Happy New Years!

New Years is a time for renewal, growth and commitment to your goals! In the LGBT community, this is important because we are given a chance to remember the things we are working on improving within ourselves. Here's a list of LGBT New Years resolutions for you to consider!

1. Try something new this year!

New Years is a perfect time to do something you've never done before! So whether you decide to visit the Castro District in San Francisco for the first time, or you want to see a live play this year -- make it happen! Accumulating positive experiences is a great way to prepare for any difficult time you encounter this year.

2. Give back!

Contributing to the community can be very helpful. No, not Tulare silly! I'm talking about the LGBT community! Volunteer at an HIV clinic or help out at your school's Gay Straight Alliance. Helping to build the queer community makes you feel great while improving your support network!

 3. Go on dates!

Friend with benefits are great, but how about an old-fashioned date this year? It's okay if you meet them on Tindr or Grindr, but if they're really cute, then insist on food and conversation! After all, there are only so many gay people in this world (and in Tulare), to be sure to give everyone a fair chance.

4. Teach people about LGBT issues!

Next time someone says something homophobic or insensitive around you, try teaching them the right words. I know, it's hard not to get mad! But that's the only way we can make a difference. And plus, it will make you look super mature and sophisticated. I promise :)

Happy New Years!

Love, Gay Tulare 

Transgender Awareness Week!

This week, November 14th to 20th, is Transgender Awareness Week. Organizations across the nation will be shining a light on the transgender community.


What does it mean to be transgender?  
According to UCLA's website, Transgender is "A person who lives as a member of a gender other than that expected based on anatomical sex. Sexual orientation varies and is not dependent on gender identity.*

* That's a pretty fancy definition.


Also, the word "trans"is used differently than "transgender". Trans is an umbrella term for the whole community, from trans men to trans women, and those identifying outside the binary system of masculine and feminine! If you're not sure how to refer to someone, it's best just to ask! (in a polite and complimentary way, of course :)


Now that you know a little more about the trans community, feel free to watch this YouTube Video of these ladies telling their remarkable stories!

PFLAG Coming Out Day

 

 

What? 

Author Gail McCarthy and Blogger and 911 Dispatcher Jim (Heart of a Lion) Reeves will share their coming out stories at our October meeting.

 

When! 

Sunday, October 18, 2015 3 - 5 pm

 

Where?!

Educational and Cultural Center, 1039 S. Chinowth, Visalia, CA 93277

 

Nightlife

Click here: Nightlife

Great Memories at Fresno Pride 15!

Gay Tulare would like to thank everyone who participated in Fresno Pride this year! 

 

We had an amazing time, and it would not have been possible without your support! 

 

Supreme Court rules 5 to 4 same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states

marriage-won-signIn a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in the 5 to 4 decision. He was joined by the court’s four more liberal justices.

Justice Kennedy said gay and lesbian couples had a fundamental right to marry.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” he wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

 

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When marriages begin? Developing...

Read the decision in full
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