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.
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.