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2017 Pride Center Gala

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Phone: (518) 462-6138

2017 Pride Center Gala

October 20, 2017

Albany Capital Center
55 Lodge Street

This special night benefits the Pride Center of the Capital Region and celebrates the important contributions of this year's honorees who work hard to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. 

Every year, the Gala raises funds for the Pride Center's fundamental programs and services, including the youth and senior programs. We will also be awarding THREE scholarships this year, making the night even more special.

Our 2017 Honored Awardees:

  • Special Recognition: Ed Davis & Corey Polesel
  • Business of the Year Award: Hannaford
  • Paul Postiglione Youth Service Award: Sean McLaughlin
  • Harvey Milk Award: Michele McClave
  • Past President's Award: Patricia Wood
  • Marsha P. Johnson Award: Peppermint ("Runner Up" Star from RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 9)
  • Nancy Burton Straight but not Narrow Award: Benita Zahn
  • Community Service Award: Greg Anderson


  • 6:00PM: VIP Reception for Awardees, Honorary Committee, and Sponsors
  • 6:30PM: Doors Open - All attendees are welcome in the Governor's Ballroom
  • 7:00PM: Awards Ceremony, Scholarship Awards, and Dinner
  • 9:00PM: Dancing and Cocktails with DJ Larceny
  • 10:00PM: Official After-Party at Waterworks Pub with special performance by Peppermint

Please contact the Pride Center at 518-462-6138 with questions.

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