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  • Health & Human Services (non-referral professionals)

    AIDS/HIV | Alternative Medicine | Domestic Violence Services | Health Services (non-referral professionals) | Life Coaching | Senior Services | Social Service Organizations

    AIDS/HIV:

    Alliance for Positive Health
    927 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 (518) 434-4686, Fax: (518) 427-8184
    www.aidscouncil.org

    Albany County Department of Health
    175 Green Street, Albany, NY 12202 (518) 447-4580

    STD clinic Tuesday and Thursday mornings: 8:30 – 10:30 AM (S.Ferry St) www.albanycounty.com/departments/health/

    Albany Damien Center
    12 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 (518) 449-7119 Fax: (518) 449-7881
    www.albanydamiencenter.org

    Albany Medical Center AIDS Program
    646 State St, Albany, NY 12203 (518) 449-7119

    Albany Region HIV Care Network Council of Community Services
    272 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204 (518) 434-9194

    Anonymous HIV Testing
    800-962-5065

    HIV Focus Group (For HIV-Positive people only)
    Fulton & Montgomery Counties (518) 842-3762 x 228

    Hudson Valley Positive
    www.hudsonvalleypositive.org
    Hudson Valley Positive is a community of informed, supportive, and interactive men living with HIV in the Hudson Valley. This social networking site is free, private, and builds community through online chats, events, and information sharing.

    NAMES Project

    www.aidsquiltny.org (518) 462-7906

    Networth/Positive Action
    (518) 339-2437

    Safety Zone/Unity House
    309 8th Street, Troy NY 518-272-2352
    www.unityhouseny.org

    Project HOPE (AIDS Council of Northeastern New York)
    (518) 434-4686 ext. 2323
    www.rubbaboyz.net

    Strength In Numbers: Albany/Upstate NY
    Online support network for HIV+ menwww.strengthinnumbers.org
    (518) 618-3919

    Support Ministries for PWA
    Albany, NY (518) 427-2463

    Whitney Young CHEER Department
    Support Group for Affected and Caregivers (518) 463-6824


    Alternative Medicine

    Albany Massage Therapy Associates
    1096 Madison Ave, Albany NY 12208 (518) 689-2180
    www.albanymassage.com

    Lark Massage
    Chris Davis LMT
    225 Lark Street, Albany NY 12210 (518) 253-6720
    www.larkmassage.massagetherapy.com
    * Therapeutic, Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone

    EnergyAcupuncture
    Clarence Lee
    One Pinnacle Place, Albany NY 12203

    Holistic Hypnosis
    Geri Ann Laiacona, RN, MS, CCCHT
    1736A Western Ave, Albany NY 12203

    Albany Massage Therapy
    1096 Madison Ave, Albany, NY
    (518) 689-2180

    Back in Balance
    1719 Rt 9 Old Village Plaza, Clifton Park, NY (518) 371-6332
    www.bibtherapeuticmassage.com

    Balance Massage Studio
    Mary Panza
    Main Square Plaza
    318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY (518) 475-9999
    www.balancemassagestudio.com

    Bruce Clarkson-Hendrix LMT
    632 Plank Road Ste 201 Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 383-8311
    brucelmt@gmail.com

    *Massage

    Sharon L. Price
    1529 Western Ave, Albany NY (518) 522-4782

    *Massage therapy

    Jill Faustel LMT
    127 N Allen Street, Albany, NY 12203

    Kathleen Stewart-Meissner LMT
    516 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144

    Natural Balance & Wellbeing Lisa C. Kay
    6 Wolfert Ave, Albany NY 12204

    Melinda Person
    352 State Street unit 3C, Albany NY 12210 (607) 592-3950
    www.melindaperson.com

    Synergy Acupuncture Physical Medicine

    Timothy Rhudy
    1529 Western Ave, Albany NY (518) 369-6175

    Donna Reynolds
    278 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY (518) 478-9217

    *Acupuncture, craniosacral therapy

    Healing Path Massage
    670 Franklin Street, Schenectady NY 12305

    Kathleen Stewart-Meissner L.M.T
    516 Washington Ave, Rensselaer NY 12144

    (518) 342-0798


  • Domestic Violence Services:

    Equinox Domestic Violence Services

    95 Central Ave, Albany NY

    (518) 432-7865

    *24 Hr Hotline, emergency shelter for men, women & children, counseling, GLBT, Spanish speaking, support groups and legal advocacy

    In Our Own Voices

    245 Lark Street, Albany, NY 12210

    (518) 432-4341

    *Domestic violence support line


  • Health Services (non-referral professionals):

    Angela R. Bornn, LPN

    Private Duty Nurse

    (518)377-1708 home

    (631)682-0085 cell

    Capital District Ambulance

    89 West Street, Albany NY

    (518) 434-4444

    Caregiver Connection

    25 Delaware Ave Albany NY

    (518)465-1398

    (518)465-1903 (hotline)

    *Counseling, Home Delivered Meals, Transportation, Day Care, Support

    Gay Lesbian Medical Association

    www.glma.org

    * GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers.

    Mohawk Hudson Planned Parenthood

    www.ppmhchoices.org

    Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood

    www.uhpp.org

    * Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is a community-based non-profit organization providing advocacy, education and reproductive health care services in the Capital Region in New York State since 1934.


  • Life Coaching:

    Manchester, Wayne Living Potential

    2 Ver Planck Street, Albany NY

    (518) 438-1324

    *Life coach


  • Senior Services:

    Aging In Place
    Our mission is to help seniors live independent, fulfilling lives.
    How to Volunteer as a Senior

    Senior Services of Albany

    Gay and Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons

    www.gaylesbianretiring.org

    Rainbow Vision Properties- Retirement Communities

    www.rainbowvisionprop.com

    Sage/Upstate

    www.sageupstate.org

    Syracuse: (315)478-1923

    *LGBT seniors in Central NY, health resources, social programs, and education


  • Social Service Organizations:

    Equinox

    95 Central Ave, Albany, NY

    (518) 434-6135

    *Substance Abuse, Violence, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness

    Family & Children’s Services of Albany

    650 Warren Street, Albany, NY

    (518) 462-6531

    *Counseling, Mental Health, Gambling, Domestic Violence, Therapy for Male Battered

    Jewish Family Services

    877 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY

    (518) 482-8856

    www.jfsneny.org

    *Inclusion project that eliminates barriers to Jewish life for GL Jews, Norek Family Transitions Program (Bereavement), Senior Adult Services, Visitation Programs

    St. Peter’s Substance Abuse Centers (SPARC)

    Inpatient Care:

    3 Mercy Lane, Guilderland NY 518-452-6700

    Outpatient Care:

    64 2nd Avenue, Albany NY (518) 449-5170

    845 Central Ave., Albany, NY (518) 458-8888

    50 Remsen St., Cohoes, NY (518) 235-1100

    636 New Loudon Rd., Latham, NY (518) 783-5381

    433 Geyser Rd., Ballston Spa, NY (518) 885-6884

    Whitney M. Young Jr. Healthcare Center

    920 Lark Drive, Albany, NY

    (518) 465-4771

    www.wmyhealth.org

    *Full Service for Adults & Children, Mental Health, Methadone, HIV/AIDS


  • Government & financial

    Accountants | Banking | Financial Planning | Insurance

    Accountants:

    Anthony M. Gordon, CPA, PC

    2 Oakwood Place, Delmar, NY 12054

    (518) 439-0994

    Joseph Roche

    134 Daytona Ave, Albany NY 12203

    (518) 453-0245

    Mark D. Witecki CPA CFP

    3701 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12304

    (518) 346-4000, Fax: (518) 346-5195


  • Banking:

    Bank of America

    1-800-432-1000

    www.bankofamerica.com

    Bordeaux Financial Terry Matthews

    920 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany NY

    (866) 530-7300

    www.bourdeaufinancial.com

    HSBC Bank

    126 State Street, Albany NY

    (518) 432-2035

    www.hsbc.com

    Key Bank

    For details on products and services

    or a complete list of branch locations and hours

    visit: www.keybank.com

     

    SEFCU

    (518) 452-8183

    www.sefcu.com

    Valley Mortgage Company Inc

    750 Union Street, Hudson, NY

    Seth Rapport

    (518) 828-0185

    Fax: (518) 482-2983

    www.valleymortgage.com


  • Financial Planning:

    Godfrey Financial – Kathleen Godfrey

    11 British American Blvd, Latham NY 12110

    (518) 220-9381

    www.godfreyfinancialplanning.com

    *Financial planning for individuals and same-sex couples, retirement planning, investment strategies, income tax planning and tax preparation, insurance needs analysis, estate planning, charitable planning, divorce settlement issues, other financial needs unique to our clients

    Prudential Financial – Eric Lowder

    15 British American Blvd, Latham NY

    (518) 786-8099 x. 7133

    Thomas Walling

    498 Madison Ave, Albany NY

    (518) 878-1294


  • Insurance:

    Allstate Insurance Rick Schrade

    636 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY

    (518) 475-0123

    rschrade@allstate.com

    Casswood Insurance

    (800) 972-2242

    (518) 373-8700

    David G. Duerr Insurance Agency

    3701 State Street, Schenectady NY 12304

    (518) 372-6475

    *Life, disability, long-term care

    DePaulo Agency

    501 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer NY 12144

    (518) 477-2253

    *”Multi-car” policies for domestic partners

    Nationwide Insurance

    Chris Greico

    296 Delaware Ave or PO Box 9058, Albany NY

    (518) 465-8937, (518) 426-9268, (800) 421-3535

    New York Term Care Brokers, LTD

    11 Halfmoon Exec. Park, Clifton, NY 12065

    (518) 371-5522

    www.nyltcb.com


  • Education & Training Education:

    BOCES Career and Technical School

    115 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany NY

    (518) 862-4800

    Empire State College

    Saratoga Springs, NY

    (518) 587-2100

    www.esc.edu

    Clinical Consulting Services

    Johanne Morne, MS

    (518) 253-8233

    www.clinicalconsultingservices.com

    *Organizational Development, Support, Training, Evaluation

    Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Tara R. Schuster, Health Educator

    110 8th St, 3200 Academy Hall, Troy NY

    (518) 276-2305

    www.Studenthealth.rpi.edu

    Sex Discussed Here!

    Marshall Miller & Dorian Solot

    PO Box 1932, Albany NY

    (518) 462-4742

    www.sexualityeducation.com

    *lectures, workshops, training (sexuality, relationships, GLBT issues) AOL AIM: sexdiscussedhere


  • Social groups & dating :

    Bars | Bath Houses | Book Clubs | Groups/Orgainizations

    Bars

    Oh Bar

    304 Lark Street, Albany, NY 12210

    www.ohonlark.com

    Rocks

    77 Central Ave, Albany, NY

    www.rocks77.com

    Waterworks Pub

    76 Central Ave, Albany, NY

    www.waterworkspub.com

    Bath Houses:

    River St Club

    540 River Street, Troy NY 12180

    (518) 272-0340

    www.riverstreetclub.com

    Book Clubs:

    Pride Center Book Club

    www.capitalpridecenter.org

    Upstate Gay Men’s Book Club

    wupgaybookclub@hotmail.com

    Groups/Organizations:

    Albany Damien Center

    12 S. Lake Avenue, Albany, NY

    (518) 449-7119

    www.albanydamiencenter.org

    *Drop-in living room & services for people living with HIV/AIDS

    American Civil Liberties Union

    www.aclu.org

    The Alternate Universe

    PO Box 6732, Albany NY

    (518) 767-9722

    thealternateuniverse@yahoo.com

    *Science fiction/fantasy group for LGBT & friends

    Bagel Bunch

    Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. at Bruegger’s, Hannaford Plaza, Central Ave, Albany

    *Older gay men’s social and discussion group

    The Bridge, Inc.

    P.O. Box 2599, Glens Falls, NY 12801

    (518) 338-3884

    www.thebridgelgbtcc.org

    Bisexual Brunch @ The Rainbow Café

    Pride Center of the Capital Region, 332 Hudson Ave, Albany

    Call Viktoria @ (518) 438-6315 for more info

    Pride Center of the Capital Region

    Mailing: PO Box 131, Albany NY 12201

    Location: 332 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY 12210

    (518) 462-6138

    www.capitalpridecenter.org

    Capital Pride Singers

    Mondays 7:00 p.m.

    275 State Street, Albany NY

    (518) 435-4636

    www.capitalpridesingers.homestead.com

    Citizen Action of NY

    94 Central Ave. Albany NY

    (518) 465-4600

    CNY Pride (Central NY)

    PO Box 6608, Syracuse, NY 13217

    www.cnypride.org

    Damien Centers

    Troy (518) 207-9170

    Schenectady (518) 374-0848

    Empire State Pride Agenda

    126 State St. Fourth FL, Albany, NY 12207

    (518) 472-3330

    www.prideagenda.org

    Equality Forum

    1420 Locust St Suite 300, Philadelphia PA

    (215) 732-3378

    GMOCA-Gay Men of Color Alliance

    Harry Davis

    (518) 465-4771 x 411

    GLSEN NY Capital Region

    PO Box 5392, Albany NY 12205

    (518) 635-0552

    www.glsennycr.org

    In Our Own Voices

    245 Lark Street, Albany NY

    (518) 432-4188

    www.inourownvoices.org

    Lambda Family Circle

    (518) 432-1247

    info@lambdafamilycircle.org

    Lambda Legal Defense & Educational Fund Inc

    120 Wall St #1500, New York NY 10005

    (212) 809-8585

    www.lambdalegal.org

    Lesbian & Gay Havurah

    Audrey Seidman

    Potluck 3rd Saturday 6:30 p.m.

    (518) 272-8872

    Lesbian Business and Professional Network

    4th Friday 7:30 a.m.

    LBPNBreakfast@aol.com

    Our Brothers Keeper Foundation

    PO Box 1872
    Albany, NY 12201-1872

    OBKF.org@gmail.com

    Raises funds for services that help those with HIV/AIDS and their families

    Not Str8 Paintball

    Gay Paintball League

    Stephen: gaymarker@yahoo.com

    Pride Community Center of Central NY

    (315) 426-1650

    www.cnypride.com

    admin@cnypride.com

    PFLAG

    Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

    www.pflag.org

    Binghamton: 607-748-3984

    Cooperstown: 607-547-4118

    Ithaca: 607-273-4796

    Otsego County: 607-432-1251

    Schenectady: 518-273-4796

    Syracuse: 315-635-9320

    Three Dollar Bill Theater (Pride Center of the Capital Region Affiliate)

    C/O Pride Center of the Capital Region

    P.O. Box 131

    (518) 462-6138 x

    www.queertheater.org

    New York State Department of Human Rights

    Corning Tower , 28th Floor Empire State Plaza, P.O. Box 2049 Albany, New York 12220

    (518) 474-2705 (or 2707)

    www.dhr.state.ny.us

    NOW – National Organization for Women

    Albany Area NOW

    P.O. Box 13773, Albany, NY 12212

    (518) 472-9120

    www.albanyareanow.org

    NOW NYS

    1500 Central Avenue, Albany NY 12205

    (518) 452-3944

    www.nownys.org

    newyorkstateNOW@aol.com

    Rainbow Access Initiative

    518-471-9080

    Safety Zone/Unity House

    Troy NY 12180

    518-266-1377

    Stars MC

    PO Box 2428 Albany NY

    www.starsmc.com

    Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center

    750 Ostrom Ave. Syracuse NY 13244

    315-443-3983

    www.students.syr.edu/lgbt

    *Provides education, advocacy, support and safe space for LGBT and allied students, staff, faculty, parents, and alumni of Syracuse University

    Two Rivers Outdoor Club

    The Capital Region GLBT Outdoor Club

    PO Box 847, Schenectady, NY 12301

    (518) 449-0758

    Universal Mixed Bowling League

    Ed Countermine

    (518) 463-1005


  • Religion & Weddings

    Welcoming religious organizations:

    Note: We recommend that folks call an individual church or check the website to ensure that locations, times, etc. are still accurate. Also, please check our CommUNITY newsletter for up-to-date listings/information.

    Baptist | Catholic | Jewish | Mehodist | Nondenominational | Presbyterian | Quaker | Unitarian Universalist | Wedding/Commitment Ceremonies

    UCC/Congregational

    First Congregational Church of Albany

    405 Quail St, Albany, NY

    (518) 473-3835

    http://albanyfirstcongregational.org

    Baptist:

    Emmanuel Baptist Church

    275 State Street, Albany NY

    (518) 465-5161

    Catholic:

    Christ the Light American Catholic Church

    6 S Marshall Street, Albany NY

    (518) 463-1037

    Holy Trinity National Catholic Church

    166 Jay Street,
    Albany, NY

    (518) 434-8861

    NatCathCh@aol.com

    www.nationalcatholicchurchofamerica.org/holytrin.html

    Jewish:

    Agudat Achim

    2117 Union Street, Schenectady NY

    (518) 393-9211

    Berith Shalom

    1673 3rd Street, Troy NY 12180

    (518) 272-8872

    Congregation Ohav Shalom

    New Krumkill Road, Albany NY

    (518) 489-4706

    Beth Emith

    100 Academy Road, Albany NY

    (518) 436-9761

    www.bethemethalbany.org

    Congregation Gates of Heaven (Reform)

    852 Ashmore Avenue, Schenectady

    (518) 374-8173

    www.cgoh.org

    Methodist:

    First United Methodist Church – Schenectady

    (518) 374-4403

    www.gbgm-umc.org/schenectady/

    Nondenominational:

    Victory in Praise Ministries for People of Color

    (518) 434-1102

    Presbyterian:

    Albany First Presbyterian Church

    362 State Street, Albany

    (518) 449-7332

    www.firstpresalbany.org

    Albany New Covenant Presbyterian

    916 Western Avenue, Albany NY

    (518) 482-8063

    First United Presbyterian Church of Troy

    1915 Fifth Avenue, Troy, NY

    (518) 272-2771

    www.unitedprestroy.org

    Hudson Falls Presbyterian

    5 River Street, Hudson Falls NY

    (518) 747-3013

    Putnam United Presbyterian

    365 County Rte 2, Putnam Station NY

    (518) 547-8378

    PutnamPresbyterian12861@msn.com

    New England Congregational Church

    24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs NY

    (518) 584-6091

    St. Peter’s Presbyterian

    5219 County Rte 7 at Rte 203, Spencertown NY

    (518) 392-3386, (518) 392-4334

    First Presbyterian Church

    3210 Church Street, Valatie NY

    (518) 758-8642

    Westminster Presbyterian

    262 State Street, Albany NY

    (518) 436-8544

    www.wpcalbany.org

    Quaker:

    Albany Friends Meeting

    727 Madison Avenue, Albany NY

    (518) 436-8812

    www.albanyquaker.org

    Schenectady Friends Meeting

    (518) 374-2166

    www.nyym.org/schenectady

    Unitarian Universalist:

    First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany

    405 Washington Avenue, Albany NY

    (518) 463-7135

    www.fuusalbany.org

    First Unitarian Society of Schenectady

    1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady NY

    (518) 374-4446

    www.fussonline.org

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs

    624 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY

    (518) 584-1555

    www.saratoga-uu.org

    Wedding/Commitment Ceremonies:

    Artistic Ventures, Inc.

    PO Box 922, Decatur GA 30031-0922

    (404) 779-7658

    www.rainbowweddingnetwork.com

    Reverend Corbie Mitleid

    (518) 274-9575

    corbie@firethroughspirit.com

    www.firethroughspirit.com/thebridge.html

    *Pastoral counseling, Spirit Guide Conference, Tarot and Medium, Private Events

    Two-Spirit Weddings

    Michael “Mecky” Shaps

    Justice of the Peace

    Cambridge MA

    (617) 945-5426

    Rev. Shawn E. Bracebridge

    173 N. Main Avenue, Albany, NY

    (518) 528-3533

    * Ministerial duties (weddings, funerals, etc.)

    Hudson Valley LGBTQ Ceremonies

    Rev. Louis Zeppone- Licensed and Ordained Officiant

    102 Lucas Ave, Kingston, NY

    (845) 248-2903

    www.hudsonvalleylgbtqceremonies.com


  • Media

    Fly 92.3

    www.fly92.com

    GayAlbanyOnline

    www.gayalbanyonline.com

    Metroland Newsweekly

    www.metroland.net

    Times Union

    www.timesunion.com