Join us for the 23rd Annual Erie Pride Picnic on Saturday, June 6 at the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle (near Beach 7) from 1 to 6 PM. Enjoy a great day with friends—it's free! Please note that this year's picnic is the first weekend in June, rather than the second. Start your Pride off right, and then enjoy Pittsburgh Pride or Youngstown Pride the weekend following Erie Pride Picnic
NW PA Pride Alliance is very excited to bring you this year's Pride shirts, as well as some new Pride merchandise! This helps make Pride possible. This year, we will again have V-neck shirts. V-neck shirts are sizes small to 3XL ($18 for sizes small to XL, $20 for t-shirts 2XL & 3XL), and tank tops are sizes small to 2XL ($19 for tank tops sizes small to XL, and $20 for tank tops size 2 XL.) On the back of the shirt are all of the sponsors helping to being Pride to you this year, and a listing of the great events happening in our community! Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted for payment. Shirts can also be ordered online at www.nwpapride.org.
We would like to invite you to take a new survey about your opinions and preferences, from an LGBT perspective. There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc.
As a community we not only have the ability, but also the responsibility to make a difference in the lives of our children and the well-being of students in our schools. This can be achieved through education and inspiration, which is why we are proud to announce the following FREE community event; The "STOP THE VIOLENCE" Film Festival, hosted by the Jamestown Pride Society will be held at the Jamestown Community College Hamilton Collegiate Center (Student Union) on May 30, 2015 from noon to 9 PM. The goal of the event is to educate on the continued issue of bullying within our schools and community and provide resources that exist to battle this problem. As you read this, students in our country are currently being bullied and assaulted while others are contemplating suicide as a way out of the problem. Its time that we stand up and address this by providing options and showing solutions. Doing so will be achieved in the following ways. Through the screening of four informative and inspiring award winning films including "Out in the Silence" which was filmed locally. Through the screening of student films from Jamestown High School, through the educational words of guest speakers such as those who have lived through bullying locally and through the presentations of organizations such as the Western New York Anti-Violence Project that has already made a difference and can do the same in our own community. Infinity performing arts will be providing entertainment at the event! Many businesses and organizations have answered the call to "STAND UP AGAINST BULLYING" by agreeing to be present for this event where they will be selling crafts, gifts, refreshments or distributing information on their products or services. Popcorn is unlimited and free to all attendants. This is an all ages event! The event runs from noon to 9pm. A full schedule of activities and more information can be found at jamestownpride.com. As a community, it's important that we all stand up together to show that we are united in the fight to end bullying.
Those of you who saw Erie's Perry 200 Parade or have been to the Millcreek 4th of July parade or the NWPA Pride Alliance's annual Pride Parade the last few years have probably noticed that we had a pretty good sized float rolling down the street behind a big, grey truck. What you may not know is that we had that float because NWPA Pride put out a call for trucks or trailers or pretty much anything that could be decorated and trotted out. The universe answered that call with a message from a man from Seven Springs, PA named Ben Heggy.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – May 20, 2015- The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a program titled"A Discussion of Bourke, et al. v. Beshear: A Conversation with Paul Campion & Randell Johnson," plaintiffs in one of the pending U.S. Supreme Court cases on marriage" at 7 p.m. on Saturday June 13th.
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