Apr 15 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News May 2024 print edition (#342) (Erie Gay News, 1115 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502-1105) Please have all articles, ads, and submissions in by this date. This issue will be released on the evening of Tuesday, April 23. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to https://www.eriegaynews.com.

Apr 15 (Mon) - Zone Monday Night Karaoke with DJ Nitro (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9 PM - 12 AM. Doors open 8 PM. No cover. 21 & over with state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Apr 16 (Tue) - Last Day to Request a Mail-In Ballot for Primary Election Primary Election is Tuesday, April 23. You must already be registered to vote to apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot. Browse to https://www.vote.pa.gov/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx.

Apr 16 (Tue) - Erie County HIV Task Force meets (Hybrid) (Erie County Department of Health (ECDH), 606 W 2nd St, Erie, PA 16507) 1 PM. The Erie County HIV Task Force is a collaboration of local organizations and individuals dedicated to educating, supporting, and advocating for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of infection. Zoom Meeting ID: 927 9128 9996. Passcode: 940728 Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92791289996?pwd=UVlySWxGV1N1YmRmdjRKcExXVEQrQT09 Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 451-6700. Venue Phone: (814) 451-6700. Browse to https://echiv.org/. Browse to venue web site https://eriecountypa.gov/departments/health/.

Apr 16 (Tue) - LGBTQIA+ Recovery Support Group (UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor, 1330 W 26th St, Erie, PA) 5 PM - 6 PM. Our mission is to provide a supportive and empowering space for LGBTQIA+ individuals who are dealing with substance use disorders. We strive to create an inclusive, strengths-based community where participants can find understanding, acceptance, and inspiration to overcome any challenges they may be facing. Through support, education, and resources, we aim to foster personal growth, resilience, and long-term recovery. For more information about the LGBTQIA+ Recovery Support Group, please call 814-451-2246. Phone: (814) 459-9300.

Apr 16 (Tue) - Bears Do Dinner #114 (Passalinqua's Pizzeria, 2319 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16506) 6 PM. Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and conversation! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Peter. Phone: (814) 384-9785. Venue Phone: (814) 240-6224. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/BearsDoDinnerEriePA/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/952646159800238. Browse to venue web site https://passaslice.com/.

Apr 16 (Tue) - Zone Tuesday Game Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Bring your own game or use ours. (Must submit an ID for us to hold while game is in use.) Happy hour 8-10 PM. $1 off bottled beers. $2 well drinks. No cover. 21 & over with ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Apr 17 (Wed) - Wednesday Night Trivia with Rebecca Mae (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9:30 PM. Hosted by Rebecca Mae. Doors open at 8 pm. Play right on your phone! Fabulous prizes! Trivia begins at 9:30 pm. Happy hour 8 PM-10 PM. $1 off bottled beer.  $2 well drinks. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Apr 18 (Thu) - National Transgender HIV Testing Day National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) was first observed on April 18, 2016. Browse to http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/.

Apr 18 (Thu) - Queer Open Mic (Compton's Table, 3104 State St, Erie, PA 16508) 6 PM - 10 PM. Come hang out at our monthly open mics hosted by the awesome, talented, and slaying Gwen Elaine! FREE! BYOB (wrist bands provided for anyone with alcohol). if you want to register as a performer, email info@comptonstable.org Contact: Gwen Elaine. Phone: (814) 580-8185. Browse to https://comptonstable.org/.

Apr 18 (Thu) - Lotz of Tea with Mona (Lotz of Tea) 7 PM. With co-host Large Marge. Live streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LotzofTea.

Apr 18 (Thu) - Zone Flow Together (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 10 PM. Hosted by Ashen Grove with Snarebear and Buffy Lynn Hayes. Learn to Poi dance with us! Doors open at 8 pm. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Apr 19 - May 5 (Fri - Sun) - Decision Heights (PACA, 1505 State St, Erie, PA 16501) From the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival comes this story about friendship and the complex though essential role of women in wartime. Virginia Hascall has left her home and fiancé to become a Women Airforce Service Pilot, doing her part to help defeat the Axis powers in World War II. Through triumph and tragedy, Virginia and her sisters in flight suits learn as much about themselves as they do about airplanes. As the war rages over there, the women form a sisterhood that cannot be broken, and Virginia must make a decision that will change her life forever. With a cast of nine vibrant female characters, Decision Height offers a look into an under-recognized subset of American heroes. Email: paca1505@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.paca1505.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://tickets.eriereader.com/events/decision-height.

Apr 19 (Fri) - Spring Fling Kick Off Party (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) $6 cover charge, membership fee waived. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Apr 19 (Fri) - Spring FreeShop 2024 (Meadville Public Library, 848 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 10 AM - 5 PM. Meadville FreeShop 2024 is coming to the Meadville Public Library, Upper Floor South Room, on Friday, April 19 between 10 AM and 5 PM and Saturday, April 20 between 9 AM and 5 PM. Donate on both days. Collect on Saturday. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Equality Project with our thanks to the Meadville Public Library. Venue Phone: (814) 336-1773. Email: info@paequality.com. Browse to https://paequality.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1071001467523796. Browse to venue web site https://meadvillelibrary.org/.

Apr 19 (Fri) - Journey: Healing Together - LGBTQ+ Affirmative Game Night (Journey: Healing Together, 201 W. 11th Street, Erie, PA 16501) 5 PM. Gather around 5pm for a couple of hours to geek out with fellow gamers. Ages 18+ choose from a variety of board, card, dice, games. As the group grows, smaller groups can split off and play different games. There are plenty of quiet spaces avaialble to regroup for those of us who can get over stimulated sometimes. Hosted by Eric Reiche, Milo Orr, and Leo Ferko, there are opportunities to meet up with friends new and familiar. We are definitely an LGBTQ+ affirming space! Allies and Accomplices welcome! $5 suggested donation. Phone: (814) 867-5309. Browse to https://journeyht.org/.

Apr 20 (Sat) - Spring Fling and Drag Show (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Apr 20 (Sat) - Spring FreeShop 2024 (Meadville Public Library, 848 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 9 AM - 5 PM. Meadville FreeShop 2024 is coming to the Meadville Public Library, Upper Floor South Room, on Friday, April 19 between 10 AM and 5 PM and Saturday, April 20 between 9 AM and 5 PM. Donate on both days. Collect on Saturday. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Equality Project with our thanks to the Meadville Public Library. Venue Phone: (814) 336-1773. Email: info@paequality.com. Browse to https://paequality.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1071001467523796. Browse to venue web site https://meadvillelibrary.org/.

