History

Roc Pride started in 1972 with the first unofficial gay picnic. Since then, our community has grown and evolved into a strong network that is thriving with substantial economic, political, and social power.

The first congregation that took place over 45 years ago has grown into a multi-day event that continues to celebrate queer life and culture in our city. Roc Pride raises positive awareness of the Greater Rochester LGBTQ+ community and supports vital programs organized by Out Alliance.