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 has been extended to June 7, 2016.
This event is free and open to the public, so bring your buns down to the beach and see what's cooking! The Northwest Pennsylvania Pride Alliance, inc. would like to invite you to join us for the 24th Annual Erie Pride Picnic on Saturday, June 4th at the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle (near Beach 7) from 1 to 6 PM. Please note that once again this year's picnic is the first weekend in June, rather than the second. You can see the Facebook event page here.
We'd like to thank you, each and every one of you who have helped us grow into who we are today. As the Northwest PA Pride Alliance, Inc. heads into our 5th season of Pride events we want to thank you form the bottom of our rainbow hued hearts for all the love and support you've shown us.
For the past five years, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality has hosted our signature fundraising event: An Afternoon for Equality in honor of the advancements in equality for the LGBT community throughout the greater Erie area and beyond. Last year, we initiated an LGBT Community Progress Award, given to two Keystone allies in addressing issues of equality in the greater Erie community; Erie Insurance and GE Transportation.
The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE) would like to thank those who sponsored the highly successful Intersections of Equality Symposium on April 30, 2016 at Penn State Behrend. Special thanks to our major sponsor, Erie Insurance! Additional generous donors were; Penn State Erie, Highmark, Northwest Savings, UPMC Health, and Sunset Inn. Table sponsors included Lake Erie Counseling, the Cultured Purl, Safe Net, Safe Harbor, Erie Gay News, and NWPA Pride Alliance.
During the second weekend of April, once again the Erie community hosted Erie's exclusive Bear Weekend known as Drenched Fur. This time the 'Best Little Run for Fun' brought together hundreds of men hailing from around the tri-state area and as far away as Chicago, San Francisco, DC, and Toronto.
As we gather to celebrate Pride on Saturday, June 4, we ask attendees to bring non-perishable donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA At all major Pride events, NW PA Pride Alliance has collected items to help those less fortunate, and we ask your help to keep this tradition going. You may drop off your donations when you check in at the registration table upon arrival at the Pride Picnic at the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle State Park. The picnic runs from 1 to 6 PM.
NWPA Pride Alliance is excited to bring Pride at the Seawolves for its 3rd year! This year, it will be held on Monday July 18th at Jerry Uht Park, 110 E 10th St, Erie PA, Game starts at 7:05pm. It's Buck Night, so grab your friends and family and enjoy $1 hot dogs, popcorn, 12oz Pepsi products, and select draft beers while we cheer on our Seawolves as they take on the Harrisburg Senators. To get your voucher or if you have questions contact email@example.com or call (814) 314-9075. Check out the Facebook event page here. To get your tickets, just print the voucher here and take it to the box office!
June 27th is National Aids Testing Day. Community Health Net, 1202 State St, Erie PA, will be offering free, confidential HIV testing to anyone interested. The first 100 people to come in and be tested will receive a gift card to a local establishment. The testing will be between 9 and 3 on the 2nd floor. Get tested and know your status!
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