BUFFALO, NEW YORK The tenth annual Buffalo Brunch benefiting the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation will take place at 12:00 noon on Sunday, April 2, 2006 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The event raisees funds for The Empire State Pride Agenda which focuses on lobbying New York State governments regarding glbt issues.
The group will honor The Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts (CEPA) and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo for their community contributions..
Cepa Gallery, founded in 1974 by regional artists, the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA) is a not-for-profit arts center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary photo-related art. The organization has maintained a long and proud history of supporting the GLBT community, providing numerous opportunities for artists to create and exhibit new work in a highly accessible urban site. More than 90 GLBT artists have exhibited at CEPA. In 2004, CEPA mounted Deviant Bodies, the first major exhibition in Western New York to explore the margins of contemporary gay male culture and to celebrate alternative queer voices.
Unitarian Universalist Church Of Buffalo values diversity and inclusively. Unitarian Universalist affirm the inherent dignity and worth of all persons and this affirmation clearly extends to those whose sexual orientation is gay, lesbian or bisexual. Unitarian Universalism is one of the few denominations in North America that will ordain gay and lesbian clergy. In the early 70's, the Church passed a resolution supporting equality for Gays and Lesbian.
The Pride Agenda's Executive Director, Alan Van Capelle, will speak following the presentation of the community service awards.
Event Co-Chairs are Jeff Platt and Jim Rolls. Tickets are $50; sponsorships are also available and will provide further support for the Pride Agenda's work in Buffalo and across the state. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at www.prideagenda.org.