January 2018

Jan 23 - Mar 4 (Tue - Sun) - "Rough Trade: Clay Bodies and Queer Visions" (Allegheny College, 520 North Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335) Opening Reception, Jan. 23, 7:00 - 9:00PM, Curated by Wesley Harvey, Darren Lee Miller, and Ian F. Thomas. Artists invited have created new works for this show to explore traditional craft, non-normative identity, power play, and risky assignations through ceramic sculpture and functional ware. Artists are Mark Burns, Jeremy Brooks, Wesley Harvey, Ryan Wilson Kelly, Kathy King, Matt Nolen, Anne Drew Potter, Anthony Sonnenberg, Caitlin Rose Sweet, HM Thompson and Triesch Volker. Phone: (814) 332-3100. Browse to http://allegheny.edu/.

February 2018

Feb 9 - 25 (Fri - Sun) - "Deathtrap" (Erie Playhouse, 13 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501) "Dealing with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops, and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes, Deathtrap provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment." Phone: (814) 454-2852. Email: info@erieplayhouse.org. Browse to http://www.erieplayhouse.org/.

Feb 24 (Sat) - Imperial Court of Buffalo: Ladies Night at the Follies (Hamlin House Restaurant, 432 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202) "Showcasing the women of Imperial Court of Buffalo." Proceeds benefit ICOB charities, $25 Venue Phone: (716) 885-8084. Email: Info@ImperialCourtOfBuffalo.com . Browse to http://www.imperialcourtofbuffalo.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.hamlinhouse.com/.

Feb 24 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA (Erie) Transgender Support Group meets (Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community, and we attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender people in Erie County. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 455-9414. Email: Caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.cvcerie.org.

Feb 24 (Sat) - TransFamily of Titusville Transgender Support Group meets (YWCA Activities Building, 212 N. Franklin St, Titusville, PA 16354) 3 PM - 6 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Email: caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.titusvilleymca.org/.

Feb 24 (Sat) - LBT Women of Erie goes to Lady Royals Softball Teams' Casino Night (Belle Valley Fire Hall, 1514 Norcross Rd, Erie, PA 16510) 4 PM - 8 PM. Please help support the Lady Royals Softball Teams' Casino Night.This is a 21yrs old or older event!! Tickets are $10 each (they will be available for presale & at the door). Each ticket purchases gets you admission plus food & beer. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 490-3994. Venue Phone: (814) 825-4359. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.bellevalleyfire.com/.

Feb 24 (Sat) - Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group provides support and encouragement for both MTF and FTM transgender individuals. The group meets for discussion the fourth Saturday of each month at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church; 7180 Perry Highway, Erie PA, followed by dinner at a local restaurant and dancing at The Zone Dance Club. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: shub1@suite224.net. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Feb 25 (Sun) - Rebecca Mae's Drag Brunch (Metropolitan Event Center, 144 W 13th St, Erie, PA 16501) 12 PM - 4 PM. Come sip on some mimosas and eat some delicious food while myself and my monthly guests whirl and twirl for you! This month is featuring Ariel Versace, Siren Kelly, Evon Michelle and Erie’s Icon, Michelle Michaels. Don’t miss the FIRST EVER DRAG BRUNCH for Erie, PA. Tickets are $35 and include brunch, entertainers and bottomless mimosas. Phone: (814) 384-1582. Venue Phone: (814) 455-0444. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/rebeccamaesdragbrunch/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://buytickets.at/rebeccamaesdragbrunch.

Feb 25 (Sun) - Out of the Past documentary: Regional GSA Movie Night (Erie Movie House, 3424 W Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16505) 3 PM - 5 PM. Transportation is available. Please email to receive free bus tokens for the event. We will watch the award-winning documentary Out of the Past, which talks about the struggle for LGBT rights in America. Free popcorn and soft drinks provided. Vintage video games are also part of the package. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 636-1662. Email: ErieRegionalGSA@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://eriemoviehouse.wix.com/erie-movie-house.

