September 2017

Sep 26 (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/1881418732123995.

Sep 27 (Wed) - National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day In 2008 the National Association of People with AIDS launched this observance day.

Sep 28 (Thu) - Bernadette Peters (Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center, Mercyhurst University, 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546) 7:30 PM. Phone: (814) 824-2000. Browse to http://www.mercyhurst.edu.

Sep 28 (Thu) - "Will & Grace" 2017 Season Premiere (NBC) 9 PM.

Sep 29 - Oct 1 (Fri - Sun) - Closing Weekend - Thanks for a great season (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) As we say good bye to season 27 join us for our final two dances of the season, plus Kevin's final cosmo party on Saturday afternoon. Join us for one final weekend of fun this season. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 29 - Oct 15 (Fri - Sun) - Play: The Crucible (All An Act Theatre, 652 W 17th St, Erie, PA 16502) Drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society."The Crucible" won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sept 29, 30, Oct 6, 7, 13, 14. Sundays at 3:00 PM October 1, 8, & 15. For reservations call 814-450-8553. Adults $12, Seniors (55+) $10, Students $10. $1 of every admission benefits Community Shelter Services and Erie’s Homeless. Phone: (814) 450-8553. Browse to http://www.allanact.net/.

Sep 30 (Sat) - Country Western Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Sep 30 (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.

Sep 30 (Sat) - Colors Unity Pink Ribbon Event (Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 119, 201 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760) 4 PM - 7 PM. "All proceeds going to The Pink Pumpkin Project" www.thepinkpumpkinproject.org $5 spaghetti dinner, silent auction, pink ribbon pins for sale, 50/50. Contact: Dann. Email: DannDH.Colors@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/colors.unity.

October 2017

Oct 1 - 31 (Sun - Tue) - LGBT History Month First celebrated in 1994 in October. It was declared a national History month by President Barack Obama in 2009. The month was created with the intent to encourage openness and education about LGBT history and rights.

Oct 4 (Wed) - GEAE Regional GSA meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 6 PM. We will meet each other, plan our first few months together, decide on a name, and get it going! Enter through the front door on W 10th St. Snacks will be provided. f you need transportation or a bus pass, please email us at geaeinfo@gmail.com and we will make sure you get there and home safely! A GSA is a student-run organization that helps LGBTQ youth and allies navigate their rights, give them support, and network with organizations and leaders who will help them. It’s also a great way to meet new friends and take valuable knowledge and skills back to your schools. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/.

Oct 4 (Wed) - Namoli Brennet (Venango College of Clarion Univ (Robert H Rhodes Center), 1801 W. 1st St, Oil City, PA) 7 PM. Email: info@namolibrennet.com. Browse to http://www.namolibrennet.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.clarion.edu/locations/venango-college/.

Oct 6 - 29 (Fri - Sun) - Rocky Horror 2017: the Last Floor Show (PACA, 1505 State St, Erie, PA 16501) Performances Fridays at 8 PM and Saturdays at 8 PM and midnight, with an extra performance on Sunday, October 29 at 8 PM. Eemember that our doors typically open a minimum of 30 minutes prior to showtime. Get here early and find your seats! Have a drink! As always, PACA is BYOB for those 21+ w/ Valid ID. Please be sure to bring proof of your purchase to the ticket booth. Audience participation popcorn bags available for purchase at the door. No outside props, please. Browse to http://www.paca1505.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://paca1505.com/portfolio/rocky-horror-2017-last-floor-show/.

Oct 7 (Sat) - Fall Festival Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Oct 7 (Sat) - Masquerade 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.

Oct 7 (Sat) - GEAE Regional GSA meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 11 AM. We will meet each other, plan our first few months together, decide on a name, and get it going! Enter through the front door on W 10th St. Snacks will be provided. f you need transportation or a bus pass, please email us at geaeinfo@gmail.com and we will make sure you get there and home safely! A GSA is a student-run organization that helps LGBTQ youth and allies navigate their rights, give them support, and network with organizations and leaders who will help them. It’s also a great way to meet new friends and take valuable knowledge and skills back to your schools. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/.

Oct 8 (Sun) - International Lesbian Day International Lesbian Day (ILD) is celebrated around the world annually on the 8th of October. The day marks Lesbians coming together to celebrate Lesbian culture.

Oct 8 (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/.

Oct 8 (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/.

Oct 9 (Mon) - TransFamily of Warren Transgender Support Group meets (Jefferson DeFrees Family Center - Hawke Room, 207 2nd Ave, Warren, PA 16365) 6 PM - 8 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: Monica Morgan. Phone: (814) 730-0021. Venue Phone: (814) 723-6350. Email: yankees.jeter@yahoo.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.jdfamilycenter.org/.

Oct 10 (Tue) - Dining Out for Life WNY (Various Western NY restaurants) Phone: (716) 847-2441. Browse to www.diningoutforlife.com/wny. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/diningoutwny/.

Oct 10 (Tue) - Bears Do Dinner #52 (Alkeme, 18 N Park Row, Erie, PA 16501) 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) 616-8578. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site https://alkemecafe.com/.

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

Oct 11 (Wed) - National Coming Out Day Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. On Oct. 11, 2017, we will mark the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. 29 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10. Browse to http://www.hrc.org/resources/national-coming-out-day.

Oct 12 (Thu) - PFLAG Butler meets (Butler Area Public Library, 218 N McKean St, Butler, PA 16001) 5 PM - 7 PM. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 287-1715. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.butlerlibrary.info/.

Oct 12 (Thu) - GEAE Intersections of Equality VIP cocktail reception (Manufacturer & Business Association, 2171 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Part of Intersections of Equality Symposium 2017. With Keynote Dr. Joe Kort and panelists ($50) Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 833-3200. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://greatereriealliance.com/2017-intersections-equality-professional-development-symposium/. Browse to venue web site http://www.mbausa.org/.

Oct 12 (Thu) - GEAE Intersections of Equality MAJOR! Documentary (Manufacturer & Business Association, 2171 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 6:30 PM. Part of GEAE Intersections of Equality Symposium. Documentary screening of MAJOR! & Panel discussion with area experts (refreshments available) ($15) Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 833-3200. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://greatereriealliance.com/2017-intersections-equality-professional-development-symposium/. Browse to venue web site http://www.mbausa.org/.

Oct 13 - 15 (Fri - Sun) - 12th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Baked goods and action Friday, Saturday, and early Sunday before the show! Halloween theme for the breast cancer weekend: Save a BOO-B Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Oct 13 (Fri) - GEAE Intersections of Equality Professional Development Symposium (Manufacturer & Business Association, 2171 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 8 AM - 5 PM. $55.00 (+CEU processing fee, if required). Increasing LGBT Competency in Care for Seniors. The event will bring together health professionals and allies whose work in professions seeking to improve the lives of older adults in our communities. Through the professional development portion of the symposium, GEAE will seek to educate professionals on the unique perspectives needed when working with older adults with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations as they approach retirement, enjoy their golden years, and prepare for estate planning, long-term care, and end of life decisions. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 833-3200. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://greatereriealliance.com/2017-intersections-equality-professional-development-symposium/. Browse to venue web site http://www.mbausa.org/.

Oct 13 (Fri) - Speaker Brian Johnson on Hollywood's Heterosexual Preference (Franklin G Pogue Student Center Theater, 405 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA 16444) 7 PM. Presented by Identity, Edinboro's GSA. Contact: Dan Burdick. Phone: (814) 732-2813. Venue Phone: (814) 732-2842. Browse to http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/glbta/. Browse to venue web site http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/student_affairs/student_.

Oct 14 (Sat) - Halloween Movie 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.

Oct 14 (Sat) - Masquerade Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Closes to public on Sunday, October 15 at 8PM. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Oct 14 (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.

Oct 14 (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: Linda Thomas. Phone: (814) 232-1778. Venue Phone: (814) 333-2924. Email: imhzwoman4586@msn.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.chapsinc.org/.

Oct 15 (Sun) - Deadline for Erie Gay News November 2017 print edition (#265) (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, October 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: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Oct 15 (Sun) - National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. Browse to http://www.nlaad.org/.

Oct 15 (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.

Oct 17 (Tue) - Crawford Area LGBT+ meets (Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville, 346 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. Contact: Randy Herbert-Weed. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-4023. Email: meadvillepflag@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/PFLAGMeadville/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uumeadville.org.

Oct 19 (Thu) - Spirit Day Each year, millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for LGBTQ youth and to speak out against bullying. Take the pledge to go purple! Browse to https://www.glaad.org/spiritday.

Oct 19 (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/.

Oct 20 - 21 (Fri - Sat) - 6th Annual Trans Wellness Conference (Evergreen Commons, 262 Georgia St, Buffalo, NY) This year's lineup of speakers includes Dr. Kathryn Rohr, Morgan Morningstar, Kat Blaque, Ari Moore, Harrison Browne, Jameson Hampton and Noah Lewis. The conference also includes informational booths, social activities, live performances and more. Phone: (716) 852-7743. Email: damian@pridecenterwny.org. Browse to http://www.pridecenterwny.org/.

Oct 20 (Fri) - Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus: "Fallin' In Love" (Kenmore Presbyterian Church, 2771 Delaware Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217) "A portion of concert proceeds to benefit Kenmore Presbyterian's community-based projects." Venue Phone: (716) 875-7600. Email: info@buffalogaymenschorus.org. Browse to http://buffalogaymenschorus.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.kenpres.org/.

Oct 20 (Fri) - Zone Halloween 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.

Oct 21 (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.

Oct 21 (Sat) - Closing Weekend for Seasonals (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Closing Dinner for Seasonals on Saturday. Closes for season on Sunday, October 22 at 8 PM. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Oct 22 (Sun) - 9th Annual Diversity Worship Service (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 11 AM. Contact: Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty. Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: communityunitedchurch@yahoo.com. Browse to http://communityunited.church/.

Oct 24 (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.

Oct 24 (Tue) - "At Home with Amy Sedaris" (TruTV) 10:30 PM.

Oct 26 (Thu) - Intersex Awareness Day Browse to http://intersexday.org/en/.

