Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (48 Articles with 126,787 total views)

Incorporated in 2006 as Erie Gay Pride, Inc., the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the region's LGBT community and its straight allies through education, open dialogue and public visibility.

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October, 2017

GEAE hosts LGBT senior care professional symposium

GEAE hosts LGBT senior care professional symposium
Tickets are now available for the 2017 Greater Erie Allaince for Equality Intersections of Equality professional development Symposium: Increasing LGBT Competency in Care for Seniors. The event will bring together health professionals and allies whose work in professions seeks to improve the lives of older adults in our communities. Both days will be held at the Manufacturers Association Conference Center.
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Regional GSA Meetings Begin This Month

Regional GSA Meetings Begin This Month
We hear it in the news almost every day. Young people struggling with discrimination and bullying due to their gender identification or sexual orientation. They need support and help to advocate not only for themselves, but for their friends and family. GEAE is hoping to help meet that need by providing a safe and enjoyable learning environment where they can network and learn from leaders in the community and from their peers. We have developed a regional GSA that is open to all high school and undergraduate students in the Erie area. Students from public, parochial, private, and homeschool environments are welcome.
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September, 2017

GEAE Intersections of Equality Symposium on Oct 12-13

GEAE Intersections of Equality Symposium on Oct 12-13
The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) will host the 2017 Intersections of Equality professional development Symposium: Increasing LGBT Competency in Care for Seniors, on Thursday and Friday October 12-13. The event will bring together health professionals and allies whose work seeks to improve the lives of older adults in our communities. Through the professional development portion of the symposium on Friday from 8am-5pm, GEAE will educate professionals on the unique perspectives needed when working with older adults with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations as they approach retirement, enjoy their golden years, and prepare for estate planning, long-term care, and end of life decisions. The Thursday evening segment of the symposium will be a community-orientated event that will include a screening of the documentary Major! and a panel discussion of area professionals. Both days are priced separately. The symposium will be held at the Manufacturers Association Conference Center 2171 W 38th St, Erie, PA. GEAE will regularly update our page with meeting times and activity schedules. Tickets will be available at the end of August at greatereriealliance.com
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Regional GSA set to begin this school year

Regional GSA set to begin this school year
Thanks to two generous grants from Erie Insurance and Erie Community Foundation, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) is set to start a new program for LGBTQ youth. Students from area high schools and colleges are invited to participate in the Regional GSA Project hosted by GEAE and area professionals.
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July, 2017

7th Annual GEAE Afternoon for Equality

7th Annual GEAE Afternoon for Equality
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality held its 7th annual Afternoon for Equality on Sunday June 12, 2017 at 21 La Rue Dix in downtown Erie. The fundraiser featured great foods, local wine and music, and a celebration of GEAE's accomplishments over the past year. President Will Koehler thanked their many sponsors and presented scholarships to five area high school graduates who will be furthering their education, most at local universities. GEAE's next two major projects will be the development of the Regional GSA and the Intersections of Equality in October, highlighting services for LGBT seniors.
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GEAE Progress for Equality

GEAE Progress for Equality
On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality held a Progress Towards Equality Rally on the steps of the Erie County Courthouse, 140 W 6th St, Erie PA. About 50-60 people attended, and there was local TV coverage. This was organized in conjuction with similar events in Washington DC and across the US. The event featured a presention of a timeline on local, state and national progress on LGBT Equality starting with the Stonewall riot of June 29, 1969. There was also a large banner with the slogan "This is what Equality looks like" that people could write their name, a message, or leave a colorful handprint. This banner will be in display with opportunities for other people to add their mark at future events including Pride Fest on June 24th in Perry Square.
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June, 2017

GEAE Afternoon for Equality on June 11

GEAE Afternoon for Equality on June 11
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality will host their signature event, Afternoon for Equality 2017 on Sunday June 11th starting at 2 pm at 21 La Rue Dix, 21 W. 10th St., Erie. Each year, LGBT Community Progress Awards are given to companies or people whose work has advanced LGBT equality and understanding. This year, the fundraiser will focus on the LGBT family, and in addition to the community recognition, GEAE will award scholarships to students entering college or technical school in the fall. Tickets for Afternoon for Equality are $50 and can be purchased here.
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GEAE Progress Towards Equality on June 11 at Erie County Courthouse

