Author Archives: Michael Gamilla

17 Apr

Kusudama Fun at the Gay Alliance

Last Tuesday (April 12), community members were treated to a fun class in the origami art of Kusudama. A kusudama is a sphere made up of origami (folded paper) stylized flowers. Kennan Beckstrand led a very enthusiastic crowd eager to ...

04 Apr

Volunteers of the Month: Dawn and Wanda Martinez-Johncox

Dawn is originally from Penn Yan and Wanda is from Puerto Rico. Currently, they both live in Canandaigua with Wanda’s two children, Maxwell, 13 and Mariedeliz, 10. Both children attend the Canandaigua city school. They were married July 25, 2015 ...

07 Mar

Volunteers of the Month: Paris J’Adore Valentines Dance

Our Volunteer of the month for March is going out to the team of incredible people who made our 2016 Paris J’Adore Community Valentine Dance a huge success. This dance was a test-run to see how a community dance would ...

27 Feb

SAGE Rochester Receives Grant from SAGEWorks-Classes Due to Begin Mid-May

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Rochester is a program of the Gay Alliance. Through the efforts of SAGE leadership committee member Anne Tischer, SAGE Rochester was able to obtain a grant to offer an intensive two week boot ...

01 Feb

Volunteer of the Month: Jeff Fowler

Jeff Fowler has volunteered with the Gay Alliance Library & Archives since moving to Rochester in 2005, one night a week for two hours, since the days of the Community Center at the corner of Atlantic and Elton. Like all ...

31 Jan

Open Position: Resource Center Administrator

The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, INC a non-profit serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities of the Greater Rochester area is seeking candidates for a full-time position as: Resource Center Administrator The successful candidate of this important ...

29 Dec

Gay Alliance in the News

The Gay Alliance is in the news again- this time discussing the revised regulations regarding donating blood to the Red Cross. The FDA is remvoing its lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men’s ability to donate blood, but still requires ...

15 Dec

Welcome home!

We had a successful Grand Opening Open House last weekend and are happy to share some photos of our beautiful new space with you. Check out our new home! We’re now located at 100 College Ave, near Village Gate. Our ...

09 Dec

Grand Opening Open House

The renovations are done, the paint is on the walls, and we’re all moved in to our new space! Join us for our Grand Opening Open House on Sunday December 13th from noon-4pm. There will be snacks, drinks, and plenty ...

04 Dec

A Special Thank You to The Gay Alliance Volunteers

By: Jeff Myers, Volunteer Coordinator When I think of volunteers I think of time and values. In our lives, one thing we cannot create, accumulate, acquire, buy or even borrow is time. We have a limited amount of time for sleep, work, family ...