Youth from all over are invited to be part of an incredible night of fun and acceptance! Hosted at the incredible "Babeville" venue, we'll be having music and dancing, refreshments and photo booths for youth and young adults up to age Security will be on site -- Bags and or clothing may be inspected -- No liquids allowed -- Once you enter the event, you cannot leave and re-enter. Add to Calendar. View Map View Map. Find out more about how your privacy is protected.
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Faith & Spirituality - Pride Center of WNY
Jul 24, - Cheryle Rudd L and Kitty Lambert were married at the stroke of midnight - the first few seconds after the gay marriage law went into effect in New York by Mayor Paul Dyster, who arranged the wedding at the state park at that time in order to lay claim to a piece of history - the first gay couple married in New York State - against the backdrop of Niagara Falls by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. The flag, which consists of six stripes, with the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet, was meant to reflect the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexualand transgender LGBT community. The two grandmothers from Buffalo had "been trying to wed for over a decade," and have five children and 12 grandchildren between them. On July 24 of that year, a mass same sex wedding was performed by Dyster at the falls, following a worldwide promotion orchestrated by John Percy, the gay man who alsoserves as CEO of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. Niagara Falls will not have the distinction of being first to fly the Rainbow Pride flag at City Hall, however. That honor goes to Asheville, N.
Restrictions remain for gay men to give gift of life
But Buffalo has much more to offer than that. People in Buffalo are friendly by nature and that holds true for the gay community as well. You can go to any event or bar and walk right up to someone and start a conversation. Paradise Wine in downtown Buffalo is a great place for liquor and whiskey.
Though her own experience, growing up in a supportive family in Niagara Falls, was not a wrenching drama of rejection, Henchbarger certainly had her share of quieter internal battles and did not come out until she was forty years old. With years of high school teaching and college administrative work behind her, she has headed GLYS, founded in as Gay and Lesbian Youth of Buffalo, since Henchbarger is proud and loud, ever mindful of her mission as a voice for others who may not be able or empowered to speak out. Her mother, who was essentially raised by four uncles and a grandmother and maintained an admirable open-mindedness through a long life, was determined to name her first daughter after a beloved uncle. When I was born, we lived in Niagara Falls.