January 2016

Jan 26 - Mar 3 (Tue - Thu) - The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein (Allegheny College Art Galleries, 520 North Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335) The exhibition explores the continuum between masculinity and femininity, while inspiring the compassion, empathy and bravery it takes to become an upstander rather than a bystander. Stein asks people to re-invent and visualize bravery for themselves, to look at the armor they wear, the safety they seek. The exhibition has traveled to more than 24 museums and universities around the country. Phone: (814) 332-3100. Browse to http://allegheny.edu/.

February 2016

Feb 12 (Fri) - Singles Night (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.

Feb 12 (Fri) - Zone Red Hot Diva Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Feb 13 (Sat) - Valentine's Day 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.

Feb 13 (Sat) - Erie LGBT Rainbow Alliance meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 1 PM - 3 PM. A new support group that provides a safe, confidential space for LGBT community members to come together and share stories, struggles and resources about the LGBT experience especially those involving the medical and legal system. The group is co-facilitated by Chelsea Nicole and Dale Allgeier, LCSW. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: ErieLGBTRainbowAlliance@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Feb 13 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville meets (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 https://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie.

Feb 13 (Sat) - Veronyca's Showgirls: *V* & D'Yan's Birthday Gala (Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 119, 201 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760) 9 PM. Bringing Back the 90's. $6 cover

Feb 14 (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: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/brewhahaerie.

Feb 14 (Sun) - LGBT 55+ Support Group (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 4 PM - 6 PM. New group offering a safe, comfortable space for the older LBGT individual to seek support, friendship, social opportunities and discussion of issues of importance such as medical/health needs, housing, legal/ financial concerns, discrimination, disabilities and social isolation. Meets second Saturday of the month at Lake Erie Counseling. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: daleallgeier@outlook.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Feb 14 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove: Rite of Offering (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. An opportunity for the community to gather together to give thanks for the many blessings we have received and give offerings to personal Kindred allies among the Ancestors, the Deities, and the Spirits of Nature. Doors open at 5:00pm with ritual to begin at 6:00pm. The kitchen is not available, so we will be having a crockpot style potluck dinner to follow the event. Contact: Rev. Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: grollwynn72@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.whisperinglakegrove.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

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

Feb 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/.

Feb 17 (Wed) - Worship (The Table, 3176 W. 41st Street, Erie, PA) 7 PM. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/.

Feb 19 (Fri) - Jenga Game Night (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.

Feb 19 - Mar 12 (Fri - Thu) - Buffalo United Artists: Load More Guys (Alleyway Theatre – Main Stage, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY) 8 PM. In the anonymous world of gay online 'hook up' apps like Grindr and Scruff, when you exhaust all potential partners in your area, you need to hit the button marked LOAD MORE GUYS. LOAD MORE GUYS examines men, monogamy, and our desperate need to conform to a heterosexual construct of love. Tyler recounts his romantic misadventures as he's sucked down Hollywood's rabbit hole of want, need and desire. The play questions marriage, monogamy and the definition of love through a pastiche of dramatic scenes, monologues, music video, and drag performance. LOAD MORE GUYS takes us through two decades and six lovers, latex wrapped in a gay porn fairy tale. The world premiere of Load More Guys, written and directed by Todd Warfield stars Michael Seitz, Tyler Brown, Joey Bucheker, Sean Marciniak, Aaron Mrowka, Sean Murphy, David Spychalski, and Bebe Bvlgari. It runs February 19th – March 12th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students.The box office phone is (716) 886-9239. No one under 18 admitted Phone: (716) 886-9239. Email: buffalobua@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.buffalobua.org.

Feb 20 (Sat) - Music Lovers Lyrics Night (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.

Feb 20 (Sat) - LBT Women go to Mercyhurst Women's Hockey Game (Mercyhurst University, 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546) 12:15 PM. $10 Merchhurst Ice arena located on the campus of Mercyhurst University. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 824-2000. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.mercyhurst.edu.

Feb 20 (Sat) - LBT Women Game Night (Kim and Anrea's, Erie, PA) 5 PM. Bring your favorite game and a snack to share. Contact Kim at Eriebeans@aol.com for our address and any questions. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

Feb 21 (Sun) - LBT Women go to Even Craftier Handmade Fair (PACA, 1505 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 12 PM - 4 PM. Funds raised from the door donations and Chinese Auction will be donated to Team Tapper. This is to support our member and friend Laurie Finch's daughter in law Kelly Tapper who is battling MS. Donation at door for admission. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.paca1505.com.

Feb 21 (Sun) - The Danish Girl (Mercyhurst University, Taylor Little Theater, 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546) 2 PM. Einar and Gerda are a devoted married couple, working as painters in 1920s Copenhagen. After agreeing to pose in women’s clothing for a portrait, Einar realizes his lifelong identification as a female and embraces the identity of Lili. Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander star in this remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, and the evolution of their marriage as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Ticket Prices: Adults $6, Seniors/Students $5, Mercyhurst Students (With ID) $1 Phone: (814) 824-2000. Browse to http://miac.mercyhurst.edu/events/the-danish-girl/.

