May 2015

May 27 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-C.

May 29 - 31 (Fri - Sun) - TRAILER TRASH WEEKEND - $1.98 Beauty Pageant & Talent Show (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Get out your Sunday best overalls and decorate your sites because it's trailer trash weekend. We are bringing back one of your favorite weekends from yesteryear and we can't wait to see just how trashy you can get. There will be prizes for trashiest sites, both seasonals and weekenders. On Saturday night it is time to see just how good or how trashy you can be as we present the $1.98 Beauty Pageant and Talent Show. Bring out your best, or worst, talents! Whether your sing, dance, do drag or have a "hidden" talent, we want to see you. The winner of this contest will be asked to perform in our Labor Day Weekend 25th Anniversary Celebration Show. Jones Pond's got talent - and we want to see it! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 29 (Fri) - LBT Women go to Erie Ribfest (Perry Square, 6th and State Streets, Erie, PA 16507) 5:30 PM. Free admission. Food and drink available to purchase.http://www.Erieribfest.com Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

May 30 (Sat) - Hag Drag Night (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

May 30 (Sat) - STOP THE VIOLENCE Film Festival (Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St, Jamestown, NY 14701) 12 PM - 9 PM. Sponsored by Jamestown Pride Society. The goal of the event is to educate on the continued issue of bullying within our schools and community and provide resources that exist to battle this problem. As you read this, students in our country are currently being bullied and assaulted while others are contemplating suicide as a way out of the problem. Its time that we stand up and address this by providing options and showing solutions Contact: Jason A Perdue. Phone: (716) 397-2452. Venue Phone: 716) 338-1000. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jamestownpride.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.sunyjcc.edu/.

June 2015

Jun 3 (Wed) - The Table Worship Gathering (Asbury Woods, 4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506) 7 PM. Experience a time of silence, nature, scripture, discussion and creative prayer practices. Meet at the main building. If it is raining, we will meet at 3176 W. 41st Street instead. Venue Phone: (814) 835-5356. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. Browse to venue web site http://asburywoods.org/.

Jun 5 - 7 (Fri - Sun) - GAME SHOW WEEKEND - The Price is 'Wrong' (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Saturday night at 8pm we are thrilled to present The Price is "Wrong" in the barn. Well, it's really the same show you see each morning on CBS but given that their name is trade marked we're changing things up just a bit. What won't change are the exiting games from the hit TV show, the big money wheel and the showcase showdown. Over the course of the event contestants will compete for over $2,500 in cash and prizes. Yes, you read that right. It's our 25th Anniversary Season so we're prepared to give away over $2,500 in cash and prizes. Come on down! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jun 5 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Gigliotti's, 1325 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 8 PM. G2H2/Erie takes place every month in a new location around town, providing GLBT professionals, and our colleagues and friends, the opportunity to meet, network or just hang out once a month. Venue Phone: (814) 528-5209. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. Browse to venue web site http://www.gigliottiserie.com/.

Jun 5 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Gigliotti's, 1325 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 8 PM. Back to Gigliotti's. (Recall we are trying 3 month rotations at an establishment.) Great turnouts, great hospitality, great fun. Looking forward to seeing everyone as summer finally arrives.. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/498075417006131/. Venue Phone: (814) 528-5209. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. Browse to venue web site http://www.gigliottiserie.com/.

Jun 6 (Sat) - Toga & Bathhouse Night (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jun 6 (Sat) - 23rd Annual Erie Pride Picnic (Rotary Pavilion, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505) 1 PM - 6 PM. Potluck event. Hot dogs, ox roast, soft drinks, water and table settings provided. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Jun 7 (Sun) - Buffalo & WY PrideFestival & Parade (Buffalo, NY) 12 PM. Phone: (716) 852-7743. Browse to http://www.buffalopridefestival.com.

Jun 7 (Sun) - 4th Annual Kate Buczek Memorial Concert (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 4 PM - 6 PM. Featuring Irish musician Dáithí Sproule and "Mambo." Free, but donations appreciated. Phone: (814) 923-1155. Browse to http://www.uuerie.org.

Jun 7 (Sun) - PFLAG Butler meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 5 PM - 8 PM. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/.

Jun 7 (Sun) - A Conversation with Paul Campion & Randell Johnson (Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St, Jamestown, NY 14701) 7 PM. Free admission.  Plaintiffs in one of the pending U.S. Supreme Court cases on marriage equality. Phone: (716) 483-6646 . Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.roberthjackson.org/the-center/.

