October, 2016 News (65 Articles with 248,574 total views)

On the cover of the print edition for October, 2016 PRIDE MARCH 2016: Stepping off at the March to Erie Pridefest on Aug. 27. Photo by Andrea Shaffer

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Deadline for November 2016 print edition (issue # 252) of Erie Gay News is Saturday, October 15

Deadline for November 2016 print edition (issue # 252) of Erie Gay News is Saturday, October 15
For the next print edition of Erie Gay News (issue # 252, cover dated for November, 2016), please send in calendar events, news items, and other info for late October 2016 and beyond by Saturday, October 15. We expect that the next print edition will come out on Tuesday, October 25. Please note! This upcoming issue will have our Voters' Guide for the November 8 general election. We sent questionnaires to candidates for US Congress PA-3 and PA-5, US Senate, PA State Senate District 49, and PA State Assembly Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6. Responses will be included both online and in the print edition.
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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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Pride Weekend recap


Pride Weekend was held August 26-28, 2016 in Erie PA. The weekend began with a Pride Kick-Off Drag Show held at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. Performers at the drag show were Michelle Michaels, Misty Michaels Kall, Lovin Heart, Jill Jameson and Vicky Bendme.Saturday began with the March to Pridefest organized by NW PA Pride Alliance. The step off was at the Zone Dance Club. Parade units included NW PA Pride Alliance, Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie, Temple Anshe Hesed, LBT Women of Erie, Erie Democratic Coordinated Campaign, General Electric Transportation GLBTA Alliance, Ladyfest Erie, Northwestern High School GSA, Eerie Roller Girls, TransFamily of NWPA Transgender Support Group, and Community United Church. There were 152 people in the parade.
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Sneakers Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Sneakers Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Sneakers, 100 Harrison St, Jamestown NY, celebrated 30 years on Sunday, Sept. 4. Sneakers is currently the only LGBT bar in Jamestown. The well-attended celebration included a buffet and live music with Claire Stuczynski. Photos by Erie Gay News co-editor Michael Mahler.
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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.
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Jack'd Urges Gay Men To Cut the B.S.

Jack'd Urges Gay Men To Cut the B.S.
September 14, 2016 – NEW YORK: Jack'd, a leading gay social app, is continuing its #ChangeTheGame initiative with an eight-week campaign aimed at challenging preconceived notions of what it means to be gay. Each week, the campaign focuses on a new topic of special relevance to the community of gay men that use Jack'd. Topics include the dangers of labels among gay men, measuring self esteem, and the importance of activism. The hope is by encouraging its members to openly discuss these issues and how they impact their daily lives, Jack'd will empower them to make more meaningful connections with others who share their views.
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Entertainment and Travel

LOGO Breaks Records with Highest Rated Thursday in Network History

New York, NY, September 29, 2016 – Fresh off the heels of RuPaul's landmark Emmy win, the "RuPaul's Drag Race" franchise is continuing to break ground with its current "All Stars" edition soaring to new ratings heights.  Last Thursday's episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars " which saw Alyssa Edwards and Tatianna return to the competition notched a series best, up 88% from the current season average, to become the highest rated episode in "All Stars " history.  Additionally, this was the highest rated episode in the "RuPaul's Drag Race " franchise since the Season 5 finale in 2013.  Season to date; "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars " has reached 8.2 million viewers across all platforms.
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Cirque Du Soleil OVO Will Be Presented Starting November 17, 2016 at Erie Insurance Arena for 6 Performances Only!

Cirque Du Soleil OVO Will Be Presented Starting November 17, 2016 at Erie Insurance Arena for 6 Performances Only!
Erie Cirque du Soleil returns to Erie in November 2016 with OVO, its newest touring show in arenas. The production will be presented at Erie Insurance Arena November 17 - 20, 2016 for 6 performances only, as part of a global tour in arenas around North America. The show is presented by Visa Signature®
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Buffalo United Artists & Ujima Company present The Submission by Jeff Talbott Sep 16-Oct 2

Buffalo United Artists and Ujima Company are opening the 2016-17 theater season with The Submission by Jeff Talbott - a timely and compelling look at race, gender, identity, and ambition.
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Political, Activism and Legal

