Community News

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CNY Pride


June 25, Inner Harbor

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Get ready for the SGLC Pride Concert

June 17 at 7pm and June 18 at 2 pm. May Memorial Unitarian Universalist, 3800 E Genesee

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Living Healthier with a Chronic Condition: In person 6-week workshop

The Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition program helps you gain control over your health and improve your quality of life. The program is FREE* Six Week Workshop Program and is available for anyone over the age of 18, living in Onondaga County. Consider the Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition Program if you have a chronic condition such as: Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Pain, Cancer, Anxiety/Depression, Asthma/COPD, and other conditions. 

The Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition program is a peer-led health education program for people, or their caregivers, with any type of ongoing health condition. The program complements the healthcare that the person may already be receiving. The purpose of the workshop series is to enhance one's skills and ability to manage his/her health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. All class participants receives a free book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" as well as the CD, "Relaxation for the Mind and Body."

Dates: Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30
Location: Upstate Oasis, 6333 Route 298, Suite 110, East Syracuse, NY
Email: LivingHealthy@upstate.edu
Telephone: 315-447-3434

Registration Required: CLICK HERE to register. 


At ArtRage

From Where We Stand: Photographs from the South Side Photo Walk

Through May 14

This exhibition features 51 photographs by 45 photographers taken during the South Side Photo Walk throughout its 12-year history and is a visual testament to the struggles and resiliency of the neighborhood. 


The War in Ukraine: Dispatch from Moldova

Photographs by Maraine Rae Staab

ArtRage VIRTUAL EXHIBITION on view from April 29, 2022 to May 31, 2022

View it here

One week after Russia invaded Ukraine, photojournalist, Maranie Rae Staab traveled to Moldova at the Ukrainian border and to the Southern Ukrainian cities of Odessa and Mykolayiv. Her intention with this virtual exhibition is to share the experiences of those she met and give us an intimate perspective of what is happening on the ground. While the largest number of refugees have fled to Poland, the highest per capita have arrived at the border of Moldova. The small, poor but generous country of less than 3 million people received more than 421,000 people by mid April.

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Gabriel Garcia Roman: Queer Icons

June 4, 2022 to July 8, 2022

Opening Reception, Saturday June 4th 6-8pm. (Free to attend, check back for COVID precautions) New York City based artist, Gabriel García Román began his ongoing ‘Queer Icons’ series in 2011. This portrait series honors Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC), and local QTPOC are included in the exhibit. 

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Chess Club for Veterans:  Whether you've never picked up a chess piece or have been playing for years, this group will help you to learn about the ultimate strategy game. Every Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Veterans Outreach Center, 447 South Avenue in Rochester. The group is led by Wanda Martinez Johncox, Puerto Rico's 1997 National Chess Champion. For more info, contact Natalie Donato, Manager of Behavioral Health Services, at (585) 295-7809 or Natalie.Donato@vocroc.org

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CNY Pride offers programs and events to encourage, empower, and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends, families, and supporters. CNY Pride organizes the Pride March and Festival and other events throughout the year.  https://www.cnypride.org/

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Black Cuse Pride brings people together into a  unified and fully reflected community. The organization creates events and activities which stimulate capacity-building, empowerment and respect. Through BCP Lesbian, Gay, Bi- Sexual, Trangender, and Queer have a voice! www.facebook.com/BlackCusePride/

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The Cortland LGBT Resource Center  creates a visible and empowered community through education, advocacy, resource enhancement, and linkages to essential services for all LGBTQ  people, as well as their families and other supportive communitymembers. More info: https://cortlandlgbtqcenter.org/


LGBTQ Booth New York State Fair

FAIRNY, Fairness Alliance and Information Resources, New York, hosts  LGBTQ  booth at the New York State Fair. The booth is a highly visible space that welcomes the general public as well as members of the LGBTQ community, as we work to promote inclusion and diversity through educational information and resources. For more info see fairny.org

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Inclusive Care & Services at Upstate offers an affirming space for primary care to the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender care, regardless of HIV status. More info: 



Q Center at ACR Health Located in CNY and the North Country, Q Centers offer safe place to gather for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families and allies. Q Center programs promote equality, celebrate diversity, and provide resources. More info: https://www.acrhealth.org/youth-programs/q-centers/


The Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus is a community chorale ensemble of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender people and their allies performing an eclectic and entertaining choral music which reflects the diverse nature of our community.  https://www.syrglc.org/

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The Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center seeks to be a campus and regional leader delivering support, community, and education around marginalized genders and sexualities, and the complex intersections of our multiple identities. https://ese.syr.edu/lgbtq.


Vera House prevents, responds to and partners to end domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse. Programs address needs of both older adults and LGBT people, as well as other groups in the larger culture.   https://www.verahouse.org/

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Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY: LGBT Rights Program. A non-profit legal aid organization that provides free legal information, assistance, and representation in civil legal matters to low-income people. Our mission is to provide equal access to justice to those in need. More info: https://vlpcny.org/