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LGBTQ Program

What Is The LGBTQ Program?

The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer or questioning) Program offers support and advocacy services to the LGBTQ community as well as community education, training and awareness to businesses, services providers, and schools throughout the Finger Lakes area. We educate the public about the LGBTQ community through our outreach programs and making ourselves more visible to the community.

Why Offer A LGBTQ Program?

To provide a safe place for individuals and families, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and promote a more inclusive community.

LGBTQ Programs & Groups

The Trans*/Gender Expansive Coalition
of the Finger Lakes

The Trans*/Gender Expansive Coalition was formed by the Ladies of the Lake (a group for female identifying individuals) and Lords of the Lake (a group for male identifying individuals). The group formed to provide support for people who are Trans*/Gender Expansive and those who care about them. We strive to promote a more positive image of Trans*/Gender Expansive persons through outreach and education. We hold a meeting each month to provide mutual support, share information, and socialize with each other.

Times of Meeting:

YANA (You Are Not Alone)

YANA serves as a safe space and educational resource to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans*, Gender Nonconforming and Ally adolescents (ages 10-18). We provide support to those who are in the process of coming out or just need to talk or meet other LGBTQA youth. Activities include discussion, arts & crafts, movies/documentaries, public speaking outreach & education, games, and more!

Times and Office Location of Meetings:

  • Mondays 4:30-5:30pm (Geneva)
  • Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm (Newark)

Safe Zone Training


  • To identify and mobilize a network of community members, teachers, organizations, agencies, businesses, etc. who are empathetic and knowledgeable about LGBTQ people and topics.
  • Emphasize knowledge about community resources.
  • To provide evidence of LGBTQ support by displaying a sign as a visible symbol of personal commitment.
  • To reduce the fear of reprisal and discrimination of LGBTQ persons within the Finger Lakes community.

FLX Pride Festival

2019 FLX Pride Festival
June 8, 2019 / 1-9pm
Seneca Lake Front

FLX Pride Facebook Page

Become More Involved

If you have any ideas of different discussion, support, or activity groups please email us at: We are always open to ideas and suggestions!

If you would like to join any of our present groups; please see times and dates that they are held. You are always welcome to attend.

"All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential."

- Harvey Milk     

(first openly gay person elected to office in California)

Funding for the LGBTQ Program provided by

City of Geneva

United Ways of
Ontario, Seneca & Wayne Counties

Our Mission

To provide professional counseling and support services to individuals, children and families to improve the quality of their life at home and in the community.

Our Locations

Ontario County

Canandaigua & Geneva

Seneca County

Seneca Falls

Wayne County

Newark & Sodus

Yates County

Penn Yan

Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy), gender identity and/or expression, familial or marital status, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex abuse or stalking, genetic information or characteristics, disability, membership or service in the U.S. Armed Forces or related status, or any other characteristic protected by federal and state laws.

Designed by Brian Rice