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The 26th Annual Central Valley & Fresno's GLBT Pride Parade and Festival will take place on SATURDAY, June 4th 2016 in the Tower District between 10am and 3pm.

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Join your community members as they celebrate our 26th anniversary of our Pride Parade and Festival! Take part in an event that happens only once a year but offers so much potential for making connections in your local community. The annual Pride Parade and Festival is day in which the community is invited to celebrate the courage, culture, and diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) community. This is a day to honor the resilience of this community, as they have persevered through hardship yet still maintained the tradition of hosting Pride both locally and all around the world. Pride is also a way to celebrate one’s authentic identity as the LGBT+ community continues to make larger strides to full equality. This event, on Saturday, June 4th will begin with a parade consisting of over 50 contingents, each representing a LGBT+ or LGBT+ friendly organization or business. The parade will begin at 10am, covering Olive Ave. from Palm to Wishon, and will end at 11am. After the parade, attendees will be admitted to the festival portion of the event, beginning at 11am and ending at 3pm, on N. Fulton Ave. Admission to the Pride Festival is $5. All community members are welcome to enjoy a memorable event while supporting a noteworthy cause.
At the festival, attendees will enjoy friendly faces from numerous food and merchandise vendors, helpful information from various booths about local resources, dynamic live performances, and an awards ceremony in the entertainment tent. Come to meet more people and at the same time see all the diversity and talent this colorful community has to offer. The theme for this year’s Pride Parade and Festival is “Free Your Pride” symbolizing the liberty and freedom this community has while relentlessly striving to attain justice, representation, and the right to be themselves. Be a part of the change this year; this is our 26th anniversary and we continue to make history as we gain more support. This event is the single biggest LGBT+ event in the entire Central Valley, bringing over 3,000 in attendance. This event is an inspiration to many who have not seen how large the valley population is who sport their pride! Pride originally began as a result of the riots at the Stonewall Inn in 1969; the LGBT+ community wanted better representation and a day to call their own and that tradition continues today. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and fabulousness of this dynamic community; you can begin by showing your Pride! Your attendance is your support!


Take part in Fresno Pride, one of the most monumental events of 2016. Fresno Pride is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th from 10AM to 3PM. Join community members from all over California’s Central Valley as they take part in the largest annual event in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) community. Fresno Pride includes a parade, from 10AM to 11AM, through the heart of Fresno’s historic Tower District with various contingents who march in support of the culture and pride of the LGBT+ community. Every year there are more and more contingents marching in celebration of this wonderful event! Your organization could be one of this year’s contingents! Not only would you be offering your support to a loyal community who remembers supportive organizations, but you would also be promoting your business or organization to an entire community. Your organization is also invited to have a booth during the festival portion of the event, which lasts from 11AM to 3PM. This is a wonderful opportunity to either sell merchandise from your business or organization or simply share information about your cause to yet another segment of the population of the Central Valley. Given that this event draws people from all over the valley, Pride’s Festival offers a great chance for exposure to members of a community that may not be reached at any other Fresno event.
Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your organization, as Pride is a great way to target a considerably large number of the LGBT+ community at once.
Our theme this year is “Free Your Pride,” to symbolize the freedoms we have today that we previously could not enjoy. Help us celebrate the history that honors the resilience of those who fought for the freedom we have today. For more information about marching in the Pride Parade or securing a booth at the Pride Festival, visit fresnorainbowpride.com and complete an application today!


Generate more diversity in your community and become a sponsor of Fresno Rainbow Pride’s 2016 Pride Parade and Festival! For years this has been an event that has inspired diversity, equality, liberation, and the joy of being our authentic selves – please help ensure this event is sustained! You can be the strong support that we need to perpetuate the culture and festivity this event brings to Fresno’s Tower District every first Saturday in June for the past twenty-four years. You, as a valuable member of society or a member of an important business/ organization in the valley are essential for maintaining the creativity and vigor attendees of this event see and appreciate every year. For many years, Fresno Rainbow Pride – the committee of dedicated and dynamic individuals that host Fresno’s annual Pride Parade and Festival – have both struggled and triumphed in order to sustain the event and obtain the necessary funds to produce such an event. This committee has donated so much of their time, personal funds, and talent to create something special for their community in the form of a colorful parade, respectful vendors, and fabulously memorable entertainment. Furthermore, this committee would not be able to put on this timeless event without sponsorships from caring and compassionate individuals like you. Now is the time to show your community support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families by becoming a sponsor of an event that serves as an important cornerstone for the Fresno community. Our theme this year is “Free Your Pride,” to symbolize the freedoms we have today that we previously could not enjoy. Help us celebrate the history that honors the resilience of those who fought for the freedom we have today. Please help us ensure that this event will reach the same success as it has for so many years. Your sponsorship is not only a show of your support, but of your awareness of the power of community and pride.


Increase your business and the diversity of your consumers by participating in the 2016 Pride Parade and Festival, put on by Fresno Rainbow Pride, a committee and subgroup of Community Link. For years, Community Link has hosted Fresno’s annual Pride Parade and Festival in the Tower District, bringing together over 3,000 people from all over the Central Valley to enjoy entertainment and festivities. This event is on Saturday, June 6th from 10am to 3pm in the Tower District. I It is with pride, we invite your organization to be present for this event: to have an opportunity to increase your business as well as expose thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) individuals and their families to vendors who are supportive of them. Our theme this year is “Free Your Pride,” to symbolize the freedoms we have today that we previously could not enjoy. Help us celebrate the history that honors the resilience of those who fought for the freedom we have today. Not only will you enjoy a festive time, but your cash box will too.
Traditionally the LGBT+ Community has always remained exceptionally loyal to businesses friendly to their community. Any business can expect that their dollars will follow that line of loyalty. Take advantage of this opportunity to generate more exposure for what you offer to consumers as well as expand variety of your business’ supporters. As our community is known for returning support, participate in our events and we will remember you when it comes time to shop again!

Community Link's Involvement in Pride

Arguably the largest event of the year, and certainly one requiring year-long preparations is our Fresno Rainbow Pride. Community Link formally took over organizing the Fresno GLBT Pride Parade and Festival in 2003. The renamed committee, Fresno Rainbow Pride, has worked hard on bringing back the excitement and integrity of this very important cultural event.

Community Link was a major player in founding GLBT Pride in 1991, and during that first year 8 out of the 12 organizers were Community Link Board members. Fresno Rainbow Pride has since grown into a regional event drawing people from all over the Valley to celebrate the contributions of the GLBT community. Expecting over 3,000 people to attend each year's GLBT Pride, this is the largest one-day GLBT event in the Valley.