Apr 20 (Sat) - Aging with Pride Trip to Buffalo AKG Art Museum (Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222) 10 AM. We will carpool from the parking lot of Lake Erie Counseling, 1932 W 8th St, Erie PA at 10 AM to the Buffalo Albright-Knox Gallery Art Museum in Buffalo, NY. We will also be having lunch together. Everyone is on their own for admission and lunch cost. Email kemlynb@gmail.com for more information Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (716) 882-8700. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1079049006721069. Browse to venue web site https://buffaloakg.org/.

Apr 20 (Sat) - Journey: Healing Together - LGBTQ+ Crafternoon (Journey: Healing Together, 201 W. 11th Street, Erie, PA 16501) 11 AM - 2 PM. CottageCore and Curious Crafter’s alike are welcome! Journey: Healing Together hosts a casual time of crafting and conversation. Crafting is a great anxiety reducer and being around great people while you're creating is even better! We are a Queer-Affirming space so LGBTQ+, Allies and Accomplices are welcome! $5 suggested donation per person or $10 max per family (Children welcome, although we do not provide any childcare or facilitation). Phone: (814) 867-5309. Browse to https://journeyht.org/.

Apr 20 (Sat) - Spring On The Meat! (American Legion Post 1041, 533 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207) 6 PM. It's meat raffle season! It's not too late to get tickets for a chance to fill your freezer when you join Buffalo Gay Mean's Chorus for their spring meat raffle! Spring On The Meat! - Meat Raffle is the second, in-person meat raffle, supporting the Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus. This meat raffle is being hosted by WNY Meat Raffles - Caitlynne "The Meat Queen." Admission includes pop and water. BYO - beer, seltzers, wine, and snacks. Not Allowed - No hard alcohol may be brought into the building. Large coolers must be left in your vehicles to help save space around the tables. Phone: (716) 883-1277. Venue Phone: (716) 875-9276. Email: office@TheBGMC.org. Browse to https://TheBGMC.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://a.purplepass.com/events/283797-spring-on-the-meat!---meat-raffle-apr-20th-2024. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Post1041/.

Apr 20 (Sat) - VAIN: ERIE feat. Vanessa "VANJIE" Mateo (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. RuPaul's Drag Race ICON and viral sensation, Vanessa "MISS VANJIE" Mateo is coming to ERIE for VAIN - hosted by Lola LeCroix! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: info@thezonedanceclub.com. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vain-erie-feat-vanessa-vanjie-mateo-zone-dance-club-tickets-874987299567.

Apr 20 (Sat) - Karaoke with DJ Giulia from StarSirch (Sneakers, 100 W Harrison St, Jamestown, NY 14701) 9 PM - 1 AM. Phone: (716) 499-8078. Venue Phone: (716) 484-8816. Email: starsirch@yahoo.com. Browse to https://starsirch.wixsite.com/mysite. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/sneakersjamestown/.

Apr 21 (Sun) - Aging with Pride planning meeting (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 1932 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 1 PM - 3 PM. Planning meetings are open to anyone interested in helping to plan activities for Aging with Pride. Meetings generally run for about 2 hours with coffee and light refreshments provided. Contact: Dale Allgeier. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/.

Apr 21 (Sun) - Full Spectrum LGBTQIA+ Adult Peer Support Group meets (Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center, 660 W Earle Ave, Youngstown, OH 44511) 4 PM - 6 PM. Free to all LGBTQIA+ ages 18 and older. Entrance to the center is the red ramp on the side of the building off of the parking lot. Please do not use the front door! Phone: (234) 254-8924. Browse to https://www.fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org/.

Apr 21 (Sun) - Journey: Healing Together - Gentle Yoga with Serene Bear Yoga (Journey: Healing Together, 201 W. 11th Street, Erie, PA 16501) 5 PM. Phone: (814) 867-5309. Browse to https://journeyht.org/.

Apr 21 (Sun) - Live & Let Live AA Chapter meets (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1603 W 32nd St, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. LGBTQA-friendly AA meeting. Phone: (814) 844-2600. Venue Phone: (814) 864-6831. Browse to http://www.aaeriepa.org. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Calvary-Lutheran-Church-120337614645497/.

Apr 22 (Mon) - Zone Monday Night Karaoke with DJ Nitro (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9 PM - 12 AM. Doors open 8 PM. No cover. 21 & over with state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Apr 23 (Tue) - Primary Election 7 AM - 8 PM. Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM.

Apr 23 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 1932 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 7 PM. Help us get out the print edition of Erie Gay News. Volunteers are very much welcome and needed! You can also sign up for the Erie GLBT News and Events list at https://lists.eriegaynews.com/. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to https://www.eriegaynews.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1032207591230798.

Apr 23 (Tue) - Zone Tuesday Game Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Bring your own game or use ours. (Must submit an ID for us to hold while game is in use.) Happy hour 8-10 PM. $1 off bottled beers. $2 well drinks. No cover. 21 & over with ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Apr 24 (Wed) - NW PA Pride Alliance LGBTQIA and Allies Happy Hour (Cussewago Creek Distillery, 42243 Water St, Meadville, PA 16335) 5:30 PM - 9 PM. Travis and Brett came up with the idea of having a monthly happy hour get together for the LGBT and allies community in Crawford County. ALL are WELCOME. This is a time to network and socialize with the LBGTQ community and allies in the Meadville area, make new friends and meet people you may not know. An RSVP would be appreciated by not necessary. All are welcome so please share and spread the word! Don't forget to bring your business cards for exchange. Phone: (814) 314-9075. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/CussewagoCreekDistillery/.

Apr 24 (Wed) - Wednesday Night Trivia with Rebecca Mae (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9:30 PM. Hosted by Rebecca Mae. Doors open at 8 pm. Play right on your phone! Fabulous prizes! Trivia begins at 9:30 pm. Happy hour 8 PM-10 PM. $1 off bottled beer.  $2 well drinks. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Apr 25 (Thu) - Teen Trans support group meets (G.A. Family Services, 210 Gustavus Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701) 5 PM. Contact: Kaden Mason. Phone: (716) 708-6161. Browse to http://gafamilyservices.org/.

