LGBTQI Advocacy Day 2018
May 8th, Albany, NY

Let's go to Albany!

LGBTQI Advocacy Day is your chance to work together with over 40 organizations and with individuals from across the state to educate our state legislators about the issues that impact Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex New Yorkers and our families. You can register here.

What We Are Fighting For

Call it the Gay Agenda, the Queer Agenda, the LGBTQI Agenda, or just good sense. This is the Legislative Platform we're educating our legislators about. It represents a wide range of solutions to challenges the LGBTQI New Yorkers, and it is the result of work by a large and diverse coalition. Download here.

What to Expect

We're so excited to meet you in Albany! Advocacy Day is an exciting time to meet LGBTQI activists and professionals from around the state. The main activity of the day is speaking with your legislators about a variety of important bills that protect LGBTQI New Yorkers. 

Registration begins at 9:00, with opening remarks at about 9:45.

When you arrive you will receive a packet with information about which legislators you will be meeting with, when, and where. Your packet will include information about the bills we are advocating for as well as material to leave behind after your visit.

There will be an orientation first thing in the morning and we will be visited by legislators and other speakers throughout the day.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served (please pre-register so we have the right amount of food)

Stay tuned for a more detailed schedule.

Location

Our “home base” where we will meet and where food will be served is Renaissance Albany hotel, which is just a two-block walk from the state capital.

Renaissance Albany
144 State St
Albany, NY 12207

This is just two blocks from the buildings where you will meet with legislators.

Transportation

Individual groups are organizing busses and vans from various parts of the state. We will list any opportunities to join a bus or van here. If you are organizing transportation or have extra room in your car, please let us know and we can add it to the list and form.

Megabus and other bus services from around the state are usually an inexpensive and way to get to Albany.

Amtrak trains to Albany-Rensselaer station is also an easy option. Ordering your tickets as far ahead as possible usually saves money.

Join a bus to Albany!

Use this form to submit your inquiry and we will forward it to the appropriate organizer. Space is limited:

Bus from Buffalo sponsored by Stonewall Democrats of Western New York

Bus from the Bronx, organized by Destination Tomorrow

Carpool with vans from Long Island, organized by LITAC/GENY

Bus from New York City sponsored by Seth M. Rosen and Jacob K. Goertz

Bus from Rochester, organized by local community groups

Bus from White Plains, organized by The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center

Organizing a bus, van, caravan that might have room? Let us know.

Housing

If you plan to come in on Monday, we have a room block at

TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center
22 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12209
518-860-1500

Use code LGBR

Our room block has limited availability for the following:
Studio Suites for $109
One Bedroom Queen for $115

Click Here to make a reservation 

Please note that this is a different hotel from where our programming is going on, but it is close.

We are New Yorkers for Equality & Justice for all LGBTQI people.