March 2015

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 29 (Sun) - Sunday Service: Gender Stories and Journeys (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 10:30 AM. Guest Speaker: Susan Galle-Boyko, MA. Susan Galle-Boyko will lead us on a journey to understand gender in the twenty-first century. Gender is no longer a binary construct where we are limited to fitting into a female or male role. Through research and personal communications, Susan will explore gender today and how several of our UU sources and UU principles promote resiliency in gender identity development. Musicians: Margo Wolfe and Willow Hurlburt. Service Assistant: Mary Zuck. Service Coordinator: Willow Hurlburt Phone: (814) 864-9300. Browse to 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 1 (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.

Apr 2 - 3 (Thu - Fri) - Sexuality and Gender Studies Conference at Penn State (Penn State Behrend - Reed Union Building, 5103 Station Rd, Erie, PA 16563) Faculty, staff and students will gather together for "Telling Our Stories."at the Reed Union Building at Penn State Behrend begining Thursday, April 2 at 10 AM to Friday, April 3 at 5 PM. Panels and workshops are free and open to the public. Anyone is warmly welcomed to attend! Contact: Sarah Whitney. Phone: (814) 898-6158. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://psbehrend.psu.edu/school-of-humanities-social-sciences/programs-events-1/sexuality-and-gender-studies-conference.

Apr 3 (Fri) - Adult Easter Egg Hunt (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.

Apr 3 (Fri) - Zone Diva Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Apr 3 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) Out of Hibernation / Spring Has Sprung Event (Gigliotti's, 1325 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 8 PM. It's been a long, hard winter, but it's time to come out of hibernation. Stop by for a good stiff drink (or just come for the conversation and fun). Whatever suits your fancy. Venue Phone: (814) 528-5209. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/788884797867153/. Browse to venue web site http://www.gigliottiserie.com/.

Apr 4 (Sat) - Easter Bunny at the Lounge (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.

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 8 (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.

Apr 8 (Wed) - Theology on Tap (Molly Brannigans, 506 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 7 PM. Though most of us has some form of Christian theology, people of all faiths are welcome to join us to discuss whatever theological questions are on your minds as we relax around a table with beverages of choice in hand. We are not seeking to convert anyone or convince everyone to agree on the same "answer." We are simply providing the opportunity to question, wonder, explore and learn from each other's experiences, beliefs and perspectives! Venue Phone: (814) 453-7800. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1584252231790693/. Browse to venue web site http://www.mollybrannigans.com/.

Apr 8 (Wed) - Discussion: Making Queer and Feminist Movements More Inclusive (SUNY Fredonia, McEwen Room 209, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia, NY 14063) 7:30 PM. Features Julia Serano, an acclaimed writer, performer and speaker. Her subjects of expertise include, sex, gender, sexuality, feminism, queer, transgender, bisexual and activism. Part of SUNY Fredonia "Herstory Month" celebration. All events are open to the public. Contact: Rae Ongley. Phone: (716) 673-3111 . Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://home.fredonia.edu/.

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 10 (Fri) - Open Mic Night (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.

Apr 10 (Fri) - TRON: GLOW Party/Bear Bar Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Part of Drenched Fur 11 80's themed weekend. Come show off your favorite glow items and apparel for hours of fun dancing to the retro music with cover charge at the door. Guests are welcome to support this year's charity, Erie's own Community Health Net by making a $1 donation and putting their name on display around the bar. 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.

Apr 11 (Sat) - Charade Game (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.

Apr 11 - 12 (Sat - Sun) - North Coast Men's Chorus - Deliciously Wicked: A Broadway Revue (Regina Auditorium at Notre Dame College, 1857 S Green Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121) Sat., April 11, 2015 @ 8 PM. Sun., April 12, 2015 @ 3 PM. The Good, the Bad, the Wicked, and the Kinky? Join the men of the North Coast Men Chorus as they sing and dance their way through the amazing music of the Broadway stage. The guys will sing great music, from hits to rare gems, from shows including Pippin, Kinky Boots and, of course, Wicked! Come and experience the music and the magic of NCMC and you, too, will be changed for good (or bad, it's up to you really...) Phone: (216) 556-0590. Browse to http://www.ncmchorus.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.ncmchorus.org/tickets.html#wicked.

