Pride Center of the Capital Region

Albany, New York

Contact Information

General Email:
Public Contact: Michael Weidrich, MBA, Executive Director
Executive Director: Michael Weidrich, MBA, Executive Director
Board Leader: Patricia Wood, Board President
Board Leader: L. Jeffrey Baltes, Vice President

Important Phone Numbers

Main: 518-462-6138
Fax: 518-462-2101
  • Main Address

    332 Hudson Avenue
    Albany, NY 12210  (Map)

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm by appt
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm by appt
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm by appt
Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm by appt
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm by appt
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Additional Information

Year Founded: 1970
Annual Budget: $800,000

Services and Programs

LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)

Community Outreach/Education; Drop-In Center; Health & Wellness Education; Leadership Development & Life Skills; Meals; Mental Health; Recreational & Social Activities; Support; Vocational; for additional information about you Center Youth Program (for LGBTQA and allied youth ages 24 and under), please visit our website at

LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)

Discussion Groups; Education; Health and Wellness; Intergenerational Programs; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs; For additional information about our Vintage Pride Program, please visit our website at

Arts/Culture Programs

Art Gallery/Display Space; Book Clubs; Choral or Instrumental Groups; Community Meeting Space; Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations.

Legal Services

LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals.

Information/Education Services

Business and Professional Networks; Computer/Internet/Email Access; Directory of Local Job Openings; In-House Library; Newspapers/Publications; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses; Speakers Bureaus.

Policy/Civic Engagement Activities

Organizing Group Visits with Lawmakers; Voter Registration.

Training/Community Outreach Programs

Training and education is an essential component in creating safer services and community spaces for LGBTQ people in the Capital Region. For over 20 years, the Pride Center of the Capital Region has delivered comprehensive trainings and presentations for K-12 schools, colleges, businesses, organizations, and governmental agencies in our 10-county service area. In 2013 alone, we reached over 2,500 audience participants. Our nationally-known trainers are experts in providing education and professional development trainings for entities seeking to improve their services for LGBTQ individuals and community. For more information about our Training and Education Program, please visit .

Physical Health Programs

Discussion or Support Groups; Health Promotion and Education; LGBT Friendly Referrals; STD/HIV Counseling; STD/HIV Outreach and Education; STD/HIV Prevention; STD/HIV Testing; STD/HIV Treatment; We offer FREE Rapid HIV Testing by appointment throughout the week. We also have Drop-In HIV Testing on Fridays from 10am-8:30pm. .

Mental Health Programs

Peer Led Services and Groups; Referral Services; Twelve Step Programs.

Anti-Violence Programs


Other Programs

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