LGBTQ+ Matters of Rochester

Advocacy and organizing within Rochester LGBTQ+ communities 

September 17 — ONLINE @ 7PM

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Putting Pride Into Action

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Thank you to everyone that applied to be our Executive Director. We are reviewing applications at this time, and are grateful to have heard from so many talented people.

Our Purpose

Mission Statement

The NEW Pride Agenda (NPA) advocates across the State of New York for LBGTQ rights awareness, particularly for the most vulnerable members of the queer community. NPA believes that LGBTQ rights are civil rights and impact the most important aspects of everyday life from housing to employment to health.

Working with a diverse network of communities and elected officials, NPA serves to educate members of the LGBTQ community and allies, as well as the general public, about our legal protections and rights.

Our Program

Civic Engagement and Public Education Project (CEPEP)

The NEW Pride Agenda, in collaboration with Columbia University, is developing a Civic Engagement and Public Education Project (CEPEP) which will work to re-engage LGBTQ citizens and allies in neighborhoods across the state about LGBTQ legislative protections and priorities.

CEPEP will be phased in over three time periods: NYC starting in January 2020, Westchester and Long Island in the Spring of 2020, and Upstate New York beginning in Summer of 2020.

Stay Tuned!

…for a NEW Pride Agenda event in your Neighborhood.

Bed Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Jackson Heights, NY

Fordham, NY

Harlem, NY

St. George, Staten Island

Get Involved

NPA believes that LGBTQ rights are civil rights and impact the most important aspects of everyday life.

By making a donation to NPA today, you are helping the fight for LBGTQ rights awareness.

Thank you!


Working alongside elected officials, community activists, and policy leaders, the NEW Pride Agenda advocates on behalf of the LGBTQ community regarding New York’s budget and legislative priorities.

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