Local Resources

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is dedicated to cultivating a healthy, inclusive environment where individuals of all sexual orientations and gender expressions are safe, thriving, and enjoy full civil rights.

875 E Main St, Suite 500
Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 244-8640

The Rochester Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Nationally, GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

PO Box 10697
Rochester, NY 14610

Gay and Lesbian Support Group

Third Presbyterian Church
34 Meigs Street

ImageOut: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival

ImageOut presents LGBT arts and cultural experiences; showcasing films, other creative works, and artists to promote awareness, foster dialogue, and build community.

274 North Goodman Street Suite A203
Rochester, New York 14607
Phone: 585-271-2640
Fax: 585-271-3798

Interfaith Advocates for LGBT People

This organization seeks increased awareness, understanding and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people by individual congregations and the larger community through this web forum.

Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (LRAD)

LRAD is a non-profit organization for the deaf gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community.


Rochester Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Support, education, and allies who advocate for full inclusion of LGBT people. Housed in the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley.

875 E Main St #500
Rochester, NY 14605-2747
(585) 993-3297

Pride Center of Western New York

Pride Center of Western New York works with the community to make Western New York a safe, healthy, and satisfying place for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people to live, work, and establish their families.

18 Trinity Place, Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 852-PRIDE (7743)

The Genesee Valley Chapter of the NYCLU

NYCLU’s mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers. This includes LGBTQI rights like protection from discrimination, marriage fairness, and safe schools.

Genesee Valley Chapter - NYCLU
121 North Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, New York 14614
(585) 454-4334

Mocha Center

The Center’s mission is to improved health and wellness in communities of color through intervention and service with an emphasis on LGBT programming.

1092 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14209
107 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY 14604
585-420-1400 (Rochester)
716-852-1142 (Buffalo)

Center For Youth

The Center for Youth provides comprehensive programs and services from prevention education to counseling to emergency shelter to youth development opportunities with respect for and full participation of youth. We deliver these services with the deep belief that young people, given information and support, want to and can make their own positive life choices.

905 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620
Main Phone: 585-473-2464
24-Hour Helpline & Emergency Housing: 585-271-7670

The Q Center at RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology

Student Alumni Union 4-A530
34 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
Phone: (585) 475-6355
TTY: (585) 286-4290

Trillium Health

Trillium Health’s mission is to promote healthy, positive living for those with complex social and medical issues by providing comprehensive care and support in a welcoming environment. They also run “Everybody’s Good”, a website that shares

blogs, resources, events, and support for the LGBTQ community in Rochester. Everybody’s Good is funded by the NYS Department of Health to facilitate community dialogue about queer health and life, and to represent Trillium Health’s commitment to the queer community.

259 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Main Phone: 585-545-7200
Toll Free: 1-800-266-9292
Health Services After Hours:
Case Management After Hours
(Lifeline): 585-275-5151

Trans* Alliance of Greater Rochester

Meeting location: Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley Community Center

Auditorium Center
875 E. Main Street (Fifth Floor)
Rochester, NY 14605


The Self Made Men

The Self Made Men is an organization that supports and mentors transgender people, as well as promotes awareness of the transgender male existence in both the LGBTQ and allied communities.

The Self-Made Men
P.O. Box 14230
Rochester, NY 14612

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