Thankful for You

This holiday season, and always, we're incredibly thankful for YOU! Thank you to everyone who supported ImageOut’s 31st anniversary year: our members, sponsors, underwriters, patrons, community partners, venues, and volunteers! We are so grateful for your continued support of ImageOut and LGBTQ+ arts and culture in our greater Rochester, NY community!


ROC the Day

Giving Tuesday is one week away! Are you ready to ROC the Day for ImageOut?!

ROC the Day is a 24-hour, online giving extravaganza powered by United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes that takes place annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, also known as Giving Tuesday. ROC the Day gives people in our community an opportunity to support not-for-profit organizations doing great work in the nine-county Greater Rochester area. This year, ROC the Day will take place on November 28 from midnight to 11:59pm.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to celebrate and support LGBTQ+ arts and culture and keep our community visible and represented. Your donation will ensure that ImageOut can continue our important mission “to promote awareness, foster dialogue and build community” through the arts. Help ImageOut finish our 31st anniversary year strong by making a special donation on November 28!

ROC the Day

The Michael Gamilla Fund

Prefer to donate directly? On a different date? Whether you missed your membership renewal this year or simply wish to make a one-time or additional donation, we encourage our supporters and friends to make a year-end donation to The Michael Gamilla Fund.

In conjunction with his Lifetime Achievement Award in Fall 2022, ImageOut created The Michael Gamilla Fund - named in honor and memory of former ImageOut Programming Director Michael Gamilla - to provide underwriting support for our film festivals. We're certain that Michael would want to see LGBTQ+ film continue to thrive in our community, and this is a great way to ensure that both ImageOut and Michael's legacies continue.

Those interested can contribute online via credit, debit or EFT, using the button below. Donations can also be made via check. They should be made payable to “ImageOut” with “The Michael Gamilla Fund” in the memo line and can be mailed to our office at 274 N. Goodman St., Ste. A203 Rochester, NY 14607.



Festival Debrief

ImageOut Fall Festival season may be over, but staff, board and volunteers were still hard at work at our Festival Debrief today! Through conversation, teamwork and brainstorming exercises, we keep the organization vibrant and adaptable to meet the needs of an ever-changing world. We look forward to opportunities to hear additional input from community, ImageOut members and volunteers early next year. Stay tuned!

Holiday Hours

The ImageOut Office will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We’re incredibly thankful for all of you, our ImageOut family, and hope you all enjoy some quality time with your loved ones.

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at 585-271-2640, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!


ImageOut Night at the Theatre

Thank you to all of our members and supporters who joined us for our ImageOut Night at the Theatre to OFC Creations Theatre Center's The Rocky Horror Show at The Old Farm Café last month! We had so much fun!

Stay tuned for details on our next ImageOut Night at the Theatre to see Kinky Boots next year!

Trans Day of Remembrance

ImageOut was proud to sponsor and attend our community’s TDOR events this year. Thank you to WAVE Woman Inc. and Next Generation Men Of Transition for all that you do to support and uplift community. Thank you to The Lab: Creative Resource Center for creating a safe space for all community. We appreciate you!


RGMC Holiday Concerts

One of our favorite holiday traditions is attending the RGMC's annual holiday concert! ImageOut is proud to sponsor and support our friends and office neighbors the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus. We hope you'll join us for their "Holidays Around the World" concert on Saturday, December 2, 7:30pm and/or Sunday, December 3, 3:00pm at Hochstein Performance Hall. For more information and to purchase tickets, go online to

ImageOut Holiday Pop-Ups

Stop out to the ImageOut office on select Monday afternoons and evenings in December for our 2023 Holiday Pop-Ups. Join us for ImageOut Merchandise Sales, ImageOutWrite Book Sales, and early bird 2024 Membership Enrollment. Complimentary cookies and punch will also be provided.

ImageOut: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival, Inc. is a tax exempt, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our mission is to promote awareness, foster dialogue, and build community by showcasing LGBTQ+ arts and culture through films and other creative works in the greater Rochester, New York area. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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