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Poll: NY Majority supports marriage equality

from Empire Pride Agenda New York, NY, January 27, 2011 – Quinnipiac University has released a poll showing New York State voters support legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry 56 - 37 percent, the highest margin ever for that poll. A Siena poll released the previous week found that 57 percent of New Yorkers agreed with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s support for legalization of same-sex marriage, and last summer the New York Times estimated that 58 percent of New Yorkers are in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry. In response to the results, Empire State Pride Agenda Executive Director Ross D. Levi issued the following statement: “Polls consistently show that allowing same-sex couples to legally marry has majority support in New York State. We look forward to the governor and the legislature working together to carry out the will of the people and pass this legislation, so loving same-sex couples in New York can finally protect each other and their children just like any other family.” Info: www.prideagenda.org (Click “Press and Publications”)

2011 Pride Events update

by Mike Mahler Plans are proceeding for the 19th Annual Pride Picnic on June 11, the March/Rally on August 27,and other events. Our next meeting will be Sunday, March 6 at 2 PM at Tim Horton’s, 209 E 12th St, Erie PA. For more info, contact Michael Mahler at (814) 4569833 or info@eriegaynews.com. For info about Pride planning, sign up for the Picnic email list at http:// lists.eriegaynews.com. Laurie Edwards benefit at Presque Isle Gallery changed to Feb 27

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Michelle, J. John, Hannah and Kat at the Erie Town Hall Meeting and Equality on the Rocks organized by Equality Pennsylvania, ACLU - PA and HRC at Matthew’s Trattoria on January 26. More photos online. Photo by Allyson Diane Hamm of Equality Pennsylvania and HRC.

PA Legislator calls for civil unions

HARRISBURG, Feb. 14 – State Rep. Mark Cohen, D-Phila., today joined state Sen. Daylin Leach and other colleagues and advocates for marriage equality and civil unions during a Capitol news conference. ““Support for civil unions today does not preclude support for marriage equality now or in the future. The issue as I see it is whether we can grant meaningful rights and recognitions in the GLBT community within a reasonable period of time,” said Cohen, Democratic chairman of the House Human Services Committee. Cohen said 41 members of the House are cosponsoring his proposal (H.B. 708) to bring civil unions for same sex couples to the Commonwealth. The bill would define a civil union as a union between two (continued on page 3)


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Poll: NY Majority supports marriage equality.1 2011 Pride Events update..................................1 PA Legislator calls for civil unions...................1 PFLAG Erie/Crawford Co. update..................3 Smoking and looking to quit?..........................4 Report on Erie Town Hall Meeting & Equality on the Rocks on Jan 26..............................4 Freedom............................................................5 Join the bears for tunes, dance beats, laughs and Splash Lagoon April 7-10...........................6 Calendar............................................................7 Win Prizes from Erie Gay News . ....................10

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members of the same sex and would have all the same state laws applicable to that union as marriage. He said it is increasingly clear that the votes do not exist in the foreseeable future to either constitutionally ban gay marriage in Pennsylvania, or to permit gay marriage in Pennsylvania. Civil unions represent the middle-of-the-road compromise position between constitutionally banning and permitting gay marriages. “I believe that there is a reasonable chance that, with a strong organizational effort, we can enact civil union legislation by the end of 2012,” Cohen said. “Doing so would require the support of the vast majority in the House and Senate, and the backing of a substantial number of Republicans in each chamber. This is possible to achieve in a legislature that does not support same-sex marriage because civil unions are not marriage. They are not a form of marriage; they are not a second-class marriage. They are not a marriage period. “What they are is a legal arrangement for committed gay and lesbian couples to handle relations with each other, with health care decisions, with joint property and with the outside world. Civil unions do not have the social significance of marriage, and they likely never will. They are however, an important step forward in the process of according gay and lesbian couples the respect as human beings that all people should have,” Cohen said. Nothing in Cohen’s bill would require any religion or any clergyman to perform any ceremony uniting people in a civil union. The legislation would merely offer committed gay couples the same legal rights that are bestowed upon married people, without giving them the status of marriage. Cohen said polls shows support of civil unions at about 60 percent of the Pennsylvania population: 58 percent according to the Franklin & Marshall College poll in 2009

