Wednesday, June 4, 2014



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New York-- June is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride Month, and CSEA is participating in events across the state this summer to support advancing the rights of union members and other New Yorkers in the LGBT community.
LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June to honor the June 28, 1969, Stonewall riots in Manhattan, largely considered as the tipping point that led to the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBT individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.
CSEA stands in strong support of our members and others who are LGBT. Last year, the union formed a LGBT Committee that is a reflection of the union’s diversity and inclusiveness.
The group focuses on advancing the rights of members of the LGBT community and continuing the collective fight for justice and equality, and has already been involved in the passage of historic legislation and measures to promote and protect LGBT rights at home and in the workplace.
Members with questions about the CSEA LGBT Committee should contact their region offices for more information.
LGBT Pride Month events
Long Island Region:
Huntington: June 14, Long Island Pride Parade and PrideFest. Parade kicks off at noon from Park Avenue, on Main Street. Parade ends at Heckscher Park at 1 p.m. and PrideFest follows from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Edie Windsor is scheduled to be the Grand Marshall.
Metropolitan Region:
Manhattan: June 29, New York City Pride March. CSEA will have a contingent marching in the parade. Line Up: 11 a.m., Step Off: 12 p.m. The parade begins at 36th St. & Fifth Ave. and ends at Christopher & Greenwich streets. Contact Neil Kirby at (212) 982-3180 for more information or to participate.
Capital Region:
Albany: Albany Pride events will be held from June 5-June 15.
June 14, Capital Pride Parade and Festival, noon – 5 p.m., Washington Park.
Central Region:
Syracuse: June 21, Central New York (CNY) Pride Parade and Festival, 11 a.m. Line-up for parade participants will be on Belden Avenue parallel to West Genesee.
Western Region:
Rochester: Rochester Pride events will be held July 18-July 20.
July 19: 25th Annual Rochester Pride Parade and Festival. CSEA will have a contingent marching in the parade and a table at the festival. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. at Park/Alexander/East/Union. The parade will be followed by the Pride Festival at Manhattan Square Park. Contact Bess Watts at (585) 770-4714 for more information or to participate.