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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 2020 New York State Fair will run from Friday August 21 to Monday September 7. Here is the initial schedule for the 2020 LGBTQ Booth, click on the link to see more information about the day:

Pride Day is Friday August 28
Faith Days are Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30
Senior Day is Monday August 31
Ally Day is Tuesday September 1
Health Day is Wednesday September 2
Family Day is Thursday September 3
Student Day is Friday September 4
Transgender Day is Saturday September 5 

2020 LGBTQ Booth schedule

 

Some of our volunteers and visitors over the years. 


 


  


2020 will be our 20th 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 February 8, 2020  

We have partnered with the New York State Tourism office I Love New York/lgbtcampaign for the past six  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/