Gay pride

Thomas O'Neil-White

October 11 marks the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day for members of the LGBTQ+ community. For the first time on the campus of D’Youville College on Buffalo’s West Side, faculty and students celebrated with an unveiling of a mural by the steps of its College Center building. The event dubbed "From the Closet to the Sidewalk" encourages inddividuals to come out of the closet in a environment which is safe and friendly.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Hockey can be a rough-and-tumble game and culture. Here in Western New York, though, it's proving to be a frontier for gay pride and acceptance. Alex Valvo, an on-ice official whose work includes NCAA Division I games, recently spoke with WBFO about his decision to reveal himself as a gay person.

Cuomo announces LGBT memorial commission

Jun 26, 2016
Gov. Cuomo press office

On Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order establishing a new ten member LGBT Memorial Commission.

Pride Week events focus on celebration, advocacy

May 31, 2016
Pride Center of WNY

It's an annual smorgasbord of events that  showcases the region's LGBT community, mixing celebration, advocacy  and community engagement. WNY Pride Week began Tuesday, a rite of spring that is expected to attract more than 30,000 people from all walks of life.