Youth and Young Adult Resources & Programs

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We envision a future where all members of the greater Rochester LGBTQ+ communities, at all stages of their lives, are free to be fully participating citizens, celebrating their lives in which they are safe, stable and fully respected.

On-Going Programs For LGBTQ+ & Allied Youth and Young Adults

During The COVID-19 “Pause”

Q Chat Space:  A Chat Forum for 13-19 Year Old LBGTQ+ Youth, Q Chat Space is a collaboration of CenterLink, PFLAG, and Planned Parenthood. Find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care.You can also find additional resources on this site.  If you are interested, go to

After The COVID-19 “Pause”  

U DJ Dance Night: Last Friday of the month, 7-10pm, ages 13 to 20 at the Out Alliance. Dance night where you get to DJ! Food and beverages provided.

We also offer weekly and monthly events, including game nights, coffee houses, family pot-luck dinners, and hang outs.

Special Programming

Big Queer Prom: An all-out queer prom experience held every spring. Our prom is open to people ages 13-20 years of age of all identities and offers a welcoming, inclusive and energetic space to be yourself!

Youth Lock-Ins Our lock-ins are held twice a year and give our youth a chance to spend the night in the Out Alliance Community Center and enjoy being in community. The lock-in begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 7 a.m. During this time, we watch movies, play games, and learn about the history and struggles of our LGBTQ+ pioneers. 

LGBTQ+ Movie Series: A film series that periodically runs on the second Tuesday of the month. Enjoy an LGBTQ+ themed movie and engage in discussion afterwards. Snacks and beverages provided.

For more information about our many events or to see resources, please email us or check out our Facebook page.


Need help now? Consider reaching out to one of these resources

Rochester Center For Youth

24 Hour Helpline & Youth Emergency Housing
Call 585-271-7670

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

Call (877) 565-8860 or visit

The GLBT National Youth Talkline

Peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources.Call 1-800-246-PRIDE

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Hotline is the only national 24-hour, toll free, 365 day-a-year confidential suicide hotline for gay, lesbian, transgender and questioning youth.

Call now 1-866-488-7386

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