December 2014

Dec 19 (Fri) - FroZone Diva Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Dec 19 (Fri) - Surprise Party for our Military (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.

Dec 20 (Sat) - FroZone XmasParty (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Dec 20 (Sat) - Gift Exchange (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.

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

Dec 23 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 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) - Zone Open Christmas Eve (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

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 25 (Thu) - 'The Imitation Game' opens nationwide Based on the life of pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code that helped the Allies win the WWII, only to later be criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. Browse to http://theimitationgamemovie.com.

Dec 25 (Thu) - Zone Open Christmas Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Dec 26 (Fri) - Christmas Ball (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.

Dec 27 (Sat) - Drag Show & Joshua's Birthday (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.

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

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.

Dec 31 (Wed) - Let It Go New Year's Eve Party (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Dec 31 (Wed) - New Year's Eve Gala: Nine in Concert (Erie Playhouse, 13 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501) Contact: Richard Davis. Phone: (814)454-2852. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.erieplayhouse.org/.

Dec 31 (Wed) - New Year's Eve 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.

Dec 31 (Wed) - Community Board Game Night (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 10:30 PM. $5 donation. Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/.

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 9 (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/523144001155608. Browse to venue web site http://www.thezonedanceclub.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) 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.

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 14 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner (Victor's at Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 7 PM. Join the Bears for a night of food and fun. Dinner is on your own. 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/.

Jan 18 (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/.

Jan 20 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Griffin Room at Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA 16507) 7 PM. NOTE NEW LOCATION! 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/.

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/.

Jan 20 (Tue) - Prayer Vigil to End Hatred (Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel , 512 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 7:30 PM. This is a Gannon tradition and is organized by L.I.F.E. Browse to http://www.gannon.edu/About-Gannon/Mary-Seat-of-Wisdom-Chapel.

Jan 24 (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/.

Jan 24 (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.

Jan 25 (Sun) - Focusing with Art Making for Emotional Self Healing (Expressive Therapies Center, 103 West Normal Street, Edinboro, PA 16412) 3 PM - 5 PM. When we experience trauma, grief, stress, or other emotions, those feeling are stored in our physical bodies, often causing headaches, tiredness, and body aches. Focusing is a gentle yet powerful skill for tapping into your body's wisdom to make positive changes in your life. Focusing is a way of listening to your body with compassion, without assumptions or judgment. In this workshop, we will learn more about focusing, practice listening to ourselves and creating visual art and/or writing as a way to further explore what we are hearing. $30.00 per person. Contact: Dr. Penny Orr, ATR-BC, ATCS . Phone: (814) 873-3092. Email: [email protected].

Jan 27 (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.

Jan 27 (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/.

Jan 28 (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.

February 2015

Feb 1 (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/.

Feb 5 (Thu) - Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding 8 PM. 90-minute special on E!

Feb 6 - 15 (Fri - Sun) - Avenue Q (Academy Theatre, 275 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335) Phone: (814) 337-8211. Browse to http://www.theacademytheatre.org
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Feb 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. 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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/.

Feb 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.

Feb 15 (Sun) - ABBA the Concert Tribute (Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) THE CONCERT – ABBA THE CONCERT a Tribute to ABBA, featuring The Visitors, was formed in 1996 and quickly became known for its fantastic ABBA-sound and the stunning live “ABBA-esque” performance. The audience and press all agreed – “this is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get.” “THE CONCERT – ABBA THE CONCERT a Tribute to ABBA”, will bring one of the GREATEST pop phenomenons in the history of music back to life. In total, the group has performed in more than 20 countries around the world and has done more than 1,000 shows. During these tours the show has always consisted of two ORIGINAL MEMBERS of the original ABBA rhythm section. THE CONCERT – ABBA THE CONCERT a Tribute to ABBA”, continues to be the TOP Abba tribute group in the world while dazzling all who see with their fantastic performance while playing the most ICONIC hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,”and “Dancing Queen.” Browse to venue web site http://www.trustarts.org/visit/facilities/byham.

Feb 15 (Sun) - Deadline for Erie Gay News March 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 February 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.

Feb 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/.


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