Erie GLBT Upcoming News/Events

Aug 8 (Thu) – GEAE Sponsored LGBT Night at the Erie SeaWolves (Erie SeaWolves, 110 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) GEAE has reserved two suites – Tickets $32.50. Includes: All you can eat food, beverages, and ice cream bars; air conditioned seating and balcony outdoor seats. Only 40 spots available, tickets going fast! Email and/or call 1-866-229-1974 Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 456-1300. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Aug 9 – 11 (Fri – Sun) – Bears in the Woods Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) The Steel Valley Bears 2nd Annual Bear Run at Camp Davis! Make your plans early! Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: Browse to

Aug 9 – 11 (Fri – Sun) – MARDI GRAS WEEKEND & MASQUERADE BALL – 100 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) The 100 Block will be hosting its Beads and Boys block party. Golf cart parade with prizes for the best golf cart decorations. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: Browse to

Aug 9 (Fri) – LBT Women go to St. Paul’s Italian Festival (St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 1617 Walnut St, Erie, PA 16502) 5:30 PM. Meet Laurie and Janice at 5:30 in the food line for the Pasta Fagioli Dinner. Afterwards we will stroll around the festival grounds for a bit. If you are coming, please e-mail Laurie at so we can find you before we get in the food line. Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 459-3173. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Aug 10 – Sep 1 (Sat – Sun) – Play: The Birds Attack (Buffalo United Artists, 119 Chippewa, Buffalo, NY 13205) Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcokcs masterpiece. Phone: (716) 886-9239. Browse to

Aug 11 (Sun) – LBT Women meets (Zodiac Dinor, 2516 State St, Erie, PA 16503) 11 PM. Social group for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women. Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at Zodiac Dinor. Sign up for email list at Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 455-3543. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Aug 12 (Mon) – Deadline for September 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 August 20. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: Browse to

Aug 12 (Mon) – Bears Do Dinner (Colony Pub and Grille, 2670 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 5 PM. This month instead of a bar night outing, come join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and fun! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 838-2162. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Aug 12 (Mon) – PFLAG Erie/Crawford County meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM – 8:30 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM Contact: Jayne May. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Aug 13 (Tue) – LBT Women go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 5 PM – 8 PM. “Beans on the Bay” – Sixpence None The Richer, Pop/Rock. 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

Aug 16 – 18 (Fri – Sun) – JONES POND OLYMPICS – Let The Games Begin (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Form your teams and get ready for the JP Olympic Games. Opening ceremony at bingo on Friday, followed by a full day of events on Saturday. Join us for the metal ceremonies at our Saturday night Dance Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: Browse to

Aug 16 (Fri) – Single Out Dinner Club (Roland’s Seafood Grille, 1904 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) A gay dining group in Pittsburgh that meets monthly at different restaurants in Pittsburgh area. We usually get between 20-35 people at the dinner. It’s for single men & women & the whole GLBT community. Phone: (412) 337-0701. Venue Phone: (412) 261-3401. Email: Browse to venue web site

Aug 17 (Sat) – Leather Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: Browse to

Aug 17 (Sat) – LBT Women go to Field of Dreams movie on the Big Green Screen (Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA) 9 PM. $5.00. Come and help us celebrate Dee Dee Foll’s Birthday! Contact: Laurie Finch. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Aug 18 (Sun) – Michelle Michaels presents FACE (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Don’t miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests the third Sunday of the month at 11 PM. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: Browse to

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Enter to win Show-Offs: Gay Erotic Stories from Cleis PressShow-Offs: Gay Erotic Stories. To enter the contest, fill out the form at from August 6 through August 27.

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Win Amelia’s 25th DVD!

Win Amelia’s 25th DVD! To enter the contest, fill out the form at between August 2 and August 23.

Amelia’s 25th

Breaking Glass Pictures and KMK Productions are thrilled to announce the nationwide release of Amelia’s 25th.  The film was released on VOD July 5th, followed by a home video release on August 6th (SRP $24.99).

First time director Martín Yernazian leads an all-star cast: Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly (Bullets Over Broadway, Bound, Bride of Chucky), Danny Trejo (Machete, Desperado, “Sons of Anarchy”), Robert Rodriguez (celebrated director of Machete, Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete Kills), and Electra Avellan (Planet Terror, Machete Kills) as Amelia.

Spanning the course of one day, this heartwarming dark comedy illustrates what turning twenty-five means to a struggling actress in Los Angeles.  With a disconnected father, her live-in boyfriend struggling financially, and surviving in a complex of noisy neighbors who call themselves artists, her life could not seem bleaker.

Amelia finds guidance and wisdom in the most curious places: a movie star, a photographer, casting directors, unemployed actors, plus-size sex shop owners, psychics, and a cross-dressing neighbor, all who lead her down the winding road of acceptance.

Supporting cast includes comedienne Margaret Cho, Ashley Parker Angel, Jon Abrahams (Meet the Parents), producers Mark Whittington and Karin Kelts (Lost Everything), and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens).

Enter to win an I’m So Excited! Prize Pack!

Enter to win an I’m So Excited! Prize Pack! Sony Pictures Classics presents I’m So Excited! Written and Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Antonio De La Torre, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Laya Martí, Javier Cámara, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, José María Yazpik, Guillermo Toledo, José Luis Torrijo, Lola Duenas, Cecilia Roth & Blanca Suárez.To enter the contest, fill out the form at between August 2 and August 23.

A very varied group of people are in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City.

A technical failure (a kind of justifiable negligence, even though it sounds contradictory, but that’s what human actions are) has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death.

The travelers in Business Class consist of a pair of newlyweds, partygoers, worn out by their wedding celebration; a financier and embezzler; unscrupulous in business but also a father afflicted by his daughter’s estrangement; an inveterate Don Juan with an uneasy conscience who is trying to say goodbye to one of his women (girlfriends); a rural psychic; a queen of the gossip magazines and a Mexican with an important secret. Each of them has a project in Mexico City, either to work or to escape. They all have some kind of secret, not just the Mexican.

Their defenselessness in the face of danger provokes a general catharsis among the passengers and the crew, and this ends up becoming the best way to escape from the idea of death. This catharsis, developed in the tone of a riotous, moral comedy, fills the time with sensational confessions that help them forget the anguish of the moment.

I’m So Excited! is now playing in select theaters. The film opens in Philadelphia on July 26 and Pittsburgh on August 2! Check your local listings for more info.

The I’m So Excited! Prize Pack includes one I’m So Excited! flight attendant t-shirt, one I’m So Excited! inflatable travel neck pillow, and one I’m So Excited! pilot wing pin.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Kenton Mahler, Erie Gay News
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