Jun 8 (Mon) - 'Becoming Us' (ABC Family) 9 PM. Chronicles the life of 17-year-old Ben as his father Charlie transitions to become Carly. Browse to http://abcfamily.go.com/
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Jun 9 (Tue) - Youngstown PFLAG meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6:30 PM. If you're GLBT, a parent of someone who is, or an ally and you're looking for emotional support, we encourage you to attend Youngstown PFLAG's monthly support group. You will be surrounded by understanding peers from the valley who will be able to listen and help. Support groups are open to the public, and it starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. Contact: Marguerite Felice. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Jun 10 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-C.

Jun 10 (Wed) - Theology on Tap (Plymouth Tavern, 1109 State Street, Erie, PA 16501) 7 PM. Weather-permitting, we'll be in the garden area in the back. If it is raining, we'll have a "guide" at the front door to help you find the group! Venue Phone: (814) 453-6454. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.plymouthtavern.com/.

Jun 12 - 27 (Fri - Sat) - Angels In America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (Dramashop, 1001 State Street 2nd Floor, Erie, PA 16501) Part of Dramashop's 2014-15 Mainstage Series. Friday, June 12 at 8pm, Saturday, June 13 at 8pm, Saturday, June 20 at 8pm, Sunday, June 21 at 2pm, Friday, June 26 at 8pm Saturday, June 27 at 8pm, *Please note: There is no performance on Friday, June 19. A matinee has been added on Sunday, June 21. In Tony Kushner’s 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1980s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer’s marriage to his pill-popping wife unravels. Other characters include the infamous lawyer Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a former drag queen turned nurse, and, of course, an angel. More than 20 years after it premiered, ANGELS IN AMERICA remains one of the most powerful plays in American history. While the HIV/AIDS epidemic has improved, it’s not gone, and it’s a part of our history. Oppression, discrimination, acceptance, tolerance and understanding are struggles you see in the news every day. We’ve come a long way, but we’ve still got a long way to go. PLEASE NOTE: This production contains adult language and situations and nudity.shop performers. TICKETS: $15 general admission / $5 with student ID (Available at the theatre, starting one hour before each performance). $12 online advance tickets (Available until 5pm each performance day) Dramashop's 2014-15 Season is sponsored by Larese Floral Design Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://dramashop.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/761085447344936/.

Jun 12 - 13 (Fri - Sat) - Annual UU Garage Sale (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) Phone: (814) 864-9300. Browse to http://www.uuerie.org.

Jun 12 - 14 (Fri - Sun) - MEDIEVAL RENAISSANCE FAIRE - 200 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) We are heading back to medieval times for our first block party of season 25! Join the 200 block as they host our first ever Medieval Renaissance Faire. Lords & Ladies will feast on fine medieval foods, take part in a variety of medieval games and perhaps take a wander into the regal VIP room. As always, plenty of food, drinks and prizes to be won. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jun 13 (Sat) - Pride Skirt Night (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jun 13 (Sat) - Youngstown Festival Pride Parade (Federal Plaza E., Youngstown, OH) Browse to http://prideyoungstown.org/.

Jun 13 (Sat) - Bear Bar Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Join the Bears for a night of fun and friends! Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Jun 14 (Sun) - Pittsburgh March & PrideFest (Pittsburgh, PA) Phone: (412) 246- 4451. Browse to http://www.pittsburghpride.org/.

Jun 15 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News July 2015 print edition (Erie Gay News, 1115 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502-1105) Please have all articles, ads, and submissions in by this date. This issue will be released the evening of June 23. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Jun 17 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner (Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and fun! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 459-4276. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/843230389103052/. Browse to venue web site http://www.calamaris-squidrow.com/.

Jun 19 - 21 (Fri - Sun) - COWBOY WEEKEND - Ride 'Em Cowboy! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Save a horse, ride a cowboy! It's time to mosey on down to the Pond this weekend for the first of our two western themed weekends. Extended country dancing, line dancing and much more. Saturday night is our Brokeback Bunkhouse Party in the Barn with extended country dancing & line dancing. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jun 19 - 28 (Fri - Sun) - Toronto Pride (Toronto, ON, Canada) Passports now required for border crossing. Phone: (416) 927-7433. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.pridetoronto.com/.

