November 2014

Nov 19 - 23 (Wed - Sun) - Lake Erie Gala (Avalon Hotel & Conference Center, 16 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) Annual event for Erie Sisters Transgender Support Group. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 459-2220. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.avalonerie.com.

Nov 22 (Sat) - TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1011 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/.

Nov 23 (Sun) - Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil (Avalon Hotel & Conference Center, 16 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) 1 PM. TransFamily of Erie and Erie Sisters transgender support groups host a candlelight vigil in the Avalon Hotel courtyard to memorialize those killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 459-2220. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://ww.transgenderdor.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.avalonerie.com.

Nov 23 (Sun) - Thanksgiving Dinner and a Movie (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6 PM. You are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner and a movie hosted by The Pride Center of Greater Youngstown and Youngstown PFLAG. This event is to support members of our LGBT community who are looking for a meal and support during the holiday season. 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/.

Nov 25 (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.

Nov 25 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1011 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 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 athttp://lists.eriegaynews.com Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 1. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

December 2014

Dec 1 (Mon) - World AIDS Day Browse to http://www.worldaidsday.org/.

Dec 5 (Fri) - 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. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1497334497201349. Browse to venue web site http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Dec 6 (Sat) - Kierra Darshell presents A Night of Songs Starring Jason Walker (Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) 9:30 PM. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 9:30 PM. Showtime is 10:30 PM. Browse to http://www.jasonwalkermusic.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.trustarts.org/visit/facilities/cabaret/.

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

Dec 8 (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) 314-9259. 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.

Dec 9 (Tue) - Community United Church: Theology on Tap (Andy's Pub, 3866 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509) Theology is the discussion of divine things. Essentially, it is what a person believes about God/The Divine and the relationship of The Divine with the universe (or lack thereof). It is natural to have questions, to not know exactly what you believe or to be confused by conflicting things you have been taught. Come grab a drink in a public and relaxing atmosphere, gathering with friends to ask your questions and share your insights and experiences. As the conversation flows, we will challenge, encourage and teach one another without a set curriculum, reading assignments or the pressure of "finding the right answer." People of all faiths are welcome to come and share their thoughts. Contact: Jodi Shay. Phone: (814) 864-4429. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9007. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andys-Pub-Bullfrog-Bar/252630.

Dec 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/.

Dec 9 (Tue) - Speaker Series: Laverne Cox: Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood (Penn State Behrend, Junker Center, 5103 Station Rd, Erie, PA 16563) 7:30 PM. Laverne Cox, the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, will discuss her life story when the 2014-15 Speaker Series resumes at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Her presentation, "Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood," is free and open to the public. Browse to http://psbehrend.psu.edu/.

Dec 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.

Dec 12 (Fri) - LBT Women go to Christmas Tree Ship (Erie Maritime Museum, 150 E Front St #100, Erie, PA 16507) 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Meet at 5:10 in front of the Gift shop. Santa arrives at 5:45. Free, family friendly event. Children activities and see the Niagara decorated for Christmas. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 452-2744. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.flagshipniagara.org/.

Dec 14 (Sun) - Deadline for Erie Gay News January 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 December 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.

Dec 16 (Tue) - Bears Do Dinner (McGarry's Oakwood Cafe, 1624 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 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) 866-0552. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/573854492744857. Browse to venue web site http://oakwoodcafe.happytables.com/.

Dec 16 (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 Roncolato. 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/.

Dec 16 (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/.

Dec 17 (Wed) - GEAE Monthly Happy Hour/Erie Community Service Project (Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 5 PM - 8 PM. GEAE provides light snacks and water-—all are welcome. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 459-4276. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.calamaris-squidrow.com/.

Dec 21 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE (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/.

Dec 23 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1011 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 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 athttp://lists.eriegaynews.com Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 1. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Dec 24 (Wed) - Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 8 PM. Contact: Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty. Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/.

Dec 27 (Sat) - TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1011 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/.

Dec 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.

Dec 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.

January 2015

Jan 4 (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/.

Jan 11 (Sun) - Annual LBT WOMEN OF ERIE Holiday dinner (Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 5 PM. We will hold our monthly meeting at the dinner. Please r.s.v.p to Barb and Robin 455-3127 or at [email protected] by December 15. We will be having a $10 gift exchange. If you want to participate bring a gift and you will in turn receive a gift. Contact: Barb and Robin. Phone: (814) 455-3127. Venue Phone: (814) 459-4276. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/812455942151106/. Browse to venue web site http://www.calamaris-squidrow.com/.

Jan 12 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News February 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 January 20. 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.

Jan 12 (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) 314-9259. 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.

Jan 13 (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/.

Jan 14 (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.

Jan 18 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE (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/.

Jan 20 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1011 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 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) 452-4462 ext 1. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Jan 20 (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/.


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