February 2015

Feb 20 - Mar 14 (Fri - Sat) - Terrance McNally's Mothers and Sons (Buffalo United Artists, 672 Main St, Buffalo, NY) Phone: (716) 886-9239. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.buffalobua.org.

March 2015

Mar 3 (Tue) - GEAE presents The New Black screening (Franklin G Pogue Student Center, 405 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA 16444) 6:30 PM - 9 PM. Join Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) in watching The New Black, an award-winning documentary followed by a panel discussion with Rev. Dr. Parris Baker, Rev. Dr. Richard McCarty, and Rev. Sonny Concepcion. The documentaary will be shown . at the Pogue Student Center at Edinboro University from 6:30-8pm, followed by a panel discussion from 8:15-9pm. The New Black tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights.
 This screening is sponsored by the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality and the Edinboro University Department of Social Work. It is DIME Eligible for University Diversity Council. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 732-2842. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/student_affairs/student_.

Mar 4 (Wed) - LBT Women go to Film at the Erie Art Museum (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 7 PM. Doors open 6 PM, Film at 7 PM. Admission is $5. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-5477. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieartmuseum.org.

Mar 6 - 14 (Fri - Sat) - Mass Appeal (Sanctuary of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 410 North Main Street,, Jamestown, NY 14701) Director: Steven Michael Cobb, priests: Lars Benson and Deacon Pierce 7:00pm. There will be a special dinner and ticket package Also be a ticket package to the show sans dinner for $10 . Discussion after show Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 499-5142
. Venue Phone: (716) 483-6405. Browse to venue web site http://stlukesjamestown.org/wordpress/.

Mar 6 (Fri) - LBT Women go to Gallery Crawl (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 7 PM - 10 PM. Wisit local art galleries as well as the Erie Art Museum. All are free and many will serve beverages and snacks. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-5477. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieartmuseum.org.

Mar 7 (Sat) - Chinese Auction Bingo (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Mar 8 (Sun) - LBT Women meets (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 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. Following meeting, we will go to the Erie Art Museum. Free every 2nd Sunday. 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.

Mar 8 (Sun) - March Against Crime 5k Run/Walk (Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Dr #1, Erie, PA 16507) 9 AM. Fee: $25. ERC members may deduct $2. Includes Long Sleeve T-Shirt. After the race, warm up in the Rotary Pavilion by the roaring fire and enjoy light refreshments. Indoor restrooms are available. Registration by February 19th guarantees a spot in the race and the premium, Prizes will be awarded to overall winners for the 5k run and 5k walk, as well as winners in different age/gender categories. All proceeds benefit Crime Victim Center, serving Erie County since 1973. Contact: Martine Holquist. Phone: (814) 455-9414. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://register.bigwhitetrailer.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Mar 9 (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.

Mar 10 (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/.

Mar 11 (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.

Mar 11 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner (Serafini's Italian Restaurant, 2642 W 12th St, Erie, PA 16505) 7 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) 838 - 8111. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://serafinisrestaurant.com/.

Mar 11 (Wed) - LBT Women go to Film at Erie Art Museum (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 7 PM. Doors open 6 PM, Film at 7 PM. Admission is $5. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-5477. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieartmuseum.org.

Mar 11 (Wed) - Theology on Tap meets (Andy's Pub, 3866 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509) 7 PM. Look for us downstairs! Venue Phone: (814) 864-9007. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.andyspub.com/.

Mar 14 (Sat) - LBT Women go to Maple Taste and Tour (Erie, PA) We will head to some of the local Maple producing locations to taste their local made maple products  and tour their facilities. www.pamaple.org Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

Mar 14 (Sat) - Our 4 year Anniversary Party and St. Patrick's Day Party (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Mar 14 (Sat) - The O'Zone Party (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Come get some Luck O The Irish at the O'Zone Saint Patrick's Day Party! Try some green beer and have some fun dancing the night away! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Mar 14 (Sat) - Veronyca's Showgirls: Drag Gone Wild - Veronyca Edition (Speed Trap Restaurant, 543 Spittler Lane, Limestone, NY) 10 PM. $6 cover. Venue Phone: (716) 771-2711. Browse to venue web site http://www.speedtraprestaurant.com.

Mar 15 (Sun) - Deadline for Erie Gay News April 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 March 24. 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.

Mar 15 (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/.

Mar 17 (Tue) - Spirituality and Sexuality Discussion Group meets (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 7 PM. Every third Tuesday of the month, the Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty facilitates a discussion group on spirituality and sexuality at Community United Church (an open and affirming congregation). This group provides LGBTQA people the confidential opportunity to share questions, stories, and experiences about what it means to be both a sexual and spiritual person. Contact: Rich McCarty. Phone: 1-866-229-1974 (toll free). Venue Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: [email protected]. Browse to venue web site http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/.

Mar 18 (Wed) - LBT Women go to Film at Erie Art Museum (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 7 PM. Doors open 6 PM, Film at 7 PM. Admission is $5. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-5477. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieartmuseum.org.

Mar 21 (Sat) - LBT Women go to Musical 'Spring Awakening' (Penn State Behrend, 5103 Station Rd, Erie, PA 16563) Watch  our Facebook for ticket sale date information. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://psbehrend.psu.edu/.

Mar 21 (Sat) - Toga Party (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Mar 21 (Sat) - Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) Gives Back (Maennerchor Club, 1607 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 4:30 PM. This benefits Mental Health Association of NW PA (MHA) and we are asking people to bring donations of boots, gloves, and laptops (see the MHA website at http://www.mhanp.org for the laptop program needs). Staff of the MHA will be there and we will serve pizza and drinks. Family Friendly environment. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4731. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://eriemaennerchor.com.

Mar 21 (Sat) - Starz Presents The Green Party (Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena, 319 W 3rd St, Jamestown, NY 14701) 8 PM - 2 AM. The time has come! The number one party and show ever in the Southern Tier: Starz has returned with a new host, Erie's Bad Girl Jill Jamison, and they are throwing a St. Patrick's Day themed party at a new location - The Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena; Arena Club and Lounge! The hottest dance music and tons of superstar performers you'll have to see to believe! $5 cover at the door, 50/50, silent auction, prizes! Great drink prices. Great cause! All proceeds benefit the Jamestown Pride Society! Event runs 8pm-2am. 8-10 pm is social hour, music starts at 10 pm, shows at 11pm and 1am! Contact: Jason A Perdue. Phone: (716) 397-2452. Venue Phone: (716) 484-2624. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jamestownpride.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.jamestownarena.com/.

Mar 22 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Eostre Celebration (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm, ritual at 6:00pm, potluck to follow. Contact: Rev. Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.whisperinglakegrove.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Mar 24 (Tue) - Community Awareness Night (Blasco Memorial Erie County Public Library, 160 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507) 5 PM - 7 PM. Learn about the free services offered by Crime Victim Center, Bradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center, and Northwestern Legal Services.  Additionally, those in attendance will be educated on the latest best practices and prevention skills related to child safety, internet and cybercrimes, and victim’s legal rights. Contact: Paul Lukach. Phone: (814) 455-9414. Venue Phone: (814) 451-6900. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.erielibrary.org/.

Mar 24 (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/.

Mar 24 (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 (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/.

Mar 25 (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.

Mar 25 (Wed) - LBT Women go to Film at Erie Art Museum (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 7 PM. Doors open 6 PM, Film at 7 PM. Admission is $5. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-5477. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieartmuseum.org.

Mar 27 - Apr 11 (Fri - Sat) - BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Plays 2015 (Buffalo United Artists, 672 Main St, Buffalo, NY) Phone: (716) 886-9239. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.buffalobua.org.

Mar 27 - Apr 19 (Fri - Sun) - Play: See Alice Run (All An Act Theatre, 652 W 17th St, Erie, PA 16502) Phone: (814) 450-8553. Browse to http://www.allanact.net/.