GEAE Progress Towards Equality on June 11 at Erie County Courthouse
Progress Toward Equality: An educational event in solidarity with the National Pride March movement. This free and open-to-the-public event is being organized by Greater Erie Alliance for Equality and will highlight the progress made right here in Erie, PA, and what we are still working to gain. Please join us on Sunday, June 11 on the Erie County Courthouse steps (140 W 6th St, Erie PA) from 11AM -1 PM. This event will kickoff a month's worth of events throughout the city.
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April, 2017

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) announces new scholarship program for LGBT high school seniors

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) announces new scholarship program for LGBT high school seniors
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) is delighted to offer scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Any LGBT student in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties is eligible. If you are enrolled in an accredited university, college, vocational, or technical school for the 2017-2018 academic year full-time or part-time, please check out this opportunity.
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March, 2017

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) Hockey Night on February 18

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) Hockey Night on February 18
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) held their annual GEAE Hockey Night on February 18 at Erie Insurance Arena There was a yummy buffet and good times with friends and supporters.
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February, 2017

GEAE needs assessment survey

GEAE needs assessment survey
In 2015, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) developed a needs assessment survey for the LGBT community to determine what perceptions were regarding services available in the Erie area. 184 people participated in this survey.
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Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) End of Year Celebration

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) End of Year Celebration
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) held their annual end-of-year celebration on Monday December 12, 2016 at the Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center, 7794 Peach St, Erie PA, to thank partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers for their work this past year. GEAE president Will Koehler spoke of the organization’s accomplishments and events for 2016, including several awareness fundraisers, continuing education and trainings, a new office location, Intersection of Equality held at Penn State Behrend, and an improved website. In 2017, GEAE plans to continue their focus on raising the Municipal Equality Index for the Erie city and surrounding areas, and provide more services for LGBT seniors and youth.
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October, 2016

GEAE After Pride Party


GEAE After Pride Party

The GEAE After Pride Party, held Aug. 27 at The Bourbon Barrel, 1213 State St, Erie PA, attracted over 100 people, who enjoyed free food and mechanical bull rides from 4:00-7:00PM. 
Photos are by Elaine Crandall and Erie Gay News co-editor Deb Spilko
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September, 2016

Greater Erie Alliance and Bourbon Barrel hold Love for Orlando Benefit

Greater Erie Alliance and Bourbon Barrel hold Love for Orlando Benefit
On Friday, July 22, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality and the Bourbon Barrel jointly held a Love for Orlando Benefit for the victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting. The fundraiser was held at Bourbon Barrel, 1213, State St., Erie PA. Over 200 people attended and over $2,500 was raised that night.
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August, 2016

2016 Afternoon for Equality Recap

2016 Afternoon for Equality Recap
On Sunday, June 26th, over 100 people gathered for the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality's 6th Annual Afternoon for Equality. This year, the signature fundraiser for equality in Erie was held at the beautiful Sunset Inn, 1990 Lakeside Drive, Erie PA, with a special focus on celebrating pioneers in the local equality movement. LGBT Community Progress Awards and personalized letters of commendation from U.S. Senator Bob Casey were presented to community advocates Doris Cipolla and Harry Miller. Participants celebrated the work of GEAE over the past year and listened to a compelling talk from Peter Steward about growing up as a gay man in England in the '60s. An announcement was made regarding the up-coming opening of GEAE's center for equality, a place to conduct the organizations activities. GEAE's events coming up in the next few months were also announced.
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GEAE After Pride Party

GEAE After Pride Party
The Erie annual Pridefest is always an exciting time for the local LGBT community. This year, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) is adding to the celebration on August 27 with an After Pride Party at the Bourbon Barrel, 1213 State St, Erie PA from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. GEAE is providing a wide variety of free food for three hours (or until it's gone!), as well as free mechanical bull rides; with a cash bar available. As Pridefest winds down, the After Pride Party will begin! GEAE and the staff at the Bourbon Barrel are enthusiastic about this party, and so we hope that everyone will stop by to continue the celebration of Pride in Erie!
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July, 2016

