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JANUARY

January 19-23
National No Name Calling Week; http://glsen.org/nonamecallingweek




















Capital Region

January 9
Pride Center of the Capital Region
Community vigil and response rally at 5 PM at Dana Park: in response to the recent tragedy of Leelah Alcorn, a 17 year old, trans-identified youth who died by suicide. Before her death she made a call for action for young people to raise their voices, show support for one another, and be visible. For more information https://www.facebook.com/events/876377182383846/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

January 19
GLSEN Albany
Brunch, 10 AM to 12 PM at the Pride Center of the Capital Region, 332 Hudson Avenue, Albany; for more information  nycr@chapters.glsen.org

Central New York

through January 17
ArtRage Gallery
TRANS*CENDING GENDER, exhibit of the work of of Gavin Laurence Rouille and Rhys Harper, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, http://www.artragegallery.org 

January 7
Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen is brought to life by the stories of six thoughtful, eloquent and diverse transmen, 7 to 9 PM, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

January 15
Cancelled by author: Elliott DeLine book signing and reading from Show Trans, a nonfiction novel, 7 to 9 PM, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse;

January 17
Paris Is Burning, hosted by Gerard Gaskin, author of Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene, 7 to 9 PM, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, click for flyer

January 18
Q Center 
Wine and CharQterie Benefit, an afternoon of wine tasting at Greenwood Winery, tickets $20, all proceeds benefit the Q Center, for more information events@acrhealth.org; 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1544929345766129/

January 19
LGBT Center and Cortland Prevention Resources
Winter Wonderland Dance, music and dancing, 7 to 11 PM, 19 Church Street, Cortland, free and a sober event, click for flyer 

January 21 to February 8
RedHouse Arts Center
Redhouse Gone Wilde!  "A Man of No Importance"  music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Terrance Mcnally; "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde" by Moisés Kaufman; "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, the most famous of all comedies. January 21 to February 8, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse; visit http://www.theredhouse.org/ for specific showtimes and ticket information; click for flyer

January 25
CNY Pride
Pancake Breakfast, 8 AM to 12 Noon, First English Lutheran Church, 501 James Street, Syracuse, $5 per person, click for flyer

January 29
CNY Pride, Vera House, Sage Upstate 
Straight Talk About LGBTQ Relationships: Building Community Support Jan 29, 2015, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, click for flyer

Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes 

January 8
Rochester Gay Men's Chorus
rehearsal for March 2015 concert, https://www.facebook.com/events/777279749005972/

January 10
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Winter Light, Gay Alliance Library & Archives Open House, 10 Am to 1 PM, meet and greet with local LGBTQ authors and publishers, free books, reception and refreshments, Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street, Rochester; for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/1408246586134129/    

January 22
Gay Alliance Genesee Valley
Little Shop of Horrors, GEVA Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard, Rochester; 6 PM free preshow reception; tickets at http://www.gevatheatre.org/
or call (585) 232-4382, mention “Out at Geva"; click for flyer

January 30 to February 1
LGBT Center of the Finger Lakes, Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, iloveny.com/lgbt and LORA
Super Ball: Bristol Mountain LGBTQ Ski & Snowboarding Weekend, 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua, New York, visit http://tgsc.ca/events/super-ball-bristol-mountain-ny/ for more information and to register, click for flyer

Greater New York 

Jan 31
HRC Greater NY
Gala, 6 PM Waldorf Astoria, cast and filmmakers of “The Imitation Game” will be honored at the Dinner; see http://hrcgreaterny.org/ for more details

Western New York

January 19, 20 and 27
Buffalo Gay Mens Chorus
Auditions, 6 PM, at St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, Buffalo, http://buffalogaymenschorus.com/ for more information.

FEBRUARY 

February 4-8 National Lesbian and Gay Task Force Creating Change, 27th National Conference on LGBT Equality, Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton Denver Downtown; http://www.creatingchange.org/ 

February 7 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; http://nationalblackaidsday.org/

February 27 Empire State Pride Agenda, Winter Heat, 7 PM to 11 PM, the Arena, 135 W 41st St, New York, New York 10036; tickets available  
http://www.prideagenda.org/events/winter-heat more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/668337079944330/

Capital Region

February 5
Capital Pride Center 
45th Anniversary Kick-Off, 6 to 8 PM, at The Linda, wAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave, Albany; see http://www.capitalpridecenter.org/events/the-pride-center-of-the-capital-regions-45th-anniversary-kick-off/ click for flyer

February 15
The Albany Damien Center
Bowling for PAWS, fundraiser, 11 AM at the Playdium Bowling Center, Albany; https://www.facebook.com/events/1502397263377167/ 
Click for flyer

