Welcome to Fairny.org, the website of Focus on Awareness and Information Resources of New York, Inc. We are a not for profit corporation, and we host the LGBT Booth at the New York State Fair, which is held annually in Syracuse, New York.
We host the educational booth at the New York State Fair to provide information and resources on issues ranging from bullying of LGBT youth, discrimination facing members of the LGBT community in employment, housing and health issues, GENDA, marriage equality and protection of LGBT families.
The 2014 Booth was a great success, and we are organizing for the 2015 Fair, which will run from Thursday August 27 to Monday September 7, 2015.
The schedule of theme days for the 2015 LGBT Booth is:
Friday, August 28, Pride Day
Saturday, August 29, Faith Day
Sunday, August 30, Faith Day
Monday, August 31, Senior Day
Tuesday, September 1, Ally Day
Wednesday, September 2, Family and Health Day
Thursday, September 3, Family and Health Day
Friday, September 4, Youth Day
Saturday, September 5, Transgender Day
Here are some images of volunteers and visitors to the 2014 LGBT Booth:
Here are some images of volunteers and visitors to the 2013 LGBT Booth:
As part of our Family and Health Days and Youth Day our primary goal will be to help educate the public on issues facing LGBT youth, including bullying and homelessness.
We believe the best way to overcome these obstacles is to educate the public about the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and our communities. Transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers, like other communities in our state, are diverse and vibrant groups of people with many different stories and experiences.
For information on volunteering, please click on Volunteers on the navigation menu.
Reach us at: FAIRNY, Inc. PO Box 151, Dewitt, New York 13214; or call us at (315) 460-6971 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We partnered with the New York State Tourism office I Love New York campaign again in 2014, and distributed I Love New York rainbow heart buttons and stickers at the Booth. For more information about LGBT travel in New York, visit http://www.iloveny.com/lgbt/