Apr 25 (Thu) - Aging with Pride Social Hour (Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 8 PM. Aging with Pride, an organization of senior LGBT+ members and allies, is hosting a social. This organization develops and sponsors social/recreational and educational events to promote healthy leisure activities, community and an active, enjoyable lifestyle. They are sponsoring this social hour (OK, social two hours) to interact with members of the community and to get a sense of the types of activities that are of interest to senior LGBT+ individuals. For more information about Aging with Pride, visit their website at AgingWithPrideErie.org, or email Dale Allgeier at DaleAllgeier@outlook.com. Contact: Dale Allgeier. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 459-4276. Email: daleallgeier@outlook.com. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/3613561415611971. Browse to venue web site http://www.calamaris-squidrow.com/.

Apr 25 (Thu) - Mild to Wild Discussion Group (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM - 7:30 PM. Mild to Wild is a discussion group about sex and substance use designed for gay and bisexual men and folks of trans experience. Meets in person at MHA and also on Zoom. Phone: (716) 661-9044.

Apr 25 (Thu) - Zone Flow Together (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 10 PM. Hosted by Ashen Grove with Snarebear and Buffy Lynn Hayes. Learn to Poi dance with us! Doors open at 8 pm. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Apr 26 - May 19 (Fri - Sun) - Charlie's Aunt (All An Act Theatre, 652 W 17th St, Erie, PA 16502) All An Act Theater continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the hilarious farce "Charlie's Aunt". Written by Brandon Thomas and adapted to the stage by Martin Holt, the play is set at Oxford College in London and features Charlie and Jack. They arrange a luncheon with the love of their lives to meet Charlie's long-lost wealthy aunt. When she fails to arrive, they draft their feckless "actor" friend Fancourt into dressing up as Charlie's aunt. When the real aunt arrives, classic comedy and chaos ensue. Production dates are April 26 - May 8th. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 3:00. There will be no show on April 28th. For more information, call 814-450-8553, 814-449-6554, or visit allanact.net. Phone: (814) 450-8553. Email: director@allanact.net. Browse to http://www.allanact.net/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://allanacttheatre.ticketleap.com/.

Apr 26 (Fri) - Lesbian Visibility Day Created in 2008, this day showcases women-loving-women, providing a platform for lesbian role models to speak out on the issues facing female-identified sexual minorities. This day, alongside other queer celebration days, is still an integral part of moving forwards to create an intersectional society where all are treated equally and fairly.

Apr 26 (Fri) - Yellow Brick Roads: I Celebrate with Pride Bullfrogs Adult Meet Up (Bullfrog Bar, 3866 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509) 5 PM. We invite you to join us for an evening of laughter, relaxation, and fun among friends. We are an informal meet-up of LGBTQ+ individuals and their parents, family, and friends. Our past meetups have included enjoying local bands and participating in local karaoke events. We are open to ideas for future fun. Our goal is to create fun, safe, comfortable public spaces for ourLGBTQ+ loved ones to celebrate life with friends and family. We also seek to make information available to assist parents, family, and friends with a better understanding of the journey that they are on with their LGBTQ+ children, siblings, and friends. Contact: Jill. Phone: (814) 860-6208. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9007. Email: Support@YellowBrickRoads.Info. Browse to https://www.yellowbrickroads.info/. Browse to venue web site https://bullfrogbarerie.com/.

Apr 27 (Sat) - Aging with Pride Book Club - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Werner Books & Coffee, 3608 Liberty St, Erie, PA 16508) 1 PM - 3 PM. Werner Books offers a 20% discount on books purchased for the book club. Please note date change for April! Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 864-1565. Email: daleallgeier@outlook.com. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1446726086281632. Browse to venue web site http://www.wernerbooks.com/.

Apr 27 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA (Erie) Transgender Support Group meets (Compton's Table, 3104 State St, Erie, PA 16508) 2 PM - 5 PM. Meetings are hosted at Compton's Table, 3401 State St, Erie PA. All current CDC, state, and local guidelines for meeting indoors will be observed. Meetings are always confidential and completely free. Venue Phone: (814) 580-8185. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site https://comptonstable.org/.

Apr 27 (Sat) - Colors Unity Annual Spring Dinner (St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 109 S Barry St, Olean, NY 14760) 4 PM - 7 PM. Members: free. Non-Members: $5 single/$8 couple/$12 family. RSVP with attendance count and dish to pass. Venue Phone: (716) 372-5628. Email: colors.14760@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/COLORSinOlean14760. Browse to venue web site https://ststephensolean.net/.

Apr 27 (Sat) - Erie Trans Picnics Makeup Class (Compton's Table, 3104 State St, Erie, PA 16508) 6 PM. We are hosting a community-led makeup class for all genders and ages. Already really good at makeup? Come share your skills! Just starting out? Come learn some fun tricks with some fellow trans people! Need help picking out makeup before the event? DM us! We're here to help you. Venue Phone: (814) 580-8185. Email: mgwensinger@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.instagram.com/erietranspicnics/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/425687863307698. Browse to venue web site https://comptonstable.org/.

Apr 28 (Sun) - Live & Let Live AA Chapter meets (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1603 W 32nd St, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. LGBTQA-friendly AA meeting. Phone: (814) 844-2600. Venue Phone: (814) 864-6831. Browse to http://www.aaeriepa.org. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Calvary-Lutheran-Church-120337614645497/.

Apr 29 (Mon) - Zone Monday Night Karaoke with DJ Nitro (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9 PM - 12 AM. Doors open 8 PM. No cover. 21 & over with state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Apr 30 (Tue) - Zone Tuesday Game Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Bring your own game or use ours. (Must submit an ID for us to hold while game is in use.) Happy hour 8-10 PM. $1 off bottled beers. $2 well drinks. No cover. 21 & over with ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 1 (Wed) - Erie's Queer Happy Hour (Oasis Pub, 3122 W Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16505) 6 PM - 9 PM. This event will be held in the backroom at Oasis. This event is open to everyone. However, those under 18 years of age will need a guardian to attend. In accordance with State law, only those 21+ can have alcoholic beverages. Contact: Alex Sphon. Phone: (814) 314-9075. Venue Phone: (814) 833-1212. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. Browse to venue web site https://oasispuberie.com/.

May 1 (Wed) - Wednesday Night Trivia with Rebecca Mae (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9:30 PM. Hosted by Rebecca Mae. Doors open at 8 pm. Play right on your phone! Fabulous prizes! Trivia begins at 9:30 pm. Happy hour 8 PM-10 PM. $1 off bottled beer.  $2 well drinks. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 2 (Thu) - Lotz of Tea with Mona (Lotz of Tea) 7 PM. With co-host Large Marge. Live streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LotzofTea.

