Upcoming Erie GLBT News/Events

Hey all!

Hope that your week is off to a great start! Please note that NW PA Pride Alliance and other LGBT organizations will be sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Night this Thursday, October 2 at 7 PM at First Niagara Bank Community Room, 801 State St, Erie PA. Enter by the door on E 8th St. There will be FREE REFRESHMENTS and admission is free! Please come out and become informed for the upcoming election!

Please check out the other great events listed below!

We also have THREE new contests for you to enter! They are all for DVDs and there is something for everyone! Check out the details towards the end of this email message!

Oct 2 (Thu) – Candidate Night (First Niagara Bank Community Room, 801 State Street, Erie, PA 16501) Come and meet candidates for the fall General Election. Free refreshments! Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 871-1822. Email: president@nwpapride.org. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.firstniagara.com.

Oct 3 (Fri) – Bowling Night (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Oct 3 – 5 (Fri – Sun) – Camp Davis Closing Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Oct 03- Camp Closes to the Public for the Season – 6 PM. 04 – Seasonals Closing Weekend – No Dance – Dinner for Seasonals 5 PM. 05 – Camp Closes for Seasonals – 3 PM Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Oct 3 (Fri) – G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) Autumn Colors Event (Gigliotti’s, 1325 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM – 8 PM. Fall is here (or will be by the time of outr next event) and there’s a new place in town. Tried it out last night for drinks (a tasty flight of sangria). A great space and very friendly staff. They are looking forward to us stopping by for our October Event. Hope to see you soon. Venue Phone: (814) 528-5209. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/587523038040411/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gigliottis/1500576863518268.

Oct 4 (Sat) – Black Out Party (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Oct 4 (Sat) – LBT Women of Erie go to Pumpkin Night Walking Tour (Headwaters Park, 1927 Wager Road, Erie, PA 16509) 7 PM. Off of route 8, the road between the country fair and Wendy’s just north of I 90. Come see hundreds of pumpkins along a 1 mile trail. Meet Andrea and Kim at 7 p.m. at the main building. Contact: Kim. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 825-6403 . Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.headwaterspark.com/.

Oct 7 (Tue) – Dining Out for Life (Various Restaurants, Jamestown, NY 14701) Dine Out at a participating WNY restaurant and the restaurant donates at least 25% of your food bill to Evergreen Health Services! Phone: (716) 664-7855. Email: matson@evergreenhs.org. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dining-Out-For-Life-Evergreen-Health-Services-Southern-Tier/255144900939.

Oct 8 (Wed) – J-Pride – LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. This is a LGBTQ social group that meets at the Mental Health Association. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm for support and the fellowship. The MHA is at 31 Water Street in Jamestown. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to the back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Email: chautauquamha@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877.

Oct 8 (Wed) – LBT Women of Erie go to Film at the Erie Art Museum (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 6 PM. Doors open at 6 and movie starts at 7. Cost is $5. Contact: Kim. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-5477. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieartmuseum.org.

Oct 10 – 12 (Fri – Sun) – Michelle Michaels 9th Breast Cancer Weekend (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) So come join me and The Zone for our 9th year of raising money for breast cancer. October 10 – We are selling ribbons and bake goods. October 11 – We have a ribbon sale, bake sale, and basket sale, lots of great gifts oh yeah……Saturday is our PINK PARTY! come in your favorite pink outfit and get glow sticks and Jello shots. October 12 – Will be having a special Pink FACE SHOW with local favorites and all tips go to the cause. Please stop out any night that weekend and have fun and help save a life…. Strings for a Cure will be get the money again this year. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1527877087424915/.

Win Floating Skyscrapers DVD

Win Floating Skyscrapers DVD! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201410floatingskyscrapers&sourceid=2 between September 30 and October 21.

Torrid TriBeCa Love Story Floating Skyscrapersfloatingskyscrapers

Available on DVD September 30th

New York, NY – Canteen Outlaws, the new label from veteran LGBT giant TLA Releasing, has announced the DVD release of Floating Skyscrapers, the second film from Polish filmmaker Tomasz Wasilewski. Centering on a bisexual love triangle and a man refusing to choose, Floating Skyscrapers has been a hit on the festival circuit since its premiere at TriBeCa, screening at Frameline and Film Out San Diego.

Wasilewski was hailed by the Hollywood Reporter as “a name to watch on the Eastern European scene”, while IndieWire called the film itself “immensely appealing”. The film will be available to own or rent nationwide September 30th (SRP $24.99).

Strong and disciplined champion swimmer Kuba is sideswiped by the feelings unearthed when he meets the handsome Mikal. Their connection is instantaneous and intoxicating, leaving Kuba to grapple with conflicting emotions. Suddenly his comfortable life with his girlfriend Sylwie is less interesting, and after training for fifteen years, his motivation to compete as a top-tier athlete dissipates. Unable to deny himself any longer, Kuba begins a relationship with Mikal. As Sylwie’s dreams of a life with Kuba slip away, Kuba accepts who he is and what he wants, only to find himself drowning in the destruction of his desires.

