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Buffalo has a large and diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. For further information about its numerous organizations and activities, visit Gaywatch at, call the Western New York Pride Center (852-7743), or email Gaywatch listings are free and may be edited for length. Publication is not guaranteed; please send updates to Organizations interested in classified advertising in Artvoice can call 881-6124. Press announcements can be sent to and copied to Photos are welcome!


Buffalo Alternative Volleyball. Co-ed recreational/intermediate level volleyball. September to June. Every Thu 6:30-9:30 pm. Admission $6. For more info, visit

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 Email:

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. Email:

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).

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). Email:

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 Email:

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).

Network of Gay Friendly Congregations in the Buffalo Area. Many religious congregations in the Buffalo area welcome gay and lesbian members, and their partners and families. Come and join with any of these congregations for weekend services and other activities. Visit

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