Local Living and Visiting Rochester

“Creative Chameleon Finds Acceptance: A story for gender self-identifying kids”

Counselor Adrianne Wagner, MA, NCC, takes you and your child on a journey with Creative Chameleon, who learns to trust herself as she encounters several teachers on her path to self-acceptance. Creative Chameleon is a helpful resource for teaching acceptance of self and others to children who are gender self-identifying. But she will capture the hearts and imaginations of all children, as her encounters offer wisdom and insight into feeling “different,” identifying and expressing emotions, and accepting and loving who you are. With helpful questions, recommendations and resources for caregivers, as well as drawing pages for emotional processing for children, “Creative Chameleon finds Acceptance,” will be a resource that you will come back to again and again as your child develops.

P.O. Box 3663
Grand Junction
United States
140 Alex Bar & Grill

Gay, straight or somewhere in between, it’s no secret that 140 Alex is the place where everyone feels welcome to drink, play, dance, sing, laugh, and hang out together.

With some of the hottest and friendliest staff around, our famous Karaoke that’s now on Tuesdays & Saturdays, and kitchen featuring an amazing menu of weekly specials, it’s no wonder everyone loves this bar!

* 140 Alex Bar and Grill proudly displays The Empty Closet Newspaper and also participated in the 2012 Gay Alliance DinesOUT event.

140 Alexander Street
1600 East Avenue Apartments

Everything you’re looking for in an apartment and more: fitness center, billiards room, business and computer center, maintenance on-call 24/7, concierge, cats welcome, furnished apartments available.

Be OUT-n-Proud, tell them you found them on The Gay Alliance Resource Directory!

1600 East Avenue Apartments
365 Fresh

365 Fresh is a Specialty Cut Flower Farm, growing more than 80 different varieties of specialty cut flowers. Fresh offers fresh local cut flowers like sunflowers, dahlias and hydrangeas direct from our Livonia farm, to residents and businesses in and around the Rochester area. Contact us for fresh, local cut flowers for your home, business, DIY Wedding or any special events.

37 Elmhurst St
United States
A Step Apart
235 Park Avenue
(585) 241-3110
Aaron’s Alley

Aaron’s Alley is a vintage clothing store on Monroe Avenue. They very cool stuff as well as concert tickets for local shows, with no surcharge.

Aaron’s Alley proudly displays The Empty Closet newspaper in their store.

662 Monroe Avenuer
(585) 244-5044
Abilene Bar and Lounge

Abilene believes in the power of good music and you should too.

Wear your dingy jeans and saddle up to the bar, have a cold brew to soothe your belly and take in some tunes to ease your mind. lose yourself for a bit… it’s good for you.

Live music. No cover charge. Free parking.

Abilene proudly displays The Empty Closet newspaper.

153 Liberty Pole Way
Abundance Cooperative Market

Abundance Cooperative Market is Rochester’s first and only cooperatively-owned natural products retail grocer.

62 Marshall St
Aja Noodle Co

aja noodle co. offers a new twist on the classic “noodle house” theme. We invite you to enjoy our traditional Asian noodles that we combine with abundant fresh vegetables, flavorful spices and a variety of proteins like pork, chicken or tofu. aja noodle co. also features the finest appetizers, soups and rice dishes from the cuisine’s of Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. All our meals are individually prepared and professionally served within minutes of ordering. The portions will lend themselves to sharing and take home as well.

aja noodle co. offers a total dining experience. The dining room design is Feng Sui inspired. It looks contemporary, urban and chic – but mostly it is fun. aja noodle co. sits in the heart of the Brighton 12 corners district with plenty of parking and easy access for take-out. aja offers customers tremendous value. Choose from a wide variety of entrees priced below $8.00. A full bar with special beers and wines from Asia compliment every meal. Not only are the prices reasonable, but also they are generous – the aja customer will leave the restaurant with a full stomach, a doggie bag, and change for a movie.

aja noodle co. is a fun place to dine and it is a fun place to work. We value our staff and insist that all employees be treated with same dignity and respect with which we treat our guests. Our company core values elaborate on this ideal. If you want full or part time work, a career or some extra spending money, aja provides you a great opportunity for hard work, learning, making friends and participating in an exciting new company.

2602 Elmwood Ave
(585) 244-1052
Amanda’s Garden

Amanda’s Garden Native Perennial Nursery specializes in propagating and growing native perennial wildflowers, ferns, grasses and sedges. Since our inception in 1991, our mission has been to preserve and promote native habitat by creating high quality, healthy native plants. We strive not only to create sustainable habitats, but also to meet the unique needs of our customers.

We grow over 150 kinds of native perennials, mostly from seeds or spores which are harvested from plants native to the Northeast and specifically grown for propagation. You can visit them! While at our nursery in Dansville, NY you can enjoy garden tours and hands-on demonstrations. During your visit you can pick up plants in person. We also ship our plants to addresses in the Northeastern US. Plants are shipped only bare-root and dormant. You can order online from our website or by phone, email or mail order.

Amanda’s Garden’s excellent supply of nursery-propagated perennials come ready for planting and are durable and beautiful. These plants provide food and habitat for butterflies, moths, bees and birds. Native animals depend on and are drawn to robust native ecosystems.

It is important to us that our customers have the knowledge to create a satisfying native garden that will provide years of enjoyment. We can help with plant selection and provide technical assistance as your garden develops. Planting wildflowers and native plants is an ecologically sound practice that allows even the weekend gardener to make a significant contribution to the quality of our shared environment.

Amanda's Garden
8030 Story Road
New York
United States