Upcoming Erie GLBT News/Events Also, Win And While We Were Here!

Hey all!

Hope that your week is off to a great start! Please check the upcoming events listed below and also remember to enter our newest online contest!

Nov 19 (Tue) – Spirituality and Sexuality Discussion Group meets (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 7 PM. Every third Tuesday of the month (September – May), the Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty facilitates a discussion group on spirituality and sexuality at Community United Church (an open and affirming congregation). This group provides LGBTQA people the confidential opportunity to share questions, stories, and experiences about what it means to be both a sexual and spiritual person. Contact: Rich McCarty. Phone: 1-866-229-1974 (toll free). Venue Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: richmccarty@msn.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.uccwebsites.net/commuceriepa.html.

Nov 20 – 24 (Wed – Sun) – Lake Erie Gala (Avalon Hotel & Conference Center, 16 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) Annual event for Erie Sisters Transgender Support Group. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 459-2220. Email: shub1@suite224.net. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://eriesisters.ning.com/page/lake-erie-gala. Browse to venue web site http://www.avalonerie.com.

Nov 20 (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.

Nov 20 (Wed) – Single Out Dinner Club (Spaghetti Warehouse, 2601 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) 6:30 PM. Total cost is $25. Great way to meet other GLBT singles & socialize. 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) 261-6511. Email: singlesoutpgh@yahoo.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.meatballs.com/location/store_detail_pittsburgh.html.

Nov 21 (Thu) – FAITH AND SEXUALITY: The Fear of Homosexuals in Faith Communities (Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St, Youngstown, OH 44505) 6:30 PM – 8 PM. The YSU Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is sponsoring this event. A panel of religious leaders and experts will discuss the issue of LGBT persons in faith communities including Judaism, Christianity, and Buddhism. Panelists include Dr. Victor Wan-Tatah and Dr. Michael Jerryson of YSU, Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde, and Rev. Garret White of YSU Campus Ministries. Student moderators will be Dustin Hall and Abby Kulisz. This will be a Q & A-style dialogue with audience participation encouraged. It is free and open to everyone Phone: (330) 746-3067. Browse to http://www.uuyo.org/.

Nov 22 (Fri) – 90’s Party (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) Come and check out our new dance floor lights. $5.00 Cover Charge BYOB Please NO outside Mixers, Soda, or Food. Must be a member or you can purchase a membership. Open Fri. & Sat. 9:30-2:00. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Nov 22 (Fri) – Miss Shining Star Pageant (Harbor Creek High School Auditorium, 6375 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! A pageant for special needs girls(5-35 yrs.) Please come and support the lovely Ladies on their special night! Harbor Creek Speech and Debate Team’s Trip to the Grand National Competition. There is a $5 donation at the door

Nov 22 (Fri) – Bear Bar Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Come out and join the Bears at the Zone for our monthly Bear Bar Night. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/233512663474393. Browse to venue web site http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Nov 23 (Sat) – Glow Stick Party (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) Wear your glow sticks. Come and check out our new dance floor lights. $5.00 Cover Charge BYOB Please NO outside Mixers, Soda, or Food. Must be a member or you can purchase a membership. Open Fri. & Sat. 9:30-2:00. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Nov 23 (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/.

Nov 24 (Sun) – Transgender Day of Remembrance (Perry Square, W 6th and State Streets, Erie, PA 16501) 4 PM. Presented by Persad Center, Erie Sisters Support Group and TransFamily of Erie. National observance commemorating victims of anti-trans violence and hate. Candlelight vigil and memorial. Stories and histories of trans victims. Report on current laws and upcoming legislation. Phone: (888) 873-7723 x 218. Browse to http://www.persadcenter.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/177512662452236.

Nov 25 (Mon) – Deadline for Donations to First Thanks for Giving Drive (Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania) Drop off items at Starbucks around Erie. Contact: Jason Brendel. Email: me4pa2@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.me4pa.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201311thanksforthegivingdrive.

Nov 26 (Tue) – Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, 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. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 117. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/219164044932565. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Win And While We Were Here!

Win And While We Were Here! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201311andwhilewewerehere&sourceid=2 from November 19 through December 10.

Official Selection: 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

“Bosworth is an undeniable screen presence, and she smiles with her entire body, seducing the camera with considerable ease.” – Gabe Toro, INDIEWIRE’s THE PLAYLIST

“Visually enticing and well-grounded in its plot … And While We Here reminds us of Bosworth’s capabilities and introduces us to the new, exciting talent of her co-stars …”
– Shannon Houston, PASTEMAGAZINE.COM
Broken Love. Forbidden Passion. Self-Discovery.

The Romantic Drama Starring Kate Bosworth
Debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD November 19th

Special Features Include the Original B&W Director’s Version

PLANO, TEXAS.  (September 23, 2013) – Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, Blue Crush) stars in Director Kat Coiro’s (Life Happens) romantic drama And While We Were Here, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD November 19th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Jane (Bosworth), a young American writer, finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads when she accompanies her musician husband (Iddo Goldberg, TV’s “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”) to his concert on an island off the picturesque Amalfi Coast. While adapting her grandmother’s WWII stories into a book, she stumbles into a passionate and playful affair with a much younger man (Jamie Blackley, The Fifth Estate, Snow White and the Huntsman).  The narration by Jane’s grandmother is voiced by screen legend Claire Bloom (Limelight, Charly, The King’s Speech).  Special features include the original black & white director’s version of the film.

Broken love. Forbidden passion. Self-discovery. Set in the lush hills and cobbled streets of the Amalfi Coast, Jane (Kate Bosworth) is searching for something more from her life.  She loves her husband (Iddo Goldberg), but the silence between them is growing. Her work, writing her grandmother’s memoir (voiced by Claire Bloom), immerses her in the quiet beauty of the town, its islands … and finally, in the romantic embrace of a younger man (Jamie Blackley).  Jane must decide where her passions will take her, and who she really wants to be, as she documents the discoveries of And While We Were Here.

Bonus Materials Include:

  • Original B&W Director’s Version
  • Trailer

And While We Were Here has a runtime of approximately 83 minutes and is rated R for some sexual content, language and brief drug use.

For more information, please visit www.wellgousa.com.

About Well Go USA
Well Go USA, Inc. (www.wellgousa.com) is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution company that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Asian Cinema to North America. As a leader in independent film distribution, Well Go’s titles can be seen across a variety of formats and platforms including in theaters, on DVD, Blu-ray, digital (video-on-demand, electronic sell-through and streaming) and broadcast television through cable and satellite. Since 1994, Well Go has acquired and released over 2,000 titles worldwide. In 2005, Well Go expanded its distribution to North America where five to ten titles are released monthly.

Well Go USA’s corporate headquarters are in Plano, TX with offices in Taiwan and China.

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