CNY Pride, Inc. is an all-volunteer, tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation which organizes events in the Syracuse, New York area to encourage, empower, and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community and their friends, families, and supporters. Incorporated in New York State in 1996, we qualify as a 501(c) 3 corporation under the codes of the Internal Revenue Service. We welcome the participation of all, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender expression or identity, HIV status, physical or developmental ability, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Our Board of Directors and and a group of hard working volunteers work together to produce the annual PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL, which provides a forum for community members, community organizations, and businesses to come together and interact. Since the early years, when the event attracted only a few hundred participants, it has continually grown in size and scope. In 2007, the event attracted nearly 6,000 participants from all over Central New York.
In addition to the parade and festival, we are involved in a number or events during the year which help to raise the funds we need to fill our mission. We have been involved in concerts, movies, shows, and as we continue to grow, he hope to bring bigger and better entertainment to the area. We are always seeking new volunteers and supporters. Please call if you are interested in helping!