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Stonewall 50

ROC Pride Week
July 13-21, 2019

Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 13th

Q Day at Seabreeze

Seabreeze 11am-6pm

Celebrate the start of ROC Pride Week 2019 by joining your friends on your favorite rides at Seabreeze. Lunch included.


Iconic Concert

The Hochstein School 7:30pm-10pm

Cost: $20

The Rochester Gay Mens Choir is collaborating with the Out Alliance to make their final concert of the season a Rochester Pride event. Join us on Saturday, July 13th at 7:30pm, as we perform Iconic featuring The Big Gay Sing! RGMC will be singing Pride-appropriate hits by Gloria Gaynor, Destiny’s Child, Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles, Pink!, Lady Gaga, and more. PLUS, they’ll be singing karaoke version of hits to be performed WITH THE AUDIENCE.

Sunday, July 14th


Cobbs Hill Park

Cost: $25 price will increase starting May 31st

Our fifth annual ROC Pride 5K returns this year. Enjoy a challenging course towards and around Cobbs Hill and then speed back down and
towards the fast finish. The race will be timed by Yellow Jacket Racing.

Stonewall Cookout

Genesee Valley Park 12pm-6pm

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots, we will bring back the Rochester tradition of having a Cookout at Genesee Valley Park. Bring your own food, games, and friends. Free.

Monday, July 15th

Fabulous Lives


Opening Ceremonies

City Hall 5:30pm-7pm

Help us celebrate the official kick­off of ROC Pride Week with local entertainment, presentations from local officials and our Pride Marshals. Be there to witness the reveal of the Pride Flag and honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Tuesday, July 16th

Pronoun Workshops

The Out Alliance 10am-­11:30am or 5:30pm-­7pm

This is a free workshop focusing on understanding the importance of proper pronoun use and tips for creating inclusive spaces where everyone is referred to respectfully. This fun and interactive workshop will be hosted by two facilitators of trans experience who are open to answering any and all of your questions in a safe and non-judgmental space, as well as provide tips for navigating through awkward situations involving misgendering and not knowing how an individual identifies. There will both a morning and evening session.

Appropriate Audience: Folks who are relatively new to LGBTQ+ identities and inclusion. If you have taken one of our trainings before, there may be some repeat. Please pass this on to friends and co-workers who may not have participated in one of our past trainings! Thanks so much!

Location: The LGBTQ Academy’s Education Center (Out Alliance 100 College Avenue. Rochester, NY 14607). There is free parking in the lot next to our building.


Session 1
Check in: 9:45am
Workshop: 10:00am-11:30am

Session 2
Check in: 5:15pm
Workshop: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Seating is limited at this free event. If you sign up, please show up. If you register and then find that you cannot attend, please let us know so we can offer your spot to someone on our waiting list. Thank you so much!

If you have any questions, please contact Kayden Miller at Kaydenm@outalliance.org

Pride Euchre Tournament

The Out Alliance 6pm-9pm

Join us for a competitive and fun game of Euchre at the Out Alliance.

Wednesday, July 17th

LGBTQ Historic Walking Tour

Monroe Ave 6pm-7pm

In this fourth LGBTQ Historic Walking Tour, you’ll discover the story of the LGBTQ Resistance movement that took place in Rochester’s Monroe Avenue neighborhood during the ‘70’s and ‘80’s with Gay Alliance establishing a home for the Rochester LGBTQ community at the Genesee Coop housed in the firehouse at 713 Monroe Avenue, the founding of Metropolitan Community Church, and the opening of Rochester’s first woman’s feminist/lesbian bookstore, Silkwood.

Metropolitan Community Church 243 Rosedale st.
Genesee Coop 713 Monroe Avenue
Silkwood Books 633 Monroe Avenue

Bar Crawl

Starting at The Spirit Room 8:00pm

Starts at Spirit Room, Lux, Avenue Pub, Bachelor Forum… More info for details of event to follow. 

Thursday, July 18th

Pride In The Park featuring Almost Queen

MLK Park 7pm-10pm

ROC Pride is excited to partner with the City of
Rochester to present Pride in the Park with the Queen tribute band, Almost Queen.

Pride Euchre Tournament

The Out Alliance 6pm-9pm

Join us for a competitive and fun game of Euchre at the Out Alliance.

Friday, July 19th

Silent Disco

Cobbs Hill Park 7pm-10pm (check in at 6:30pm)

Join us for the second annual Silent Disco and dance the night away in the park.

Saturday, July 20th

ROC Pride Parade

Park & Alexander 11am lineup, 1pm step off

Come out to see your favorite community bands, floats, kings & queens, politicians, churches, community groups, and more. The parade line­up is on Alexander. We will march, sashay, roll, and waltz down Park Ave, ending at Culver not too far from the Festival.

ROC Pride Festival

Cobbs Hill Park 1pm-9pm

At Cobb’s Hill, we will have live entertainment, food trucks, bar, VIP area, and a variety of retail and community vendors.

more info to come

Sunday, July 21st

ROC Pride Festival

Cobbs Hill Park 12pm-6pm

Join us for a second day of live entertainment, food, shopping, and various activities at Cobb’s Hill Park.

more info to come

Drag Bingo


Join us for a special Pride edition of InQueery’s Drag Bingo.

Photo of pride flag

Trans Community Gathering



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