Syracuse Lesbian and Gay Chorus
December 5 and 6, Sounds of the Season, 8 PM, Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt, New York, 8 PM,  tickets available at; click for flyer

Vera House
December 6, 23rd Annual "New Beginnings" Gala, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Oncenter , gourmet dining , entertainment and silent auction Syracuse

Peace Council
December 6 and 7, Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival, Nottingham High School, 3100 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY; Saturday 10-5; Sunday 11-5. Plowshares is Central New York's premiere multicultural craftsfair, featuring over 120 local craftspeople and community organizations, click for flyer

New Bethel CME Church
December 1 to 5, AIDS Quilt Memorial viewing from , in the church's Fellowship Hall, 270 Scio Street, Rochester, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM; click for flyer

In Our Own Voices
December 4, "Thank You Reception" 7 PM, at Midtown Tap & Tea Room, 289 New Scotland Ave., Albany, click for flyer

Damien Center
Dec 6, 9th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint for the benefit of the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at the Albany Medical Center, 2 PM, visit for more information.

Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus 
December 5 - 7,  Merry & Bright Concert, Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 PM, at The Riviera Theater, 67 Webster St., Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 PM Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave. and Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 PM, St. Paul’s Cathedral, 128 Pearl St. 

December 6th, 
A Tribute to Leslie Feinberg:  An Evening of Readings and Remembrances
8:00 p.m.,  @ Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York,  click for flyer

Q Center
December 10, Holiday Open House,  Come mingle with friends, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Q Center new kitchen at 617 West Genesee Street, Syracuse.  4:30-6:00  PM

ArtRage Gallery
December 10, Still Black:  A Portrait of Black Transmen, 7:00 Pm to 9 PM, free and open to the public, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse,  click for more information

Vera House  
Dec 12,  17th Annual Elder Abuse Conference, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, DoubleTree Hotel, East Syracuse, presented by Syracuse Area Domestic & Sexual Violence Coalition's Elder Abuse & Justice Committees 

ArtRage Gallery
December 12, 13   Fair Trade Marketplace,  December 12 from 3 PM to 7 PM,  and December 13 10 AM to 5 PM, 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse

CNY Pride 
December 13, Holiday Pasta Dinner, First English Lutheran Church, 501 James Street, Syracuse, 4 to 7 PM, visit!events/c1mpd to purchase tickets , click for flyer 
Equal Grounds
 AIDS Quilt  December 1, 12 AM to December 8,  12AM, 750 South Ave.

Rochester Gay Mens Chorus
December 12 and 13, There's Something About Mary!, 8 PM at the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue Rochester, New York, click for flyer.

The MOCHA Center
December 13 at 6:30 PM, Heart and Hearth: Queer Women of Color Film Festival, 189 N. Water St. Suite 1, Rochester, Free and open to the public 

Albany Gay Men's Chorus
December 13 and 14, Christmas Bells are Ringing, December 13 performance at 7:30 PM at First Congregational Church, 405 Quail Street, Albany; December 14 performance at 3:00 PM at First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street, Hudson, NY
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RedHouse Arts December 4 to 20, The Color Purple, 201 S West Street, Syracuse, click for more information

Cortland LGBT Center December 19, Holiday Open House, 12 to 5 PM, 73 Main St, Cortland, click for flyer

Syracuse Community Choir December 19, Winter Solstice Concert, Transformation, 7PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 220 East Fayette St., Syracuse. $15-25 Sliding Scale At the Door (Less if you need to: children free). People’s Peace Prize: Ginny Donohue, On Point for College Click for flyer

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Buffalo, New York Pride Center of Western New York December 19, Holiday Open House, the Pride Center is opening its doors at the Victorian for a holiday open house from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Enjoy cookies, refreshments, holiday music, and find out what you can expect from the Pride Center in the New Year!