February 20
Pride Center of the Capital Region
FROSTBITE BALL 2015 LGBTQA+ Youth Dance Party & Karaoke Showdown, ages 18 and under; eba Center for Dance & Fitness, 351 Hudson Ave (Corner of Lark & Hudson), Albany, 7:00 PM to 10 PM, $5 cover at door. This is a safe inclusive space. Click for flyer
https://www.facebook.com/events/709016812548910/

Central New York

February 5
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
Workshop on Legal and Financial Issues for LGBT Caregivers, by Mariette Geldenhuys, Esq. Thursday, February 5, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State St., Ithaca to register call 607-274-5492 or e-mail: dstoyell@tompkins-co.org

February 6
National Black Leadership Commision on AIDS of Syracuse,  
hosts live stream of the State of HIV in Black America , the Intersection of Health, Education & Community in the Fight to end AIDS, 8:30 AM to 11 AM, at the Kinney Foundation Performance Center, Golisano Children’s Hospital, 1507 Setnor Hall 11th Floor, Syracuse, New York

February 7
ACR Health 
5th Annual Sled for RED, Cardboard Sledding Derby, Tubing, Food and Drink at Four Seasons Golf and Ski Resort, Fayetteville, http://www.acrhealth.org/events/sled-for-red or call (315) 475-2430

February 14
SAGE Upstate/ ArtRage
Valentine's Dance, 7:30 PM to 10 PM, 2nd Floor Ballroom at 431 E. Fayette Street Syracuse, with entertainment by local jazz ensemble, The Nines; cash bar and refreshments; click for flyer

February 15
ACR Health
Benefit, In the Next Room, Syracuse Stage 1 PM, Dessert Reception 2 PM show; Tickets $30, Benefit Tickets $50, Dessert only $20; buy online at https://www.acrhealth.org/events/syracuse-stage-in-the-next-room or call (315) 475-2430

Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes

February 6
MOCHA Center of Rochester 
Open Mic Night in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, 5:30 to 7 PM, come and share your experiences, recite poetry, or perform
https://www.facebook.com/events/393586637490177/?ref=5

February 7
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Red Ball, Putting on the Glitz, community Valentines celebration, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Diplomat Banquet Center 1956 Lyell Ave Rochester;
http://www.gayalliance.org/events/redball.html click for flyer

F
ebruary 21
Mocha Center of Rochester and the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Strengthening our LGBTQ and Ally Communities through the Lens of Difference, Race, Sexual Orientation, Gender and Gender Expression, 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM, MOCHA Center, 189 N. Water St., Suite 1, Rochester 14604 A $10.00 donation is appreciated, but optional RSVP: Anne Tischer 244-8640, x13, annet@gayalliance.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1566630843582947/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Hudson Region

February 8
LGBTQ Center of Warwick Valley 
LGBTQPAQ PROM, a family friendly prom for all ages, 5 PM, dancing, mocktails and Hors D'oeuvres. Tickets are $25 per person, children under 12 are $10 per child, children under 3 years old are free; visit http://www.gaywarwick.com/index.php/events for more information

February 13
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
Valentine’s Day Ball, dance for LGBTQ teens, 6 PM to 10 PM, 300 Wall Street, Kingston;free but photo id required for admission; click for flyer 

February 14
Show Your Love Ball, 6:30 PM to 11 PM, Locust Grove Estate on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie, to benefit Hudson Valley Community Services, GLSEN Hudsen Valley, Hudson Pride Foundation, http://www.biggayhudsonvalley.com/events/show-your-love-ball-2015/

February 14
Hudson Valley Community Services
Valentine’s Charity Ball, “Libations & Ovations,” 7 PM to 11 PM, Mapleton at Good Counsel, 52 North Broadway, White Plains, New York; http://www.hudsonvalleycs.org/love/

February 21
The LOFT
Winterfest Dinner & Dance, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Asbury Hall, next door to The LOFT Center, Buffet Style Dinner, $1 Card Bingo, Kids Arts & Crafts Table,DJ Entertainment; tickets must be purchased in advance: http://loftgaycenter.org/news-and-happenings/the-return-of-loft-winterfest-dinner-dance/
UPDATE
Due to low response and the unpredictable winter weather, The LOFT has rescheduled Winterfest.
The new date is: Saturday, March 21st, from 5:30pm -8:30pm, at Asbury Hall, next door to The LOFT Center. For more information visit  http://loftgaycenter.org/news-and-happenings/the-return-of-loft-winterfest-dinner-dance/

