February 2017

Feb 10 - Mar 11 (Fri - Sat) - Exhibit: Diversity (Graffiti Gallery (National Transit Building), 206 Seneca St, Oil City, PA 16301) "The Diversity exhibition will explore artists' interpretation of the word. It hopes to encourage discussion, awareness and celebration of the theme. ...The show runs Fridays and Saturdays February 10th - March 11th from noon to 6pm." Browse to https://www.graffitigalleryoc.org/.

Feb 17 - Mar 5 (Fri - Sun) - A Chorus Line (Erie Playhouse, 13 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501) One singular sensation! Phone: (814)454-2852. Email: info@erieplayhouse.org. Browse to http://www.erieplayhouse.org/.

Feb 21 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 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) 455-4009. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1307178645995240/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Feb 21 (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 23 - Mar 18 (Thu - Sat) - "Stop Kiss" (Subversive Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207) "Breathtakingly honest glimpse at love, fear, homophobia, and hate crime as two young ladies come to the brink of discovering something beautiful just as the bigots close in." Phone: (716) 408-0499. Browse to http://subversivetheatre.org/.

Feb 23 - 26 (Thu - Sun) - A Man of No Importance (Mercyhurst University, Taylor Little Theatre, 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546) When Alfie Byrne attempts to put on an amateur production of Oscar Wilde's Salome in the local church hall in 1964, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love "that dare not speak its name." Phone: (814) 824-2000. Browse to http://miac.mercyhurst.edu.

Feb 24 - 26 (Fri - Sun) - Cabin Fever Weekend (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group’s Cabin Fever Weekend coincides with the annual Bar Stool Open in Erie. For more info or to register a team to participate in the Bar Stool Open, visit www.mecaerie.org. For reservations at the Clarion, call (814) 833-1116. There is no advance registration for Cabin Fever Weekend. It’s a fun weekend where you can do what you please and enjoy dining, dancing, singing, local salons, and just getting out with friends! We meet in the Clarion bar and make plans from there, so come out and join us for a fun weekend. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 833-1116. Email: shub1@suite224.net. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.belaireclarion.com/.

Feb 24 - 25 (Fri - Sat) - Family Acceptance Project: Increasing Family Support & Building Healthy Futures for LGBT Youth (St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101) Featured presenter Caitlin Ryan PhD, ACSW Allison Park PA and Meadville PA. Presented by Western Pennsylvania Reconciling Ministries. This program is offered for 6 hours of social work continuing education. Phone: (412) 624-3711. Browse to http://www.stpaulsumc.com/.

Feb 25 (Sat) - Drag 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 25 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA (Erie) Transgender Support Group meets (Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th 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) 455-9414. Email: Caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.cvcerie.org.

Feb 25 (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.

Feb 25 (Sat) - Out & About LGBT social group craft beer & game night (Rye's Craft Beer & Whiskey, 124 Federal Plaza West, 2nd floor, Youngtown, OH 44503) 8 PM - 12 AM. Join us for our next event for the LGBTQ community and come out and make some new friends and connections. We're going to Rye's craft beer pub for munchies, drinks, game night, and most of all to meet lots of new people & have fun. We'll be playing "cards against humanity, heads up, movie trivia, taboo", etc. Feel free to bring your own favorite board, or card game too. Game night is sure to be very interactive and a little competitive. Total cost is $20 and includes a sampler of craft beers (four 2oz. samples) or 2 well drinks (mixed drinks like rum & coke, gin & tonic, etc.) soft drinks, pizza, chicken wings, dessert, and tax and tip. This is a great way to meet in a friendly & relaxed environment. Venue Phone: (216) 743-1266. Browse to http://www.meetup.com/Out-About-Youngstown-LGBT-Social-Group/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/711934112306542/. Browse to venue web site http://www.ryesthebar.com/.

Feb 27 - Mar 2 (Mon - Thu) - "When We Rise" (ABC) 9 PM. Docudrama miniseries "Chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement" Based in part on Cleve Jones' memoir of the same name. Browse to http://abcallaccess.com/abc_show/when-we-rise/.

March 2017

Mar 1 (Wed) - LBT Women of Erie go to "Hell or High Water" crime/western (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 6 PM. Cost $5 . Doors open at 6p.m. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-5477. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieartmuseum.org.

Mar 3 - 26 (Fri - Sun) - Exhibit: "Tightrope: Walk the Line" (The Soap Gallery, 117 S Champion St, Youngstown, OH 44503) Exhibit by Craig Matis "this work addresses the subject of the trans* community" Combines 3-D visuals with original music. Reception Mar 3 6-9PM. Phone: (330) 240-0723. Browse to http://soapgalleryyo.com/.

