2019 Upcoming Events

Binghamton Rainbow Kids Support Group
Nest date: Saturday, 1-3:00 pm, 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, 5:30-8 pm
Location: Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY
Audience: Jewish community; open to all
Sponsors: Temple Concord, Jewish Family Service, Pride & Joy
Description: LGBTQ ally training. Light dinner meal provided.Reservations required by contacting Roz at 607-724-2332 or


2019 Pride and Joy Family Fun Day
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019

(Come the night before for P&J pool party on Friday, March 8)
Location: Binghamton Double Tree Hotel, Water Street, Binghamton, NY
Pride and Joy Family Fun Day

Empower. Learn. Grow.

Registration is still required by Feb. 18th
Register here:

Spend the day in New York's Central/Southern Tier region learning and sharing with other LGBTQ families like (and unlike!) yours!

Saturday, March 9, 2019
9 a.m.–5:35 p.m.
DoubleTree Inn (225 Water St., Binghamton, NY 13901)


LGBTQ 101 (refresher for Affirm training attendees; open to all) 

Date: Thursday, March 28, 3:30-5:30 pm 

Location: Binghamton University Downtown Center 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.