January, 2012 News (60 Articles with 137,418 total views)

On the cover of the print edition for January, 2012 Crystal Ciallella enjoying some yummy peanut butter pie at the LBT Women Holiday Party at Calamari's Squid Row. Photo: Laurie Finch

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.

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Calendar & Upcoming Events

Calendar of Local GLBT Events

Up to date listing of events and meetings.

Local Faces and Photos

2011 in photos

2011 in photos
See photo galleries of what the Erie PA region's GLBT community did in 2011 - 19th Pride Picnic, the return of the Pride Parade and Rally, Drenched Fur 7, LBT Women fun events, screenings of films, benefits for causes, drag performances and so much more!
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Jeremy and Eric's Handfasting

Jeremy and Eric's Handfasting
On Saturday, May 21, 2011, Jeremy Snyder and Eric Linster celebrated their Handfasting at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie PA. Jeremy has been a volunteer chef for the annual Pride Picnic and is active with the Covenant of Brighid's Haven. Eric is originally from Aurora Illinois and is an avid Dagorhir fighter. The ceremony took place on the same day that Harold Camping had predicted as the date of the Rapture. Apparently, a gay Pagan wedding wasn't enough to trigger it.
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LBT Women Holiday Dinner

On Sunday, December 11, 2011, the LBT Women of Erie had our annual Holiday Dinner at Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie PA. We enjoyed the dinner immensely! Twenty two of us were there for a great dinner and good spirits! ( or Coke and coffee! ) We had a gift exchange and a white elephant exchange too. It was nice to have everyone get together, and hopefully it won't be long till we all see each other again!
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Local/Regional News

Local Gay Man Honored in Erie Times-News feature on Inspiring Tales

Local Gay Man Honored in Erie Times-News feature on Inspiring Tales
Michael Day was profiled in Erie Times-News' feature "Inspiring tales: Some took remarkable journeys this year in Erie: (December 25, 2011.) Day was an emergency medical technician for the New York Fire Department, and responded to the scene on September 11, 2001. The horrors of that day have left him struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Erie Times-News recognizes Michael's efforts to help make a reality of a memorial using a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center site. Michael says his work with the memorial have helped him in his healing journey. You can read more at http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011312259917. Day was one of the participants in the Erie GLBT contingent in the Edinboro Homecoming Parade this past October.
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Calling Students 'Boy Lovers' Who Need To 'Grow a Pair' Gets Cathedral Prep Coach Suspended

Calling Students 'Boy Lovers' Who Need To 'Grow a Pair' Gets Cathedral Prep Coach Suspended
If you're a high school coach, or authority figure of any kind, and you’re trying to boost school spirit, there are many ways to go about it. Here’s a hint: don’t go about it like Chet Moffett at Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, Pa. His was the most misguided attempt at firing up youngsters since a 6- and 7-year-old girls’ soccer coach declared his team the “Green Death” and sarcastically informed their parents that "losing is for losers."

 

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Fan Publishes Book Sharing Story of High School Bullying on the Edge of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation's Release

Fan Publishes Book Sharing Story of High School Bullying on the Edge of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation's Release
ERIE, PA — December 28, 2011 — Today at the offices of the outspoken autobiography, “I Was Born This Way”, Author Rich Bateman had this to say about his new book, “I had been working on this book about my life and being born gay since 1996.  When Lady Gaga released her song ‘Born This Way’, the more I listened, the more I began to think that the timing is finally right to put my story out there—it is a cry to end bullying!  I began to write and attack this book as Gaga did her fame—like a MONSTER.  The feelings as I wrote were of confidence that at last I can help to make the world a better place; meanwhile, discovering and releasing my inner-superstar—which Gaga says we all have in the lyrics of her song.”
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2011 Local LGBT Chronology

2011 Local LGBT Chronology
Check out the chronology of events and news of the Erie PA region LGBT community for 2011,
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Year in Review

Year in Review
A look back at the happenings in 2011 for the Erie PA region's LGBT community.
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Linda Bebko-Jones remembered

