Each year on March 31st, the transgender community and our allies celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). Unlike the Day of Remembrance in November, which focuses on mourning those we've lost, TDoV focuses on bringing attention to the incredible accomplishments we have made in fighting transphobia and cissexism around the world. Given the current political climate and all of the efforts made by our current administration to roll back many of the protections we have gained, celebrating our community through visibility is no small feat. In fact, it is revolutionary!
It's the fourteenth installment of Drenched Fur here in Erie, PA for enjoyable series of events with their theme, Bears in Space, during the weekend of April 12th thru 15th, 2018. The weekend of activities for the bear community and its friends is sold out for full weekend packages. YET there are individual events available for ala carte pricing/choices. For information about these events visit www.drenchedfur.com. Contact: Gary Snyder. (814) 446-2327. firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Drenched Fur events are for adult males 21 and older.
The producers of "We'll Meet Again" would like to focus one episode on the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (1980s and 1990s). They are looking for people who might want to reunite with others they met through campaigning, medical treatment and research, social care and charity groups who they are no longer in touch with. "We'll Meet Again" is a documentary series on PBS. Their episode from the first series focusing on gay liberation is available online. It might be worth a watch to get an indication of the kinds of stories they are looking to tell. www.pbs.org/meet-again/ < If you are interested contact email@example.com or call toll-free 888-558-6449
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality will hold their annual fundraiser Afternoon for Equality at 21 La Rue on June 10 from 3-7 pm. Tickets available at our website. Cool jazz, great food, and warm conversation. We will also be presenting our scholarships for high school students. In times like these, it's so important we join together and stand up for our human rights and dignity. A great way to do that is by taking part in GEAE's 8th Annual Afternoon for Equality.
The Erie Regional GSA for youth ages 12-20 is meeting regularly for social events, networking, and training. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6 pm. Our office is located at 301 W 10th Street. Email Margo with any questions or transportation issues-- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join Rebecca Mae and her monthly guests for the second Drag Brunch ever! The event is on Sunday, April 8 at Metropolitan Event Center, 144 W 13th St, Erie PA. This month we'll be featuring Ariel Versace, Siren Kelly, Katrina Colby, Evon Michelle, Michelle Michaels (co-host) and yours truly, Rebecca Mae! VIP and General Admission tickets available. First seating is 11:30am-1:30pm and second seating is 3:00pm-5:00pm.
ERIE, Pa. - According to the Pew Research Center, 23 percent of LGBTQ men are fathers. It's a number that continues to trend upwards. Samantha Tornello, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Penn State's University Park campus, will discuss "The Diverse Experiences of Gay Fathers" when the Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Tornello's talk begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and will be held in room 117 of the college's Reed Union Building. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is co-hosted by Penn State Behrend's Gender Conference.
NW PA Pride Alliance invites you to participate as a table at this year's Pride Fest! The event will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 1 to 4 PM in Perry Square at W. 6th and State, Erie PA. Set-up will begin at 11AM. PLEASE NOTE: step off for the parade and the start of Pride Fest are 1 hour earlier this year than previous years! All tables are expected to remain set up until the end of the festival. Registering for tables for those who had a table at last year's Pride Fest began in January, and table registration for everyone else begins on March 1.
March is Women's History Month, and the Mercy Center for Women celebrates by honoring 11 women this year. The presentation is at Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst University on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Founder and president of TransFamily of NWPA Caitlyn Strohmeyer was among those being recognized. Honorees in alphabetical order: Sister Mary Paul Carioty; Amy Danzer; Asia Horton Dickerson; Jodie Farbotnik; Jenny Weigold Geerston; Barbara Lewis, RN; Luchetta Manus; Victoria Merski; Reganne O'Brien; Juanita Smith; Caitlyn Strohmeyer.
This year the Northwest Pennsylvania Pride Alliance Inc is already hard at work to make 2018 special for the entire community. We look forward to having our Pride Fest on June 30, the Pride Picnic on August 11, and other events planned throughout the year. The support of individuals and organizations in our community has been the catalyst for furthering the Alliance's mission: Improving the visibility of the LGBTQIA community and facilitating communication and collaboration between groups and individuals. We are asking for your support in 2018 as we celebrate Pride in NWPA. Donors like you make it possible for the Alliance to organize, sponsor, and/or host events such as the Pride Festival and the Pride Picnic. The Alliance also participates in various community events to promote awareness of LGBTQIA issues, and supports the efforts and activities of other groups dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQIA community.