December, 2011 News (5 Articles with 3,050 total views)
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On Saturday, November 5, 2011, film makers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer presented a screening of their documentary, Out In The Silence, at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown NY. The primary organizer of the event was Richard Baer, through AIDS Community Services of Western NY, Southern Tier Services in Jamestown. About 125-150 people attended. There were groups and inidividuals from Jamestown, Buffalo NY, Erie PA, Bradford PA and other areas. Greg Rabb, openly gay Jamestown NY City Council President and Jamestown Community College faculty member, spoke after the film, and there was also a lively community discussion on working together to achive progress for the LGBT community. Photos are by Michael Mahler, co-editor for Erie Gay News
On Thursday, November 3, 2011, Trigon, the gay-straight alliance at Penn State University - Behrend Campus, held their 5th Annual Drag Show, which featured regional drag performers, who put on a terrific show! The turnout was very large, and there was also a competition for amateur drag performers before intermission. Photos are by Michael Mahler, co-editor for Erie Gay News
Ebony Davis, of Erie PA has been confirmed for a four-year position on the Erie County Human Relations Commission. Erie County Executive Barry Grossman had contacted leaders in the local LGBT community in an effort to fill the position with an openly-LGBT citizen. Ebony is a mother of three and is a Volunteer Cultural Orientation Trainer at the International Institute. She is attending Mercyhurst College, where she is working towards a BA in Sociology.
On Wednesday, October 26, members of the Pride Planning Committee attended the 2011 Bread Box Awards at the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW Pennsylvania at 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie PA. Donations had been collected at the 19th annual Erie Pride Picnic held on June 11. This is the 8th year that donations had been collected at the Pride Picnic.
On Saturday, October 29, 2011, the LGBT Alliance of Oil City had a fun Halloween Party at the Latonia Theatre, 1 East First St, Oil City PA. Everyone had a great time dancing and enjoying the fabulous costumes. Thanks go out to Jim for providing his artistic expertise and labor to decorate the ballroom, also to The Mosaic Cafe for donating a gift certificate as a prize, Anissa for the center pieces, wonderful cheeses and homemade bread and to Dixie for taking pictures. Photos are by Laurie Finch, coordinator for LBT Women of Erie, and Crystal Delaney-Kay.