April 2016

Apr 13 - Oct 30 (Wed - Sun) - We're Here: Pioneering LGBT Rights in Pennsylvania (State Museum of Pennsylvania
, 300 North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120) Open April 13 through October 30, 2016, this exhibit focuses on the equality movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the late 1960s and its progress in the Commonwealth during the 1970s. The show focuses on the partnership between dedicated LGBT activist coalitions and Governor Milton J. Shapp, leading to unprecedented executive action in Pennsylvania for LGBT equality and features photographs, documents and objects related to this movement. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), in collaboration with the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project, hosted a program at The State Museum of Pennsylvania honoring Pennsylvania’s pioneering role in LGBT rights. Phone: (717) 787-4980. Browse to http://statemuseumpa.org/.

July 2016

Jul 22 - 24 (Fri - Sun) - Summer Beach Party - 600 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Summer is heating up this weekend at Jones Pond. Friday night join us for Beach Towel Bingo in the Barn ...all you really need to wear is your towel! On Saturday afternoon it's our Summer Beach Party sponsored by the 600 block of seasonals. Plenty of food & drinks and prizes to be won! Then it is time to get out your sexiest or most outrageous swimwear and join VJ Ben on the dance floor for our Summer Beach Wear Dance Party. Summer is far from over boys...it's time to heat things up at the Pond! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 23 - Aug 14 (Sat - Sun) - Buffalo United Artists presents It's Only A Play by Terrence McNally (Buffalo United Artists, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY) It's opening night for a new Broadway play called The Golden Egg, and wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse where all of New York show biz elite has gathered. Downstairs, the celebrity guests are pouring in. But the real action is upstairs in the bedroom-where a group of insiders eagerly await the opening night reviews. It's a celebration of theater at its best, and theater people behaving their not-so-best. It's Only a Play was one of the biggest hits Broadway has seen in years. Directed by Drew McCabe. Starring Anthony Alcocer, Anthony Chase, Adam Hayes, Jimmy Janowski, Lisa Ludwig, Mary Kate O'Connell, Michael Seitz. Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 7:00 p.m. $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students. Phone: (716) 886-9239. Email: buffalobua@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.buffalobua.org.

Jul 26 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Road, 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: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1100379823362169/. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheratoneriebayfront.com/.

Jul 27 (Wed) - Spirituality in Everyday Life (Headwaters Park, 1927 Wager Rd, Erie, PA 15609) 7 PM. The Table is a common cause community (aka non-traditional faith community) that focuses on discussion and experiencing life and spirituality together. We believe in conversations rather than conversions. We believe that all people are valued and loved and deserve to be treated as such. We know that everyone has an insight, perspective, experience or brilliant idea to share with us that will enhance our learning, our growth and our spiritual journeys. Venue Phone: (814) 825-6403. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/thetableerie. Browse to venue web site http://www.headwaterspark.com/.

Jul 28 (Thu) - PFLAG Butler goes to Butler City Meeting (Butler City Building, 140 West North Street, Butler, PA 16001) 7 PM. Join us to fight for a non-discrimination ordinance. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 285-4124. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/. Browse to venue web site http://cityofbutler.org/.

Jul 29 - 31 (Fri - Sun) - Leather Weekend - Mr. Jones Pond Leather Contest (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) It's Red Hot Leather Weekend at Jones Pond featuring our Mr. Jones Pond Leather contest. We are thrilled to welcome back the amazingly sexy International Leatherboy Ian McKechnie as our host again this year. Ian has represented the leather community at events all over the USA and Canada, having won a variety of titles, and we're thrilled to welcome him back to Jones Pond. Join Ian and our reigning Mr. Jones Pond Leather Chad plus the rest of our leather boys for a red-hot weekend. Events will include leather demonstrations on Saturday afternoon and of course our Mr. Jones Pond leather contest Saturday night. Our contest will be followed by our Leather/Levi dance. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 30 (Sat) - Bar Bingo (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 30 (Sat) - Christmas in July (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Gift Exchange 8pm Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 30 (Sat) - Pride Festival of Central PA (Riverfront Park, 200 S Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17104) Admission $10, under 12 free. Phone: (717) 801-1830. Email: info@prideofcentralpa.org. Browse to http://www.centralpapridefestival.com/.

