ImageOut Welcomes a New Board Member!

The ImageOut Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Matt DeTurck was recently selected to join the organization's leadership body.

Matt is an award-winning designer and filmmaker, as well as the Events & Special Programming Coordinator at The Little Theatre and Producer & Creative Director at Anomaly – The Rochester Genre Film Festival. As a former Creative Director for both the Rochester Fringe Festival and Hedonist Artisan Chocolates, he strives to combine his deep love for art & experience with creative visual storytelling. Previous clients also include CITY Newspaper (art direction), Splyce esports (design and motion for international content), and the Wall Street Journal (photography). A previous ImageOut “Volunteer of the Year” award recipient, and a current member of WXXI’s DEI committee for Content, Matt can usually be found listening to a movie soundtrack and counting down the days ‘til Halloween.

Welcome, Matt! We look forward to continuing to work with you, now in your new role.

Our Apologies: Tax Receipt Letter and Merchandise Order Delays

We sincerely apologize for the unexpected delay in the mailing of our tax receipt letters for 2022 donations and any inconvenience this may have caused. The remaining letters will be sent this week.

We also apologize for the delay in fulfillment of some merchandise orders. We will be reaching out very soon to anyone who completed and has not yet received a merchandise order from late last year. Stay tuned for more news on 2023 ImageOut merchandise soon too!

Thank you for your patience and understanding in these matters!

New Website Launching Soon!

We’re thrilled to officially announce that our new and improved website will launch on March 15 - and we cannot wait to show you what we've been working on! Check out a sneak peek snapshot photo below!

The new site will not only be more modern and aesthetically pleasing, but also more accessible, user friendly, and secure. It will better highlight all of ImageOut's programs, while honoring our history and legacy. The site will also better explain the many ways community members can give to ImageOut to support LGBTQ+ arts and culture in our greater Rochester community.

The new site will be more responsive, allowing us to make more frequent updates in real-time. We expect additional edits and updates will continue for several months after our soft launch.


Spring Open House & Second Thursday Networking Joint Event

Presented by ImageOut and HRC Western & Central NY

Thursday, April 13


Village Gate Square Atrium

Join ImageOut and Human Rights Campaign Western & Central NY on the evening of Thursday, April 13, 5:30-7:30pm for our Spring Open House & Second Thursday Networking Joint Event at the Village Gate Square Atrium (274 N. Goodman St.).

The event will include: hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats, a cash bar, music, a Spring Film Festival preview, membership enrollment, merchandise sales, raffles, festival pass sales, volunteer signup opportunities, and more!

$5 suggested donation. No reservation required.

This Year's Film Festivals

& Pride Week Film Screening

Spring Film Festival

April 27 - May 7

Pride Week Film

Friday, July 14

Fall Film Festival

October 5 - 15

ICYMI: ImageOut is pleased to announce the dates of our two LGBTQ+ Film Festivals for this year: Our 3rd annual First Cut Spring Film Festival will run April 27 - May 7, 2023 and our 31st anniversary Fall Film Festival will run October 5 - 15, 2023. Films will screen at The Little Theatre, The Dryden Theatre and some virtually via Eventive. We are also excited to announce our ROC Pride Week Film Screening, which will take place the evening of Friday, July 14, 2023 at The Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.). Stay tuned for more details!


Complete a New or Renewal Membership Today!

Memberships are the lifeblood of a small, local non-profit. We rely heavily upon the support of our members to sustain our community programming and events throughout the year. Please help us to continue our mission of celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ arts and culture in Rochester and Monroe County, NY by purchasing a new or renewal 2023 annual membership today! We’d love to have you join our ImageOut family!

ImageOut Membership Information Packet: To learn more about our new 2023 membership levels and benefits, click here:, or use the button below.

There are many quick and easy ways to purchase a membership:

ONLINE: This is the quickest, easiest option! Complete a new or renewal membership enrollment online with credit card or account debit at

MAIL: Members can download and print out a membership enrollment form (above) or email [email protected]. Simply complete and mail back the form with check enclosed (if applicable).

PHONE: Give us a ring at 585-271-2640, and we can complete membership enrollment via phone with credit card or account debit. Leave us a voicemail with your name and number for a callback if we miss you!

IN-PERSON: Call or email us to schedule an in-person appointment at our office at 274 N Goodman St, Ste A203. Face masks required.

Thank you for your continued support!

For information about 2023 Sponsorship, click here.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Membership Information
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Don't Miss OF AN AGE, Screening Now at The Little Theatre

Presented by The Little Theatre

Thursday, March 2


The Little Theatre

ImageOut is pleased to be the community partner for OF AN AGE, which opened Friday, February 17 at The Little Theatre. Your last chance to catch the film is this Thursday, March 2 at 7:00pm. This screening has open captions.


“OF AN AGE is set in the summer of 1999 as an 18-year-old Serbian born, Australian amateur ballroom dancer experiences an unexpected and intense 24-hour romance with a friend’s older brother.”

TICKETS: For more information and to purchase tickets, click here:, or use the button below.

TRAILER: To watch the official film trailer, click here:

Purchase Tickets

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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