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Become a 2017 NW PA Pride Donor!

This year the Northwest Pennsylvania Pride Alliance Inc is already hard at work to make 2017 and the 25th year of Pride special for the entire community. We look forward to having our Pride Fest in June of 2017 during the traditional PRIDE month, and we have the Pride Picnic and other events planned throughout the summer and fall. The support of individuals and organizations in our community has been the catalyst for furthering the Alliance's mission: Improving the visibility of the LGBTQIA community and facilitating communication and collaboration between groups and individuals. We are asking for your support in 2017 as we celebrate 25 years of Pride in NWPA.
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Shiver with Antici....pation for Drenched Fur 13

Drenched Fur is about to host their 13th year here in Erie PA during the weekend of March 30th thru April 2nd, 2017. And this year, their theme inspiration is the cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show The weekend of activities for the bear community and its friends is nearly sold out for full weekend packages. BUT there are several individual events available for ala carte pricing/choices. For information about these events visit www.drenchedfur.com. Contact: Gary Snyder. (814) 446-2327. info@drenchedfur.com.
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GOP's Anti-LGBT Votes Send Message VA Not Open for Business

GOP's Anti-LGBT Votes Send Message VA Not Open for Business
RICHMOND, Va. - February 1, 2017 – By killing an amendment that would have stripped discriminatory language from Virginia's Constitution and advancing a bill that reaffirmed the right of religious officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples, Virginia House Republicans this week sent the message that Virginia is not open for business.
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More than 400 Faith Leaders send letter to Trump Discouraging LGBT Discrimination

More than 400 Faith Leaders send letter to Trump Discouraging LGBT Discrimination
Washington, D.C. - Feburary 1, 2017 -- Today, more than 400 national faith leaders signed a letter sent to President Donald Trump urging him to not encourage tax-payer funded discrimination by signing an expected religious exemptions executive order, which could permit government contractors to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans-and potentially others. The letter comes just days after the White House touted Trump's support for LGBT rights – an assertion met with strong skepticism from many Americans who fear Trump will advance anti-LGBT policies through religious exemptions.
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Erie Sisters and Brothers Transgender Support Group Cabin Fever Weekend Feb 24-26

Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group’s Cabin Fever Weekend will be held February 24th through the 26th at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel, 2800 W 8th Street in Erie. The event coincides with the annual Bar Stool Open in Erie. For more info or to register a team to participate in the Bar Stool Open, visit www.mecaerie.org. For reservations at the Clarion, call (814) 833-1116.
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NW PA Pride Alliance 2017 Pride Logo Design Contest - Win $100! Theme is 25 Years of Pride

NW PA Pride Alliance will be accepting design entries through March 1 for the 2017 Pride logo. The theme for 2017 Pride is "25 Years of Pride!" We hope that your design will include the official Pride theme. This year’s Pride Picnic will be the 25th anniversary
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