Pride Week is more than just a parade and festival, it’s about our entire Buffalo community coming together to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and identity. We all celebrate Pride in different ways, which is why you’ll find a wide range of events to support during Buffalo Pride Week. Take a look at the calendar below for information on each unique event.

We are promoting non-crowd-based programming that encourages and uplifts LGBTQ+ people in Western New York while keeping everyone safe. All affirming organizations, businesses and individuals can join us in celebrating 2021 Buffalo Pride Week by sharing their safe and lawful Pride activities. Any in-person events and activities shared on our event page or calendar must comply with current federal, state and local COVID-19 laws, regulations, and safety guidelines.

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June 2021

Home Sweet Pride

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June 1June 6
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Buffalo Pride Week wants YOU to deck your homes and businesses in the most colorful and jubilant Pride decorations you can find to remind our beautiful community that Pride week is here. In this “reverse parade” (instead of floats going by houses, we decorate the houses as we would floats!), we want to show everyone our support for the LGBTQ+ community during Buffalo Pride Week. The “Home Sweet Pride” event encourages our community to decorate homes, businesses, apartments and even…

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Speaking with Pride

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June 1June 6
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Shout it out! We want LGBTQ+ voices to be heard during Buffalo Pride Week. Take to social media to tell us what Pride means to you in a post, tagging @buffaloprideweek and using the hashtag #buffaloprideweek. What you contribute can be as unique as you are, a relevant song, meme, quote—whatever uplifts you as a member or ally of the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout Buffalo Pride Week, we will be sharing your posts, so keep them coming. We know that Pride…

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Pride Flag Raising

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June 2 | 12:00 PM12:30 PM

Stonewall Democrats of WNY and the City of Buffalo host the annual Pride Flag Raising in Niagara Square, in downtown Buffalo, NY. WNY elected officials, activists and community members will be on hand to raise the flag. Masks required for in-person attendees. Event will be live streamed on SDWNY’s Facebook page.

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Project Belonging: Keynote Lecture

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June 3 | 7:00 PM8:30 PM
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Led by trans and genderqueer Rabbi Becky Silverstein, this event, titled “Learning from Rabbi Akiva: Torah as Transformation”, will diversify the voices teaching in the Buffalo Jewish Community, give voice to trans and queer narratives, and teach interesting and relevant Torah.

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Unicorns in the Forest, Not Everything is Magical: Issues of LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care

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June 4 | 12:30 PM1:30 PM

The New York State Committee on Women in the Courts 8th Judicial District Gender and Racial Fairness Committee, the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts, and the Erie County SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression) Committee Present: Unicorns in the Forest, Not Everything is Magical: Issues of LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care - A Virtual Lunch and Learn Panel Program. LGBTQ+ youth in the foster care system face many challenges. Our panel has a…

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Gay Liberation NOW! poster exhibit @El Museo — Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project

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June 4 | 6:00 PM9:00 PM
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One event on June 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM

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http://www.elmuseobuffalo.org/exhibitions/gay-liberation-now/ The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project's multimedia exhibit tells the story of the founding of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier (in which Madeline Davis played a leading role) and the coalitional organizing that shaped Buffalo as an important center of early gay and lesbian liberation movement struggles! It's beautiful and educational and inspiring and it will be open to the public Friday June 4 (6-9pm), Saturday June 5 (11am-6pm), and by appointment Wednesday June 9-Friday June 11.  Check…

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Pride House Buffalo! Support LGBTQIA+ Adoption

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June 5 | 8:00 AMJune 30 | 5:00 PM
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Pride House supports Adoption STAR because Adoption STAR supports the LGBTQIA+ community! Adoption is one of the primary ways the Queer community becomes a family. When you visit Pride House Buffalo, consider making a donation to Adoption STAR and helping to further access to adoption for members of the Queer community. Adoption STAR is a local WNY agency dedicated to supporting ALL families as they grow through adoption. They have earned the 2020 Human Rights Campaign's "All Children, All Families"…

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Gay Liberation NOW! poster exhibit @El Museo — Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project

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June 5 | 11:00 AM6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM

| Free

http://www.elmuseobuffalo.org/exhibitions/gay-liberation-now/ The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project's multimedia exhibit tells the story of the founding of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier (in which Madeline Davis played a leading role) and the coalitional organizing that shaped Buffalo as an important center of early gay and lesbian liberation movement struggles! It's beautiful and educational and inspiring and it will be open to the public Friday June 4 (6-9pm), Saturday June 5 (11am-6pm), and by appointment Wednesday June 9-Friday June 11.  Check…

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Project Belonging: NCJ

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June 7 | 7:30 PM8:30 PM
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Led by trans and genderqueer Rabbi Becky Silverstein, this event, titled “Ritual Innovation in the lives of Queer Jews”, will engage Young Adults in Torah that is interesting and relevant to the world.

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Project Belonging: A Taste of SVARA Learning

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June 8 | 6:00 PM8:30 PM
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Led by trans and genderqueer Rabbi Becky Silverstein, this event, titled “This Is Yours: A SVARA-method Talmud Exploration”, will introduce a new way of learning to the community.

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