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Fresno Reel Pride cancels in-person film festival

The premier gay and lesbian film festival in the Central Valley has canceled their annual in-person event regularly scheduled every September. While this news is sad, it was not only expected, but I firmly believe in the best interest and safety of our local community. Here is the official statement, no doubt, direct from their board of directors…

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Splash nightclub might actually be coming to Fresno

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the (almost) urban legend that Splash nightclubs is opening up a location in Fresno, California. Personally, I’ve been hearing this seemingly tall tale since 2010. Then I heard they had bought a building in the Tower and were going to renovate it and open right on Olive Ave in the heart of the Tower. You learn to let things go in one ear and out of the other when you’re running an info outlet like the old Queer Fresno and now, the NEW Gay Central Valley.

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California: Vote, and double check your voter registration.

There are less than 100 days until the elections. This will be the ultimate test of our democracy; will it survive, or will it crumble führer Trump? While other states (under Republican control) are hellbent on making voting as hard as possible (especially if you’re a person of color), progressive states such our great state California have made it much more simple. As such, no Californian has any excuses for not voting. Please vote by mail, to save lives and make it safer for those that must vote in person.

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John Lewis: Rest in peace

We lost Congressman John Lewis over the weekend and that makes me very sad. He was a civil rights icon and has been referred to by more than one legit politic leader as the “moral conscience” of the House of Representatives. A documentary on his life as a public servant, John Lewis Good Trouble, is available to rent on streaming platforms and I highly recommend it. Here is a video that caught my eye today and I wanted to share it…