Pride Schedule

Event Date
2016 Painting with Pride Wed, Mar 9
2016 Pride Picnic Sat, Jun 4
2016 Pride Fest Sat, Aug 27

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2016 Pride Logo Design Contest - Win $100!

Who wants $100 and a free shirt? You do! But how?
 All you have to do is get creative: We're looking for a new T-shirt design for 2016, and we want to see what you've got. The NW PA Pride Alliance will be accepting your design entries from Dec. 1 through Feb. 29. The design we select will receive a free shirt and a $100 Visa gift card. But first, there are a few rules. Your design must be on the front of the shirt, in the area indicated on the little shirt template we'll provide. You can download the template as a PDF (here), as a PSD (here), or as a TIF (here for Windows or here for Mac). We will also be glad to provide you with our logo to use (or not, it's up to you) (logo is here in color or here in black and white), but you do have to use the colors in the logo in your design. The preferred format is an Adobe Illustrator Vector File (or something we can convert to that format), 300 dpi, with the canvas size being a maximum of 9 1/2" wide by 15" tall. Shirt colors have alternated between black and gray from year to year. If your design has an element that needs to be white, please make it white rather than transparent. There is no limit on the number of entries from a submitter, nor is there an age limit on submitters. Please note! The theme for 2016 Pride is "Invite. Unite. Ignite!" Bonus points for including the theme in your design!

Become a 2016 Pride Donor!

As the Northwest PA (NW PA) Pride Alliance begins its first full year as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we are delighted to see how much we have grown. The support of individuals and organizations in our community has been the catalyst for furthering the Alliance's mission: Improving the visibility of the LGBTQIA community and facilitating communication and collaboration between groups and individuals. We are asking for your support in 2016 as we enter with a unified theme of "Invite, Unite, Ignite!"

Board members and officers for NW PA Pride Alliance‚Ä©

NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc has begun 2016 with the announcement of its board of directors and officers. Returning to the board this year are Diana Ames, Season Crannell, Chris Dye, Finu Lukose, Michael Mahler, Michael Mooney, Melanie Shubitowski, Alex Sphon and Daniel Thomas.

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2015 Major Donors - Thanks!


Dominic M. Sciamanda, D.O.
Erie Gay News
Hospice of Metropolitan Erie
Karpel Group
Persad Center
Widget Financial


Drenched Fur
Erie County Department of Health (ECDH)
Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE)
Lake Erie Counseling Associates

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