Just a reminder that the next Bears Do Dinner is this Wednesday, May 17 at Samurai Kitchen. Hope that you can join us! Check out this and other upcoming events below!
May 17 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner # 46 - Samurai Kitchen + Sushi (Samurai Kitchen + Sushi, 2767 W 12th St, Erie, PA 16505) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and conversation! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 833-0293. Email: info@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://samuraikitchenerie.com/.
May 15 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News June 2017 print edition (#260) (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 Tuesday, May 23. 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@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.
May 15 (Mon) - Webinar: No Need for Alternative Facts: Using SOGI Data to Make Us Count 2 PM - 3 PM. National Jewish Health is the provider of the largest non-profit smoking Quitline in the country. We will share best practices for integration of SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) data collection, latest trends on how to best capture the data, and addressing services and disparities for the LGBT community within the tobacco cessation services and local oncology patient navigational methods. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4557323245956948993.
May 15 (Mon) - Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Tobacco Control: Tackling Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue 4 PM - 5 PM. During this session three leaders in tobacco control will discuss: dangerous and shocking trends in e-cigarette marketing; a movement sweeping the nation - increasing the minimum sale age for tobacco and e-cigarette products from 18 to 21 years old; and partnerships with LGBT organizations and events to promote smokefree environments at Pride festivals, bars, and Centers. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8708928520097717507.
May 16 (Tue) - Pennsylvania Primary Election (Municipal) 7 AM - 8 PM. Please remember to vote! You can read the full Erie Gay News voters' guide at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201705votersguide
May 16 (Tue) - Webinar: LGBTQ as Consumers of Health Care Panel - Experiences of Equity, Discrimination and Advocacy 12 PM - 1 PM. Panel of LGBTQ-identifying people and their experiences of equity, discrimination and the need for advocacy within the US healthcare system. This panel will include LGBTQ cancer survivors, parents, and other health care utilizers who have experienced a range of topics including: Overt and covert expressions of homophobia, transphobia, biphobia; the importance of inclusion and making LGBTQ-identifying individuals feel comfortable in the healthcare setting; and suggestions to improve the care of LGBTQ-identifying people. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1985721679240036353.
May 16 (Tue) - Webinar: Building on What We Know: Addressing LGBT Cancer Disparities 2 PM - 3 PM. During this session includes speakers from the community, academic institution, and health care system to discuss three different primary cancers (anal, cervical, and colorectal cancers) incorporating the common threads of health disparities, intersectionality, best and promising practices. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7072192212455533827.
May 16 (Tue) - Webinar: Trans Health Overview: Language and US Trans Survey Highlights 4 PM - 5 PM. In this session, we will be doing an overview of language and concepts related to gender identity and transgender identities and communities. Presenters will also do an overview of important issues from the US Trans Survey report as it relates to health disparities and social determinant issues that are prominent in trans communities. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6719279766265049603.
May 16 (Tue) - PFLAG Meadville meets (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. Contact: Randy Herbert-Weed. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: meadvillepflag@PROTECTED. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/PFLAGMeadville/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.
May 18 (Thu) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. The Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network is a collaboration of area religious leaders, lay leaders, and community organizers working to affirm the spirituality of all persons of faith. We provide peer pastoral support, community support, and programs that promote inclusion. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: butlerinterfaith@PROTECTED. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork/.
May 19 - 21 (Fri - Sun) - Disco Fever - Back to the 70's (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Got disco fever? Get ready to dance it out at Jones Pond this weekend. Friday night is WigStock Bingo in the barn, wear your best 70's inspired wig (or another if you prefer). On Saturday afternoon join Bryan in the Cafe at 2pm for Name That Tune. The majority of the songs will be from the 70's with a few other eras thrown in for fun. Saturday night it's time to put on our platform shoes and head to the barn of our Disco Fever 70's dance. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.
May 19 (Fri) - Hepatitis Testing Day The Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis designates May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day. Hepatitis Testing Day falls during May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month.
May 19 (Fri) - National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Browse to http://banyantreeproject.org/wp2014/.
May 19 (Fri) - LBT Women of Erie go to Art Galleries event (Locations TBD, Erie, PA) 6:45 PM - 10 PM. FREE, join us to explore several of Erie"s galleries. Starting point TBD once list of participating galleries is posted Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@PROTECTED. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.
May 20 (Sat) - Open Mic Night (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.