SPLC Statement on Suspension of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - September 30, 2016 – The Alabama Court of the Judiciary today suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for the rest of his term in office.  The Court ruled that Moore violated the canons of judicial ethics by ordering Alabama's probate judges to defy a federal court injunction requiring them to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on a non-discriminatory basis. This is the second time in 13 years that Moore has been sanctioned as a result of ethics complaints filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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CA Governor Signs 'All-Gender' Restroom Bill

(Sacramento, CA - September 30, 2016)-California Governor Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1732, authored by Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California, the Transgender Law Center and California National Organization of Women (NOW).  AB 1732 establishes the nation's most progressive restroom access law, requiring that single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of public accommodation be universally accessible to all genders.
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ACLU Statement on Federal Solitary Confinement Reform Bill Just Introduced

WASHINGTON - September 28, 2016 - Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Solitary Confinement Reform Act, which would require federal prisons to ensure that any period in solitary is as brief as possible and under the least restrictive conditions possible. It would also mandate that prisoners in solitary spend at least four hours per day outside their cells, have access to rehabilitative and educational programs, and be permitted to interact with other people in addition to other reforms. The legislation would protect youth, people with mental and physical disabilities, LGBT people, pregnant women, and other vulnerable populations from the harms of solitary confinement.
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Equality PA Endorses Equality Champions for November's Election

HarrisburgEquality PA adds to the list of Equality Champions they endorsed in the Spring and announces more state legislative endorsements.
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Despite Progress, Bias-based Bullying Remains Significant Problem in U.S. Secondary Schools

NEW YORK (September 28, 2016) – Biased remarks, bullying and harassment remain a significant problem in U.S. middle and high schools, according to a report released today by GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students. Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of middle and high school students experienced some type of peer victimization in the past school year, and over half (51 percent) of teachers believe that bullying is a significant problem at school.
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Governor Signs Bill Banning California State-Funded Travel to States with New Anti-LGBT Laws

Sacramento - September 27, 2016 – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1887, authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) and sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. AB 1887 bans non-essential, state-funded travel by California state employees to North Carolina, Mississippi and other states that enact discriminatory laws after June, 2015.  It is similar to executive orders and local ordinances already in place in New York State, Baltimore, San Francisco and elsewhere. However, it expands on these executive orders because it applies to states that enact new anti-LGBT laws in the future.
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Immigration Equality and Brooklyn Community Pride Center Launch LGBTQ New Americans Project

New York, NY - September 27, 2016 -- Today, Immigration Equality and the Brooklyn Community Pride Center will launch the LGBTQ New Americans Project, featuring audio and video oral histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer immigrants living in Brooklyn and throughout New York City.
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New Report: Bisexual People Face Invisibility, Isolation, and Shocking Rates of Discrimination and Violence

DENVER, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — A new report previewed yesterday at the White House in a groundbreaking policy meeting found that while more than half of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community identifies as bisexual, bisexual people experience alarming rates of invisibility, societal rejection, violence, discrimination, and poor physical and mental health—often at rates higher than their lesbian and gay peers.
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Federal Court Issues Order Prohibiting Ohio School District From Discriminating Against Transgender Student

(Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 26, 2016)—Today, a federal court ordered the Highland Local School District in Ohio to allow an 11-year-old transgender girl to use school restrooms that correspond to her gender identity and to otherwise to treat her like all other female students.
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Governor Signs Law Requiring School Youth Suicide Prevention Plans

Sacramento - Setpember 26, 2016 - California Governor Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2246, authored by Asm. Patrick O'Donnell (D-Long Beach). The bill requires school districts across the state to adopt formal suicide prevention, intervention, and follow-up plans for all middle and high school students. AB 2246 is sponsored by Equality California and The Trevor Project.
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ACLU and PA Institutional Law Project File Lawsuit on Behalf of Transgender Inmate Repeatedly Sexually Assaulted in Pris

