JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH!
Many recognize Rochester’s rich history involving Civil and women’s Rights, so it should come as no surprise that Rochester is among the most welcoming, LGBTQ-friendly metro areas in the U.S.
The Landmark Society has had a longstanding commitment to the preservation and celebration of Rochester’s role in LGBTQ history. The Landmark Society launched the groundbreaking LGBTQ Landmarks Initiative in 2016 to educate the Rochester community about the history of the local LGBTQ movement and to enhance the sense of pride about the place that our city occupies in the fight for civil rights & human dignity throughout our nation’s history. Just as Rochester is celebrated for the instrumental role that it has played in the abolitionist and women’s rights movements, so should it be recognized for its contributions to LGBTQ equality. The Landmark Society, with its preservation-based mission, is uniquely positioned to honor this history.
Here is how you can celebrate and support:
- Download a brochure of one of the Landmark Society’s Rochester LGBTQ Historic Sites walking tours:
- Register for and join in on the Preserving LGBTQ History Webinar, moderated by our very own Associate Director, Larry Francer. (June 17th @ 4PM).
- Check out the Out Alliance‘s Directory of LGBTQ businesses.