May 2 (Thu) - Zone Flow Together (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 10 PM. Hosted by Ashen Grove with Snarebear and Buffy Lynn Hayes. Learn to Poi dance with us! Doors open at 8 pm. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 3 (Fri) - I F*cked You In My Spaceship by Louis Emmitt-Stern (Compass Performing Arts Center, 545 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222) Space. The Final Frontier. Buffalo United Artists, by special arrangement with Berlin Associates, is thrilled to present 'I F*cked You In My Spaceship' by Louis Emmitt-Stern, directed by BUA's Co-Artistic Director, Rick Lattimer. Starring Andrew Brown, Sandra Roberts, Jason Francey, Paige Batt, Jeremy Catania and Aaron Saldana. Louis Emmitt-Stern's uncanny and razor-sharp sci-fi comedy-drama premiered at the Vault Festival 2023 (London, England). It won the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work before transferring to Soho Theatre. 'I F*cked You In My Spaceship' is devilishly funny, exploring modern-day queer relationships, polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, and the inevitable failings when communication breaks down. Welcome to the start of Buffalo United Artists 32nd Season! Due to Sexual Content No One Under 18 is allowed to be admitted. Phone: (716) 886-9239. Venue Phone: (716) 697-0837. Email: buffalobua@gmail.com. Browse to https://buffalounitedartists.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-fcked-you-in-my-spaceship-by-louis-emmitt-stern-tickets-866025033187. Browse to venue web site https://compassperformingartscenter.com.

May 3 - 5 (Fri - Sun) - Opening Weekend (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Welcome Back Boys! The sun rises again at Jones Pond as we welcome our campers back for Season 34. We hope you are as excited as we are to begin the camping season. It's time to open up your RVs, set up your tents and get ready for the wide range of activities and events we have planned for you this season. This weekend enjoy our first dances, first parties and first campfires of the season with us. Come play with us and help us kick off the season of making memories to last a lifetime. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.jonespond.com/events/opening-weekend-1.

May 4 (Sat) - Erie Trans Picnics: Zoo Day (Erie Zoo, 423 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 2 PM - 5 PM. Join us at the Erie Zoo for a relaxing afternoon with the animals. All ages and genders welcome. Meet at 2 in the courtyard just after the front gates. Venue Phone: (814) 864-4091. Email: mgwensinger@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.instagram.com/erietranspicnics/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1416667875654553. Browse to venue web site https://www.eriezoo.org/.

May 5 (Sun) - International Family Equality Day (IFED) Celebrates the Diversity of Families globally. The Council of Europe recognises the IFED as an important tool to combat homophobia and transphobia and to promote a tolerant and cohesive society. Browse to http://internationalfamilyequalityday.org/.

May 5 (Sun) - Aging with Pride planning meeting (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 1932 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 1 PM - 3 PM. Planning meetings are open to anyone interested in helping to plan activities for Aging with Pride. Meetings generally run for about 2 hours with coffee and light refreshments provided. Contact: Dale Allgeier. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/.

May 5 (Sun) - Full Spectrum LGBTQIA+ Youth Peer Support & Social Group meets (Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center, 660 W Earle Ave, Youngstown, OH 44511) 4 PM - 6 PM. Ages 14-17, under 14 with signed parental consent form. Phone: (234) 254-8924. Browse to https://www.fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org/.

May 5 (Sun) - Live & Let Live AA Chapter meets (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1603 W 32nd St, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. LGBTQA-friendly AA meeting. Phone: (814) 844-2600. Venue Phone: (814) 864-6831. Browse to http://www.aaeriepa.org. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Calvary-Lutheran-Church-120337614645497/.

May 6 (Mon) - Zone Monday Night Karaoke with DJ Nitro (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9 PM - 12 AM. Doors open 8 PM. No cover. 21 & over with state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 7 (Tue) - LGBTQIA+ Recovery Support Group (UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor, 1330 W 26th St, Erie, PA) 5 PM - 6 PM. Our mission is to provide a supportive and empowering space for LGBTQIA+ individuals who are dealing with substance use disorders. We strive to create an inclusive, strengths-based community where participants can find understanding, acceptance, and inspiration to overcome any challenges they may be facing. Through support, education, and resources, we aim to foster personal growth, resilience, and long-term recovery. For more information about the LGBTQIA+ Recovery Support Group, please call 814-451-2246. Phone: (814) 459-9300.

May 7 (Tue) - Zone Tuesday Game Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Bring your own game or use ours. (Must submit an ID for us to hold while game is in use.) Happy hour 8-10 PM. $1 off bottled beers. $2 well drinks. No cover. 21 & over with ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 8 (Wed) - Aging with Pride Game Night (Werner Books & Coffee, 3608 Liberty St, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM - 8 PM. Bring games and/or cards with you, or just come to play what others bring. Contact: Steve. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 864-1565. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.wernerbooks.com/.

May 8 (Wed) - Wednesday Night Trivia with Rebecca Mae (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9:30 PM. Hosted by Rebecca Mae. Doors open at 8 pm. Play right on your phone! Fabulous prizes! Trivia begins at 9:30 pm. Happy hour 8 PM-10 PM. $1 off bottled beer.  $2 well drinks. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 9 (Thu) - Zone Flow Together (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 10 PM. Hosted by Ashen Grove with Snarebear and Buffy Lynn Hayes. Learn to Poi dance with us! Doors open at 8 pm. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 10 - 12 (Fri - Sun) - Onesie Weekend (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Cozy Up at the Pond! Who's ready for a casual weekend getaway where everyone wears comfy, silly onesies the entire time. That's exactly what we have planned for you at Jones Pond this weekend. Wear your onesies the entire weekend. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, parties, cosmos, dances...IT'S ONESIE weekend! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.jonespond.com/events/onesie-weekend-2.

May 11 (Sat) - ASCEND Erie Affintity Session for QFTW (ASCEND Erie, 426 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 8 PM. Join ASCEND as we celebrate our diverse communities with Affinity Sessions - climbing sessions dedicated to individuals who haven't always had equal access to or treatment within the sport. It's a space dedicated to intentional inclusivity, not exclusivity, and we invite you to participate and be a part of these efforts. Sessions are the second Saturday of the month and alternate between BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in even-numbered months and QFTW (Queer, Femme, Trans, Women) in odd-numbered months. Please register for session at https://www.ascendclimbing.com/programs/community/community-schedule or by contacting the front desk These FREE climbing sessions are intended only for those in our community who identify with these affinity groups. Rental gear included. Phone: (582) 228-9035. Browse to https://www.ascendclimbing.com/equity.

