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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender – Special Events

Parade crowdIn 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.

Theater crowdPride 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.

2017 Pride season is here! Here are the special pride festivals, marches, parades and more you'll find throughout New York.

June 4: Buffalo Pride Parade and Festival
June 4: Hudson Valley Pride March and Festival, Kingston
June 4: Queens Pride Parade and Festival, Jackson Heights
June 4: Queen City Pride Picnic, Poughkeepsie
June 10: Brooklyn Multi-Cultural Festival & Parade, Park Slope
June 10: Finger Lakes Pride Festival, Geneva
June 10: Black and Latino Gay Pride Celebration, Albany
June 11: Capital Pride Festival & Parade, Albany
June 11: Pride on the Beach Parade and Market Fair, Long Beach, Long Island
June 11: Rockland County Pride, Nyack
June 11: Oneonta Pride March and Festival
June 17: Central New York Pride March and Festival, Syracuse
June 24: Harlem Pride 
June 25: New York City Pride March and Festival, Manhattan
July 15, 16: Rochester Pride  Parade and Festival
Sept 16: Oswego Pride Parade and Festival