Jun 20 (Sat) - Summer Kick Off Swimwear Night (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jun 21 (Sun) - FACE Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Don't miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests the third Sunday of the month at 11 PM. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 23 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Griffin Room at Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA 16507) 7 PM. Help us get out the print edition of Erie Gay News. We'll be folding and distributing the copies. All ages welcome! It is also a great way to hang out and chat with folks! You can also sign up for the Erie GLBT News and Events list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 454-2005. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheratoneriebayfront.com/.

Jun 23 (Tue) - PFLAG Meeting in Meadville (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. The meeting is co-sponsored by Stone United Methodist Church and Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville. For more info, call (814) 724-6736 or email [email protected] (Stone UMC), or Rev. Carmen Emerson (814-724-4023 ext. 302, [email protected] or (814) 724-4023 (UU Meadville.) Contact: Sarah Roncolata. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.

Jun 24 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-C.

Jun 26 - 28 (Fri - Sun) - CONSTRUCTION ZONE WEEKEND - Amateur Strip Contest (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) It's hard hats & hard bodies so follow the detour as all roads lead to Jones Pond this weekend. Get out your construction gear & workbooks and meet us at the Pond for our Construction Zone Dance Saturday night. Saturday at midnight it's time to strip off the construction gear and join in our amateur strip contest. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jun 27 (Sat) - 27th Annual Cleveland Pride Parade, Rally & Festival (Cleveland, OH) Browse to http://www.clevelandpride.org/.

Jun 27 (Sat) - Underwear I Boots & Boxers (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jun 27 (Sat) - TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 5 PM. Transfamily of Erie is a support group dedicated to providing safe, supportive space for transgender, gender non-conforming, gender-questioning, and intersex people and their loved ones in Erie County and the surrounding region. Whether you are a trans man, trans woman, non-binary or genderqueer individual, crossdresser or someone just looking for a little information, Transfamily hopes to provide a judgment-free environment where you can openly express yourself in whatever way feels right to you. Transfamily also welcomes people of all races, ages, religions, and sexualities. (We recognize that many people may not be comfortable with their status as a trans* individual being made public and exercise the greatest discretion toward the privacy of our attendants.) Refreshments are provided. Attendants are encouraged to bring something to share with the group, but this is not required. Transfamily meetings are held from 2-5pm on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Mental Health Association of Northwest PA building (1101 Peach St. Erie, PA, 16501). Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 1. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Jun 27 (Sat) - Erie Sisters meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters is a local transgender support group that provides support and encouragement for both MTF and FTM transgender individuals. The group meets for discussion the fourth Saturday of each month at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church; 7180 Perry Highway, Erie PA, followed by dinner at a local restaurant and dancing at The Zone Dance Club. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Jun 28 (Sun) - Miss Erie Pageant (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Jun 30 (Tue) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. Affirming the spirituality of all LGBTQ people, their friends and allies. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork.

July 2015

Jul 2 - 5 (Thu - Sun) - Red, White & Boys - 300 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Our busiest and most popular weekend of the season helps us kick off summer but pace yourselves boys, there is a lot going on at the Pond this weekend. Three amazing days of fun as we continue with our 25th anniversary celebrations. The highlight of the weekend is our Red, White & Boys Block Party sponsored by the 300 Block of Seasonals. Free food, drinks and thousands of dollars in prizes to be won. Of course you know an afternoon T-Dance will also be on the schedule. Book early, this weekend sells out very early in the season. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 3 (Fri) - Holiday Weekend Dance (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 3 (Fri) - Independence Day Weekend Dance Friday and Saturday Night! (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 4 (Sat) - Red, White and Blue Dance (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 5 (Sun) - PFLAG Butler meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 5 PM - 8 PM. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/.

Jul 6 - 10 (Mon - Fri) - VACATION WEEK - Kicking off summer with 5 days of fun (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Vacation week at Jones Pond brings a host of activities and events each and every day. Some of our past events have included steak dinners, spa activities, pool games, road trips to local attractions and a host of planned and spontaneous parties and events. Spend some time with us at Jones Pond for vacation week, your perfect get-a-way! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 8 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-C.

