The dYke picnic is an annual, family oriented, community celebration of womyn, from all identities and walks of life! It is an event committed to maintaining, promoting, educating and supporting the local, national and international communities of womyn. The picnic was formed to offer womyn, their children, families, friends, and allies an opportunity to celebrate the lives, loves, and passions of womyn in all manifestations of queerness during the pride week celebrations. The event takes place once a year, at various parks in and around Rochester NY.
The mission of ImageOut [the Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film & Video Festival, Inc] is to inform, entertain, educate, and enrich the Greater Rochester and Western New York community through the exhibition of multi-racial and multi-cultural films and videos, and through various artistic and educational programs by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. International in scope, ImageOut fosters connections among people from all racial, religious, gender, sexual, ability, economic, class, age and ethnic groups, and serves as a major thread in the progressive art and cultural fabric of the region. ImageOut is dedicated to supporting the distribution and exhibition of LGBT multi-media art forms, and the compensation for and recognition of the creative work of these artists and arts professionals by deepening the appreciation of their work. Its chief program is ImageOut, The Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival which takes place annually in October.
* ImageOut is a proud sponsor of Rochester Pride and also proudly displays The Empty Closet newspaper in their office.
Roc Pride takes place in mid-July and includes the flag ceremony, parade, festival, picnic and Roc Pride Games. Rochester Pride is produced by the Gay Alliance.