Fresno Rainbow Pride 2023: Qu33r All Year!

Fresno Rainbow Pride is Proud (no pun intended) to invite you out to the 33rd Pride Parade and Festival. This year’s theme: Qu33r All Year! This year’s pride parade will take place this Saturday, June 3rd, at 10am with the festival kicking off at 11am and will wind up at 3pm.

The parade portion of the day will be held in the Tower District on Olive Avenue. The staging area is usually the dirt lot on the northeast corner of Palm and Olive. The parade route heads due east on Olive and ends in front of the Tower Theatre. The festival portion of the day will be held (again) on campus at nearby Fresno City College.

Last year’s theme, In Pride, was changed midseason in honor of the life and legacy of Jeffrey Robinson. Jeff passed away last year, and it was only fitting to dedicate that Pride celebration to him.

And in case you missed it, or haven’t seen it, or just want to see it again; here is last year’s pride march in its entirety.

Fresno Rainbow Pride chooses new theme

Fresno Rainbow Pride committee selects a new theme for this year’s celebration in honor of Jeffrey Robinson. This year’s new theme is simply, “In Pride” and seeks to spotlight the life and years of service of the CEO of Community Link, editor of the local gay in print newspaper, and most recently pride director.


Here is the official statement from the Rainbow Pride Committee…

Each year, the Rainbow Pride Committee choses a theme and logo for the Annual Fresno LGBTQ Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival. For the Pride 2022 celebration we had originally chosen the theme, “Bouncing back with PRIDE,” to represent our delight in providing a Pride celebration after missing out for the last two years. But due to the passing of our beloved Pride Director, community leader, and friend, Jeffery Robinson, we have chosen to change the theme of our parade to “In PRIDE,” to honor Jeffery for his many years of public service to the LGBTQ community. Please join us this year in celebrating the accomplishments of our friend, Jeffery Robinson, and the accomplishments of our LGBTQ community, In PRIDE!

We will be back Saturday, June 4th, 2022, to take over Olive Avenue and Fresno City College! You can get all the deets here!

Jeffery Robinson R.I.P.

The local LGBTQ+ in Fresno and up and down the Central Valley has suffered a major loss today. Jeffery Robinson, Founder and CEO of Community Link and Fresno Rainbow Pride, has passed.

Jeffery Robinson has labored for, with, and around the local gay community for over three decades. He has led the oldest and most visible printed news service dedicated to our community, spearheaded numerous activities and programs, a weekly radio show, and most recently Fresno Rainbow Pride (our local parade and festival) in the Tower District. There will be a public celebration this Saturday, March 12th, at 11:30. Here are the details…

Pride flag raising ceremony 9am tomorrow at FCC

Fresno City College will hold a Pride Flag Raising ceremony tomorrow, June 4, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the flag pole in front of Building A, off of the Maroa and McKinley Avenue entrance. At the State Center Community College Board of Trustees meeting held on Tuesday, June 1, Resolution 2021.23 was passed unanimously and formally recognizes _that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) people come from all walks of life including race, ethnicity, religion, ancestry, national origin, economic status, physical or mental ability, medical condition, sex, or gender identity or expression.

June was declared “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” by President Bill Clinton, on June 2, 2000, with President Barack Obama expanding the commemoration by declaring June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month” in 2011. “It will be my honor and privilege to share this moment with the college and the community,” said Dr. Carole Goldsmith, college president.

“Our students and community members deserve a safe, inclusive and caring school environment. All of these are hallmarks of Fresno City College. This resolution would not have happened if it were not for the work of individuals like communication arts instructor Jerry Thurston, who started the FCC Safe Space Ally Program more than a decade ago; engineering instructor, Dr. Liz Adams, who is the current Safe Space Ally Program Coordinator; Dr. Ray Ramirez, Director, Student Equity & Success; Cyndie Luna, Dean of the Fine, Performing & Communication Arts Division; and to the countless faculty, staff and administrators who work to make our community and college a better place for everyone,” said Goldsmith.