GEAE 'Love For Orlando' Benefit at Bourbon Barrel on July 22

GEAE 'Love For Orlando' Benefit at Bourbon Barrel on July 22
On Friday, Juy 22, 2016 at 5 PM, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) and Bourbon Barrel will present Love for Orlando, a benefit for Orlando Pulse Nighclub victims at Bourbon Barrell, 1213 State St, Erie PA. The charity event will include celebrity bartending, a mechanical bull riding competition, and raffles with prizes all night long. 100% of donations and %10 of food purchases will benefit a verified charity for Orlando Pulse Nighclub victims.
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June, 2016

2016 Intersections of Equality Symposium Recap

2016 Intersections of Equality Symposium Recap
The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE) would like to thank those who sponsored the highly successful Intersections of Equality Symposium on April 30, 2016 at Penn State Behrend. Special thanks to our major sponsor, Erie Insurance! Additional generous donors were; Penn State Erie, Highmark, Northwest Savings, UPMC Health, and Sunset Inn. Table sponsors included Lake Erie Counseling, the Cultured Purl, Safe Net, Safe Harbor, Erie Gay News, and NWPA Pride Alliance.
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Announcing the 6th Annual Afternoon for Equality


Announcing the 6th Annual Afternoon for Equality

For the past five years, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality has hosted our signature fundraising event: An Afternoon for Equality in honor of the advancements in equality for the LGBT community throughout the greater Erie area and beyond. Last year, we initiated an LGBT Community Progress Award, given to two Keystone allies in addressing issues of equality in the greater Erie community; Erie Insurance and GE Transportation.
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April, 2016

Erie LGBTQIA Groups Join Together for March for Babies

Erie LGBTQIA Groups Join Together for March for Babies
On Sunday May 1st, several Erie-based organizations that serve the LGBTQIA community are joining together to help another organization, March of Dimes. The team, which will consist of members from NWPA Pride Alliance, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, LBT Women of Erie, Erie Brothers and Sisters, The Table, and TransFamily of Erie are excited to help March of Dimes, which helps improve the health of babies. Everyone is encouraged to wear either their organization’s shirts or rainbow colors.
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GEAE Erie Otters Hockey Night

GEAE Erie Otters Hockey Night
On Saturday, February 27, 2016, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) held a very enjoyable Erie Otters Hockey Night at the Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St, Erie PA. There was a delicious buffet and a fun game.
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Intersections of Equality Symposium

Intersections of Equality Symposium
We are pleased to invite you to Greater Erie Alliance for Equality's Second Biennial "Intersections of Equality" Symposium co-sponsored by Penn State Behrend.
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LGBT Roundtable meets

LGBT Roundtable meets
Members of the LGBT Roundtable met Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Maennerchor Club, 1607 State St, Erie PA. A major goal of the Roundtable is to unite the various organizations serving different members of our LGBT community in order to provide a platform for communication and collaboration. The Roundtable will be meeting later this year.
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March G2H2 at Bourbon Barrel

March G2H2 at Bourbon Barrel
On Friday, March 4, 2016, there was another enjoyable G2H2 at the Bourbon Barrel, 1213 State St, Erie PA. The group meets the first Friday of the month from 6 to 8. The location will be moving around to different locations each month starting in May.
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March, 2016

GEAE Otters Night Feb 27

GEAE Otters Night Feb 27
Join Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) for an evening of hockey, good food, and time with friends at Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St, Erie, PA. Buffet and cash bar is open at 6:30 PM. Game begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $40 and include a seat in the heated club area and the buffet. The menu includes Garden Salad, Ranch & Balsamic Vinaigrette, Fried Chicken, Homestyle Mac n Cheese, Smothered Green Beans, Biscuits and Dessert. (866) 229-1974. GEAEinfo@gmail.com. greatereriealliance.com
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January, 2016

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) End of Year Celebration

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) End of Year Celebration
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) held an End of Year Celebration on December 14, 2015 at the Hemingway Ballroom at the Ambassador Conference Center, 7794 Peach St, Erie PA, to thank their partners, supporters and board. GEAE President Will Koehler spoke of the organization's accomplishments and events for 2015, and also the plans for the future, including raising Erie PA's Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI) from its present and first time rating of 57 to 100 by the year 2020.
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December, 2015

GEAE Gives Back to PACA recap


GEAE Gives Back to PACA recap

On October 14th, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality hosted our last GEAE Gives Back! event of 2015. About 35 people came out to give back to PACA - the Performing Artists Collective Alliance at 1501 State Street. PACA will soon be opening a performing arts program for youth. To help out with this, those who attended were able to donate about $600 and a ton of art supplies. GEAE provided some great food from the Zodiac Diner, and PACA staff and volunteers opened the facility to the public, gave a tour of the amazing space they've created, and provided some special performances of Rocky Horror numbers.
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November, 2015

Intersections of Equality Symposion Postponed to April 30, 2016

Intersections of Equality Symposion Postponed to April 30, 2016
Due to circumstances beyond Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE)'s control in Harrisburg, the Intersections of Equality Symposium, scheduled for November 7, has been postponed until April 30. Dr. Rachel Levine will still be the keynote speaker. We regret any inconvenience to reservation holders, whose registration payment for the November 7 event will be refunded.
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October, 2015

GEAE Celebrates PACA


GEAE Celebrates PACA

It's time for our last GEAE Gives Back! event of 2015. Please join the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality from 6:30 – 9 pm on October 14th at PACA - the Performing Artists Collective Alliance (1505 State St., Erie PA) for a chance to help GEAE give back to this excellent organization! PACA will soon be opening a performing arts program for youth. To help out with this, we are asking for you to bring donations of art supplies, musical instruments, and dance/character shoes among other much needed items. GEAE will match the donations of supplies, instruments, and shoes up to $300. Catering will be provided through Zodiac Dinor and PACA will be sharing with us about their program and providing some entertainment (special performances of Rocky Horror numbers!) to help make this an evening of education, service, and fun! Head to our GEAE Gives Back! Facebook event page for a list of needed items Info: www.facebook.com/GreaterErieAlliance

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September, 2015

5th Annual Afternoon for Equality Recap

5th Annual Afternoon for Equality Recap
The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE) would like to thank those who helped make its fifth annual Afternoon for Equality social and fundraiser the most successful one to date. On July 19th, Erie community members gathered at 21 La Rue Dix to celebrate this year's advances and advocates for the LGBTQ community from the historic SCOTUS decision on marriage equality in June to the local trans-youth that have emerged as their own advocates in area schools. This year, GEAE was proud to present the first local LGBT Community Progress Awards to two long-standing corporate allies: GE Transportation and Erie Insurance. At the event, GEAE Board President, Will Koehler, presented GEAE's 5-year vision to work with local allies in order to increase Erie's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) from its current rating of 57/100 to 100/100 by 2020 (Human Rights Campaign, 2014). His address highlighted the first phase of this vision which is to conduct a multi-phase LGBT community needs assessment. This assessment includes working with NWPA Pride Alliance to form a community roundtable discussion group and working with Edinboro University's Social Work Department to conduct a needs assessment survey. Over 80 people participated in the Afternoon including State Representative Ryan Bizzaro, City Council Member Bob Merski, and founding Board member, Bob Howden. We are grateful to this year's Hosts, Friends, Partners, and Equality Advocates that enabled us to raise over $10,000 towards our efforts to improve Erie's MEI! We look forward to working with these resources to complete our needs assessment, offer quality educational programing such as the 2nd Biennial Intersections of Equality on November 7th, and other service opportunities and social events throughout the remainder of 2015 and beyond. Please visit our website GreaterErieAlliance.org to take our survey, learn more about us, and to donate to our 2020 vision.
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July, 2015

Invitation to 5th Annual Afternoon for Equality July 19

Invitation to 5th Annual Afternoon for Equality July 19
The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality invites you to participate in our 5th Annual Afternoon for Equality on Sunday, July 19 at 21 La Rue Dix, 21 W 10th St, Erie PA.
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Needs Assessment Survey for the Greater Erie LGBT Community

Needs Assessment Survey for the Greater Erie LGBT Community
In conjunction with the Edinboro University Social Work Department, we are conducting a Needs Assessment Survey for the greater Erie LGBT community. Your opinion and experiences (whether you identify as LGBT or are a valued ally) are needed to help us have an accurate understanding of what it is really like for the LGBT community in the greater Erie area. Please take 10 minutes to complete this survey. You can find it online at here or at one of the many LGBT events taking place in our area throughout the summer! Survey results will be used to address the needs and service gaps identified in the survey. For further information, you can contact Dr. Hilary Copp at hcopp@edinboro.edu or Will Koehler, LCSW at wkoehler@edinboro.edu.
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June, 2015

GEAE event series honors local icons and allies


GEAE event series honors local icons and allies

On April 15, 2015, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) held the first of four GEAE Celebrate Nights for 2015, honoring LGBT Icons and Allies of Erie, at Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie PA. At the inaugural Celebrate Night, Michael Mahler was honored for his many years of activism.
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May, 2015

GEAE Gives Back! to the MHA

GEAE Gives Back! to the MHA
On March 21, 2015, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) held their first quarterly "GEAE Gives Back!" event of 2015 at the Erie Maennerchor Club, 1607 State St, Erie PA. This family-friendly event was held in order to benefit the Mental Health Association of NWPA's warming center and second-chance computers programs. Participants were encouraged to make donations of new underwear, all-weather boots, and used laptops. More than 50 people stopped by to share pizza, play duck-pin bowling, meet people from the MHA and GEAE, and have a lot of fun. Donations filled five large "lawn and leaf" bags with hundreds of pairs of underwear, about two dozen pair of boots, and five laptops.
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Report on LGBT Roundtable Project

Report on LGBT Roundtable Project
Over the past two months, a steering committee from the Northwest PA Pride Alliance (NWPAPA) and the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) has organized and held two LGBT Roundtable discussions. The committee invited leaders from various LGBT organizations from Erie and the surrounding counties.
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March, 2015

The New Black at Edinboro Mar 3


The New Black at Edinboro Mar 3

Join Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) in watching The New Black, an award-winning documentary followed by a panel discussion with Rev. Dr. Parris Baker, Rev. Dr. Richard McCarty, and Rev. Sonny Concepcion. The documentaary will be shown Tuesday, March 3rd. at the Pogue Student Center at Edinboro University from 6:30-8pm, followed by a panel discussion from 8:15-9pm. The New Black tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights.
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January, 2015

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality Announces New Board Members and Officers

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality Announces New Board Members and Officers
The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE) is proud to announce new members and officers of our Board of Directors in 2015. In December, 2014, GEAE welcomed Caitlyn Strohmeyer, Tyler J. Titus, and Margo Wolfe to serve on the Board of Directors, each for a two year term. In January, Will Koehler will begin serving as President, Leah Manino as Vice President, and Tyler J. Titus as Secretary of the Board. Brandon Whitten will continue to serve as Treasurer through 2015. Finally, our President from 2011 – 2014, Rich McCarty, will be assuming the position of Chair of the Advisory Council.
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September, 2014

4th Annual Afternoon for Equality

4th Annual Afternoon for Equality
On Sunday, July 27, 2014, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality held its 4th Annual Afternoon for Equality at 21 la rue dix, 21 W 10th St, Erie PA. This is the major fundraising event for the group. About 70 people attended. Major donors ($1,000+) included Erie Insurance, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the McCain Foundation. In addition to the major donor gifts, approximately $9,000 more was donated through sponsorships and individual ticket sales for the fundraiser itself. Plans announced for the remainder of 2014 include a national speaker for the fall (November 30), Cleve Jones, who is the founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and was an associate of Harvey Milk before his assassination. GEAE also announced that they will be hosting a health workshop this fall with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; they will also provide a national LGBT youth specialist for an Erie Public School District teacher/administrator in-service (November 4); continue their monthly third Wednesday service project at Calamari's; and pending final fundraising for the year, make a $10,000 LGBT educational gift back to the larger Erie community. Photos are by Michael Mahler, co-editor for Erie Gay News.
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November, 2013

