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CNY Pride, Inc

PO Box 6608

Syracuse, NY 13217

(315) 210-8690

Our Mission

The mission of CNY Pride is to serve the Central New York lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and their allies.

Our board of directors

President: Michael Leonelli

Vice President: Open

Secretary: Rachel Fabi

Treasurer: Greg Lewis


Board: Ashley Rewakowski, Charles Haislah, David Simmons, Donna Setrella, Dylan Thompson, Jessica Posner, Jimmy Monto, Julie LaFave, Koy Adams, Philip James, Robin Latham, Talia Shenandoah

About us

CNY Pride, Inc. is an all-volunteer, tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation which organizes events in the Syracuse, New York area to encourage, empower, and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community and their friends, families, and supporters. Incorporated in New York State in 1996, we qualify as a 501(c) 3 corporation under the codes of the Internal Revenue Service. We welcome the participation of all, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender expression or identity, HIV status, physical or developmental ability, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

our future

CNY Pride is actively working to diversify our board of directors and the festival. We would like to bring the parade to a more visible and central location. Eventually, we would like to open a center to better serve the needs of the LGBTQ community in Central New York.