August 2016

Aug 1 - 5 (Mon - Fri) - Vacation Week - 5 days of activities and events (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Vacation week at Jones Pond brings a host of activities every day for 5 straight days at the park. Some of the events we have scheduled Monday through Friday include Hollywood Game Night, Bryan & Matt's Poolside BBQ, "Crafternoon" Crafts, JP Mini Golf Tournament and Cocktail Crawl, JP Wing Night, Home and Garden Park Tour & more. Spend some time with us at Jones Pond for vacation week, your perfect get-a-way! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 3 (Wed) - The Table: Poetry as Prayer (Veterans Park, 3735-3799 Zimmerly Rd, Erie, PA 16506) 7 PM. The Table is a common cause community (aka non-traditional faith community) that focuses on discussion and experiencing life and spirituality together. We believe in conversations rather than conversions. We believe that all people are valued and loved and deserve to be treated as such. We know that everyone has an insight, perspective, experience or brilliant idea to share with us that will enhance our learning, our growth and our spiritual journeys. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/thetableerie.

Aug 5 - 7 (Fri - Sun) - Mardi Gras Weekend - 100 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Get your beads ready boys, It's Mardi Gras Weekend at Jones Pond. We've got Bourbon Street Bingo on Friday night and then Saturday is packed with activities. First off it's our annual Golf Cart Mardi Gras Parade. Decorate your golf carts and join in the fun. Then it's time for our Mardi Gras party, hosted by the 100 block of seasonals. Tasty food, amazing prizes and lots of drinks will be served. On Saturday night it's time to turn down the lights for our Glow Party in the Barn. Paint yourself up with fluorescent paints or put on a few glow sticks and come dance the night away. Sure to be another amazing Mardi Gras Weekend at Jones Pond. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 6 (Sat) - Bare as You DARE (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 7 (Sun) - Big Gay Boat Ride 2016 'Pirates of the Niagara' (Buffalo, NY 14222) Sponsored by Imperial Court of Buffalo. Email: Info@ImperialCourtOfBuffalo.com . Browse to http://www.imperialcourtofbuffalo.com/.

Aug 7 (Sun) - TransFamily Youth Transgender Support Group meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all youth who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone 21 and younger who identifies as gender-variant. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community, and we attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender youth in Erie County. Contact: Tyler Titus. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: tylertituslpc@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/TransFamilyYouth/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Aug 7 (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: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/.

Aug 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: youngstownpflag@aol.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Aug 10 (Wed) - The Table: Theology on Tap (Sloppy Duck Saloon, 726 Bayfront Bikeway # 1, Erie, PA 16507) 7 PM. The Table is a common cause community (aka non-traditional faith community) that focuses on discussion and experiencing life and spirituality together. We believe in conversations rather than conversions. We believe that all people are valued and loved and deserve to be treated as such. We know that everyone has an insight, perspective, experience or brilliant idea to share with us that will enhance our learning, our growth and our spiritual journeys. Venue Phone: (814) 452-6699. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/thetableerie. Browse to venue web site http://www.sloppyducksaloon.com/.

Aug 11 (Thu) - Janet Mock at Chautauqua (Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater, 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722) 10:45 AM. Janet Mock is the author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. One of America's most visible and influential trans women, host of So POPular!  and the founder of #GirlsLikeUs She'll be interviewed by TransGriot. Gate pass required. Purchase at Main Gate Welcome Center Phone: (716) 357-6250. Browse to http://ciweb.org/.

Aug 12 (Fri) - Drag Show (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Aug 12 - 14 (Fri - Sun) - Game Show Weekend - The Price is Right! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Come On Down to Jones Pond this weekend and join us for The Price Is Right with your host Bob "Moxie" Barker! We're back with some great pricing games, the big wheel and our showcase show downs. Thousands of dollars in cash & prizes to be won. It's our biggest give away weekend of the season so Come On Down to Jones Pond and join in the action. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 13 (Sat) - Cleveland Pride (Mall C, Cleveland, OH 44115) Browse to http://www.clevelandpride.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1846890662205174/.