Mar 27 (Fri) - LBT Women go to play 'Third' (Dramashop, 1001 State Street 2nd Floor, Erie, PA 16501) 7:30 PM. Meet at 7:30 at 1001 State Street Cost $12 purchased online in advance or $15 at the door. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://dramashop.org/.

Mar 28 (Sat) - Drag Show (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Mar 28 (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/.

Mar 28 (Sat) - Dreams of Hope Absolute Motown Annual Fundraiser and Auction (Rodef Shalom Synagogue, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213) 7 PM - 10 PM. Pittsburgh’s only arts-focused LGBTQA youth organization, Dreams of Hope, will host their annual fundraiser, Absolute Motown. Join us for an evening of food, libations, music, live performance, and dance – while we honor Betty Hill, Executive Director of Persad Center, with the Dreams of Hope Champion Award. Be serenaded by Etta Cox and Friends, enjoy a performance by the theatriQ Youth Performance Ensemble, and join in both live and silent auctions – with award-winning artist Alexi Morrissey serving as auctioneer. General admission includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and desserts. VIP Pre-party features specially crafted VIP hors d'oeuvre, photo opportunities with Etta Cox, and all-evening access to open bar. $75 General Admission, $150. VIP Pre-party at 6:00 p.m. Phone: (412) 361-2065. Venue Phone: (412) 621-6566. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.dreamsofhope.org. Browse to venue web site https://rodefshalom.org/.

Mar 28 (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.

Mar 31 (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.

April 2015

Apr 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/.

Apr 7 - Apr 19 (Tue - Sat) - Kinky Boots (Connor Palace Theater, 1615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115) KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in commom than they ever dreamed possible... proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony®-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony®-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony® winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who've discovered why - sometimes - the best way to fit in is to stand out! Browse to http://www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/kinky-boots. Browse to venue web site http://www.playhousesquare.org/venues/detail/palace-theatre.

Apr 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.

Apr 9 (Thu) - Drenched Fur 11 (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) Erie's annual Bear event. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 833-1116. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.belaireclarion.com/.

Apr 11 (Sat) - Veronyca's Showgirls People's Choice Awards (Speed Trap Restaurant, 543 Spittler Lane, Limestone, NY) 10 PM. $6 cover. Venue Phone: (716) 771-2711. Browse to venue web site http://www.speedtraprestaurant.com.

Apr 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.

Apr 13 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News May 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 April 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.

Apr 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.

Apr 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/.

Apr 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/.

Apr 21 (Tue) - Spirituality and Sexuality Discussion Group meets (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) Every third Tuesday of the month, the Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty facilitates a discussion group on spirituality and sexuality at Community United Church (an open and affirming congregation). This group provides LGBTQA people the confidential opportunity to share questions, stories, and experiences about what it means to be both a sexual and spiritual person. Contact: Rich McCarty. Phone: 1-866-229-1974 (toll free). Venue Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: [email protected]. Browse to venue web site http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/.

Apr 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/.

Apr 22 (Wed) - Whispering Lake Grove Earth Day Celebration (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Our doors will be open at 5:00pm with an outdoor ritual at 6:00pm. Contact: Rev. Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.whisperinglakegrove.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Apr 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.

Apr 25 (Sat) - Camp Davis Opening Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Camp Opens for Seasonals at 10 AM – No Dance – Dinner for Seasonals 5 PM Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Apr 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/.

Apr 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.

Apr 26 (Sun) - Johnny Mathis in Erie (Warner Theatre, 811 State St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-4857. Browse to http://www.erieevents.com/about/warner_theatre.htm.

Apr 27 (Mon) - Camp Davis Opens to the public (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) 10 AM. Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Apr 28 (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.

Apr 28 (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 (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/.

May 2015

May 1 - 3 (Fri - Sun) - OPENING WEEKEND - Welcome Back Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Welcome to Season 25 at Jones Pond - our silver anniversary! This is a special season for us at Jones Pond as we celebrate 25 years of camping and friendship. In addition to our first dances and campfires of the season, we will also be hosting our annual Cinco de Mayo Cocktail party on Saturday afternoon in the Cafe. Welcome back boys and get ready for an amazing 2015 silver anniversary season. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.


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