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Thanks for making a difference in our community Bank of America recognizes Pride Center of the Capital Region. Community leaders like you are a vital resource and inspiration to us all. Thanks to you, progress is being made and our community is becoming a better place to live and work. Visit us at bankofamerica.com/local.

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Greater than groceries.

Hannaford is proud to partner with the Pride Center of the Capital Region through the sponsorship of programs that strengthen our communities.

Hannaford is proud to have earned a 100 percent score on the 2019 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.

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Calendar-at-a-Glance FRIDAY, MAY 31 Flag Raising Ceremony 10am | Albany City Hall, 24 Eagle St., Albany | Free PRIDE Kick-Off Block-Party & Celebration 5–8pm Parking Lot #2, 76 Central Ave., Albany | Free

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

“Family Pride Day” at June Farms 11am–4pm 275 Parker Rd. West Sand Lake, NY | $10 Frieda & Carmie’s Cabaret for Kids 2–4pm | Huxley Theater, NY State Museum, 260 Madison Ave., Albany | Free

Geek and Gaymers Night 9pm–11pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover Therapy Thursday Pride Ball @ Waterworks Pub 11pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | Free

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Alternative Prom! 7–11pm | YMCA 433 State St., Schenectady | $10 Cover at the door (Ages 13–19) Purr Party @ Oh Bar 9pm–2am | Oh Bar, 302 Lark St., Albany | Cash Bar

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

#We Are Pride Party | 9pm–4am | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | $10

Capital PRIDE Rainbow 5K 8–11am | Jennings Landing, 1 Quay St. Albany | $40

Sing OUT Louise XIII 9–11pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | $10

Say It Loud Black and Latino Gay Pride–The Celebration 12–5pm | Washington Park, Albany | Free

RuPaul’s Mayhem Miller Live! @ Waterworks Pub 11pm - 4am, right after “Sing Out Louise XIII” | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | $10

Pop Star Adina Howard Live! @ Waterworks Pub—Say It Loud Black & Latino Gay Pride—The Official After Party 10pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | $10

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Pride Brunch at Savoy 10am–2pm | Savoy 301 Lark St., Albany | No Cover Schenectady Pride 2019 2–6pm | Jay Street Marketplace, Schenectady | Free PRIDE Disco Tea Dance 5pm–8pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover

MONDAY, JUNE 3

LGBTQA Movie Night 6–10pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | Free

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

LGBTQA Trivia Night 8–10pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover, Suggested Donation for Trivia PRIDE Open Art Night 10pm–2am | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

Capital Pride Drag Wednesday 10pm–12am | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | 12am–2am | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Capital Pride Alive at Five 5pm–8pm | Jennings Landing, 1 Quay St., Albany | Free Capital PRIDE Kara-OH-ke 8pm–2am | Oh Bar, 302 Lark Street, Albany | Cash Bar 6 • CAPITAL PRIDE 2019

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

2019 Capital PRIDE Parade Proudly Sponsored by Hannaford Noon | State St. to Lark St. to Madison Ave. to Washington Park, Albany | Free 2019 Capital PRIDE Festival featuring MYA 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.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Obscuron Night Colors @ ROCKS 10pm–4am | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | $5

FRIDAY JUNE 21

Becoming More Visible Screening at Rocks 5pm–8pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | Free

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Vintage Pride Cruise 6–10pm | Dutch Apple., Albany | $40

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Panel Discussion “Looking Back, Looking Forward” 6–8pm | The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany For full descriptions of all events, see pages 46–49.


2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. What started as a riot in the streets after the NYC police raided the Stonewall Inn set off a social and civil rights movement that continues to this day. It is so vitally important that we take the time to know our history. Without acknowledging the sacrifices that so many in our collective communities have made in the last 50 years, we lose sight of all of the progress that has been achieved. The strength of those who fought so hard against hate, bigotry and persecution 50 years ago remind us to remain strong as we face new obstacles and challenges. With love and compassion in our hearts, we can keep moving forward, together. Now is the perfect opportunity to thank you for supporting the Pride Center. The impact of your support is evident when you look at the numbers. Whether you are a corporate sponsor, a volunteer, a donor, or utilize our programs and services, know that we are deeply grateful for all of you.

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Mayor, City of Albany

“I am proud to support the Pride Center of the Capital Region and the annual Pride Guide! This year we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. This powerful part of history is evident in the strong and vibrant LGBT communities in Albany.”

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PRIDEcenter OF THE CAPITAL REGION

EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1970 332 Hudson Ave, Albany, NY 12210 (518) 462-6138 | www.CapitalPrideCenter.org info@CapitalPrideCenter.org

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

PROGRAMS, SERVICES & EVENTS 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.

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

CAPITAL PRIDE The largest LGBTQ Pride celebration in Upstate New York. A real community affair that takes place on the 2nd weekend in June.

SPOUSES & SIGNIFICANT OTHERS OF TRANS INDIVIDUALS SUPPORT GROUP Peer support group focusing on significant others of transgender individuals. Sharing experiences and guidance on the journey your loved one is taking.

CAPITAL REGION PRIDEABILITY This is a monthly group gathering for individuals with disabilities who are LGBTQAI and allies in order to provide support and resources to each other and come together to attend local events. 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 on the first floor of the Pride Center. CENTER YOUTH Support, outreach, and advocacy for LGBTQA+ youth ages 18 and under. Including regional groups, a drop-in group every Friday from 3-8PM in Albany that includes a facilitator-led discussion. CommUNITY A quarterly online publication highlighting and informing the greater Capital Region on local LGBTQ news, events, as well as the work being done by other organizations in the area. Advertising opportunities. COUNSELING & CASE MANAGEMENT Free counseling and case management services for all LGBTQ people ages 13+. FAMILY PRIDE LOOK (Loving Ourselves and Our Kids) engages with both parents/guardians of and LGBTQ children in a supportive environment. Friends & Families engage with loved ones of LGBTQ-identified individuals to provide a safe space for allied family members to access resources and support. FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR LGBTQ older adults or differently-abled adults looking to connect with other members of the LGBTQ community. Home Visits, Phone Calls, Appointments, Errands and Outings.

SUNDAY SUPPER A potluck-style community meal for the entire community, friends, and family. Music, board games, good food, good fun. Held on the last Sunday of every month. 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. TRANS* PRIDE Promoting the wellbeing of the transgender, gender queer, gender fluid, agender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and questioning community in a safe, empowering space. TRANS*-TALK A safe space for Trans* & Gender Non-Conforming Youth ages 18 & under who identify as: Trans*, Genderqueer, intersex, agender, bigender, gender non-conforming, or questioning. VINTAGE PRIDE Connecting older (55+) LGBTQ adults to each other and the broader community with social gatherings, special events, and educational opportunities. Creating new memories while celebrating and honoring the resilience and contributions of our community. WOMEN’S PRIDE Focusing on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, same-gender-loving, WSWs, queer, and questioning women in the Capital Region. Connect to share support, make friends, and learn about issues affecting women’s communities.

Except where noted, all events take place at 332 Hudson Ave, Albany, NY. Garden Level is wheelchair accessible via lift. Have an accessibility question? Contact: Andromeda Indardeo, Director of Programs at: aindardeo@CapitalPrideCenter.org or call 518-462-6138

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MONDAY Meditation Mondays Every Monday 6:00-7:00PM Garden Level Men’s Pride Support Group Every Monday (18+) 7:00-8:30PM 1st floor Saratoga Pride LGBTQ Support Group** Fourth Monday of the month (18+) 7:00-8:30PM Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs TUESDAY Friends & Families of LGBTQ People** Second Tuesday of the month 7:00-8:30PM First Unitarian Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady For info email facilitator: deborahkenyon2@gmail.com Spouses & Significant Others of Trans Individuals Support Group Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 6-7:30pm 1st Floor

THURSDAY Capital Region Prideability** Every Fourth Thursday of the month 5:30-7:00PM Albany Public Library 161 Washington Ave, Albany Confirm your attendance call facilitator Shameka Andrews at 518-229-4856

Albany Young Adult Peer Pride Group Every Friday of the month (ages 19-30) 4:00-6:00PM Garden Level

Dinner and a Movie Every Third Thursday of the month 6:00-8:00PM 1st Floor

Open Mic Night Last Friday of the month (all ages) 6:00-8:30PM 1st Floor

LGBTQ Narcotics Anonymous++ Every Thursday of the month 7:30-8:30PM Garden Level LOOK—Loving Ourselves & Our Kids** (For families of LGBTQA+ youth) Third Thursday of the month 6:00-7:00PM East Greenbush Community Library 10 Community Way, East Greenbush