Mar 4 (Sat) - Boxers 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.

Mar 5 (Sun) - "All About Eve" (1950) (Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 1910 Rotunda Dr, Erie, PA 16509) Part of TCM Big Screen Classics series. Phone: (814) 866-3390. Browse to http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1491&.

Mar 5 (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: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: caitlynxpress@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.

Mar 8 (Wed) - "All About Eve" (1950) (Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 1910 Rotunda Dr, Erie, PA 16509) Part of TCM Big Screen Classics series. Phone: (814) 866-3390. Browse to http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1491&.

Mar 8 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner #45 - Skyline Restaurant (Skyline Restaurant And Pizzeria, 1301 E Grandview Blvd, Erie, PA 16504) 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) 616-4898. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.skylinerestaurantandpizzeria.com/.

Mar 10 (Fri) - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Mar 11 (Sat) - St. Patrick's Day Party & Our 6 Year Anniversary 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.

Mar 11 (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.

Mar 11 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville Transgender Support Group meets (Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS), 944 Liberty Street, 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. Venue Phone: (814) 333-2924. Email: richellekohler@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.chapsinc.org/.

Mar 12 (Sun) - LBT Women of Erie meets (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. 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 12 (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.

Mar 12 (Sun) - Full Spectrum Transgender Support Group meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6 PM - 8 PM. Open to those who are transgender/intersex/nonbinary and loved ones in our area. Come and get support, share your story and make new friends in a confidential, safe space! Light refreshments served. Free, open to the public, and Confidential. Phone: (330) 892-8318. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: bccfscoc@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.unitycommunityfoundation.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Mar 13 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News April 2017 print edition (#258) (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 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: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Mar 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: youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Mar 15 (Wed) - LBT Women of Erie go to "ELLE" drama/thriller (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 6 PM. Cost $5 . Doors open at 6p.m. Movie starts at 7 p.m Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-5477. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieartmuseum.org.

Mar 17 (Fri) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. The Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network is a collaboration of area religious leaders, lay leaders, and community organizers working to affirm the spirituality of all persons of faith. We provide peer pastoral support, community support, and programs that promote inclusion. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: butlerinterfaith@zoominternet.net. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork/.

Mar 17 (Fri) - O'Zone St Patricks Day Party (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 2 AM. Follow the Rainbow to the Erie's official Gay St Patrick's Day Party! Drink some green beer and wear some green beads and dance the night away on the dance floor ! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Mar 18 (Sat) - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks 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.

Mar 18 (Sat) - LBT Women of Erie go to Maple taste and tours (Hurry Hill Farm Maple Museum, 11424 Fry Rd, Edinboro, PA 16412) 9:45 AM. Meet at 9:45 at  Hurry Hill Farm & Museum to  tour the farm and museum and learn how maple syrup is made. From here we will travel to several other Maple farms in the area. For more information go to www.pamaple.org Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 572-1358. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://hurryhillfarm.org/.

Mar 20 (Mon) - National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day NNHAAD coordination is a combined effort between these collaborating agencies: Begay Consulting, CA7AE: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project, Center for Prevention and Wellness, Council Oaks Training and Evaluation, Inc., ETR's Community Impact Solutions Project, Florida Department of Health - HIV Section, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Browse to http://www.nnhaad.org/.

Mar 21 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 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) 455-4009. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Mar 21 (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 22 - 26 (Wed - Sun) - Ninth Annual Keystone Conference "A Celebration of Gender Diversity" (Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111) Hosted by TransCentralPA in Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg! You are in store for an informative, inspirational and joyous time among members and supporters of the Transgender community at the lovely Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. As the keystone bridges and holds together associated entities, Trans-identifying people do the same, and the Keystone Conference is a celebration of the unique diversity of gender and our central and unifying place in society. Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State because of its significance in unifying the early colonies, and it is quite relevant that we hold this conference here in the state's capital, ideally located within an easy drive from six major east coast cities. Phone: (717) 831-8142. Venue Phone: (717) 564-5511. Browse to http://www.keystone-conference.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheratonharrisburghershey.com/.

Mar 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: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Mar 25 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA (Erie) Transgender Support Group meets (Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th 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) 455-9414. Email: Caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.cvcerie.org.

Mar 25 (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.

Mar 25 (Sat) - LBT Women of Erie go to "Constellations" (Dramashop, 1001 State Street 2nd Floor, Erie, PA 16501) 7:15 PM. Tickets online $12 @ dramashop.org or $15 at the door if available. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://dramashop.org/.

