Pride and Joy Families




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Who we are

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project/ Pride and Joy works to support LGBTQIAP people and families to live happy, healthy and flourishing lives. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and our upcoming programs.

Did you know we offer free cultural competency trainings to healthcare, human services providers, schools, and administrative offices? Let us know if you would like to have one and we'll be there to help you quench your thirst for knowledge.

We offer trainings on topics ranging from LGBTQ 101, What is Privilege and Power?, LGBTQ Families and Family Formation, Form Changes to Create Affirming spaces for LGBTQ people, Welcoming environments and How to Create them in the Workplace. 

In addition, we offer a yearly health and human services provider training, adoption workshops, domestic violence workshops, and train the trainers workshops.

Contact us for more information about trainings, workshops,and events!

Upcoming Events

2019 Pride and Joy Family Fun Day
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9am-5:30 pm (Come the night before for P&J pool party on Friday, March 8, 7-8pm)

REGISTER BY: Feb. 18, 2019

Location: Binghamton DoubleTree Hotel, 225 Water Street, Binghamton, NY
Description: Empower. Learn. Grow. Spend the day in New York's Central/Southern Tier region learning and sharing with other LGBTQ families like (and unlike!) yours! 

Registration is still required by Feb. 18th
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Spend the day in New York's Central/Southern Tier region learning and sharing with other LGBTQ families like (and unlike!) yours!

Register here

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: A jam-packed day of learning, sharing and empowerment for diverse LGBTQ families. Resources, information, supportive conversations for adults. Camp Highlight programs for kids 7 and up. Fun, creative childcare provided by Miss Lynne for ages 3-6. Ample time and space provided for adults to meet and share.

Full-day event includes:

Continental breakfast
Lunch and afternoon snack
Childcare (ages 3-6)
Camp Highlight program (ages 7 and up)
Resource Fair
Workshops for adults on topics such as healing trauma in our children and families, self-care practices, raising gender creative kids and more
For details about the program, visit our website.

Free admission

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Registration deadline: Monday, Feb. 18.

Traveling from out of town? P&J room block reopened at DoubleTree Hotel for Fri., 3/8. $119 for 2 queen beds. Call 607-722-7575 by Feb. 19th.


​​Binghamton Rainbow Kids Support Group
Next dates: Saturdays, 1-3:00 pm, February 2, March 9 (at Family Fun Day, April 6

Location: Identity Youth Center, 206 State Street, Binghamton
Description: Binghamton Rainbow Kids is a new support group for families with LGBTQ+ children ages 12 and younger. The group will offer kids the chance to socialize with one another in the care of youth facilitators while their parents/caregivers meet and engage in their own supportive conversation. Karen Fuller, Credentialed Family Peer Advocate with more than 10 years of experience working with families of trans youth, oversees the group and will facilitate the parents' discussion. Binghamton Rainbow Kids is offered free of charge and is open to all families with a young LGBTQ child. Sponsors of the new group are Identity Youth Center (Binghamton), Pride and Joy Families (Binghamton), and the Q Center (Syracuse). The group launches on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 1-3 pm at Identity Youth Center, 206 State Street, Binghamton. Subsequent meetings will take place on these Saturdays from 1-3 pm: February 2nd, March 9th, and April 6th. Advance registration is required. For further information and to register your family, please contact Karen Fuller at (800) 475-2430 or


​Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ* in the Binghamton Jewish Community

NEW DATE: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:15-8 pm; light dinner meal 5:30
Location: Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY
Audience: Jewish community; open to all
Sponsors: Jewish Family Service, Pride & Joy Families, Temple Concord
Description: LGBTQ ally training. Light dinner meal provided. Free program. RSVP to Roz Antoun at 607-724-2332 or

The community is invited to attend. The purpose of the program is to make the Binghamton Jewish community a more welcoming place for LGBTQ* people and create allies. The program will cover gender identity, sexual orientation and what it means to be an ally; what the Talmud and other Jewish texts have to say about gender and sexual orientation; a panel of individuals offering first person accounts of life at the intersection of Jewish and LGBTQ identities; and a discussion of steps to take to make the Binghamton community more inclusive and affirming. *Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer

LGBTQ 101 (refresher for Affirm training attendees; open to all) Date: Thursday, March 28, 3:30-5:30 pm

Location: Binghamton University Downtown Center, 67 Washington St, Binghamton, NY 13902

Free training. Details TBA. 

AFFIRM Mental Health Provider Training
Date: Thursday, April 4-Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: Binghamton University Downtown Center, 67 Washington St, Binghamton, NY 13902
Description: Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ+) Populations is 16-hour training and certification opportunity for mental health providers hosted by Pride and Joy Families. Trainers are Ashley Austin, LCSW, PhD and Shelley Craig, LCSW, PhD. Registration required. $$ TBA. Contact for further information.



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