PHILADELPHIA - September 26, 2016- The ACLU of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP) filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Niara Burton, a transgender woman who has been incarcerated in seven different male prisons by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) over the past four years.  During her incarceration, Burton has been subjected to repeated sexual harassment and abuse, including being raped by another prisoner and forced by a guard to perform oral sex.  The lawsuit alleges that the DOC has failed to put policies and training in place to ensure the safety of transgender women inmates and asks that she be placed in a women's prison.
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Family Sues Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego for Discriminatory Treatment of Transgender Teenager

(San Diego, CA, September 26, 2016)-Today, the mother of a transgender teenaged boy who was admitted into Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) for inpatient care filed a lawsuit against the hospital for discrimination against her son.
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Equality California Withdraws Endorsement from Six Candidates Following Key Vote

Los Angeles - September 20, 2016  - Equality California announced today that it has withdrawn endorsements from six state assemblymembers following their "no" votes or abstentions on a bill that would require religious colleges and universities to disclose policies that discriminate against LGBT people.  Senate Bill (SB) 1146, authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and sponsored by Equality California, passed the California Assembly by a vote of 45-28 and the Senate by a vote of 25-13 on August 30. The bill now awaits the governor's signature.
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Court orders WI school to immediately halt discriminatory policy against transgender student

(Kenosha, WI - September 20, 2016) – A federal court today ruled that a Wisconsin school must immediately halt its discriminatory policy of singling out a transgender boy, Ashton Whitaker, and forcing him to use a restroom separate from all other students. Whitaker, represented by Transgender Law Center and Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC, asked for the preliminary injunction so that he could use the restroom during his senior year of high school as the court heard arguments in his case challenging KUSD's discriminatory treatment of him.
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NCLR Welcomes HUD Rule Requiring Equal Treatment of Transgender People in Emergency Shelters

(Washington, DC, September 20, 2016)–Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a final rule requiring equal treatment of transgender people in federally funded emergency shelters. Today's rule provides that transgender individuals must be housed based on their gender identity. This rule amends the groundbreaking LGBT Equal Access Rule issued by HUD in 2012 that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in public housing and HUD's core housing program
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NCAVP mourns the homicide of Crystal Edmonds, a transgender woman of color killed in Baltimore, Maryland

NCAVP mourns the homicide of Crystal Edmonds, a transgender woman of color killed in Baltimore, Maryland
September 19, 2016 - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the homicide of Crystal Edmonds, a Black transgender woman, in Baltimore, Maryland. According to local media reports, Crystal was shot to death on Fairview Avenue in Northwest, Baltimore on Friday, September 16, 2016.
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AFL-CIO Constituency Groups Stand with Native Americans to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, DC - September 19, 2016 - Together, the Labor Coalition for Community Action, which includes the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Pride at Work, rises in solidarity with Native Americans and our allies in protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and defending Native lands from exploitation by corporations and the U.S. government. We advocate for a progressive labor movement rooted in dignity and respect of all peoples, including Native Americans and their families.
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ACLU and Lambda Legal Statement on H.B. 2 Developments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - September 18, 2016– The ACLU and Lambda Legal today called on Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina legislative leaders to repeal H.B. 2, the state law that bans many transgender people from appropriate restrooms and prohibits local municipalities from extending nondiscrimination protections to LGBT people. The two organizations issued the following statement in response to Gov. McCrory's and legislative leaders' demand that the City of Charlotte repeal its LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance as a precondition for the legislature considering the repeal of H.B. 2.
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ACLU Seeks Intervention in Lawsuit Targeting Anti-Discrimination Protections for Transgender People and Women

FORT WORTH, Texas - September 16, 2016 — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a motion to intervene in a case challenging a section of the Affordable Care Act that prohibits health care entities from discriminating based on race, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The lawsuit, Franciscan Alliance v. Burwell, was filed by a group of states and religiously affiliated health care organizations who are suing the federal government.
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NCAVP mourns the homicide of T.T. Saffore, a transgender woman of color killed in Chicago, Illinois

