Sage Rochester

 Sage Rochester is an affiliate of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) the world’s oldest & largest non-profit agency addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders and has affiliates nationwide.

As an affiliate of SAGE USA (Services and Advocacy for GLBTQI Elders) we receive up-to-the-minute information on research and policy issues that effect older adults and have access to state and national resources.

Our Senior Center

We meet most Tuesdays & Thursdays at the LGBTQ Resource Center at 100 College Ave, Sute 100, Rochester, NY 14607.

10:30am is YOGA with Tom. Fee is $5.00

11:30am is Lunch (brown bag or potluck)

12:30pm or later is scheduled programming

The above schedule is most of the time, however changes occur due to programming events and cancellations. See our calendar in the Empty Closet newspaper or better yet come and join us and pick up your calendar in person.

There are many activities planned for after lunch including movies, games, crafts, educational speakers, and even outings.

Additional Programming

We also offer fun, off-site activities and seasonal programming. We host a monthly breakfast group, coffee times, summer picnics, hayrides, seasonal dances, movies out, museum tours, fish frys and much more.

For more information on SAGE Rochester or to become a member contact us at 585-244-8640 x23 or by email:

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Education and SafeZone

The goal of the Out Alliance Education Program is to encourage all of our social systems to become inclusive and welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) and allied individuals. We provide education and training that touches the heart as well as the mind to help our program participants understand the people behind the identities that make up the LGBTQ communities. Our sessions are custom designed and continually updated to remain relevant.

We speak at conferences, in high schools, colleges, mental health organizations, businesses, faith communities, health facilities, recreation centers, any place conversation is desired. Our 42 years of experience and our highly regarded trainings have us presenting to a wide variety of clients all around the country.
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Library and Archives

We are pleased to welcome you to our new location in the Out Alliance LGBTQ Resource Center! You can find us at 100 College Ave., near Village Gate. Parking is available out front. Come visit our new space and check out our collection of over 10,000 items including books, periodicals, and DVDs.

We are also thrilled to be accepting donations once again! Donations can be dropped off at our offices Monday through Friday from 10am – 4pm.

The Out Alliance Library is a circulating and reference collection of over 6,000 fiction and non-fiction books, and 800 magazine and journal titles, as well as video and audio recordings related to gay and lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gendered and Queer issues. The Out Alliance Archives house a historic collection of copies of The Empty Closet newspaper, as well as vital paper records and ephemera of the events, organizations, and people important to the Rochester LGBT community.


InQueery provides learning opportunities on special topics and skills for personal and professional development in safe, inclusive class rooms. The classes are taught by people with a particular expertise, not necessarily a degree. InQueery is as much about meeting other people as it is about learning, sharing or creating. It also has the side benefit of building stronger LGBTQ communities. Registration for these classes is currently free unless additional supplies are needed.

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Gallery Q

Gallery Q provides a venue for artists who are supportive of LGBT identities to display their works and be enjoyed by the community. Gallery Q will host exhibits of different styles and mediums, including photography, painting, sculpture as well as traditional artisan crafts.

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Shoulders to Stand On

The Shoulders To Stand On Program of the Out Alliance is committed to documenting, preserving, and archiving the history of the LGBT Community in the Rochester region and its impact on New York state and the nation in advancing the cause for justice and equal rights. The STSO Program of the Gay Alliance gives credibility to our community and culture. The 7 Program Initiatives provide the opportunities for this to happen.

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Youth Program

The Out Alliance Youth Program is dedicated to empowering LGBTQ young people ages 13-20, to reach their fullest potential by providing a safe environment in which to explore their identity, learn important life skills and to develop leadership skills.

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Adult Families of Trans Youth

AFTY, or Adult Families of Trans Youth, is a facilitated discussion group for adults with transgender and genderqueer young people in their lives. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm at Open Arms MCC.

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