and allow the use of religion to discriminate.

https://www.aclu.org/legislation-affecting-lgbtq-rights-across-country-2021

January Meeting is Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022

The Fresno Stonewall Democrats meet on the second Tuesday every month at 5:30pm for a 30 minute social followed by our Call To Order at 6:00pm. You do not have to be a member to attend meetings.

Due to a surge in Covid numbers we will meet on Zoom this month. The meeting agenda, previous meeting minutes, and other materials or fliers, can be viewed or downloaded at .

For the Zoom link please join our mailing list for meeting announcements or send an email to us at info@fresnostonewalldemocrats.org and we’ll get you connected.

December Monthly Meeting

Fresno Stonewall Democrats meets on the second Tuesday every month at 5:30pm for a 30 minute social followed by our Call To Order at 6:00pm. You must be a registered Democrat to join the club (you do not have to be a member to attend meetings).

Join us at Fresno County Democratic Party Headquarters or connect to us on Zoom (details below). The meeting agenda, previous meeting minutes, and other materials or fliers, can be viewed or downloaded at .

Justin St. George recently established an off-campus organization to create a safe, inclusive, and discriminatory free environment for LGBTQ+ students and allied individuals through monthly meetings, community service, and educational symposiums. This was done after Fresno Pacific University denied his request to form a LGBTQ+ Pride Club on campus. He also created a faith-based coalition consisting of 17 Central Valley Christian leaders, securing meeting spaces for the group and a financial sponsor within days of fruition. More information is available on the Birds For Pride Instagram page.

Justin St. George

Meeting: Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021
5:30 PM – Social & Refreshments
6:00 PM – Meeting Calls to Order
Location: 1033 U Street, Fresno, CA

Click here to view/download the agenda and other docs.

Get on our mailing list to receive meeting announcements and the Zoom link every month. If you missed the announcement just send an email to info@fresnostonewalldemocrats.org and we’ll send the link to you.

FSD 20th Anniversary & National Coming Out Day

Fresno Stonewall Democrats is celebrating our club’s 20th Anniversary and National Coming Out Day on October 12 at 5:30 at The Phoebe Art Gallery at Fresno State! Please join us and LGBT Fresno to celebrate and tour this special exhibit:

“Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall”

5:30 p.m. Doors Open: Art Exhibit Showing & Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Welcome & Special Acknowledgments in Courtyard

Guest Speaker: Dr. Carole Goldsmith, President, Fresno City College

Phebe Conley Art Gallery @ Fresno State
5225 N Backer Avenue
Masks required in the Gallery
For free parking code, call (559) 278-2516

This is a FREE event and will serve as our club’s October General Meeting.
Refreshments will be available, sponsored by LGBT Fresno.

Commemorative Buttons with our new logo will be available for attendees and we’re also taking pre-orders for T-Shirts! (ETA in November).

To honor Fresno Stonewall Democrats’ 20-year Anniversary, if you are able, a suggested donation of $25 would be appreciated.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Arballo For Congress
Democratic Women In Action
Tyler Mackey
Clovis Democratic Club
Refreshments by Center for Creativity and the Arts
Photography by LGBT Fresno

Sponsorships of $100, $250, or $500 are still welcome.

PLEASE RSVP OR DONATE HERE: 

ORDER T-SHIRTS HERE: 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD THE FLYER:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TrzqkJZOPiFTuG1LTu3gO9MzlEPgjBRZ/view?usp=sharing

September Meeting on 9/14/2021

Please join us this month for our monthly club meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 5:30 PM.

Meeting documents (agenda, minutes, etc):

Registration Link:

This month’s guest speaker is Cecilia E. Ruesta (she/they), Central Valley Program Coordinator of IGNITE.

IGNITE: “Political power in every young woman”

IGNITE launched in 2010 to address the lack of women in elected office by building a pipeline of next generation leaders who are poised to flex their political power. IGNITE’s model moves young women to run and win, and it also dramatically increases their political engagement on every level. We know that programming is not enough: we need inspiring messages consistently reinforced and reflected in our culture – words which convey and compel young women to be politically motivated, and to declare their political ambition.

At IGNITE, we envision a world where young women own their political power and use their voices and unique experiences to better their communities. We’ve proven what is possible when powerful, eager young women are given the tools and resources to step up in their communities. There has never been a better time for IGNITE’s work. Please join IGNITE as we create a world where young women own their fair share of political power.

Cecilia is a passionate advocate of a variety of social issues such as gender equity, racial justice, mental health, and immigrant, queer, trans and non-binary rights. cecilia-1In the Women’s Studies program, she helped organized campus-wide campaigns to end gender discrimination, racism, and violence against womxn, non-binary folks, and children. She recently graduated with a Master’s in Family, Marriage, and Children counseling from California State University – Fresno. In her past two years as an IGNITE fellow, Cecilia engaged in a variety of events that she supported and organized with driven student leaders from campuses such as CSU – Fresno, UC Merced, and Fresno City College. She also built and fostered relationships with community leaders from the Central Valley in order to create spaces where womxn can share their stories, provide resources and tools to prepare young womxn to run for office and to empower the next generation of powerful leaders. In her role as IGNITE’s Central Valley Program Coordinator, Cecilia hopes to bring IGNITE into her community to continue to mobilize, motivate, and encourage womxn to strengthen their leadership skills and find their inner power.

June Meeting is TONIGHT

Our General / Membership meeting is the second Tuesday every month! We meet tonight at 5:30pm for our monthly Virtual Social and then we Call To Order at 6:00pm and start with our Agenda (). Please join us tonight with our guest speaker Kingsburg City Councilwoman Jewel Hurtado. We will also have reports for you on legislative issues, fundraising, and an update on what’s been going on at the Tower Theatre.

You can register for this Zoom meeting here:

Harvey Milk Leadership & Action Forum on May 20

This forum will feature LGBTQ community leaders and will explore different ways members of the LGBTQ+ community can get involved and take action to advance the interests of our community. Panelists will talk about running for office as openly gay people, leading by your values, getting involved in campaigns, organizing, volunteering, getting involved in causes and starting non-profits and creating spaces for community growth. This is an LGBTQ+ focused forum, but open to all and should be highly informative to all.

The webinar will be hosted via zoom.
Register here:

FCDCC Virtual Fundraiser 5/11/2021

There will NOT be a Stonewall meeting on May 11 this month. Instead we are urging all members, followers, and allies to attend the Fresno County Democratic Party’s virtual fundraiser on May 11 from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Fresno Stonewall will be hosting an unrelated event on May 20 in recognition of Harvey Milk’s birthday and we will return to our regular meeting schedule in June. We hope to see you this month at BOTH events!

Tickets / Sponsorships:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fresnodems-5-11-2021

April 13, 2021 Monthly Meeting

Our monthly meeting is this Tuesday night at 5:30pm! For the safety of our members and guests our meetings are conducted by video conference using Zoom.

5:30 PM Socializing & Open Discussion
6:00 PM Call To Order

Click here to view/download the agenda and other docs

Guest Speaker:

Our guest speaker this month is Matthew Vang of Queer Hmong Intersectional Pride (QHIP) as well as Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP). Matthew will speak to us about his organization’s work to get Fresno City Council to pass a resolution denouncing Anti Asian Racism and Hate.

We will also have updates on the status of the Tower Theatre situation, upcoming CADEM LGBTQ+ Caucus, and our special event next month in recognition of Harvey Milk Day: The LGBTQ Leadership & Activism Panel on May 20.

See our calendar at https://fresnostonewalldemocrats.org/events/ for more about this meeting and other upcoming events.