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RECENT - SEE PHOTOS
KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
9am to 11:30am at Metropolitan Community Church
at 930 N. 4th Street, Allentown
Rainbow Families Christmas party with MCCLV
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CLICK HERE TO SEE A PHOTO ALBUM OF THE EVENT!


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Recent - Hear the NPR Radio Show
November 18, 2008
On November 17th, 2008 PA Diversity Network Executive Director Liz Bradbury was a guest on WITF Radio's Smart Talk. The theme of this show was Proposition 8 and GLBT Rights.In and effort to be balanced the other guest was Michael Geer, President of the anti-gay organization the PA Family Association.
TO HEAR THE SHOW CLICK HERE.
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BINGO!!!
Recent
December 14th, 2008
Bingo to benefit PDN at the Rainbow Bingo Hall in Allentown, PA
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CLICK HERE FOR AN ALBUM OF PICTURES OF THIS EVENT!!!
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

December 14th, 2008 -- Bingo 5-9pm At The Rainbow Room Bingo Hall 2413 Sunshine Road, Allentown (Behind Redner's on Lehigh St. near Rt. 309)! PDN thanks BINGO master Kim A. Mickey for hosting this event at the Rainbow Room Bingo Hall!

Directions to Rainbow Room Bingo Hall- click here

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Current
December and January 2008
PDN 2009 Membership Drive - Please Pay Your Dues
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RECENT - SEE PHOTOS
Rainbow Families Christmas party with MCCLV
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
9am to 11:30am at Metropolitan Community Church
at 930 N. 4th Street, Allentown

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Recent
SEE PHOTOS, VIDEO AND NEWS REPORTS
Rally to Fight H8
1-3pm Sunday, November 16th, 2008
Hamilton and 7th Streets in Allentown
CLICK HERE TO SEE
PHOTOS, TV NEWS REPORTS AND FULL VIDEO

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PA Diversity Network and Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley organized a "Fight the H8" rally against the California passage of Proposition 8 that removed legal state rights from married same-sex couples.

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Recent - See Photo Album!
Oct. 18th, 2008
PDN 5k race team
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PA Diversity Team
Women's 5k Fight Breast Cancer Classic
October 18th, 2008
GLBTA Women Join the Team
Walk or Run and have a great bunch afterwards!
CLICK HERE FOR FULL PHOTO ALBUM
and Team Race Times

Of the race and brunch

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Recent
Oct. 3th, Oct 17th and through all of October 2008
PA Diversity Network Community partnered with Rainbow Rose Community & Panzee Press
in Lancaster PA to bring the
PDN Photo Project - 300 Same -sex Couples: Facing Inequality
to the Art in the Alley Gallery at 323 N. Queen St. Lancaster for a first Friday reception on Friday October 3rd, and a 3rd Friday ArtWalk reception on Friday Oct., 17th and for viewing the entire month.
CLICK HERE TO SEE TWO SHORT VIDEOS OF
THE PHOTO PROJECT IN LANCASTER ON FACEBOOK PDN GROUP
JUST SCROLL DOWN THE FACEBOOK PAGE

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READ ALL ABOUT THIS EVENT BY CLICKING HERE

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Recent
Oct. 23rd, 2008
Book Reading at Muhlenberg College
Liz Bradbury will read an excerpt of her new Lesbian Mystery/Romance Novel
Angel Food and Devil Dogs - A Maggie Gale Mystery at Muhlenberg College Trexler Library at
2400 Chew Street, Allentown from 7pm to 8pm Benefits Muhlenberg's Gay Straight Alliance and PDN
Sponsored by Muhlenberg's Library and English Department
See the Maggie Gale Mystery Readers FaceBook Page
or
www.lizbradbury.boudicapublishing.com for more information.
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Click here to see a photo album of this event!

