Syracuse, Buffalo and Southern Tier Resources

abOUT-Gay Life Magazine

Western New York and Southern Ontario’s Gay Life Magazine. Single copy (outside distribution area or home delivery) $2 U.S. Published monthly by Four Q Publishing.
PO Box 112
Adoption and Counseling Service, Inc.

Mary Louise Hartentein, of Syracuse, started her adoption organization 20 years ago. Adoptive families include those with fathers and mothers, single mothers or fathers, or two mothers or two fathers. They work on behalf of children both here and abroad.
307 South Townsend Street

Adoption S.T.A.R. is a non-profit, New York State authorized adoption agency specializing in identifying homes for infants who are at risk for entering the foster care system. Offers the experience of adoption, a full training curriculum, advocacy assistance and comprehensive resources on adoption. These services allow prospective adoptive parents and birth parents to explore all the adoption options and to receive the appropriate information and education necessary to access those options. Very accepting of all types of families. Sliding fee scale.
47 Plaza Drive
Advocacy Center (Ithaca)

The Advocacy Center (formerly the Task Force For Battered Women/ Child Sexual Abuse Project) has provided support, advocacy and education for survivors of domestic violence since 1977, survivors of child sexual abuse since 1982 and survivors of adult sexual assault since 2003.

The goal of the Advocacy Center is to help reduce the trauma that results from domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. We provide services for:

Children and teens who have been sexually abused, sexually harassed or raped
Adults who have been sexually assaulted, raped or harassed
Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
Adults who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused or stalked by an intimate partner
Teenagers who have experienced dating violence or have been stalked
Family and friends of a youth or adult who has experienced sexual abuse, sexual harassment or rape
Family and friends of adults and teenagers who have experienced domestic violence
Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult survivor of sexual abuse or assault
Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult who has experienced domestic violence

Our services include:

Crisis intervention
Emotional support
Shelter at our safe house
Support groups and empowerment classes
Going with you to services such as hospital, police, court proceedings or social services
Legal advocacy
Help with orders of protection
Safety planning
Therapy services and referral
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at Cayuga Medical Center
Assistance applying for NYS Crime Victims Board compensation
Information and referral
Prevention education and lending library

All services are free. Hotline: 607-277-5000

P.O. Box 164
607-277-3202 (office) 607-277-5000 (hotline)
AIDS Community Resources (ACR)
627 West Genesee Street
(315) 475-2430 or 800-475-2430
(315) 472-6515
Aloi, Marilyn M. (Electrologist)

Certified Professional Electrologist

Very accepting and caring of transgender clients.
1407 Lake Street
Amherst Community Church

Member United Church of Christ Coalition of LGBT Concerns
77 Washington Highway
Anllo, Lisa (Ph.D, LLC)

Specialties: Marital/Sex Therapy, Cancer Survivorship, General Psychotherapy (Adults only, 18 +) Ms. Anllo has been recommended as a transgender welcoming and knowledgeable therapist.

406 Linwood Avenue
Black Sheep Inn & Spa

Welcome to the Black Sheep Inn an historic Octagon house lovingly restored with style, grace and charm. Your Finger Lakes experience begins here in Hammondsport, voted by Budget Travel as the 2012 Coolest Small Town in America. Hammondsport sits at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, centrally located to the many award-winning wineries, breweries, local cheese producers and a tremendous selection of cultural and outdoor activities. No need to pack and un-pack in several places, we are just a short scenic drive to everywhere you want to go!

Open all year long, the Black Sheep Inn and Spa is open whenever you need to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. We offer distinctive Spa services to ensure an unforgettable massage experience. Our focus is your comfort, from our emphasis on local and seasonal organic ingredients, to our hand crafted soaps and spa products.

You may choose to set out on a hike on the nearby Finger Lakes Trail, or take in one of the many waterfalls within a short drive from the Black Sheep Inn. There are also miles of scenic country roads to explore as you bike from one charming small town to another. Keuka Lake offers a cool, refreshing opportunity for a swim, kayaking, or just spectacular views.

At the Black Sheep Inn, an historic Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast, choose from one of our 5 guest rooms, each featuring its own unique design and style and private bath featuring lush towels and monogrammed robes.
8329 Pleasant Valley road
Bleichfeld, Judy (Electrologist)

Ms. Bleichfeld, at Advanced Electrolysis, has been recommended as a transgender welcoming electrologist.

381 Kenmore Avenue