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Drenched Fur's 11th Year Approaches

Drenched Fur is celebrating its 11th year with a fun filled 'Pop Goes the 80s' theme weekend for the broader bear community from Erie, PA and beyond. Over 200 bears, cubs, and admirers will be attending Drenched Fur 11 the weekend of April 9th-12th. We invite you to join us for some rad times!

Become a 2015 Pride Donor!

As the Northwest PA (NW PA) Pride Alliance begins its fifth year, we are delighted to see how much we have grown. 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 2015.

Candidate Forum on April 16

NW PA Pride Alliance Inc and the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA will be co-sponsoring a Spring candidate forum at the Mental Health Association at 1101 Peach St, Erie PA 16501 on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30 and parking is available on street and in the Toni & Guy parking lot. Candidates for Erie City and Erie County councils will be invited. Candidates will be asked questions by a moderator and attendees are encouraged to provide questions for the moderator. The event provides constituents the opportunity to meet local politicians and hear their views on topics concerning the LGBTQ, mental health and Erie City & County communities as a whole.

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HRC Hails Attorney General Harris' Efforts to Stop 'Sodomite Suppression Act' from Advancing
Federal Judge Blocks Legally Married Same-Sex Couples From Accessing FMLA Benefits
Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls on Arkansas Governor to Veto Anti-LGBT Discriminatory Bill
Indiana's Religious Freedom Law is an Affront to the Values of Organized Labor
Arkansas Senate Passes Indiana-Style H.B. 1228,Governor Hutchinson Must Veto Discriminatory Bill
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ACLU Comment on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Signing Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Bill into Law
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Puerto Rican Government Will No Longer Defend Island's Marriage Ban
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April, 2015 Print Edition now out!

April, 2015 issue

Issue #233 of the print edition of Erie Gay News is out as of Tuesday, March 24, 2015! You can pick it up at several locations. You can also read the articles here.

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