Groups for Everyone
Pride and Joy Families – Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!
Do you identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer or are you questioning your gender identity? If so, you should join our monthly discussion group. We provide a safe space to meet for mutual support,
friendship, and social activities. We promote the exploration of gender in a positive and affirming environment.
“The Pride Center is a Buffalo-based health promotion organization specializing in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) health and HIV prevention. Established in 2001, The Pride Center’s goal is to promote the lifelong health and well-being of LGBTQ people.”
– Directly from the Pride Center of WNY website