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Report on Erie Town Hall Meeting & Equality on the Rocks on Jan 26

by Mike Mahler On January 26, Equality Pennsylvania, ACLU PA and Human Rights Campaign (HRC) organized an LGBT Town Hall meeting and social for about 65 area people. This was part of a statewide series of events. Representatives from area groups and individuals attended to learn more about being active in state and federal politics. The event was held at Matthew’s Trattoria, 153 E 13th St, Erie. The organizers were pleased with the interest and excitement shown from by the local community and look forward to working more in Erie. They also were thankful to Rich McCarty, Equality PA Board Member & Mercyhurst Professor, for his help in making this event go so successfully. Also in attendance & helping to host was new Equality PA board member, Kevin Bennett. All photos are by Allyson Diane Hamm, Statewide Organizer for Equality Pennsylvania. For more about Equality Pennsylvania, browse to http://www.equalitypa.org. For more about ACLU PA, browse to http://www.aclupa.org. For more about HRC, browse to http://www.hrc.org

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Freedom By Rick Moyer Pastor, Community United Church The month of February honors the birthdays of two famous American presidents. For this reason, I’ve been thinking about one of our greatest American freedoms – the freedom of religion. In our country we take religious freedom and the separation of church and state for granted. And yet, these concepts can often be hard to understand and confusing for many people. Early in my ministerial career I was introduced to the state-church conflict. The church I was serving as a young pastor did not display an American flag in the church sanctuary. After the death of a prominent member of that congregation, the family of the deceased decided that they would present a flag in his memory. We received the gift gratefully and place it in the chancel of the sanctuary. The addition of a flag along side the altar caused controversy. The congregation was divided, almost down the middle. Half of the congregation objected, saying that it sent the wrong message. God, after all, is not an American. God is the God of all people – of all races and nationalities. The opposing view was that God surely doesn’t object to us being patriotic, and we can be proud of the fact that we are a country that guarantees many freedoms. I kept clear of taking sides as long as I could. No matter what my view was, I was going to offend at least half of the congregation. The side that wanted the flag to stay eventually won out and the flag is still there today. But no matter who won the argument, the debate was an important one. We certainly do believe that God is God of all people, not just Americans. On the other hand, we can display a flag to indicate our allegiance to a country that, at least in theory, does value a person’s freedoms and honors diversity. And of course, the discussion about diversity goes far deeper than the disagreement over placing a flag in a religious gathering place. After the recent tragic shootings in Tucson, AZ, Maine historian, Allen Ginsberg’s observation got to the heart of what this country is all about. It is a state-

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ment that truly honors the memories of Washington and Lincoln who sacrificed so much of their lives to pass onto us the freedoms we enjoy today. Ginsberg wrote “(At Tucson) we saw a white, Catholic Republican federal judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic, women, member of Congress, who was his friend and was Jewish. Her life was saved initially by 20-year old Mexican-American, gay college student, and eventually by a Korean-Mexican-American combat surgeon. And then it was all eulogized and explained by our African-American president. In this tragic event, that’s a remarkable statement about this country at its best.” The Community United Church is an open and affirming congregation and is is a member of United Church of Christ and Church of the Brethren denomination. . At 1011 W 38th St. in Erie. Services are Sunday at 11am. (814) 864-4429. The pastor is Richard A. Moyer and his assistant is Dr. Richard McCarty. Website is www.uccwebsites.net/commuceriepa.html

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Join the bears for tunes, dance beats, laughs and Splash Lagoon April 7-10 by Gary Want to listen to some live music by an artist who has performed all across the country? Looking to enjoy dance beats by an international DJ? Have you ever thought it would be great to enjoy a private event evening at Splash Lagoon? Well, here is your chance! The bears of Drenched Fur 7 invite you to join them in April for fun and good times. On Friday, April 8, Drenched Fur 7 will be hosting vocal/guitarist RockCub along with comedian emcee William Brown. Join us at the Bel Aire for two hours of fun and enjoyable live music starting at 8 PM with just a $5 cover charge at the door. But the fun doesn’t end! From 11 PM to 2 AM, the Bel Aire Hotel is still the place to be if you want to enjoy the sounds of internationally-reknowned DJ Barney Philly for the Sweat ‘n SCRUFF Dance Party for only a $5 cover! The following night, on Saturday, April 9th, Drenched Fur 7 is also welcoming locals to join us for our Tropical Themed Buffet Dinner and