September 15, 2016 - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the homicide of T.T. Saffore, a Black transgender woman, in Chicago, Illinois. According to media source the Windy City Times, T.T. was found murdered in Chicago's Garfield Park the night of Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Jaliyah Armstrong, a friend of T.T.'s who organized a vigil in her honor, said: "T.T. was a lovely person. She was laughing all the time. You could be going through a bad day but once you saw [T.T.], she was such a happy cheerful person all that changed." Local police and media originally misgendered T.T., and in response, Armstrong spoke out about the police abuse transgender women face and the need for the Chicago Police Department and local media to take transgender women's lives and deaths seriously.
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Keystone Progress endorses McGinty, Shapiro, DePasquale, and congressional and legislative candidates

[READING, PA - September 15, 2016] – Keystone Progress announced its general election endorsements today, highlighted by the unanimous endorsements of statewide candidates Katie McGinty (U.S. Senate), Josh Shapiro (Attorney General) and Eugene DePasquale (Auditor General).
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Chelsea Manning Ends Hunger Strike; Government Agrees to Move Forward With Recommended Gender Affirming Surgery

LEAVENWORTH, Kan.- Sept. 13, 2016 - Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning ended her hunger strike today, having secured assurances from the Army that she will receive the medically prescribed treatment for her gender dysphoria. The treatment will begin with the surgery that was recommended by her psychologist in April.
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ACLU Asks Supreme Court Not to Review Decision Protecting Transgender Student's Restroom Access

WASHINGTON - September 13, 2016 - In a brief filed with the Supreme Court today, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia argue that the Supreme Court should not step in to review a ruling that a local school board violated federal law when it denied a transgender boy access to restrooms consistent with his gender identity.
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South Africa: Anti-gay U.S. pastor Steven Anderson barred from entering the country

LAGOS, NIGERIA – September 13, 2016 – The South African Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, has announced today that U.S. pastor Steven Anderson will be denied entry into South Africa. The decision comes as a result of a campaign launched by global LGBT organization All Out, in partnership with Gay SA Radio. Steven Anderson gained notoriety after celebrating the massacre at a gay club in Orlando, saying 'there's now 50 less pedophiles in the world'. He planned to go to South Africa on what he described as a 'soul winning' trip.
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Transgender Law Center and MALDEF file lawsuit against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence challenging discriminatory name-change la

(Indianapolis, IN - Septem,ber 13, 2016) - A transgender man prohibited from changing his legal name because of his immigration classification is suing Indiana state officials, including Governor Mike Pence.
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NCLR Client Asks Illinois Supreme Court to Rehear Decision Barring Property Claims By Unmarried Partners

(San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2016)—Today, Eileen Brewer, represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Chicago attorney Angelika Kuehn, asked the Illinois Supreme Court to rehear its August 18, 2016 Blumenthal v. Brewer decision, which barred former unmarried partners from enforcing property claims against one another when they break up. The case arose when Brewer brought claims against her former partner, Jane Blumenthal, seeking an equitable division of the property and other assets they had accumulated together during their 26-year relationship.
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NCAVP mourns the hate violence-related homicides of Danielle M. Smith and Teresa A. Jackson in Camden County, Missouri

September 7, 2016 - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the double homicide of Danielle M. Smith, 27, and her mother, Teresa A. Jackson, 61, on Saturday, August 29th, 2016. A neighbor, Steven Ray Endsley, 54, has been arrested in connection with the murders. According to media reports, there was an ongoing dispute between Endsley and Danielle Smith, who was an out lesbian, over her sexual orientation. The homicides are being investigated as a possible hate crime. The family has set up a Go Fund Me page to help lay their loved ones to rest.
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Equality California's Legislative Wrap-Up: Eight Wins for LGBT Equality

Sacramento—Before adjourning last week, the California Legislature passed the final bill of Equality California's 2016 legislative package, a total of eight bills and resolutions sponsored by the organization to win approval since the beginning of the 2016 legislative session. Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 26 passed August 31 with a final, unanimous vote by the Senate.
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The Trevor Project Empowers All to Connect, Communicate, and Care for Suicide Prevention Month

