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

Project Belonging: Keynote Lecture

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June 3 | 7:00 PM8:30 PM
| Free

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

| 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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Pride House Buffalo! Support LGBTQIA+ Adoption

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June 5 | 8:00 AMJune 30 | 5:00 PM
| Free

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
| Free

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
| Free

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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Jamestown Pride Fest

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June 12 | 9:30 AM9:00 PM

Jamestown Pride Fests starts at 9:30 a.m. with a Pride flag raising and Pulse Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony on Tracy Plaza with Mayor Eddie Sundquist. Tracy Plaza is located at 200 East Third Street. Jamestown Pride will be part of the Jamestown Public Market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pride-themed tents will feature activities such as a “Gender Bread Person” booth, Drag Time Story Hour, and a Pronoun Button tent. The Public Market is located on West Third Street between…

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6th Annual Gay Alliance Blood Drive

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June 16 | 12:00 PM6:00 PM

6th Annual Gay Alliance Blood Drive hosted by Blood is Blood In an attempt to bring the WNY LGBTQIA+ community more specifically the gay and bisexual male community that has been discriminated against for 30+ years to donate life-saving blood they were once not allowed to. In an effort to raise awareness against the FDA's current arbitrary MSM Blood Donation policies and save lives. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT BLOOD IS BLOOD AND SAVE LIVES! The Current…

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Pride Ride with Revolution Buffalo!

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June 27 | 11:30 AM12:30 PM
| $20.00

Coming off of Buffalo Pride Week 2021, we are super excited to partner with Revolution Buffalo for our first-ever Pride Ride!!! As emphatic as we are about community, leading with a “give first” mentality, the event will benefit The MOCHA Center Buffalo. Part of the Evergreen Health Supportive Services, MOCHA works to provide access and education to LGBTQ+ people of color. In May 2021, MOCHA Buffalo officially became part of the Evergreen Health Center for Supportive Services. Founded in 1996…

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