Gerry Weiss of the Erie Times-News interviewed me on Friday for a story about the possibility of the Boy Scouts of America dropping the absolute ban on gay scouts and leaders. The story is in today’s paper. I think that he did a great job, and what really made me happy is that so . . . → Read More: So proud of Erie
I just had a lovely conversation with my Mom, and things are looking good for a nice Christmas day together with friends and family. Our family doesn’t do gift exchanges, and Mom said how freeing that is for her. (Personally, I have never been into gift shopping at all.) I am on tap to . . . → Read More: Chatting with mom and interesting selection of holiday cards
My friend Deb pointed this out to me. Today’s Erie Times-News front page story “Injured Erie police officer still recovering one year after accident” is about an injured cop who is recovering from an accident with the help of her fiancee. The 2 women were planning on getting married, but had to delay their . . . → Read More: Nifty front page story of today’s Erie Times-News
My car was in the shop for some body work, and I wasn’t certain when it would be ready. I knew that I had to run a meeting at 2:30, and was hoping that I wouldn’t run into a conflict with that. The garage called at about 12:40 or so to let me know . . . → Read More: A rather surprising ride home
Season and I went tonight as representatives of NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc. to the Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade meeting that happens May 26, 2013 as part of the bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie that was part of the War of 1812. I was scrambling to get out of work before . . . → Read More: Perry 200 Parade meeting and some silliness
My friend David let me know about a thread on Facebook on the You Might Be From Erie PA Group with folks sharing fond memories of my late dad’s interest in music. Dad was a big fan of Stan Kenton (which is why Kenton is my middle name – Mom did put her foot . . . → Read More: My dad remembered on Facebook
I really should not be surprised when these things happen. I got a call from a reporter for one of the local TV stations. He told me his name and which station, and I internally thought “Aha!” and then I just asked him when he wanted to talk about the Supreme Court hearing of . . . → Read More: TV Station Call About Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage
The title foe this blog post really needs to read like a T-shirt. I had a wonderful time today at the 4th Annual LBT Women Holiday Party. There was a gift exchange, and because I am the most unfabulous gay male in the tri-state area, I ended up dashing up to K-Mart at a . . . → Read More: I went to this lesbian holiday party, and all that I got was sausage
I decided that I was going to catch the plays by Jeff Goode at PACA (Performing Arts Center & Theater) last night. The first act was the screamingly funny The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. About 8 years ago, I was in a previous production and played Cupid, the gay reindeer. (Yes, I know, it’s a . . . → Read More: A wonderful time at A Very Goode Christmas at PACA!
NW PA Pride Alliance held the Pride Parade and Rally today, and I am feeling really happy about how things went. The past few days have reinforced why I am so glad to live in Erie and how incredibly fortunate I am to be part of a terrific community.
Last night, several drag performers . . . → Read More: Why I am Proud (and Thankful)