The Pride Center of the Capital Region has a long history of successfully incubating community groups in order to facilitate their growth. As affiliates, the community groups are able to utilize the Pride Center’s tax-exempt status as well as infrastructure as well as having a strong community partner working for a more diverse LGBTQ community.
Previous Affiliates include:
- AIDS Council (now Alliance for Positive Health)
- Bradford and Friends
- Capital Pride Singers
- Empire State Pride Agenda
- Equinox Inc.
- Lambda Family Circle
Current Affiliates include:
Albany Gay Men’s Chorus
The Albany Gay Men’s Chorus was founded in 2008 and seeks to entertain and enlighten by creating high quality music in the rich tradition of male choral singing. The Chorus strives to promote pride in and acceptance of the gay community and endeavors to build bridges by making positive contributions to the greater Capital Region.
The Albany Gay Men’s Chorus generally performs two major concerts per year, one in the Spring and another at holiday time. In addition, the Chorus
performs at various times of the year with other local choral groups that include the College of St. Rose Women’s Chorale and the St. Andrew’s Church Choir in Albany. A portion of the proceeds of the bi-annual concerts is donated to local charity groups such as the Damien Center, Our Brothers’ Keepers Foundation and the Overflow Shelter for the Capital Area Council of Churches. The group also provides a meal each year to this homeless shelter located at the First Lutheran Church of Albany. The Chorus performs a mix of classical and pop music, and includes gay-themed pieces and works by gay composers.
Rehearsals are held every week in Albany. Prospective members (singing and non-singing) are encouraged to visit our web site, www.albanygmc.org, or call (518) 462-6138, ext 17, for more details.
Saratoga Pride is a network of LGBTQ community members dedicated to:
- Fostering connections among LGBTQ community members and visitors to the region
- Enhancing the visibility of the LGBTQ community in Saratoga and the surrounding region
- Recognizing local businesses and organizations that welcome the LGBTQ community
- Increasing awareness of LGBTQ-owned and inclusive businesses and services in the region.
Visit www.saratogapride.com for more information.
If your organization is interested in becoming an Affiliate, email Executive Director, Michael Weidrich, firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.