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23rd Annual Erie Pride Picnic

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

Voters Guide

Candidates for Erie County Council and Erie City Council were asked about their positions on GLBT issues. Their responses appear below.

There's Power in Our Pride! Annual LGBT Community Survey

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.

Kumu Hina showing on PBS in May

Kumu Hina is the story of Hina Wong- Kalu, a transgender native Hawaiian teacher and cultural icon who brings to life Hawaii's long-held embrace of mahu — those who embody both male and female spirit, and were traditionally respected as caretakers, healers, and keepers of ancient traditions.

Primary Candidate Forum Recap

On Thursday, April 16, NW PA Pride Alliance Inc and the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA (MHA) jointly held a candidate forum at MHA's office, 1101 Peach St, Erie PA. The forum addressed both LGBT and mental health related issues. Candidates attending included Elvage Murphy for Erie County Court of Common Pleas, John Morgan for Millcreek Supervisor, and Nathaniel Strasser for Magistrate, 5th Ward, as well as Erie City Council candidates Sonya Arrington, Gary Grack, Bob Merski, Rebecca Styn, Richard Wagner, and Jon Whaley. Trish Catalano, candidate for Erie County Council District 5, also participated. About 30 voters attended.

Moving Forward: Creating a Community Response to Cyberbullying

There will be a conference on cyberbullying on Friday, May 15th at the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, Penn State Behrend, 4701 College Drv, Erie PA as part of Penn State BEHREND, Prevention of Aggression Resource Center Annual Conference for 2015. For more information, please visit our website. Register before May 1, 2015, to receive our special discounted rate

Drenched Fur 11 has record turnout

The second weekend of April was the 11th where the Erie community hosted Erie's Exclusive Bear Weekend known as Drenched Fur. This year's theme was ‘Pop Goes the 80s' where the ‘Best Little Run for Fun' had a record turnout for the main event; an exclusive night time private event at Splash Lagoon, our local indoor water park resort. In addition to enjoying the fun wet times there, the weekend this year also included karaoke, daytime tours to local beer, food, and wine locations, as well as a comedy game show version of Jeopardy.

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Evan Wolfson on Supreme Court Marriage Arguments: 'The case for the freedom to marry and equal respect shone undimmed an
Equality Federation Statement on Oral Arguments on Marriage at the Supreme Court
Oral Argument Begins on Marriage in the Supreme Court
HRC Statement On SCOTUS Marriage Equality Oral Arguments
Freedom to Marry Makes Closing Argument with National Ad
SCOTUS Marriage Equality Decision Will Significantly Impact Same-Sex Military Couples
NCLR Applauds Jenner's Courage In Sharing Transgender Identity With the Public
Jenner: Athlete, Christian, Parent, Celebrity Advances Visibility and Understanding of Transgender People
Jenner Interview with ABC's Sawyer Highlights Increasing Visibility, Understanding of Transgender People
TLDEF Praises Bruce Jenner's Courage in Acknowledging Authentic Self
Freedom to Marry, Religious Institute to Host National Weekend of Prayer
Ted Cruz's Heinously Anti-LGBT Constitutional Amendment Forces Other Presidential Candidates To Take a Position
HRC Launches Paid Media Campaign Telling 12 States: Don't Repeat the Mistakes of Indiana
Upon Entering Education System, LGBT People of Color Face Lifelong Risk of Living in Poverty
Texas Lawmakers Ignore Warnings, Push Forward With Dangerous & Extreme Anti-LGBT Legislation
Loretta Lynch Confirmed by U.S. Senate as Attorney General
Major Child Advocacy Groups Strongly Oppose Michigan's Extreme Anti-LGBT Adoption Bills
Another Day, Another Poll Showing Americans Embracing Marriage Equality
Voters Guide
In Diplomatic Breach, Vatican Ambassador Set To Speak at Anti-LGBT Rally in Washington
Settlement Reached in Landmark Federal Lawsuit Against SC DMV on Behalf of Transgender Teen Forced to Remove Makeup for
HRC Survey Shows Striking Increase in Americans Who Personally Know and Support Transgender People
San Antonio Shame: Mayor Calls LGBT Protections a 'Waste of Time'
Rep. Suzan DelBene Supports LGBT Equality Efforts
Serious Concerns Raised Over Discriminatory Malawi Law Targeting LGBTI People
HRC Sends New Case Study to 12 State Legislatures: Don't Repeat the Mistakes of Indiana
Major Child Advocacy Organizations Join HRC in Calling for Defeat of Anti-LGBT Legislation
Why Are Gay & Lesbian Troops Excluded From the Military Equal Opportunity Program and Non-Discrimination Policy?
Momentum Continues: Verizon CEO, Leaders Sign On To Historic Tech Leaders Statement
NCLR Welcomes Congresswoman Speier's Resolution Calling on States to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy
Congresswoman Speier Introduces Stop Harming Our Kids Resolution To End Converstion Therapy
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Poll Shows Gov. Mike Pence is Deeply Damaged Following Destructive 'Religious Liberty' Fight
Civil Rights Groups Sue National Finance Company for Illegally Firing Transgender Employee
Southern Poverty Law Center Statement on Ashley Diamond Case
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May, 2015 Print Edition now out!

May, 2015 issue

Issue #234 of the print edition of Erie Gay News is out as of Tuesday, April 21, 2015! You can pick it up at several locations. You can also read the articles here.

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