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concerning the gay community from Buffalo NY - a
directory and listing of all the gay bars and
all the bar events in Buffalo NY. A
Pride and Gay Community resource listing for
Western New York and the surrounding
communities. Promoting the Shows and Drag
Show from around Buffalo and a listing site for
Drag Queens in the area. Nominated as one
of the 5 best Buffalo websites by Artvoice
magazine in 2006 and 2007. Buffalo Gay
Bars is an unofficial subjective website to let
visitors and residents know what is going on in
the Buffalo Bar and nightclub scene It is the
best place to find out about all the Gay,
Lesbian and GBLT events in Buffalo, in the Bar,
Nightclub and Drag area. It is probably the best
and most Updated place for Drag Performers to
post their Pageants and Benefits or just fun
3,900 People and organizations can be found on
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Haven House 716-884-6000
(24-hour hotline)Haven House provides support, information, legal
consultation by volunteer lawyers, and referral
to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender victims
of intimate partner violence/domestic violence
through the 24-hour, confidential hotline.
Currently, women and their children are able to
utilize emergency shelter services at Haven
The LGBT IPV Victim Advocate Program provides
individual supportive counseling, client
advocacywith police, courts
and other community services, as well as
community outreach and education about LGBT
intimate partner violence. Haven House and the
LGBT IPV Victim Advocate are working towards
developing the Safe Home Network Program. The
Safe Home Network will be a program that
confidentialemergency shelter options to LGBT
individuals who may be unable to access current
emergency domestic violence resources.
The Counseling Center of WNY
It's time to open the doors, remove the barriers, break down the walls and lend an ear... It's time to COMMUNICATE with a family member, a friend, a coworker or simply a stranger on the street.
May is Mental Health Month and we need your support in spreading the news. Our goal is to promote health and wellness in homes, communities, schools, and businesses across America.
Every day, Americans are affected by the vast challenges, stresses and demands on their lives but they may not know where to turn to seek help in responding to them.
The good news is there are tested and effective tools that are readily available and free that anyone can use to help them cope better and improve their well-being.
The Counseling Center of WNY is dedicated to helping people better cope with stress and enhancing their well-being. Stress can take a huge toll on a person's health, mood, productivity and relationships, but specific, evidence-based tools can help counterbalance these effects.
Together we can increase the number of people who take action to protect their mental health, both in the face of ongoing stress and in times of great personal challenge.
The Counseling Center of WNY website provides you with straightforward tools and ways to apply them in everyday life. From relaxation techniques to journaling exercises to simple ways to get better sleep and improve eating habits, the materials offer a wide range of resources to build resiliency and well-being.
"BAV is a predominantly gay semi-competitive volleyball league that has been in existence in Buffalo, NY for over 25 years. We take pride in the diversity of our players, which includes both gay and straight men and some women of all ages, races, and ethnicities. Players’ skill levels vary from purely recreational to upper level/competitive, so what the coordinators try to do each night is divide the teams as equally as possible so there can be a mixture of skill levels on each team. This gives everyone an opportunity to play with different people each week while helping the “lesser” skilled players learn from the uppper-level players. Once again, though, you do not need to be the world’s best volleyball player to still play and have a good time…the league respects those players who want to remain at the recreational level. In fact, one of our core values and beliefs is for all people to have a healthy alternative to socializing, making friends, and sharing interests. (If you are a competitive player, though, and you are interested in gay volleyball tournaments around the country, check out www.nagva.org for more information. Some of our players do travel to a couple gay v-ball tournaments, and you may want to do so too!)
Cathode Ray 26 Allen Street We feature a friendly and warm
atmosphere. Play pool, darts, a video game or just hang out with
your friends.Our VJ's play the hottest videos on the market
today. Requests are always welcome
Roxy's884 Main StreetRoxy's is a Lesbian, gay,
very Mixed bar featuring DJ's and live music in a
mirrored, surreal setting. On any busy night at
Roxy's you might find the lady bartenders dancing on
Underground 274 Delaware
Ave.Located in the Chippewa Club Zone, in the heart of downtown Buffalo, the Underground combines the local neighborhood bar with a pounding night club. Newly remodeled with an expanded dance floor, it remains one of the more intimate, easy to meet others bars in Buffalo.
Just up the street from the underground and around the corner from cathode ray, On September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as the nation’s 26th president following the assassination of President William McKinley. At the Ansley Wilcox house, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site.
