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Voters Guide

Candidates for US Congress PA-3 and PA-5, PA State Senate and PA State House were asked about their positions on GLBT issues. Their responses appear below.

Board Members sought for NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc

NWPA Pride Alliance is looking for applicants to fill positions with our board of directors, as well as establish a volunteer corps to assist with event set up and advisory panel. NWPA Pride Alliance is seeking to diversify its membership to best address the needs of the LGBT community, persons of all sexual orientations, gender identifications, marital status, ethnic backgrounds and educational experiences are welcome to apply. All positions are unpaid, volunteer positions. 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.

ACLU Comment on Ninth Circuit Ruling for Marriage Equality

NEW YORK- October 7, 2014 - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in favor of marriage equality, which is expected to bring the number of marriage equality states to 35 in short order.

PFLAG Meetings in Meadville

NEW! There will now be PFLAG meetings the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville PA. The next meeting is Tuesday, October 28. The meeting is co-sponsored by Stone United Methodist Church and Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville. For more info, call (814) 724-6736 or email [email protected] (Stone UMC) or (814) 724-4023 (UU Meadville.) Meetings will also continue in Erie the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 PM at Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie.

Candidate Night update

About 30 people attended the Oct. 2 "Meet the Candidates" night organized by NW PA Pride Alliance. Candidates attended included Patrick Harkins (PA State House District 1 D-Incumbent), Juanita Shutsa (PA State House District 6 - D) and Chris Mitchell, representing Curt Smith (PA State House District 4 - D.)

Panel Discussion on LGBT Rights at Edinboro University on October 23

One Campus Experience presents a panel discussion on LGBT Rights in Pennsylvania and the US: How Far Have We Come, and How Far Do We Have to Go? The event happens Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Butterfield Hall 134 at Edinboro Univesity, Edinboro PA. Panelists: include Reverend Shanea Leonard, Head of Equality Pennsylvania for Western Pennsylvania; T.J. and Wendy Titus, A married couple from Erie who have filed a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's marriage laws; and Dr. Robert Rhodes, Professor Emeritus of Edinboro University, representing ACLU Erie. Moderator: Dr. Gerald Hoffman, Professor of Chemistry. Sponsors:  President’s Commission on the Status of LGBTQIA and the student organization, Identity. One Campus Experience is program of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education Committee of the President’s University Diversity Council

Annual Diversity Service on Oct 26

The Annual Diversity Service at Community United Church will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM (1011 West 38th Street).

Web Site Crash and Recovery

On Friday, October 3, 2014, Erie Gay News and NW PA Pride Alliance had a web crash on their shared server. We are working to rebuild the site, and we ask for your patience as we work on this. Many thanks for your support over the years!

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October, 2014 Print Edition now out!

October, 2014 issue

Issue #227 of the print edition of Erie Gay News is out as of Tuesday, September 23, 2014! You can pick it up at several locations. You can also read the articles here.

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