Monthly LGBTQ Coffeehouses at the Unitarian Church, 1990s - 2000s, 306. N Aurora St

Ithaca LGBTQ History Walking Tour

Monthly LGBTQ Coffeehouses at the Unitarian Church, 1990s - 2000s, 306. N Aurora St

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, Ithaca College


The Ithaca LGBTQ Task Force held monthly coffeehouses in the Unitarian Church for many years. The gatherings served some of the social and educational needs of the community.

For 32 years, the Ithaca LGBT Task Force encouraged awareness of issues affecting LGBT people by conducting public meetings, informational programs, artistic events, and social activities to work towards the elimination of prejudice and discrimination and to improve relationships and understanding among and between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual people. The group operated a phone line, newsletter, listserv, and later an email address and webpage, though it never had a dedicated physical location.

The Ithaca Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Task Force Board of Directors decided to dissolve in December 2017.

The group received a Tompkins County Human Rights Award for spearheading passage of the Tompkins County Fair Practice Law (Local Law C) to ensure our community's civil rights and was instrumental in helping to organize "The Ithaca 50", the largest marriage equality lawsuit in the country.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Ithaca LGBTQ History Walking Tour


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