Linda Bebko-Jones remembered
Linda Bebko-Jones passed away November 20, 2011. She was 65. Linda served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1st District) from 1993 until 2006. While serving as a state representative, she was a strong advocate and sponsored many bills and resolutions in support of military and veteran benefits and health and human services.She supported GLBT equality, crime victims' rights, adoptee rights, substance abuse prevention, sexual harassment awareness, insurance reform, and women's rights. She served on many local and state boards and associations, and received numerous awards and accolades acknowledging her public service.
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LBT Women Pottery Classes

The LBT Women of Erie will be taking pottery classes on Tuesdays January 3rd and January 10th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. 6 of us have signed up and paid our $5 registration fees for the Allen Stoneware Gallery Classes. Allen Stoneware Gallery is at 2602 W 8th St, Erie PA. $20 will be due at the first class from each of you. If anyone else wishes to go, please e-mail me at [email protected] and let me know!
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Another great Lake Erie Gala!

The 12th annual Lake Erie Gala, sponsored by the Erie Sisters Transgender Support Group, was held Nov.16-20 at the Avalon Hotel in Erie. Registration opened Wednesday, and the attendees present then had dinner together at the Plymouth on State Street. Photos by Glenda Berkshire of Erie Sisters.
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Drenched Fur Bear Bar Night

Join local/tri-state area bears, cubs, admirers and their friends on Friday January 13th at 10 PM for Bear Bar Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. ($2 cover charge for the bar, but there is no additional charge for the Bear Bar Night.) Come shake your groove thing on the dance floor, shoot some pool or just hang out and chat with others in attendance. Not only can you meet up with fun people, you could have a chance to win the raffle giveaway that night. The DF8 Committee will be giving away a free pass to Splash Lagoon Water Park for the Drenched Fur 8 After Hours Private Event on Saturday night during this year's bear run, Mar 29-Apr 1. For more information, contact Gary Snyder at (814) 446-2327 or [email protected] or Michael Mahler at (814) 456-9833 or [email protected].
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FACE Show - Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit

On Sunday, October 2, 2011, Michelle Michaels and other drag performers put on a wonderful FACE show at The Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness as part of the 5th annual Pink Weekend. Over the course of the weekend, $1,530 was raised! Photos are by David Reese.
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Political, Activism and Legal

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services releases update of steps to improve health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released a summary update of actions it has taken to promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people throughout HHS programs and activities
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CALL TO ACTION: NBJC Calls For Hate Crime Investigation in FAMU Hazing Death

WASHINGTON, D.C., JANUARY 10, 2012 - On November 19, 2011 Florida A&M University student Robert Champion Jr. was found unresponsive aboard a band bus after the school's biggest game of the year. Police ruled the death a homicide from hazing; furthermore, the parents of Mr. Champion, a 26-year-old drum major in the university’s famed marching band, have recently revealed that Mr. Champion was gay. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s largest Black LGBT civil rights organization, is urging the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) and Civil Rights Division, in addition to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, to launch an immediate investigation into Mr. Champion’s death as a potential anti-gay hate crime.
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Senate Education Committee Unanimously Passes Safe Schools Bill that Includes Two Out of Three Provisions Promoted by Equality Ohio

Jan 10, 2011 - Columbus, Ohio -- This morning, the Ohio Senate Education Committee passed HB116, also known as the "Jessica Logan Act", unanimously. This bill includes provisions that protect Ohio students from the rising trend of cyber-bullying and require school districts to provide more comprehensive training on anti-bullying policies. The bill, however, was amended in committee this morning to exclude a provision that would prohibit bullying based on any real or perceived characteristics of the student, such as race, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, and the bill did not include enumeration of particular characteristics.
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Polis, Quigley Call for Investigation of Immigrant Detention Abuse

Polis, Quigley Call for Investigation of Immigrant Detention Abuse
WASHINGTON—Following repeated reports of sexual abuse in the immigration detention system by the Heartland Alliance, Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) and Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate and offer possible remedies to improve conditions at Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities and those with which they contract. According to government documents, nearly 200 allegations of abuse from detainees in detention facilities across the nation have been reported to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since 2007. Many of these incidents have involved LGBT immigrants.
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NJ Legislators to Fast-Track Freedom to Marry Bill

(Trenton, NJ, January 9, 2012) – Today New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney and House Speaker Sheila Oliver announced that they will fast-track and prioritize legislation that would end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in New Jersey. The announcement was made at a press conference today in which Freedom to Marry’s National Campaign Director Marc Solomon offered the organization’s full support in helping secure passage of the law.
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People of the Year: Ted Martin & Adrian Shanker

From Philadelphia Gay News: Ted Martin and Adrian Shanker, the duo at the helm of Equality Pennsylvania, were at the forefront of the movement to bring LGBT nondiscrimination to Pennsylvania cities and towns in 2011.
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ACLU Challenges Michigan Domestic Partner Health Care Ban

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan filed a lawsuit on January 5, 2012 asking a federal court to strike down a discriminatory and unjust new state law that bans many public entities from providing health care insurance to the domestic partners of their employees. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of school teachers, city and county workers and their domestic partners who will lose their health insurance as a result of the law.
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GLAAD Calling on Amazon.com to Pull Anti-Gay Calendar

New York, NY December 29, 2011 - Following outreach by GLAAD and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, a highly offensive and anti-LGBT calendar by cartoonist Joe King titled "I'm Not Gay, I'm Just a Sissy: 12 Months of Sexual Confusion," is no longer for sale on Barnes & Noble's web site. A spokesperson for the company yesterday also confirmed it was never sold in stores.
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December Deadline Nears for Ohio Superintendent as 90,000 Await Response About Anti-Bullying Policy

December Deadline Nears for Ohio Superintendent as 90,000 Await Response About Anti-Bullying Policy
COLUMBUS, OH – More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition campaign on Change.org calling on Union-Scioto School District in Ohio to add sexual orientation and gender identity to their anti-bullying policy. The petition was started after an anti-gay attack on 15-year-old student Zach Houston was caught on cell phone video.
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Ecuador Grants First Spousal Pension Benefits for a Lesbian Widow

Ecuador Grants First Spousal Pension Benefits for a Lesbian Widow
For the first time in the country’s history, the Republic of Ecuador granted full pension and social security benefits to the surviving member of a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) couple. 
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Openly Gay Chris Dietz announces campaign for 104th State Representative in Dauphin and Lebanon Counties

Openly Gay Chris Dietz announces campaign for 104th State Representative in Dauphin and Lebanon Counties
Millersburg, PA – Democratic Dauphin County resident, mechanical engineer, and Millersburg Borough Council President, Chris Dietz officially announces his candidacy for the 104th district of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Dietz is a community builder, proponent of eco-tourism, and government reformer, who will strive to assist the working families of the 104th district.
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Groups Deliver Over 1,000 Signatures Urging Sen. Lieberman to Repeal DOMA

(Washington, D.C., December 20, 2011) – Today, gay and lesbian couples joined four state and national organizations in delivering more than 1,000 signatures urging Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The groups collected the signatures through an online campaign as part of an ongoing effort to build support for passage of the Respect for Marriage Act in Congress.
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ACLU: Court Says No to Using Religion to Discriminate

From ACLU: Last Friday, a federal court of appeals issued an important decision, setting limits on the right to use religion to discriminate. The case concerned Jennifer Keeton, a student enrolled in a graduate school counseling program who told her faculty that “as a high school counselor confronted by a sophomore student in crisis, questioning his sexual orientation, she would tell the student that it was not okay to be gay.” Augusta State University, where Ms. Keeton was enrolled, ultimately expelled her from the program after she indicated she would be unable to counsel without imposing her religious views on her clients.
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LGBT Groups Condemn ABC Show Work It; Say Work It Doesn't Work!