About 200 feet up north of there - on the north side of north street - the British had their camp just before burning down Buffalo in the 1812 war. most of the buildings south of marcellas and underground were fried as the people took off running down main st to williamsville to seek shelter.
Buffalo's Millionairs row reffers to the large mansions along deleware avenue from a time when buffalo was one of the richest city's in the united states.
In May, 1896, the Ellicott Square Building opened. For the next sixteen years, it was the largest office building in the world
In 1881, Buffalo deployed the first electric street lights in the United
The Men's Bar History Project has identified over 110 gay bars since 1930. That's the year Galante's speakeasy opened behind City Hall and became Buffalo's very first gay bar. Since that time there has been an unbroken string of bars welcoming gay men to Buffalo in the early 60's there were 16 gay bars in buffalo all of buffalo's gay bar history can be found on the men's bar history project.
queen city roller girls
derby in buffalo, NY? hell yeah!"
HERE We're looking to meet hip,
adventurous ladies who're just dying to let
it all hang out. What better way than
through Roller Derby? You'll get to express
your creative/angry/sexy/wild sides and do
it all in the company of your nemesisters!
It's community, It's competition, it's
freedom on 8 wheels!
meets every Saturday during the summer
for competitive singles and doubles
address is being protected from spam
every Wednesday every other Saturday to
ride the paths in the area e-mail:
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Gay bicycle group for the Buffalo, NY
area. Open to all gay men and women, all
ages, all levels of physical fitness. We
do all the paths in the area, like
Niagara River and Erie Canal. Goal of
the group is to get out, enjoy the
scenery, get some exercise and meet new
Hike and Bike Group
c/o Gay Professionals of Buffalo
PO Box 287 Station C
Buffalo, NY 14209
"BAV is a
predominantly gay semi-competitive
volleyball league that has been in
existence in Buffalo, NY for over 25
years. We take pride in the diversity of
our players, which includes both gay and
straight men and some women of all ages,
races, and ethnicities. Players’ skill
levels vary from purely recreational to
upper level/competitive, so what the
coordinators try to do each night is
divide the teams as equally as possible
so there can be a mixture of skill
levels on each team. This gives everyone
an opportunity to play with different
people each week while helping the
“lesser” skilled players learn from the
uppper-level players. Once again,
though, you do not need to be the
world’s best volleyball player to still
play and have a good time…the league
respects those players who want to
remain at the recreational level. In
fact, one of our core values and beliefs
is for all people to have a healthy
alternative to socializing, making
friends, and sharing interests. (If you
are a competitive player, though, and
you are interested in gay volleyball
tournaments around the country, check
www.nagva.org for more information.
Some of our players do travel to a
couple gay v-ball tournaments, and you
may want to do so too!)
If you are looking at this site to find out what is going on in the gay community in buffalo, then won't it be a good idea to tell the owners and managers that you watch buffalo gay bars for information. That way the bars and groups will make sure they advertise here and you don't have to miss anything going on.
now on facebook buffalo gay bars for all the bar and gay information for buffalo and erie county also Rochester Jamestown Erie PA and just about anyplace else join now on facebook
Look on the left side and find the facebook page quickly for bars and groups
Buffalo New York's
Largest Gay Information Website
With 350 people a day and over 10,000 visitors a month
and over 300,000 hits each month
Please Note there are many facebook pages trying to pretend they are this website and a few other Buffalo gay or bar community websites. They attempt to get free drinks or admittance to clubs and bars. I even saw buffalo pride bars directly copy website descriptions with out even bothering to change the words. You might want to not open any messages etc from them, and delete them from your friends. Shabby is shabby
Buffalo's #1 nightclub
All of Buffalo are doing it underground
Located in the Chippewa Club Zone, in the heart of downtown Buffalo, the Underground combines the local neighborhood bar with a pounding night club. Newly remodeled with an expanded dance floor, it remains one of the more intimate, easy to meet others bars in Buffalo. It offers darts, a pool table and music videos.
Roxy's has CLOSED
We are the oldest running GLBT bar in Buffalo. We feature 9 TV screens showing all the best music videos. Great weekly specials and the host of
Buffalo's original Big Ass Drink Night (BADN) on Monday's & Thursdays.
2-4-1 Drinks Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat.