May 12 (Sun) - Live & Let Live AA Chapter meets (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1603 W 32nd St, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. LGBTQA-friendly AA meeting. Phone: (814) 844-2600. Venue Phone: (814) 864-6831. Browse to http://www.aaeriepa.org. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Calvary-Lutheran-Church-120337614645497/.

May 13 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News June 2024 print edition (#343) (Erie Gay News, 1115 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502-1105) Please have all articles, ads, and submissions in by this date. This issue will be released on the evening of Tuesday, May 21. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to https://www.eriegaynews.com.

May 13 (Mon) - Erie County Democratic Party LGBTQIA+ Caucus meets via Zoom (Zoom) 7 PM. General meeting on Zoom. Voting members must be a registered Democrat living in Erie County. Straight/cisgender allies welcome! Contact Michael Mahler at (814) 456-9833 or mmahler@eriedems.com for Zoom meeting info. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ErieDemsLGBTQIA/.

May 13 (Mon) - Zone Monday Night Karaoke with DJ Nitro (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9 PM - 12 AM. Doors open 8 PM. No cover. 21 & over with state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 14 (Tue) - PFLAG of Chautauqua meeting (Secret Undisclosed Location, 100 E 2nd St 2nd Floor, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6:30 PM. PFLAG of Chautauqua, a support group for allies, loved ones and the entire Queer community. Please visit our Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/594395124695283, or email PFLAGCHQ@GMAIL.COM or call (814) 313-4495 for details. Phone: (814) 313-4495. Venue Phone: (716) 846-1398. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/594395124695283. Browse to venue web site http://www.secretundisclosed.com/.

May 14 (Tue) - TransFamily of NWPA (Meadville) Transgender Support Group meets (Empowerment with Grace, 941 Federal Ct Ste 104, Meadville, PA 16335) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. For GPS use: the address is 296 Chestnut Street - it’s the old post office building. Our entrance is on the side of the building, off of Federal court (which is the smaller side street.) We are basically across the street from Julian’s. Contact: Richelle Kohler. Venue Phone: (814) 332-0359. Browse to https://transfamilynwpa.org/.

May 14 (Tue) - Youngstown PFLAG meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. If you're GLBT, a parent of someone who is, or an ally and you're looking for emotional support, we encourage you to attend Youngstown PFLAG's monthly support group. You will be surrounded by understanding peers from the valley who will be able to listen and help. Support groups are open to the public, and it starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/.

May 14 (Tue) - Zone Tuesday Game Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Bring your own game or use ours. (Must submit an ID for us to hold while game is in use.) Happy hour 8-10 PM. $1 off bottled beers. $2 well drinks. No cover. 21 & over with ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 15 (Wed) - Wednesday Night Trivia with Rebecca Mae (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9:30 PM. Hosted by Rebecca Mae. Doors open at 8 pm. Play right on your phone! Fabulous prizes! Trivia begins at 9:30 pm. Happy hour 8 PM-10 PM. $1 off bottled beer.  $2 well drinks. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 16 (Thu) - National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day was established to draw awareness to and appreciation of the lifetime of contributions made by LGBT older adults. The gains made in recent years toward LGBT equality sit squarely on the backs of those whose struggles and victories, extraordinary courage and everyday authenticity pioneered the path toward freedom. National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day works to unite the LGBTQ community and its allies to celebrate and thank those individuals who fought on behalf of us all. #LGBTEldersDay Browse to https://www.lgbteldersday.org/.

May 16 (Thu) - Queer Open Mic (Compton's Table, 3104 State St, Erie, PA 16508) 6 PM - 10 PM. Come hang out at our monthly open mics hosted by the awesome, talented, and slaying Gwen Elaine! FREE! BYOB (wrist bands provided for anyone with alcohol). if you want to register as a performer, email info@comptonstable.org Contact: Gwen Elaine. Phone: (814) 580-8185. Browse to https://comptonstable.org/.

May 16 (Thu) - Lotz of Tea with Mona (Lotz of Tea) 7 PM. With co-host Large Marge. Live streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LotzofTea.

May 16 (Thu) - Zone Flow Together (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 10 PM. Hosted by Ashen Grove with Snarebear and Buffy Lynn Hayes. Learn to Poi dance with us! Doors open at 8 pm. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 17 - 19 (Fri - Sun) - Hot Flash-Back (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Get Retro with Us! Step back in time and join us for Hot Flash-Back Weekend, one of our newest theme weekends at the Pond. It's about flashing back to the music of yesteryear. 70s, 80s, House Music and Techno, we have it all. It's a different theme at each dance so be sure to dress for both Friday & Saturday. Saturday afternoon get your caftans and bulky costume jewelry and join us for ourMrs Roper Romp. The romp is a costumed park crawl based on Mrs. Helen Roper, a character on the 1970s TV show, "Three's Company." Mrs. Roper was the wisecracking, caftan-wearing, love-deprived wife of landlord Stanley Roper. You can dress like Stanley, too! Before the dance, get to know your fellow campers with Fast Friends in Five Minutes. It's a bit like speed dating but geared towards getting to know people better. We will have a set of structured questions to get you started along with some fun, low-pressure ways to interact and express yourself. We will start off with a group Icebreaker to get the ball rolling. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.jonespond.com/events/hot-flash-back.

May 17 (Fri) - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia First celebrated in 2005, the main purpose of the May 17 mobilizations is to raise awareness of violence, discrimination, and repression of LGBT communities worldwide. Browse to https://dayagainsthomophobia.org/.

May 17 (Fri) - Journey: Healing Together - LGBTQ+ Affirmative Game Night (Journey: Healing Together, 201 W. 11th Street, Erie, PA 16501) 5 PM. Gather around 5pm for a couple of hours to geek out with fellow gamers. Ages 18+ choose from a variety of board, card, dice, games. As the group grows, smaller groups can split off and play different games. There are plenty of quiet spaces avaialble to regroup for those of us who can get over stimulated sometimes. Hosted by Eric Reiche, Milo Orr, and Leo Ferko, there are opportunities to meet up with friends new and familiar. We are definitely an LGBTQ+ affirming space! Allies and Accomplices welcome! $5 suggested donation. Phone: (814) 867-5309. Browse to https://journeyht.org/.

May 18 (Sat) - HIV Vaccine Awareness Day This day is a chance to thank the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a time to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) leads this observance. #HVAD Browse to https://www.niaid.nih.gov/.

