Sexual and reproductive justice for all.

Through advocacy and education, Roc.SRJ strives to bridge the gap between sexual and reproductive justice resources and connect them to the people of Rochester, NY.

Our Goal

Rochester’s Sexual & Reproductive Justice Task Force was established on July 16, 2016, by a group of passionate local health educators and advocates. We understood that our city was in need of amplifying the voices of those of us who have been omitted from the conversations surrounding our own bodies and rights.

Roc.SRJ believes sexual and reproductive justice exists when all people have the autonomy, resources, and rights to make decisions about their bodies, reproduction, and sexual lives, with dignity. We've evolved a lot in seven years, but our mission has remained the same: through advocacy, education, and community, we bridge the gap between SRJ resources and the people who need them in Rochester. Thank you so much for all of your support!

The New York State Equal Rights Amendment will be on the ballot in November 2024!

The ERA will amend the NYS Constitution to permanently protect our rights and freedoms — like marriage equality, abortion rights, and much more — instead of leaving them up to the whims of backwards politicians who want to roll them back.

This November, remember to FLIP YOUR BALLOT OVER & VOTE YES!

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HAPPY PRIDE!!!! Below, you will find some tangible and easy-to-follow information for changing the spaces we live, work, educate, and play in. Thank you for your advocacy, time, and energy in continuing this fight.

Pride in Rochester is a beautiful celebration that lasts until the end of July. It gives us time to enjoy all of the Pride festivities across the state and gives people time to travel here. Pride has a long history that dates back to May 16, 1971. Please click here for a little more history on the growth of Pride in Rochester. Below you will find links to the local organizations providing your Pride fun, support, and learning experiences.

Trillium Pride Parade Info
MOCHA Center Trillium
Next Generation Men of Transition
Queer Handmade Rochester
Roc.LGBTQ+ Community Calendar
Roc.LGBTQ+ Regional Calendar
Roc.LGBTQ+ Resource Directory
Roc Rainbow Union
Safe Zone Initiative 
TransParent Rochester
Wave Women Inc

Gender neutral language in the spaces where you live, work, and play

Diversity Style Guide

The Diversity Style Guide is a resource to help journalists and other media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority, and sensitivity.

Inclusive and Gender-Neutral Language | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A compilation of definitions and explanations of language and why it matters.

K-12 Sex Education in schools for LGBTQ+ students

Community Action Toolkit by SIECUS

SIECUS examines state-level sex education policies across the country, carefully tracks state legislation from introduction to passage, provides assistance to individuals and organizations who are advocating for sex education in their state or community, and develops resources and materials to assist advocates in their efforts. This Community Action Toolkit is jam-packed with education and tangible action items for you advocate for your community.

National Sex Education Standards (NSES)

The National Sex Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K–12 (Second Edition) were developed to create a national dialogue about the future of sex education and to promote the institutionalization of quality sex education in public schools. 

LGBTQ+ Youth Resources | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health | CDC

The CDC’s collection of resources for professionals, schools, and parents for creating a better world for LGBTQ+ Youth.

Creating Safer Spaces in Schools for LGBTQ Youth | The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Resources for Youth-Serving Professionals | Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign’s collection of resources for professionals, schools, and parents for creating a better world for LGBTQ+ Youth.

Healthy Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Project 

The Safe and Supportive Schools Project promotes safe and supportive environments to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among adolescents.

Just the Facts: A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel

Just the Facts provides information and resources for principals, educators, and school personnel who confront sensitive issues involving gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Anti Trans Bills 2024

Trans Legislation Tracker

As they currently track over 600 + anti Trans Bills, Trans Legislation Tracker can keep you up to date by region, state and whether the bills have passed and where they stand currently.

On May 22, 2024, 50+ folks from our community gathered together for a fabulous Sex Ed Trivia night and raised over $1,800 for NYAAF!!!

Last year, the New York Abortion Access Fund moved $1.8 million to directly fund abortion and supported over 1,800 callers. Since the fall of Roe in June 2022, NYAAF has supported callers from 32 states and 13 countries. Every day, NYAAF assists callers from states like Texas and Florida, many of whom travel to New York because of family or other ties to our state.

NYAAF’s average pledge has continued to rise. A first trimester abortion in NY starts at $600 and the cost can go up to $30,000. To meet the surge in volume and need, we came together to support our community members, and those traveling to our community, and fund abortion. When we come together, we have the power to take care of one another, even when our systems fail us. Visit NYAAF here to donate!

For Abortion Advocacy information, please click here.

Connect with us!

It is the hope of Roc.SRJ to help organizations, policy makers, board members, community stake holders, health care providers and those who work under those umbrellas understand that when we center Black , Brown and Indigenous people, we can resuscitate the systems and alleviate issues for everyone else.