Mission Statement

“The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the region’s LGBT community and its straight allies through educational programs, social events, and opportunities for service, which are designed to strengthen our voice and improve the quality of life in northwestern Pennsylvania.”

We look forward to continuing to advance our mission to create a safe and welcoming community for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity through quality educational programs, service opportunities, and social events with the funds generated from this event. On behalf of the Board of Directors and advisory council, thank you again to our donors and sponsors throughout the year!

Meet our Board Members

The stability and vitality of any organization hinges on a successful working board. At GEAE we are blessed to have such a dynamic group of people working toward our mission and goals of activism and education. The next few months we will highlight members of our...

GEAE Annual Report

Please find our 2017 Annual Report here. GEAE Annual Report 2017 GEAE would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a peaceful and hopeful new year.

LGBT Training for Erie area businesses with GEAE

For the past 2 years, GEAE has piloted a training program to help businesses educate their employees on the rights of LGBT people in their customer base. With the help of Visit Erie and Chris Temple, GEAE board members and advisory council members have developed and...

GEAE’s Commitment to Erie

Commitment to Service

GEAE’s programs include service to our LGBTQ community and the wider Erie region as we strive for equality. We Give Back to multiple organizations in our region that not only help promote equality but provide a better standard of living for our residents.

Commitment to Education

GEAE has specialized training services for LGBT Competency, Bystander Training, and other business-oriented programs. We can also create a program for needs.

Commitment to Community

GEAE knows that we need to better connect to one another and provide support. Whether it is our Regional GSA for LGBTQ youth, educational events for seniors or networking opportunities with other like-minded organizations, GEAE strives to continue the conversation of equality for all.

Our Silver and Gold Sponsors

Red Ribbon Sponsors

Tungsten Creative Group
Bob Howden
21 La Rue Dix
Home Instead
Carol Rodgers
Leah Manino
Michael Pruzinsky and Cody Empey
April Knapp and Natalie Braddock
Mary and Thomas Gamble

Blue Ribbon Sponsors

Joel’s Flower Shoppe

Larese Floral Designs

Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty and Mr. Ryan Graber

Erie Brewing Co.

Presque Ise Wineries

Bronze Sponsors

Bart Downing

Doris Cipolla

Ali Scarpetti

Vendetti Rea Estate Legal Services

Northwest Bank

Michael Tkach and Bill Lechner

Dr. Dominic Sciamanda