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July 23

Trans Panel Discussion & Open House/Candlelight Vigil. 4-8pm at the MOCHA Center, 531 Virginia near Main (852-1142).

July 24-26

Buffalo Bears Annual Weekend at Jones Pond Campground. Potluck Saturday afternoon, Bear Dance Saturday night with performance by Bearapalooza (Kendall Kelly and Freddy Freeman), and the infamous Buffalo Bears Afterparty. Come and have fun and frolic in the woods. Members and guests of the bears may stay at their campsite. For more information, visit Angelica, New York.

July 24

MOCHA White Attire & Networking Reception. 9pm-midnight. Cathode Ray, 26 Allen Street. 21+ only with valid ID.

July 25

Second Annual Life Changes BBQ. 2-6pm. Front Park, Porter Avenue near the Peace Bridge.

August 2

The Imperial Court of Buffalo Annual Big Gay Boat Ride. 6:30pm boarding Miss Buffalo II, leaving from Erie Basin Marina. Sorry, folks, the boat ride has sold out, but tickets may become available at the time of sailing. Also a second boat ride is being planned for later in the summer. Dry Dock Party at Cathode Ray follows the boat ride. Check out


• Adonia’s, 20 Allen Street (332-1205). Mon-Sat 3pm-4am; Sun noon-2am.

• Cathode Ray, 26 Allen Street (884-3615). Daily lpm-4am.

• Club Marcella, 622 Main Street at Theater Place (847-6850). Wed-Sun 9pm-4am.

• Fugazi, 503 Franklin Street, near Allen (881-3588). Sun-Fri 5pm-2am; Sat 8pm-2am.

• OHM Ultra Lounge, 948 Main Street (332-0510). Wed-Fri 5pm-4am; Sat 8pm-4am.

• Q, 44 Allen Street (332-2223). Mon-Fri 3pm-4am; Sat & Sun noon-4am.

• Roxy’s, 884 Main Street (882-9293). Wed-Sat 6pm-4am.

• Underground, 274 Delaware Avenue (853-0092). Daily noon- 4am.


• Buffalo Alternative Volleyball. Maryvale Adult Education, 77 Maryvale Drive. Co-ed recreational volleyball. Thu 6:30-9pm all year. Admission $5. Email: (882-5019).

• Buffalo Bashers Gay Hockey. “Give Blood, Play Hockey.” For gay and gay-friendly people. Visit Email:

• Buffalo Bears. Social club for self-defined bears and their admirers. Meetings second Saturday each month at OHM Ultra Lounge, 948 Main Street. PO Box 622, Ellicott Station, 14205. Visit

• BuffaloBelles. Non-sexual social and support group for cross-dressers, transsexuals, and transgendered persons. Email:

• Buffalo Bulldogs. Leather fetish fraternal club for gay men and friends. Meetings first Saturday each month at OHM Ultra Lounge, 948 Main Street, 10pm.

• Buffalo Frontrunners/ Frontwalkers. A social exercise group of runners and walkers. All ages welcome. Meets 52 weeks a year at Nottingham Terrace and Meadow Drive. Sun 10am; Tue 6pm.

• Buffalo Gay & Lesbian Tennis Group. For intermediate players. Meets weekly for summer play, indoors in winter.Email:

• Madeline Davis GLBT Archives of WNY. Call 631-7670 or email for an appointment.

• embraceWNY. A not-for-profit organization comprising gay and straight members of the WNY community. Parent organization of the Buffalo Brunch, dedicated to equality and fairness within WNY and seeks to raise awareness, understanding, and acceptance of the LGBT community. Visit

• Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus. Gay or straight non-singing volunteers are welcome. Call 883-1277 or visit

• Buffalo Historical Bowling League. Meets every Wednesday at Voelkers Lanes, 686 Amherst Street, 8pm (884-4527). New season starts 9/9.

• Buffalo in the Buff Club. Social nudist club for gay/bi men of all age groups. Monthly meetings. Email:

• Buffalo Jacks. Social JO group for men. Visit or email

• Buffalo State College Pride Alliance. Cassidy Hall, B-l4F, 1300 Elmwood Avenue (878-3690).

• Dignity/Buffalo. GLBT Catholic- rooted community. Call 833-8995 or visit

• Gay/Lesbian Youth Services of WNY (GLYS). Visit 371 Delaware Avenue (855-0221). Mon-Thu 3:30-8:30pm; Fri 3-6pm.

• Imperial Court of Buffalo. Meetings first Tuesday each month at AIDS Community Services, 206 S. Elmwood Avenue. Visit Email:

• Lesbian Book Discussion & Potluck Group. Meets the second Saturday evening of each month at different locations. New members welcome. Casll 646-3127.

• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Alliance (UB LGBTA). 362 Student Union, UB North Campus (645-3063). Visit

• MOCHA Center. Health education and support services for people of color. 531 Virginia Street (852-1142). Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Some evening hours.

• African Queens Association. Discussion group for transgender persons of color, first and third Wedneday at 6pm. MOCHA Center, 531 Virginia Street (852-1142).

• Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Call 883-0384 or visit

• People Exchanging Power (PEP Buffalo). Local chapter of a national support organization, ages 21+ only, for BDSM and DS. Visit Email:

• Pride Buffalo, Inc. Coordinates annual LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. 206 Elmwood Avenue (852-PRIDE). Visit

• Pride Center of WNY. Central resource for WNY LGBT communities providing referrals for health, mental health, and legal services. 206 S. Elmwood Avenue (852-PRIDE) Visit Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 10am-5pm; Tue 10am-8pm.

• Queen City Softball League. Buffalo’s gay and lesbian softball organization. Summer hours noon-3:30pm at Lasalle Park. Visit

• Rainbow Elders of the Niagara Frontier. Social and support organization for older gay women, men, and friends. Meets second Sunday each month at 3pm at the Pride Center, 206 S. Elmwood Avenue. Call Danny Winter (881-7234) or visit

• Spectrum Transgender Group. Support group for transitioning transsexuals and questioning transgender individuals. Monthly meetings. Contact Sandy (803-4118/ or visit

• Stonewall Democrats of WNY. Visit

• Rainbow Spirit Rising. Addresses spiritual needs of LGBT people, friends, and families. Call 887-8337 or visit

• Buffalo Community of the Holy Spirit. Open, inclusive, affirming. United in love and service. Sharing faith and worship. Tue 6pm at the Pride Center, 206 S. Elmwood Avenue (868-2532).

• Unity Fellowship Church Movement. Ministry for black LGBT people by Pastor Rev. Williams. Services Sunday at 3pm, 1420 Main Street. Visit

• Black Intelligent Ladies Alliance (BILA, Inc.). Social group for black lesbians. Visit


OUTCOME. Buffalo’s gay newspaper, founded and published by Tim Moran. News and information source for gay & gay-friendly people in WNY. Email:

ABOUT. Gay life magazine covering Buffalo, Rochester, and Toronto. Email: