June, 2012 News (4 Articles with 1,196 total views)
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from Michelle Michaels: On Wednesday, May 9 at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA, we helped raise money for the fight against leukemia and lymphoma and Kristen Bailey was behind it. We raised over $1,700 and within 10 weeks Kristen raised 22,000 and became Woman of the Year. Thanks go out to Alaska Thunderfuck, Michelle Michaels, Celine Dashawn, Misty Kall, Velvet Lace, Buffy Lynn Hayes, and the Erie crowd for always coming out to help me and help others! Photos by Deb Spilko for Erie Gay News. Alaska later went on to win RuPaul's Drag Race.
It's a known fact that same-sex marriage is good for tourism. In fact, New York City's own official tourism organization, NYC & Company, recognized that, embracing the new marriage law by launching a campaign aimed at making the city a destination for same-sex weddings. In a statement their CEO noted,"We anticipate that the campaign ...will create hundreds of millions of dollars in additional economic impact to the City's $31 billion tourism industry, and have a positive impact on tourism industry jobs."
On Saturday, May 26, 2012, LBT Women of Erie went to the Troika Russian Festival at the Church of the Nativity Community Center, 109 German St, Erie PA. The event featured homemade Russian food, Russian music and dance, a Vodka Ice Bar and a Russian Tea room. Photos are by Laurie Finch, coordinator for LBT Women.