October 2014

Oct 22 - 26 (Wed - Sun) - Cabaret (Mercyhurst University, Taylor Little Theatre, 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546) Cost: $15; $10, senior citizens and students; $5, youth and Mercyhurst students. Phone: (814) 824-2000. Browse to http://www.mercyhurst.edu.

Oct 24 - 25 (Fri - Sat) - Rocky Horror Picture Show (Barrow Civic Theatre, 1223 Liberty St, Franklin, PA 16323) Phone: (814) 437-3440. Browse to http://www.barrowtheatre.com/.

Oct 25 (Sat) - Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing-Along (Academy Theatre, 275 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335) Phone: (814) 337-8211. Browse to http://www.theacademytheatre.org
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Oct 25 (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/.

Oct 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.

Oct 26 (Sun) - Diversity Sunday (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 11 AM. Sermon by Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty Contact: Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty. Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/.

Oct 26 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Samhain Celebration (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open 5PM, pre-briefing 5:30, ritual 6:00pm potluck after. Whispering Lake Grove, A.D.F. is a chartered subsidiary, branch and/or division of Ar nDraioct Fein, A Druid Fellowship, Inc. 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.

Oct 28 (Tue) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network (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.

Oct 28 (Tue) - PFLAG Meeting in Meadville (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. NEW! There will now be a PFLAG meeting the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in Meadville. 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: Susan Roncola. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1478343882449742/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.

Oct 29 (Wed) - LBT Women of Erie go to Film at the Erie Art Museum (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 6 PM. Doors open 6, movie starts at 7. Cost 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.

Oct 31 - Nov 1 (Fri - Sat) - Zone Haunted Castle Weekend (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Don't miss Erie's biggest Halloween Party Weekend! Enter the haunted castle, but beware of the fire-breathing dragon! Costume judging on the ballroom floor on Saturday night! Prizes for the best costumes! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

November 2014

Nov 2 (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/.

Nov 4 (Tue) - General Election 7 AM - 8 PM. Please remember to vote! Voters Guide in November's EGN, out on October 23. Read Voters Guide in November issue of Erie Gay News here. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201411votersguide.

Nov 5 (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.

Nov 5 (Wed) - LBT Women of Erie go to Film at the Erie Art Museum (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 6 PM. Doors open 6, movie starts at 7. $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.

Nov 7 (Fri) - G2H2/ERIE - November Let's Give Thanks Event (Bullfrog Bar, 3866 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509) 6 PM - 8 PM. As the holiday season approaches, let's be thankful for what we have, like the friends and acquaintances we meet at our monthly events, and all the strides being made for the LGBT communities. This month we go back to Bull Frog Bar for some fun, food, libations, and pool if you like. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9007. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/723340101084409. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andys-Pub-Bullfrog-Bar/252630.

Nov 9 (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.

Nov 10 (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.

Nov 12 (Wed) - Gray Pride Thanksgiving Potluck (Lakewood Senior Center West, 16924 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH) 6 PM. Gray Pride is a friendly monthly gathering of GLBT seniors.

Nov 12 (Wed) - LBT Women go to Film at Erie Art Museum (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 6 PM. Doors open 6, movie starts at 7. $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.

Nov 15 (Sat) - Deadline for Erie Gay News December 2014 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 November 25. 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.

Nov 16 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Rite of Offering (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm, pre-briefing at 5:30pm and ritual at 6:00pm with potluck dinner to follow ritual. Whispering Lake Grove, A.D.F. exists as a chartered subsidiary, branch and/or division of Ar nDraioct Fein, A Druid Fellowship, Inc. 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.

Nov 16 (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/.

Nov 18 (Tue) - LBT Women go to Penn State Behrend Women's Basketball vs Thiel (Junker Center at Penn State Behrend, 5103 Station Rd, Erie, PA 16563) 6 PM. $3 admission 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/.

Nov 18 (Tue) - Bears Do Dinner (Pufferbelly Restaurant, 414 French Street, Erie, PA 16507) 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) 454-1557. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/658933160888869/. Browse to venue web site http://thepufferbelly.com/.

Nov 18 (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/.

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 19 (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/.

Nov 19 (Wed) - LBT Women go to Film at Erie Art Museum (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 6 PM. Doors open 6, movie starts at 7. $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.

Nov 20 (Thu) - Transgender Day of Remembrance Annual event to to memorialize those killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

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 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/.

Nov 25 (Tue) - PFLAG meeting in Meadville (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. NEW! There will now be a PFLAG meeting the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in Meadville. 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: Susan Roncola. 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/.

December 2014

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

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 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 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) - 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/.


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