Feb 21 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE Drag Show - 40th Birthday Bash! (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Celebrating Michelle Michaels' 40th Birthday with out of town guest! 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.

Feb 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/.

Feb 24 (Wed) - The Table meets (The Table, 3176 W. 41st Street, Erie, PA) 7 PM. Exploring the ancient spiritual practice of lectio divina. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/.

Feb 25 - Mar 5 (Thu - Sat) - The Laramie Project/The Laramie Project Ten Years Later (Bartlett Theatre of the Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredon, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia, NY 14063) Ticket Office 716-673-3501. In October 1998 Matthew Shepard—a gay university student— was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. The Laramie Project is one of the most performed plays in America today.
 The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later will also be presented. It is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?" Contains Strong Language. Phone: (716) 673-3501. Browse to http://www.fredonia.edu/tickets.

Feb 27 (Sat) - Naughty or Nice Treasure Hunt (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.

Feb 27 (Sat) - TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 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, and we attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender people in Erie County. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 101. Email: caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Feb 27 (Sat) - GEAE Otters Night 2016 (Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St, Erie, PA 16501) 6:30 PM. Join us for an evening of hockey, good food, and time with friends. Buffet and cash bar is open at 6:30 PM. Game begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $40.00 and include a seat in the heated club area and the buffet. The menu includes Garden SaladRanch & Balsamic Vinaigrette, Fried Chicken, Homestyle Mac n Cheese, Smothered Green Beans, Biscuits and Dessert. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 453-7117. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://greatereriealliance.com/events/otters-night-2016/. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieevents.com/.

Feb 27 (Sat) - Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group 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: shub1@suite224.net. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

March 2016

Mar 2 (Wed) - Judy Shepard: 'The Legacy of Matthew Shephard' (King Concert Hall in the Rockefeller Arts Center on the SUNY, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia, NY 14063) 7 PM. The event is open seating and free to the public, but ticketed. Tickets are free at the Campus box office or at the event, and there is a a nominal charge for phone or online ticket orders.
 Event made possible with support from the "Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund of the Fredonia College Foundation" Phone: (716) 673-3501. Browse to http://www.fredonia.edu/tickets.

Mar 4 (Fri) - Blindfolded Banana Feast (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.

Mar 5 (Sat) - Roll the Ball on Your Body (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) This will be fun! BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Mar 6 (Sun) - TransFamily Youth 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: Char Newport. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: cmn0626@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Mar 6 (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/.

Mar 8 (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/.

Mar 10 (Thu) - Bears Do Dinner (Colony Pub & Grille, 2670 W 8th, Erie, PA 16505) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual night of food and fun! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 838-2162. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.colonypub.com/.

Mar 12 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville meets (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 https://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie.

Mar 13 (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: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/brewhahaerie.

Mar 14 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News April 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, March 22. 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.

Mar 15 (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/.

Mar 18 (Fri) - M&J's Lounge 5 year anniversary (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.

Mar 20 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove: Eostre (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. During this celebration we will be honoring the Germanic Gods Eostre, Frowe, and Fro Ing, as well as celebrating the return of Springtime warmth. The doors are open at 5:00pm with ritual to begin at 6:00pm. There will be a potluck dinner following the event. Contact: Rev. Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: grollwynn72@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.whisperinglakegrove.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Mar 20 (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.

Mar 22 (Tue) - Elton John (Covelli Centre, 229 E Front St, Youngstown, OH 44503) Venue Phone: (330) 746-5600. Browse to http://www.eltonjohn.com. Browse to venue web site http://covellicentre.com/.

Mar 22 (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/.

Mar 25 (Fri) - Melissa Ferrick w/ Mo Kenney (9th Ward/Babeville Buffalo, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202) Phone: (716) 852-3835. Email: info@babevillebuffalo.com. Browse to http://www.babevillebuffalo.com/.

Mar 26 (Sat) - TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 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, and we attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender people in Erie County. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 101. Email: caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Mar 26 (Sat) - Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group 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: shub1@suite224.net. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

April 2016

Apr 3 (Sun) - TransFamily Youth 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: Char Newport. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: cmn0626@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Apr 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: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/.

Apr 7 - 10 (Thu - Sun) - Drenched Fur 12 (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 833-1116. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.belaireclarion.com/.

Apr 8 - 10 (Fri - Sun) - 2016 Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference: The Future of Community Safety and LGBTQ Pennsylvania (The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA) Phone: (717) 743-1035. Email: jgoodman@payouthcongress.org. Browse to http://payouthvcongress.org/.

Apr 9 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville meets (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 https://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie.

Apr 10 (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: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/brewhahaerie.

Apr 11 (Mon) - David Sedaris (Warner Theatre, 811 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 7:30 PM. Phone: (814) 452-4857. Browse to http://www.erieevents.com/about/warner_theatre.htm.

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


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