Aug 13 (Sat) - Foam Party (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 13 (Sat) - Murder Mystery Party (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Aug 13 (Sat) - Erie LGBT Rainbow Alliance meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 1 PM - 3 PM. Support group providing a safe, confidential space for LGBT community members to come together and share stories, struggles and resources, especially those involving the medical and/or legal system. Contact: Dale Allgeier, LCSW. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: ErieLGBTRainbowAlliance@gmail.com. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Aug 13 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville Transgender Support Group (Counseling Center, 898 Park Ave (2nd flr), Meadville, PA 16335) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Richelle Kohler. Email: richellekohler@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA.

Aug 13 (Sat) - Veronyca's Showgirls presents a Country Ho-Down (Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 119, 201 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760) 10 PM. COLORS fundraiser. $6 cover. Browse to http://www.colorsunity.com/.

Aug 14 (Sun) - Aging With Pride meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 4 PM - 6 PM. A safe, comfortable space for LGBT individuals age 55 or older to come together for support, friendship, discussion and social opportunities. Contact: Dale Allgeier, LCSW. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: daleallgeier@outlook.com. Browse to http://www.lakeeriecounseling.com/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Aug 15 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News September 2016 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 Tuesday, August 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: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Aug 16 (Tue) - Bears Do Dinner (Stevo's Pizza at Presque Isle, 35 Peninsula Drv, Erie, PA 16505) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and conversation! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 835-3400. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.stevospizzeria.com/.

Aug 16 (Tue) - PFLAG Meadville meets (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. Contact: Randy Herbert-Weed. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: meadvillepflag@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/PFLAGMeadville/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.

Aug 17 (Wed) - The Table: Bubbles on the Beach (Presque Isle State Park (Sunset Beach), 301 Peninsula Dr #1, Erie, PA 16507) 7 PM. Feel free to bring kites too! Bubbles to explore praying with bubbles will be provided. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/thetableerie. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Aug 19 - 21 (Fri - Sun) - Survivor Weekend - May The Best Man Win (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Reality TV is coming to Jones Pond with our first ever Survivor Weekend. We will be taking groups of strangers, forming tributes and leaving you stranded in a isolated area of Jones Pond where you'll be forced to provide for your own food, fire and shelter. Ok, we probably won't do that but our version of Survivor will see the same types of situation and challenges as you see in the popular TV show. Will you obtain immunity? Will you make it to the final three to face the jury? It's sure to be an amazing weekend as we bring Survivor to Jones Pond. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 19 (Fri) - The Mark Pacheco WOW Fund Presents The 2nd Annual Lip Sync Battle (Shawbucks Press Room Restaurant, 212 W 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701) 8 PM - 2 AM. The time has come to see who will be The 2nd annual Mark Pacheco Lip Sync Champion 2016. This event is in Honor of Mark Pacheco and Sponsored by myself, Marcos Antonio Figueroa, TRC and Shawbucks. All proceeds from Door, Contestants entry fee, Basket raffles, and a portion of the WOW signature drink will go to the fund. The admission is only 7.00 at the door and we will be having pre sale tickets for 5.00. Contestants fee is 20.00 to enter. You can do it solo or have a group. We will be having special guest performers (to be announced). We will also have a panel of expert judges that will judge contestants on Lip Sync, creativity and WOW factor.If you missed last years event you wont wanna to miss this years. Last year we raised $1,740. This money is raised to make wishes come true for indivduals who have a developmental disability. Our prizes this year have increased 1st $250.00 2nd Place $100.00 and 3rd Place $50.00. Categories are Best Lip Sync, Most Creative and Best WOW Factor. So if you think you got what it takes call Marcos for Contestant info at 716-951-6118 or send me a message on facebook. Let the Battle begin. Phone: (716) 487-2201. Browse to http://www.shawbucks.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/885054321606899/.

Aug 20 (Sat) - Bears in the Woods (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 20 (Sat) - LBT Women Annual Picnic (Kim & Andrea's, 4114 McClelland Ave, Erie, PA 16510) 1:30 PM. Annual picnic, please bring a dish to share. If you want anything special to drink We will have pop, water and wine. This picnic will take the place of the August meeting. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

Aug 21 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents 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: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Aug 23 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Road, 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: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheratoneriebayfront.com/.


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