Western New York

February 7
Evergreen Health Services of WNY
Celebration in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Performances by Fly Young Red, Free admission (18+ only), cash bar, The Studio at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 10 PM to 2 AM; https://www.facebook.com/events/378091375702885/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
 
February 12
Real Queer
Showing of Pride, 7 PM, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, New York; co-sponsored by Pride Center of Western New York; https://www.facebook.com/events/1032473716766111/

February 20 to March 14
Buffalo United Artists
Mothers and Sons, by Terrence McNally, directed by Jessica Rasp, Alleyway Main Stage;
click for flyer  

MARCH

LGBT Health Month

March 1 - March 8 National Week of Prayer for Healing of AIDS; http://nationalweekofprayerforthehealingofaids.org/

March 10 National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

March 20 National Native Awareness HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

March 23 - 27 National LGBT Health Awareness Week 

March 31 International Transgender Visibility Day

Capital Region

March 7
Pride Center of the Capital Region 
Gay Soiree, 7 PM to 11 PM, State Room, 100 State Street, Albany
THE funky formal, gender bender, high fashion event of the season, for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/802895306433893/?unit_ref=related_events or 
http://www.capitalpridecenter.org/gay-soiree/

March 21, 28
Saratoga Arts Center
The Normal Heart, 2 PM and 8 PM, presented by The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga, $20 General admission. For reservations please call 518-393-3496.

March 22, 29
Saratoga Arts Center
The Normal Heart, 2 PM and 8 PM, presented by The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga, $20 General admission. For reservations please call 518-393-3496.

March 23-24
The Eighth Step
Music Sale, Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, 10 AM to 4 PM, proceeds to benefit the Alliance for Positive Health and the Eighth Step.

Central New York
 

March 8
ArtRage Gallery
Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders, 2 PM to 3:30 PM; ArtRage Gallery and the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation celebrate the heroic women of the civil rights movement, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, New York 

March 9 
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
GROUNDED  7 PM to 9 PM,  a highly awarded one woman play about a drone pilot, free 

March 15 
ACR Health 
Chili & Dessert Cook-Off, 1 to 3 PM, Conifer Village, 700 Conifer Drive, Baldwinsville, NY, benefit for ACR Health and the Humane Association. Enter the competition ($20 entry fee) or come and help us pick a winner! $5.00 gets you a sample of all the chili or all the Dessert. $8.00 gets you a sample of all of both. For more info, contact Jacki Hannon or 315-475-2430 ext 702.

March 16
Vera House
White Ribbon Campaign Breakfast, 7:30 to 8:30 AM, Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool; Link to invitation: http://www.verahouse.org/news-events/2015-wrc-breakfast-invite
Secure link to register: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=e62f9f 

March 18
Community Folk Art Center
Black Masculinities and Same-Sex Desires Performance, 805 E Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York. Two leading scholars in black queer studies will explore black masculinities and same-sex desires through their innovative methodologies. E. Patrick Johnson will present his award winning performance, Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales (based on his oral history research), and Jeffrey Q. McCune will discuss his new book, Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing, which examines the diverse lives of black men living “on the downlow.” For more information: http://www.syracusehumanities.org/index.php/calendar/performing-black-masculinities-and-same-sex-desires/
Also presented March 19 at Sims Hall, Syracuse University, 5:30 to 7 PM. 

March 19
CNY Pride
CNY Pride Pasta Dinner5 to 7 PM, at First English Lutheran Church, 501 James St., $8 per person, $15 per couple; kids under 5 eat free. Includes salad, pasta, meatballs (gluten-free pasta and meatballs available), bread, beverage, dessert and coffee. Donations of canned goods will be accepted for the First English Food Pantry. 

March 19
ACR Health 
Eddie Future Greatness Fund Giving Party at Laci's, 304 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY, benefit to raise funds for scholarships for college bound Q Center students. For more information, contact Maureen Harrington O'Neill at 315-475-2430 ext. 706

March 22
CNY Pride
Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 AM to noon, First English Lutheran Church, 501 James Street, Syracuse, NY

March 24
ACR Health
Dirty T-Shirt Party at Al's Wine & Whiskey Lounge, 321 S. Clinton St., Syracuse, NY 5 to 7 PM, a giving party to benefit the Q Center, $5 suggested donation at the door.

Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes 

March 8
MuCCC
Screening of Shoulder to Stand On, 2 PM and 7 PM, 142 Atlantic Ave., Rochester, free screenings of the documentary Shoulders to Stand On: The LGBT History of Rochester, NY for the Rochester community. Donations accepted and shared with MuCCC.