LGBT Groups Condemn ABC Show Work It; Say Work It Doesn't Work!
San Francisco - Transgender Law Center, San Francisco LGBT Community Center, and Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative (TEEI) say promotions for new show Work It, scheduled to premier January 3rd on ABC, present both unrealistic gender-norms and stereotypes about women in the workplace.
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Thousands Demand Apology for HIV-Positive Michigan Man Fired by Nationwide Dental Center Chain

Thousands Demand Apology for HIV-Positive Michigan Man Fired by Nationwide Dental Center Chain
DETROIT, MI Thousands of people have joined a growing campaign on Change.org in support of James White, a 26-year-old Michigan resident recently diagnosed with HIV who claims his coworkers at Great Expressions Dental Center subjected him to systematic abuse and harassment, including spraying him with Lysol and prohibiting him from touching doorknobs, before firing him.
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Music video in support of gay whistleblower Bradley Manning

Music video in support of gay whistleblower Bradley Manning
Music video in support of gay whistleblower Bradley Manning, who faces life in prison for sharing war crimes information with Wikileaks. The song refers to conditions which he was subjected to while awaiting trial. Written and Performed by Graham Nash and James Raymond. WARNING: Some disturbing images. The song features an impassioned lead vocal by Nash, a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted (Crosby, Stills & Nash, and The Hollies). "Bradley Manning is a hero to me," he sings, acknowledging Manning's role in making public videos and documents that shed light on such as issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy.
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Pennsylvania House and Senate members partner with Equality PA to form LGBT Equality Caucus

Harrisburg – For the first time, members of the state House and Senate have formed an LGBT Equality Caucus. The idea to create a caucus was suggested to a number of members early in 2011 by Equality Pennsylvania.  From this discussion, a partnership was launched and the Caucus was created as a result.  It is the first caucus of its kind dedicated solely to educating legislators on the lives and challenges facing Pennsylvania's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens as well as being a voice on equality issues within the legislature.
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Freedom to Marry Applauds Removal of Anti-Gay Amendments from National Defense Authorization Act

(Washington, D.C., December 12, 2011) – Today, following the announcement by the National Defense Authorization Act conference committee that proposed anti-gay amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act would be dropped, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement:
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Equality Pennsylvania Praises Mayor Nutter's Signing of the Equal Benefits Bill

Harrisburg - Equality Pennsylvania, the statewide advocacy organization for the LGBT political movement, praised Philadelphia Mayor Nutter's signing of the landmark "Equal Benefits Bill" earlier today. Attending the signing ceremony were Equality Pennsylvania's Executive Director, Ted Martin, and Board President, Adrian Shanker.
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Announcing the Winners of the First Annual Out In The Silence Award for Youth Activism!

The winners of the Out In The Silence Award for Youth Activism for 2011 are:

  • Grand Prize ($1,500): Farrington High School Gay-Straight Alliance, Honolulu
  • Impact Award ($750): Oregon Student Equal Rights Alliance, statewide
  • New Group Award ($500): Equality Club-Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Co
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Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocates will convene to strategize and organize in critical election year

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 — More than 2,500 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates from across the country will converge in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 25-29 for the 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. It is the largest convening of LGBT activists and allies in the country. They will come together from every corner of the nation to strategize at the start of a critical election year and learn how to build political power back home.
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The PA Liquor Control Board pulls rape insensitive advertisement toward youth

HARRISBURG, PA- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board launched an educational campaign this week targeting young Pennsylvanians about alcohol abuse. The photo campaign "Control Tonight" features young people in various compromised stages of intoxication by alcohol. In one of the posters, a young partially naked female is sprawled on a bathroom floor with the caption: “She didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t say no.”
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Corporate Equality Index Measures Progress

December 8, 2011, San Francisco, CA—“Being able to describe in clear and measurable terms what equality looks like is so important in helping companies achieve it,” said Selisse Berry, the executive director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. “We are delighted to see the progress measured by the Corporate Equality Index, as more and more companies offer equal and fair benefits to their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.”
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Health

Five Words That Are Enemies of Wellness

There are many ways to get to your health and fitness goals in life. There are also many ways to keep you safely away from all your dreams of achieving those goals. Most people never quite reach their ultimate destinations and five enemies of wellness have claimed responsibility. Meet the culprits.
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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Belleville, IllDec. 27, 2011— Nearly 13,000 American women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2011, and more than 4,000 died from an advanced form of the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, works with hundreds of cancer patients each year, and is raising awareness of the need for screening and preventive care during Cervical Health Awareness Month in Januar
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Growth is a Decision

I was listening to a CD by Texas Enneagram teacher Suzanne Stabile and she made the above statement. I think it’s particularly relevant as the new year approaches and many of us aspire to changing our lives in 2012.
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Persad - Erie new Facebook Page

