|2015 Pride Fest||Sat, Aug 29|
NW PA Pride Alliance will be presenting Erie Pride Fest on Saturday, August 29. The event will begin with the Pride Parade. Assembly for the parade begins at noon at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, and step off is at 1 PM. The parade will proceed to the Pride Fest site, which will be either Griswold Park or Perry Square (Perry Square is currently being remodeled and may not be completed by August 29.). If your group or organization would like to have a unit in the Parade, please let us know by August 21 by emailling firstname.lastname@example.org ] Individuals are very much welcome to be in the parade as well!
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court issued their opinion in Obergefell v Hodges, which resulted in marriage equality becoming the law of the land. Several organizations held a celebration called Love Wins on the steps of the Erie County Courthouse, 140 W 6th St, Erie PA that night. Organizations represented included NW PA Pride Alliance, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE), ACLU NW PA, NW PA National Organization for Women (NOW), Pennsylvania Equality Project, Community United Church, Keystone Progress, The Table, LBT Women of Erie, and Erie Gay News. Both local TV news crews as well as Erie Times News covered the event for local media. At least 90 people attended the event.
The NW PA Pride Alliance invites you to march as a parade unit for the Erie Pride Fest on Saturday, August 29, 2015. We will start assembling at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA at noon, with and step off at 1 PM. All are welcome to march, even if you don't have a float. There is no charge to march or have a float in the parade. The Parade Unit agreement is available as a PDF and as a Word document. Perry Square is currently being remodled. The festival will take place in either Griswold Park, 150 W 14th St, Erie PA (if Perry Square is not ready) or Perry Square (6th and State Street) starting at 2 PM. We invite organizations to participate with information tables. We also invite handmade crafters, direct sales, and other vendor types to participate. The cost of one table and 2 chairs is $15 for both info tables and vendors. The Info Table agreement is available as a PDF and as a Word document.
About 17 people participated in NW PA Pride Alliance's float in the Millcreek 4th of July Parade. This was the 50th anniversary of Millcreek's parade and the 10th year that it has included an LGBT contingent. The theme this year was Launching Bottle Rockets in the Backyard and was designed by NWPAPA Vice-President Season Crannell. Float participants helped build the float. Many thanks to Roxanne of Lake Erie Sisters and Brothers Transgender Support Group for the use of the trailer, to Ginger for the use of the truck, as well as for Candy and Steve for driving the truck.
2015 Major Donors - Thanks!
|Dominic M. Sciamanda, D.O.|
|Erie Gay News|
|Hospice of Metropolitan Erie|
|Erie County Department of Health|
|Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group|
|Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE)|
|Lake Erie Counseling Associates|