Local/Regional News

Bob Howden appointed to Erie County HRC by Kathy Dahlkemper


Bob Howden appointed to Erie County HRC by Kathy Dahlkemper

Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper has appointed Bob Howden to a 4-year team on the Erie County Human Relations Commission. His term will expire on June 30, 2018. Bob is a past president and Board member of the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE).
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Kathy Dahlkemper letter of apology


Kathy Dahlkemper letter of apology

On Tuesday July 1, a letter written and circulated by Michael Wehr, head of faith outreach in President Obama's re-election campain, was sent to President Obama asking him to provide an exemption for religious organizations in a planned executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Among the 14 signatures on the letter was Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper.
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REUNITED Aims to Raise Money

ERIE, PA -- No LGBT pride is complete without a sharp-tongued drag queen and a snarky DJ. This year, Lovin Heart and DJ Tony G-Spot reunite to bring together the largest collection of entertainers any show in this area has ever seen! All proceeds will be split evenly between NWPA Pride Alliance, Inc and Dramashop.
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Game Change Educational Conference in Akron on August 13

We are pleased to announce the Game Change Educational Conference to be held at the University of Akron, Ohio Wednesday August 13, 2014 from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The keynote speaker is Stud Maddux. The Game Change conference will provide professional development opportunities through the exploration of LGBTQ issues in sports and culture in the 21st Century with an emphasis on LGBTQ elder, youth, and transgender issues. The conference will be held during the 2014 Gay Games taking place in Akron and Cleveland. Register today! Ticket includes registration to Game Change Conference, lunch, and post conference reception.
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LGBT Table at Erie Blues and Jazz Fest

NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc. will have an LGBT community table at the Blues and Jazz Festival. The Blues and Jazz Fest runs from Saturday August 2 to Sunday, August 3 in Frontier Park at W 8th and the Bayfront Highway, Erie PA. The event is organized by the Erie Art Museum, and draws thousands of people. There has been an LGBT table for several years now, and this is a great way to reach out to the greater Erie community in a fun and relaxed setting. Individuals are welcome to stop by to just say hello or to help staff the table. We usually run from noon to about 8 PM each day. Other related groups are very much welcome to also share table space, but we do ask that your group has representatives to help staff at least part of the event. To let us know, either register online at http://www.nwpapride.org and fill in the name of your organization for Group name for info table or contact Michael Mahler at (814) 456-9833 or [email protected].
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Erie Pride Fest 2014 on August 23

On Saturday, August 23, NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc. will put on the Erie Pride Fest, which will kick off with the Pride Parade. You can register for the Pride Fest here.
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Jamestown Pride Picnic and Celebration July 26


The Jamestown Pride Picnic and Celebration will be held Saturday July 26 Allen Park, 200 W. Virginia Blvd., Jamestown, NY. The picnic will run from noon to 5PM. Food and beverages will be provided, but donations accepted and very much appreciated. The event is being organized by Rainbow Pride Connection.
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