Persad Center, Inc., the nation's second oldest licensed counseling center specifically created to serve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community, opened a satellite office in Erie at 1011 W 38th St in September, 2011. They have just created a new Facebook page for Persad - Erie.
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11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference Call for Workshop Proposals

11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference Call for Workshop Proposals
The 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (PTHC) will be held May 31st-June 2nd 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Philadelphia, PA). The Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference hosts over 175 workshops each year. The success of the event is dependent upon the experience and expertise that comes from the community, so the planning committee is now soliciting workshop proposals from the community that explore many aspects of Transgender,Transsexual, Non-binary, Genderqueer, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex people's experiences. We favor constructive workshops that work towards education, empowerment, and improving conditions.
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Interested in human rights?

There have been so many suicides in 2011, some of them high-profile and some not, due to bullying, that I wanted to ask readers of EGN to stand against it with me for a fresh start in 2011. This week I spoke at the Chautauqua County (NY) Governance meeting on the topics of transgender and mental illness awareness and respect issues, and I had a great response. As members of the LGBTQ community here at EGN, we may have focused our attention mostly on bullying related to orientation, but the truth is, all of us, regardless of gender, sexuality, IQ, race, income, health, (mental and otherwise), and so forth deserve a life free from harassment and threats. This is more than a LGBTQ issue; this is truly a world-wide, human rights issue that touches all of people. And  clearly it’s an issue whose time has come.
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Resolutions for 2012

Movies entertain us like no other art form. The silver screen continues to captivate us today just like it did back in the early 20th century. These stories on film also have given us many memorable quotes and I plan on using some of those quotes to inspire you to move forward with your New Year’s resolutions.
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Entertainment and Travel

Review: Music On Film: A Hard Day's Night

Review: Music On Film: A Hard Day's Night
Known as the quintessential boy band, as well as, you know, being only the world’s greatest pop group, the Beatles have set the bar pretty high in the history of the music industry. Hailing from the clutches of WWII-stricken England, the quartet who would become lovably known as the Fab Four, hit the United States in the wake of the Kennedy assassination, sparking a welcome firestorm of screaming young girls (and probably boys, too, I’m sure) with its powerhouse mix of skiffle-style infusion with rock ‘n’ roll. A Hard Day’s Night was a little black-and-white, low-budget, documentary-style film that tapped into the Beatles’ sense of comedy, candidness and the need to satiate the euphoric craze that was quickly termed Beatlemania.
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Sean Hayes Guest Stars On Wednesday's Hot in Cleveland

Sean Hayes Guest Stars On Wednesday's Hot in Cleveland
The ladies throw a dinner party to remedy their unfortunate date dilemmas: Joy’s dating a man of indeterminate age, Victoria’s seeing a hand model (Sean Hayes), Melanie’s guy regrettably resembles Winnie the Pooh and Roy’s (John Mahoney) mom hates Elka. Guest Stars: Sean Hayes, Phil Morris, Sean O’Bryan and John Mahoney.
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In The Life Media Spotlights New African-American Lesbian Coming-of-Age Film

New York, NY – December 27, 2011, In The Life Media, producers of the award-winning documentary series In the Life, today announced the release of Pariah: A Closer Look, an online-exclusive video featuring interviews with the director, producers and stars of the critically acclaimed new film Pariah. A Focus Features release, PARIAH is one of the first mainstream coming-of-age films to feature an African-American, lesbian protagonist. It follows 17-year-old Alike (Adepero Oduye) as she discovers her sexuality and identity while struggling with the sense that she doesn’t belong.
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"RuPaul's Drag Race" Fourth Season Premiere Sashays onto Logo, Monday, January 30th

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - "RuPaul's Drag Race" returns with a fresh, fun and fabulous fourth season as 13 glorious queens go heel-to-heel as they compete for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." The 90-minute premiere kicks off Monday, January 30 at 9 PM ET/PT on Logo (the series' regular timeslot), followed by a new season of the behind-the-scenes fan favorite "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
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Letters, Columnists and Opinion

