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Founded more than 400 years ago, Albany is filled with rich history and traditions, beautiful architecture influenced from around the world, spectacular events and entertainment venues, amazing restaurants, and people from all walks of life - including a vibrant and active gay and lesbian community concentrated in Albany's Lark Street/Center Square neighborhood.
Residents, business leaders, community partners, and public figures work together to support the gay and lesbian community, as evidenced by these statistics:
When the weather begins to warm, head to Washington Park to see hundreds of thousands of tulips blooming during our annual Albany Tulip Festival, complete with live music, artists, food, and fun! Show your pride at the Capital Region Pride Parade and Festival throughout the Washington Park/Lark Street area or Black & Latino Gay Pride on the Albany Riverfront in June, or climb aboard for the Big Gay Cruise on the Hudson River! Of course, there's lots of great events and attractions to see in Albany so explore our site to find the perfect activity for you.
When you're ready to call it a night, find comfort in our variety of accommodations including the beautifully appointed Morgan State House inn on the park, the historic 74 State hotel with its beautifully appointed rooms, or one of our many other hotels.
In 2011, Marriage equality for New York State was passed right here in Albany, making us the sixth and largest state in the nation at the time to pass such legislation.
Albany is the perfect place to say 'I do'. Our variety of elegant and unique properties and settings provide the perfect backdrop for your special occasion.
Thinking about relocating to Albany? You've picked the right city to call home, now find the services you need to make your move stress free. Visit our Relocation page for helpful information.