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Candidates for Erie County Executive, Erie County Council, Erie City Mayor, and Erie City Council were asked about their positions on GLBT issues. Their responses appear below. Names are linked to campign web sites where appropriate.

LGBT Walking Unit in Edinboro Homecoming Parade

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, board members of NW PA Pride Alliance marched with members of Identity, Edinboro University's LGBTQIA+ student group in Edinboro University's annual Homecoming Parade. The theme was Superheroes.

Board Members sought for NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc

NWPA Pride Alliance is looking for applicants to fill positions with our board of directors. NWPA Pride Alliance is seeking to diversify its membership to best address the needs of the LGBT community, persons of all sexual orientations, gender identifications, marital status, ethnic backgrounds and educational experiences are welcome to apply. All positions are unpaid, volunteer positions. We are looking for people who want to become more involved with the LGBT community, working with our members to extend outreach to the community as a whole.

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents "STRAIGHT" as part of its 25th anniversary season

Straight is a provocative new play that deals with fidelity, sexuality, and identity in "post-Equality" America. Funny, sad, sexy, and surprising, this three-character play takes a hard look at the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance. Straight is written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola (*). The play is directed by Javier Bustillos and stars Michael Seitz, Adam Hayes, Cassie Gorniewicz. It runs at Buffalo United Starts at Alleyway Theatre - Main Stage, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY from October 13 to November 4 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students. For more info, call the box office at (716) 886-9239 or visit Buffalo United Arts online at www.buffalobua.org.

PACA Presents "Rocky Horror Show" Live - Oct 6-29

This is it, kids. The last time on the PACA stage. The final "Rocky Horror Show." Get your tickets now at paca1505.com. To keep things moving smoothly for our growing theater, remember that our doors typically open a minimum of 30 minutes prior to showtime. Get here early and find your seats, have a drink! As always, PACA is BYOB for those 21+ w/ Valid ID, bring proof of your purchase to the ticket booth. The show runs from October 6-Oct. 29. Fridays: Curtain @ 8PM Saturdays: Curtain @ 8PM & Midnight Special S.I.N Show 10/29 @ 8PM Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are $15. Audience participation popcorn bags available for purchase at the door. No outside props, please.

Greg Rabb running for re-election as Jamestown City Council Member at Large

Greg was first elected as an openly gay candidate for Jamestown City Council in 2007. On January 1, 2008 he was chosen by his colleagues to be the President of that body. Now after five two year terms he is running again for re-election as the only openly gay elected official in the eight counties of WNY.

Higher Ed Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

Los Angeles, October 18, 2017 – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support to 98 students.

General McLane to raise money for Houston Schools

It’s been only a couple of weeks since General McLane High School’s National Honor Society Induction ceremony took place, but students are already to work.

Erie Art Museum Presents Afro-Peruvian Jazz Concert

September 15, 2017, Erie, PA The Erie Art Museum presents the Gabriel Alegría Afro- Peruvian Sextet. Fusing contemporary American jazz with the ancient rhythms of his native Peru, Gabriel Alegría will bring his unique form of world jazz to the Museum's stage on Sunday, October 29, at 3:00pm. Suggested donation is $20/per person, $15 for Museum members.

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October, 2017 Print Edition now out!

October, 2017 issue

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