Two major benchmarks in LGBT history

If you sneezed last week, you might have missed them. Two major changes in the fight for LGBT equality took place — and they literally will change the playing field forever.
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Sexual Language

I didn’t like living with my father growing up and can’t imagine sharing a home with someone so essentially different from myself as an adult. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with guys, and I feel much more akin to gay male friends than to non-gay male friends. We’re just not compatible. The energy, for me, is akin to two magnets turned the wrong way – they very forcefully repel rather than attract.
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Let's hear it for Chicago

This is a call to look at how government funds go to the Catholic Church. Over the years, the Catholic Church or the men who run it have called our community everything — intrinsic moral evil, dysfunctional, un-family, even violent and much worse — but a low point for the Church occurred recently when Chicago Cardinal Francis George compared our community to the Ku Klux Klan.
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I Resolve

I Resolve
Yeah, yeah, Happy New Year and all that stuff.  Christmas just ended.   Shopping, wrapping, holiday get-togethers, cooking, cleaning, exchanging pleasantries with people you don't even know, much less like.  I'm tired.    This year I told my family that I wanted to spend time with my loved ones over the holidays and so I'd see them in the new year.  No one was pleased.  Now I'm supposed to make new year resolutions?  Now instead of tired, I'm exhausted, so I'll get right to it.
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How to win funds and influence people

This past week was a killer. I participated in a historic conference at the Department of Housing and Urban Development headquarters in Washington, D.C., then headed to New York City for the annual Pennsylvania Society weekend at The Waldorf Astoria. But they both had one thing in common that illustrates a weakness in our LGBT community nationwide. Here are the lessons learned from a week of presentations, meetings, schmoozing and being on display.
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Contests

Win The New Dance Mix USA Vol. 2 mixed by Louie Devito

Win The New Dance Mix USA Vol. 2 mixed by Louie Devito
Win The New Dance Mix USA Vol. 2 mixed by Louie Devito. We are giving away 3 copies of this terrific compilation of music. To enter the contest, fill out the form here from January 20 through February 10.
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Win Lopez Family Science Fair Day from My Family! Books

Win Lopez Family Science Fair Day from My Family! Books
Erie Gay News is giving away Lopez Family Science Fair Day from My Family! Books to 2 lucky winners. To enter the contest, fill out the form here from January 13 through February 3.
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Win The Truth About Sex by Dr. Gloria Brame

Win The Truth About Sex by Dr. Gloria Brame
Win The Truth About Sex by Dr. Gloria Brame. Erie Gay News is giving away 2 copies of this book. To enter the contest, fill out the form here from January 10 through January 31.
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Win A Hard Day's Night: Music on Film by Ray Morton from Hal Leonard Limelight Editions

Win A Hard Day's Night: Music on Film by Ray Morton from Hal Leonard Limelight Editions
Win A Hard Day's Night: Music on Film by Ray Morton from Hal Leonard Limelight Editions! Erie Gay News is giving away 3 print copies of A Hard Day's Night: Music on Film. To enter the contest, fill out the form here from January 6 through January 27. Read the review in Kevin's Korner.
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Win Crossing the Bridge: From Mennonite Boy to Gay Man by James L. Helmuth

Win Crossing the Bridge: From Mennonite Boy to Gay Man by James L. Helmuth
Win Crossing the Bridge: From Mennonite Boy to Gay Man by James L. Helmuth. Erie Gay News is giving away 3 print copies. Psychologist and author James Helmuth tells of overcoming religious barriers, societal stigmas and personal obstacles on his journey to self‐discovery. The dramatic and deeply personal memoir reveals ways to become more authentic in a superficial world. To enter the contest, fill out the form here from December 30 through January 20.
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Win Well With My Soul by Gregory G. Allen from ASD Publishing

Win Well With My Soul by Gregory G. Allen from ASD Publishing
Win Well With My Soul by Gregory G. Allen from ASD Publishing. Erie Gay News is giving away 3 print copies of this novel dealing with family, religion and homophobia. To enter the contest, fill out the form here from December 26 through January 17.
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Win The One (DVD)

Win The One (DVD)
Win The One. Erie Gay News is giving away 3 copies of this DVD. To enter the contest, fill out the form here from December 23 through January 13.
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