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
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.
2014 LGBT BOOTH NYS FAIR
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 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
New at the Booth!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Booth and picked up free buttons and post cards!