: Jeanne Gainsburg, Outreach Coordinator
: Scott Fearing, Executive Director
: Emily Jones, Co-President
: Bruce Gorman, Co-President
Important Phone Numbers
Main Address875 East Main Street, Suite 500
Rochester, NY 14618
Hours of OperationMonday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Additional InformationYear Founded: 1973
Annual Budget: $500,000
THE GAY ALLIANCE OF THE GENESEE VALLEY - Starting our 40th year in 2013, the Gay Alliance is at the center of Western & Central New York's LGBT & Ally Community. With Advocacy, Education and Community programs that span the ages and interests of our community, there are always opportunities to participate. Please visit www.gayalliance.org to learn more about our activities and ways to contribute to our Community.
Services and Programs
LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)
Community Outreach/Education; Health & Wellness Education; Leadership Development & Life Skills; Recreational & Social Activities; Vibrant Youth Community Programs i.e. Big Gay Prom, Day of Silence, Pride, etc..
LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)
Discussion Groups; Education; Exercise Programs; Friendly Visitor Program for Isolated Older Adults; Health and Wellness; Intergenerational Programs; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs.
Community Meeting Space; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations; Our Library's collection features over 5000 books with multimedia formats available. Strong Archival & History Programs..
LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals.
Adult Education; Business and Professional Networks; Computer/Internet/Email Access; Newspapers/Publications; Speakers Bureaus; The Empty Closet Newspaper is the oldest continuous LGBT publication in NYS and one of the oldest in the US..
Policy/Civic Engagement Activities
'Get Out The Vote' Drives.
Training/Community Outreach Programs
The Gay Alliance has both Professional Education and Outreach Education programs. In 2011, over 185 education programs were delivered by and staff and professionally trained volunteers..
Physical Health Programs
Health Promotion and Education; LGBT Friendly Referrals; The Gay Alliance works closely with regional Leaders such as AIDS Care and the Rochester Victory Alliance to provide educatin, screening, encouraging participation in HIV vaccine trials, etc. .
Mental Health Programs
The Gay Alliance Resource Directory (GARD) lists dozens of LGBT friendly counselors within the Western New York area. We listen & refer..
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