March 13/March 14
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Speakout: Successful LGBTQ Education, spring training presented by GAGV, learn to speak out for full inclusion for everyone! Friday March 13, 6 PM to 9 PM & Saturday March 14, 8:30 AM to 5 PM, Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY;
register at https://www.trailblz.info/gayalliance/eventcomplete.aspx?eventid=200

March 19
The MOCHA Center
Fundraising Reception, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 384 Ballroom, Rochester, 21 & over; tickets $ 50, business attire, passed hors d’oeuvres, passed champagne, cash bar, silent auction, & music; tickets can be purchased at: http://mochasoiree.eventbrite.com or at the MOCHA Center offices in Rochester (189 N. Water Street, Suite 1) and Buffalo (1092 Main Street); click for flyer

March 20
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Train-the-Trainer Certification Program, 9 AM to 5 PM, Train-the-Trainer Certification Program to develop knowledgeable and effective SafeZone trainers, who can work towards developing and maintaining environments that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, co-workers and managers; Rochester Red Cross; Registration at https://www.trailblz.info/GayAlliance/EventComplete.aspx?eventid=195

March 21
Rochester Gay Men's Chorus
FantABBAtastic! Spring Concert, 8:00 PM, Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester; tickets at http://rgmc.ticketleap.com/fant-abba-tastic/

March 24
Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter of Pride at Work
True Colors Award dinner at the Diplomat, honoring the Federation of Social Workers (FSW IUE-CWA 81381) for their help in establishing the Rochester Finger Lakes P@W chapter.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.prideatworkrfl.org or contact Bess Watts at 585-426-0862.

March 25
Image Out
Encore Screening of BFFs and Truth or Dare! 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, The Little Theatre, 240 East Ave, Rochester, New York 14604; tickets are $7 each and will be available at The Little Theatre Box Office the night of the screening.


Hudson Valley

March 7
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
Annual Spring Gala,  6 PM to 11 PM at the Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie; http://lgbtqcenter.org/events/gala/

March 8

The Loft
Masquerade Friendraiser, Tea Dance, 4:30 PM to 8 PM, Vintage Bar & Lounge, 171 Main St, White Plains, NY; casual attire, Wear your Mask! Cash Bar & Refreshments. For tickets  call 914-948-2932, or visit http://loftgaycenter.org/news-and-happenings/the-lofts-masquerade-tea-dance/

March 18 
PrideWorks
Annual conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth, their allies, and the adults in their lives, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY; http://www.prideworksforyouth.org

March 21
The Loft
Winterfest Dinner & Dance, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Asbury Hall, next door to The LOFT Center, Buffet Style Dinner, $1 Card Bingo, Kids Arts & Crafts Table, DJ Entertainment; tickets must be purchased in advance: http://loftgaycenter.org/news-and-happenings/the-return-of-loft-winterfest-dinner-dance/

March 21
The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center 
Paint it Purple, Women’s Concert, Apuzzo Hall at the The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall Street in Kingston, Everyone is welcome to attend! Tickets can be purchased online or at the door the night of the event; $15: General Admission, $10: Senior/Student discount


Southern Tier

March 20 to 22
Pride and Joy Families
Weekend Conference, Holiday Inn Arena, 2 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY; for LGBTQ parents, their children, and prospective parents. Registration link at https://www.bconnectalumni.binghamton.edu/default.aspx?Page=EVNTEventDetail&EventID=1563
click for flyer; https://www.facebook.com/LGBTFamCon

Western New York

March 27 to April 11
Buffalo United Artists
Buffalo, BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Plays 2015, Main Street Cabaret, Buffalo

March 27
Evergreen Health Services
Bring Back the 90's Skate Party, 7 to 10 PM, New Skateland Arena, 33 East Ferry St Buffalo, NY 14208; Free Confidential HIV, HEP C and STI Testing 7 to 9 PM

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 27 and April 28
#unite4marriage is hosting events across the country as part of the watch of the marriage equality cases pending before the Supreme Court of the United States. Visit our SCOTUS Watch page for details on events in New York. 

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

April 12
CNY Pride
Craft Festival, 10 AM to 4:30 PM, First English Lutheran Church, 501 James Street, Syracuse, NY

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 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

A
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 12
Buffalo Gay Mens Chorus
Spaghetti Dinner, 3 PM to 9 PM, Boomerang’s Bar & Grill at Buffalo, NY

April 18
Buffalo United Artist
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. 

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/

Central New York

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

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, NY 14606; 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 16
Empire State Pride Agenda
Spring Dinner, 5:45 PM, Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY; 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=1132404
https://www.facebook.com/aidswalkbuffalo

May 15
Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus
Spring Concert, 8 PM, DIVAS, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY

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

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

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