May 18 (Sat) - WNY Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk and LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Fair (Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132) 9 AM - 2 PM. We are merging our WNY LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Fair into the WNY Pride 5K to create an event focused on LGBTQ+ health and well-being. This is fun run/walk, so you can run, strut, or sashay your way across the finish line! Featured Drag Performer at the WNY Pride 5K is Buffalo's own and legendary ... Freddie Hercury! Phone: (716) 298-7656. Venue Phone: (716) 614-6222. Email: info@NiagaraPride.org. Browse to http://niagarapride.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/.

May 18 (Sat) - Journey: Healing Together - LGBTQ+ Crafternoon (Journey: Healing Together, 201 W. 11th Street, Erie, PA 16501) 11 AM - 2 PM. CottageCore and Curious Crafter’s alike are welcome! Journey: Healing Together hosts a casual time of crafting and conversation. Crafting is a great anxiety reducer and being around great people while you're creating is even better! We are a Queer-Affirming space so LGBTQ+, Allies and Accomplices are welcome! $5 suggested donation per person or $10 max per family (Children welcome, although we do not provide any childcare or facilitation). Phone: (814) 867-5309. Browse to https://journeyht.org/.

May 18 (Sat) - Aging with Pride Book Club - The Sweetness of Ware by Nathan Haddis (Werner Books & Coffee, 3608 Liberty St, Erie, PA 16508) 1 PM - 3 PM. Planning meetings are open to anyone interested in helping to plan activities for Aging with Pride. Meetings generally run for about 2 hours with coffee and light refreshments provided. Contact: Dale Allgeier. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 864-1565. Email: daleallgeier@outlook.com. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1175149300526379. Browse to venue web site http://www.wernerbooks.com/.

May 19 (Sun) - Agender Pride Day To be agender means to not identify as any particular gender. Agender is also called genderblank , genderfree, genderless, gendervoid, non-gendered, ungendered, or null gender. The agender identity falls under the nonbinary umbrella and (sometimes) the transgender umbrella.

May 19 (Sun) - National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day A national campaign to end silence and shame about HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. #APIMay19 Browse to http://www.banyantreeproject.org/.

May 19 (Sun) - Aging with Pride planning meeting (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 1932 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 1 PM - 3 PM. Planning meetings are open to anyone interested in helping to plan activities for Aging with Pride. Meetings generally run for about 2 hours with coffee and light refreshments provided. Contact: Dale Allgeier. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/.

May 19 (Sun) - Full Spectrum LGBTQIA+ Adult Peer Support Group meets (Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center, 660 W Earle Ave, Youngstown, OH 44511) 4 PM - 6 PM. Free to all LGBTQIA+ ages 18 and older. Entrance to the center is the red ramp on the side of the building off of the parking lot. Please do not use the front door! Phone: (234) 254-8924. Browse to https://www.fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org/.

May 19 (Sun) - Journey: Healing Together - Gentle Yoga with Serene Bear Yoga (Journey: Healing Together, 201 W. 11th Street, Erie, PA 16501) 5 PM. Phone: (814) 867-5309. Browse to https://journeyht.org/.

May 19 (Sun) - Live & Let Live AA Chapter meets (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1603 W 32nd St, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. LGBTQA-friendly AA meeting. Phone: (814) 844-2600. Venue Phone: (814) 864-6831. Browse to http://www.aaeriepa.org. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Calvary-Lutheran-Church-120337614645497/.

May 20 (Mon) - Zone Monday Night Karaoke with DJ Nitro (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9 PM - 12 AM. Doors open 8 PM. No cover. 21 & over with state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 21 (Tue) - Erie County HIV Task Force meets (Hybrid) (Erie County Department of Health (ECDH), 606 W 2nd St, Erie, PA 16507) 1 PM. The Erie County HIV Task Force is a collaboration of local organizations and individuals dedicated to educating, supporting, and advocating for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of infection. Zoom Meeting ID: 927 9128 9996. Passcode: 940728 Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92791289996?pwd=UVlySWxGV1N1YmRmdjRKcExXVEQrQT09 Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 451-6700. Venue Phone: (814) 451-6700. Browse to https://echiv.org/. Browse to venue web site https://eriecountypa.gov/departments/health/.

May 21 (Tue) - LGBTQIA+ Recovery Support Group (UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor, 1330 W 26th St, Erie, PA) 5 PM - 6 PM. Our mission is to provide a supportive and empowering space for LGBTQIA+ individuals who are dealing with substance use disorders. We strive to create an inclusive, strengths-based community where participants can find understanding, acceptance, and inspiration to overcome any challenges they may be facing. Through support, education, and resources, we aim to foster personal growth, resilience, and long-term recovery. For more information about the LGBTQIA+ Recovery Support Group, please call 814-451-2246. Phone: (814) 459-9300.

May 21 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 1932 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 7 PM. Help us get out the print edition of Erie Gay News. Volunteers are very much welcome and needed! You can also sign up for the Erie GLBT News and Events list at https://lists.eriegaynews.com/. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to https://www.eriegaynews.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1467181830512610.

May 21 (Tue) - Zone Tuesday Game Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Bring your own game or use ours. (Must submit an ID for us to hold while game is in use.) Happy hour 8-10 PM. $1 off bottled beers. $2 well drinks. No cover. 21 & over with ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 22 (Wed) - Harvey Milk Day Celebrated to honor Harvey Milk, assassinated politician, on his birthday, it is celebrated officially in California, Milk's home state. Browse to http://milkfoundation.org/.

May 22 (Wed) - NW PA Pride Alliance LGBTQIA and Allies Happy Hour (Julian's Bar & Grill, 299 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335) 5:30 PM - 9 PM. Travis and Brett came up with the idea of having a monthly happy hour get together for the LGBT and allies community in Crawford County. ALL are WELCOME. This is a time to network and socialize with the LBGTQ community and allies in the Meadville area, make new friends and meet people you may not know. An RSVP would be appreciated by not necessary. All are welcome so please share and spread the word! Don't forget to bring your business cards for exchange. Phone: (814) 314-9075. Venue Phone: (814) 337-8513. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Julians-Bar-Grill-1590463787848338/.

May 22 (Wed) - Wednesday Night Trivia with Rebecca Mae (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9:30 PM. Hosted by Rebecca Mae. Doors open at 8 pm. Play right on your phone! Fabulous prizes! Trivia begins at 9:30 pm. Happy hour 8 PM-10 PM. $1 off bottled beer.  $2 well drinks. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 23 (Thu) - Mild to Wild Discussion Group (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM - 7:30 PM. Mild to Wild is a discussion group about sex and substance use designed for gay and bisexual men and folks of trans experience. Meets in person at MHA and also on Zoom. Phone: (716) 661-9044.