Comedy Show Combo. Cocktail hour starts at 6 PM with dinner service at 7 PM, followed by laughs from the hilarious William Brown for just $35 per person. And, of course, that night we’re once again hosting our exclusive event at the Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort. The event is from 10 PM until 2 AM and the admission is $40. If community members wish to participate in the private event at Splash Lagoon, please visit the DF7 website at www.denchedfur.com and click on Registration. (Advance signup and payment is required for the Saturday Dinner/Show Combo as well as the Splash Lagoon Event) The Splash Lagoon Event is sponsored by Drenched Fur 7 and is part of Erie’s Bear Run Weekend. Approximately 200 visitors are expected from around the USA. The full listing of events for the weekend can be found at the Drenched Fur website and include a bar crawl, a winery tour, casino visits, charity auction, vendor mall, and more! Commemorative DF7 beach towels are also available to order via our website. There is a 21 and over age limit because of the presence of alcohol for events at the Bel Aire Hotel. If you have questions, please contact the DF7 Run Coordinator, Gary at gnsnyder@drenchedfur.com or leave a message at 814 446 2327.

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Calendar This calendar is also online at www.eriegaynews.com/ news/calendar.php Feb 27 - Benefit Fundraiser for Laurie Edwards at Presque Isle Gallery NOTE DATE CHANGE Food, live music, Chinese action, 50/50 and more! From noon to 6PM at Presque isle Gallery Coffeehouse, 35 Peninsula Drive Erie PA (next to Sara’s) Info (814)572-4239 Mar 2 (Wed) - Craze Happy Hour (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) 5 PM. CRAZE is open for Happy Hour every Wednesday in the back bar at 5:00 p.m. Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub. Mar 3 (Thu) - Mahoning Valley Stonewall Democrats meets Mahoning Valley Pride Center, 1523 Poland Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502. 7 PM. Mar 4-20 - “Doubt” at Erie Playhouse www.erieplayhouse.org Mar 4 (Fri) - Nocturnal Asylum 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 9 PM. Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to www.facebook.com/crazenightclub. Mar 4 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) meets (Vermont Tavern, 1033 State St, Erie PA) 6 PM - 8 PM. G2H2/Erie takes place every month in a new location around town, providing GLBT professionals, and our colleagues and friends, the opportunity to meet, network or just hang out once a month. You can also sign up for the email list at http://lists. eriegaynews.com. Venue Phone: (814) 868-7999. Find on Facebook at G2H2/Erie Mar 4 (Fri) - Zone’s HIV/AIDS Benefit Show hosted by Miss Angelica Redd at Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie. With special guests from Jamestown and Buffalo. This event is a compilation of efforts by the community for the community! Is a way to make everybody aware that HIV is amongst us but if we all know about it, WE CAN BEAT IT! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to www.thezonedanceclub.com/. Mar 5 (Sat) Sky Bar’s HIV/AIDS Benefit Sky Bar, 108 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown NY from 7pm-2am Benefits HIV/AIDS causes of Imperial Court of Buffalo and AIDS Community Services Southern Tier Office. performers from Jamestown, .Olean, Buffalo, Erie, and Canada. Tickets $5 presale/$7 door, includes admission, food, show, and gift basket of choice. For more info or pre-sale tickets please contact Sky Bar at © 2011 EGN

716-661-3212 or Imperial Court email info@ImperialCourtofBuffalo.com or Website www.ImperialCourtofBuffalo.com (click on Upcoming Events) Mar 5 (Sat) - Mardi Gras Party at the Zone! 133 W 18th St, Erie. Girls & Boys Gone Wild! Show us some skin, get some beads! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to www.thezonedanceclub.com/. Mar 5 (Sat) - Mardi Gras at Craze Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA. Craze wishes you a Happy Mardi Gras! Stop in and show us your... bling bling?! Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www. facebook.com/crazenightclub. Mar 6 (Sun) - Pride Planning Meeting (Tim Horton’s, 209 E 12th St, Erie, PA 16503) 2 PM. We will be planning for the picnic on June 12, a candidates night for the election, and the march/rally on August 27. Come find out how to get involved! All are welcome! Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 874-3000. Email: info@eriegaynews. com. Browse to www.eriegaynews.com.

