People of Color
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.
In 1996, the Men of Color Health Awareness Project emerged as an organization that specifically addressed HIV/AIDS health concerns that were affecting Black and Latino gay men. We have grown into the MOCHA Center that now provides prevention programs, support services for People Living with HIV/AIDS, advocacy, capacity building, and much more. Our reach has also expanded to people of color, youth, women, and transgender communities. All of our services are conducted in a culturally sensitive manner, which is both confidential and non-judgmental.
* We proudly display The Empty Closet Newspaper.
Project YEAH (Youth Empowerment Around HIV), seeks to identify and engage HIV seropositive and high risk HIV seronegative young MCSM between the ages of 13-24 in the Rochester community.
Project YEAH Offers:
HIV Prevention & Education
Referrals for STD Related Medical Services
One on One Counseling and Referrals
Group Level Education
Free confidential HIV Testing
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.
Unity Fellowship Church of Rochester is a part of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement. We are a whosoever church. We welcome all to our church regardless of race, creed, color, sex, gender, socio-economic background, or sexual orientation. We preach a very simple theology and that is that God is Love and Love Is For Everyone (LIFE). Our mission is to proclaim the “Sacredness of ALL Life”, thus focusing on empowering those who have been oppressed and made to feel shame. We work to bring about social change and improve the life chances for those who have been rejected by society’s institutions and systems. Our work is inclusive and has significance for all people.
Sunday Worship Service at 1:30 pm at Lutheran Church of Peace.