Monday, June 29, 2015

WEEK AHEAD: Events for the week of Monday, June 29

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 9:43 AM

This post has been corrected.

Monroe County Young Democrats will hold a panel discussion, “Beyond Marriage Equality: What’s Next for the LGBTQ Community?” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at Bread and Water Theatre, 172 West Main Street.

Last week, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, and that all 50 states must allow them to do so. The ruling is a major win for LGBT rights.

The panel will discuss several other important LGBT issues, including the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the oppression of LGBT people in other countries.

The discussion moderator will be Scott Fearing, executive director of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley. The panelists are Rochester City Council member Matt Haag, Pride@Work organizer Bess Watts, transgender community leader Pam Barres, and HIV/AIDS activist Cody Gardner. BY JEREMY MOULE 


We may get more information on Abundance Cooperative Market’s planned move to the South Wedge. Market reps will hold a press conference-presentation on the move at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at the co-op’s new location, 571 South Avenue.

The South Avenue location is nearly twice the size of the market's current facility on Marshall Street. The new store will have 7,500 square feet of retail space, with 5,000 square feet for warehouse, administrative, and community use.

The dedicated community space will be for cooking classes, community meetings, and other educational outreach activities.

The co-op plans to exit Marshall Street sometime early next year. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN 

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