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CAPITAL PRIDE

ALBANY, NEW YORK

JUNE 2018 Pride Guide

Capital Pride is Hosted by The Pride Center of the Capital Region.

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Calendar-at-a-Glance WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

THURSDAY, MAY 31

PRIDE Kick-Off BBQ & Celebration 5–8pm | Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany NY | Free Capital PRIDE Kick-Off Karaoke 8pm–2am | Oh Bar, 302 Lark Street, Albany | Cash Bar

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Wacky Wednesday Drag Bingo @ Waterworks Pub 10pm–2am | 76 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover, Suggested Donation for Bingo

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

Therapy Thursday Pride Ball @ Waterworks Pub 11pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany NY | Free

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

Flag Raising Ceremony 10am | Albany City Hall, 24 Eagle St., Albany NY | Free

Purr Party 9pm–2am | Oh Bar, 302 Lark Street, Albany NY | Cash Bar

Alternative Prom! 7–11pm | Albany Capital Center 55 Eagle St. Albany NY | $20

Calvin Banks @ ROCKS 8pm–4am | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany NY | Free

Schenectady Pride 2018 5pm–10:30pm | Jay Street Marketplace, Schenectady | Free

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Frieda & Carmie’s Cabaret for Kids 2–4pm | Huxley Theater, NY State Museum, 260 Madison Ave., Albany | Free Boardroom Shades of Grey 9pm–4am | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany NY | $10 Sing OUT Louise XII 9:00pm | Waterworks Pub 76 Central Ave., Albany NY | $10 RuPaul’s Laila McQueenLive! @ Waterworks Pub 11pm, right after “Sing Out Louise XII” | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany NY | $10

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

PRIDE Disco Tea Dance 5pm–8pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany NY | Free

MONDAY, JUNE 4

LGBTQA Movie Night 6–10pm | Pride Center, 332 Hudson Ave. Albany NY NY | Free

TUESDAY, JUNE 5

Pride Celebration Choral Evensong 5:30pm | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Hacket Blvd. Albany NY | Free LGBTQA Trivia Night 8–11pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany NY | No Cover, Suggested Donation for Trivia

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

The Pride Center of the Capital Region and In Our Own Voices present the PRIDE 5K, sponsored by Whole Foods 8–11am | Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Albany NY | $40 Say It Loud Black and Latino Gay Pride–The Celebration Noon–5pm | Washington Park, Albany | Free American Idol ADA VOX Live! @ Waterworks Pub - Say It Loud Black & Latino Gay Pride—The Official After Party 10pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany NY | $10

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

2018 Capital PRIDE Parade Prouidly Sponsored by Hannaford Noon | State St. to Lark St. to Madison Ave. to Washington Park, Albany | Free 2018 Capital PRIDE Festival proudly sponsored by Rivers Casino and Resort 1–5pm | Washington Park, Albany | Free Capital PRIDE After Parties 5pm–? | Pride Center (332 Hudson Ave.), Waterworks Pub (76 Central Ave.), Oh Bar (304 Lark St.), ROCKS (77 Central Ave.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

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stelle has come a long way from local West London MC to being a successful Grammy Award-winning artist. Born the second of nine children in a strict religious Senegalese/Grenadian family, Estelle learned early to escape life’s daily pressures through music. Growing up, she was exposed to African and gospel music, as well as reggae and dub, all of which have played an integral role in developing her music today into a unique, original blend of sounds. Estelle’s international recognition came with the debut of her second album Shine, released under John Legend’s Homeschool label, in partnership with Atlantic Records. Her hit single “American
 Boy,” in collaboration with rapper Kanye West, won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Song
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duality of this album showcased the vocal ability of this multi-talented songstress as the emotionally raw songs flawlessly demonstrated the richness of her musical history.
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Records. The first project released under the label was her fourth album True
Romance. The album features the inspirational anthem “Conqueror,” which skyrocketed even further after a special duet version aired during an episode of Fox’s hit show Empire. Performed by Estelle and Jussie Smollett, “Conqueror” became one of the highest-charting
 songs from Empire to date and helped spur the original soundtrack from Season One of Empire to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 as well as a Grammy nomination. With the release of Estelle’s fifth album, her musical career journeys back to some of its original influences. Partnered with VP Records, Estelle is set for a spring 2018 release of an album based in the sound of reggae and African music that raised her. “Love Like Ours,” the first showing from the project, is a feel-good duet that matches Estelle with reggae great Tarrus
 Riley. “This song represents the level of quality and care that I’m bringing to this album. Since
Come Over with Sean Paul, fans have consistently asked when I would make an entire reggae album,” Estelle says when talking about Love Like Ours. “Well, I’m happy to give the people what they have been asking for and I’m proud to share another piece of my life and art with the world.”


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da Vox is a San Antonio drag queen who has been singing her heart out on ABC’s 2018 reboot of American Idol. As a Semifinalist and Top 14 contestant, her appearance marks a first for the TV competition show and she was one of the standouts from the audition rounds thanks to her performance of “House of the Rising Sun.” When Katy Perry asked if she was going to take this competition seriously, Ada responded, “I’m not here to play with anybody. I’m here to chase my dreams and make them come true.” Ada Vox auditioned for American Idol back in 2013 when she was known as Adam Sanders. In one of his Season 12 performances, he got a standing ovation from three of the four judges with his rendition of Etta James’s “I’d Rather Go Blind.” Despite this, he got eliminated after Hollywood week. After he appeared on Season 12 of American Idol, he started getting threats on social media. He revealed on this year’s show right before his audition: “People attacked my weight, my sexuality, telling me that I was horrible, that I sucked, that I don’t deserve to be here, that I shouldn’t be who I am. And I let it get to me in

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wenty-nine-year old (shut up) Shawn Gillie is a professional stand up comedian who has performed at countless venues throughout the northeast as well as California, Hawaii, and on a Norwegian Cruise. Here locally he’s a regular at The Comedy Works in Saratoga and The Funny Bone in Albany. He’s also a mobile DJ and on-air personality for FLY 92.3. Shawn is the originator of Therapy Thursday and hosts several nights a week at Waterworks Pub. Shawn grew up in Lansingburgh, loves traveling all over the world, vodka, and extremely short walks on the beach. You can find out more about Shawn on his website www.ShawnGillie.com If you’re looking for a DJ, contact Shawn! He specializes in Weddings and is available for all types of events. “Please hire me so I don’t have to go out and get a real job.” —Shawn Gillie 32 • CAPITAL PRIDE 2018


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Mayor, City of Albany

“I am proud to celebrate the 48th annual Capital PRIDE week with you! This important event is a wonderful expression of diversity and acceptance in the city of Albany. I commend the continued efforts of all those involved and wish you another successful week of events.”

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“Thank you to the Pride Center for all the services you provide to our community!”


May 31 - June 15 THURSDAY, MAY 31 PRIDE Kick-Off Celebration

Schenectady Pride 2018

5–8pm | Washington Park Lakehouse, Washington Park, Albany | Free ($5 Suggested Donation)

5pm - 10:30pm | Jay Street Marketplace, Schenectady NY | Free

An Official Pride Center and In Our Own Voices Event! A wonderful annual tradition that continues to get bigger and better each year! Come together with The Pride Center and In Our Own Voices as we officially kick off PRIDE at the Washington Park Lakehouse. Enjoy a fun, casual evening with food provided by ROCKS, music, and chances to win fun prizes. Get tickets to upcoming events and learn more about the festivals. Meet up with friends, new and old, as the community kicks off the 2018 PRIDE season!

The 7th annual Schenectady LGBTQ Pride festival is back! Taking place on Fri, June 1 from 5pm - 10:30pm on the Jay Street Marketplace in downtown Schenectady.

Capital PRIDE Kick-Off Karaoke

Frieda & Carmie’s Cabaret for Kids

An Official Pride Center Event! Kick off PRIDE with Albany’s oldest and greatest karaoke. Don’t miss an evening of good times and great voices. This Capital PRIDE classic returns with Karaoke Wars; have fun donating cash to change a song, change a singer, or just give to a good cause! Proceeds benefit The Pride Center of the Capital Region. (21+ to enter).

