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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

The Booth is made possible by the support of our sponsors, and the dedication of our volunteers. 

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: 

 




The Theme for the LGBT Booth for 2015 is 
Celebrating our Past, Embracing our Future.

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 also work to educate the public on the many issues facing members of the transgender communities.  One of the biggest obstacles to achieving equality and justice for transgender and gender non-conforming people is the fact that many New Yorkers do not understand what it means to be transgender or gender non-conforming. This causes misconceptions and forms a culture where transgender people are often disregarded, discriminated against or worse.

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.


Please click Theme Day on the navigation menu for more information on our special Theme Days, and for sponsorship information.


Reach us at: FAIRNY, Inc. PO Box 151, Dewitt, New York 13214; or call us at (315) 460-6971 or email us at fairny@twcny.rr.com

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/