Entertainment and Travel
The LGBT world has a place all its own with Logo
, the lesbian & gay network from MTV Networks. Whether it's on TV, online, or on your mobile, Logo brings you the stories, shows and news you won't see anywhere else. From original series and films to groundbreaking documentaries to LGBT news and more.
Local and Regional News
Drenched Fur is Erie's annual Bear Run since 2005. Check it out at the web site
News from the Erie Sisters
, our local cross-dresser, transvestite, transgender support and social group.
Incorporated in 2006 as Erie Gay Pride, Inc., the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE)
is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the region's LGBT community and its straight allies through education, open dialogue and public visibility.
The NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc
. works to improve visibility of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersexed and Ally/Asexual (LGBTQIA) community. It also facilitates communication and collaboration between groups and individuals within the region's LGBTQIA community and the greater region's community, while respecting individual and group identity.
Political, Activism and Legal
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS)
, founded in 2001 and one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals dedicated to making the law a force to improve lives of all people. For more information about the organization or to locate one of the more than 200 lawyer and law student chapters in 48 states, please visit www.acslaw.org
Our mission is to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and our allies to take bold action to demand full legal and social equality, and to hold accountable those who stand in the way. Vision:
We envision a society in which LGBTQ people experience equal protection under the law, and are free from cultural and social transphobia/homophobia, without caveat or compromise. To that end, GetEQUAL will inspire and equip the LGBTQ community and allies to fight back against discrimination in a way that builds power and personal agency, encourage LGBTQ people to take our place to push forward progressive change as equals, and to build bridges with all who struggle for justice and dignity in their lives.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share
their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images
they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate
effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard
through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance,
and advances equality.
Established in 1990, GLSEN
envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
The Human Rights Campaign
is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.
News from the National LGBTQ Task Force
. The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We're building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.
The Pennsylvania Equality Project (formerly Marriage Equality for PA) is dedicated to ending discrimination and bullying in Pennsylvania.
is a regional community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.Pride Foundation is a regional community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
The Southern Poverty Law Center
is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Founded by civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. in 1971, the SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups. Our innovative Teaching Tolerance program produces and distributes - free of charge - documentary films, books, lesson plans and other materials that promote tolerance and respect in our nation's schools.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.
San Diego psychologist Michael Kimmel shares perspectives and advice on psychological health for the LGBT community. He can be reached through his website (lifebeyondtherapy.com
Spirituality and Religion
is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the message of justice and the common good found at the heart of the Catholic Social Tradition. We accomplish this mission through online advocacy and educational activities.
Letters, Columnists and Opinion
"The Amazon Trail," a column about gay life in the U.S., has been appearing in gay publications since 1986.
Erie Gay News
Co-Editor Michael Mahler with some random observations, news and etc.