Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender – Special Events

Pride - Photo Courtesy of NYC & CO

In New York State, LGBT special events mean Pride--and a whole lot more. From LGBT film festivals in Rochester and Long Island, to the Fire Island Dance Festival, and from the annual LGBT Expo at New York City's Javits Center to an Oz-Stravaganza in the Wizard of Oz author's hometown of Chittenango, there is always an excuse to have a gay old time all year long.

Image Out LGBT Film Festival - Photo Courtesy of Image Out

Pride in New York is a statewide celebration too big to be contained in one city. New York City is clearly the mother of all Prides, with its unparalleled Pride March and other events. The boroughs celebrate in their own inimitable style too, as do communities all across the state from Long Island to Buffalo - there are almost 20 Pride celebrations running from early June through mid-July! Parades and marches, festivals, picnics, dances and big-name entertainment provide plenty of additional reasons to explore the parts of New York you've always wanted to visit.

Here's a sampling of Pride activities to get you started on an I LOVE NY LGBT getaway:

June 4: Black and Latino Gay Pride Celebration, Albany
June 5: Buffalo Pride Parade & and Festival
June 5: Hudson Valley Pride March and Festival, New Paltz
June 5: Queens Pride Parade and Festival, Jackson Heights
June 11: Brooklyn Pride Parade & Festival, Park Slope
June 11: Capital Pride Festival & Parade, Albany
June 11: FLX (Finger Lakes) Pride Festival, Geneva
June 11: Long Island Pride Celebration, Huntington
June 12: Orange County Pride Event, Warwick
June 12: Queen City Pride Picnic, Poughkeepsie
June 12: Rockland County Pride Sunday, Nyack
June 18: Central New York Pride Festival and Parade, Syracuse
June 18: Out Hudson Parade & More, town of Hudson
June 19: Glens Falls Pride Festival
June 25: Harlem Pride Celebration Day
June 21 - 28: New York City Pride March and Festival, Manhattan
July 16: Staten Island PrideFest, Snug Harbor
July 16 - 17: Rochester Pride Parade and Festival

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