Activism

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AALUSC is a grassroots community based group run by and for Women of Color (WOC) whom identify under the rainbow of LGBTQI – NGC+.
AALUSC, formerly known as African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change was founded in 1974 as Salsa Soul Sisters, Third World Wimmin Inc.  Known as one of, if not the first lesbian organization created by and for women of color, the group was born out the need for an inclusive space for lesbian women of color to discuss the problems and concerns they face due to their sex and color.   We hold groups, forums, workshops and discussions within the community, provide social activities and events, social justice and activism and overall creating a safe space to gather and fellowship
AALUSC is committed to the spiritual, cultural, educational, economic and social empowerment of African Ancestral Womyn. We are dedicated to making our voices heard in advocacy of womyn’s rights.
 

We do not have a permanent address.  Monthly Meetings are held at GMAD located at 540 Atlantic Avenue, Lower Level, Brooklyn, NY 11217 and all other activities and events are held in various places throughout the five boroughs.

(475) 422-5872
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GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for ALL students.

http://www.glsen.org/
212-727-0135
Livingston County Rainbow Alliance
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The Livingston County Rainbow Alliance is a collaborative effort between educators, community members of all ages, and county agencies to create safe, respectful and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ students, families and communities. The Alliance meets monthly in Geneseo, facilitates SafeZone trainings and other educational programs, youth movie nights and special events.

The Alliance is co-facilitated by representatives from the Livingston County Sexual Health Coalition, Chances & Changes, Inc. and RESTORE Sexual Assault Services.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingstonCountyAlliance/

 

RESTORE Sexual Assault Services

Located in Rochester, NY, Metro Justice, Inc. and Metro Justice Education Fund are multi-issue, progressive grassroots organizations working for a peaceful, fair and just future.

Through our educational, organizing and lobbying efforts, Metro Justice enables people to join together to speak with a more powerful and effective voice. Learn more about our campaigns and task forces. Subscribe to our Action Alert email list and a free trial subscription of our newsletter. Visit our on-line calendar of events.

Metro Justice has been synonymous with peace and social justice activism since 1964.

* We proudly display The Empty Closet Newspaper.

http://www.metrojustice.org/
585-397-3540
585-325-2561

We are a national organization of Old Lesbians in our 60th year working to make life better for Old Lesbians and to confront ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools.

During biennial National Gatherings hundreds of us come together to share experiences and ideas and recharge our energies for the tasks at hand.

Our national organization is directed by a Steering Committee that works with local Chapters who operate in their own communities.

We love sharing our wisdom, experience strengths and laughs with our communities as well as among ourselves.

http://www.oloc.org/
888-706-7506

The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice.

We see full equality for LGBT Workers in their workplaces and unions.

We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity.

We aim to educate the LBGT Community about the benefits of union membership for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community.

We intend to do this in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” We oppose all forms of discrimination on the job and in our unions based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion o political views.

Pride at Work (PAW) Rochester-Finger Lakes Chapter is the increasingly visible voice of GLBT organized labor in the Genesee Valley region and has initiated significant outreach to the local labor community, with positive results.

Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Out Resource Center. Call for information on becoming a member or a schedule of upcoming activities.

http://prideatwork.org/
585-426-0862
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The LGBT Giving Circle was formed in 2011 at Rochester Area Community Foundation by a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and allies to make a difference in the Greater Rochester region by helping to support LGBT and LGBT-inclusive organizations. The giving circle pools members’ contributions, allocating half for endowment, half for annual grants, and deciding, collectively, how the annual grant funds are to be distributed.

http://www.racf.org/lgbt
585-271-4100
585-271-4292
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Safe Schools Coalition, located in Washington State, is a public-private partnership, in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, queer and questioning youth, working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

206-451-SAFE (7233)