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Syracuse Area

Next SAGE Potluck: Sunday February 9, 2020, 4 pm. Presentation on an upcoming Prediabetes program. Bring a dish to pass if you are able. 4:00 Social Hour; 5:00 program; 6:00 dinner. 431 E. Fayette St. in Syracuse. 

General Announcements

 

Friends of Dorothy Dinners: Great vegetarian and vegan food and great company. Gluten free options available. Sliding scale donation starting at $0 to whatever you are able to give to support the work of the Friends of Dorothy AIDS Hospice. Use the entrance on the church side of the building if you need the elevator. Credit cards accepted. Held on the 4th Thursday of each month, 5 - 7 pm, at the Harrison Center of All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Ave. in Syracuse. 

The Volunteer Lawyers Project offers legal resources to assist members of the LGBT* community experiencing discrimination and/or harassment with regard to Free Name and Gender Marker Changes; Employment; Public accommodations including school, business and hotels; Health Insurance; Healthcare; Housing; Birth Certificate Amendments; CPS Investigations; Police Oversight Agency Hearings. Call Mallory Livingston at (315) 849-9234 for more information or email mlivingston@onvlp.org.

Just a reminder: Vera House programming is for men too. From Vera House: "We're often asked if Vera House programs and services are available for men. YES, absolutely each and every one of our programs are available for ALL victims and survivors, regardless of gender or gender identity. The gateway to our services is our 24-hour support & information line.Call us anytime, day or night, at (315) 468-3260. For more info, see verahouse.org

AA Meeting- Live and Let Live LGBTQ meeting, every Sunday at Women's Info Center at 7pm

January 17

Folkus Project 2020:  Greg Greenway is one of those artists who is so rich a talent that it is difficult to categorize him. He traverses, combines and mixes up musical genres, and manages to open a window on global events that bring us together as citizens of the world. Greg Greenway will be performing as part of The Folkus Project on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8 PM. Admission: $18. May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13214. . Advance tickets and more information can be found at www.folkus.org. The Folkus Project is a nonprofit organization that fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music in Syracuse and Central New York. To learn more about Folkus and the upcoming concerts, visit our web page at folkus.org or like us at facebook.com/FolkusProject.

February 8, 2020

SAVE the DATE: Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary @ First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse. A one day conference where Trans and gender non-conforming folk can gather, connect and learn,  and where cisgender folk can learn about being better allies. Workshop topics will include: Trans/Nonbinary/Gender Non-Conforming 101, Being a Trans Ally, Creating a Welcoming Environment, Transgender Law & Policy. Keynote Speaker: Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD, Transqueer Activist, Latinx Scholar, Public Theologian. First UU is located at 109 Waring Rd in Syracuse. For more info, call 315-446-5940 or visit www.firstuusyr.org. 

 

Auburn Area

January 17-19

The Women’s March in Seneca Falls has expanded to a full weekend of special events. In addition to the rally and March, the event hosts a Feminist Marketplace, the unveiling of an Alice Paul bronze bust, , and Holly Near and Betty in concert. Featured guests of the event include Coline Jenkins (the great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton), Louise Herne (Bear-Clan Mother of the Mohawk Nation), Toni Van Pelt (National President of NOW), and more. For more information, see the facebook page here

 

General Announcements

Got Medicare Questions? Are you turning 65 soon?  The Office for the Aging offers complimentary monthly classes to help you make sense of Medicare. Here you will learn how to determine whether the plan you are considering will give you peace of mind or potential headaches. You’ll learn about how Part D drug plans work and whether EPIC co-pay assistance is an option for you.  If your income is limited, we’ll provide information about programs to help pay for your insurance coverage, as well as a listing of the free and low cost preventive care under Medicare. All classes will be held in the basement training room of the Cayuga County Office Building. The current schedule is: is:  Feb 3rd, 2-4pm & Mar 11, 1-3pm. . Check The Citizen and the Cayuga County Office for the Aging’s Senior News & Views for the details. Registration is required.   For more information or to register, please call the Cayuga County Office for the Aging at 315-253-1226, or visit our website at www.cayugacounty.us/aging under the News & Activities section.​

Cortland Area

January 20 - March 9

Dr. Myra Sabir, Carol Egan and Sarah Young are holding an eight-week Life Writing session for LGBTQ+ identified women, and they're looking for participants. Life Writing is a narrative therapy intervention developed by Dr. Sabir that guides participants through their unresolved emotional experiences of rejection and trauma using a workbook and private writing exercises. The workshop will be held on Mondays at the University Downtown Center (UDC) at Binghamton University from 6 to 8 pm starting on January 20 and ending on March 9. The workshop is free and includes a copy of the Life Writing workbook as well as dinner each session. Parking will also be free at the UDC. If you're an LGBTQ+ identified woman and would like to participate, please email Sarah at syoung@binghamton.edu. There are currently 5 spots remaining, so email Sarah ASAP if you'd like to participate. 

