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Tables at Pride Fest on August 27


NW PA Pride Alliance invites you to participate as a table at this year's Pride Fest, to be held on Saturday, August 27 from 2 to 4 PM in Griswold Park at W. 14th and Peach, Erie PA. Set-up will begin at noon. All tables are expected to remain set up until the end of the festival. The cost to participate is $15 per table and must be paid in full by Saturday, August 20, the week before the event. The cost includes one 8-foot table and two chairs. Checks should be made payable to: NW PA Pride Alliance and mailed to PO Box 11448, Erie PA 16514. The festival will be held outdoors and will take place rain or shine. You may bring a canopy up to 10 x 10 for shade. Electricity is unavailable to tables for this event.

Parade units for March to Pride Fest on August 27


Pride Fest will be held on Saturday, August 27. PrideFest and the Pride March are organized by NW PA Pride Alliance. We will begin assembling at noon in the parking lot of the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie. Step off is promptly at 1 PM. We will go over 18th Street to State Street, down State Street to 13th Street and then into Griswold Park (14th & Peach If you are not marching with a contingent, please feel free to join our NW PA Pride Alliance contingent as we march to Pride Fest We also invite you to be part of the Family Portrait that will be taken in Griswold Park at the end of the march. There is no cost to participate in the March, but contingents are requested to notify us by Saturday, August 20, the week before the event. If you want to be a unit in the March to Pride Fest, please email tables@nwpapride.org.

Erie PrideFest on August 27

NW PA Pride Alliance will be presenting Erie Pridefest on Saturday, August 27th. The day's events will begin with the Pride March. As always, assembly for the march begins at noon at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, and step off is at 1 PM with the march ending down at the Festival in Griswold Park. Pridefest will begin at 2 PM and will feature performers, speakers and entertainers; as well as vendors and information tables. The Facebook event page is here.

Remember NW PA Pride on Erie Gives Day, August 9

The NWPA Pride Alliance, Inc. is committed to providing public events to increase visibility, awareness and a sense of community to the LGBTQIA population of the Erie, PA area. We’re hoping you’ll help us continue to bring you free and low cost events by supporting us on Erie Gives Day. August 9, 2016 • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Eriegives.org.

Pride Day at Waldameer on August 28!

We can't think of a better way to finish your Pride Weekend than with discounted tickets to rides and relaxation at Waldameer Park and Water World! To join us on Sunday August 28th for some family fun at the 10th oldest amusement park in the US, you just need to Use the handy ticket link below to get your discounted day passes to the main park and newly expanded water park. (You can also reserve your passes with us at Erie Pridefest, August 27th in Griswold Park) Tickets at the discounted rate are $24.50 per person.Then just stop by our reserved pavilion, Coaster 1, to pick up your passes. Enjoy your day in the park with friends and family

Open Call for Pride Fest 2016 Entertainment


NWPA Pride Alliance is currently seeking entertainment acts for our 2016 PrideFest, being held Saturday August 27th at Griswold Park.
 Anyone interested should contact Tony, Entertainment Coordinator, by emailing entertainment@nwpapride.org.

GEAE After Pride Party

The Erie annual Pridefest is always an exciting time for the local LGBT community. This year, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) is adding to the celebration on August 27 with an After Pride Party at the Bourbon Barrel, 1213 State St, Erie PA from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. GEAE is providing a wide variety of free food for three hours (or until it's gone!), as well as free mechanical bull rides; with a cash bar available. As Pridefest winds down, the After Pride Party will begin! GEAE and the staff at the Bourbon Barrel are enthusiastic about this party, and so we hope that everyone will stop by to continue the celebration of Pride in Erie!

2016 Afternoon for Equality Recap

On Sunday, June 26th, over 100 people gathered for the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality's 6th Annual Afternoon for Equality. This year, the signature fundraiser for equality in Erie was held at the beautiful Sunset Inn, 1990 Lakeside Drive, Erie PA, with a special focus on celebrating pioneers in the local equality movement. LGBT Community Progress Awards and personalized letters of commendation from U.S. Senator Bob Casey were presented to community advocates Doris Cipolla and Harry Miller. Participants celebrated the work of GEAE over the past year and listened to a compelling talk from Peter Steward about growing up as a gay man in England in the '60s. An announcement was made regarding the up-coming opening of GEAE's center for equality, a place to conduct the organizations activities. GEAE's events coming up in the next few months were also announced.

Miss Erie Pageant a Great Night!

On Sunday, June 26, the Miss Erie Pageant was held at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. The two contests were Danyel Vasquez and Jill Valentine Jamison. Miss Erie 2016/17 is Danyel Vasquez and 1st runner up is Jill Jamison.

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July, 2016 Print Edition now out!

July, 2016 issue

Issue #248 of the print edition of Erie Gay News is out as of Tuesday, June 21, 2016! You can pick it up at several locations. You can also read the articles here.

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