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Mental Health Association Warming Center Team for 2014 Highmark Walk

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.
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Become a Pride Donor!


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. 

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Laramie Project theatre group comes to Mercyhurst April 24


Laramie Project theatre group comes to Mercyhurst April 24

The Mercyhurst Theatre Program will present The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project on April 24.

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Craze Night Club says goodbye


On March 23, 2014 at 2am, Craze Night Club closed its doors for the final time.
 For six years, Craze provided a fun and safe place for all of the LGBT community. We provided the only true college night in the area, allowing all adult members of the LGBT community a safe place to freely express themselves without fear of persecution or judgment.

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2014 Pride Night at the Erie Seawolves

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! 
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22nd Annual Pride Picnic

Once again, the Erie Pride Picnic will be held at Presque Isle State Park at the Rotary Pavilion. NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc. has several Pride events scheduled for this year. The 22nd Annual Pride Picnic will be held the SECOND Saturday in June (June 14) We will run from 1 PM to 6 PM.
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2014 Primary Candidate Forum on April 16

NW PA Pride Alliance and other co-sponsoring groups are presenting a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 PM at First Niagara Bank Community Room, 801 State St, Erie PA. Enter by the E 8th St door. There is no charge to attend, and there will be light refreshments served. Please come to learn more about where candidates stand on issues affecting the LGBT community! You can optionally RSVP for event on Facebook here.
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