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Jun 12 (Wed) – Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania Happy Hour(s) (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) 5 PM – 9 PM. 1/2 drinks. Donation at the door (not required.) Lots of fun, friends, music and dancing. I hope to see you there! Support marriage equality and have some fun 🙂 Contact: David M.. Venue Phone: (814) 456-3027. Email: me4pa2@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.me4pa.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/472480679495407/. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

Jun 12 (Wed) – The Beans go to Sunset Music Series – Beach # 1- Julian Taylor Band (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 13 (Thu) – Dreams of Hope Season Finale: Department of Hope (Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) 7 PM. Cost: FREE! “Department of Hope,” is an original show consisting of spoken word, movement, drama, percussion, and song, exploring issues faced by LGBT youth. A question and answer period will take place at the end of the show. Come out and learn about, advocate for, and support our young people! It’s with your dedication that we can end disproportionate cycles of social crises, such as bullying, marginalization, and homelessness. Phone: (412) 361-2065. Venue Phone: (412) 363-3000. Email: info@dreamsofhope.org. Browse to http://www.dreamsofhope.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org/.

Jun 14 – 17 (Fri – Mon) – ‘Life Is A Drag’: Craze’s Five Year Anniversary (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) Come out all weekend in the most fabulous clothes you can find! We’ve been here for 5 years (hard to believe, we know). Events all weekend leading to the College Night Entertainment Series with Guest Host MICHELLE MICHAELS! Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

Jun 14 – 16 (Fri – Sun) – FANTASY FETISH WEEKEND – What’s Your Fetish? (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Jones Pond is pleased to bring to the Barn BOYLESQUE TO – Canada’s Premiere All Male Burlesque Troupe. Since selling out their debut show 2008 the men of Boylesque TO have really taken off (pun intended), titillating audiences on the stages of Toronto, Montreal, London, New York and The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas. Check them out at www.boylesqueto.com. More details on our weekend’s event to follow. No matter what your Fetish is – this is the weekend for you. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jun 14 – 15 (Fri – Sat) – Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie 100+ Family Garage Sale (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 9 AM – 2 PM. Numbers at the door at 8 AM. Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: revaschmann@uuerie.org. Browse to http://www.uuerie.org.

Jun 14 (Fri) – Miss Erie 2013: Back to Basic (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 10 PM. 14th Annual Presentation Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 15 (Sat) – Deadline for July 2013 Erie Gay News print edition (Erie Gay News, 1115 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502-1105) Please have all articles, ads, and submissions in by this date. This issue will be released the evening of June 25. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Jun 15 (Sat) – Skirt Night (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jun 15 (Sat) – 21st Annual Pride Picnic (Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Drv #1, Erie, PA 16505) 1 PM – 6 PM. Food, folks and fun! Join us for one of the largest LGBT events in the area. Please bring a dish to pass. Hot dogs, meatballs and soft drinks are provided. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 833-7424. Email: president@nwpapride.org. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org/article.php?recordid=201301pridepicnicpromo. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.nwpapride.org/register.php?prideid=41. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Jun 15 (Sat) – Sky Bar Fundraiser to send Celine DaShawn to Miss GayUSofA Pageant (Skybar, 108 Fairmount Parkway, Jamestown, NY 14701) 10 PM. Co-host Felicity Monroe, w/special guest. $6 cover, open 9PM/11PM showtime. Food, gift baskets, 50/50. Phone: (716) 661-3214.

Jun 16 (Sun) – Pittsburgh Pride March and PrideFest 2013 (Pittsburgh, PA 15219) Phone: (412) 246- 4451. Browse to http://www.pittsburghpride.org/.

Jun 16 (Sun) – Nick’s Birthday Party (Skybar, 108 Fairmount Parkway, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. B-day party for our bartender Nick with Felony entertainment As the DJ then at 10 pm the fun will continue with Karaoke. Phone: (716) 661-3214. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/644963582198351/.

