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Upcoming Events


Ongoing Events:

Youth Pride Drop-Space at Professor Java's

Join GLSEN of the Capital Region's Youth Pride Drop-In Space! Meet other LGBTQ youth across the Capital District every first and third Friday of every month! (Excluding May 18th and June 3rd) We will meet at Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Join us! 
Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

217 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 

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March 2018

Wine, Cheese and Sushi Fundraiser- March 1st

Come mix and mingle with some of GLSEN's local elite squad on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at our Wine Tasting Fundraiser!
Location: Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre1
1544 Central Ave, Albany NY 12205
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:30.
Wine tasting 6:15
Silent Auction 7:00

Love, Simon Movie Night in Saratoga- March 25th

Join us Sunday, March 25th as we partner with Whispering Angels for a special screening of Love, Simon. This event is open to high school students across the Capital Region and interested friends and families. The screening will be followed by light refreshments at Sinclair's restaurant. Admission is free.

Bow Tie Cinema

19 Railroad Place

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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April 2018 

Hockey Night- April 7th

The Albany Bombers Hockey Team Intra Squad "Blue vs. White" Game.  Please come out  to cheer on the Albany Bombers ;  your support, as always, will be much appreciated.  Questions? Email  

Breaking the Silence Rally- April 27 

Friday, April 27th, 2018 is the 16th local observance of the Day of Silence, a student-led national event where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school. The first Day of Silence was held on the campus of the University of Virginia in 1996 and has grown to become the single largest student-led protest in the world creating safer schools for ALL students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.This event is free and open to students across the Capital Region. Refreshments will be served. 

The Albany Room

Empire State Plaza (The Egg)

4:30- 9:00. 

Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) - May 18 – 20  

Retreat Happens in May at Camp Unirondack, Lowville, NY 

The Queer-Straight Alliance Retreat (formerly, Gay-Straight Alliance Retreat), is a weekend designed to bring together LGBTQ young people, straight allies, community organizers and school staff. The weekend offers a place for young people connect with one another, share their voices, develop friendships work together towards LGBTQ justice. Unirondack staff, community educators and trainers will be offering games, activities and workshops that will help participants develop their leadership skills and address LGBTQ issues in their community.
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GLSEN NYCR Gala - Educator, Student, & Ally Awards- June 7th

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Annual Events

GLSEN NYCR Gala - Educator, Student, & Ally Awards   
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Regional NY GSA Meet-Ups
Quarterly meet-ups with LGBTQA+ student groups (GSAs) from throughout the region

Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) Retreat 
Happens in May at Camp Unirondack, Lowville, NY
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Breaking the Silence Rally: A Celebration of the Day of Silence
Happens directly after Day of Silence activities in Albany (Empire State Plaza, The Egg)

Albany Bombers Intra-Squad "Blue vs. White" Game
Happens at end of Albany Bombers (LGBTQ friendly hockey team) season in March
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Capital Pride Parade & Festival
Second Sunday in June in Washington Park, Albany
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