Apr 11 (Sat) - Drenched Fur Exclusive After Hours Splash Lagoon Event (Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park, 8091 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509) 10 PM - 2 AM. The private event is just $40 per person. If local guys wish to participate in the Splash Lagoon private event, simply come to the lobby of the water park between 10pm and 11:30pm. Payment for admission can be cash or Mastercard/Visa credit/debit cards. The Splash Lagoon event is sponsored by Drenched Fur 11 and is part of Erie's Bear Run Weekend. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.splashlagoon.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 15 (Wed) - GEAE Celebrate Night (Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 7 PM. In 2015, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) is hosting four GEAE Celebrate nights at Calamari's Squid Row, honoring LGBT Icons and Allies of Erie. The first GEAE Celebrate Night is April 15 at 7:00pm. We will be honoring Michael Mahler for his many years of LGBT activism.  Appetizers provided and cash bar available. 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/.

Apr 15 (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.

Apr 16 (Thu) - Primary Candidate Forum (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 6:30 PM. NW PA Pride Alliance Inc and the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA will be co-sponsoring a Spring candidate forum. Doors open at 5:30 and parking is available on street and in the Toni & Guy parking lot. Candidates for Erie City and Erie County councils will be invited. Candidates will be asked questions by a moderator and attendees are encouraged to provide questions for the moderator. The event provides constituents the opportunity to meet local politicians and hear their views on topics concerning the LGBTQ, mental health and Erie City & County communities as a whole. Light refreshments will be provided and the event is free and open to the public. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 1. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1560060187581704/. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Apr 17 (Fri) - Wild Hair Night (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.

Apr 18 (Sat) - In-door Badminton (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.

Apr 18 (Sat) - LBT Women go to Yahn Planetarium (Penn State Behrend, 5103 Station Rd, Erie, PA 16563) 1 PM. Cost $5. Show at 1p.m. Meet at entrance at 12:30 p.m. 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/.

Apr 19 (Sun) - FACE Drag Show - Drag Roulette (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 20 (Mon) - Bears Do Dinner (Like My Thai?, 827 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6:30 PM - 8 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) 504-6281. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/595321663900885/. Browse to venue web site http://www.likemythai.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 22 (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.

Apr 23 (Thu) - Crime Victim Center of Erie County 3rd Annual Speaker Series (Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassfras Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6:30 PM. Crime Victim Center of Erie County will host our third annual speaker series featuring former NHL Star Theo Fleury as the keynote speaker at the Bayfront Convention Center at 6:30 p.m. This event will allow Mr. Fleury to share his story of overcoming child abuse to become a hockey superstar and will help us educate the public on the services we provide to our community. Awareness and prevention education are the focus this year and we hope the public will walk away with a grasp of the impact that prevention can have in our community. As part of this annual speaker series, we’ve invited Mr. Fleury to share his story during the day on April 23rd as an assembly at one of our local school districts. His perspective, competitive drive, and compassion would be an excellent example to show our local students how to overcome great adversity in order to succeed as an adult. We will host the speaker series at the Bayfront Convention Center and we’ll expect a crowd of over 1,000 spectators, similar in size to the crowd at our Elizabeth Smart speaker series in 2013. Phone: (814) 455-9414. Venue Phone: (814) 455-1260. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.cvcerie.org/3rd-annual-speaker-series/ . Browse to venue web site http://www.bayfrontconventioncenter.com/.

Apr 24 (Fri) - Boxers Night (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.

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) - 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.

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) - ACLU NWPA Annual Meeting (Erie, PA) Keynote speaker: Vic Walczak, ACLU PA Legal Director. "From Michael Brown to Marriage Equality: The Civil Liberties Landscape in 2015" To RSVP, text or call 814-881-3788 with your name and phone number. You will receive a confirmation with full meeting details. Phone: (814) 881-3788. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.aclupa.org/chapters/northwestpa/.

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 26 (Sun) - Marriage in All 50 Candlelight Vigil (Erie Federal Courthouse, 17 S Park Row, Erie, PA 16501) 7 PM - 8 PM. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Equality Project. On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from the marriage equality cases from the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. We want to show the Court that the people are ready for marriage equality. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.paequality.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1604613213108868/.

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 27 (Mon) - Persad Center Art for Change 2015 (Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) 6 PM - 11 PM. Great art can transform the way people see the world. Join Persad Center for Art for Change 2015 and experience the power of positive change. PERSAD CENTER’s signature fundraising event will feature verbal and silent auctions of paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture and jewelry. Over 1,000 art lovers gather to bid, mingle and enjoy food from some of Pittsburgh’s finest restaurants. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit PERSAD CENTER’S Free Care Fund, serving the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV. Tickets are on sale now at persadartforchange.com. Contact: Yas Hatcher. Phone: (412) 441-9786 x226. Venue Phone: (412) 391-4600. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.persadcenter.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.501auctions.com/artforchange2015/tickets?type=14070.

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.

May 2 (Sat) - Flannels & Long Johns 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.

May 3 (Sun) - LBT Women meets - NOTE DATE CHANGE! (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Meeting moved this month because of Mother's Day. 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.

May 3 (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/.

May 3 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Beltaine Celebration (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5 PM, 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.

May 8 - 10 (Fri - Sun) - RETRO WEEKEND - Awesome 80's Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Ready to head back to the 80's? Should we play some Super Mario Bros or perhaps some Pac Man? Maybe it's time for a little Frankie Goes To Hollywood or Spandau Ballet in the Barn. This weekend we turn back time to an era that existed even before Jones Pond! We are dressing for the 80's at our Saturday night dance so whether you're wearing Linda Evan's shoulder pads or Don Johnston's white linen suit, dress for the night and we dance to music of the 80's. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 9 (Sat) - Pajama & Robe 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.

May 11 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News June 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 May 19. 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.

May 11 (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.

May 12 (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/.

May 13 (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 15 - 17 (Fri - Sun) - FRIENDS & FAMILY - 25th Anniversary Season Kick Off Party! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) We're always happy to welcome our Friends & Family to Jones Pond for the weekend and this year we are inviting them a littler earlier than usual as we want everyone to help us kick of season 25 at Jones Pond. In fact, it's a double celebration weekend. In addition to Jones Pond celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Bryan & Matt (owners) are also celebrating 25 years together! There will be a huge party in the barn Saturday night to celebrate both occasions, more details to follow but you won't want to miss this weekend! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 16 (Sat) - Springtime St. Patty’s 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.

May 17 (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/.

May 19 (Tue) - Pennsylvania Primary Election 7 AM - 8 PM. Please remember to vote!

May 19 (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/.

May 19 (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/.

May 22 - 25 (Fri - Mon) - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND - In The Navy! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) There will be plenty of seamen in the barn as we kick off summer with our first long weekend of 2015. Get out your nautical uniforms and pace yourself boys as there is a lot going on at the Pond including three dances and three campfires. Saturday night is our uniform party and dance and Sunday night join the incredible Aggy Dune as she kicks of a season of shows at the park with her friends, then strip down to your skivvies for our Go Commando Underwear Party. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 23 (Sat) - Holiday Weekend – Dance Saturday and Sunday 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 23 (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/.

May 23 (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.

May 26 (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.

May 26 (Tue) - PFLAG Meeting in Meadville (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 6 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 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.


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