About The Empty Closet

The Empty Closet is the official publication of the Out Alliance (formerly Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Inc.) It has been published since 1971, making it New York State’s oldest LGBTQ+ publication and one of the oldest continuously-published LGBTQ+ publications in America.

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Empty Closet cover from January 1971 with illustration of 2 people holding hands

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AIDS Vigil

By: B.A. Whitmore On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 an AIDS Vigil took place in Highland Park’s AIDS Memorial Garden. The vigil was sponsored by the Victory

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