Los Angeles, CA – During National Suicide Prevention Month this September, The Trevor Project, the only national accredited suicide prevention and crisis intervention resource for LGBTQ youth under age 25, is using various forms of digital media to engage with hundreds of thousands of people about the many ways they can make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth. As part of these plans, The Trevor Project will be launching a billboard in Times Square inspiring people to take part in the fight to save young LGBTQ lives. They will also be joining the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Take 5 to Save Lives, and SAMHSA for their #BeThe1To campaign, which inspires people to connect, communicate, and care about suicide prevention.
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GLAD's Jennifer Levi Statement on Public Accommodations Guidance from MA AG

Statement of GLAD Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi on Attorney General and MCAD Guidance on Transgender Public Accommodations Law: The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)have each issued guidance on implementation and compliance with the new transgender public accommodations law, which will go into effect October 1.
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Health Survey to Be Conducted in Erie County

Health Survey to Be Conducted in Erie County
The Erie County Health Survey is scheduled to begin within the next month and will be conducted through cell and landline phone interviews. The survey will continue through spring of 2017.
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Health

New Warning Signs that Gonorrhea Treatment May be Losing Effectiveness

For the first time in the United States, health officials have identified a cluster of gonorrhea infections that shows both decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone and very high-level resistance to azithromycin. Ceftriaxone and azithromycin are the two drugs that make up the dual regimen that is the last available effective gonorrhea treatment option. An experimental oral antibiotic being tested in a clinical study may offer a new option for this sexually transmitted disease (STD). The findings were presented today at the 2016 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta.
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I think I'm bisexual...

I am a happily-married woman with a young child, a great job and loving friends. There's only one problem, I think I'm bisexual, and I don't know what to do about it.
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AHF: New UCLA Study Shows Gay Men on PrEP Are 45 Times More Likely to Contract Syphilis

LOS ANGELES (September 8, 2016) — Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) issued a damning new report this week showing a dangerous link between the usage of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by men who have sex with men (MSMs) and an astronomical increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
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Erie County HIV Task Force Announces FREE Condom Distribution Sites

The Erie County HIV HIV Task Force is proud to announce FREE condom distribution sites. The following organizations and business are offering free condoms provided by the Task Force. Please remember: to greatly reduce our risk of HIV and STD infections use condoms correctly and consistently. For more info, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!
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Letters, Columnists and Opinion

Homelessness: An ignored community issue

You most likely thought I'd be talking in this column about the race for president but I'm not. This column is instead about a subject close to my heart: our homeless LGBT youth and homeless transgender people.
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Call for Submissions: Short Fiction, Non-Fiction/Essay, Poetry for Happy Hours: Our Lives in the Gay Bars

You are invited to create a piece of work that explores the role the gay bar's culture has played in your life or in the lives of LGBTQI people in general. Your work may be either fiction or non-fiction/essay/memoir. It can be prose or poetry. Your work must be original and not previously published. Please note that we are not looking for erotica at this time.
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The Amazon Trail: Affectional Preference

Hey, world, big news! Gay people are more than our sexuality.
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Enter to win a pair of tickets to A Streetcar Named Desire from Erie Playhouse, 13 W 10th St, Erie PA! Five lucky winners will get a pair of tickets to see this classic drama by Tennessee Williams! Please only enter this contest if you will be in Erie for the the run of the show (November 4-5, November 10-13, November 16-20) Winners will need to call in to the box office (814-454-2852 x0), identify yourself as a winner, to make reservations before you come in. Tickets will NOT be sent, just pick them up at the theatre after contacting the box office. The Erie Playhouse will print out the list of winners to have here in the box office, but nothing will happen with the names until the winners call in.To enter the contest, fill out the form below between Tuesday, October 11 and Tuesday, November 1. .
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History

Former President of the United States, Cultural Icons and Military General Make List of 2016 LGBT History Month Icons

PHILADELPHIA, PA – A former President of the United States joins cultural Icon David Bowie and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, as part of the 31 Icons to be celebrated during October's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month 2016.
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Miscellaneous

Your Real Estate Agent Matters

Buying or selling a home can be a long and difficult process. Sometimes there's a snag in your financing or the entire sale falls through due to some minor detail. Dealing with lenders, inspections, and all the paperwork involved in the purchase of a home can also be confusing, especially for those who have never bought a house before.
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