LGBTQ Art Exhibit at the Erie Art Gallery

The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) is pleased to present a juried art exhibit of works by LGBTQ artists during Pride month, June 1-30, 2019, at the Erie Art Gallery. The exhibit features the works of 13 LGBTQ artists from around the tri-state area. GEAE is...

Become a Sponsor of GEAE 2019-2020

When you become a sponsor of GEAE, you become part of a community of educators and advocates who know the importance of equality for all people, young and old. Whether you are an individual or a corporation, your sponsorship allows the work to continue and grow....

LGBTQ Training for Erie area businesses with GEAE

For the past 3 years, GEAE has piloted a training program to help businesses educate their employees on the rights of LGBTQ people in their customer base. With the help of Visit Erie and Chris Temple, GEAE board members and advisory council members have developed and...

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!

Our Gold Community Sponsors

Bronze Level Community Sponsors

419 Artifacts

Home Instead Senior Care

Advanced Cleaning Systems

Mayer Brothers Construction

Teresa’s Deli

JoAnna Connell School


Jekyll and Hyde Gastropub


Silver Level Community Sponsors

Lake Erie Counseling

MacDonald, Illig, Jones, & Britton LLP

Clarion University/NW AIDS Alliance

Erie Insurance

In-Kind Sponsors

Alison Scarpitti

Bill Lechner

Lake Erie Counseling

Erie Beer

Joel’s Flower Shop

Larese Floral Design


Friends of GEAE Bronze Sponsors

Lindsay Howe & Amanda Byers

Dr. Thomas & Mary Gamble

Rick Liebel

Carol & Doug Rogers

Anneke Chewning

Jeffrey Hileman

Rachel Lohr

Caryn Wolfe

Steve Huefner and Cathy Stachera


Friends of GEAE Silver Sponsors

Monica Masterson

Cody Empey & Micheal Pruzinsky

Heidi Oldaker

Kurt Sundberg


Friends of GEAE Gold and Platinum Sponsors

Doris Cipolla

Michael Tkach & Bill Lechner

Leah & Ashley Manino

Bart Downing



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.