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Postponed to Spring 2009
PA Diversity Network Community Yard Sale and Flea Market
Start putting your unwanted items aside for to !!!
***Donate your stuff to the PA Diversity Network booth***
Click here to find out how to donate
For updates on this event, click here
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Recent
Sunday, Oct. 12th, 2008
PA Diversity Network Participates in:

COMMUNITY WIDE RALLY AGAINST HATE CRIMES
on the 10th Anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard
Oct 12 - 7-9pm at Muhlenberg College, Egner Memorial Chapel, in Allentown
For more information on this event click here.

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75 Women attended the reading on Oct. 12 at the Vixen in Provicetown, MA. Authors included:
(from left) Radclyffe, KI Thompson, Julie Cannon, Gabrielle Goldsby, Jane Fletcher, and Liz Bradbury
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Authors: Liz Bradbury, Julie Cannon, Gabrielle Goldsby, and Jane Fletcher
signing their books during Women's Week in Provincetown, MA
at NOW VOYAGER BOOKSTORE
Oct. 12th, 2008
PDN Exec. Director Liz Bradbury read
an excerpt of her book
Angel Food and Devil Dogs - A Maggie Gale Mystery,
as a featured Author for Women's Week in Provincetown, MA
10% of sales to benefit PA Diversity Network

Click Here From More Information
And to see a photo album of Authors at
Women Week in Ptown, 2008

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Recent
Oct. 14th, 2008
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PDN Boardmember Adrian Shanker received one of these important awards.
230 people attended this important event dedicated to equality and diversity
PDN boardmembers participated in the
Allentown Human Relations Banquet
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Recent
Oct. 16th, 2008
PDN at Pottsville PFLAG
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Pottsville PFLAG Presents:
A reading and book signing of
Angel Food and Devil Dogs - A Maggie Gale Mystery
by PDN Dir. Liz Bradbury and a
LGBT history presentation also by Liz Bradbury
at the Terry Reiley Community Building, 216 N 12th St., Pottsville.
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Recent
Oct. 17th, 2008
Photo Project in Lancaster
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Read more about this event by clicking here
CLICK HERE TO SEE TWO SHORT VIDEOS OF
THE PHOTO PROJECT IN LANCASTER ON FACEBOOK PDN GROUP
JUST SCROLL DOWN THE FACEBOOK PAGE

The Art in the Alley Gallery at 323 N. Queen Street, Lancaster will be featuring the Pennsylvania Diversity Network Photo Project -- 300 Same-sex Couples: Facing Inequality, during the month of October. The framed photos of local same-sex couples serve to remind the community of the discrimination faced by these families due to the lack of federal and state legal recognition. Lancaster's Rainbow Rose Community organization is partnering with PA Diversity Network to bring this national award winning exhibit to Lancaster. See more about the Photo Project at www.padiversity.org/photoproj.htm

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Recent
August 17th, 2008
PA Diversity Network will participate in
Greater Lehigh Valley Pride's
Pride in the Park Festival

in Cedar Beach Park on Hamilton Street (at about 22nd Street) in Allentown
SEE A HUGE PHOTO ALBUM OF THIS EVENT BY CLICKING HERE!!!
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CLICK HERE TO SEE A REPORT AND PHOTO ALBUM OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT
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RECENT EVENT
August 17th, 2008
Anti-Gay Morning Call Letter to Editor Fuels
PDN Magic Words Pledge Drive
CLICK HERE TO LEARN ALL ABOUT THIS PLEDGE DRIVE TO FOIL THE ANTI-GAY PROTESTERS
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Recent See Photos!!!
July 20th, 2008
PA Diversity Network/Valley Gay Press
Participated in Reading Pride Celebration
(The Reading Pride Festival)
at Centre Park in Reading, PA
click here for a map to Centre Park
CLICK HERE TO SEE A
HUGE PHOTO ALBUM OF THIS EVENT!!!