Looking for something Different
OHM ULTRA LOUNGE Corner of Main and Allen Every Month
Jones Pond is a clothing-optional campground and pool. Please wear clothing where necessary; namely, in front of the row of pines. You can show it off once you get to the pool. Jones Pond Campground & RV Park is a gay owned, members only, adult male (21+), gay camping facility with clothing optional areas. We offer over 100 acres for sunning, hiking, swimming, socializing or just getting away from everyday life. Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of the Genesee Valley in Western New York State, Jones Pond is a quiet and relaxing place to enjoy nature, while enjoying the company of other campers.
Whether you're roughing it in a tent in the woods or taking it easy in one of our seasonal rentals, everyone here can choose to spend some quiet time alone or participate in our many social activities. At Jones Pond, it's all about being yourself.
175 Campsites w/ Electric & Water
65' In-Ground Swimming Pool for Sunning & Socializing
In Buffalo NY - We call them "wings," or "chicken wings" if you want to be formal. NEVER, EVER "Buffalo wings". Duffs better than anchor bar.
Nobody outside of WNY (that's WESTERN New York - NOT "UPSTATE"!) can make decent wings.
In Buffalo NY - It's Beef on "Weck" not "Wick". Corner of Cayuga and wherle in cheektowaga
It's "pop" not "soda".
In Buffalo NY - They're "subs" not hoagies or heroes or bombers.
In Buffalo NY - A large pizza with cheese & pepperoni shouldn't cost more than 12 bucks and is over 18 inches.
Everyone knows someone who works in a pizza joint.
Vinegar goes on fries and blue cheese goes with everything.
Bison Chip Dip is the only dip worth eating.
In Buffalo NY - It's got to be Weber's Mustard.
We all know the Louie's to-go hot dog special...buy 5, get one free...is just a way to get the drunks to go home.
Everyone knows where "the best fish-fry in town" is.
Everyone knows Mighty Taco is way better than Taco Bell.
Jim's Steak Out is best served at 3 am to a drunk.
The hot dog man on the corner has the best hot dogs in the world.
Except for maybe Friday nights, you don't have to wait for a table.
In Buffalo NY - There is no public restaurant in town that requires
a jacket and tie...if there was, we wouldn't go there.
You won't find Grey Poupon on the table.
We don't "valet park" unless there is absolutely no other choice.
Every bar has "happy hour" prices from 4:30 - 7pm, Monday - Friday.
Even though no one orders it, if it doesn't have "Genny" it's not a bar.
Anything over $3.00 for a beer is robbery.
The bars don't close until 4:00 am.
There's a bar every 10 feet.
Geography & Roads
You call it "the Scajaquada" but you spell it "198". (It's an expressway for those
of you who don't have a clue - NOT a "highway"!)
The most famous address is "998 Broadway".
You still get queasy driving over the Peace Bridge to Canada in blowing snow.
It isn't a real snowstorm unless they ban driving for more than 6 hours.
You carry a shovel and jumper cables in your trunk all year round.
You think anyone who drives more than 20 minutes to get to work must live in the boondocks.
You get mad when you get stuck in "rush hour" traffic and it takes 10 minutes longer to get home.
You avoid the "blue water tower" during "rush hour" because of the above.
You know Fort Erie is famous for two things: Chinese food and the "ballet" (which I BELIEVE is "code" for "lap dance").
The roads and bridges have been paid for since 1968 but they aren't ever taking out the tollbooths.
It's inevitable whatever is finally decided on the Peace Bridge issue will no doubt be the wrong choice.
You rode Rapid Transit from end to end once just to see what it was like. (and it took all of 20 minutes!)
Paying $5 to park all day downtown is robbery.
The hookers may be gone, but Chippewa street still isn't for everyone.
"LA" is Lackawanna, not Los Angeles.
Canada isn't thought of as another country...it's just "over the bridge".
Secretly, you like going to Toronto.
You threaten to send your kids to Father Bakers' if they don't behave.
You can pronounce "Weinstein" correctly on the first try.
Even though they haven't done it in about 25 years you're pretty sure Channel 7
still makes reference to "pistol packing punks," and
you're pretty sure they don't show the same fire every night.
ask jim carey he remembers
You know Commander Tom's real identity.
You can only name three radio stations that have been around longer than five years: WGR, WBEN and WKBW. At least you think WKBW is still around, you just don't know what it plays since they got rid of Danny Neavereth.
