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APRIL

April 10
National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

April 10-12
Northeast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender College Conference
http://nelgbtc.tumblr.com/

April 17
Day of Silence

April 28
Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality and Justice Day, join the largest statewide gathering of our movement at the Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual Equality & Justice Day and show the strength of the LGBT community in our state’s capital; New York State Capitol, Albany, NY; 9 AM to 4 PM, Registration Link: https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Register/ECReg.asp?ievent=1131893&en=9iIHJUPzE8JQL4OCJ7JNK0MMIjKLJZOEIhL0J7MNKjJM
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http://www.prideagenda.org/events/equality-justice-day

Capital Region 

April 17
GLSEN Albany Chapter
Breaking the Silence: A Celebration of the Day of Silence, from 4:30 Pm to 11 PM @ The Egg Performing Arts Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY; free of charge to participants, gives our LGBTQA youth and their allies an opportunity to come together and break their vow of silence as a group. Once the silence is broken, an open mic program encourages everyone to come up on stage and share their experiences.

April 18
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
LGBTQA Youth Advocacy: Making Powerful Connections Between Faith & Community Based Organizations; 3 PM to 5 PM, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany
https://www.facebook.com/events/1565726483710859/ click for poster

April 18
Pride Center of the Capital Region
Spring Dance, 7 PM to 11:30 PM, Colonie Elks Lodge,  11 Elks Lane, Latham;  http://www.capitalpridecenter.org/events/spring-lgbt-dance/

April 23
Alliance for Positive Health
Dining Out for Life, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152534979956673&id=211668086672&fref=nf

April 25
In Our Own Voices
Calypso Sundown, fundraiser at OH Bar 304 Lark Street, Albany, NY

Central New York 

April 8
SU LGBT Resource Center and Pride Union
Trans Day of Liberation, 7 PM, Watson Theater, Syracuse University, Kye Allums
Kye Allums is an artist, athlete, activist, and human being. Kye became the first division I, openly transgender athlete in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). Come listen to them speak about the changes that have accompanied their gender transition and newfound role as a trans* advocate.

April 9 
ACR Health 
Celebrity Bartending at Hotel Utica, 5 PM, 102 Lafayette St, Utica, NY, proceeds benefit ACR Health's 17th Annual AIDS Hike for Life.

April 12
ACR Health
Blowout Fantasy Hairshow, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY, "VEGAS" is this year's Blowout theme! All proceeds benefit the Q Center, Syracuse's safe space for LGBTQ youth and their allies. Tickets at https://www.acrhealth.org/events/blowout-registration

April 12
Syracuse Peace Council
SPC Annual Bowlathon, Bowl Mor Lanes, 12:30 PM to 5 PM,  201 Highland Avenue, East Syracuse, NY.  For more information: http://www.peacecouncil.net/bowl

April 18
CNY Pride
Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 to noon, First English Lutheran Church, 501 James Street, Syracuse, NY

April 18
CNY Pride
Craft Festival, 10 AM to 4:30 PM, First English Lutheran Church, 501 James Street, Syracuse, NY

April 19
ACR Health
Beer Bingo at Dinosaur Bar-B-Q, 6 PM, proceeds benefit ACR Health's 23rd Annual AIDS Walk/Run in June

April 25
ACR Health 
AIDS Hike for Life, 11 AM, Hamilton College , 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY

Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes

April 9
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Out at Geva: The Mountaintop April 9th, 7 PM at Geva Theatre Join us at Geva Theatre for "The Mountaintop" by Katori Hall, a soul-stirring reimagining of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth. There will be a free pre-show reception in the Cafe at 6pm. To order tickets, call the box office at (585) 232-4382 and mention "Out at Geva".

April 18 
Pride at Work Rochester Chapter and the Gay Alliance Genesee Valley
Solidarity Safe Zone Training, 8:00 AM to 12:45 PM, NYSUT, 30 North Union Street, Rochester, NY; $25.00 which includes membership to Pride at Work AFL-CIO, link for more information: http://prideatwork.blogspot.com

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pril 24
LGBTQI Health Across the Generations Conference
University of Rochester, 7:30 AM to 4:15 PM;  conference to educate physicians, medical providers (including medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, social workers, etc.) and the community about the unique needs of all LGBTQI patients. Click here for more information and to register. 

Hudson Region

April 17
Hudson Valley LGBT Center
FREE Teen Dance Party, After the National Day of Silence, 7 to 10 PM, Apuzzo Hall at the Center, calling LGBTQ and ally youth ages 14 to 18, make some noise at a dance party celebrating the close of the National Day of Silence! Live DJ! and refreshments. All LGBTQ and ally-identified youth ages 14 – 18 are welcome, attendees must show student ID or other proof of age. Whether or not you’re able to participate in the Day of Silence at your school, you’re welcome to come celebrate your ability to speak out.

