Welcome to Fairny.org the website of Fairness Alliance and Information Resources of New York, Inc, working for a FAIR New York for all.

We are a 501 (c) (3)not for profit organization, and the host of the LGBTQ Booth at the New York State Fair, which is held annually in Syracuse, New York. 

We host the educational booth at the New York State Fair to provide information and resources on issues ranging from bullying of LGBTQ youth, discrimination facing members of the LGBTQ community in employment, housing and health issues, GENDA, marriage equality and protection of LGBTQ families. Our Booth is a highly visible space that welcomes the general public as well as members of the LGBTQ community, as we work to promote inclusion and diversity through educational information and resources.

The 2019 New York State Fair will run from Wednesday August 21 to Monday September 2. Here is the schedule for the 2019 LGBTQ Booth, click on the link to see more information about the day:

Pride Day is Friday August 23
Faith Days are Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25
Senior Day is Monday August 26
Ally Day is Tuesday August 27
Health Day is Wednesday August 28
Family Day is Thursday August 29
Youth Day is Friday August 30
Transgender Day is Saturday August 31



Pride Day at the NYS Fair is Friday August 23; here are Pride Festivals to celebrate before Pride Day!

Buffalo Pride Festival, May 28-June 2; Pride Parade, June 2, noon step off, begins at Elmwood Avenue & Forest Avenue and ends at Elmwood Avenue & Allen Street; Festival, June 2, 1 PM to 7 PM, Canalside / 44 Prime St, Buffalo; http://www.buffalopridefestival.com/

Ithaca Festival Parade, May 30, 5 PM to 8 PM, Ithaca; PRIDE Contingency, Finger Lakes PULSE

Oneonta Pridefest, June 1, 2 PM to 8 PM, Hosted by Otsego Pride Alliance, Neahwa Park Oneonta 

Schenectady Pride Festival, June 2, 2 PM to 6 PM, Jay Street Marketplace; Festival 2 PM to 4 PM, March 4 PM to 5 PM, Welcome Home Celebration & Rainbow Pride Art Sculpture reveal 5 PM. 

FLX Pride Festival, June 8, 1PM to 9 PM, Seneca Lakefront, Geneva 

Binghamton Pride Palooza, June 8, time tbd, Peacemaker Stage, Downtown Binghamton

Black and Latino Pride, June 8, 12 PM to 5 PM, Say It Loud, Washington Park, Albany, hosted by IOOV

Capital Pride, June 9, 12 PM to 5 PM, Washington Park, Albany, hosted by Capital Pride

Corning Pride, June 15, 12 PM to 4 PM, hosted by Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes and Card Carrying Shop, Centerway Square, 117 Pine St, Corning; https://www.facebook.com/events/659055344513226/

Saratoga Pride, June 16, 1:00 PM, High Rock Park (Farmers’ Market Pavilion) in Saratoga Springs, live music and festivities, 4:00 PM: Pride Celebration at Bailey’s on Phila St. $5 donation requested.

Ithaca Pride, June 22, time and location tbd

CNY Pride, June 22, 12:00 PM to 5 PM, Syracuse Inner Harbor, 328 W Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse

Rochester Pride Week, July 13 to 21

Oswego Pride, September 14, time & location tbd

Outside CNY
Staten Island Pride Festival, May 10 to May 18; Pride Festival May 18, 12 PM to 5 PM, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace 

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, March and Festival, June 2, New Paltz

Queens Pride, June 2, 12 Noon, Parade, 37th Avenue from 89th Street to 75th Street; Festival, 12 Noon to 6 PM, 75th Street and 37th Road.

Westchester Pride, June 2, 12 PM to 5 PM, downtown White Plains, hosted by The LOFT: LGBT Community Center; http://www.loftgaycenter.org/westchester_pride

Pride Day Brooklyn, June 8, 10 AM, 5 LGBTQIA+ 5K, Prospect Park; 11 AM to 5 PM, Multi-cultural Festival, 5th Avenue between 3rd street and 9th street; 7:30 PM Twilight Parade, Lincoln Place and ends at 9th St. & 5th Avenue

Yonkers Pride, June 8, 2 PM to 8 PM, Main St. (between Warburton Ave & Buena Vista Ave), Yonkers,

OCNY PRIDE, June 9, 12 PM to 4 PM, time and location tbd, https://www.facebook.com/OCNYprideevent/

Out Hudson Pride, June 13 to 16; June 15, Parade, 2 PM, 7th Street Park, Hudson

Rockland County Pride, Pride Weekend, June 21 to 22; Pride Festival June 23, time tbd, Haverstraw 

Long Island Pride, June 21 to 23 
For listing of events visit https://prideonthebeach.org/li-pride-events/

Harlem Pride, June 29 time and location tbd

WorldPride NYC / Stonewall50, June 30 Step Off: Noon, location tbd

July 5, Celebrate WorldPride and Stonewall 50 at a natural wonder: Niagara Falls, America’s oldest state park. Pride at the Falls features a free concert by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, along with fireworks and the Falls lit in rainbow colors

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2019 will be our 19th year at the New York State Fair! Our basic mission remains the same - to provide resources and information for the LGBTQ community, our family members, service providers, educators and the general public. Because so many LGBTQ people feel isolated in their communities, we provide resources that can provide connections to supportive organizations and services in their communities.  We also provide resources to encourage members of the public to become allies of the LGBTQ community.

On Family Day, Health Day and Youth Day our goal is to help educate the public on issues facing LGBTQ youth, including bullying and homelessness.

We also work to educate the public on the many issues facing members of the transgender community. One of the biggest obstacles to achieving equality and justice for transgender and gender non-conforming people is the fact that many New Yorkers do not understand what it means to be transgender or gender non-conforming. This causes misconceptions and forms a culture where transgender people are often disregarded, discriminated against or worse. We believe the best way to overcome these obstacles is to educate the public about the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and our communities. Transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers, like other communities in our state, are diverse and vibrant groups of people with many different stories and experiences.

For information on volunteering, please click on Volunteers on the navigation menu.

For information on sponsorship, please click on Sponsor on the navigation menu for the sponsorship form.  Individuals can also donate using our paypal button. 

Please click Theme Day on the navigation menu for more information on our special Theme Days, and for information on how to sponsor a theme day.

Reach us at: FAIRNY, Inc. PO Box 151, Dewitt, New York 13214; call us at (315) 460-6971 or email us at fairny@fairny.org

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Last updated May 8, 2019 

We have partnered with the New York State Tourism office I Love New York/lgbtcampaign for the past five  years, and distribute I Love New York rainbow heart buttons and stickers at the Booth. For more information about LGBTQ travel in New York, visit http://www.iloveny.com/lgbt/