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CLICK HERE TO SEE A REPORT AND PHOTO ALBUM OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT


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Recent - see photos!
June 17th, 2008
PA Diversity Network/Valley Gay Press
Awards Celebration Night
at the Brew Works in Allentown
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PDN/VGP hosted the first annual GLBT Community Awards Celebration honoring individuals who have served the GLBT community through activism, advocacy, volunteerism and leadership. All paid PA Diversity Network members were eligible to nominate individuals in both the greater Lehigh Valley and Berks County, in a variety of categories for awards. Over 100 people attended the event. There were many award winners.
Click here to read the full list of the award winners.

Click here to read more about the event and see a huge Photo Album of the celebration.
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Recent
June 1st, 2008
Rainbow Families Picnic
35 people - including 13 children attended the
Rainbow Families Picnic at Emmaus Park

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Click here for a large photo album of this event!!!
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Recent

June 4th, 2008
PDN Executive Director speaks on GLBT issues at LBGT Tobacco presentation,
in Monroe County.

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Recent
June 6th, June 7th, June 12th 2008
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Liz Bradbury's new novel, Angel Food and Devil Dogs
was released at several community benefit events in May and June.
20% of the net profits of the sales of this book at these events
will benefit GLBTA organizations.
Book Release events included:
(Liz will be doing more readings in the community in July - stay tuned.)


***NEW!!! Friday, June 6***
Interweave Pre-Pride Dance at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley
at 424 Center St. in Bethlehem. Book signing only. Dance is 7:30pm to 10pm. 20% of the net sales profit of the book will go to Interweave of UUCLV and PA Diversity Network. Entrance to the dance is only $5. The dance and the booksigning are open to everyone.

***Saturday, June 7, 6pm in the Patio Tent at the Woods Campground Lesbian Open House and Social***
845 Vaughn Acres Lane, Lehighton, PA -- Carbon County (610-377-9577)

Click here to go to The Woods web site. http://www.thewoodscampground.com/directions.html
There is no admission charge for lesbians to enter the campground, attend the lesbian social, or attend the book release event. This is a great opportunity to visit the Woods and see what it's all about.
Liz will read an excerpt from the book, answer questions about writing and publishing it
and will sign copies that will be for sale. 10% of the net sales profit of the book will go to
the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund and 10% of the net sales profit of the book will go to PA Diversity Network.

***Thursday, June 12, 6pm at The Sky Lounge***
1500 Washington Street (corner of 15th and Washington), Wilson PA

Liz will read an excerpt from the book, answer questions about writing and publishing it
and will sign copies that will be for sale.
20% of the net sales profit of the book will go to PA Diversity Network.

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Recent
June 11th, 2008
PDN Executive Director spoke on GLBT issues at Wachovia Bank in Philadelphia.

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Recent
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June 24th 2008
Amy Smart to present an estate planning dinner - seminar at
the Stoned Crab in Emmaus
$10 donation to benefit both PDN and Pride GLV
contact Amy to RSVP - 610-398-4260,
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Recent
April - May, 2008
Panzee Press Magazine features
the PDN Photo Project

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In an effort to fight the current anti-gay PA Constitutional Amendment legislation, Senate Bill -1250
Panzee Press Magazine has featured the entire
PA Diversity Photo Project - 225 Same-sex Couples: Facing Inequality
in a special issue of the magazine to put a face on the discrimination
our community receives from the lack of legal recognition of our families.
Every Photo Project couple picture is featured along with many of the informational signs that accompany the Project.
Panzee Press publisher Bolton Winnpenny contacted Photo Project creator Liz Bradbury to suggest the idea and they worked together to get the files to Bolton. He rapidly formated the Project into the Magazine. After the magazines were printed, Bolton delivered a copy to every State Senator and every State Representative in Harrisburg. This is exactly what the PDN Photo Project was created for. PDN thanks Bolton Winnpenny and Panzee Press for this important effort.

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Recent
April 21th, 2008
PDN Executive Director spoke on GLBT issues in a class at
Reading Area Community College.

