On Wednesday, April 16, NW PA Pride Alliance and other co-sponsoring groups presented a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 PM at First Niagara Bank Community Room, 27 people attended, including candidates Thomas Tarantella (US Congress PA-3 - D), Michael T Muha (PA State Senate 50 - D), Flo Fabrizio (P State House 2 D-Incumbent), Curt Smith (PA State House 4 - D), Juanita Shutsa (PA State House 6 - D) and Wayne Hanson (PA State House 17 - D,) Additionally, Rob McCord (PA Governor - D) sent Jordan and Graham and Ryan Bizzarro (PA State House 3 - D-Incumbent) sent Linda McCabe. There was also coverage by both local TV news crews.
The 2014 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community Erie will take place Saturday June 7, 2014 at Presque Isle State Park. This year's Walk benefits 28 health and human services organizations. One of those organizations is the Warming Center at the Mental Health Association. The Walk is the Warming Center's only fundraising event. The Warming Center provides overnight shelter to homeless persons during Erie's coldest nights. Our Warming Center is now in its sixth year, and this has been the most dangerous of winters in a population already at risk in so many ways.
As the Northwest PA (NW PA) Pride Alliance begins its fourth year, we are delighted to see how much we have grown in such a short amount of time. 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 2014.
The Mercyhurst Theatre Program will present The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project on April 24.
NWPA Pride is having a Pride Night at the Erie Seawolves in Jerry Uht Park, 110 E 10th St, Erie PA 16501 on Tuesday June 17. We will have our own section and welcome any one to come out for a family and friends night at the ball park! A portion of the ticket costs will go directly to NWPA Pride and help us with future events. Tickets will be $8 and you must get a voucher from NWPA Pride prior to purchasing your ticket. More info to come if you have any questions please contact Mike Mahler at [email protected]. See you there!