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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. 

It's now official, our application for the LGBT Booth for the 2014 New York State Fair has been approved by the Fair! The 2014 Fair will run from Thursday, August 21 to Monday, September 1.  Plans are now underway for organizing our 2014 Booth, which is located in the Center of Progress Building.  To find us, look for the large rainbow Celebrate Diversity signs near the center of the building.

Please note that our Time Warner email service is not working, and we are presently unable to receive or send emails.  Time Warner is working on this problem, and we anticipate that service will be restored soon. 

The schedule of theme days for the 2014 LGBT Booth is:

Friday, August 22, Pride Day

Saturday, August 23, Faith Day

Sunday, August 24, Faith Day

Monday, August 25, Senior Day

Tuesday, August 26, Ally Day

Wednesday, August 27, Family and Health Day

Thursday, August 28, Family and Health Day

Friday, August 29, Youth Day

Saturday, August 30, 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 2013 LGBT Booth: 

 




The Theme for the LGBT Booth for 2014 is LIFE GETS BETTER TOGETHER, celebrating the entire LGBT community, our families and allies. 

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.
 

2014 LGBT BOOTH NYS FAIR
The Theme Days for 2014: 
Pride Day, Friday August 22,
Faith Days, Saturday August 23, Sunday August 24,
Senior Day, Monday August 25,
Ally Day, Tuesday August 26, 
Family and Health Days, Wednesday August 27 and Thursday August 28,
Youth Day, Friday August 29, 
Transgender Day Saturday August 30.

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 email us at fairny@twcny.rr.com

New at the Booth!
We partnered with the New York State Tourism office I Love New York campaign, and distributed free I Love New York rainbow heart buttons, information cards and stickers at the booth.  For more information about LGBT travel in New York, visit http://lgbt.iloveny.com

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Booth and picked up free  buttons and post cards!