Tag Archives: Fresno

Fire Destroys Fresno Bear Bar

Yesterday a popular bear/leather bar in Fresno, The Den, was gutted by fire. Investigators aren’t calling it arson yet, but note that the fire started outside the building and spread to its attic.

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FRESNO: San Francisco’s Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates Harvey Milk Day

JMG reader Sean Chapin sends us his video of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus celebrating California’s first Harvey Milk Day with a concert in Fresno, far away from the gay-friendlier Bay Area. The chorus has been touring California’s heartland in a campaign to bring the LGBT rights message to the places that most opposed Proposition 8.

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ACLU Demands California Professor Stop Teaching Anti-Gay Health Lies

The ACLU has sent a letter to Fresno City College demanding that health professor Dr. Bradley Lopez stop teaching anti-gay lies to his students. The ACLU letter includes several examples of Professor Lopez teaching sectarian views and personal bias as “fact.” In recent lectures, Professor Lopez: * Presented a slide listing “homosexual facts,” including that homosexuality is a “biological misapplication ...

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Hypocri$y Inc: Catholic Church Selling “Historic Prop 8 Desk” Of Suspended Priest

Father Geoff Farrow came out to his Fresno, California congregation in October last year in a sermon decrying Proposition 8. Predictably, his diocese promptly suspended him. But far be it for the Catholic Church to miss ANY opportunity to rake in some dough, even in the case of a “disgraced” priest, as they are now SELLING Father Geoff’s office desk ...

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Lesbian Collapses After Fresno March, Partner Refused Hospital Access

Kristin Orbin collapsed with an epileptic seizure after marching 14 miles from Selma to Fresno in Saturday’s Meet In The Middle march. Her partner Teresa Rowe was then denied access to Orbin’s hospital room and was not allowed to direct her medical care despite offering to provide documentation that she was entitled to do so. Orbin said the paramedic told ...

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Thousands Rally At Fresno’s Meet In The Middle For Equality Event

An estimated 3000 activists rallied in California’s heartland yesterday for the Meet In The Middle 4 Equality event, which was preceded by a 14-mile march from the symbolically chosen town of Selma. With lively chants and rainbow flags, several thousand people rallied in Fresno today, aiming to persuade California’s conservative heartland to support same-sex marriage rights. Just days after the ...

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Meet In The Middle 4 Equality – Live Stream

Watch the goings-on live as California activists take the fight for equality to the heartland of the state in Fresno.

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Saturday: Meet In The Middle 4 Equality

All eyes turn to central California this Saturday for the giant Meet In The Middle 4 Equality march, in which activists take the battle to the heart of “the enemy” in Fresno. Starting with a 14.5-mile march in Selma – the Fresno County town with the same name as the Alabama city iconic to the 1960s civil rights movement – ...

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Meet In The Middle 4 Equality

Central California is planning a special marriage rally on the Saturday after the state Supreme Court issues its ruling on Prop 8. Rally for national LGBT equality the first Saturday AFTER the California Supreme Court issues its rulings on the Proposition 8 cases. Meet on the steps of City Hall in downtown Fresno at 1:00 PM. Why Fresno? The battle ...

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Father Geoff Suspended

Father Geoff Farrow, the Fresno priest who shocked his parish last Sunday by sermonizing against Proposition 8 and then coming out, has been suspended by his bishop. From Farrow’s blog: In a letter which I wrote to our bishop early this week. I explained that I intended to take a private retreat and then, unless I heard otherwise from him, ...

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Father On Father

Our own Father Tony has had a conversation Father Geoff Farrow, the brave Fresno, California priest who sermonized against Proposition 8 from his pulpit on Sunday. In a television interview after the service, Father Geoff then came out. Father Tony: Father Geoff is unsure of his future, but he says that for the first time in years he feels at ...

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Fresno, CA: Catholic Priest Comes Out In Sermon About Proposition 8

Yesterday Father Geoffrey Farrow, a Catholic priest for the last 23 years, shocked his Fresno parishioners and likely ended his career when he defied his diocese and gave a sermon against Proposition 8. After 23 years as an ordained Catholic Priest, Father Geoffrey Farrow has likely given his final mass. Sunday morning he invited us to hear his message, a ...

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First To Marry, First To Divorce

The first gay couple to marry in Fresno, California has already filed for divorce. Same-sex couples are once again making history in Fresno. They got married in June but now at least one couple is seeking a divorce. Two women are believed to be the first-same sex couple in Fresno to file for divorce. They married days after the state ...

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