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Calendar Mar 6 (Sun) - Craze Karaoke Night 1607 Raspberry St, Erie. 9 PM. Every Sunday with $2.25 Long Island Ice Teas! $Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to www. facebook.com/crazenightclub. Mar 7 (Mon) - Craze Entertainment Series 1607 Raspberry St, Erie. 11:30 PM. Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to www.facebook.com/crazenightclub. Mar 8 (Tue) - Support group for those dealing with loss (Hospice of Metropolitan Erie, 202 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16503) 7 PM. Meets 2nd Tues of month 7 PM and also the 3rd Thurs at 10 AM. Phone: (814) 456-6689. Email: hospice@velocity.net. Mar 10 (Thu) - LGBT Parent Support Group meets Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie. 6 PM - 8 PM. As gay dads and lesbian moms in the Erie area, we have a lot of concerns for our children. Will our kids face prejudice at their school because of us? Will they hesitate to bring friends to our house? Will they think they are the only ones ever to have a gay or lesbian parent? At Family United Counseling, we want to put you in touch with the experts of lesbian

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and gay parenting... each other! We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month as a group of lesbian and gay parents for support, friendship, and networking. Child care will be provided, so bring your kids! For more information or to let us know you’re coming email us at FamilyUnitedCounseling@gmail.com or call (814)547-4837. Contact: Will Koehler. Phone: (814) 547-4837. Venue Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: familyunitedcounseling@gmail.com. Browse to www. familyunitedcounseling.org. Mar 10 (Thu) - PFLAG Butler meets (Butler Area Public Library, 218 N. McKean St, Butler, PA 16001) 6 PM - 8:30 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of lesbians, gays and transgendered people. Contact: Joe Tomlinson. Email: pflagbutler@gmail. com. Browse to www.butlerpflag.weebly.com . Mar 11 - “A Chorus Line” at Warner Theatre Erie www.eriebroadwayseries.com Mar 11-Apr 2 - “Next Fall” at Buffalo United Artists weaves the story of two men in love, two parents in denial, and two friends on speed dial. Nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play www.buffalobua.org Mar 12 (Sat) - O’Zone Dance Party at Zone 133 W 18th St, Erie. Come get lucky—Catch the leprechaun and he might give you his pot of gold. Food, friends, prizes, dancing, and fun for everyone! Get into your Zone—the Gay rainbow ends here! Phone: (814) 4520125. Browse to www.thezonedanceclub.com/. Mar 14 (Sun) - LBT Women of Erie meets (Presque Isle Gallery Coffeehouse, 35 Peninsula Drv, Erie,. Sign up for email list at lists.eriegaynews.com/ Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to womynoferie. wetpaint.com/.

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Calendar Mar 14 (Mon) - PFLAG Erie/Crawford County meets Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Hwy, Erie, PA. 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of GLBT people. If you would like to become a member, please see Millie, our secretary/treasurer. Bring a family member, friend, and yourself! Coffee, tea and hot cocoa provided, feel free to bring a treat or refreshment to share. Phone: (814) 456-0901. Email: pflag.erie.crawford@gmail.com. Mar 14 (Mon) - Deadline for EGN April 2011 print edition (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 March 24. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php. Mar 15 (Tue) - Spirituality and Sexuality Discussion Group meets Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA. 7 PM. Every third Tuesday of the month, the Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty facilitates a discussion group on spirituality and sexuality at Community United Church. Meetings are confidential. Come join the discussion! Contact: Rich McCarty. Phone: (319) 270-5140. Email: richmccarty@msn.com. Mar 17 (Thu) - Support group for those dealing with loss (Hospice of Metropolitan Erie, 202 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16503) Phone: (814) 456-6689. Email: hospice@velocity.net. Mar 17 (Thu) - Craze Night Club open for St. Patrick’s Day 1607 Raspberry St, Erie. Make sure you stop in for your Green Beer! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Craze is open tonight! Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