Jul 10 - 12 (Fri - Sun) - ILLUMINATION WEEKEND - Christmas in July (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) We are celebrating Christmas early this year and lighting up the park to celebrate 25 years of Jones Pond. Get out your Christmas lights and decorations and prepare your sites for our annual Illumination Contest. Prizes for best seasonal and weekend site. Whether you are in a trailer, a cabin or a tent help us light up the park! Saturday night the fun continues with our Christmas themed dance - wear your christmas colors of Red, Green or White to the Barn as we continue the celebration. Merry Christmas boys! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 11 (Sat) - Bare as You Dare! Party (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 12 (Sun) - LBT Women meets (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Meets 2nd Sunday of the month at noon at Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie PA. Also has other events. Sign up for email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com/ Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 833-2739. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/brewhahaerie.

Jul 13 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News August 2015 print edition (Erie Gay News, 1115 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502-1105) Please have all articles, ads, and submissions in by this date. This issue will be released the evening of July 21. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Jul 13 (Mon) - PFLAG Erie/Crawford County meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM at Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie PA. Also meets 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St. Meadville, PA. Contact: Alex Sphon. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Jul 14 (Tue) - Youngstown PFLAG meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6:30 PM. If you're GLBT, a parent of someone who is, or an ally and you're looking for emotional support, we encourage you to attend Youngstown PFLAG's monthly support group. You will be surrounded by understanding peers from the valley who will be able to listen and help. Support groups are open to the public, and it starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. Contact: Marguerite Felice. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Jul 17 - 19 (Fri - Sun) - BEAR WEEKEND - Bears in the Woods & Polar Bear White Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Celebrating 25 years of Bears at Jones Pond, it's our annual Bears In The Woods weekend at the park. There will be a sloth of Bears from Rochester, Buffalo, Toronto and a host of other cities. Saturday night is our Polar Bear White Party in the Barn. Bring on those sexy Bears! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 17 - 18 (Fri - Sat) - Island Heat Weekend (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Don't miss Island Heat Weekend at the Zone. Don't let summer be a Bummer and come to the island and celebrate with some great summer drinks, great friends, and a fun night of dancing! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Jul 18 (Sat) - Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) Annual Afternoon for Equality (21 La Rue Dix, 21 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 397-2910. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.21laruedix.com/.

Jul 18 (Sat) - Underwear II Jockstraps Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 19 (Sun) - PFLAG Butler Annual Rainbow Community Picnic (Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd, Butler, PA 16001) 1 PM - 5 PM. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 284-5383. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/. Browse to venue web site https://www.visitbutlercounty.com/attractions/alameda-park.

Jul 19 (Sun) - FACE Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Don't miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests the third Sunday of the month at 11 PM. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jul 21 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Griffin Room at Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA 16507) 7 PM. Help us get out the print edition of Erie Gay News. We'll be folding and distributing the copies. All ages welcome! It is also a great way to hang out and chat with folks! You can also sign up for the Erie GLBT News and Events list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 454-2005. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheratoneriebayfront.com/.

Jul 22 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-C.

Jul 24 - 26 (Fri - Sun) - SUMMER BEACH PARTY - 600 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Summer is heating up this weekend at Jones Pond. Saturday afternoon is our Summer Beach Party sponsored by the 600 block of seasonals. Plenty of food & drinks and prizes to be won! Then it is time to get out your sexiest or most outrageous swimwear and join VJ Ben on the dance floor for our Summer Beach Wear Dance Party. Summer is far from over boys...it's time to heat things up at the Pond! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 25 (Sat) - Christmas in July (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Gift Exchange 8 pm Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 25 (Sat) - TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 5 PM. Transfamily of Erie is a support group dedicated to providing safe, supportive space for transgender, gender non-conforming, gender-questioning, and intersex people and their loved ones in Erie County and the surrounding region. Whether you are a trans man, trans woman, non-binary or genderqueer individual, crossdresser or someone just looking for a little information, Transfamily hopes to provide a judgment-free environment where you can openly express yourself in whatever way feels right to you. Transfamily also welcomes people of all races, ages, religions, and sexualities. (We recognize that many people may not be comfortable with their status as a trans* individual being made public and exercise the greatest discretion toward the privacy of our attendants.) Refreshments are provided. Attendants are encouraged to bring something to share with the group, but this is not required. Transfamily meetings are held from 2-5pm on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Mental Health Association of Northwest PA building (1101 Peach St. Erie, PA, 16501). Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 1. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Jul 25 (Sat) - Erie Sisters meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters is a local transgender support group that provides support and encouragement for both MTF and FTM transgender individuals. The group meets for discussion the fourth Saturday of each month at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church; 7180 Perry Highway, Erie PA, followed by dinner at a local restaurant and dancing at The Zone Dance Club. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.


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