About the Imperial Dove Court

The Imperial Dove Court De Fresno/Madera Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the LGBT community for over 44 years in the counties of Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings and Kern.Our organization accepts gifts and holds events throughout the year to raise funds to make grants to various charitable both within and outside the LGBTQ community.

Each year, court members elect our monarchs, an Emperor and Empress, to reign over the court for one full year until the date of Coronation, held within the month of May. The reigning monarchs guide the court to further our community fundraising efforts through pageantry and social events. Some examples of the titles that we manage are the Mr. Miss, Mz. And Mztr. Gay Fresno, Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Fresno, Mr. and Miss Closetball, Mr. and Miss Tranz Fresno, and Mr. and Miss Mirror Ball.

The IDC is part of a larger network of courts called the International Court System, or ICS for short. In 1965, Jose Sarria proclaimed herself the Empress of San Francisco, and laid the foundation for the formation of the Imperial Court de San Francisco. Today, the International Court System (ICS) has over 65 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, making us the second largest GLBT organization in the world.