Groups for Everyone

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Guys’ Night Out
Guys’ Night Out is a local trans* group that meets at 1pm on the second Saturday of the month at Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. Transmen and those identifying with trans-masculine experience (including questioning individuals) are welcome.  Please know this is a welcoming space with no set expectations on what it means to identify as a “transman” each of us has such a diverse background and life experiences!! There is no commitment to attend each month.  There will sometimes be a few people or a tableful of amazing people who attend.  Conversations range from topics regarding family life, personal experiences with regard to medically/socially transitioning and how life is going in general. 

In addition to the set meeting at EG the group takes part in things like going to the movies, laser tag, pool and bowling.  This happens almost monthly with the ideas of where to go coming from the group.  The activities out are a mix of events just for the guys and some that are open for friends/family/partners to come and join in!!

***PS is you have some social anxiety, know you would be sitting at a table with people who can relate…you can come and share your life story or sit quietly taking in those around you 🙂

If you would like to know more contact Adrian at abartholomeo@gmail.com.

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585-244-8640 ext. 14
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So, you thought you were the only one? The only gay or lesbian interested in cars, huh?

You are not alone!

Lambda Car Club International has almost 2000 members in 27 Local Chapters from coast-to-coast who share the same passion for things automotive that you do!

Lambda Car Club International was founded in 1981 as the Gay Old Car Owners Society, based in New York, NY. Since then, Lambda has kept expanding, and having MORE FUN, thanks to people JUST LIKE YOU!

Lambda is THE club to join if you are thinking about getting involved in the old car hobby, but aren’t sure what car to get. Or if you are a gay or lesbian person who has an old car that you just can’t imagine living without! What we all share is the love of and fascination with all things automotive, and a great sense of fun!

One of our most popular events is the annual winery tour in the Finger Lakes area. The Rochester Pride Parade and Picnic are two more great events and, of course, our most visible. Other events include drive-in movie nights, indoor and outdoor go-karts, cookouts and parties, car museum tours, and various cruise nights and car shows throughout the summer. Come join us OUT on the road! You may access our online calendar of events at http://lccifingerlakes.blogspot.com/ or by accessing our main site listed above.

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585-288-3313
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The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project/ Pride and Joy works to support LGBTQIAP people and families to live happy, healthy and flourishing lives. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and our upcoming programs.

Did you know we offer free cultural competency trainings to healthcare, human services providers, schools, and administrative offices? Let us know if you would like to have one and we’ll be there to help you quench your thirst for knowledge.

We offer trainings on topics ranging from LGBTQ 101, What is Privilege and Power?, LGBTQ Families and Family Formation, Form Changes to Create Affirming spaces for LGBTQ people, Welcoming environments and How to Create them in the Workplace.

In addition, we offer a yearly health and human services provider training, adoption workshops, domestic violence workshops, and train the trainers workshops.

Contact us for more information about trainings, workshops,and events!

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607-777-3717 (Monday-Friday)
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The Gay Alliance and Rochester PFLAG are partnering to connect with parents of LGBT youths in a different sort of way – we’re building an old fashioned booster club!

We figured, if it’s good enough for the hockey teem then it’s good enough for us! Parents are invited to meet together twice a month to socialize and dream up ways to support the programming your teens have come to love. Bake sale – you betchya! Buy snacks for the Center – the kids will love you! Solicit door prizes for the Big Gay Prom – righto! Hold a car wash to support Youth Pride programming – couldn’t think of a better way to spend a hot summer day! There are many great ways to help us help your teens! Oh and did I mention socialize? This will be a great way to meet other parents who are just are eager to support their LGBT teens as you are.

The PFLAG – Gay Alliance Parents Booster Club will meet twice a month on Thursday from 6:30-7:30.

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585-244-8640 ext. 19
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Pride and Joy Families – Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project

Our Mission

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project is dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people in upstate NY achieve their goals of building and sustaining healthy families. We do this by providing support, advocacy, information, and access to community as well as sensitive health care and services.

Our Vision

The Project envisions itself as a leader in bringing about a State of New York in which LGBTQ families are valued and feel safe enough to be visible in our communities — where we are physically and emotionally healthy and legally secure, where we live without fear, stigma or isolation.

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585-244-8640 ext. 40
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607-724-8290
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History & Operation

RARA was founded in 1995 by a group of active amateur radio operators from several regions of the United States. Today, the club is international in scope with over 155 members around the world. RARA is governed by a six-member board of directors who are elected by the membership for one-year terms. The business and administration of the organization are conducted in accordance with established principles of democracy.

Purpose

RARA was founded to meet the needs of the GLBT community. Our purpose, as defined in the RARA Constitution is as follows:

* To promote the Amateur Radio Service

* To foster friendship and goodwill

* To offer benefits, support and a sense of community to all individuals who are supportive of sexual minorities and their lifestyles, and who share a common interest in Amateur Radio.

* College scholarship money available for high school student who is a ham radio operator or enrolled in a class to obtain his/her/hir license.

Local contact: Bob (585-442-7185)

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585-442-7185
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The Gay Alliance Senior Programming/Rainbow SAGE is open to seniors ages 50+. Monthly programming includes: board games, arts and crafts, movies, Wii games, internet access, yoga, outings and more. Call for the schedule of events.

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585-244-8640
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Rochester CD Network is here to help people come to terms with their cross-dressing and let them know that there are other people out there who feel as they do, with the same drives and feelings. They will learn that they are not alone. The club tries to help all cross-dressers build and maintain a positive self-image of their whole being. This is NOT a dating service, a marketplace for sexual liaisons, or a therapy group. It is a group of friends who want to express and develop their “other self.” Spouses and significant others are always welcome.

We usually meet on the first Saturday of the month, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm in a safe location where we can dress and gather comfortably in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Please call or e-mail for more information and leave specific instructions on how and when we can contact you.

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585-251-2132
Rochester Historical Bowling Society (RHBS)
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The RHBS bowling league bowls at Radio Social (20 Carlson Rd. Rochester, NY) on Monday nights at 7 PM from September to April. We are an IGBO affiliated league. This is a mostly gay and lesbian league, but we are transgender and straight welcoming!

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Come Play With Us!

Rochester Kink Society is a member-run BDSM organization in Rochester, New York dedicated to openness, tolerance, safety, and education. We are a pansexual organization and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, or fetish. RKS has people of all genders, gender identities, and gender expressions, cis-gender and transgender folks alike  who are single, coupled, and polyamorous. We are Masters, slaves, Dommes, submissives, switches, Tops, bottoms, Leather folk, fetishists, Goths, and others. Members and guests are expected to attend RKS functions with an open mind and mutual respect, as well as learn and practice scene etiquette.

Want to meet us in a casual environment?  We invite anyone interested in BDSM and/or RKS to come meet us at one of our munches or socials.  Anyone ages 18+ is welcome to come visit us on the first Thursday evening of every month from 7p-9p at Bathtub Billy’s on W. Ridge Rd (in the back room) or on the third Sunday of every month (except August) from 2:30p – 4:30p at Jay’s Diner on W. Henrietta Rd in the private side room.  You can find information about us, including our upcoming educational events on our website at www.rochesterkinksociety.com

* RKS has been SafeZone Trained by the Gay Alliance.

** RKS is a proud sponsor of Ride For Pride, the Gay Alliance bike ride fundraiser 2014, 2015, and 2016!

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585-234-5295