Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

Rochester, New York

Contact Information

General Email:
Public Contact: Jeanne Gainsburg, Outreach Coordinator
Executive Director: Scott Fearing, Executive Director
Board Leader: Emily Jones, Co-President
Board Leader: Bruce Gorman, Co-President

Important Phone Numbers

Main: 585-244-8640
Fax: 585-244-8246
  • Main Address

    875 East Main Street, Suite 500
    Rochester, NY 14618  (Map)

Hours of Operation

Monday: 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
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Additional Information

Year 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 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.

Arts/Culture Programs

Community Meeting Space; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations; Our Library's collection features over 5000 books with multimedia formats available. Strong Archival & History Programs..

Legal Services

LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals.

Information/Education Services

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..

Anti-Violence Programs

Techinical Assistance/Training/Support.

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