Southern Tier 

April 19
Southern Tier Aids Program
Mud Gaunlet, Broome County's first-ever hardcore outdoor obstacle course, 790 Dunham Hill Rd, Binghamton http://www.mudgauntlet.com/


Western New York

April 1 to 11, 
Buffalo United Artists
BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Plays 2015 curated by Matthew Crehan Higgins, Donna Hoke, and Jessica Rasp; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Main Street Cabaret.

April 11
#embraceTheBrunch
The Brunch, 10 AM to 3 PM,  Merge Restaurant, 439 Delaware Ave., fund raiser for Embrace Western New York;  https://www.facebook.com/events/1583500325253756/

April 12
Buffalo Gay Mens Chorus
Spaghetti Dinner, 3 PM to 9 PM, Boomerang’s Bar & Grill at Buffalo, NY; http://buffalogaymenschorus.com/ for details and tickets.

April 17 to May 9
Buffalo United Artists, 
Harbor, presented at Alleyway Main Stage.

April 18
#embraceTheBrunch
TheBrunch, 10 AM to 3 PM, Cecelia's Ristorante & Martini Bar, 716 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo; fund raiser for Embrace Western New York; https://www.facebook.com/events/1583500325253756/

April 18
Buffalo United Artist and AIDS Plus Fund of WNY 
Pride Prom 2015 Buffalo, 5 PM to 11 PM, Troop/Hamlin House, 432 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, fund raiser for AIDS Plus Fund of WNY and Buffalo United Artist;Tickets: $100 per couple, $60 per person; presale only. Contact Sean at 907.0296;  facebook event page at 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1527887164154189/ or click for poster

April 25
University at Buffalo LGBTA
Pride U Conference to bring together Undergraduate, student-run LGBTQ* promoting organizations in Western New York, as well as high school seniors who participate in their school’s GSA and might be considering attending UB.  For more details go to  https://www.facebook.com/wnyprideu  nd to ask for an information packet. 9 AM to 8:30 PM.

MAY 

May 17
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 17
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, the Global Network of People Living with HIV, ‘Supporting the future’

May 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 19
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS awareness Day

May 22
Harvey Milk Day

May 4
Interfaith Impact of New York
State Legislative Education and Advocacy Day, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY Stand up for Reproducive Justice; Speak out for Transgender Civil Rights; Reform Criminal Justice--Black Lives Matter! Call 518-463-5662 or email info@interfaithimpactnys.org or use link to
http://www.interfaithimpactnys.org/AdvocacyDays/index.html for more information.

May 5
NYCLU
Albany: JUSTICE FOR ALL, the first statewide NYCLU Lobby Day. 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM , New York State Capital, State St. and Washington Ave, Albany, NY Justice shouldn't depend on how much money you make - and right now New York is undergoing some of the greatest criminal justice reforms in its history. This will be a day of organizing, media appearances and scheduled lobby meetings with members of the state Senate and Assembly. Contact LobbyDay@nyclu.org or call or email the CNY Chapter at 315-471-2821 or email bgewanter@nyclu.org


Capital Region

May 29
GLSEN Albany and Capital Region Pride Center 
Alternative PROM, 7 to 11 PM @ The Armory at Sage College, 130 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY, a casual, inclusive and welcoming alternative to traditional high school proms. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1545636055721788/

M
ay 30
Pride Center, Center Families
Building Our Families, LGBTQ Family Storytime, 10:15 AM, Voorheesevill Public Library,  51 School Road. Voorheesville

Central New York

May 4
Public Meeting on Housing Experiences of LGBTQ Youth in Central New York
Deborah A. Coolhart, PhD and Maria T. Brown, PhD,  3:30 to 5 PM, Peck Hall 601 East Genesee Street, Syracuse Syracuse, NY  

May 16
Sage Upstate
Can Dance, 7 to 11 PM, 431 East Fayette, Syracuse, admission canned goods or donation for for Sage food pantry; click for flyer 

May 29 and 30
Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus
Wonderful World, 8 PM, Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Rd., Dewitt, NY

May 30
Q Center at ACR Health 
Pride Prom, The Ballroom at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool, 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM, Alice In Wonderland theme, click for flyer.

Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes

May 9
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
The 2015 Big Gay Prom: Promicon,  7 PM to 11 PM, Diplomat Banquet Center 1956 Lyell Ave Rochester, presented by the Gay Alliance Youth Program, advance tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Equal=Grounds Coffee Shop or at this link:  https://www.trailblz.info/gayalliance/EventComplete.aspx?eventid=207

May 12
Image Out
A Honest Liar, 7 PM, Little Theater, 240 East Ave, Rochester; for more information
http://www.imageout.org/screenings.php

May 16
Empire State Pride Agenda
Spring Dinner, 5:45 PM, Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester; Lea DeLaria hosts a celebration of 25 years of civil rights advocacy. registration link: http://www.prideagenda.org/events/spring-dinner#1

Western New York 

May 3
embrace Western New York
19th Annual Buffalo Brunch, Noon to 3 PM, Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Buffalo  
http://www.buffalobrunch.org/ for tickets and more information

May 9
Evergreen Foundation
AIDS Walk, Buffalo, Lakeside at Delaware Park, 9 AM, benefit for Evergreen Health Services and Benedict House, http://aidswalkbuffalo.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1132404https://www.facebook.com/aidswalkbuffalo

May 15
Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus
Spring Concert, 8 PM, DIVAS, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda; 
https://www.facebook.com/events/783702401707519/ for more information

May 16
Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus
Spring Concert, 8 PM, Divas, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

May 17
Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus
Spring Concert, 8 PM, Divas, North Presbyterian Church, 300 North Forest Road, Williamsville 

May 28
I Do Love Buffalo
LGBT Wedding and Event Expo, 6 PM to 10 PM, Sheas Performing Arts Center, Buffao

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JUNE 


Capital Region


June 10
Palace Pride Film Series
Transamerica, 7:00 PM, 19 Clinton Street, Albany; for details: http://palacealbany.com/EventsandTickets/EventTickets/event.aspx?eid=eda09ba9-65f7-4aa9-9cac-c483d8783099

June 11
Palace Pride Film Series
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, 7:00 PM, 19 Clinton Street, Albany; for details: http://palacealbany.com/EventsandTickets/EventTickets/event.aspx?eid=bb4ccf68-a5b6-44ec-95e0-992ff9c54e19

June 12
Palace Pride Film Series
Out to Kill, 7:00 PM, 19 Clinton Street, Albany; for details: http://palacealbany.com/EventsandTickets/EventTickets/event.aspx?eid=f5c526cf-045b-4c03-bc89-fc29b0f52862

June 12
GLSEN Albany
Glsen Gala, 5:30pm @ The Egg Performing Arts Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany"funky formal event" (black tie optional, period attire and/or feather boa encouraged); for more information http://glsen.org/ny-capital-region-chapter/events

June 20 
Albany Gay Mens Chorus 
"That's Amore, 7:30 PM, The College of Saint Rose Massry Center for the Arts Picotte Recital Hall 1002 Madison Avenue, Albany 

June 21
Albany Gay Mens Chorus 
"That's Amore" 5:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church 369 Warren Street, Albany 

Central New York 



June 7
ACR Health
AIDS Walk/Run at Beaver Lake Nature Center, 11 AM,  http://aidswalkrun.aidswalkcny.com/

June 13
S
yracuse Community Choir
Summer Solstice Concert, 7 PM,St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 220 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY; $15-25 at the door, pay less if you need to, children free. 

June 22
FAIRNY and Sage Upstate
Gay Pioneers, free showing of the documentary Gay Pioneers, at First Unitarian Universalist Society, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse at 7 PM, followed by a panel discussion with local activists involved in the LGBT movement from the 1970's and 1980's.


Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes


June 13
Trillium Health 
White Party Rochester, 7 PM,  The Century Club, 566 East Avenue, Rochester, http://www.trilliumhealth.org/modules/events/?event_id=73

J
une 20
Rochester Gay Men's Chorus
The Story Goes On concert, 8pm in Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester; https://www.facebook.com/events/551033791701196/

Gay Alliance Genesee Valley
Ride for Pride, for more information: http://www.gayalliance.org/events/rideforpride.html

Southern Tier

June 12
YWCA Elmira and Southern Tier
Rainbow Walk and Run, Eldridge Park, Elmira, 5 to 9 PM, https://www.facebook.com/ywcaelmirarainbowrun 





Western New York

June 12
Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York
2015 Diversity Prom,  7-11  PM, for youth 14-20 ; for more information; http://www.glyswny.org/

JULY

Southern Tier

July 18
STAP PAWS Program
Doggone Fun on the Run, Otsiningo Park, Binghamton, registration at 10 AM and the walk will start at 11AM; Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) is a program offered to clients of STAP. The PAWS program offers HIV+ people practical support in an effort to keep the love and companionship of their pets. For more information http://doggonefunontherun.org/index.php