Intersections of Equality Symposium


Intersections of Equality Symposium

On Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) is sponsoring "Intersections of Equality: An Educational Symposium" at the Black Conference Center on the campus of Penn State Behrend. The symposium will take place from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. The symposium is co-sponsored by Penn State Behrend and the D&I Department of Erie Insurance.
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September, 2012

The Beans go to LGBT Night at the Erie Seawolves

The Beans go to LGBT Night at the Erie Seawolves
On Wednesday, July 8, the LBT Women of Erie (AKA The Beans) went to LGBT Night at the Erie Seawolves. Greater Erie Alliance for Equality and Erie Seawolves organized the event. In additions to the opening pitch being thrown by and the national anthem being sung by members of the LGBT community, several organizations had info tables, including Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Persad Center, PFLAG of Erie/Crawford Counties, Erie Gay News and NW PA Pride Alliance. Photos are by Laurie Finch, coordinator for LBT Women of Erie.
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October, 2011

Local Organization Adopts New Name

Local Organization Adopts New Name
With a new vision and a new direction, Erie Gay Pride, Inc. now has a new name – Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE). Originally incorporated in 2006 GEAE is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the region's LGBT community and its straight allies through education, open dialogue and public visibility. As the organization evolved, the Board of Directors realized that the group needed to broaden its mission and its role in the community. To that end, this summer the Board voted to reincorporate Erie Gay Pride, Inc. under a new name – Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc.
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January, 2010

IRS Grants Erie Gay Pride Tax Exempt Status

IRS Grants Erie Gay Pride Tax Exempt Status
Erie Gay Pride, Inc., Erie's official GLBT community organization, has been granted federal tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In granting the organization's request for tax-exempt status, the IRS recognized Erie Gay Pride's mission of providing educational programs and services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the Erie region. As an official 501 (c) 3 organization, donations made to Erie Gay Pride, Inc. are tax deductible on federal income tax returns. The status was officially granted effective Sept. 11, 2009.
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September, 2009

Hundreds Celebrate at Erie Pride Weekend

Hundreds Celebrate at Erie Pride Weekend
Gay pride celebrations continue to grow in Erie as more than 250 people attended this year’s Pride Parade and Rally on July 25.
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August, 2008

2008 Erie Pride March/Rally

2008 Erie Pride March/Rally
On Sunday, June 29, 2008, Erie Gay Pride, Inc held a March/Rally. About 125 stepped off from the Zone Dance Club and marched down State Street, culminating in a rally in Perry Square. About 200 people were at the Rally. Photos were taken by James von Loewe, Niko and Michael Mahler. Image cleanup by Deb Spilko.
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October, 2007

Pride Rally was a Big Success

Pride Rally was a Big Success
Erie's LGBT community showed its pride Saturday, Aug. 25, as nearly 200 individuals participated in this year's Erie Gay Pride March/Rally.
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July, 2007

Casino Night at Trance Raises Money for Erie Gay Pride Inc.

Casino Night at Trance Raises Money for Erie Gay Pride Inc.
The money was flowing and the high-stakes action "intense" at times, but the June 3 Casino Night at Trance was all in fun and all for a good cause. Sponsored by Erie Gay Pride, Inc., the Casino Night raised $915 which will be used to support this year's Erie Gay Pride March/Rally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25.
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November, 2006

Erie Shows its Pride

Erie Shows its Pride
The Erie community showed its pride Saturday, Sept. 30, as an estimated 150 people participated in the Erie Pride March and Rally. The event was organized by Erie Gay Pride, Inc. with the support of the Erie chapter of PFLAG and SHOUT Outreach of Gaudenzia.
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June, 2006

Trance Casino Night is a Big Success

Trance Casino Night is a Big Success
A little piece of Vegas was alive and well here in Erie on June 11. SHOUT Outreach and Trance Dance Club sponsored a Casino Night Fundraiser to benefit Erie Pride Inc.
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