Activism

African Ancestral Lesbians United for Social Change (AALUSC)
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African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC) provides a community space for Lesbians of the African Diaspora, regardless of Language, Class or Culture. Come and experience discussions, workshops and cultral events events for Black Lesbians by Black Lesbians.

https://www.facebook.com/AALUSC1974
208 West 13th St.
New York
NY
10011
212-620-7310
EqualityROC

EROC is a grassroots activist organization advocating for LGBT equality primarily at the state level. It is loosely part of the Marriage Equality New York network and strongly advocates for marriage equality as a primary target believing that to be the most significant and demonstrable evidence of equality in society.

http://equalityroc.blogspot.com/
875 E. Main Street
Rochester
NY
(585) 426-0862
GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network
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GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for ALL students.

http://www.glsen.org/
90 Broad St.
New York
NY
212-727-0135
LGBT Fund For Greater Rochester
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The LGBT Fund for Greater Rochester was created at the Community Foundation in 2011 by a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and allies. Through grants from this fund, the LGBT Giving Circle hopes to bridge diversity and cultivate community.

We unite donors to support organizations that serve, are inclusive of, or are allied with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to enhance and strengthen our region.

http://www.racf.org/lgbt
500 East Avenue
Rochester
NY
585-271-4100
Livingston County Rainbow Alliance
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The Livingston County Rainbow Alliance is a collaborative effort between educators, community members of all ages, and county agencies to create safe, respectful and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ students, families and communities. The Alliance meets monthly in Geneseo, facilitates SafeZone trainings and other educational programs, youth movie nights and special events.

The Alliance is co-facilitated by representatives from the Livingston County Sexual Health Coalition, Chances & Changes, Inc. and RESTORE Sexual Assault Services.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingstonCountyAlliance/

 

RESTORE Sexual Assault Services
Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA)
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Founded in 1996, Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to building equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community through civil marriage equality in every state and at the federal level. With over 40,000 members as well as volunteer leaders and partner organizations in all 50 states, it is the largest volunteer-driven, grassroots organization of its kind engaged in education, training, organizing, action, and coalition building to win equal marriage rights and protections for LGBTQ couples and their families. MEUSA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

http://www.marriageequality.org/
P.O. Box 121, Old Chelsea Station
New York
NY
10113
347-913-6369
347-479-1700
Metro Justice of Rochester

Located in Rochester, NY, Metro Justice, Inc. and Metro Justice Education Fund are multi-issue, progressive grassroots organizations working for a peaceful, fair and just future.

Through our educational, organizing and lobbying efforts, Metro Justice enables people to join together to speak with a more powerful and effective voice. Learn more about our campaigns and task forces. Subscribe to our Action Alert email list and a free trial subscription of our newsletter. Visit our on-line calendar of events.

Metro Justice has been synonymous with peace and social justice activism since 1964.

* We proudly display The Empty Closet Newspaper.

http://www.metrojustice.org/
803 West Avenue Suite 370
Rochester
NY
14611
585-325-2560
585-325-2561
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC)

We are a national network of Old Lesbians over age 60 working to make life better for Old Lesbians and to confront ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools.

During biennial National Gatherings hundreds of us come together to share experiences and ideas and recharge our energies for the tasks at hand.

Our national organization is directed by a Steering Committee that works with local Chapters who operate in their own communities and encourages Regional OLOC Gatherings.

We love sharing our wisdom, experience strengths and laughs with our communities as well as among ourselves.

http://www.oloc.org/
PO Box 5853
Athens
OH
888-706-7506
Out & Equal NY Finger Lakes

Out & Equal NY Finger Lakes is an organization that will serve as a resource for regional area businesses and employee resource groups to share information in regards to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender workplace issues with the intent of helping to promote and support safe and inclusive work environments for all employees.

Out & Equal NY Finger Lakes organizes networking and educational events throughout the year in various locations. For information, please contact Ralph Carter, Membership Chair.

http://www.outandequalfingerlakes.org/
2114 Highland Ave
Rochester
NY
585-265-5904
Pride at Work (Rochester-Finger Lakes Chapter)

The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice.

We see full equality for LGBT Workers in their workplaces and unions.

We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity.

We aim to educate the LBGT Community about the benefits of union membership for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community.

We intend to do this in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” We oppose all forms of discrimination on the job and in our unions based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion o political views.

Pride at Work (PAW) Rochester-Finger Lakes Chapter is the increasingly visible voice of GLBT organized labor in the Genesee Valley region and has initiated significant outreach to the local labor community, with positive results.

Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm. Call for location, information on becoming a member or a schedule of upcoming activities.

http://prideatwork.org/
Rochester
NY
585-426-0862