Many thanks for a great Pride Picnic this past Saturday! NW PA Pride Alliance’s next event is the LGBT float in the Millcreek 4th of July Parade. Let me know if you would like to be on the float with us!
Quite a few events coming up, including a GEAE Happy Hour and The Beans/LBT Women going to a concert (both on Wednesday), Bear Bar Night on Friday, several events on Saturday and EGN folding at Kim and Andrea’s next Tuesday!
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Jun 19 (Wed) – GEAE Third Wednesday Happy Hour (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) 5 PM – 8 PM. 3rd Wednesday Happy Hour is in the back bar/patio area at Craze. GEAE will provide light snacks and a crate of water–all are welcome. GEAE is an LGBT and straight ally non-profit organization, focusing on education, service, and social opportunities. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 456-3027. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.
Jun 19 (Wed) – The Beans go to Sunset Music Series – Beach # 1- Presque Isle – The band Jersey (Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Drv #1, Erie, PA 16505) 6 PM. The Beans usually sit off to the right of the band ( facing the stage) and towards the water. Bring chairs or a blanket and a cooler with sodas and snacks if you want. Remember no alcohol on the park. Come and Hang with the Beans- In case of cold or wet weather, we may cancel these events at the last minute. If we cancel, it will be posted on the website. Check it if you have a question. Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 833-7424. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wetpaint.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.
Jun 21 (Fri) – Bear Bar Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Join the Bears for a night of fun! Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/191543934337663/. Browse to venue web site http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.
Jun 21 – 23 (Fri – Sun) – BEARS & COWBOYS – Combining Our Two Favorite Events! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) What do you get when you cross a Bear with a Cowboy? Come find out when we combine two of our favorite groups into an action packed weekend. Join in either as a participant or spectator at our “Hanky Spanky” contest at the Dance Saturday night! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.
Jun 21 – 30 (Fri – Sun) – Pride Toronto 2013 (Toronto, ON, Canada) (Passport required for US-Canada border crossing.) Browse to http://www.pridetoronto.com.
Jun 22 (Sat) – Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania (Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA) 10 AM. Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania in conjunction with numerous groups from across Pennsylvania will converge on the Capitol Building for marriage equality for all Pennsylvanians and an end to discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Phone: (814) 923-3149. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.me4pa.org.
Jun 22 (Sat) – TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1011 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM – 5 PM. TransFamily of Erie is a support group created to serve the transgender community of Northwestern PA and the surrounding region. The group provides a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or are searching. This includes all transgender subcategories, including FTM, MTF, cross dresser, genderqueer, questioning, etc. Family members of all ages, friends, parents and spouses are welcome at the meetings. Meetings are held from 2 – 5pm on the 4th Saturday of each month at Mental Health Association of Northwest PA (MHA – 1101 Peach St. Erie, PA, 16501) Meetings consist of group discussion around some topic of interest, followed by time for social interaction. Please bring some type of snack to share. Parking in the MHA parking lot is free. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 117. Email: email@example.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.
Jun 22 (Sat) – The Beans go to The Erie Illusion Woman’s Football Game (Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium, W 26th and State St, Erie, PA) 4:30 PM. $7.00. Come and support your Erie Illusion girls!!! Coordinators are Kim and Andrea. Contact: Kim and Andrea. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wetpaint.com/.
Jun 22 (Sat) – Erie Sisters meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters is a local transgender support group that 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.
Jun 22 (Sat) – Rocky Horror Picture Show (HANDS, 7 East 7th St, Erie, PA 16501) 7 PM. We are pleased to be one of three organizations in Erie to benefit from a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show!
GEAE, H.A.N.D.S. and Crime Victim Center will split the monies raised from the June 22nd event. Tickets are $20, or $15 if you are in costume, and includes 2 drinks and food. Cash bar available. “Emergency Kits” will be available at the showing for audience participation. For tickets, email email@example.com Phone: (814) 455-9414. Venue Phone: (814) 453-3333. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/634502056577536/. Browse to venue web site http://www.hands-erie.org/.
Jun 22 (Sat) – The Beans to Campfire Talk- Turtles – Sunset Beach (Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Drv #1, Erie, PA 16505) 8 PM – 9:30 PM. Join the Park Naturalists for a Campfire Talk on Turtles! FREE. No Registration Required. Bring a chair or blanket, and a drink and enjoy the talk on turtles. Come and “Hang With The Beans!” Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 833-7424. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wetpaint.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.
Jun 24 (Mon) – So You Think You Can Drag? FINALS (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) We’ve narrowed the playing field and now it’s time for one last challenge. Come support your favorite queen/king-to-be! Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.
Jun 25 (Tue) – Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Kim and Andrea’s, 4114 McClelland Ave, Erie, PA 16501) 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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.
Win Des/Esperando DVD from Ariztical Entertainment
Win Des/Esperando DVD from Ariztical Entertainment! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201306desesperando&sourceid=2 from June 18 through July 9.
This sizzling romance is about the lust we have and the entrapment of the lives we can’t leave behind.
Javier is a powerful politician at the top of his game, a domineering power broker feared, awed, and envied by society. Despite his loving wife, doting family, and unimagined wealth, Javier is miserable as he feels forced to tell lies to stay on top.
Struggling under the weight of his shame over the relationship with his much younger secret lover Gonzalo, they take a trip to the south of Chile to work things out. With so many secrets, lies, and power plays piling up, it is only a matter of time before things unravel and destroy their already fragile bond.
Genre: Gay Drama (Foreign)
Run Time: 73 minutes
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
DVD MSRP: $24.95
DVD Catalog #: CQC741
DVD UPC: 631008074191
Starring: Tomas Colvin, Veronica Moraga, Fernando Quintana
Directed By: Erick Salas Kirchhausen
Win Ice on the Dune from Empire of the Sun!
Win Ice on the Dune from Empire of the Sun! ICE ON THE DUNE, the long awaited follow up from the Australian electro-pop duo EMPIRE OF THE SUN. Featuring the hit single “Alive.” Available June 18. To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201306iceonthedune&sourceid=2 between June 18 and July 9.
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Enter to win Talk a Good Game from Kelly Rowland!
Enter to win Talk a Good Game from Kelly Rowland! TALK A GOOD GAME, the brand-new album from the multi-platinum KELLY ROWLAND. Featuring the hit singles “Kisses Down Low” and “Dirty Laundry.” Available June 18. To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201306talkagoodgame&sourceid=2 between June 18 and July 9.
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