Pride Day


Please visit our event page, if you are attending, let us know and invite your friends to attend Pride Day!

Pride Day celebrates the LGBT community, providing a welcome for all members of our community, our families and allies!  Pride Day is now an officially recognized day at the Fair, with a rainbow flag raising, Information Fair, ceremony and participation in the daily parade. In addition, visitors can come to the LGBTQ Pride Booth on Pride Day and throughout the Fair for free literature and can take their photo at our I Love New York LGBT display, complete with the rainbow heart logo!

We provide information on services, professional resources, and the vast array of programs for the LGBT community.  We also foster awareness of issues of concern to the LGBT concern, and resources for safe space training. We work to build pride in the LGBT community, and celebrate the diversity of our community.   We also have free stickers from the HRC, this iconic sticker lets everyone know you support equal rights for all. 

In addition to the resources available at the LGBTQ Pride Booth on Pride Day we will have an table at the Information Fair in the Chevy Court Pavilion, and participate in the Pride Ceremony at the Fair. 

Pride Day at  the New York State Fair update:

The official Pride Day is Friday August 26, with an Information Fair and daily parade. Organizations who wish to table in the Information Fair must contact FAIRNY to make arrangements to participate. Groups MUST provide volunteers to help staff the Information Fair in order to participate. Materials that are dropped at the Information Fair will not be displayed. Sponsorship and or donations to help cover the cost of running the Information Fair and other Pride Day events would be greatly appreciated. The sponsorship form is attached to this email, and available at

Volunteers are needed to help staff the Information Fair, volunteers are provided admission tickets.

Groups are also invited to participate in the Daily Parade, which takes place at 6 pm. We can provide admission tickets to groups that participate. The fair reserves the right to limit the number of tickets distributed to groups, but we will do our best to accommodate groups.

To participate in the Information Fair, to volunteer for Pride Day or participate in the Daily Parade please email

Information Fair, 10 am to 8 pm
Book signings with Terri Cook and Leslie J. Gable-Brett
        Nationally known author Terri Cook will appear at the Pride Day Information Fair to sign copies of  her book “Allies and Angels: A Memoir of Our Family’s Transition”  Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Information Fair. Terri is the proud mom of a transgender child, and is dedicated to opening hearts and minds by sharing her family's life-changing journey. As she shares her vulnerability and parenting struggles, Terri urges all of us to consider the meaning of unconditional love, compassion, acceptance and pride.
        Allies & Angels is a story of strength, compassion and unconditional love - sharing how these parents supported their son's transition and the lessons learned along the way. Allies & Angels will inspire readers to look at their lives differently. No matter who you are or how you identify, this book will challenge you to find a new acceptance for all and a deeper love or your loved ones.

        Leslie J. Gabel-Brett, Ph.D. is the Director of Education and Public Affairs for Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV. 

        She is an editor of Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America, which transports the reader to the earliest days of the fight for marriage equality and even to the debate within the LGBT movement itself about whether to take on the issue at all, and where is the LGBT and HIV movement heading now? 



        Candis Cayne, began her career in New York making a name for herself as a choreographer and drag performer. She appeared in the films Wigstock, Stonewall, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. In 2007, Cayne was cast in the role of "Carmelita Rainer," in the primetime drama Dirty Sexy Money.  She became the FIRST transgender actress to play a recurring starring role on a network television series. In 2015, Cayne participated and currently recurs in Caitlyn Jenner's unprecedented docu-series, I Am Cait. 
        Cayne is a vocal activist for the LGBT community. In October of 2015, she was awarded the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Visibility Award.

Images from the signage at the entrance to the State Fair on Pride Day, Rainbow flag raising ceremony and Information Fair.  

Images from Pride Day Ceremony, the Daily Parade and the LGBTQ Pride Booth on Pride Day. 

Images from the Daily Parade on Pride Day.  

Pride Day 2016 will be observed on Friday, August 26. This flyer can be downloaded, or click on words pride flyer (in the upper left corner) to go to to print the flyer.  The controls are at the bottom of the image. 

To support Pride Day, please use the following sponsorship form. The form can be printed or downloaded. Press the printer icon to open a separate window to print the file or save, or press the down arrow to download the file. You do not need to log in or sign up to print or download this form. 

This form also provides information on how to advertise in the NY Pride Network Guide. 

You can also use paypal to pay for sponsorship on our sponsor page, the icon is at the top of the page. 

Pride Day  has been sponsored by our friends at CNY Pride. 
Become a sponsor of Pride Day to help us celebrate the official Pride Day the New York State Fair! You can help us spread the word about Pride Day by downloading our Pride Day flyer, and sharing information on social media. 

You can print or download the file to the left, or open the pdf file. 

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