Jun 16 (Sun) – Benefit to send Celine Dashawn to Miss Gay USofA Newcomer (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Doors open at 8 PM, show at 10:30. The benefit is to send Celine Dashawn to Miss Gay USofA Newcomer pageant. We are having a 50/50 raffle, food, gift baskets as well. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 17 (Mon) – Real Time (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 6 PM – 8 PM. Erie County PA has higher rates of suicide than the entire state of Pennsylvania and the rates in Erie are rising = PA 81.3 per 100,000 Erie 122.2 per 100,000. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 10-24 LGBTQ individuals are 7 times more likely to attempt suicide and this includes students who are bullied because people think they are gay. This must end now! Join in with Persad Center’s mission to eliminate this epidemic for Erie teens and young adults. This program is for ages 14-24. Anyone outside of this age range is more than welcome to join in to strategize. We ask that you forward this to your youth to help spread the word Contact: Leann Rommitti. Phone: (412) 538-7862. Venue Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: lromitti@persadcenter.org. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Services-of-Persad/372314872889919. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/481993998544674/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uccwebsites.net/commuceriepa.html.

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 – 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: info@jonespond.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) – Briefs & Tees Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.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: me4pa2@gmail.com. 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: caitlyn_xpress@verizon.net. 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: shub1@suite224.net. 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 geaeinfo@gmail.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 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/.


Win The Bling Ring Original Motion Picture Soundtrack!

Win The Bling Ring Original Motion Picture SoundtrackThe Bling Ring Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring music from Sofia Coppola’s hotly anticipated film with tracks from Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Azealia Banks and more! Available June 11. The Bling Ring opens in select theaters beginning June 14. To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201306blingring&sourceid=2 between June 11 and July 2.

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One lucky Grand Prize Winner will win The Bling Ring Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and a copy of The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World by Nancy Jo Sales.
Two Runners-Up will win a copy of The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World.


Win Twice the Pleasure by Rachel Kramer Bussell from Cleis Press!

Win Twice the Pleasure by Rachel Kramer Bussell from Cleis Press! Sex expert Rachel Kramer Bussel brings us Twice the Pleasure, a collection of short stories guaranteed to whet your appetite for erotic short fiction. Editor of New York Magazine’s “Sex Diaries,” Rachel has compiled her best anthology yet. The stories delve not only into the bedroom, but also into the lives of those exploring their own sensuality, and provide insight into what it means to be bisexual today. To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201306twicethepleasure&sourceid=2 from June 11 thorough July 2.

The characters in these stories are of all different backgrounds and sexual identities, from the hesitant Laura and the confident Parisian assistant in Nicole Wolf’s “1 Percent Adaptable,” to the rough, aggressive exploits of two online daters in Aimee Pearl’s “Meeting at the Hole in the Wall.”Tension drips from every sentence leading to climactic finales, and realistic characters draw you in with witty, decisive dialogue.The stories in TWICE THE PLEASURE pack a punch and will leave your quench quelled for an arousing read while addressing the state of bisexuality across any gender!

“I wanted this book, while fictional and focused on the erotic aspects of bisexual women’s lives, to explore as wide a swatch of “bisexual” as possible. That means that some of the best stories here don’t mention the word bisexual at all; they don’t have to, because their bi angle, their queerness, is embedded—and bedded—in the story. The characters are living it, rather than identifying with it; the sexual exploration and attraction, the experience and movement, are more important than what anyone wants to call it.”

—from the Introduction by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Rachel Kramer Bussel edits the “Sex Diaries” for New York Magazine and hosts SRO readings around the country. Based in New York City, she is a prolific erotica editor, and her titles include Spanked, He’s on Top, She’s on Top, Passion, and Do Not Disturb.


Enter to win the minutes from Alison Moyet!

Enter to win the minutes from Alison Moyet! the minutes, the new album from world-renowned musical icon and former voice of Yaz ALISON MOYET. Available June 11, featuring eleven new tracks including “When I Was your Girl” and “Horizon Flame” To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201306theminutes&sourceid=2 between June 11 and July 2.

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