Mar 25 (Sat) - Kathy Griffin Celebrity Run In Tour (State Theater, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115) 8 PM. Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is a towering figure on television, on tour and in publishing. She breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy. Venue Phone: (216) 771-4444. Browse to http://www.kathygriffin.net/. Browse to venue web site http://www.playhousesquare.org/venues/detail/state-theatre.

Mar 26 (Sun) - Kathy Griffin Celebrity Run In Tour (Benedum Center, 237 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) 7:30 PM. Benefit performance for LGBT community. A staunch ally of the LGBT community, Griffin has received The Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality, GLAAD's Vanguard award, The Trevor Life Award from the Trevor Project, a Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Lead from the Alliance or Women in Media, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's Leadership in Entertainment honor. Venue Phone: (412) 456-6666. Browse to http://www.kathygriffin.net/. Browse to venue web site https://www.trustarts.org/pct_home/visit/facilities/benedum.

Mar 30 - Apr 2 (Thu - Sun) - Drenched Fur 13 (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) Theme is Rocky Horror. 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/.

Mar 30 (Thu) - Drenched Fur: Damnit Janet Karaoke (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 11 PM. In Maxi's Tuscan Grille. Note: Drenched Fur events are for adult males 21 and older. 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/.

Mar 31 (Fri) - Drenched Fur: Tastebuds Beer Tour (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 4 PM. $40 per person in advance. Note: Drenched Fur events are for adult males 21 and older. 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/.

Mar 31 (Fri) - Drenched Fur: 'Don't Dream It, Be It' Costume Dance (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 11 PM. With DJ Tony Ruiz in the ballroom. $5 per person. Note: Drenched Fur events are for adult males 21 and older. 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/.

April 2017

Apr 1 (Sat) - Pajama 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.

Apr 1 (Sat) - Drenched Fur: Escape Room Adventure Groups (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 11 AM - 4 PM. $30 per person in advance. Note: Drenched Fur events are for adult males 21 and older. 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 1 (Sat) - Drenched Fur: Tastebuds Wine-o Tour (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM - 4 PM. $40 per person in advance. Note: Drenched Fur events are for adult males 21 and older. 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 1 (Sat) - Tret Fure concert (Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8690 Yankee Street, Dayton, OH 45458) 7 PM. Contact: Tret Fure. Venue Phone: (937) 436-3628. Email: tretfure@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.tretfure.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.mvuuf.org/.

Apr 1 (Sat) - Drenched Fur Private Water Park Event (Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park, 8091 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509) 10 PM - 2 AM. Exclusive after-hours private event. $40 in person, cash or charge. Admittance only between 10 PM & 11 PM. Note: Drenched Fur events are for adult males 21 and older. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.splashlagoon.com/.

Apr 2 (Sun) - Bear Vendor Mall (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 9 AM - 11 AM. Open to locals (Free). Note: Drenched Fur events are for adult males 21 and older. 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 2 (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: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: caitlynxpress@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.

Apr 4 (Tue) - Camp Davis Dinner for Seasonals (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Apr 8 (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.

Apr 8 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville Transgender Support Group meets (Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS), 944 Liberty Street, 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. Venue Phone: (814) 333-2924. Email: richellekohler@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.chapsinc.org/.

Apr 9 (Sun) - LBT Women of Erie meets (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. 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 9 (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.

Apr 9 (Sun) - Full Spectrum Transgender Support Group meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6 PM - 8 PM. Open to those who are transgender/intersex/nonbinary and loved ones in our area. Come and get support, share your story and make new friends in a confidential, safe space! Light refreshments served. Free, open to the public, and Confidential. Phone: (330) 892-8318. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: bccfscoc@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.unitycommunityfoundation.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Apr 10 (Mon) - National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on April 10. Browse to http://amplifyyourvoice.org/nyhaad.

Apr 11 (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: youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Apr 15 (Sat) - Camp Davis Open for Seasonals (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Apr 15 (Sat) - Deadline for Erie Gay News May 2017 print edition (#259) (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, April 25. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Apr 16 (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. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Apr 18 (Tue) - National Transgender HIV Testing Day National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) was first observed on April 18, 2016. Browse to http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/.

Apr 18 (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/.

Apr 20 (Thu) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. The Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network is a collaboration of area religious leaders, lay leaders, and community organizers working to affirm the spirituality of all persons of faith. We provide peer pastoral support, community support, and programs that promote inclusion. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: butlerinterfaith@zoominternet.net. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork/.

Apr 22 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA (Erie) Transgender Support Group meets (Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th 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) 455-9414. Email: Caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.cvcerie.org.

Apr 22 (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.

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