Oct 26 - Nov 19 (Thu - Sun) - Mamma Mia (Erie Playhouse, 13 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501) Please note that dates changed from what was originally scheduled! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. Phone: (814)454-2852. Email: info@erieplayhouse.org. Browse to http://www.erieplayhouse.org/.

Oct 27 (Fri) - "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Reg Lenna Center For The Arts, 116 East Third St, Jamestown, NY 14701) "This is an audience participation showing of the 1975 classic." Phone: (716) 484-7070. Email: info@reglenna.com. Browse to http://reglenna.com/.

Oct 28 (Sat) - Our Annual Halloween Party and 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.

Oct 28 (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.

Oct 28 (Sat) - TransFamily of Titusville Transgender Support Group meets (YWCA Activities Building, 212 N. Franklin St, Titusville, PA 16354) 3 PM - 6 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: Matthew Miller. Phone: (814) 758-8885. Email: mjmiller814758@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.titusvilleymca.org/.

Oct 28 (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.

Oct 28 (Sat) - Zone Halloween Party - Grimm's Fairy Tales (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 2 AM. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Oct 29 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Samhain Celebration (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. The doors will be open at 5:00pm. There will be a pre-briefing at 5:30 with the rite to follow. As always, there will be a potluck dinner following the ritual and we invite the folk to bring a dish to share. There is no admission but all donations will be applied to our current benefit, Orphan Angel Cat Sanctuary and Adoption Center. To further our efforts to benefit this fine organization, we will be featuring an auction of items from the local artisans and vendors, so bring your funds!! We will be honoring our Ancestors both of blood and of spirit, as well as appeasing the restless dead. Contact: Rev. Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: grollwynn72@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.wlg-adf.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Oct 31 (Tue) - Identity/EUP HalloQueen Ball (Franklin G Pogue Student Center, 405 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA 16444) 8:30 PM - 11 PM. Contact: Dan Burdick. Phone: (814) 732-2813. Venue Phone: (814) 732-2842. Browse to http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/glbta/. Browse to venue web site http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/student_affairs/student_.

November 2017

Nov 4 (Sat) - Indoor Games (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.

Nov 7 (Tue) - "An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin" (Mercyhurst University, 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546) Single tickets go on sale August 14. Phone: (814) 824-2000. Browse to http://miac.mercyhurst.edu.

Nov 7 (Tue) - General Election 7 AM - 8 PM. Please remember to vote!

Nov 8 (Wed) - Intersex Day of Remembrance (Intersex Solidarity Day) Marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin. Browse to http://intersexday.org/en/.

Nov 9 (Thu) - PFLAG Butler meets (Butler Area Public Library, 218 N McKean St, Butler, PA 16001) 5 PM - 7 PM. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 287-1715. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.butlerlibrary.info/.

Nov 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.

Nov 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: Linda Thomas. Phone: (814) 232-1778. Venue Phone: (814) 333-2924. Email: imhzwoman4586@msn.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.chapsinc.org/.

Nov 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/.

Nov 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/.

Nov 13 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News December 2017 print edition (#266) (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, November 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.

Nov 13 (Mon) - TransFamily of Warren Transgender Support Group meets (Jefferson DeFrees Family Center - Hawke Room, 207 2nd Ave, Warren, PA 16365) 6 PM - 8 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: Monica Morgan. Phone: (814) 730-0021. Venue Phone: (814) 723-6350. Email: yankees.jeter@yahoo.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.jdfamilycenter.org/.

Nov 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/.

Nov 15 - 19 (Wed - Sun) - Lake Erie Gala (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) Sponsored by Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group. 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/.

Nov 15 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner #53 (John's Wildwood Pizza at Erie Brewing, 6008 Knowledge Parkway, Erie, PA 16510) 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) 314-2799. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.johnswildwoodpizza.com.

Nov 16 (Thu) - National Theatre Live - Stephen Sondheim's Follies (1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063) 7 PM. Phone: (716) 679-1891. Email: rickdavis@fredopera.org. Browse to http://www.fredopera.org/.

Nov 16 (Thu) - Broadway in Erie: "Kinky Boots" (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.

Nov 17 (Fri) - International Stand Up to Bullying Day International STAND UP to Bullying Day is a special semi-annual event in which participants sign and wear a pink “pledge shirt” to take a visible, public stance against bullying. The event takes place in schools, workplaces, and organizations in 25 countries around the globe on the third Friday of November to coincide with Anti-bullying week, and then again on the last Friday of February.

Nov 19 (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.

Nov 20 (Mon) - Transgender Day of Remembrance The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Browse to http://tdor.info/.

Nov 21 (Tue) - Crawford Area LGBT+ meets (Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville, 346 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. Contact: Randy Herbert-Weed. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-4023. Email: meadvillepflag@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/PFLAGMeadville/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uumeadville.org.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 25 (Sat) - TransFamily of Titusville Transgender Support Group meets (YWCA Activities Building, 212 N. Franklin St, Titusville, PA 16354) 3 PM - 6 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: Matthew Miller. Phone: (814) 758-8885. Email: mjmiller814758@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.titusvilleymca.org/.

Nov 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.

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