This intimate and bold second feature from Wasilewski captures the myriad consequences of forbidden love. Mikal’s love acts as a vessel of self-liberation for Kuba amid the restrictive structures of Warsaw. With symbolism and an artful eye, Wasilewski illustrates the often-twisted nature of life, as the young men find happiness in each other within a dogmatic society.

Floating Skyscrapers: Not Rated / 93 Minutes / Polish w/ English subtitles

Order Floating Skyscrapers on TLA
Order Floating Skyscrapers on Amazon

Win She: Their Love Story from Ariztical Entertainment!

Win She: Their Love Story from Ariztical Entertainment! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201410shetheirlovestory&sourceid=2 between September 30 and October 21.

She: Their Love Story is a tale of passionate female intimacy and the shetheirlovestorystruggles of overcoming society’s repressive demands to be true to themselves

Bua is a successful business woman with the “perfect life”. Following a sudden cancer diagnosis she leaves her family behind to ease their pain and hide her destiny. Residing by the sea, she befriends June, an undemanding independent female photographer with a sensual energy and spirit.

Meanwhile, Da has her reputation ruined when her “perfect” boyfriend emails out raunchy video clips of her. In order to escape the embarrassment she accepts a job to write a feature about the love life of lesbians in Bangkok. She convinces Bee, a charming tomboy, to be her research subject.

As their lives cross, they all embark on a journey of emotional and sexual discovery: With Bua at the end of her life journey, she is granted one last chance to discover the profound meaning of passionate love. And as Da’s work relationship with Bee turns sexual she starts to ask herself if it is real love.

Genre: Romantic Drama Lesbian Foreign
Country: Thailand
Running Time: 94 minutes
Language: Thai with English subtitles

DVD MSRP: $24.95

Directed By: Sarunya Noithai

Penpak Sirikul, Ann Siriwan Baker, Apassaporn Saengthong, Kitchya Kaesuwan

Win Sordid Lives from Wolfe Video!

Win Sordid Lives from Wolfe Video! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201410sordidlives&sourceid=2 between September 30 and October 21.

The Black Comedy about White Trashsordidlives

Available for the First Time on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Sept. 30


All-New Bonus Materials Include Interviews with the Director & Cast

Directed by Del Shores, the Cult Classic Stars Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Beth Grant and Leslie Jordan

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Aug. 25,  2014) — The classic cult comedy SORDID LIVES, dubbed “Screamingly Funny!” by Variety, debuts across all digital platforms including iTunes and WolfeOnDemand beginning Sept. 12, before making its long-awaited debut on Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack Sept. 30 from Wolfe Video. The tale of a  gay Hollywood actor who returns to Texas for his grandmother’s funeral, only to be confronted by the hilariously trashy truth of his dysfunctional family’s “sordid lives” features an all-star ensemble cast, including Olivia Newton-John (Grease), Delta Burke (TV’s “Designing Women”), Bonnie Bedelia (TV’s “Parenthood”), Beau Bridges (TV’s “Masters of Sex”) and Leslie Jordan (The Help) as the Tammy Wynette-obsessed institutionalized gay uncle, Brother Boy. The soundtrack features such country standards as “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Stand by Your Man,” and “Get off the Cross, We Need the Wood.”

The all-new bonus materials include a fresh interview with Director Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies) reminiscing about the making of the film, along with cast members Kirk Geiger, Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan, Sarah Hunley, Ann Walker, Newell Alexander, Rosemary Alexander, Beau Bridges and Beth Grant.  A vintage commentary track is also included.

Based on a long-running hit play by Del Shores, SORDID LIVES became a hit movie where it had a record-setting 96-week run at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs. On the festival circuit, it garnered numerous awards, including Best Feature awards at the Austin and Philadelphia GLBT Film Festivals, and Best Feature and Best Actor: Leslie Jordan awards at the New York Independent Film Festival.

In this cult classic comedy from writer-director Del Shores, a gay West Hollywood actor returns home to his small Texas town for his grandmother’s funeral. As we meet the three generations of his dysfunctional family, the hilariously trashy truth of their “sordid lives” is revealed.

SORDID LIVES has a runtime of 111 minutes and is rated R.

Follow the filmmaker on Twitter at @DelShores and Wolfe Video on Facebook and Twitter at @WolfeVideo.

Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack – contains 2 discs
Catalog # WOL3782D Pre-book Date:  9/2/2014
UPC Code: 754703764102 Street Date: 9/30/14
ISBN: 978-1-935423-87-4 SRP: $24.95


The largest exclusive distributor of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) films, Wolfe has been serving customers since 1985. Major Wolfe releases in 2014 include the award-winning lesbian romantic drama, Reaching for the Moon (co-starring Miranda Otto and Gloria Pires); the 2013 Sundance Film Festival hit, Pit Stop; and the highly acclaimed documentary I Am Divine. Wolfe is also well known for the DVD releases of such beloved modern classics as Kiss Me, Undertow, Desert Hearts and Big Eden. Wolfe’s acclaimed motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, YouTube Movies, Hulu, iTunes and, of course, WolfeOnDemand.com. Find more info online at http://www.wolfevideo.com.

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