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5th Annual ArtRage Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9am to 12pm
To celebrate International Women's Day and benefit ArtRage. At the Bishop Harrison Community Center next door to All Saints Church, 1342 Lancaster Place, Syracuse, NY 13210. Breakfast includes: HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK PANCAKES, turkey or veggie sausage, NY Maple Syrup, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and orange juice. GLUTEN FREE PANCAKES COOKED TO ORDER! $10 and Up - Sliding Scale Donation, Kids under 5 free

For more info call 315-218-5711 or email

Also cancelled:

Sunday, March 15 – Part II of the 2 day ACTIVE HOPE workshop, 11am-5pm, led by Sarah Nahar. Face-to-face event Canceled

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Bernie Barnstorm
Event Canceled

Postponed -- new date TBA

Syracuse Area

Next SAGE Potluck: Sunday April12, 2020, 4 pm. Annual Meeting. 4:00 Social Hour; 5:00 program; 6:00 dinner. 431 E. Fayette St. in Syracuse. 

General Announcements

The Novel Coronavirus Hotline operated by the NYS Department of Health (1-888-364-3065) has the most accurate and updated information on the Coronavirus for New York residents.  All inquiries received about the Coronavirus should be directed to this hotline. For more info see the web site here

Vera House LGBTQ+ Group:  A weekly therapy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other gender & sexual minority survivors to heal from the trauma of sexual violence, as well as other forms of abuse/violence.  Participants can anticipate finding connection, safety and healing in this group space.  It will meet every week on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 PM from March 4th through June at our administrative office located at 723 James Street. Co-facilitators: Tyler Sliker and Kerry McGill. For information, to register or to request accommodations contact: Tyler Sliker    (315) 425-0818 x2236

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

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


ArtRage Gallery is currently planning to stay open this week for our normal exhibition viewing hours W-F 2-7pm and Sat 12-4pm. In response to concerns around COVID-19 we will be disinfecting door knobs and surfaces and have removed the headphones from our video monitors. Friday, 3/13 - GreeningUSA Green Bag Lunch: The Zen of Climate Change: Coping in a Changing World.  EVENT POSTPONED. We’ll update you when a new date is selected.

Saturday, 3/14 9am-12pm ArtRage Pancake Breakfast. EVENT POSTPONED. New Date TBA. We thank you for your patience and will keep you updated!

The 26th Annual Vera House White Ribbon Campaign runs the entire month of March. Central New Yorkers will be wearing a white ribbon or white wristband to raise awareness of domestic & sexual violence. The White Ribbon Campaign is led by men and encourages all members of the community to join them in their efforts. This male leadership helps to acknowledge the important contributions men have made in ending violence against women and invites others to take a role. Wearing a white ribbon or wristband is an important statement. It means you will not support, commit or remain silent about abuse.  Show your support and add your name to our pledge! Stand Up. Speak Out. Get Involved. Order your 2020 White Ribbon Campaign materials securely online. Find out how you can participate in the White Ribbon Campaign Walk on 3-20 here. For more info on the campaign see the Vera House Web site here


Census Day -- April 1, 2020 The Onondaga County Office for Aging is partnering with Senior and Community Centers, including SAGE Upstate, to offer online registration for the census. Assistance and refreshments provided. 9 am - noon April 1. See a list of participating centers here


Auburn Area

General Announcements

Got Medicare Questions? Are you turning 65 soon?  Are you overwhelmed by all the mail, calls and Medicare options? Let us provide a more efficient, more effective approach, unbiased, no sales. Your local 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 Mar 11, 1-3pm, April 2nd, 10am-12pm, May 12th, 12-2pm, & June 8th, 5:30-7:30, July 7th, 4:30-6:30pm. Check The Citizen and the Cayuga County Office for the Aging’s Senior News & Views details on future classes. By the way, if you do not receive the Senior News & Views, please call us at the number listed below to sign up. When you come to class, please bring ID for a security check at the front door.  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 under the News & Activities section.​ 

Cortland Area

General Announcements

At the Cortland LGBTQ Resource CenterGSA  (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. 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 third Thursday, 12-1:30,  Youth group 4th Monday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 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  Please "Like"  our Facebook Page at


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

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


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

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 March 22 , 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  


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


Utica Area

Next SAGE Potluck: Saturday March 14, 5 pm, Unitarian Church, 10 Higby Rd. Bring a dish to pass if you are able. Utica Unitarian, 10 Higby Rd. 

Utica Lunch Bunch meets on the Last Wednesday of every Month at 11AM  (For February: 2/26) at Rasberries Café: 4784 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY 13413 If you are interested in joining the group please contact Andy Phillips @

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.  

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) .