Thank You Lillian Faderman, Sponsors, Hosts, Friends…

…and thank you to all who attended our recent event and for being a part of a fun evening with long time friends, associates, and allies. The evening was delightful, exceeded all our expectations, and attendance surpassed all previous club events since before the pandemic. Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, and contributed to this event.

Special thanks to our sponsors and hosts who made everything possible.

Democratic Women In Action
Beth Lederach
Bruce Jewell
Peter Robertson

JoEl Vargas & PRP Wine International
Marsha Conant
Fresno Reel Pride

Marsha Conant
Myra Coble
Robin McGehee
Cathy Brass
Kathryn Hall
Carole Laval

Special Thanks to our hosts
Richard Jennings & Peyton Bryars

Guest Host
Fresno City Council Vice President

Annalisa Perea

Guests of Honor

Lillian Faderman & Phyllis Irwin

and Congratulations to the
Silent Auction Winners!

An Evening with Lillian Faderman

A Conversation about
“Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death”

With Special Guest Fresno City Council Vice President Annalisa Perea

Lillian Faderman, author of Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death, will be our guest at a special event at Richard & Peyton’s fabulous home on March 23, 2023, at 6:00pm. Councilwoman Annalisa Perea will start off the conversations as we all relax and enjoy this intimate talk. There will be some great food and refreshments for all to enjoy throughout the evening.

Lillian Faderman is a professor emeritus at Fresno State where she taught for 40 years, she with her partner Phyllis Irwin started the Women’s Studies Program in 1971. Faderman is a distinguished scholar of LGBTQ2+ and ethnic history and literature. She has received numerous awards for her previous twelve books, three of which Surpassing the Love of Men, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers and The Gay Revolution, have been named by the New York Times as Notable Books of the Year. Her most recent book is WOMAN the American History of an Idea.

Tickets are $30 for Stonewall members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for students. We have VIP tickets for $100 that include a signed copy of her book or you can be a sponsor of the event for $250 or $500.

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Printable Flyer (PDF): Click here

Visit Dr. Faderman’s website to learn more about her
and the books she’s written:

Final Endorsement Round on October 11

Fresno Stonewall Democrats will review Propositions to decide on recommendations for the November ballot. We will also be reconsidering candidate endorsements where a candidate previously endorsed did not succeed in the June Primary or a candidate not previously considered has requested our endorsement. Doors open at 5:30 pm for our Social and the Business Meeting will call to order at 6:00 pm.

You can review all of our Endorsements here:

Election Day is less than a month away and ballots have been mailed out!

Voter Information:

Official information from Fresno County Clerk:

Additional Endorsements Meeting information below and on our calendar:

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.)


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

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:

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:

Wish List Donations to Fresno EOC

We’ve collected a few items and a little bit of cash for Fresno EOC’s LGBTQ+ Resource Center but we’d like to give them a little more!

  • Sleeping bags/blankets
  • Sock/beanies/gloves/scarves
  • Hygiene Products for Hygiene Kits  – Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth wash

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center of EOC provides supportive services to enhance the health and well being of individuals of all ages in the LGBTQ+ community. Serving all individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, HIV, and questioning community members in the Fresno County area.

Items can be dropped off at Marsha’s home (call, txt, or email for address) or picked up by the Board. Please email if you would like a pickup.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation we’ve created a separate ActBlue link just for this occasion. Donations received through this link will be used only to purchase the items on the list above (do not use this link to join or renew your membership, that should be done at the usual link on our website):

We will be collecting items and donations until December 15.

CDP LGBTQ Caucus Meeting Thursday Night (11/12/2020)

From: CDP LGBTQ Caucus <>
Date: November 11, 2020 at 12:11:30 PM PST
Subject: Our Rights, Our Time – And the Work Continues 11/12 CDP LGBTQ Caucus Meeting! Join Your LGBTQ Caucus
At Our EBoard Meeting

From 7:30-9:30PM
November 12th

Click Here to Register to Attend the LGBTQ Caucus Check Out Our Agenda Here or BelowAgenda

Become a member of the LGBTQ Caucus here.

Join our CDP LGBTQ Caucus Facebook Community!

FSD Proposed Bylaws Discussion

The FSD Executive Board will meet next Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 6:00 PM to review and discuss the proposed bylaw changes that were sent out in last months email packet. All members are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting to ensure our club has the most effective bylaws. At this meeting we hope to refine the proposed changes so that it can be considered for approval at our December membership meeting. Please join our meeting via Zoom by registering at

All Hands on Deck!

We need all hands on deck in the short time remaining until the election. Please review the following four important items and engage to help where you are able;

1.)  Volunteers are needed at HQ thru Election Day, but especially this weekend Saturday and Sunday, (Oct 31st & Nov 1st). Please contact HQ staff to schedule your availability 559-495-0606 or

2.)  Fundraising online auction:
The Fundraising Committee is hosting an online fundraising auction thru Friday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. A number of folks have very generously donated items to the Central Committee to be sold at this online auction to help the Party raise funds.  Please go online, check out the catalog of items in the auction, register as a bidder, find something you like and place a bid and share the auction information widely by going to Facebook and/or twitter and like the posts and then share or re-tweet the following posts about the online auction:

Twitter post:
Facebook post:
Or go to the Fresno County Democratic Party Website post and share/tweet/email the information from there:

3.)  Poll Observers are still needed to monitor at the County’s vote centers, as with the fundraising auction, please share the poll observer information widely by going to Facebook and/or twitter and like the posts and then share and/or re-tweet the posts about the poll observer sign-up:

Twitter post:
Facebook post:
Website post:

4.) Lastly, an Election Night Results Virtual Watch Party has been planned to watch local, state and national election results with fellow Democrats (you know what to do, Like and share the info):   Website post: Event post: post: