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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