Feb 25 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Quarterly Rite of Offering (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm, ritual at 6:00pm and a potluck dinner to follow. Contact: Rev. Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: grollwynn72@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.wlg-adf.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Feb 27 (Tue) - "We'll Meet Again: Coming Out" (PBS) Check local listings. "Join Ann Curry as people who first met during the early days of the LGBT movement reunite." This is an episode from Curry's new documentary series, which examines dramatic events from history via the personal stories of those who experienced them. Browse to http://www.pbs.org/meet-again.

March 2018

Mar 1 (Thu) - "A Chorus Line" (Warner Theatre, 811 State St, Erie, PA 16501) Part of the Erie Broadway Series. Phone: (814) 452-4857. Browse to http://www.erieevents.com/about/warner_theatre.htm.

Mar 1 - 24 (Thu - Sat) - "The Nance" (Subversive Theatre/Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave, 3rd Floor in Suite #302, Buffalo, NY 14207) Phone: (716) 408-0499. Browse to http://subversivetheatre.org/.

Mar 1 (Thu) - Zero Discrimination Day #ZeroDiscrimination Day is observed to bring awareness that you can't get sick from interacting with people who have aids, that everybody should have "access health care safely and live life fully with dignity." as per Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director. The day is also used to bring attention to acceptance of non-straight fellow humans and not marginalise, discriminate or act cruelly against them, yet to instruct oneself on e.g. the gender continuum.

Mar 1 (Thu) - Oscar 2018: "Call Me By Your Name" (2017) (Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 1910 Rotunda Dr, Erie, PA 16509) 10 PM. It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Phone: (814) 866-3390. Browse to http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1491&.

Mar 3 (Sat) - "Sing It for the World: Renaissance City Choir 2018 Cabaret" (East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15406) Phone: (412) 345-1722. Venue Phone: (412) 441-3800. Email: rcc@rccpittsburgh.com. Browse to http://rccpittsburgh.com/. Browse to venue web site http://cathedralofhope.org/.

Mar 3 (Sat) - Oscar 2018: "Call Me By Your Name" (2017) (Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 1910 Rotunda Dr, Erie, PA 16509) 1 PM. It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Phone: (814) 866-3390. Browse to http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1491&.

Mar 3 (Sat) - Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) Otters Night (Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 10 PM. Join us on the upper deck for dinner, conversation, and some local excitement as the Erie Otters meet the Peterborough Petes. Buffet opens at 6:30 and game begins at 7 pm all on the upper deck. Buffet includes: Smith hot dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Arena chips and dip, Cookies. Tickets that include the game seat and the buffet are $37.00. Cash bar is also available. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 453-7117. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://greatereriealliance.com/event/geae-otters-night/. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieevents.com/.

Mar 7 (Wed) - "Hap and Leonard" Season 3 premiere (Sundance TV) Drama based on novels of Joe R. Lansdale, about the adventures of a black gay Vietnam vet and a white working class guy who spent time in prison for refusing to go to Vietnam. Browse to https://www.sundancetv.com/shows/hap-and-leonard.

Mar 7 (Wed) - "The Good Fight" Season 2 Premiere (CBS All Access) Browse to http://www.cbs.com.

Mar 7 (Wed) - "Call Me By Your Name" (2017) (Reg Lenna Center For The Arts, 116 East Third St, Jamestown, NY 14701) 7 PM. Only $5! Online ticket sales close one hour before performance start time when the box office opens. In the summer of 1983, in the north of Italy, Elio Perlman, (Chalamet) a 17-year-old American spends his days in his family's 17th century villa lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). One day Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate student working on his doctorate arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture. Soon, Elio and Oliver discover a summer that will alter their lives forever. Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, is based on the novel by André Aciman. Phone: (716) 484-7070. Email: info@reglenna.com. Browse to http://reglenna.com/.

Mar 7 (Wed) - Speaker: Aneesah Smith (Franklin G Pogue Student Center, 405 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA 16444) 7:30 PM. National speaker, activist and social justice educator, Director of LGBTQA Services at West Chester University and a faculty member for the Campus Pride Aneesah Smith will discuss hope, activism and solidarity. Contact: Pertrina Marrero. Phone: (814) 732-2842. Email: pmarrero@edinboro.edu . Browse to http://ww.aneesahsmith.com.

