Erie GLBT Upcoming News/Events

Jul 25 – Aug 4 (Thu – Sun) – Buffalo Infringement Festival (Buffalo, NY) Provides artists and audiences of all backgrounds the chance to come together, take chances, push boundaries, and explore uncharted territory because exciting art can happen anywhere, anytime, without a blockbuster budget. Browse to

Jul 26 – 28 (Fri – Sun) – BEACH, BLENDERS & BUNS WEEKEND – 600 Block Party! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) B, B & B says it all. Join the 600 block for its annual festivities, followed by our beach party dance on Saturday night. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: Browse to

Jul 27 (Sat) – Christmas in July Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Gift Exchange 8 pm Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: Browse to

Jul 27 – 28 (Sat – Sun) – Pride Festival of Central PA (Harrisburg, PA) Browse to

Jul 27 (Sat) – The Beans go to Discover Presque Isle Pancake Breakfast at the Rotary Pavilion (Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Drv #1, Erie, PA 16505) 9 AM. Social group for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women. Afterwards we will head to the craft show and check out the vendors and more! Sign up for email list at Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 833-7424. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Jul 27 (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: Browse to venue web site

Jul 27 (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: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Jul 28 (Sun) – Lughnassadh by Whispering Lake Grove (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 4 PM. Door open at 4:00pm – Games and Ritual to begin at 5:00pm with potluck to follow. Whispering Lake Grove, A.D.F. exists as a chartered subsidiary, branch and/or division of Ar nDraioct Fein, A Druid Fellowship, Inc. For more information contact Rev. Carrion Mann at or Rev. Christopher Temple at Contact: Christopher Temple. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Jul 28 (Sun) – Third Annual Afternoon for Equality (21 la rue dix, 21 W 10th St, Erie, PA) 4 PM – 6 PM. GEAE is an LGBT and straight ally non-profit organization, focusing on education, service, and social opportunities. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 868-3463. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Jul 30 (Tue) – Beans on the Bay go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 5 PM. Jake’s Blues. Bring blankets, chairs and a cooler full of sodas and snacks, and claim a spot. No alcohol can be brought into the park, but you can purchase it there. Get there early as it gets crowded fast. The Beans ( Kim and Andrea ) usually hang out towards the top of the hill and on the east side. Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 455-7557. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Win Monarch Season

Win Monarch Season. To enter the contest, fill out the form at from July 23 to August 13.

Monarch Season

“An evocative slice of life, love, and lust set among the shifting sands and competing desires of Fire Island. A fine, heartfelt debut.”–William J. Mann, author of Object of Desire

“A brisk, breezy beach read…Mario López-Cordero doesn’t rely on sex alone to keep readers engaged. His snappy dialogue and detailed descriptions…are compelling enough.”—Instinct magazine

Devin Santos has a boyfriend in finance, a magazine-worthy beach house, and a closet full of Purple Label—never mind that he’s as jaded as a foo dog and self-medicates with enough pot to numb an elephant. Though he can measure success in cobblestone abs, Italian linen sheets, and a gallery’s-worth of contemporary art, something’s still missing. The cracks are starting to show in his relationship with domineering I-banker Charlie Doherty, and no amount of chalky Venetian plaster can obscure them.

When a neighborhood admirer appears alongside his best friend Jude at the Pines ferry terminal, the former magazine editor is at first unimpressed. But Frank Duma is confident, clever, and shameless in his pursuit of Devin. The stormy, cat-and-mouse friendship that develops begins to unravel a life built on the premise that image is everything, and forces Devin to re-examine what it truly means to have it all.

Mario López-Cordero is a journalist who has spent more than a decade writing about design, travel, fashion, and culture. He is currently the senior editor of Veranda and his writing has also appeared in New York, Travel + Leisure, and Martha Stewart Living; he previously held staff positions at Elle Decor, Harper’s Bazaar, and House Beautiful. He lives in New York City.

June 2013
Trade paperback original, 335 pp, 5 ¼ x 8
Print ISBN: 978-1-936833-62-7
Digital ISBN: 978-1-936833-63-4

Enter to win Stars Dance from Selena Gomez!

Enter to win Stars Dance from Selena Gomez! STARS DANCE, the fourth album from multi-platinum superstar, SELENA GOMEZ. Featuring the #1 hit “Come & Get It” and “Slow Down”. To enter the contest, fill out the form at between July 23 and August 13.

Available July 23

Catch Selena Gomez in concert when the Stars Dance Tour 2013 comes to the US this fall!
10/10/13 — Patriot Center — Fairfax, VA ++
10/11/13 — Petersen Events Center — Pittsburgh, PA ++
10/12/13 — TD Garden — Boston, MA ++
10/15/13 — First Niagara Center — Buffalo, NY ++
10/16/13 — Barclays Center — Brooklyn, NY ++
10/18/13 — Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, PA ++
10/19/13 — Mohegan Sun — Uncasville, CT ++
10/20/13 — Prudential Center — Newark, NJ ++
10/22/13 — Giant Center — Hershey, PA ++
10/23/13 — KFC YUM! Center — Louisville, KY ++
10/25/13 — Bridgestone Arena — Nashville, TN ++
10/26/13 — Philips Arena — Atlanta, GA ++
10/27/13 — Time Warner Cable Arena — Charlotte, NC ++
10/29/13 — BB&T Center — Sunrise, FL US ++
10/30/13 — Tampa Bay Times Forum — Tampa, FL ++
11/01/13 — AT&T Center — San Antonio, TX ++
11/02/13 — Toyota Center — Houston, TX ++
11/03/13 — American Airlines Center — Dallas, TX **
11/05/13 — US Airways Center — Phoenix, AZ ++
11/06/13 — Staples Center — Los Angeles, CA ++
11/08/13 — Valley View Casino Center — San Diego, CA ++
11/09/13 — Mandalay Bay Events Center — Las Vegas, NV ++
11/10/13 — HP Pavilion — San Jose, CA ++
11/12/13 — KeyArena — Seattle, WA ++
11/14/13 — Energy Solutions Arena — Salt Lake City, UT ++
11/16/13 — 1st Bank Center — Broomfield, CO ++
11/17/13 — Sprint Center — Kansas City, MO ++
11/19/13 — Bankers Life Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, IN ++
11/21/13 — Target Center — Minneapolis, MN ++
11/22/13 — Allstate Arena — Rosemont, IL ++
11/23/13 — Nationwide Arena — Columbus, OH ++
11/26/13 — The Palace Of Auburn Hills — Auburn Hills, MI ++
11/27/13 — Chaifetz Arena — St. Louis, MO ++

++ with Emblem3 & Christina Grimmie
** with Christina Grimmie

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