Womens Groups

Ambush Rochester creates a safe place for queer women to congregate once a month at a local venue that is traditionally straight. Queer identified women and allies are welcome! Keep an eye out in the Empty Closet for monthly gathering information or check out Ambush Rochester on Facebook for updates.

The Butch-Femme Connection meets twice a month on Saturday night, at local area restaurants for good food and fun. This is a great way for women to meet new friends! We are a butch-femme safe space, but you may join us if you are butch, femme or anything in between! All we ask is that you keep an open mind. Call or e-mail for meeting dates and times or check out our monthly listing in The Empty Closet newspaper.

Contact Kerry or Max. Also, check out our Facebook page under The Rochester Butch Femme Connection.

LORA Women’s Group

L.O.R.A is a fun interactive social group for lesbian, bisexual, transgender & questioning women and their allies who reside in and around the Rochester New York Area. All women from all races and walks of life are welcome!

Mission Statement: To provide a friendly space for lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning women to gather; to foster an environment that promotes women’s equality and enriches the lives of all women of all races and sexualities; and to help build an inclusive and diverse community that embraces all women from all walks of life.

LORA – Lesbians of Rochester & Allies

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.


Formerly Dining with Dykes.

Sophia’s Supper Club is a fun social group for queer identified women, their friends and allies who support the queer community and who reside in and around Rochester New York. Our widely diverse membership includes queer women from all walks of life who are seeking social interaction with other like minded individuals.

When you attend one of our social potluck gatherings you will be asked to bring one (1) perishable food item with you for donation to the Aids Rochester food bank!

Don’t eat alone!! Come join us!! Meet new people and have some fun!

Potlucks are at 25 Bernie Lane, Rochester NY 14512 every 1st and 3rd Friday at 6:30pm. This house is handicapped accessible.


Join the largest and longest running online group for lesbians in all of New York State! Since 1999, UpstateLesConnect has offered lesbians networking, friendship, support, socializing, activities, and more. Connect with other lesbians all across Upstate NY on this smut-free forum for sharing and making friends! ULC is a great way to connect with others in your own area or promote your local events. We have a weekly coffee night in Rochester and monthly brunch in Syracuse. Our members gather for hiking, movie nights, picnics, and more.

When you apply, please include a statement on why you’d like to join.

Are you looking for gay couples who want to venture out, have fun (hiking, biking, eating and socializing), forge new and lasting friendships or to just hang out? Then Silver Sneakers is the group for you!!! If interested, please email Karen at venoutgrp@frontier.com

Are you a lesbian who likes to fish? Come join our womyn’s only fishing, social group in the Finger Lakes! We go out to area lakes, rivers, piers and the Erie Canal every two weeks from April through October. Call or e-mail for location and time.