May 23 (Thu) - Zone Flow Together (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 10 PM. Hosted by Ashen Grove with Snarebear and Buffy Lynn Hayes. Learn to Poi dance with us! Doors open at 8 pm. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 24 - 27 (Fri - Mon) - Memorial Day Weekend (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) SPCA Fundraising Weekend! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.jonespond.com/events/memorial-day-weekend-2.

May 24 (Fri) - Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day This is a day to celebrate the pansexual and panromantic community and educate others on the community. Browse to https://thepancommunity.tumblr.com/faq.

May 25 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA (Erie) Transgender Support Group meets (Compton's Table, 3104 State St, Erie, PA 16508) 2 PM - 5 PM. Meetings are hosted at Compton's Table, 3401 State St, Erie PA. All current CDC, state, and local guidelines for meeting indoors will be observed. Meetings are always confidential and completely free. Venue Phone: (814) 580-8185. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site https://comptonstable.org/.

May 25 (Sat) - Pride Prom 2024 (Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center, 7794 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509) 7 PM - 11 PM. Tickets are $30. ($25 If purchased prior to 4/1/24)This event is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Appetizers and cash bar (21+ only) will be available. Music will be provided by DJ Dave Rapp. For the safety of those in attendance, security has been hired. Phone: (814) 314-9075. Venue Phone: (814) 866-9999. Email: president@nwpapride.org. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://checkout.square.site/merchant/NSNDA8T16SGXJ/checkout/VQ4ID4L5WK5TLUSPXIQYLVEU. Browse to venue web site http://www.ambassadorerie.com/.

May 26 (Sun) - Pittsburgh Pride Bigger Gayer Picniq (Allegheny Commons Park West, 810 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) 1 PM - 7 PM. MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND / 21+ TO DRINK. MUST HAVE PROPER ID TO ATTEND. NO OUTSIDE LIQUOR OR BEER IS PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT/. Join us for an exceptional Memorial Day weekend at our Inaugural Event, the BIGGER GAYER PICNIQ. We guarantee an unforgettable experience as your admission provides access to a delightful picnic buffet showcasing an array of options, including vegan options. As well as a phenomenal drag extravaganza at 4 pm. Quench your thirst at our bars, offering a selection of your favorite cocktails, beers, and seltzers. Complimentary soft drinks and water will also be readily available. Please bear in mind to consume responsibly and ensure a safe journey home - never drink and drive. Let's come together to make this Memorial Day weekend truly special! Email: info@pittsburghpride.com. Browse to https://www.pittsburghpride.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://pittsburghpride.regfox.com/gayer-bigger-picniq.

May 26 (Sun) - Live & Let Live AA Chapter meets (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1603 W 32nd St, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. LGBTQA-friendly AA meeting. Phone: (814) 844-2600. Venue Phone: (814) 864-6831. Browse to http://www.aaeriepa.org. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Calvary-Lutheran-Church-120337614645497/.

May 27 (Mon) - Zone Monday Night Karaoke with DJ Nitro (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9 PM - 12 AM. Doors open 8 PM. No cover. 21 & over with state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 28 (Tue) - Zone Tuesday Game Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Bring your own game or use ours. (Must submit an ID for us to hold while game is in use.) Happy hour 8-10 PM. $1 off bottled beers. $2 well drinks. No cover. 21 & over with ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 29 (Wed) - Wednesday Night Trivia with Rebecca Mae (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9:30 PM. Hosted by Rebecca Mae. Doors open at 8 pm. Play right on your phone! Fabulous prizes! Trivia begins at 9:30 pm. Happy hour 8 PM-10 PM. $1 off bottled beer.  $2 well drinks. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 30 - Jun 3 (Thu - Mon) - Friends & Family Weekend (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Welcome to the Pond! Friends & Family Weekend is a special time for us at Jones Pond and we work hard to make it welcoming and inclusive for all attendees. Friends & Family starts at noon Thursday and runs until 11am Monday. We look forward to welcoming your friends & family to the Pond this weekend. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.jonespond.com/events/friends-and-family-weekend-4.

May 30 (Thu) - Teen Trans support group meets (G.A. Family Services, 210 Gustavus Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701) 5 PM. Contact: Kaden Mason. Phone: (716) 708-6161. Browse to http://gafamilyservices.org/.

May 30 (Thu) - Zone Flow Together (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 10 PM. Hosted by Ashen Grove with Snarebear and Buffy Lynn Hayes. Learn to Poi dance with us! Doors open at 8 pm. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 1 - 30 (Sat - Sun) - LGBT Pride Month June is celebrated as Pride in honor of the Stonewall Riots, though Pride events occur all year round. It also marks the month that same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States.

Jun 2 (Sun) - Aging with Pride planning meeting (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 1932 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 1 PM - 3 PM. Planning meetings are open to anyone interested in helping to plan activities for Aging with Pride. Meetings generally run for about 2 hours with coffee and light refreshments provided. Contact: Dale Allgeier. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/.

Jun 2 (Sun) - Full Spectrum LGBTQIA+ Youth Peer Support & Social Group meets (Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center, 660 W Earle Ave, Youngstown, OH 44511) 4 PM - 6 PM. Ages 14-17, under 14 with signed parental consent form. Phone: (234) 254-8924. Browse to https://www.fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org/.

Jun 2 (Sun) - Live & Let Live AA Chapter meets (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1603 W 32nd St, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. LGBTQA-friendly AA meeting. Phone: (814) 844-2600. Venue Phone: (814) 864-6831. Browse to http://www.aaeriepa.org. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Calvary-Lutheran-Church-120337614645497/.

Jun 3 (Mon) - Zone Monday Night Karaoke with DJ Nitro (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9 PM - 12 AM. Doors open 8 PM. No cover. 21 & over with state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 4 (Tue) - LGBTQIA+ Recovery Support Group (UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor, 1330 W 26th St, Erie, PA) 5 PM - 6 PM. Our mission is to provide a supportive and empowering space for LGBTQIA+ individuals who are dealing with substance use disorders. We strive to create an inclusive, strengths-based community where participants can find understanding, acceptance, and inspiration to overcome any challenges they may be facing. Through support, education, and resources, we aim to foster personal growth, resilience, and long-term recovery. For more information about the LGBTQIA+ Recovery Support Group, please call 814-451-2246. Phone: (814) 459-9300.

