About PEFA


First Porterville Equality and Fairness for All Pride Month, Porterville CA, June 2013

Porterville Equality and Fairness for All (“PEFA”) is an umbrella coalition protecting the rights and access to civic participation in Porterville, California.

Our coalition consists of:

  • local LGBT groups

  • local chapters of state, regional and national LGBT organizations

  • allied individuals

During our short history, our coalition has been responsible for:

  • fighting homophobia on our City Council since 2008

  • creating awareness of issues in the local LGBT community both in Porterville and nationwide (and beyond to the rest of the world)

  • requesting the first-ever LGBT Pride Month Proclamation of 2013

  • the defeat of an anti-LGBT Resolution at Porterville City Council in 2009

  • volunteering for County-wide efforts at suicide prevention and anti-bullying since 2009

Now we are extending our efforts  to a new program in partnership with Porterville City Library, called “Keep Kids Reading and Eating!”. This is an excellent way for us to help kids – and their families too – keep access to their only source of books and online access, to keep from going hungry, and to avoid having to make a choice between one and the other. Keep Kids Reading and Eating!