August, 2010 News (82 Articles with 54,398 total views)
On the cover of the print edition for August, 2010 Marchers from the GLBT contingent at the Millcreek 4th of July Parade. We had a record turnout for this, our fifth year of participating. Photo by Betheny of Erie Sisters.
This is the second run of Erie Gay News, which began publishing again in December of 2002. This is the current publication for the region. The co-editors are Deb Spilko and Michael Mahler , with Mike Lipiec handling graphic/ad layout.
Tea Party Threatens Public Library and Attacks Christian Pastor Over Screening of PBS Documentary Film In Rural Pennsylvania Community
Youngstown, Ohio Pride Center’s summer picnic is August 28, 2010 at Lake Milton in the Craig Beach area from noon till 6pm (?). We are asking picnicners to bring a covered dish or a dessert. Hotdogs and hamburgers and soft drinks will be provided by the Mahoning Valley Pride Center. Call for info Terry (330) 788-1142 or email questions [email protected]
Dreams of Hope is hosting an overnight arts camp from August 17 - 20th for LGBTA youth ages 13-17. The camp will be held at the Emma Kaufmann Camp on Cheat Lake near Morganton, West Virginia. Cost is $500 per camper, which includes: Three meals a day plus snacks, all camp activities (ropes course, swimming, water skiing, arts and crafts, special Dreams of Hope workshops and more!!!), round-trip transportation from Pittsburgh to camp and memories that will last a lifetime. You can register here.
Need based scholarships available upon request. For more information or to register go to http://dreamsofhope.org/camp.aspx. Registration deadline Aug. 1, 2010.
Special Thanks to our individual donors, MUKTI Fund and Persad Center for your support!
Last year, we had an info table at the Erie Jazz and Blues Festival, held in Frontier Park (by W 8th and Bayfront Parkway), Erie PA. The festival is held the first full weekend in August and this year that is August 7 and 8. You can see more about the Blues and Jazz Festival at http://www.erieartmuseum.org/performances/bj_fest/index.html
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force responds to judge’s decision denying motion to stay Proposition 8 ruling
“I know that when you’re in the midst of a great movement of change it seems like it is glacial, but any fair assessment, from my perspective, having lived longer than at least more than 75 percent of you that I see in this room, is that it is extraordinary what has happened in such a short period of time.”
– U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at her official “LGBT Month” event, June 22.
Read the full speech here