The mission of LGBT Community Network is to enhance the well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender communities by providing activities, programs and services that create and support community; empower community members; provide essential resources; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
LGBT Commuity network started as a not-for-profit organization under the name of Fresno Pride, in 2000. It was started because of the few organizations that existed, none were publicly accessible. We wanted to be available and make the community’s events and resources available to all, online. We believe that without our existence, a sense of community and connectedness would still be absent in the area. Being a stable and accessible organization for over twenty years has allowed us to serve countless community members and also share a sense of normalcy that youth look up to as they may be struggling with their sexuality and gender expression.
Our organization is unique in that it is the only organization that specifically operates throughout multiple cities in California’s most conservative areas.
Our original mission was only to inform and educate on LGBT+ issues and events related to the Fresno area. Our mission has expanded over the years to include additional cities and also offering services/programs.
The LGBT Community Network is an organization for the community – by the community. We have advocated on behalf of the LGBT community and our allies, and educated the general public about LGBT issues since 2000. As a force of volunteers and supporters throughout the Central Valley, our strength is a direct reflection of the willingness of individuals like you to get involved! Not everyone can volunteer their time, which is why we rely on your support. Recurring donations or one-time gifts help us continue our mission.