Everyone says the Albright Knox Art Gallery is a treasure, but a lot of the stuff in there kind of looks like drop-cloths.
It's the "Hamburg Fair" not the "Erie County Fair and Exposition."
Dingus day is a well-celebrated holiday. (And DON'T forget your pussy willows!!)
You know the wrong newspaper folded in 1983.
You consider JC Penney to be a relatively "upscale" department store.
It's "UB" - not "SUNY at Buffalo, Amherst"
The St. Patrick's day parade means winter is officially over, even if it snows.
There is some kind of "fest" somewhere, every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
A "fest" is just another reason to drink.
All-time number 1 - you HATE the Miami Dolphins.
We're sure the NFL is out to screw us. So is the NHL. The NBA already did.
So did major league baseball. So did the Big East conference.
Someone must listen to Bison games on the radio, you just never met him.
You know someone who knows someone who really knows "the real story" on Jim Kelly.
You have a strong opinion one way or the other on Ralph Wilson.
You can't believe that you once really liked OJ.
None of the new theme parks is as cool as Crystal Beach was in its' day.
Unbelievable things about other places
Everyone doesn't pay 8.75% sales tax OR $3,000 property taxes on a $70,000 house???
All golf courses aren't flat???
What's a freeway???
The rest of the country isn't 90% Catholic???
What do you mean we have an accent??? We talk exactly like the announcers on television.
People who live in areas subject to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, wild fires, mudslides and earthquakes can't believe that we would live in an area that gets so much snow??? Imagine that!!! I guess they would rather drown, burn, get blown away, or buried alive than shovel for a while (after which you do what our former old mayor said - get a six pack and stay home!-again, probably NOT Genny, but hey, if it's all that's left in the store after all this snow, well, you'd even drink THAT!)
Hey, world, we have snowplows and snow blowers. Most of all we have four seasons. Sometimes all in one day. Top that!!!
Last Bastion of the Confederacy
Yes in western New York
until 1946 the town of Town Line ( 2 rod road and Broadway between Lancaster and Alden ) was the last government to rejoin the Union
and the only known government to actual use the army/navy military confederate flag
a good place to start would be to check the
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to see how
all the bars
on-line look and what they have to offer.
You can also find out
and how to get there. Then find out if
are happening or is coming up. Find more
information on the bars own website.
Buffalo has some of the finest drag
performers, and a few of them are listed on
Drag page . In the
you can find a few pictures of various
events around Buffalo.
Compare all the bars to see if they have the
dance floor, pool table, drag show, smoking
patio etc that you want
Hopefully by reading each bars description,
visitors can get an idea where to go to see
a drag show, shoot a game of pool or to
watch a football game. These description
should eventually also contain information
on who has there own bowling teams or dart
All the bars in buffalo are very friendly,
have very mixed ages crowds, and usually
have a mixture of straight, lesbian,
bi-sexual, transgender and gay.
Buffalo Gay Bars are in three groupings.
You should be able to park in one of the
three areas and get to the bars you want 1)
the Allentown area bars are along Allen St.
These are mostly the neighborhood style bars
in older house style building. Parking is
in residential streets. 2) The Chippewa
Delaware area 3) The Chippewa Pearl St
area. These last two areas are more of
dance or club style bars. During the week,
parking is usually available in lots near
each club. On week ends and Holidays
however, parking is hard to get, but, there
are parking lots and ramps within a city
block of the bars. The Chippewa area is a
popular bar strip and many of the other bars
in the area are gay friendly. Many people
seem to get bored of the straight bars and
head over to find better music and better
Buffalo In General
New York State allows drinking of Alcohol to
people 21 and up. The bars close at 4 am.
Canada (15 minutes away) allows drinking to
18 and over but their bars close at 1 am.
Many people with younger friends head across
the border to party and then come back near
1 am. A few of the Bars allow 18+ in the
doors usually with their hands marked by a
X. Buying alcohol for someone under 21 will
probably get you immediately arrested and
definitely banned from the bar. The bar
Owners are not going to lose their bars just
so you can get a guy drunk enough to take
him home. Of course it's hard to tell which
18's came from Canada tipsy or from the
nearest parking lot.
Smoking is not allowed in public places
including bars in New York State. Many of
the bars have an attached patio or a small
area at the door to smoke. During the
Buffalo winters a few of the bars have out
door heaters and small awning areas to smoke
in. The smoking ban has had a dramatic
impact on bar attendance especially in