LGBTQ+ Business Directory

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For more than four decades, Action for a Better Community (ABC) has been a leader in encouraging, supporting, and developing self-sufficiency among low-income families in Monroe County. Our efforts have been extended to include Ontario County as well.

As a “community action agency,” ABC’s programs touch upon the health, education, safety, employment, and housing of our region’s families, individuals, teens, and toddlers. Since its beginning, ABC has aided thousands of individuals and families to move from public assistance and/or the ranks of the working poor to a gainfully employed, tax-paying status.

In the coming years, it is envisioned that ABC’s programs will play an even more critical role in the community’s response to poverty and welfare reform. Accordingly, ABC’s three divisions, Head Start, Employment & Economic Development, and Community Services, are focused on fortifying our historical commitment to customer-directed quality service.

Action for a Better Community proudly displays The Empty Closet Newspaper.

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Business Phone Number:
(585) 325-5116
Business Fax:
(585) 325-9108
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Provides HIV prevention education and case management services. Training and technical assistance to service providers. Resource library open to public. All services free and confidential. Multicultural and bilingual staff. Jearald Noble, program manager, 33 Chestnut St. Hours 8:30-5pm, Monday-Friday. Free anonymous HIV testing on walk-in basis. Tuesdays, Wednesdays 1-4pm, provided through NYSDOH, Thursdays 1-4pm at Aenon Baptist Church, 175 Genesee St.

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Business Phone Number:
585-262-4330
Business Fax:
585-262-4572
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Adoption S.T.A.R. is a non-profit, New York State authorized adoption agency specializing in identifying homes for infants who are at risk for entering the foster care system. Offers the experience of adoption, a full training curriculum, advocacy assistance and comprehensive resources on adoption. These services allow prospective adoptive parents and birth parents to explore all the adoption options and to receive the appropriate information and education necessary to access those options. Very accepting of all types of families. Sliding fee scale.

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Business Phone Number:
716-639-3900
Business Fax:
716-639-3700
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The Advocacy Center (formerly the Task Force For Battered Women/ Child Sexual Abuse Project) has provided support, advocacy and education for survivors of domestic violence since 1977, survivors of child sexual abuse since 1982 and survivors of adult sexual assault since 2003.

The goal of the Advocacy Center is to help reduce the trauma that results from domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. We provide services for:

Children and teens who have been sexually abused, sexually harassed or raped
Adults who have been sexually assaulted, raped or harassed
Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
Adults who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused or stalked by an intimate partner
Teenagers who have experienced dating violence or have been stalked
Family and friends of a youth or adult who has experienced sexual abuse, sexual harassment or rape
Family and friends of adults and teenagers who have experienced domestic violence
Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult survivor of sexual abuse or assault
Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult who has experienced domestic violence

Our services include:

Crisis intervention
Emotional support
Shelter at our safe house
Support groups and empowerment classes
Going with you to services such as hospital, police, court proceedings or social services
Legal advocacy
Help with orders of protection
Safety planning
Therapy services and referral
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at Cayuga Medical Center
Assistance applying for NYS Crime Victims Board compensation
Information and referral
Prevention education and lending library

All services are free. Hotline: 607-277-5000

Business Phone Number:
607-277-3202 (office) 607-277-5000 (hotline)
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Servicing all makes and models of Windows or Linux based personal computers for the gay, bisexual, lesbian,

transgender, and heterosexual communities. We are a non judgmental computer repair center located in Rochester with technicians in, Utica and Binghamton New York and we’re here to help!

Don’t take your personal computer to the local repair shop! Sensitive information stored on it could make it very embarrassing. Let us be your one stop shop for those repairs. We have a highly experienced staff ready and willing to get your computer fixed fast! Completely down, upgrades whatever’s wrong we will make the repair and return it back to you running like a top. We collect a minimum amount of information from you to complete the entire process. Your privacy is priority one!

Low rates, discreet and professional.

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Business Phone Number:
585-766-4202
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Dr. Alhman is a transgender friendly and knowledgeable interist at Artemis Health.

Visit our website for comprehensive listing of trans-friendly practictioners.

(3 women MD’s in practice)

associated with Highland Hospital

accepting new patients

Business Phone Number:
585-244-7330
Business Fax:
585-244-6958
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585-359-8695
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Specializing in internal medicine and Rheumatology. Lifetime Healthcare Folsom Health Center

Transgender friendly.

Business Phone Number:
585-256-2030
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aja noodle co. offers a new twist on the classic “noodle house” theme. We invite you to enjoy our traditional Asian noodles that we combine with abundant fresh vegetables, flavorful spices and a variety of proteins like pork, chicken or tofu. aja noodle co. also features the finest appetizers, soups and rice dishes from the cuisine’s of Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. All our meals are individually prepared and professionally served within minutes of ordering. The portions will lend themselves to sharing and take home as well.

aja noodle co. offers a total dining experience. The dining room design is Feng Sui inspired. It looks contemporary, urban and chic – but mostly it is fun. aja noodle co. sits in the heart of the Brighton 12 corners district with plenty of parking and easy access for take-out. aja offers customers tremendous value. Choose from a wide variety of entrees priced below $8.00. A full bar with special beers and wines from Asia compliment every meal. Not only are the prices reasonable, but also they are generous – the aja customer will leave the restaurant with a full stomach, a doggie bag, and change for a movie.

aja noodle co. is a fun place to dine and it is a fun place to work. We value our staff and insist that all employees be treated with same dignity and respect with which we treat our guests. Our company core values elaborate on this ideal. If you want full or part time work, a career or some extra spending money, aja provides you a great opportunity for hard work, learning, making friends and participating in an exciting new company.

Business Website Address:
Business Phone Number:
(585) 244-1052

The Out Alliance Resource Directory was created and is maintained by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally (LGBTQ+) community for the LGBTQ+ community. It is a list of local, statewide and national resources for people in the Rochester community. The Out Alliance does not have the ability to research every listing regarding their knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues and their sensitivity to LGBTQ+ people. We cannot be held legally responsible for your encounters with listed people and organizations, but we would like to be responsible in our choice of listings. Therefore, we need your help to ensure that listings are up to date, accurate and appropriate. Please give us feedback on your experiences, and suggestions for additions or deletions by e-mailing GARD@outalliance.org or calling 585-244-8640.

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