Join the Queens of PRIDE, Carmie Hope and Frieda Munchon, for a fun-for-the-whole-family children’s concert. There will be songs, games, prizes, and sing-alongs for kids of all ages. Bring the entire family for a one-of-a-kind afternoon of fun and music.

8pm–2am | Oh Bar, 302 Lark Street, Albany

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Flag Raising Ceremony

10am | Albany City Hall, 24 Eagle St., Albany | Free

An Official Pride Center and In Our Own Voices Event! Join the Pride Center, In Our Own Voices, and Mayor Kathy Sheehan for a special ceremonial raising of rainbow flags to acknowledge and kick off PRIDE.

Alternative Prom!

7pm –11pm | Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St. Albany NY | $20

An Official Pride Center Event! Join us for our 20th annual Alternative Prom, a fun-filled evening for LGBTQA youth and their allies ages 19 and under. Come as you are, no judgments, to this amazing event! We hope you can come out to be a part of the action! Learn more about Center Youth at www.capitalpridecenter.org. 38 • CAPITAL PRIDE 2018

This year the main stage will be on the corner of Jay and State Street featuring performances by Comedian Jaye McBride (6pm), Union College’s Eliphalets (6:30pm) and the ever popular Drag Spectacular (7pm).

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 2pm–4pm | The Huxley Theater, New York State Museum, 260 Madison Ave., Albany | Free

Boardroom Shades of Grey

9pm–4am | Rocks, 77 Central Ave, Albany | $10

Boardroom Shades of Grey at Rocks. Wear your finest suit and tie or just check out the Business Attire scenery. All your board room fantasies will come to life (21+ to enter).

Sing OUT Louise XII—Remixed

9pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | $10

An Official Pride Center Event! The PRIDE tradition continues with “Sing OUT Louise XII.” The amazing ladies who define drag in Albany are back: Frieda Munchon, Carmie Hope, Kashi Golean and more in one magnificent and outrageous PRIDE extravaganza. They will dazzle you, amaze you, and change it up a bit in an electrifying opening show before RuPaul’s Laila McQueen takes the stage at Waterworks Pub (18+ to Enter, 21+ to Drink).


RuPaul’s Laila McQueen Live! @ Waterworks Pub

11pm, right after “Sing Out Louise XII” | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | $10

An Official Pride Center Event! RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Laila McQueen invaded televisions around the world on Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Fan favorite, Laila brings her edgy style and raw talent to Waterworks Pub, along with some of the area’s best drag queens, in a benefit for the Capital Pride Center (18+ to Enter, 21+ to Drink).

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 PRIDE Tea-Dance

5–8pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany NY | Free

Pride Center of the Capital Region invites you to join us at ROCKS for fun, food, music, drink specials, giveaways, and games as a special start to the second half of PRIDE Week with a display of our Unity and PRIDE! (21+ to Enter)

MONDAY, JUNE 4 LGBTQA Movie Night

6:00pm | Pride Center (332 Hudson Ave.) Albany, NY | Free

Join us at the Pride Center for Movie night, a relaxing evening of popcorn and LGBTQA cinema.

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Pride Celebration Choral Evensong

5:30pm | 21 Hacket Blvd., Albany NY | Free

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites you to a Pride Celebration Choral Evensong featuring works by Fedak and Bernstein.

LBGTQA Trivia Night

9–11pm | Rocks, 77 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover, Suggested Donation for Trivia; proceeds donated to the Pride Center

A Capital PRIDE Favorite! LGBTQ-themed trivia gets everyone’s mind moving! Join our special guest host and enjoy great drink specials, mind bending trivia, and win great prizes! (21+ to enter.)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 Wacky Wednesday Drag Bingo @ Waterworks Pub

10pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover, Suggested Donation for Bingo

Join the Capital Pride Center for a fun night of Drag Bingo followed by performances from some of the area’s top drag queens at the Wacky Wednesday Drag Show at Waterworks Pub. (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.)

THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Therapy Thursday Pride Ball @ Waterworks Pub

11pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave. Albany | Free

The Therapy Thursday Pride Ball 2018 at Waterworks Pub featuring DJ Shawn Gillie spinning a variety of R&B, top 40, and dance music all night long. Don’t miss out on Shawn’s Taste the Rainbow Contest plus performances by Albany’s best drag performers. (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Purr Party at Oh Bar

9pm | Oh Bar, 302 Lark Street, Albany, NY |Free

PRIDE Week and girl parties go hand in hand! Join us for a fabulous night at Oh Bar! Great music Pool, Darts and sexy ladies. You will be sure to have an amazing time!

Calvin Banks @ ROCKS

9pm | 77 Central Ave., Albany, NY |Free

Dance w/ Mr. Calvin Banks and the ROCKS Models for our Albany Pride 2018 Kick-off party 8pm with DJ Ray Riley in the club.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 The Pride Center of the Capital Region and In Our Own Voices present the PRIDE 5K, sponsored by Whole Foods

8–11am | Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Albany | $40

An Official Pride Center and In Our Own Voices Event! Registration begins at 8:00am at the Boat Launch, Rainbow Fun Run (0.62 miles; open to walkers and runners of all ages and abilities) at 9:00am, and 5K (3.1 miles) at 10:00am. Awards and prizes immediately following the 5K! Prizes will then be awarded to the top three participants in the female, male, and open gender categories, as well as the top three participants in the each age bracket. Also, wear your Rainbow Best! Awards for Individuals and Teams “Best Use of Rainbow.” Check the Pride Center website at www. capitalpridecenter.org for online registration details. Please complete one registration per race participant. Paper preregistrations must be received by Thursday, May 31. Online pre-registration closes Thursday, June 7, at 9:00pm. For more information about PRIDE 2018 events, visit the Pride Center online at https://www.capitalpridecenter.org/pride. WWW.CAPITALPRIDECENTER.ORG • 39


Say It Loud Black and Latino Say It Loud Black and Latino Gay Pride–The Celebration

2018 Capital PRIDE Festival, Proudly Sponsored by Rivers Casino and Resort

An In Our Own Voices Event! The Celebration will take place at Washington Park, Albany. The event is an outdoor affair for all LGBT POC, families, and allies. International Pop Singer Brenda K Starr, American Idol Top 10 Finalist Ada Vox and local talent will be providing entertainment. There will be a kids’ corner featuring Bouncy Bounce, face painting, and more! A variety of foods and beverages will be on hand throughout the day to tempt the taste buds of all attendees. The Celebration highlights our talents and contributions to the larger LGBT community.

An Official Pride Center Event! Don’t miss the largest PRIDE celebration in Upstate New York! The Capital PRIDE Festival headlined by international pop star Estelle and American Idol 2018 Top 10 Finalist Ada Vox! With a stirring Revel, high energy, top notch entertainment, hundreds of vendors—including some of the area’s best food trucks, crafters, shops and merchants, as well as community groups—a family zone, and some exciting surprises for 2018, the Capital PRIDE Festival is one of the region’s biggest and most highly anticipated events! Hosted by FLY92.3’s DJ Shawn Gillie, with the Grand Central Station Band and Waterworks Pub DJ Dave Barna.

Noon–5pm | Washington Park, Albany NY | Free

Ram Party

10pm–4am | Rocks, 77 Central Ave, Albany | $10

1–5pm | Washington Park, Albany | Free

Daddy Ersin Presents the RAM Party, Leather Pride Edition at ROCKS Saturday June 9th with DJ Johnny. (21+ to enter).

Capital PRIDE After Parties

American Idol’s ADA VOX Live! @ Black & Latino Gay Pride—The Official After Party

Keep the celebration going at the official Capital PRIDE after parties! Unwind or heat up at Waterworks Pub (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink), featuring Andrew Christian model Ian Arcudi. Get your picture taken with one Andrew Christian’s top models, enjoy the modeling show, or enter the underwear contest. Continue the festivities at Oh Bar (21+ to enter), ROCKS (21+ to enter), or join a very special sober party for the entire community at the Pride Center (all ages).

10pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | $10

A Waterworks Pub and In Our Own Voices Event! Enjoy a night of music and dancing with American Idol’s Top 10 Finalist Ada Vox. Right off her historic and inspiring appearance on American idol 2018 Ada Vox brings her amazing voice and talent to Waterworks Pub for an up close and personal performance that you won’t want to miss! With DJ Hassan and DJ Dave Barna. (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink)

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 2018 Capital PRIDE Parade Proudly Sponsored by Hannaford

Noon | State St. to Lark St. to Madison Ave. to Washington Park, Albany | Free

An Official Pride Center Event! The Capital PRIDE Parade presented by Hannaford steps off at noon in Washington Park, led by the Community March, and is full of music, inspiration, and of course, a sense of celebration and unity! The Parade and March will feature Capital Region community members, elected officials supporting the LGBTQ community, businesses, community organizations, allies, and of course amazing floats, music, dancing, and goodies. Bring friends and set up on the Parade route to cheer on this amazing event! The parade route is along State St. to Lark St. to Madison Ave. to Washington Park, Albany. 40 • CAPITAL PRIDE 2018

5pm–? | Pride Center (332 Hudson Ave.), Waterworks Pub (76 Central Ave.), Oh Bar (304 Lark St.), Rocks (77 Central Ave.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 Vintage Pride Sunset Cruise

6–8pm | Dutch Apple Cruises, 141 Broadway, Albany | $40

Join Vintage Pride for a fabulous party riding down the Hudson River. Tickets are $40, board the boat at 5:30, and cruise from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Dance the night away, rain or shine, thanks to indoor and outdoor decks. Delicious appetizers and dinner fare will be provided, along with a cash bar. Unfortunately, the boat is not handicap accessible. With safety in mind, we suggest low-heeled or soft-soled shoes. This Pride Center event is for Vintage Priders (aged 55+), as well as friends and supporters of Vintage Pride. If you have questions about accessibility or need accommodation for any Pride event, please call the Pride Center at 518.462.6138. ASL interpreter and accessible parking will be available at the Festival.


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Best Wishes fora successful

Capital Pride 2018 Celebration! from Albany Common Council President Pro Tem

Richard Conti

Representing the 6th Ward A proud voice for the LGBTQ community in Albany City government since 1998!

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VINTAGE BOAT CRUISE

$40

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 7-9:30PM

Since 1970

CAPITAL PRIDE

ALBANY, NEW YORK

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE “VINTAGE” TO GO ON THIS FUN AND FESTIVE BOAT CRUISE.

7PM-9PM ON THE WATER 9PM-9:30PM DOCK SIDE DANCE PARTY MUSIC, CASH BAR, COMPLEMENTARY FOOD AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!

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332 Hudson Ave Albany, New York 12210 (518) 462-6138 www.capitalpridecenter.org


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Serving YUMMY breakfast & lunch The morning after breakfast place to be!

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Offering free civil legal services to the LGBTGNC Community


getnz��tt P��! June 2018 Want to celebrate Pride Month by tying the knot? Claudia Meyer, an ordained officiant, will be performing weddings for LGBTQ couples for $100. and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Pride Center of the Capital Region. Your date. Your location. Anytime during June 2018. Contact Chaplain Claudia to check availability & reserve your date! chaplainclaudiameyer@gmail com

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DANCING MUSIC FOOD FUN

June 1st 2018

Since 1970

CAPITAL PRIDE

$20

Time: 7-11pm Albany Capital Center 55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207

For more information contact aindardeo@capitalpridecenter.org


Congratulates the Pride Center of the Capital Region on 48 years of outstanding efforts in supporting and promoting the well-being of LGBTQ people throughout the region. Best wishes to Martha Harvey and the Pride Center of the Capital Region for another amazing PRIDE Parade & Festival!

We’re creating a stronger community.

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It takes no compromise

to give people their rights.

It takes no money to

respect the individual.

Come see us in the DeCrescente Beer Tent at the Capital Pride Festival Winner of Albany’s Wing Wars The Capital District’s Best Burgers

It takes no political deal to

give people freedom. It takes no survey to

remove repression. —Harvey Milk

Libby Post, President

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We’re a community of many communities.

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Questions? Email us!

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Trans* Pride Promoting the wellbeing of the transgender, gender queer, gender fluid, agender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, and questioning community in a safe, empowering space. Women’s Pride Centering the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, same-genderloving, WSWs, queer, and questioning women throughout the area. Share about coming out, sex, relationships, and other issues that affect women’s communities.

Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community Center since 1970

Men’s Pride Focusing on the experiences of gay, bisexual, transgender, same-genderloving, MSMs, queer, and questioning men in the Capital Region. Connect to share support, make friends, and learn about issues affecting men’s communities.

Training & Education Services Comprehensive and customizable trainings, presentations, and technical assistance for healthcare providers, K-12 schools, colleges, businesses, organizations, and any group seeking to enhance environments and services for LGBTQ individuals. Business Alliance Members gain exclusive visibility, ways to leverage customer allegiance, and access to a dedicated consumer base. Monthly Mixers provide space to network with local professionals and community. Capital PRIDE The largest LGBTQ Pride celebration in Upstate NY, A real community affair that takes place on the 2nd weekend in June.

CommUNITY Magazine A quarterly online publication highlighting and informing the Vintage Pride Connecting older LGBTQ adults to each greater Capital Region on local LGBTQ news, events, as well as the other and the broader community with work being done by other social gatherings, special events, and organizations in the area. educational opportunities. Creating new memories while celebrating and honoring Advertising opportunities. the resilience and contributions of our Community Empowerment communities. Engaging the community to build and Family Pride LOOK (Loving Ourselves and Our Kids) engages with both parents/ guardians of and LGBTQ children in a supportive environment. Friends & Families engages with loved ones of LGBTQ-identified individuals to provide a safe space for allied family members to access resources and support. Center Arts & First Friday Showcasing the contributions of LGBTQ-identified artists through innovative programming in the local area, participation in arts events, and showings at our Romaine Brooks Gallery. Center Youth Support, outreach, and advocacy for LGBTQA+ youth ages 18 and under. Including regional groups, a drop-in space, a summer camp, scholarship opportunities, and annual events.

Except where noted, all events take place at: The Pride Center of the Capital Region 332 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 (518) 462-6138 | www.capitalpridecenter.org

sustain safe and empowering spaces through social connection, resource sharing, and advocacy. With special events and peer led support groups, we celebrate and address needs of each unique identity.

Sunday Supper A potluck-style community meal for the entire community, friends, and family. Music, board games, good food, good fun. Typically held the last Sunday of every month.

Pride Center of the Capital Region 332 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 P: (518) 462-6138 F: (518) 462-6138 E: info@capitalpridecenter.org

The Garden Level is wheelchair accessible via lift. Entrance is also accessible from street taking 3 steps down to door. Assistance can be provided. Have an accessibility question? Contact us!


THANK YOU to ALL of our volunteers!

PRIDE CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Cynthia Bott, Ph.D - PRESIDENT SPECIAL THANKS TO: Scott Levine - VICE PRESIDENT Scott Levine Stephanie Slominski - TREASURER Corey Polesel Rebecca Kelley - SECRETARY Ed Davis John Daniels Maggie Morrison The Pride Center Staff: Jen Maley-Wheeler - Programs Director David Reed Andromeda Indardeo - Programs Coordinator Meghan Baxter Tora Stringfield - Intern Ed Davis Capital PRIDE Logo: 831 Studio - 831Studio.com Quill Murphy Pride Guide Cover: 831 Studio - 831Studio.com IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Pride Guide printing: Digital XPress - dxp1.com Joseph Kerwin Pride Guide layout and design: Richard EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO: Romano RichTextandGraphics.com Martha Harvey

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Capital Pride 2018 Pride Guide  

The complete Pride Guide highlighting sponsors and events for the Capital Pride 2018 Pride Parade & Festival happening on Sunday, June 10, h...

Capital Pride 2018 Pride Guide  

The complete Pride Guide highlighting sponsors and events for the Capital Pride 2018 Pride Parade & Festival happening on Sunday, June 10, h...

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