Retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson will speak at Chautauqua Institution Hall of Philosophy July 26 12-4PM. The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson was elected Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003, becoming the first openly-gay and partnered priest to be elected Bishop in historic Christendom. Robinson was consecrated bishop and served as IX Bishop of New Hampshire until his retirement in early 2013.
On June 24, 2017, Erie celebrated 25 years of Pride events with the 2017 Erie Pride March and Fest. It is estimated that about 750 people attended the festivities. Both local TV crews as well as the Erie Times News covered the event. MIC.com was back again this year to cover Erie Pride as part of the "Small City, Big Pride" series for Google.
This event is free and open to the public, so bring your buns down to the beach and see what's cooking! NW PA Pride Alliance would like to invite you to join us for the 25th Annual Erie Pride Picnic on Saturday, August 26th at the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle (near Beach 7) from 1 to 6 PM. Please note that this year's picnic is in August rather than in June.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead By Bert V. Royal will be presented at Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 West 13th Street, Ashtabula OH 44004 www.ashtabulaartscenter.org August 11 and 12 at 7:30 PM and August 13 at 2:30 PM. The play is a "Rescued from the Mess" production, and is directed by Douglas Eric Anderson.
On Saturday, July 29 from noon to 6pm, join TransFamily of NWPA at the Erie Zoo picnic grounds for a day of fun, food, and friendship to celebrate their fifth anniversary! This will be a pot luck event. TransFamily will supply burgers, hot dogs, and rolls. Bring a dish to share and BYOB! The Erie Zoo picnic area is located directly behind the zoo off of Glenwood Park Avenue. The picnic grounds provide a playground, restrooms, and professional horseshoe pits. You must supply your own horseshoes, so bring them if you've got them!!
Erie County HIV Task Force invites everyone to participate in an HIV Awareness Walk on Monday, July 31. We will meet in the parking lot of the Erie Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie PA at 6:30 PM. We will walk to the Bicentennial Tower at Dobbins Landing (foot of State St) and back again. Everyone is encouraged to wear red to help raise HIV awareness. All ages are welcome and the event is child and pet friendly. (Please be prepared to clean up after your own pets.) People participating as organizations are welcome to bring banners or other items identifying their group/organization. If you don’t wish to walk the entire route, you are welcome to join us at any point along the route.
On Sunday, June 25, The Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA hosted the Miss Erie Pageant. Brionna Brooks was crowned Miss Erie 2017, with Britney Shea as runner up. Performers at the pageant included former Miss Erie title holders Misty Michaels Kall (2011), Michelle Michaels (2002), Mistress Vanitay (2009), Veronica Lace (2014), Buffy Lynne Hayes (2010), Danyel Vasquez (2016 - the outgoing title holder), Valerie Valentino (2015), Angelica Redd (2003) and Rhiannon Angelina (2008). Judges were Rhiannon Angelina, Thomas J, and Ashley Lauria
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