Due to travel, the February Pride Center Board meeting has been cancelled. The next Pride Center Board meeting takes place on Wednesday March 2 at the Center, 332 Hudson Ave, Albany. Community members are always welcome to attend and observe the monthly Board meetings.
Join us for Q-Fest, our first annual LGBTQ Film Festival! We’ve planned a week of interesting movies, fun events and thought-provoking conversations.
Whatever letter represents you – be it L for Lesbian, G for Gay, B for Bisexual, T for Transexual/Transgender, Q for Questioning or H for Heterosexual – come and watch a movie that strikes your fancy, attend one of the celebrations with guest directors and local organizations, or experience the entire festival.
The festival opens with the campy fun of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, then moves into more serious territory with the documentary Bullied, which will also have showings of student films and a special panel discussion on bullying.
- Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - Opening Night Celebration, featuring the Capital Pride Singers and more! Wed, Jan 26 at 7:30pm
- Bullied - Regional Premiere with showings of student films and a special panel discussion on bullying identification and prevention by the Pride Center of the Capital Region with representatives from NYSUT Thu, Jan 27 at 7:30pm
- March On! Regional Premiere with Q&A after the film Fri, Jan 28 at 7:30pm
- A Jihad For Love Sat, Jan 29 at 4:00pm
- Howl Sat, Jan 29 at 6:00pm
- A Marine Story - Regional Premiere Sat, Jan 29 at 8:00pm
- Hannah Free Sun, Jan 30 at 4:00pm
- Out in the Silence - Regional Premiere Sun, Jan 30 at 6:00pm
- Undertow (Contracorriente) - Regional Premiere Sun, Jan 30 at 7:30pm
- Beautiful Darling – Closing Night, after the film there will be a Q&A with Director, James Rasin and Producer, Jeremiah Wright Mon, Jan 31 at 7:30pm
Individual Films: $9, $2 off for Students (with ID)
Special Night Celebrations: $12, $2 off for Students (with ID)
Festival Pass: $40
Visit www.proctors.org for details
The Pride Center of the Capital Region
The Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council announces its name change.
Since 1970, the Pride Center has been working for the LGBT community and changing lives throughout the Capital Region. We have changed our name and brand to better reflect who we are and the community we work to empower everyday through our programs and services. Over the last year and half, the Pride Center has undertaken a comprehensive research and development project to find out what the community thinks about us and our brand. What the research proved is that the LGBT community in the Capital Region is diverse, vibrant, and looks to the Pride Center as the hub of information on key resources and programs. By updating our name and look, we are able to better reflect the community that we serve, as well as advocate for the LGBT community in the Capital Region.
We’re so excited to enter this new chapter of growth and change! For more information on our new name and the rebranding process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions, which can be found on our homepage. Throughout 2011, you will see many new initiatives being launched to raise the visibility of our new name and look- it’s a great time to get involved and show your Pride! Visit www.capitalpridecenter.org regularly for all the updates and sign up for our weekly newsletter so you don’t miss anything!
Last year, the Joshua Dunning Powell Scholarship was created by the Pride Center in partnership with local supporter Joshua Dunning Powell, who wanted to instill pride in LGBT youth and empower them throughout their lives.
This scholarship fund, in its inaugural year last year, awarded 6 local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in honor of their achievements and to help defray the costs of their college education.
The recipients ranged in geography from Glens Falls to Hudson, including the recently-awarded Prom King of Hudson High School Charles Ferrusi. The students are entering their first year of college at a variety of schools, including Skidmore, SUNY Plattsburgh, and Hudson Valley Community College.
“We are proud to award these students with scholarships for the achievements they have already accomplished and look forward to their contributions to the LGBT community, and to the community at large,” says Pride Center Board President Judy Disco.
Be on the lookout for 2011 JDP Scholarship information being released soon!
We have been working for over a year on evaluating who we serve, who we are, and how we can better reflect what we do. The result- as many of you have heard rumors about- is being unveiled on Thursday January 20. Check our website, give us a call, stay tuned!!
The Pride Center is proud to welcome the TransEvents 2011 Empire Conference back to the Capital District!
This year’s theme is Politics, Sex and Gender, with dozens of speakers, workshops and events to be had!
The coordinators have thought of everything from makeovers to significant others to financial planning to medical care to wine tastings! Mark your calendars, the conference will be held from May 4th to May 7th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Albany. Registration is open, so get signed up at http://www.transeventsusa.org/empire/empireRegister2011.php . Please join us in welcoming conference goers to the Capital District at our second annual Kickoff Barbecue on May 4th from 6-8 PM. We are proud to support the conference and look forward to future opportunities ahead as we continue to fight for the rights of all of our community members.