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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Strathallan Hotel, Rochester, New York

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Strathallan Hotel

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

The Strathallan’s neighborhood is home to the best mix of culture and business, fine dining and nightlife, history and urban lifestyle in downtown Rochester. We’re just steps from the East End and Park Ave, and in easy reach of downtown, major interstates, and the airport.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Rochester DoubleTree by Hilton, Rochester, New York

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Rochester DoubleTree by Hilton

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

The Rochester Doubletree by Hilton is the perfect place for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and receptions. Our Grand Ballroom holds up to 450 guests, with plenty of room to spare. Let the Wedding Professionals at the Doubletree by Hilton make your special evening everything you’ve always dreamed of! Our Vision of your wedding starts with the perfect blend of facilities, service and style.

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NY: Rochester’s Road to Marriage Equality

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Captures the energy, fun and determination that Rochester New York activists put into the long battle for marriage equality in New York State.

Full Story from the Civil Rights Front

Click here for gay wedding resources in Central New York.

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NY: With Marriage Equality a Reality, School District Cuts Benefits for Domestic Partners

Friday, December 30th, 2011

New York School District Cuts Domestic Partner BenefitsFor years, the City School District has granted benefits to partners of employees in domestic partnerships, allowing them to participate in health plans even when the state banned same-sex couples from marrying.

But now, with the passage of the law legalizing same-sex marriage in New York state, some of those partners will lose those health plans and other benefits.

After the Marriage Equality Act went into effect in July, the district decided to stop offering domestic partnership benefits at the end of the calendar year.

Full Story from the Democrat and Chronicle

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Rochester Doubletree By Hilton

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Friendly Location Wedding Vendors

Rochester DoubleTree by Hilton, Rochester, NYThe Rochester Doubletree by Hilton is the perfect place for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and receptions. Our Grand Ballroom holds up to 450 guests, with plenty of room to spare. Let the Wedding Professionals at the Doubletree by Hilton make your special evening everything you’ve always dreamed of! Our Vision of your wedding starts with the perfect blend of facilities, service and style.

It’s all about you and your special day!

Express your individuality. Honor your cultural heritage. Observe the rituals of your faith. After all, it’s your wedding, and only you know what it will take to make this exciting day everything you imagined it would be.

Our wedding services can provide for the trendy to the traditional, the extravagant to the tastefully modest. So whether you walk down an aisle of rose petals or white sand, we’ll be there to ensure that everything goes just the way you want your perfect day to be!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Strathallan Hotel, Rochester, New York

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Friendly Central New York Wedding Vendors

Strathallan Hotel, Rochester, New YorkThe Strathallan Hotel provides the ideal setting for your special wedding events! Our beautiful convenient location, overnight accommodations, and top quality wedding menu selections will make your dream day memorable.

Choose from elegantly decorated private rooms for small intimate celebrations or for large gatherings, the ballroom that may be adorned with beautiful table settings. Our desire is for you to spend more time enjoying your wedding and less time arranging it.

The Strathallan Rochester Hotel is here to make you day extraordinary!

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NY: Candlelight Vigil Tonight in Rochester

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Just got this:

Candle Vigil for Marriage Equality today at 5:30!
Gather in Solidarity as we WAIT for a Marriage vote…

Friday, June 24 ยท 5:30pm to 6:30

Washington Square Park
81 S. Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY

Supporters of marriage equality will be gathering in solidarity as we continue to wait for the much anticipated vote on the marriage equality bill. Light a candle at Washington Square Park (or First Universalist Church if it rains) and join with community as we come together in hope, faith and love.

This is NOT the BIG RALLY EVENT being planned for after the vote! Stay tuned for further updates as to the day and time of the organized response to senate action, or inaction, on the marriage bill.

Questions can be directed to Jo Meleca-Voigt, Rochester Chapter Leader of Marriage Equality New York at 585.392.4649; jomeleca@yahoo.com and Todd Plank, President, Equality Rochester, 585.278.4190; todd.plank@gmail.com

NY: Rochester City Council Calls on State to Pass Transgender Protections

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

New York Transgender RightsThe Rochester City Council today called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to pass the Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) this year. The City Council, who are all Democrats, wrote a letter to Cuomo and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County.

The Empire State Pride Agenda, in a news release, points out that Rochester is the historic home to Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony, and “has a long history of progressive leadership on civil rights issues.”

In fact, what the press release doesn’t point out is that Rochester in 1994 was the first city in the state to adopt regulations that extended equal benefits to domestic partners of city employees.

Full Story from Politics on the Hudson

Click here for gay marriage resources in New York.

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Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow: West Hollywood; Rochester, NY; DC

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Gay Marriage Events December 13th 2010Here’s our list of events today and tomorrow around the world relating to marriage equality, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and other LGBT equality issues. If you know of any other events – rallies, meetings, phonebanking, etc – please use the link below to add your event to our list!

–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 12/14, Love Honor Cherish Meeting, Nat’l Council Of Jewish Women, 7:30 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 12/14, Equal Roots Joins Hands & Hearts, West Hollywood EQCA Office, 7:30-9 PM.
–USA, DC, Washington: 12/14, Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance Meeting, Sumner School Museum, 7 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 12/13, Marriage Equality/EROC Meet-Up, Equal Grounds Coffee Shop, 6:30-8 PM.

Full Events List/Add Your Own Event: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow: Chicago; Rochester, NY

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Gay Marriage Events December 12thHere’s our list of events today and tomorrow around the world relating to marriage equality, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and other LGBT equality issues. If you know of any other events – rallies, meetings, phonebanking, etc – please use the link below to add your event to our list!

–USA, IL, Chicago: 02/12, Justice for All Equality IL Gala, Hilton.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 12/13, Marriage Equality/EROC Meet-Up, Equal Grounds Coffee Shop, 6:30-8 PM.

Full Events List/Add Your Own Event: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html