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Calendar Mar 17 (Thu) - St. Patrick’s Day at Zone Dance Club 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA. Follow the gay rainbow into the Zone­--wear green, have some green beer or dance an Irish jig. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to www.thezonedanceclub.com/. Mar 20 (Sun)- Youngstown Area PFLAG meets Mahoning Valley Pride Center, 1523 Poland Ave., Youngstown, OH. 3PM. Ph: (330)747-2696. Email: YoungstownPFLAG@aol.com. Web: angelfire.com/ oh4/pflagy/. Mar 20 (Sun) - FACE: Michelle Michael’s Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie. 11 PM. Don’t miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new faces and special guests! Every third Sunday of the month at 11 PM. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Browse to www.thezonedanceclub. com/. Mar 20 (Sun) - Craze Karaoke Night 1607 Raspberry St, Erie. 9 PM. Long Island Ice Tea Special0 Phone: (814) 456-3027. Find on Facebook. Mar 21 (Mon) - Craze Entertainment Series 1607 Raspberry St, Erie. 11:30 PM. Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to www.facebook.com/crazenightclub. Mar 21 (Mon) - 2nd annual Not Just Putting on a Show at EUP (Frank G. Pogue Student Center MPRA & B, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 16444) 5 PM - 11 PM. It’s that time again. Identity along with ZTA and History club at EUP is putting on a benefit concert for breast cancer causes. $4 admission. Bands: Edge of Ruin, Tyrannic Fu$ion, Others TBA. Come see a good show for an even better cause! Phone: (814) 732-2813. Email: edinboroidentity@gmail.com. web: www.edinboro.edu/departments/glbta/. Mar 24 (Thu) - Erie Gay News folding/distributing work party Mike Kohler’s, 614 Cherry St, Erie PA. 7 PM. Please check before to verify that we are on schedule.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! Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Mar 24 *Thu) “Latinos and LGBTQI Issues” 3PM Edinboro University, Hendricks 124. Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Iglesias, School of Education. Moderator: Dr. John Hoggard. LGBTQIA Speaker Series Spring 2011

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Calendar Mar 30 (Wed) - Homicide Grief Support Group (Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 5 PM - 6:30 PM. Info Darlene at (814) 451-7496. Browse to www.cvcerie.org. Apr 1 (Fri) - Nocturnal Asylum 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 9 PM. Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to www.facebook.com/crazenightclub. Apr 1-17 - “Dreamgirls” at Erie Playhouse story of an up-and-coming, 1960s girl-singing group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. Winner of 6 Tony Awards. www.erieplayhouse.org Apr 3 (Sun) - Tom Goss in Concert (The Latonia Theatre, 1 East First Street, Oil City, PA 16301) 6 PM. Ticket price is $10. For more about Tom, browse to www.tomgossmusic.com, and for more about the Latonia, find the Latonia Ballroom on Facebook. Contact: Roxanne. Phone: (814) 673-8400. Apr 4 - “The Color Purple” The musical, at Warner Theatre Erie http://eriebroadwayseries.com/ Apr 4 (Mon) - Craze Entertainment Series 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 11:30 PM. Phone: (814) 4563027. Find on Facebook. Apr 7-10 Drenched Fur 7 www.drenchedfur.com/ Apr 13 - “LGBTQI and Islam” 3:30PM, Edinboro University, Hendricks 200. Presenter: Dr. Baher Ghosheh, Department of Geosciences. Moderator: Dr. Steven Sullivan. LGBTQIA Speaker Series Spring 2011 Apr 15- Penn State Altoona Pride www.gaylifenewsletter.com Apr 16 (Sat) - Spring Fling Party (The Latonia Theatre, 1 East First Street, Oil City, PA 16301) 8 PM. BYOB. $5 cover charge. DJ and snacks. Contact: Roxanne. Phone: (814) 673-8400.

UPCOMING...

May 19-29 - Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film and Video Festival www.insideout.ca Passport now required for travel between countries. Jun 3 - Imperial Court of Buffalo Boat Ride Tickets available April 5. www.imperialcourtofbuffalo.com Jun 25 - Ray Boltz in Warren OH W.D. Packard Music Hall 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW Warren, Ohio Popular contemporary Christian singer songwriterwho came out in 2008. www.rayboltz.com

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