Music, Gender, and Identity class offered at Edinboro

This fall, Music, Gender, and Identity will be offered by the Music Department at Edinboro University. This 3-credit course focuses on women and gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people in music. Through examining current trends in music, starting with Lilith Fair and moving to House/Techno and Club music, we'll look at how music constructs gender identity and how gender shapes music. This course is open to degree and non-degree students. For more information, please contact Dr. Daniel Burdick at [email protected] or call him at 814.602.0252. Register online at:

Crime Victim Center Book It! Sale

The Crime Victim Center will be accepting used books, tapes, CDs, videos, games and puzzles during the month of June for their Fifth Annual Book It! - a fundraising event to benefit the thousands of men, women and children who are victimized each year in our community. Book It! will be held August 13 at the Center, 125 West 18 Street, in the same plaza as The Zone. For more information, call (814) 455-9414.

—from the Crime Victim Center

Fall Gay Pride 2005

The Fall Pride March and Rally are set for Saturday, October 15, 2005! Currently we plan to organize at 12:30 PM with the march beginning at 1 PM. The march will start on the north side of 12th St. and go down State St. to Perry Square. The Rally will begin at 2 PM with speakers and other guests. We're still looking for ideas from you for the day. So, please email us at [email protected] or call me at 814.602.0252.

—Dan Burdick, Fall Gay Pride 2005 Coordinator

Womynspace Activities

Please note that Womynspace is working on becoming active again. They have a picnic scheduled for Saturday, July 30 at 2 PM in Bicentennial Park in Meadville (see the calendar listing for more info), and plans for a canoeing trip in August. For more info, contact Darla at (814) 336-5388, email her at [email protected], or browse to to join the email list.

—from Darla

Fundraiser for Crime Victim Center

Cruisin' Rods & Kustoms is hosting their 2005 Jamboree August 6 and 7 at Sparrow Pond Campground (6 miles south of I-90 on Rt. 19). This is an open event featuring pre '72 cars with awards and trophy for Best of Show being presented on Sunday. Sammy Slicker and the Blackjacks will entertain each day from 11 AM to 3 PM. There will be crafts, games and food available both days. A Sunset Cruise around Presque Isle will take place on Saturday.

Proceeds from the event will benefit thousands of men, women and children at the Crime Victim Center of Erie County. For more information about the Jamboree, call George at (814) 833-7050 or Warren at (814) 833-6173.

—from Crime Victim Center

Ari Gold to Headline Buffalo's Pride at the Pier

Pride at the Pier is already a hot time, but this year will be even hotter as Western New York welcomes gay club sensation Ari Gold.

Gold is slated to headline Pride at the Pier on Sunday, August 21. Buffalo's big summer bash runs from 2 to 7 PM , with beer, pop, food and entertainment included in the ticket price. Tickets go on sale August 1st and are $15 presale and $20 at the gate. Presale tickets will be available online right here on our webpage and at several establishments on Allen Street.

Gold's second album, Space Under the Sun, debuted at the top of the Outvoice charts in January 2004. The Advocate raved, "Gold performs with equal parts of sly, finger-snappin' sass and earthy R&B finesse Gold has assembled an impressive posse of collaborators to frame his voice with the crisp yet fleshy sound of a platinum-selling recording."

Several other attractions will highlight the event, including music from local dj's and appearances by some of your favorite abOUT Magazine cover models.

This year's Pride at the Pier is generously sponsored by AAA Travel, Budweiser, Club Marcella, HSBC/GLOBE, Hunt Realty, Kaleida Health, Lifetime Health, Medical Answering Service, Sahlen's Hot Dogs, Try-It Distributors and Wegmans. Our thanks go to all our sponsors for their kind contributions.

Info: (716) 852-7743

—from Pride Center of WNY

Cleveland Black Gay Pride

from Black, Gay, and Proud

Cleveland's weeklong Black, Gay and Proud Pride celebration runs from August 1 to August 7. Below is the schedule available at this writing. For the most current information, and for details about times, locations, etc. visit or call (216)937­2268.

August 1 - Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony 6-9 PM. Admission free. Hovorka Atrium (CWRU) Presented by BlackOut Unlimited and CWRU Center For Women.

August 2 - Black, Gay & Proud in Cleveland, premiere of documentary film, plus an extremely special movie screening, 6 PM, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.

August 3 - Harlem Nights, featuring Dark Divas of Drag and Sophisticated Gents of Song, $5, 7 PM, A Sharp's Night Out, formerly the Robin's Nest, 4059 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland.

August 4 - Art Explosion, Silent auction and poetry blast, 6 PM, Wyndham Hotel, , followed by a special reception at Hamilton's Martini Bar.

August 5- The Red Hott Affair, Red-attired dinner and dance, 8 PM, $25, advanced ticket sales only, Cada di Borally, 27227 Chardon Rd, Richmond Hts (Cleveland).

August 6

State of Black Gay America Symposium: It's a She Thang, town hall meeting with national and local panelists, 12PM, Ford Auditorium, Case Western Reserve University.

White Fantasia, white-attire affair with food, dancing and a special performance by Teria Griffin,30 advance, $40 door, 9 PM, Cleveland Health Museum, 8911 Euclid Ave, Cleveland.

August 7

Raise the Roof Gospel Service, , 9:30 AM breakfast, 11 am service, Archwood UCC, 2800 Archwood Ave, Cleveland.

Family Festival, Food, entertainment, dancing, vendors and a kids' corner, 12 noon, Kirkland Park, East 49th and South Marginal Rd, Cleveland.

Black, Gay and Proud Closing Party, 9 PM, Club 2527, 2527 West 25th St, Cleveland.

—from Black, Gay and Proud

Companies carrying Logo TV

LOGO is the new cale channel serving the GLBT audience.. In the city of Erie, Time Warner Cable is not currently carrying Logo. However, a representative said that if enough people wrote to Time Warner Cable, 530 South Main St, Suite 1751, Akron OH 44311, they would. In Erie County, outside the city of Erie, Adelphia is currently carrying LOGO is on digital cable 139. In Chautauqua County, NY, Adelphia is carrying LOGO on channel 161.

For more information on Logo,—including where it is being carried—visit


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