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Current
April 17th, 2008
PDN Boardmember Adrian Shanker featured on
Alliance For Sustainable Communities web site and program guide
Read Adrian Shanker’s essay at the Alliance For Sustainable Communities - Lehigh Valley web site, titled Equality Leads Us to a Sustainable Valley by clicking on this link. http://sustainlv.org/index.cfm?organization_id=11&section_id=1628&page_id=6587
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Recent Event - See Photos
April 6th, 2008
Sisterhood Goes Overboard at Diamonz
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See a huge photo album of this event by clicking here

This event was a benefit for
Pennsylvania Diversity Network,
FACT (Fighting AIDS Continuosly Together) & Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley
PDN thanks Sisterhood for this most fabulous event!!!!

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Recent Event
April 1st -- April 5th
Zanna Don't
the fabulous musical at Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg's GSA raised $188 for PA Diversity Network
at Zanna Don't and at a college drag ball on April 3rd.
PDN thanks the GSA and the Muhlenberg student organizers of this event!!!

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Muhlenberg GSA student organizer Chris Alvaro at the fundraiser table in the lobby.

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Current
Allentown Human Relations Commissioners - including
GLBT Community Members Allyson Hamm and Dona Cruciani
and PA Diversity Network Director Liz Bradbury
are featured in a TV Public Service Announcement
that is playing on channel 49 from March 10 to May 10.
Click here to view the PSA Video.
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Recent Event - See Photos
March 7th to March 20th, 2008
The PA Diversity Network Photo Project - 200 Same-sex Couples: Facing Inequality
Will be on Display at Unami Friends Meeting House (Quakers)
100 5th Street, Pennsburg, PA
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Click Here to see a Photo Album of the Unami Reception

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Recent Event - See Photos
PDN Photo Project at Bucks County Community College
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February 21 to March 6th, 2008
The PA Diversity Network Photo Project - 200 Same-sex Couples: Facing Inequality
on Display at Bucks County Community College
located at 1 Hillendale Drive - Perkasie, PA
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS
AND A PRESS RELEASE ON THIS EVENT

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Recent (Feb. 24th, 2008) - See Photos
PA Diversity Network Participates in Metropolitan Community Church's Ceremony
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To Dedicate MCC's New Church Location at 930 N. 4th Street, Allentown
Speakers included: Mayor of Allentown Ed Pawlowski, City Councilman Julio Guridy, and Allentown Human Relations Commissioner (and PDN Executive Director) Liz Bradbury
CLICK HERE TO SEE A PHOTO ALBUM OF THE EVENT

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Recent - See Photos
February 8th and 9th, 2008
MCC's FREEDOM TO MARRY Court House Action and Celebration
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View a video TV News report on the Court House Action by clicking here.
See a photo album of the court house action by clicking here.

February 8 and 9, 2007 - PA Diversity Network participated in Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley's Freedom to Marry Day Court House Action, on February 8th. 50 people took part in the rally outside Lehigh County's Historic Old Court House. 8 same-sex Couples applied for and were denied marriage licenses. However, the denied licenses will be kept on file at the court house as a historical record of this inequality. The pink scarves were made by PDN and PFLAG Board member Melinda Kohn. Signs at the rally were provided by Don Kohn (Pres. of Eastern PA PFLAG).

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CLICK HERE TO SEE A PHOTO ALBUM OF THE FREEDOM MARRY CELEBRATION AT MCC

On Sat. Feb 9th, PDN participated in the Freedom to Marry celebration at MCC along with a standing room only crowd or hundreds. The service included many local clergy members officiating. There was a blessing of relationships. Later that evening was a dance. PA Diversity Network was a cosponsor of these Freedom to Marry events along with PFLAG and Renaissance. The PDN Photo Project -- 200 Same-Sex Couples: Facing Inequality is on exhibit at MCCLV. It will be on view there in the framed format until Feb. 21. The Photo Project in either the framed or printed format will be on display at MCC permanently. Please note that MCC has moved. It is now located at: 930 North 4th Street, Allentown. Click on this link to the MCC web site to see a map and for directions: www.mcclv.org/index.asp

