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LGBTQ+ Travel

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LGBTQ+ Travel in Erie

Love and equality is for everyone! 

The Erie region celebrates and supports the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersexed and Ally/Asexual (LGBTQ+) community.
Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or are an ally, ALL are welcome!  

In Erie, we strive to be a welcoming, equitable, inclusive community where we celebrate our rich diversity of cultures. Everyone has their own individual set of talents, skills, and perspectives. We believe that the color of your skin, the language you speak, the part of the world you come from, the faith you practice, your customs, your sexual orientation, and your gender preference, all make you the unique person you are and that each and every person brings value to our community.

Plan a trip to Erie Pennsylvania and experience a relaxing, stress-free getaway filled with love and acceptance.  

We are so proud to welcome you to our shores!

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Upcoming Events 

Pride month and every month have many events focused on celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome everyone to join us!  For a year-round list of LGBTQ+ related events and happenings, you can also visit the NW PA Pride Alliance, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality or Erie Gay News calendars.  Photos credit: Erie Gay News and F. Strumilia

January 17 - February 24, 2023: "As I Am, An Exhibition of Work by LGBTQIA Youth in Erie". Presented by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College and Compton's Table. The exhibit is visible in the upper hallway of the Kochel Center, Penn State Erie.

Saturday, January 28, 2023: LGBTQ+ Community Gives Back Boots & Coat DriveThe LGBTQIA+ Community once again comes together to collect boots and coats for Community Shelter Services of Erie PA. New or gently used Boots in all sized will be accepted as well as new and gently used coats.

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - Drag Brunch at The Zone Night Club. Hosted by Alysin Wonderland and DJ Tony G, this will be a brunch as only The Zone can do!

Bi-Monthly Drag BINGOThe first Wednesday of every other month from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Voodoo Brewing. 

Bears Do Dinner - Each month this group picks a new location around the area to enjoy a social dinner. The places and dates/times are based on a group majority and establishment hours of operation. Interested in learning more? Request to join the Facebook group and post a message for information and answers to questions.

Annual Events 

Erie Pride Fest and Parade (Saturday June 24, 2023)

Drive Your Pride at Presque Isle State Park (Sunday June 25, 2023)

Erie Pride Picnic at Presque Isle State Park (Saturday August 12, 2023) 

Erie Pride Day at Waldameer Park & Water World (Sunday August 13, 2023)

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Get Involved!

Supporting your LGBTQ+ family and friends is so much more than rainbow flags and colorful parades. It is also about recognizing and remembering the struggles that the LGBTQ+ community have faced to achieve equal justice and opportunities. There are a number of local, regional and national organizations that advocate and provide a variety of services.  These groups do everything from fighting for LGBTQ+ rights and offering health services, to providing educational programs and managing emergency helplines.  
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Erie PA LGBTQIA+ Resources

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