Saratoga LGBTQA+ Youth Group** Every Thursday of the month (18 & under) 6:30-8:00PM YMCA Saratoga Trans* Pride Support Group 290 West Ave. Saratoga Springs First & Third Tuesday of the month (18+) 6:00-8:00PM 1st Floor Schenectady LGBTQA+ Youth Group** Every Thursday of the month WEDNESDAY (18 & under) 6:00-7:30 PM Men’s Late Night YMCA Schenectady Alcoholics Anonymous++ 433 State St. Schenectady Every Wednesday of the month 10:00-11:00PM Garden Level FRIDAY Albany LGBTQ+ Youth Women’s Pride Group Support Group Every Friday of the month (18 Every Wednesday of the & under) month (18+) 3:00-8:30PM 1st Floor 6:00-7:30PM 1st Floor

#FirstFriday Art Opening First Friday of the month 6:00-8:00PM 1st Floor

SATURDAY Yoga Every Saturday of the month 2:00-3:00PM Garden Level Trans-Talk | Happiness First & Third Saturday of the month (18 & under) 11AM-12:30PM Garden Level SUNDAY Vintage Pride Potluck** Third Sunday of the month 55+ 1:00-3:00PM First Presbyterian Church 362 State St. Albany Sunday Supper-Potluck Style Last Sunday of the month (all ages) 5:00-8:00PM 1st Floor ++Anonymous meetings held at the Pride Center are non-affiliated, independent groups. **Indicates an affiliate group which may meet outside of the Pride Center. Except where noted, all events take place at: The Pride Center of the Capital Region | 332 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY (518) 462-6138 www.capitalpridecenter.org | aindardeo@CapitalPrideCenter.org

The mission of the Pride Center of the Capital Region is to promote the well-being of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression. Based in Albany, the Pride Center has been meeting the diverse needs of LGBTQ people in a ten county region since 1970. We are the oldest continuously operating LGBTQ center in the country. Serving: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties.

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Purr Party

FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH 9PM LIVE MUSIC: THE PRETTY WRECKLESS

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A COMMEMORATION OF 50 YEARS SINCE STONEWALL

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Project COOL (Control Over Our Lives) HIV & Hepatitis C Testing PrEP Services Mental Health/Substance Use Treatment Services

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PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY FOR OVER 25 YEARS.

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Dedicated to Justice. Committed to Compassion.

Celebrating 50 Years of Pride with Albany’s LGBTQ Community.

Judge Andra Ackerman for Albany County Court.

Vote Tuesday, June 25th in the Democratic Primary.

Paid for by Friends of Judge Andra Ackerman

Getting involved is important. At M&T Bank, we know how important it is to support those organizations that make life better in our communities. That’s why we offer our time and resources, and encourage others to do the same. Learn more at mtb.com.

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Emmanuel Friedens Church Welcoming people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations as full partners in ministry Proudly celebrating 21 years as a member congregation of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists and Open and Affirming Churches of the United Church of Christ 218 Nott Terrace Schenectady, NY 12307 (518) 374-4114 ebcfried@nycap.rr.com www.emmanuelfriedens.org facebook.com/emmanuelfriedenschurch WWW.CAPITALPRIDECENTER.ORG • 25


PROUD TO WELCOME ALL In a troubled world and at a time when so many people are feeling shut out, Emmanuel strives to welcome and affirm all people, and to share the Good News that God is the Hope for the hopeless, and the Light in the darkness.

Join us Sundays at 10 AM!

Emmanuel Baptist Church

275 State Street, Albany, NY (518) 465-5161

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To Pride Center of the Capital Region, our partner in serving our

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We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome—black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight . . . we all belong to this family, this human family, God’s family. —Rev. Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Amy believes Albany County Family Court is a place for all families where they should be met with compassion and respect, where they can work to rebuild relationships and create better futures for our children.

Vote Amy Joyce for Albany Family Court in the Democratic Primary, Tuesday, June 25th

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Amy Joyce for Family Court

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BLACK & GAY LATIN@ PRIDE

SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH 12 PM – 5 PM Washington Park Albany, NY

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising!

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FEATURING

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For more information about our programs and services, call 518.434.4686 or visit

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rammy Award Winning Artist Mýa is celebrating over 20 years in the music industry as an internationally known, respected singer, songwriter, producer, musician, dancer/choreographer, actress, activist, and philanthropist. Washington, D.C. native Mýa released her self-titled, double platinum, debut album Mýa in 1998, which launched the then18-year-old into the fabric of pop culture. Mýa featured the massively successful singles “It’s All About Me,” “Movin On,” “My First Night With You,” “Ghetto Superstar,” and “Take Me There.” In 2000, Mýa released her second double platinum album Fear of Flying, featuring the hits “Case of the Ex,” “Free,” and “Best of Me.” In May 2001, Mýa collaborated with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, P!nk, and Missy Elliot on a remake of LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” which is featured in Baz Luhrman’s Moulin Rouge. Selling over 5.5 million copies, it became the most successful airplay-only single in history and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration and went on to collect numerous awards. In 2003, Mýa released her third studio album, the critically acclaimed, Moodring, featuring the hit singles “My Love Is Like Wo,” “Fallen,” and the club circuit favorite, “Whatever Bitch.” Moodring also featured “Everything or Nothing,” the theme song for the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing in which Mýa was

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featured as a Bond Girl, and “Real Compared to What,” the 2003 Coca-Cola theme song, for whom Mýa was a spokesperson. In 2007, Mýa began her own independent label Planet 9, in which she executive-produced, self-engineered, self-funded and released seven different compilations: Sugar & Spice (2008, Japan), The Perfect Edition double disc (2009, Japan), the first R&B/hip hop mixtape titled Beauty & the Streets Vol 1 in 2010, and the album K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple) in Japan in 2011. In 2012, Mýa released the U.S./Canada and world editions of K.I.S.S., featuring “Fabulous Life,” which was used in the national #FashionByBravo ad campaign on Bravo/NBCUniversal and “Break Your Neck” featured in Ford commercial campaign. In 2014, Mýa began releasing a series of EPs. With Love was released on Valentine’s Day marking the 16th anniversary of her first single “It’s All About Me.” On April 21st, she released the Sweet XVI EP marking the 16th anniversary of her self-titled, debut album. In 2019, Mýa released a surprise for fans on April 20 to commemorate the 21st anniversary of her debut album, followed by the Solo Mix single “Open” on May 13 with pre-orders available May 6th. Mýa will also begin filming the second season of the UMC Series 5th Ward in the while completing her 10th studio album and touring internationally.


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eenage singer-songwriter AJ Mitchell gained attention for his signature pop/R&B sound on Instagram, where he’s attained 1.5 million followers. At four years old, the Bellville, Ill. native started taking piano lessons to be like his musical dad, and by the age of six, he’d written his first song. At 13, he took to social media to share clips of himself singing, starting with his rendition of Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me.” The next year he began posting performances of his tracks, and before he knew it, he had a fan base of over 80K followers. “I started practicing my runs to make sure I had them down,” says the now 17-year-old, whose multifaceted range was highlighted early on in one of his first singles, “Used to Be,” a bittersweet pop/R&B track about a failing relationship he’d penned at the age of 13. The song, which showcases his silky, high tenor, became a crowd favorite during his premier showcase tour, which took him from New York to Los Angeles, where he now resides.    He signed to Epic Records in 2018. “My parents always taught me not to procrastinate.” If he had, he might not have gained over 15 million plays on Spotify or performed at the legendary Roxy Theatre on Sunset, the same place where Prince, one of the first artists his parents ever played for him, once jammed. “It was crazy to be up on that stage,” he remembers. “And to see people singing a song that I wrote–it’s the best feeling.”  AJ’s new radio-ready single “Girls,” off the EP Hopeful, proves his writing talent is infectious and that he’s out to evoke a specific vibe. “I want people to dance and be able to relate to my music,” he explains. “I want it to feel good.” WWW.CAPITALPRIDECENTER.ORG • 39


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You’re an inspiration to us all Pride Center of the Capital Region is making a difference in our neighborhood. Helping the local economy thrive is just one of the many positive attributes you bring to our area. Extending your abilities and resources to the community through service and other initiatives makes you a true leader. We’re proud to work with Pride Center of the Capital Region. Visit us at bankofamerica.com/local.

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“A CABARET FOR KIDS”

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BREAK FROM THE ORDINARY

Renaissance Albany

marriott.com/albbr | @renalbanyhotel 144 State Street Albany, NY 12208 1 518-992-2500

LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD: ACTIVISM THROUGHOUT THE YEARS An LGBT Community Roundtable Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM The Linda 339 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206 Bring a friend, an elder, a child. Activism is for everyone.

Official Pride Alive at Five After-Party

EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1970

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For more information on how to get involved in the fight against cancer visit our table at Pride 2019 or email Annemarie.Dillon@cancer.org

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Offering Compassionate, Quality Care The Gender Wellness Center in Oneonta, NY, offers comprehensive, affirming medical, surgical and mental health services for transgender youth and adults. We are committed to providing you high quality care in a safe and compassionate setting.