Jun 4 (Tue) - Zone Tuesday Game Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Bring your own game or use ours. (Must submit an ID for us to hold while game is in use.) Happy hour 8-10 PM. $1 off bottled beers. $2 well drinks. No cover. 21 & over with ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 5 (Wed) - HIV Long-Term Survivors Day This day celebrates and honors long-term survivors of the epidemic and raises awareness of their needs, issues and journeys. Browse to https://medium.com/hiv-long-term-survivors-awareness-day-hltsad.

Jun 5 (Wed) - Erie's Queer Happy Hour (Oasis Pub, 3122 W Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16505) 6 PM - 9 PM. This event will be held in the backroom at Oasis. This event is open to everyone. However, those under 18 years of age will need a guardian to attend. In accordance with State law, only those 21+ can have alcoholic beverages. Contact: Alex Sphon. Phone: (814) 314-9075. Venue Phone: (814) 833-1212. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. Browse to venue web site https://oasispuberie.com/.

Jun 5 (Wed) - Wednesday Night Trivia with Rebecca Mae (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9:30 PM. Hosted by Rebecca Mae. Doors open at 8 pm. Play right on your phone! Fabulous prizes! Trivia begins at 9:30 pm. Happy hour 8 PM-10 PM. $1 off bottled beer.  $2 well drinks. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 6 (Thu) - Lotz of Tea with Mona (Lotz of Tea) 7 PM. With co-host Large Marge. Live streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LotzofTea.

Jun 6 (Thu) - Zone Flow Together (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 10 PM. Hosted by Ashen Grove with Snarebear and Buffy Lynn Hayes. Learn to Poi dance with us! Doors open at 8 pm. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 7 - 9 (Fri - Sun) - GAYmer Weekend with Riley Dethier (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) GAYmer Weekend is our version of "Gen Con", one of the largest annual gaming conventions in the United States. We are thrilled that our GAYmer event will be hosted by Riley Dethier, the owner of Dice Versa in Rochester, NY. He will facilitate our Saturday afternoon event. GAYmer afternoon starts at 1pm Saturday and focuses on tabletop gaming, board games, and card games. Video gaming has also become a part of the convention in recent years. TVs will be available in the game room (barn). Riley will be bringing games with him for the event but we also encourage you to bring your favorites as well. On Saturday night we are hosting our first Cosplay Dance at Jones Pond. A cosplay dance is an event where people dress up and portray characters from movies, TV shows, video games, anime, manga, or other media. Cosplay is short for "costume play". Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.jonespond.com/events/gaymer-weekend-with-riley-dethier.

Jun 8 (Sat) - Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Group Bimonthly Meeting (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM - 9 PM. Changing rooms will be available if needed. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/127711820595493. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Jun 9 (Sun) - Live & Let Live AA Chapter meets (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1603 W 32nd St, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. LGBTQA-friendly AA meeting. Phone: (814) 844-2600. Venue Phone: (814) 864-6831. Browse to http://www.aaeriepa.org. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Calvary-Lutheran-Church-120337614645497/.

Jun 10 (Mon) - Erie County Democratic Party LGBTQIA+ Caucus meets via Zoom (Zoom) 7 PM. General meeting on Zoom. Voting members must be a registered Democrat living in Erie County. Straight/cisgender allies welcome! Contact Michael Mahler at (814) 456-9833 or mmahler@eriedems.com for Zoom meeting info. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ErieDemsLGBTQIA/.

Jun 10 (Mon) - Zone Monday Night Karaoke with DJ Nitro (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9 PM - 12 AM. Doors open 8 PM. No cover. 21 & over with state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 11 (Tue) - PFLAG of Chautauqua meeting (Secret Undisclosed Location, 100 E 2nd St 2nd Floor, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6:30 PM. PFLAG of Chautauqua, a support group for allies, loved ones and the entire Queer community. Please visit our Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/594395124695283, or email PFLAGCHQ@GMAIL.COM or call (814) 313-4495 for details. Phone: (814) 313-4495. Venue Phone: (716) 846-1398. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/594395124695283. Browse to venue web site http://www.secretundisclosed.com/.

Jun 11 (Tue) - TransFamily of NWPA (Meadville) Transgender Support Group meets (Empowerment with Grace, 941 Federal Ct Ste 104, Meadville, PA 16335) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. For GPS use: the address is 296 Chestnut Street - it’s the old post office building. Our entrance is on the side of the building, off of Federal court (which is the smaller side street.) We are basically across the street from Julian’s. Contact: Richelle Kohler. Venue Phone: (814) 332-0359. Browse to https://transfamilynwpa.org/.

Jun 11 (Tue) - Youngstown PFLAG meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. If you're GLBT, a parent of someone who is, or an ally and you're looking for emotional support, we encourage you to attend Youngstown PFLAG's monthly support group. You will be surrounded by understanding peers from the valley who will be able to listen and help. Support groups are open to the public, and it starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/.

Jun 11 (Tue) - Zone Tuesday Game Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Bring your own game or use ours. (Must submit an ID for us to hold while game is in use.) Happy hour 8-10 PM. $1 off bottled beers. $2 well drinks. No cover. 21 & over with ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 12 (Wed) - Pulse Night of Remembrance Annual day of US remembrance for the loss of 49 people in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.

Jun 12 (Wed) - Aging with Pride Game Night (Werner Books & Coffee, 3608 Liberty St, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM - 8 PM. Bring games and/or cards with you, or just come to play what others bring. Contact: Steve. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 864-1565. Browse to https://agingwithprideerie.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.wernerbooks.com/.

Jun 12 (Wed) - Wednesday Night Trivia with Rebecca Mae (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 9:30 PM. Hosted by Rebecca Mae. Doors open at 8 pm. Play right on your phone! Fabulous prizes! Trivia begins at 9:30 pm. Happy hour 8 PM-10 PM. $1 off bottled beer.  $2 well drinks. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 13 (Thu) - Zone Flow Together (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 10 PM. Hosted by Ashen Grove with Snarebear and Buffy Lynn Hayes. Learn to Poi dance with us! Doors open at 8 pm. No cover. 21+ with valid state-issued ID. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to https://thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 14 - 16 (Fri - Sun) - Jones Pond Pride (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Come show your true pride at Jones Pond Pride, sponsored by our 200 block of seasonal campers. On Saturday afternoon it's our big PRIDE block party. Free food and drinks, our 50/50 draw plus over $1,000 in prizes to be won. Don't forget to bring a little $$ for the tickets, we will be accepting Venmo. Happy Pride Boys! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.jonespond.com/events/jones-pond-pride-1.

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