March 2017

Mar 27 (Mon) - Equality PA Town Hall on LGBT Issues - Erie! (Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Save the Date for the Erie Town Hall, one in a series of meetings across Pennsylvania about issues facing the LGBT community in 2017. Find out ways to get involved so that you can support LGBT people and take action locally and statewide.You can expect: Updates from expert panelists on legislation, local ordinances, policy, immigration, and local action; Opportunities to ask questions; Networking with other community members and organizations; Planning for next steps. Please share and invite widely! Phone: (215) 731-1447. Venue Phone: (814) 455-9414. Email: info@equalitypa.org. Browse to http://www.equalitypa.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/400852506943463/. Browse to venue web site http://www.cvcerie.org.

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) - HIV & STD Testing at Drenched Fur 13 - Get a FREE Gift Card! (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 10 AM - 2 PM. As part of Drenched Fur 13, HIV and STD testing services will be provided to local men as a great option. These free and confidential testing services are being provided by the Erie County Department of Health and Community Health Net in the Ambassador Meeting Room. Even better, individuals getting HIV tests will receive a Country Fair gift card. Use either the RSVP link to register OR just show up! Tests provided include rapid HIV (saliva sample), rapid syphilis (blood sample) and also chlamydia and gonorrhea (urine sample). Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 833-1116. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://signup.com/go/iiAz4S. Browse to venue web site http://www.belaireclarion.com/.

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 6 (Thu) - LBT Women of Erie go to Opening Day at Erie Seawolves (Erie Seawolves, 110 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) Meet at front gate inside at 6PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 456-1300. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t106.

Apr 8 (Sat) - 90's 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.

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 8 (Sat) - LBT Women of Erie go to Play "Dog Fight" (Penn State Behrend - Studio Theater, 5103 Station Rd, Erie, PA 16563) 7:30 PM. $7 admission. Play starts at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM. Call (814) 898-6205 to reserve tickets Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://psbehrend.psu.edu/.

Apr 9 (Sun) - LBT Women of Erie meets (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. After meeting, going to Barber Center Art show and sale, 100 Barber Place , Erie PA 16507 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) - Bears Do Dinner # 46 - Jekyll & Hyde's Gastropub (Jekyll & Hyde'ss Gastropub, 8 E 10th St, 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) 456-0072. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.jekyllandhydeserie.com/.

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 13 (Thu) - Theology on Tap (Andy's Pub, 3866 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509) 7 PM - 9 PM. People of all faith backgrounds (and non-faith backgrounds!) are welcome to come and share their thoughts on life, God/Universe, how the world works and human response as we learn from each other and enjoy our favorite beverages. Topics of discussion are raised by participants or generated randomly. This event is open to those 18 and older, but those under 21 may not order alcohol. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9007. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/thetableerie. Browse to venue web site http://www.andyspub.com/.

Apr 13 (Thu) - YSUnity's Spring Drag Show (Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State Univ, 1 UniversityPlaza, Youngstown, OH 44555) 7 PM. Hosted by Mya Garrison, YSUnity's Spring Drag Show will include amazingly talented performers from local areas, as well as a special guest from RuPaul's Drag Race! There will be an intermission where audience can do a Q&A with the performers, as well as participate in a 50/50 raffle!Doors open @ 6:30pm, SHOW STARTS @ 7PM. YSU students and staff admission: FREE (with proof of YSU ID, Y#, or a valid YSU email) General public admission: $5 at the door. This event is open to the public. MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND. Special thanks to Student Activities, Student Government Association, Kilcawley Center, Melton Entertainment. Phone: (330) 941-3597. Venue Phone: (330) 941-3000. Email: YSUnity@gmail.com. Browse to http://ysunity.webs.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/272958269811011/. Browse to venue web site http://www.ysu.edu/.

Apr 15 (Sat) - Bar Bingo (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

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 15 (Sat) - LBT Women of Erie go to Erie Zoo Art Show and Sale (Erie Zoo, 423 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 9:45 AM. Meet at 9:45 at front gates to Zoo. We will start by viewing the works of art produced by the animals at the zoo then take a walk around the zoo. Free admission to the sale. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 864-4091. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.eriezoo.org/.

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) - Bar Trivia (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 22 (Sat) - Camp Davis Open for Seasonals (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Camp Opens for Seasonals at 9 AM – No Dance – Catered Dinner by Artisan Restaurant & Catering at 5:00 PM. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Apr 22 (Sat) - LBT Women of Erie go to March for Science (Perry Square, 6th and State Streets, Erie, PA 16507) 10 AM. This is a sister march and rally to globally support the march in Washington D.C. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

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.

Apr 23 (Sun) - FACE Show - Drag Roulette (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. DJ Tony G wil be hosting an awesome night of Drag Roulette with all of your favorite drag performers! Also, NW PA Pride Alliance will be revealing the winning T-Shirt logo for 2017's 25 Years of Pride! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Apr 24 (Mon) - Camp Davis Open to Public (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Apr 25 (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/920236921413141/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Apr 26 (Wed) - "The Handmaid's Tale" premiere (Hulu) Alexis Bledel will play the recurring role of Ofglen, a secret lesbian subversive to the order in The Handmaid's Tale, premiering on Hulu April 26. : "Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values'." Browse to https://www.hulu.com.

Apr 26 (Wed) - Candidate Forum (H.O. Hirt Auditorium at Blasco Public Library, 160 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507) 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public. When arriving, audience members are invited to place written questions in the areas of poverty/mental health, LGBTQ rights, and other topics (health care, election reform, etc) in jars. There will be a moderator, who will ask questions from the jars of candidates for Erie County Executive, Erie County Council, Erie City Mayor, and Erie City Council. Time permitting, candidates for other offices who attend will be given two minutes each to speak. The forum is a joint effort with Keystone Progress Erie, Mental Health Association of NW PA and Erie Gay News. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 451-6900. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.erielibrary.org/.

Apr 27 (Thu) - NW PA Pride Alliance HeART Show (Scotty's Martini & Cigar Lounge, 301 German St, Erie, PA 16507) 8 PM - 11 PM. HeART Show is an art auction consisting entirely of original works from the Erie region's LGBTQIA community. The donated works will be auctioned off and all proceeds go to helping us here at the NW PA Pride Alliance make Pridefest and all this years events even bigger and better. The event is free and open to the public, the venue is 21+. Please have ID, in accordance with PA state regulation. Contact: Alex Sphon. Phone: (814) 314-9075. Venue Phone: (814) 459-3800. Email: president@nwpapride.org. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/251650401911069/.

Apr 29 (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.

Apr 29 (Sat) - Long Johns/Flannels (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

May 2017

May 5 - 7 (Fri - Sun) - Opening Weekend - Welcome Back Boys (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) It's the start of Season 27 at Jones Pond and we are excited about what's ahead. Friday night is our first dance and community campfire of the season. Saturday afternoon is our "Welcome Back" cocktail party. Come get reacquainted with old friends and make some new ones. We cap off the night with another dance and community campfire. This is just the beginning as we kick off Season 27 at Jones Pond. ACCOMMODATION SPECIALS THIS WEEKEND! 50% off all accommodations this weekend. Cabins - $21.25, per person, Guest House - $27.50 per person, Rental RV - $31.25 per person for the our rental RV. (above prices are based on double occupancy) $17.50 per person for a bunkhouse, $10.00 per person for tenting Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 6 (Sat) - Hag Drag (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

May 7 (Sun) - TransFamily Youth Transgender Support Group meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all youth who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone 21 and younger who identifies as gender-variant. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community, and we attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender youth in Erie County. Contact: 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.

May 9 (Tue) - Youngstown PFLAG meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6:30 PM. If you're GLBT, a parent of someone who is, or an ally and you're looking for emotional support, we encourage you to attend Youngstown PFLAG's monthly support group. You will be surrounded by understanding peers from the valley who will be able to listen and help. Support groups are open to the public, and it starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. Contact: Marguerite Felice. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

May 12 - 14 (Fri - Sun) - Pajama Party Weekend - Cozy Up In The Barn (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) What do you wear to bed? Put it on (or keep it off) and make your way to Jones Pond for our Pajama Party. It's time to cozy up in the barn all weekend long. Friday night is the return of Bingo ...and it's pajama party bingo! Wear your PJs! Saturday afternoon will be game day in the lounge by the fireplace plus our first ever pool tournament in the lower rec hall, also by the fireplace! We're offering some amazing deals on accommodations this weekend so it's never been more affordable or fun to visit Jones Pond. ACCOMMODATION SPECIALS THIS WEEKEND! 50% off all accommodations this weekend. Cabins - $21.25 per person. Guest House - $27.50 per person. Rental RV - $31.25 per person for the our rental RV. (above prices are based on double occupancy. $17.50 per person for a bunkhouse. $10.00 per person for tenting Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

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

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

May 13 (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/.

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

May 14 (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/.

May 15 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News June 2017 print edition (#260) (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, May 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.

May 16 (Tue) - Pennsylvania Primary Election (Municipal) 7 AM - 8 PM. Please remember to vote!

May 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/.

May 17 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner # 46 - Samurai Kitchen + Sushi (Samurai Kitchen + Sushi, 2767 W 12th St, Erie, PA 16505) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and conversation! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 833-0293. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://samuraikitchenerie.com/.

May 18 (Thu) - HIV Vaccine Awareness Day  2016.

May 18 (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/.

May 19 - 21 (Fri - Sun) - Disco Fever - Back to the 70's (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Got disco fever? Get ready to dance it out at Jones Pond this weekend. Friday night is WigStock Bingo in the barn, wear your best 70's inspired wig (or another if you prefer). On Saturday afternoon join Bryan in the Cafe at 2pm for Name That Tune. The majority of the songs will be from the 70's with a few other eras thrown in for fun. Saturday night it's time to put on our platform shoes and head to the barn of our Disco Fever 70's dance. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 19 (Fri) - Hepatitis Testing Day The Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis designates May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day. Hepatitis Testing Day falls during May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month.

May 19 (Fri) - National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Browse to http://banyantreeproject.org/wp2014/.

May 20 (Sat) - Vega$ Baby!! (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdaviscampground.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

May 21 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Don't miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

May 23 (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.

May 25 (Thu) - Imperial Court of Buffalo Coronation 27 (Events at various venues, Buffalo, NY 14222) "The Imperial Court of Buffalo raises funds for the Buffalo community and AIDS/Gay related charities (among others charities as well), while providing fun and entertaining events for the community. Our members not only help by raising funds, but also by volunteering time and manpower. The Imperial Court of Buffalo has assisted such events as: Cause for Celebration, Buffalo Pride, Artists and Models, Ways In Being Gay, National Coming Out Day, The Kellie McCarthy Aids Walk, The Arties, Juvenile Diabetes Walk and many, many more. ." Email: Info@ImperialCourtOfBuffalo.com . Browse to http://www.imperialcourtofbuffalo.com/.

May 26 - 29 (Fri - Mon) - Memorial Day Weekend- In The Navy - There's Seamen in the Barn (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) It's our first long weekend of the   season so bring on the hot military men for Navy Weekend. We have three   dances scheduled for the weekend including our nautical Navy dance on   Saturday night so come stand at attention in your Navy uniforms. Sunday   night we are thrilled to welcome Aggy Dune in her 2nd annual ALL REQUEST   SHOW. That's right! You pick the performance you want to see. Whether   it's one of your favorite Aggy performances you have seen in the past or   perhaps something you'd love to see, simply email us at   info@jonespond.com and give us your request. Sunday night the military   action continues with our "Down To Your Skivvies" underwear party and   dance in the barn.
        AGGY DUNE LIVE in her ALL REQUEST SHOW! Sunday Evening - 8pm Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

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