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As we celebrate 50 years of Pride, we can never forget the words of Harvey Milk. “It takes no compromise to give people their rights . . . it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom.”

Knowledge and Experience. Compassion and Understanding.

Vote Tuesday, June 25th DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

Paid for by Friends of Bill Kelly

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May 31–June 26 FRIDAY, MAY 31 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.

PRIDE Kick-Off Block Party

4–8pm | City Parking Lot #2, 76 Central Ave., Albany Free ($5 Suggested Donation)

An Official Pride Center and In Our Own Voices Event! This 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 with our new revamped Kickoff BLOCK PARTY in the parking lot next to Waterworks Pub and ROCKS. Enjoy a fun evening with food, music, libations, 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 2019 PRIDE season, Block Party Style! Immediately followed by Karaoke and Dancing at BOTH Waterworks Pub and ROCKS.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 “Family Pride Day” at June Farms

11am–4pm | 275 Parker Rd. West Sand Lake, NY | $10

BBQ, bouncy houses, face painters, and more on a beautiful 120 acre pastoral farm.A portion of the proceeds benefits the Pride Center. Visit www.junefarms.com.

Frieda & Carmie’s Cabaret for Kids

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

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.

#We Are Party

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

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Sing OUT Louise XIII—Remixed

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

An Official Pride Center Event! The PRIDE tradition continues with “Sing OUT Louise XIII.” 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 Mayhem Miller takes the stage at Waterworks Pub (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink).

RuPaul’s Mayhem Miller 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 Mayhem Miller invaded televisions around the world on Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Fan favorite, Mayhem 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 2 Pride Brunch at Savoy

10am - 2pm | Savoy 301 Lark St., Albany | No Cover

Schenectady Pride 2019

2pm - 6pm | Jay Street Marketplace, Schenectady | Free

Schenectady Pride Festival (2pm-4pm) on the Jay Street Markeplace. Featuring our annual Drag Spectacular hosted by Champagne, the Empress of Schenectady. Live performances by local talent along with vendors and our always fabulous pride ambiance. Queer Liberation March (4–5pm) staging on the Jay Street Marketplace and youth led march down State Street (heading west) ending at Gateway Plaza (next to SUNY Schdy). This march will celebrate 50 years of progress since the Stonewall Uprising and our fight for LGBTQ rights in NYS and beyond!

PRIDE Tea-Dance

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

Pride Center of the Capital Region invites you to join us at ROCKS for the Pride Tea-Dance. Get into the swing of PRIDE Month with this throw-back T-Dance with DJ, Back Deck relaxing, drink specials and a Free Buffet! (21+ to enter.)


MONDAY, JUNE 3 LGBTQA Movie Night

9–11pm | Rocks, 77 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover

PRIDE Month kicks off the month with Pride-Themed Movie Monday Madness. Plenty of popcorn, candy, and of course Rainbow Movies!. (21+ to Enter)

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 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.)

Open Art Night at Waterworks Pub

10pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany No Cover

Open art is a safe space where all creative beings are welcome to come create and express your craft with like minded people. We support all types of talent and have an Open Stage for Expressive Art.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 Capital Pride Drag Wednesday at Waterworks Pub and ROCKS

10pm–12am | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave. 12am–2am | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover

Join the Capital Pride Center for a fun PRIDE celebration of Drag at both ROCKS and Waterworks Pub. Performances from some of the area’s top drag queens from the Albany and beyond. Rocks (21+ to enter) Waterworks (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.)

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 PRIDE Alive at Five

5–8pm | Jennings Landing, 1 Quay St., Albany

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). Geek and Gamyers Night 9–11pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover

Geeks & Gaymers PRIDE Edition Which color of the rainbow are you? Prizes for best “Use of Color.” Play video, board, and card games with your favorite geeks.

Therapy Thursday Pride Ball @ Waterworks Pub

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

Therapy Thursday Pride Ball at Waterworks Pub, the Office Pride Alive at Five After-Party, featuring DJ Shawn Gillie spinning a variety of R&B, top 40, and dance music all night long. Contests and performances from Albany’s best drag performers. (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 Alternative Prom!

7–11pm | YMCA, 433 State St., Schenectady | $10 Cover at the Door (Ages 13-19)

An Official Pride Center Event! Join us for our 21st 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.

Purr Party at Oh Bar

9pm | Oh Bar, 302 Lark Street, Albany |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!

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

The City of Albany presents thier first annual Pride Alive at Five in their signature concert series. Featuring Donna Missal, LPX and Lauren Ruth Ward. Alive at Five, celebrating 30 years of music in 2019.

The Pride Center of the Capital Region and In Our Own Voices present the PRIDE 5K Rainbow Run

PRIDE Karaoke

An Official Pride Center and In Our Own Voices Event! Registration begins at 9:00am at Jennings Landing, Rainbow Fun Run (0.62 miles; open to walkers and runners of all ages and abilities) at 10:00am, and 5K (3.1 miles) at 11:00am. Awards and prizes immediately following the 5K!

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

An Official Pride Center Event! Join us for PRIDE Karaoke with Albany’s oldest and greatest karaoke. Don’t miss an

9am–12pm | Jennings Landing, 1 Quay St., Albany | $40

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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. Online preregistration closes Thursday, June 6 at 9:00pm.

Say It Loud Black and Latino Gay Pride–The Celebration

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

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 Adina Howard 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.

Video Boardwalk Party

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

An interactive Dance Party. Dress in your hottest beachwear and join DJ J. Riley as he takes you on a music video boardwalk adventure. Games, ROCKS Models, Lights by Juan. (21+ to enter).

Adina Howard Live! @ Black & Latino Gay Pride—The Official After Party

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 Adina Howard singing her amazing hits “Freak Like Me’” and “T-Shirt & Panties” at Waterworks Pub for an up close and personal performance that you won’t want to miss! With DJ Hassan and Albany’s best talent opening the show. (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 2019 Capital PRIDE Parade Proudly Sponsored by Hannaford

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

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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.

2019 Capital PRIDE Festival

1–5pm | Washington Park, Albany | Free

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 Mya. With performances by NOTD w/Georgia Ku, AJ Mitchell, Jake Miller and Albany’s Grand Central Station band. 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 2019, the Capital PRIDE Festival is one of the region’s biggest and most highly anticipated events!

Capital PRIDE After Parties

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

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).

FRIDAY JUNE 21 Becoming More Visible Screening

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

See this incredible documentary in Club at ROCKS with Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Performances and More. Pride Center/Damien Center Fundraiser. Donations Accepted.


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SUNDAY, JUNE 23 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 to 8pm. 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.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 Panel Discussion “Looking Back, Looking Forward”

6pm–10pm | The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany | Free

A Pride Center and In Our Own Voices LGBT Community Round Table discussing activism throughout the years and how we can use what we ahve learned in the future.

PRIDE CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Cynthia Bott, Ph.D - President Scott Levine - Vice President Stephanie Slominski - Treasurer Meghan Baxter- Secretary John Daniels Marsha Davis Ulysses deArmas Victoria Esposito David Kahn Rebecca Kelley Maggie Morrison David Reed Lance Rider Laura Siracuse EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO: Martha Harvey

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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors who helped make Capital PRIDE possible! Presenting Sponsor Bank of America Premier Level Sponsor Hannaford Official Parade Sponsor City Of Albany Diamond Level Sponsor Empire Merchants Smirnoff Vodka Barefoot Wines Jack Daniels Platinum Level Sponsor DeCrescente Distributing Company Rivers Casino and Resort Waterworks Pub Gold Level Sponsor FLY92.3 KISS 102.3 I Heart Radio Regeneron Renaissance Albany Hotel ROCKS Palace Theatre Media Sponsor The Spot 518 Timesunion WAMC Homo Radio

Silver Level Sponsor NYS Fair (Dixon Schwabl) M&T Bank Metlife Jeffrey Decatur—Remax Capital TD Bank Price Chopper/Market32 Digital Express Bronze Level Sponsor Valley Cats Albany Medical Center Alliance for Positive Health BlueShield of Northeastern NY Copps, DiPaola, & Silverman Law Firm Desmond Hotel Interim Healthcare Lyft Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Oh Bar Panera LLC Savoy Taproom Tri-City Valley Cats Wells Fargo Advisors Whitney Young Health Whole Foods Albany Market YMCA

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Throughout my career in public service, I have stood with the LGBTQ community. As County Comptroller, I will work to ward off the threat of the Federal government to undermine LGBTQ rights. We’re all taxpayers. As we all celebrate 50 years of Pride, it is essential that everyone is treated equally under the law.

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