NWPA Pride Alliance is looking for applicants to fill positions with our Board of Directors. We are looking for people who want to become more involved with the LGBT community, working with our members to extend outreach to the community as a whole. Board members organize events within the community, represent the LGBT community at local events, and work with local businesses and organizations to raise awareness of LGBT issues. Please send a resume that outlines your experience and qualifications by January 1 to [email protected] or NW PA Pride Alliance Inc., 1115 W 7th St, Erie PA 16502. If you have any questions, contact Michael Mahler at (814) 456-9833
From Erie Times-News: Erie-area residents can get a safe ride home if they have been out partying this holiday season. UPMC Hamot, Erie Yellow Cab and Nexstar Broadcasting are sponsoring the Holiday Care Cab, which will offer a free ride home Wednesday through Sunday nights from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Individuals can call 461-TAXI (8294) to request a ride home from any restaurant or tavern. The Holiday Care Cab covers an area from the lakeshore south to Interstate 90, and from Millfair Road east to Troupe Road.
From Steve Simmelkjaer of SHOUT Outreach/Gaudeniza Erie, here are World AIDS Day events in the Erie area through December 14.
On November 9, NW PA Pride Alliance held Drag Queen Bingo at Erie Clown Hall, 512 Kelso Drive in Erie. Many thanks to the Erie Clowns for being so friendly and welcoming, particularly Doodles and Mr. Donut, who prepared yummies. Thanks also to our drag perfomers who gave 110 percent: Michelle Michaels, Velvet Lace, Lovin Heart, and Misty Kall. Thanks to our volunteers, Amy Terrizzi, Erin Moll Terrizzi, Chris Dye, Preston Blood and Christine H! Photos are by Michael Mahler, NW PA Pride Alliance president and also co-editor for Erie Gay News.
Congrats to the new officers for PFLAG Erie and Crawford Counties: Alex Sphon is now serving as President, Diana Ames is Vice President, and Michael Mahler is Secretary/Treasurer. We thank outgoing president Jayne May for keeping the chapter going. The chapter meets the second Monday of the month at 7 PM at the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Hwy, Erie PA. Also find the chapter on Facebook.
As the year wraps up and winter is descending, one thing is just starting to heat up: registration for Drenched Fur 10, Erie's Bear Run, kicks off on Sunday, December 1st. With just over four months to go, the DF Committee is excited to begin preparations for our anniversary year of hosting Drenched Fur on April 10th-13th, 2013. Folks can register on-line at the run website, www.drenchedfur.com. This year's run includes the Basics Package for all the main items of the weekend along with the Splash Lagoon Water Park Event on Saturday Night. Attendees can choose to add on a limited edition Drenched Fur 10 Beach Towel, or even one of three different tour packages on Friday or Saturday during the run weekend.
PLEASE DONATE A NEW BLANKET! As the days get colder, it reminds me of how nice it is to have a warm home. Like many of you, after a long day at work I come home, get settled in, and make something to eat. Unfortunately they are people in the City of Butler that don’t have a place to call home. Many of them go from churches to other community organizations just to find a daily meal and this breaks my heart. I wish I could do so much more. Last year we did a "Blanket" collection and we were able to give 13 people a blanket to keep them just a little warmer. This year I want to do the same thing. I am making you aware of this because it will be in our December PFLAG Butler newsletter. If you would be so kind to help me get the word out, I would greatly appreciate it. We will collect them at my businesses- Hair Studio 124 & Tanning and M&J’s Lounge. I am hoping we can collect some at our December PFLAG meeting and from there; we can donate them to the local homeless shelter. I am proud to announce that GREAT CLIPS has joined us! If you can’t bring a blanket you can still donate. Here is PFLAG Butler’s address. Please mark BLANKET DRIVE in the memo of your check. PFLAG Butler County P.O. Box 1631, Butler, Pa 16003
Please note that LBT Women of Erie has updated contact info. You can reach Kim, who is taking over as coordinator, at [email protected] or (814) 214-9512. The website is still http://womynoferie.wikifoundry.com/. Many thanks to Laurie Finch for her long service to the community and wishing her and Jan the best!
These are the events that Erie Awareness Outreach has planned to provide education and information to World AIDS Day 20113. The universal theme is, "Getting To Zero" Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths.