Support Shoulders to Stand On

Support the Gay Alliance Shoulders To Stand On Program

Donate Your Time – Volunteer

Many hands make light work! We need volunteers for many tasks. If you are interested in volunteering, click here or contact:

Gerry Szymanski at

Evelyn Bailey at


Donate Your Memories – Share Your Story

Your story is very important! The LGBTQI community of Rochester needs to hear your experiences of being a gay man, lesbian, bisexual, transgender member of the Rochester LGBTQI community. Future generations need to know and understand what it was like to be gay pre – Stonewall, in the ‘70’s, ‘80’s, ‘90’s, as well as today. You can help make history come alive by documenting your experiences. The story about how Rochester became “gay friendly” and a better place for LGBTQI men and women to live needs to be told, documented and preserved for ourselves and future generations. If you have a story PLEASE – PLEASE take a few minutes to write it down while the information is still fresh.

Donate Your Archives

Home movies, memorabilia, old EC’s, diaries, group or individual archival documents, meeting minutes, photographs, personal correspondence, personal journals, buttons, newspaper clippings, signs, posters, YouTube videos, artifacts, or written, digitized material that helps flesh out the history of the Rochester LGBT Community.

Intern Opportunites

Intern opportunities exist in the following areas: communications, historical research, sociology, library science, journalism, and website maintenance.

To apply contact:

Gerry Szymanski at

Evelyn Bailey at

Donate to the fund

Current Need   $100,000

To digitize, preserve, reformat (transcribe, transcode), and preserve the material to make the documentary Shoulders to Stand On, continue audio taping in areas of AIDS Research, Faith Communities, and Trans, create an educational guide for use with the Shoulders to Stand On Documentary.

For more information, contact Evelyn Bailey at