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Make Your Voice Heard on LGBTQ Health

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is conducting a survey of LGBTQ people throughout the state to better understand the health needs of the community. It's time to hear from the people of Erie, Crawford, Mercer and Venango Counties! The surveys are completely anonymous and only take about 5-10 minutes to complete. The deadline to complete the survey is May 20, 2016.

In Memoriam: Matthew William Robison


Matthew Robison of Erie, passed away while camping in Idaho. He was 42. Matthew was a strong advocate for human rights. One way that he demonstrated this was his concern for LGBT rights, serving on the Board of NW PA Pride Alliance.
 He was a photographer and artist, and contributed his creative talents to NW PA Pride Alliance and elsewhere.
 He loved nature and the environment, and was kind and compassionate to people and animals alike. The world has lost a gentle and beautiful soul.

TransFamily of NW PA seeks board members

TransFamily is in the process of organizing as a nonprofit under the name TransFamily of NW PA, and we recently began putting together a board of directors. All officer positions are filled, and we are in need of 3 more people to reach our full compliment of 11 board members. Board members are expected to serve for a period of two years.

LGBT Community Survey - Let your voice be heard and enter a drawing to win $50!

Erie Gay News would like to invite you to take a new survey about your opinions and preferences, from an LGBT perspective. You can also enter a drawing to win a $50 cash prize just for filling out the survey!

Keystone Pride Conference Roundtable


On March 20, the Keystone Pride Conference brought together ten pride organizations from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. NW PA Pride Alliance was represented by board president Alex Sphon and entertainment coordinator Tony Gressley. TransFamily of Erie was represented by their organization's president, Caitlyn Strohmeyer.

CVC's Martine Barclay Holquist wins Sexual Assault Awareness Month national contest


FORGE is a national organization based out of Wisconsin whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies). In honor of April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), FORGE held a contest to design an adult coloring page to be used for both trans survivors of sexual violence and victim serving agencies to assist trans survivors, in conjunction with the prompt, "how do you help transgender survivors weather the storms?"

This Just In

Our most recent news stories
Trans United Fund Responds To Attacks With Moving Historic Ad
Research: Saying 'I'm gay' to family, friends doesn't boost wellbeing equally for gay men of every ethnicity
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U.S. Justice Department: North Carolina's HB2 Violates Civil Rights Act
Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease
GLSEN Acknowledges Progress of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Gallery Night scheduled for May 20, 2016
MARK MY WORDS: Historic honors
Reform Movement Leaders Speak Out Against State-Level Anti-LGBT Legislation
Eurovision Song Contest Finale To Air LIVE Exclusively on Logo on May 14
Equality California Endorses 33 Pro-Equality Incumbents in Congressional Races
House Amendment Threatens LGBTQ Protections for Federal Contractors
Porn/Condom Study: 'Porn is Not Just A Fantasy. Performers are having actual sex; contracting STDs-and the audience know
Victory for South Carolina student suspended for using boys' bathroom
AHF Calls on CDC for National STD Prevention Campaign to Address Rising STD Rates
Ohio nondiscrimination bill introduced, but lacks transgender protections
Rep. Suzan DelBene Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
NCLR Applauds U.S. Senators Murray and Booker for Introducing Bill to Protect LGBT People from Conversion Therapy
GLSEN Releases Kit Espacio Seguro, Spanish-Language Version of its Safe Space Kit, for Use in U.S. and Puerto Rico
Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Allowing Therapists to Discriminate Against LGBT People

May, 2016 Print Edition now out!

May, 2016 issue

Issue #246 of the print edition of Erie Gay News is out as of Tuesday, April 26, 2016! You can pick it up at several locations. You can also read the articles here.

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