Celebrating Pride Month

CMAC is celebrating Pride Month by honoring the contributions and achievements of the many diverse communities that make up the LGBTQ+ population in the Central Valley. Let’s celebrate Pride in media and continue to work towards a more inclusive and equitable society. 

Watch Pride Related Content

Content that will inform and educate you about the Pride community.

LGBTQ+ Men At the Intersection of Identities

Fresno State Cross-Cultural and Gender Center

Enjoy an inspiring celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month in the Central Valley. Featuring a workshop led by Dr. John Pryor, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Fresno State, and a dynamic panel discussion on allyship and the intersecting experiences of men of color and LGBTQ+ men.

From Stonewall to Fresno: The History of the Fresno Pride

Qistory

Watch the compelling panel discussion from September 10th, 2022, as Qistory chronicles the vibrant LGBTQ+ legacy of Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley. Discover how this pivotal history is preserved and transformed into an educational resource for future generations.

Trans Equality Now! | The California Endowment
Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins, the first Black transgender woman elected to public office in the United States, met with a panel of California activists to discuss the movement for transgender rights on August 24. In a conversation moderated by California Endowment Board Member Kris Hayashi, the panel discussed escalating threats to transgender people and strategies for fighting back and organizing for intersectionality. The featured panel included Bamby Salcedo, Janetta Louise Johnson, and Yuan Wang.

LFSA Community Platicas Series | Fresno StateCross-Cultural and Gender Center
Fresno State Cross-Cultural and Gender Center unveil LFSA Community Pláticas series: enlightening discussions on issues impacting Latina/o/x and marginalized communities at Fresno State and beyond. Empowering voices, fostering understanding, and promoting change. Join the series for a more inclusive future.

October Observances| Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health
Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health video regards information relating to the various observances during October for LGBTQ+ History, National Bully Prevention, Emotional Wellness, and more.

Binge-Worthy Documentaries

Content that will inform and educate about the Pride community.

Merced Pride

Adam Lincoln Lane

Merced Pride Fest would be nothing without its volunteers. Watch as one woman leads an organization and creates positive cultural impacts for the LGBTQ community in a conservative area.

This 2023 The Big Tell documentary was made possible by the James B. McClatchy Foundation, the Central Valley Community Foundation, the KDA Creative CorpsCalifornia Arts Council, and Valley PBS.

LGBTQ+ Rights and Visibility

Fernando Ortega

This documentary sheds light on LGBTQ+ rights, emphasizing equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation. It highlights protests and riots near Fresno and throughout California, addressing discrimination based on labels and attraction. By inspiring self-acceptance and encouraging activism, the film aims to normalize labels, pronouns, and sexuality. It advocates for universal human rights and equality.

She/Him/They | Alicia Lopez, Youth Voices 2021
Pronouns are not a preference but an integral part of one’s identity. This documentary shares the significance of pronouns by telling personal stories in an effort to normalize pronouns in a way that promotes asking others about and using their correct pronouns.

Bisexual Visibility: Acknowledging the Overlooked | Isabella O’Neal, Youth Voices 2021
Often people who identify as bisexual are overlooked and discriminated against by both the LGBTQ+ and straight communities. This film shares the experience of two bisexuals to alleviate some of the fears and discomfort associated with coming out.

Specials

We’ve got some fresh new specials along with the old ones we thought you’d enjoy!

The Imperial Dove Court De Fresno and Sequoia Empire

Qistory

On October 1st, 2022, the Imperial Dove Court De Fresno and Sequoia Empire joined forces with Qistory to embark on a mission to document, record, and preserve the vibrant history of the LGBTQ+ community in Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley, ensuring its legacy endures as a valuable educational resource for generations to come.

Loving our Communities

Qistory

Join the “Loving Our Community” panel as it explores the vibrant and diverse community-building efforts of Trans, Non-binary, and Two-Spirit individuals in Fresno.

California State Archives Pride Month Discussion

California Secretary of State

Celebrate Pride Month with the California State Archives and the California Secretary of State in a virtual discussion hosted by Secretary Shirley N. Weber and Caucus Vice Chair Assemblymember Christopher M. Ward, exploring the rich history and impact of the CA Legislative LGBTQ Caucus.

Batch of Binge-Worthy Series!

Out at Fresno State: LGBTQ+ Student Experiences

Fresno State

Explore the vibrant stories of LGBTQ+ students at Fresno State in a compelling three-part series. Through heartfelt testimonials, four students share their unique campus experiences, providing invaluable insights and advice for faculty and staff to strengthen their allyship. Produced as part of the 2018-2019 CAIFE project, these videos offer a powerful call to action for creating a more inclusive and supportive academic environment.

Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade 2023

Fresno Rainbow Pride

Enjoy the vibrant celebration of diversity and love at the Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade from June 3rd, 2023!

LGBTQ+ Documentaries | CART
This is a series of documentaries brought to you by the students of CART. They aim to create awareness around the LGBTQ+ community’s needs and Resources.

Five Days of Culture | Fresno County Public Library
This is a series of documentaries brought to you by the Fresno County Public Library. Five Days of Culture is a series of virtual programs to celebrate the communities and cultures that make up Fresno County. June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, and Five Days of Culture will feature five virtual programs to honor this time.