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Recent - See Photos and Video
January, 2008
With Special Events: Jan. 18th and 20th
The PA Diversity Network Photo Project -
200 Same-sex Couples: Facing Inequality

was on display at Congregation Keneseth Israel
at 23rd and Chew in Allentown, the month of January, 2008.
It was featured during the Martin Luther King Service and Diversity Celebration.
PDN thanks K.I., Rabbi Robert Lennick and K.I. Executive Director Judy Murman
for this great opportunity.
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Click Here to see a press release about the K.I. event
and for more information about the Photo Project.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW A CHANNEL 69 NEWS REPORT THAT INCLUDES
INTERVIEWS WITH RABBI ROBERT LENNICK AND PDN'S ADRIAN SHANKER,
AND COVERAGE OF THE PHOTO PROJECT'S PICTURES.

When you get to the page click the "watch video" button above the photo.

This was the First Mainstream Religious Congregation Display of the Photo Project.

Keneseth Israel, a member synagogue of the Union for Reform Judaism at 2227 W. Chew St., Allentown, will be exhibiting the PDN Photo Project-200 Same-Sex Couples: Facing Inequality all of the month of January.
Rabbi Robert Lennick reflected on the photo project and civil rights in his sermon on Friday Jan. 18 - during Martin Luther King weekend. A Shabbot pot luck dinner that evening, was open to the community. There was also a Martin Luther King Interfaith Service with a diversity fair, open to the public on Sunday, Jan. 20. PDN had a booth at this fair.

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Recent
Saturday - January 12th, 2008
I LOVE LUCY TO DEATH at Diamonz benefited PDN
PDN Thanks Lenora Johnson, Diamonz and White Rose Productions for this great event!!!
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RECENT EVENT - See Photos
December 17th, 2007
****Rainbow Families - GLBT Families with kids****
The Kids Christmas Party at MCC was a huge success thanks to the amazing efforts of Carol Stevens and all the other MCC and Rainbow Families volunteers. Many children and their families attended, there were great holiday activities, visits from The Three Kings (!) and a very special guest appearance.

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See More About This Merry Event and
A Huge Photo Album by clicking here!


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CURRENT
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PDN Library Project Action
In response to a local anti-GLBT action against the children's book King and King -
and in support of Lower Macungie Library standing up against censorship and keeping the book
on their shelves, PA Diversity Network has made a financial donation to Lower Macungie Library,
and a donation of the book King and King to Lehigh Valley and Berks County Libraries.

Read all about it by clicking here.

You can donate a copy of King and King
to your local library by clicking here!


UPCOMING 2008 EVENTS


October 16, 2008-- PDN Executive Director Liz Bradbury will do a presentation on Gay History at the Pottsville PFLAG meeting.

October 19th, 2008-- 5K Breast Cancer Classic, PDN will have a team in this event with a great breakfast at team members Trish and Liz's house afterwards, donated by Trish and Liz.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE A REPORT AND PHOTO ALBUM OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT



November, 2008 -- Bingo At The Rainbow Room Bingo Hall 2413 Sunshine Road, Allentown (Behind Redner's on Lehigh St. near Rt. 309).


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CLICK HERE TO SEE A REPORT AND PHOTO ALBUM OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT




December 6, 2008 -- Berks Gay Mens Social Group Christmas party on Dec 6, dinner, drinks and comedian Eddie Sarfaty. This event will be open to men and women that night. It includes a DJ for dancing and a silent auction on the coolest items with all the money raised to be split between Broadway Cares and PA Diversity Network. There may even be some surprise famous guest stopping in to help us that night!!!!!! To learn more please email the Berks Gay Mens Social Group at berksgmsg@aol.com



December, 2008 -- Rainbow Families Third Annual Christmas Party for GLBTA families with children. This event is co-sponsored by MCCLV.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE A REPORT AND PHOTO ALBUM OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT