Men's Groups

Bears and Friends Network

This is a network, a way to meet new people to go out with and do

things with. It is not a group per say so there are NO DUES. NO REQUIREMENTS. You can pick and choose a weekly event to come to, a

monthly event or none at all. You can even suggest, host or even plan an event (Dinner, Movies, Party etc.). It is freely run with events

to fit all budgets. This is just a way to meet people and get

out and have fun. PLAIN AND SIMPLE!

“Coffee and Chat” night takes place at 7:15pm on Monday nights at Spot Coffee (200 East Ave.)

“Bear Chat & Coffee with Rick, Gary and Friends” happens on Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Equal Grounds (750 South Ave.)
Empire Bears
100 College Ave, Suite 100
Guys’ Night Out

Guys’ Night Out
Guys’ Night Out is a local trans* group that meets at 1pm on the second Saturday of the month at Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. Transmen and those identifying with trans-masculine experience (including questioning individuals) are welcome.  Please know this is a welcoming space with no set expectations on what it means to identify as a “transman” each of us has such a diverse background and life experiences!! There is no commitment to attend each month.  There will sometimes be a few people or a tableful of amazing people who attend.  Conversations range from topics regarding family life, personal experiences with regard to medically/socially transitioning and how life is going in general. 

In addition to the set meeting at EG the group takes part in things like going to the movies, laser tag, pool and bowling.  This happens almost monthly with the ideas of where to go coming from the group.  The activities out are a mix of events just for the guys and some that are open for friends/family/partners to come and join in!!

***PS is you have some social anxiety, know you would be sitting at a table with people who can relate…you can come and share your life story or sit quietly taking in those around you 🙂

If you would like to know more contact Adrian at

585-244-8640 ext. 14
Ithaca Men’s Network

The Men’s Fest is a men’s weekend retreat sponsored by the Ithaca Men’s Network to explore the changing nature of what it means to be a man. It has been celebrated annually since 1984 in central New York State, USA.

During the weekend, from dinner on Friday at 6:00 pm until Sunday at 2:00 pm, we will have a chance to talk, play, cook, eat, process, learn, grow, challenge, sing and dance with other men. This all takes place at Camp Arnot, south of Ithaca, in the midst of hundreds of acres of state forest land. Camp Arnot has 5 heated cabins (accommodating 40 men), 8 unheated cabins, and a large lodge. There are places to camp out in the surrounding forest.

Our intentions for the fest are to create a safe, confidential, and supportive space for honest and clear communication, breaking down barriers and gender roles, challenging homophobia, celebrating mendom and having fun.
PO Box 6711
Jones Pond Campground and RV Park

Come pitch your tent at the pond.

Just over 1 hour from Rochester in Western New York State. Jones Pond is a members only, adult male (21+), gay camping facility with clothing optional areas on 117 acres. Large RV and tent sites, cabins and guest house. DJ/dancing every weekend, hiking, swimming and social events our the wazoo. Call or visit our website for directions and the events schedule. See ya there!
9835 Old State Road
Just Us Guys

Formerly known as Atlantic Five O, this is a social group for gay and bisexual men of all ages.

Second Tuesdays. Call or e-mail for time and location.

Men’s Cooking Group

The Men’s Cooking Group (MCG) of Rochester provides a forum for individuals to learn the basics of good home cooking in a friendly social setting. We prepare a meal and participate in all phases of meal preparation. This group is open to men of all ages.

We meet once a month on a Sunday evening at member’s houses for socializing, cooking and eating! Call or e-mail for time and location. Contact Person: Yu Yin

Rainbow SAGE Men’s Group

We meet once a month at a member’s home. Call or check our website for more information, or contact Tony at
875 E Main St. 5th floor
585-244-8640 X19
Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus

Since 1982, the members of the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus unite proudly as gay men to seek a better world for ourselves, our community, and for our nation by sowing the seeds of harmony through the universal language of music.

Check out our concert schedule on our website.

Rehearsals on Thursdays, 7pm – 9:30pm at Downtown United Presbyterian Church.
121 N Fitzhugh St
Rochester Rams

The Rochester Rams M.C. is Rochester’s foremost gay motorcycle and leather club, as well as being one of the oldest clubs of its type in the country. All who are interested in the leather scene are invited to check us out. Our general meeting is open to the public. We meet the Wednesday before bar night at 7:30pm. Meetings are held at our home bar, the Bachelor Forum, 670 University Ave.

Rochester Rams bar night is at the Bachelor Forum Bar and Grill, Third Saturdays, 8pm – 2am.
PO Box 31727