The Pride Center of the Capital Region is pleased to be hosting our Business Alliance Kick-Off Networking Happy Hour Event tonight at Bongiorno’s Italian Restaurant, 23 Dove Street, Albany. The fun starts at 6pm!
Come network with other LGBT and allied professionals and help launch the Capital Region’s ONLY LGBT Business Alliance!
A suggested donation of $5 gets you delicious appetizers and exclusive drink specials!
The Pride Center of the Capital Region will close today, Friday, February 25, 2011 at 3pm. All scheduled evening events, including the Rainbow Cafe, Youth Group and confidential HIV testing are cancelled.
The Pride Center of the Capital Region is excited to invite past and present volunteers to a special event Saturday February 26th! The Hudson and Vine Wine Tasting and Dessert Reception will celebrate all of the hard work our volunteers do to keep us thriving, and is a chance to connect past and present volunteers. We’ll also present a special unveiling of the all new Access Pride Project! Featuring delicious desserts donated from bakeries all over the Capital Region, and a variety of wine to taste, as well as a cash bar. We will be accepting last minute RSVPs until 5 PM today, Friday the 27th, at www.capitalpridecenter.org/events. Come join your fellow volunteers and get an exclusive new look at the new Access Pride Project and be a part of the year long celebration of the all new Pride Center!
The Pride Center of the Capital Region is excited to announce that the first Capital Region LGBT Mental Health and Substance Abuse Networking event is occurring tomorrow, Thursday, February 24th from 10AM to 12PM at the First Presbyterian Church in Albany! This event will feature several guest speakers including Emy Lopez, Director of Affirmative Action Programs of the New York State Office of Mental Health.
The Capital Region LGBT Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network’s mission is to create a community of providers who deliver culturally competent care to the underserved population of LGBT people, including LGBT people of color and transgender individuals. The Network connects providers to each other and national organizations and best practices in order to comprehensively address the needs of the LGBT community and identify best practices.
If you would like more information about the Network or would like to join, please contact Program Director Curran Saile by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 462-6138.
Just a few days until the first-ever Pride Center Business Alliance Kick Off Networking Happy Hour!! This Monday February 28 @ Bongiorno’s Restaurant, 23 Dove St Albany at 6pm!! Come on down to network, meet up with friends, and connect to LGBT and LGBT-friendly businesses in our area!! A suggested donation of $5 for the Pride Center at the door gets you all the scrumptious appetizers that Bongiorno’s is providing (and believe me, they are amazing!) as well as drink specials. Don’t miss out!! This is the first of regular networking events for the Pride Center Business Alliance, so join now and come out!!
Call the Pride Center for more information at 462.6138 and we’ll see you Monday!!
This past Sunday, February 13th the Pride Center’s amazing volunteers hosted a celebration for HomoRadio’s 19th year on the air-Quiche (Kiss) your Favorite DJ in the Rainbow Café! This event was also a fundraiser for the Pride Center’s Queer Youth Chorus. The event had a great turnout and raised 90 dollars for the Queer Youth Chorus! It featured a Quiche (Kissing) Booth to kiss a favorite Homoradio DJ as well as homemade quiches and a cake to celebrate Homoradio’s 19th Birthday! For more information about Homoradio or the Queer Youth Chorus, contact the Pride Center at 462-6138 or visit www.capitalpridecenter.org!
The Pride Center of the Capital Region is excited to announce that the Queer Youth Chorus has kicked off for the 2011 year! The Queer Youth chorus is a bi-weekly chorus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth and their allies. The Chorus is a safe and empowering space for young people who love to sing, perform or just want to have a great time with friends. Last year the chorus had 15 awesome youth involved and together they had the opportunity to perform at the Alternative Prom and the Capital Pride Festival in front of over 10,000 people! Their repertoire included Don’t Stop Believing and Seasons of Love from Rent.
Join now to find out what’s on the song list for this year’s performances! Through participation in the Queer Youth Chorus, young people have the opportunity to meet other youth, make friends, and develop and strengthen their ability to express themselves. The kick off rehearsal was held on Sunday, January 30th. We’re excited about the energy and dedication of this year’s members and we’re always looking for more fresh faces and singing voices! Rehearsals will be held on every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 6pm at the Pride Center of the Capital Region, 332 Hudson Avenue, Albany. If you are a LGBTQ or ally youth between the ages of 13 and 18 who finds yourself singing in the car, in the shower, or along with GLEE episodes, or you know someone who is and does, join us at our next rehearsal! For more information about the Queer Youth Chorus or to sign up, contact Curran Saile at email@example.com or call 462-6138. We hope to see you there!
In just over a week, on Thursday February 24, the first-ever meeting of the Capital Region LGBT Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network, coordinated by the Pride Center, will take place! Over 30 professionals from various state, local and private agencies are slated to attend to hear from the office of the NYS Commissioner for the Office of Mental Health, the Empire State Pride Agenda, and local clinician Caroline Russell Smith.
If you are interested in learning more, contact the Pride Center at 462.6138 or email Curran Saile at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pride Center is excited to announce an great opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students graduating high school this year! We have received a generous gift to continue the Joshua Dunning Powell Scholarship Fund for LGBT seniors who are college bound! With the recognition that LGBTQ youth often face challenges in their high school years, local philanthropist Joshua Dunning Powell has established an awards competition that will offer scholarships to graduating LGBT high school seniors who have been accepted at two or four year accredited colleges or universities.
In its first year, the 2010 Joshua Dunning Powell Scholarship was awarded 6 youth exceptional young people in our community, making their path to college a little easier. We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity again. Read about last year’s recipients here: https://www.capitalpridecenter.org/programs-services/jdp-youth-scholarship.cfm#recipients
You can help support the JDP Scholarship Fund by donating through our website at https://www.capitalpridecenter.org/events/donation.cfm and including “Scholarship Fund” in the comments section.
Application materials are due by Friday April 15th, 2011. The application can be downloaded here https://www.capitalpridecenter.org/programs-services/jdp-youth-scholarship.cfm#application. For more information call Curran Saile, Program Director at 462-6138 or email email@example.com.
Did you receive the February 2011 CommUNITY newsletter in the mail?? Want to check out all the details on the LGBT Community in the Capital Region?? Download the current issue here:
If you would like to receive the CommUNITY newsletter delivered 10 times a year to your home, contact Aaron at the Pride Center at 462-6138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a sneak peek at February’s featured artist at the Pride Center’s Romaine Brooks Gallery! Opening tonight at 5pm, come check out the vibrant and beautiful paintings by this great artist!
Starting in February, we’re happy to introduce the first-ever Pride Center Business Alliance! Launching on February 28 at Bongiorno’s Italian Restaurant (23 Dove St Albany), the Business Alliance is the region’s ONLY LGBT professionals network! Watch for membership materials and announcement of our founding members on how your company can join, and gain exclusive access to the LGBT community.
More information on the launch event can be found on the Pride Center Calendar of Events: https://www.capitalpridecenter.org/events/event.cfm?da=28&mo=2&ye=2011
Due to severe weather conditions, the Pride Center of the Capital Region will be closed today, Wednesday, February 2, 2011. All events, programs and scheduled activities for today are cancelled. The Rainbow Cafe will also be closed today.
We are pleased to announce that the Rainbow Cafe at the Pride Center of the Capital Region will be open tonight, February 1, 2011, 6pm – 9pm. All programs EXCEPT Women’s Group will be taking place as scheduled. Tuesday night Women’s group is cancelled. Please check back for updates regrading any Pride Center closings or cancellations as a result of the bad weather.