Mar 8 (Thu) - "Marvel's Jessica Jones" Season 2 begins (Netflix) Browse to https://www.netflix.com/marvelsjessicajones.

Mar 8 (Thu) - PFLAG Butler meets (Butler Area Public Library, 218 N McKean St, Butler, PA 16001) 5 PM - 7 PM. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 287-1715. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.butlerlibrary.info/.

Mar 8 (Thu) - Full Spectrum LGBT Teen Support Group (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6 PM - 8 PM. Open to teens ages 14 through 18 who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, and Queer, Transgender, Non-binary, and Intersex, etc. and loved ones in our area. Come and get support, share your story and make new friends in a confidential, safe space! Free, open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Phone: (330) 333-1658. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: info@fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org. Browse to https://www.fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Mar 9 - 25 (Fri - Sun) - All An Act Presents: Picasso at the Lapine Agile: A comedy by Steve Martin (All An Act Theatre, 652 W 17th St, Erie, PA 16502) Directed by J. D. Mizikowski. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 3 :00 PM. Starring Chris Bucci, Adele Crotty-Gross, Zachery Hoffman, David Mitchell,Jade Mitchell. Benjamin Robson, Emma Richardson, Jessica LaFlamme, Josiah Prittie, Jasson Wojuk, David Strazisar. **Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French library, Inc. New York, NY. Winner! 1996 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Off Broadway Play. This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. $1 of every admission benefits Community Shelter Services and Erie's Homeless.Ticket Prices: Adults $12, Seniors (55+) $10, Students $10. Contact: David Mitchell. Phone: (814) 450-8553. Email: director@allanact.net. Browse to http://www.allanact.net/.

Mar 10 (Sat) - "Sing It for the World: Renaissance City Choir 2018 Cabaret" (East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15406) Phone: (412) 345-1722. Venue Phone: (412) 441-3800. Email: rcc@rccpittsburgh.com. Browse to http://rccpittsburgh.com/. Browse to venue web site http://cathedralofhope.org/.

Mar 10 (Sat) - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health of the Department of Health and Human Services. The goals of this event are to raise awareness about the need for all women, especially pregnant women, to be tested and treated for HIV. #NWGHAAD

Mar 10 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville Transgender Support Group meets (Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS), 944 Liberty Street, Meadville, PA 16335) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Linda Thomas. Phone: (814) 232-1778. Venue Phone: (814) 333-2924. Email: imhzwoman4586@msn.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.chapsinc.org/.

Mar 10 (Sat) - VS Millennium Dance Party for HFAC (Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 119, 201 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760) 10 PM - 1 AM. "Come on out as Veronyca's Showgirls puts on a fabulous fundraiser to help Healthy Families Allegany-Cattaraugus" Browse to https://www.facebook.com/VeronycasShowgirls/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/958324550990719/.

Mar 11 (Sun) - "Sing It for the World: Renaissance City Choir 2018 Cabaret" (East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15406) Phone: (412) 345-1722. Venue Phone: (412) 441-3800. Email: rcc@rccpittsburgh.com. Browse to http://rccpittsburgh.com/. Browse to venue web site http://cathedralofhope.org/.

Mar 11 (Sun) - LBT Women of Erie meets (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 490-3994. Venue Phone: (814) 833-2739. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/brewhahaerie.

Mar 11 (Sun) - Over 40? ... So What? meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 4 PM - 6 PM. A warm, welcoming space for LGBT individuals age 40 and over to socialize, meet friends, finds support and discuss issues of importance to those of us in the prime of our lives. Contact: Dale Allgeier, LCSW. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: daleallgeier@outlook.com. Browse to http://www.lakeeriecounseling.com/.

Mar 11 (Sun) - Full Spectrum Transgender Support Group meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6 PM - 8 PM. Open to those who are transgender/intersex/nonbinary and loved ones in our area. Come and get support, share your story and make new friends in a confidential, safe space! Light refreshments served. Free, open to the public, and Confidential. Phone: (330) 333-1658. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: info@fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org. Browse to https://www.fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Mar 12 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News April 2018 print edition (#270) (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 the evening of Tuesday, March 20. 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 http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Mar 12 (Mon) - TransFamily of Warren Transgender Support Group meets (Jefferson DeFrees Family Center - Hawke Room, 207 2nd Ave, Warren, PA 16365) 6 PM - 8 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Kingsley Reese. Phone: (814) 688-5574. Venue Phone: (814) 723-6350. Email: kreeseamon@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.jdfamilycenter.org/.

Mar 13 (Tue) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. The Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network is a collaboration of area religious leaders, lay leaders, and community organizers working to affirm the spirituality of all persons of faith. We provide peer pastoral support, community support, and programs that promote inclusion. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: butlerinterfaith@zoominternet.net. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork/.

Mar 13 (Tue) - Youngstown PFLAG meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6:30 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. Contact: Marguerite Felice. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Mar 14 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner #57 (Joe Roots Grill, 2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and conversation! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 836-7668. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://joeroots.com/.

Mar 16 (Fri) - "Love, Simon" nationwide release Browse to http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/love-simon.

Mar 17 (Sat) - O'Zone Dance Club Saint Patrick's Day Party (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 2 AM. Come experience the Luck O The Irish at at the O'Zone Saint Patrick's Day Party! Wear your green apparel and enjoy a night of four-leaf fun! Dance an Irish jig or have an ice cold green beer! Doors open at 8 pm and the fun continues all night long! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Mar 18 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Spring Equinox / Eostre (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm, ritual at 6:00pm and a potluck dinner to follow. Contact: Rev. Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: grollwynn72@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.wlg-adf.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Mar 18 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Don't miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Mar 20 (Tue) - National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in 2007. This day is observed on the first day of Spring each year. #NNHAAD Browse to http://nnhaad.org/.

Mar 20 (Tue) - Crawford Area LGBT+ meets (Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville, 346 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at Unitarian Church of Meadville, 346 Chestnut St, Meadville PA. Contact: Randy Herbert-Weed. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-4023. Email: crawfordarealgbt@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/crawfordarealgbt. Browse to venue web site http://www.uumeadville.org.

Mar 20 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 7 PM. Help us get out the print edition of Erie Gay News. We'll be folding and distributing the copies. All ages welcome! It is also a great way to hang out and chat with folks! You can also sign up for the Erie GLBT News and Events list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1989252534621931/.

Mar 20 (Tue) - "You Me Her" Season 3 premiere (Audience on Direct TV and U-Verse) 10 PM. You Me Her is television’s first "polyromantic comedy," infusing the sensibilities of a smart, grounded indie rom-com with a distinctive twist: One of the two parties just happens to be a suburban married couple. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pg/youmeheraudience.

Mar 23 (Fri) - "BGMC's Spring Soiree" (Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202) 6 PM. A show like no other! A Fundraising event of the season, featuring the gentlemen of the Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus, our extremely talented soloists and special guest performers. Festivities begin at 6:00PM with CASH BAR/ BASKET RAFFLES AND SILENT AUCTION. You will also be entertained with a showcase of Broadway-style cabaret music in the beautiful Shea's Performing Arts Center lobby – MUSIC PROGRAM will begin at 8:00PM. We do hope you can join us for a fun filled evening, with music, food, silent auction, 50/50 and door prizes! You won’t want to miss this! Venue Phone: (716) 847-1410. Email: info@buffalogaymenschorus.org. Browse to http://buffalogaymenschorus.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://app.donorview.com/1jRL. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheas.org/.

Mar 24 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA (Erie) Transgender Support Group meets (Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community, and we attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender people in Erie County. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 455-9414. Email: Caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.cvcerie.org.

Mar 24 (Sat) - TransFamily of Titusville Transgender Support Group meets (YWCA Activities Building, 212 N. Franklin St, Titusville, PA 16354) 3 PM - 6 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Email: caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.titusvilleymca.org/.

Mar 24 (Sat) - Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group provides support and encouragement for both MTF and FTM transgender individuals. The group meets for discussion the fourth Saturday of each month at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church; 7180 Perry Highway, Erie PA, followed by dinner at a local restaurant and dancing at The Zone Dance Club. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: shub1@suite224.net. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Mar 26 - 31 (Mon - Sat) - National LGBT Health Awareness Week The Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week, a nationwide event that promotes the unique health and wellness needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Sponsored by the National Coalition for LGBT Health Browse to http://healthlgbt.org/advocacy/.

Mar 27 (Tue) - Trans Day Of Visibility Panel (Franklin G Pogue Student Center Rm 303B, 405 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA 16444) 7 PM - 9 PM. Sponsored by Identity. Trans Day of Visibility is Saturday, March 31st. This is a panel presentation about trans and gender non-conforming individuals in honor of Trans Day of Visibility Phone: (814) 732-2813. Venue Phone: (814) 732-2842. Browse to http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/glbta/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/168737307097483/. Browse to venue web site http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/student_affairs/student_.

Mar 27 (Tue) - Women Making History (Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center - Mercyhurst University, 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546) 7 PM. The presentation 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. Phone: (814) 824-2000. Browse to http://www.mercyhurst.edu.

Mar 27 (Tue) - "Roseanne" series revival premiere (ABC) 8 PM - 9 PM. With original cast, nine episodes. #Roseanne Browse to http://abc.go.com/.

Mar 31 (Sat) - International Transgender Day of Visibility

April 2018

Apr 1 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Fool's Rite (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm, ritual at 6:00pm and a potluck dinner to follow. Contact: Rev. Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: grollwynn72@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.wlg-adf.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Apr 4 (Wed) - An Evening with Chelsea Handler w/ Bruce Vilanch (Benedum Center, 237 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) 7:30 PM. "Join activist, comedian, and author Chelsea Handler as she returns to Pittsburgh for an evening of humorous and engaging conversation hosted by Bruce Vilanch." Benefits Delta Foundation. Phone: (412) 322-2800. Venue Phone: (412) 456-6666. Email: info@deltafoundation.us. Browse to http://www.deltafoundation.us. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://trustarts.org/production/56951. Browse to venue web site https://www.trustarts.org/pct_home/visit/facilities/benedum.

Apr 6 (Fri) - YSUnity Drag Show (Youngstown State University, 1 UniversityPlaza, Youngstown, OH 44555) 6 PM. It's that time again! YSUnity's annual drag show! Hosted again by the lovely Mya Garrison! As always 18+, free w/ YSU ID, 5$ donation w/o a YSU ID! This year we are welcoming back some queens and adding in some new faces! This will also mark the 6th year of doing drag for Mya Garrison!! We hope you can make it and we are so excited! Doors open @ 6 PM. Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at YSU Phone: (330) 941-3597. Venue Phone: (330) 941-3000. Email: YSUnity@gmail.com. Browse to http://ysunity.webs.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/261210177751316/. Browse to venue web site http://www.ysu.edu/.

Apr 8 (Sun) - LBT Women of Erie meets (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 490-3994. Venue Phone: (814) 833-2739. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/brewhahaerie.

Apr 8 (Sun) - Over 40? ... So What? meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 4 PM - 6 PM. A warm, welcoming space for LGBT individuals age 40 and over to socialize, meet friends, finds support and discuss issues of importance to those of us in the prime of our lives. Contact: Dale Allgeier, LCSW. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: daleallgeier@outlook.com. Browse to http://www.lakeeriecounseling.com/.

Apr 8 (Sun) - Full Spectrum Transgender Support Group meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6 PM - 8 PM. Open to those who are transgender/intersex/nonbinary and loved ones in our area. Come and get support, share your story and make new friends in a confidential, safe space! Light refreshments served. Free, open to the public, and Confidential. Phone: (330) 333-1658. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: info@fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org. Browse to https://www.fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Apr 9 (Mon) - TransFamily of Warren Transgender Support Group meets (Jefferson DeFrees Family Center - Hawke Room, 207 2nd Ave, Warren, PA 16365) 6 PM - 8 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Kingsley Reese. Phone: (814) 688-5574. Venue Phone: (814) 723-6350. Email: kreeseamon@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.jdfamilycenter.org/.

Apr 10 (Tue) - National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day NYHAAD educates the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on youth and highlights the work youth do to strengthen the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. #NYHAAD Browse to http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/.

Apr 10 (Tue) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. The Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network is a collaboration of area religious leaders, lay leaders, and community organizers working to affirm the spirituality of all persons of faith. We provide peer pastoral support, community support, and programs that promote inclusion. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: butlerinterfaith@zoominternet.net. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork/.

Apr 10 (Tue) - Youngstown PFLAG meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6:30 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. Contact: Marguerite Felice. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Apr 11 (Wed) - "Call Me By Your Name" (2017) (Bourbon Barrel, 1213 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 5 PM. Film Society of Northwestern PA presents Downtown Erie's new dinner & a movie series. Gen. Admission: $12. Doors 5pm, dinner 5:30pm, movie 7pm Acclaimed coming-of-age story set in Italy in 1983, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Andre Aciman Phone: (814) 580-6608. Venue Phone: (814) 452-3000. Email: info@filmsocietynwpa.org. Browse to https://filmsocietynwpa.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.bourbonbarrelerie.com/.

Apr 12 - 21 (Thu - Sat) - "Rent" (Penn State Behrend, 5103 Station Rd, Erie, PA 16563) Details TBA. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/PSBTheatre/.

Apr 12 - 15 (Thu - Sun) - Drenched Fur 14 (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) Erie's annual Bear run returns for another fun weekend. Theme this year is science fiction. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 833-1116. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.belaireclarion.com/.

Apr 12 (Thu) - PFLAG Butler meets (Butler Area Public Library, 218 N McKean St, Butler, PA 16001) 5 PM - 7 PM. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 287-1715. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.butlerlibrary.info/.

Apr 12 (Thu) - Full Spectrum LGBT Teen Support Group (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6 PM - 8 PM. Open to teens ages 14 through 18 who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, and Queer, Transgender, Non-binary, and Intersex, etc. and loved ones in our area. Come and get support, share your story and make new friends in a confidential, safe space! Free, open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Phone: (330) 333-1658. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: info@fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org. Browse to https://www.fullspectrumcommunityoutreach.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Apr 13 - 15 (Fri - Sun) - Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference (Harrisburg, PA 17101) "Hosted by the Pennsylvania Youth Congress Foundation, to create a positive, safe, and educational foundation for the development of LGBTQ youth leaders within Pennsylvania" Phone: (717) 743-1035. Email: info@payouthcongress.org. Browse to http://youthactionconference.com.

Apr 14 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville Transgender Support Group meets (Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS), 944 Liberty Street, Meadville, PA 16335) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Linda Thomas. Phone: (814) 232-1778. Venue Phone: (814) 333-2924. Email: imhzwoman4586@msn.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.chapsinc.org/.

Apr 15 (Sun) - Deadline for Erie Gay News May 2018 print edition (#271) (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 the evening of Tuesday, April 24. 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 http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Apr 15 (Sun) - Bears Do Dinner #58 (Millcreek Brewing Company, 4102 W Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16505) 5:30 PM. (Last day of Drenched Fur.) Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and conversation! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 616-2739. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.millcreekbrew.com/.

Apr 15 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Don't miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Apr 16 (Mon) - PA Voters: last day to register before the Primary Election

Apr 17 (Tue) - Crawford Area LGBT+ meets (Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville, 346 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at Unitarian Church of Meadville, 346 Chestnut St, Meadville PA. Contact: Randy Herbert-Weed. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-4023. Email: crawfordarealgbt@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/crawfordarealgbt. Browse to venue web site http://www.uumeadville.org.

Apr 18 (Wed) - National Transgender HIV Testing Day NTHTD recognizes the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people. #TransHIV Browse to http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/.

Apr 21 - 22 (Sat - Sun) - Camp Davis Seasonal Opening Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Gates open at 9 am. Get uncovered, turn the heat on and get ready for a fabulous 2018 season. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://campdavispa.com/.

Apr 22 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Earth Day (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm, ritual at 6:00pm and a potluck dinner to follow. Contact: Rev. Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: grollwynn72@hotmail.com. Browse to http://www.wlg-adf.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Apr 24 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 7 PM. Help us get out the print edition of Erie Gay News. We'll be folding and distributing the copies. All ages welcome! It is also a great way to hang out and chat with folks! You can also sign up for the Erie GLBT News and Events list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/369119866844630/.

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