November, 2006 News (7 Articles with 4,646 total views)

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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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Lake Erie Gala

The Erie Sisters again held their annual Lake Erie Gala Nov 15-19, 2006. Local TV news interviewed attendees, which is the first time local transgender indviduals are believed to have spoken on camera.
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Final Cause for Celebration

Final Cause for Celebration
After nearly two decades, the era of Cause for Celebration will come to an end after this year's event. Don't miss your chance to help us make Cause history at the very last Cause for Celebration ever, Saturday, Nov. 18 at the beautiful Statler Towers in downtown Buffalo. To purchase tickets online visit www.aidscommunityservices.com Questions or comments? Please contact AIDS Community Services of Western New York by phone at (716)847-0340 or email cray@aidscommunityservices.com
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Robyn Ochs to speak at Edinboro

Robyn Ochs to speak at Edinboro
Robyn Ochs is an author, editor, educator and long time activist for the Bisexual community. She has been published in several, magazines and journals as well as a co-writer for many books, including Seventeen, The Boston Globe and Newsweek. Ochs is most widely known as the editor of the Bisexual Resource Guide, which is a comprehensive directory of bisexual and bi-inclusive organizations and businesses around the world.
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Lee moving South

Lee moving South
The night before he left, Lee announced to Trance customers that the bar would remain open and keep serving a gay clientele.
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Chautauqua County group forms

Chautauqua County group forms
Watchfire Alliance was founded approximately six months ago as a means for GLBT people in the Chautauqua county region to get together and talk about how to create more resources for our community in a rural area. The first meetings were mostly to determine the needs of our community, and many of the meetings since then have focused on specific actions we could take to address those needs. We meet once a month, usually on the second Friday of the month in either Jamestown or up in the Cassadaga/Lilydale area. We consider ourselves to be a social, networking and social action group. Many of the people who have participated in the Watchfire Alliance have done so because they do not have any other social outlets in our area. As a result, we have been incorporating social activities such as a picnic this last summer and a talent show/Christmas party in December. We welcome anyone within the GLBT communities in Chautauqua county or the surrounding region to come to a meeting and see if this is a group that you would be interested in getting involved with. There is no fee to join, there is no expectation of time or monetary commitments other than those which you would like to contribute. We are self-sustaining so there is no governance structure in place. Our hope is to develop some outreach programs for the youth and aging GLBT populations in Chautauqua county as part of our mission, and we encourage anyone who is interested in this type of work to join us. You can get information about the Watchfire Alliance by emailing to watchfirealliance@yahoo.com.
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NWPA PFLAG Presentation at Behrend

The Northwestern Pennsylvania PFLAG Representative made a presentation to a women's studies class at Penn State University, the Behrend College, on Sept. 21. The lecture provided an opportunity to implement PFLAG's mission to educate the public regarding GLBT issues and understanding GLBT people. It was rewarding to observe the willingness on the part of the class to learn about these issues and actually commit to confronting anti-gay bias their daily lives.
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