 

General Announcements

At the Cortland LGBTQ Resource CenterFall GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance), Every Wednesday from 3-5 pm, Open to all students grades 7-12. Join us for weekly discussions, crafts, and more. Socialize with your peers and get a break from your normal routine. *We will not be meeting on Christmas or New Years Day. GEAR Teens (Gender Expression and Revolution) meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm;  GEAR Adults meets on the last Thursday, 6 - 8 pm. Men's group 3rd Wednesday,  6-8 pm. Women's Book group and Youth group will not meet in December. The Cortland LGBTQ Center is located at 165 Main Street. For more info visit the web site here.  

Queer Church is held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday, 5 pm, at the Interfaith Center, 7 Calvert St. in Cortland. Services speak to a variety of faith perspectives and uplift queer identities. 

 

PFLAG- (607)-423-1078. The Ithaca-Cortland PFLAG (Parents , Families , Friends , and Allies meets on the first Sunday of every month at 4:00 PM at the Interfaith Center, 7 Calvert Street, Cortland, NY13045. (Just off the SUNY-Cortland campus). All interested people are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information please visit   http://www.pflagithacacortland.com  Please "Like"  our Facebook Page at   https://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Ithaca-Cortland/586897804655193?fref=ts

 

The Ithaca Gay Men's Potluck is meeting monthly for gay men in the Finger Lakes area. For dates/times/info, contact ithacamenspotluck@gmail.com.

Madison County

General Announcements

See the January 2020 Madison County Office for the Aging newsletter here -- it covers the 2020 census, EPIC,  and more.  

Bridges at Madison County Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse has an LGBTQIA Resource Collective  for LGBTQIA people, groups and allies. They have an ongoing youth group meeting Thursdays 6 - 7 pm at Hamilton Public Library, 13 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346. For more info on the group or the collective, call Bridges at 315-697-3947 or visit their website here

 
Oneonta

General Announcements

Trans* Exploring group: a place for transgender and gender variant people to come together for socializing and support. Explore your own gender identity with others of similar experience. Come enjoy a meal and great conversation, and help to build this community in the Greater Oneonta Region. For more information, contact bambi.lobdell@oneonta.edu

The Gender Wellness Center, part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, is the largest multidisciplinary center for transgender health in upstate New York. Our mission is to bring trans-affirming health care from the margins to the mainstream by offering transgender health care from within a primary care practice. For more info, see the website here

Oswego Area

Next SAGE Potluck: Sunday January 26, 2 pm: Trinity Methodist Church, 45 E. Utica. Bring a dish to pass if you are able. 

 

General Announcements

Oswego County NY Connects is  a way to receive information and assistance on Long Term Services and Supports available in New York. This service is available for people of all ages and incomes. For more info click here

PFLAG Oswego -- support for friends and family of LGBT People -- meets 2nd Wednesday of each month (except July, August, December) 7 - 9 pm, at Midtown Plaza. For more info:315-342-7532 x 1603 or ddaby@oco.org.  

 

Oswego Trans Group meets monthly. For info/location/dates contact 315-342-7532 x 1603 or ddaby@oco.org. 

 

Utica Area

Next SAGE Potluck: Saturday February 8, 5 pm, Unitarian Church, 10 Higby Rd. Bring a dish to pass if you are able.

General Announcements

LGBT AA Meetings:  Rainbow to Recovery, Our Savior Church, 1640 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502Saturdays  8 PM. Open meeting for LGBT community and allies.  

January 18

A Women's March is planned in Utica, and organizers are asking people to join with women (and those who support women) around the world to demand that our leaders hold Trump accountable, protect our planet, and fight for our rights. Marchers will meet at 12 noon on January 18 at the YWCA (7 Rutger Park) in Utica and will march to City Hall for a rally and speeches. RSVP on Facebook . A prep party will be held on Thursday, January 16 from 6-8 at the Midtown Utica Community Center (43 Scott St) in Utica. Participants will make signs and noisemakers and paint banners, for the march and rally. 

Watertown Area

General Announcements

The Qubed group for GLBT youth meets on Tuesdays at 3 pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 1330 Gotham Rd. The group is coordinated by ACR Health. For more info, see the web site here

Diabetes Prevention Program at the Watertown Family YMCA: NO COST TO SENIORS 60 AND OLDER. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention program can decrease the number of new type 2 diabetes cases and give individuals at high risk for developing the disease tools for healthy living. The program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting.  It is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. For more information, contact: Michelle Graham or Steve Rowell at the Watertown Family YMCA, 119 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601, 315-782-3100, To view the Website (Click here) .