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Pride and Joy Families


Family Fun Day: March 24, 2018 Oneonta, NY

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...

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Oneonta, 5206 State Highway 23, Oneonta, NY 13820
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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 6 and up.
Fun, creative childcare provided by Miss Lynne for ages 3-5.
Ample time and space provided for adults to meet and share.
Full-day event registration includes:
Continental breakfast
Afternoon snack
Childcare (ages 3-5)
Camp Highlight program (ages 6 and up)
Resource Fair
Workshops for adults on topics including self-care practices, raising T/GNC/Gender creative kids, re-framing parenting, aging as an LGBTQ person, coming out later in life, self-advocacy, talking to children about sex .


Children 0-4 (free)
Children 5-12 ($10/person)
Adults, age 13+ ($25/person)
Registration deadline: Friday, March 2.

Funds are available for financial assistance for those unable to pay the full price of the event. If you are seeking assistance, please contact Renae Barber, Program Assistant, at or 607-777-3717.

Registration is Open ! Click HERE.


For those who may be traveling from a distance, a block of rooms has been has been reserved for Friday night at Holiday Inn Oneonta, 5206 State Highway 23 Oneonta, NY 13820 ($89/night+ tax rate available until Thursday, Feb. 22). For reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 607.433.2250. Mention "Pride and Joy Families" when you call and receive the hotel room rate of $89/night. Please note: Accommodations are not included in the event registration fee.

Contact us for any questions regarding Family Fun day .


8:30- 9:15 am: Registration/ Resource Fair opens/All day children's programs begin

Breakfast served

9:15-10:00 am: Welcome/Opening Remarks

10:05–11:00 am: Reframing Parenting Workshop by Susan Rausch, AFFCNY

Morning snacks and coffee

11:00-11:40 am: Coming Out Later in Life

12:05-12:55 pm: Lunch

1:05-2:00 pm:
A- Aging as an LGBT Person with Kim Dill/Hannah Radcliffe-Hoy, SAGE Upstate
B- Talking to our Children about Sex with Stephanie Espada

2:05-3:00 pm: Raising Gender Creative Children, with Justine Woolner-Wise

Afternoon snacks and coffee

3:05-3:45 pm: Basics of Self-Advocacy: How to advocate for yourself and your family in school, at the doctor's office by Elayne Mosher Campoli

3:55- 4:55 pm: Closing Workshop- Self-Care Practices with Dr. Tracy Lord

4:45 pm- 5:00: Closing – departure

Resource tables: AGAPE, Gender Wellness Center, SAGE Upstate, Cortland LGBTQ Center, Otsego Pride Alliance

It is on! As per usual, we are preparing a fun and useful line of events and workshops for LGBTQIAP families. This year we are teaming with Otsego Pride Alliance and having our fun day in Oneonta.

pride and joy familie sposter for the 2018 oneonta family fun day

Please save the date for this upcoming training:

2018 Provider Training: Transgender/ Gender Non- Conforming Experience Across the Lifespan

Thursday, May 10-Friday, May 11, 2018                   

Binghamton University, Vestal, NY

Keynote Address by Cecilia Gentili, GMHC

Registration Fee TBA

Continuing Education Units will be offered

Contact us to be notified and for further information at: / 607-777-3717

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Last Updated: 2/14/18