May 20 (Sat) - Dreams of Hope Big Wig Ball (Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) 7 PM - 1 AM. Annual fundraiser for queer, trans and allied youth arts. Join us for an extraordinary evening of queer hair, fashion, and performance; and a raging dance party! We want you to be imaginative and outrageous from head-to-toe. So, come proper in a fully coiffed lace-front, a choppy neon asymmetrical bob, or whatever wig-flipping style you dare create to support queer and trans youth arts! Phone: (412) 361-2065. Venue Phone: (412) 281-0912. Email: info@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.dreamsofhope.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.dreamsofhope.org/bigwigball. Browse to venue web site http://www.pittsburghopera.org/.
May 21 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE Drag Show (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. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@PROTECTED. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.
May 23 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 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) 455-4009. Email: info@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/418583195164654/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.
May 24 (Wed) - "Gender Revolution" screening (First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown OH, 1105 Elm Street, Youngstown, OH 44505) 7 PM. Youngstown Area PFLAG and the Unitarian LGBTQ+ Committee will present a screening of the National Geographic documentary "Gender Revolution". The film is narrated by Katie Couric. Discussion to follow. It will be an opportunity to "help understand the nature of gender and its ramifications as we work together toward a more inclusive and tolerant world." This program is free and open to the public. Contact: Marguerite Felice. Venue Phone: (330) 746-3067. Email: youngstownareapflag@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuyo.org/.
May 25 (Thu) - Imperial Court of Buffalo Coronation 27 (Events at various venues, Buffalo, NY 14222) "The Imperial Court of Buffalo raises funds for the Buffalo community and AIDS/Gay related charities (among others charities as well), while providing fun and entertaining events for the community. Our members not only help by raising funds, but also by volunteering time and manpower. The Imperial Court of Buffalo has assisted such events as: Cause for Celebration, Buffalo Pride, Artists and Models, Ways In Being Gay, National Coming Out Day, The Kellie McCarthy Aids Walk, The Arties, Juvenile Diabetes Walk and many, many more. ." Email: Info@PROTECTED . Browse to http://www.imperialcourtofbuffalo.com/.
May 26 - 29 (Fri - Mon) - Memorial Day Weekend- In The Navy - There's Seamen in the Barn (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) It's our first long weekend of the season so bring on the hot military men for Navy Weekend. We have three dances scheduled for the weekend including our nautical Navy dance on Saturday night so come stand at attention in your Navy uniforms. Sunday night we are thrilled to welcome Aggy Dune in her 2nd annual ALL REQUEST SHOW. That's right! You pick the performance you want to see. Whether it's one of your favorite Aggy performances you have seen in the past or perhaps something you'd love to see, simply email us at info@PROTECTED and give us your request. Sunday night the military action continues with our "Down To Your Skivvies" underwear party and dance in the barn.
AGGY DUNE LIVE in her ALL REQUEST SHOW! Sunday Evening - 8pm Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.
May 27 (Sat) - Drag Show (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.
May 27 - 29 (Sat - Mon) - Memorial Day Holiday Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Saturday & Sunday Dance, Potluck Dinner Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.
May 27 (Sat) - LBT Women of Erie go to Troika Russian festival (Church of the Nativity, 251 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507) 12 PM. Meet at main tent. 109 German st. Free admission. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-8515. Email: ErieBeans@PROTECTED. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.churchofthenativity.net/.
May 27 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA (Erie) Transgender Support Group meets (Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community, and we attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender people in Erie County. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 455-9414. Email: Caitlynxpress@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.cvcerie.org.
May 27 (Sat) - TransFamily of Titusville Transgender Support Group meets (YWCA Activities Building, 212 N. Franklin St, Titusville, PA 16354) 3 PM - 6 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Matthew Miller. Phone: (814) 758-8885. Email: mjmiller814758@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.titusvilleymca.org/.
May 27 (Sat) - Matthew Sandusky at Victims Rights Speaker Series (H O Hirt Auditorium-Blasco Memorial Library, 160 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507) 6:30 PM. Hosted by Crime Victime Center of Erie County. Event is free but seating is limited, so registration is recommended. Phone: (814) 455-9414. Venue Phone: (814) 451-6900. Email: admin@PROTECTED. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.erielibrary.org/.
May 27 (Sat) - Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group 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@PROTECTED. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.
May 28 (Sun) - Big Gay Picnic 2017 (North Park Lodge, Pearce Mill Rd, Allison Park, PA) 18+ to attend, 21 to drink, proper ID required. If purchased before May 1 - $23, If purchased before May 28 - $27, If purchased the day of the event - $30 Contact: . Phone: (412) 322-2800. Email: info@PROTECTED. Browse to http://pittsburghpride.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.showclix.com/events/181.
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