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Pat Thomas – Material Wealth Book Release with Special Guests

Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St., Rochester, NY

Pat Thomas returns to Rochester for a Book Release Party for his recently released Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Alan Ginsberg (Powerhouse Books). Pat Thomas grew up near Rochester and became a vital member of the ’80s Rochester new wave/punk music environment as the percussionist for “Absolute Grey,” a four piece band that...


LGBTQ+ Etiquette and Common Bloopers: What You Need to Know To Be An Ally

Fairport United Methodist Church 31 W. Church St., Fairport, NY

LGBTQ+ language and culture are constantly changing. It's difficult to keep up. Many people feel intimidated by all the changes and are silenced by the fear that they will accidentally say something that will offend someone. Please join us on June 23rd after worship for this informative workshop with Jeannie Gainsburg, author of The Savvy...


The Importance of Queer Storytelling

Rochester Rainbow Union 50 Prince St., Rochester, NY

Join us for an extraordinary educational session led by comedian, speaker and writer Madelein Murphy Smith as she delves into the profound importance of Queer Storytelling. This enlightening session will explore the impact of narratives within the LGBTQ+ community, shedding light on the power of storytelling in fostering understanding, empathy, and positive societal change. Madelein...


Tuesday Movie Matinee: Shoulders To Stand On

Webster Public Library 980 Ridge Rd., Webster, NY

Join us for a movie on the big screen in our Community Room! Today's movie is Shoulders to Stand On (2013) Running time 93 minutes. Shoulders to Stand On is an archival and documentary project chronicling nearly 100 years of LGBT history in Rochester and Western New York.  Since the early days of its founding,...


Understanding the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ Pride with Scott Fearing

Webster Public Library 980 Ridge Rd., Webster, NY

This session will provide a foundational understanding of LGBTQ+ identities, terms, and history. While none of this is new, we are living in a time when more people share their authentic identities and openly challenge the concept of a gender binary. Rochester has a long history as a home for deep social change and this includes LGBTQ+...


Boon Companions: Affectionate Adventures in Early Photography (Talk)

Genesee Country Village & Museum 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford, NY

Join us on Friday, July 26, in the John L. Wehle Gallery Lobby for a fascinating discussion surrounding male affection in 19th-century photography with Rochester-area librarian, photographer, speaker, and collector Gerry Szymanski. Know before purchasing:  Cutoff for purchase of this ticket is Friday July 26, 2024 at 12 p.m. Purchase of this ticket does NOT...

$12.00 – $15.00