The Rainbow Rose Center Proudly Presents

Look for this decal at businesses throughout York County to support and to feel safe at!

The Rainbow Rose Center Preferred Partner Program is designed to connect our supporters, allies, and the York LGBTQIA+ community with local, likeminded consumer businesses and organizations.

These dedicated and Preferred Partners really stand behind their pledge to support the LGBTQIA+ community.

York Revolution, the most welcoming place in York, values every customer regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other characteristic.  Every employee is empowered to make best day evers!  We educate our employees to help them understand and utilize words and actions that support this attitude and avoid those that contradict it and we address any behavior from employees or fans that is contrary to this goal.

Proud host of York’s Pride Night at the Ballpark. Check out their social media, and the Rainbow Rose Center, for additional details soon. 

We at Union Lutheran Church believes that we are called to share the good news of Jesus with our neighbors, as we grow together in Christ. We welcome everyone seeking God’s love and grace to participate fully no matter what you look like, where you’re from, whom you love, how much money you have, or whatever other labels we use to divide ourselves. We welcome all gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, and socio-economic statuses, because God welcomes all, and our unity is in Jesus Christ.

Opera Susquehanna, Inc brings world class music to South Central Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Gettysburg, we are committed to musical entertainment, education, and edification for adults and children throughout the region.

We also empower singers through lessons, workshops, masterclasses, operatic productions, and similar opportunities to to enhance success in their careers. 

Since 1955, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York (UUCY) has offered a religious experience based on freedom, reason, tolerance, and compassion. This on-going process is filled with reverence and responsibility to individuals and community in a spirit of love. This process continually brings with it an enduring hope for the future. Notwithstanding change over the years, the founding principles of this congregation continue to offer hope and support to those on their own religious spiritual journey.

Through action and partnership, the UUCY makes a commitment to welcoming and affirming individuals and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

The York Jewish Community Center (JCC) isn’t just “a gym.” They are so much more. They are a community. When you join the J, you join a place created for our members and the needs they have, whether that be fitness, educational, or cultural. They provide a supportive, inclusive environment that many of our members call “a home away from home.” At the York JCC, you belong. Everyone is welcome.

York JCC is excited to host the second annual Pancakes for Pride event on June 6, 2021! Check out their social media, and the Rainbow Rose Center, for additional details soon.

The Handsome Cab is a gay owned restaurant and wine bar located in downtown York City, the perfect spot to travel the world by food, by art, and by glass. A beautiful place for the relaxed, easy going, and harmonious members of the York, Pennsylvania community. The Handsome Cab combines wonderful style, sophistication, and genuine hospitality to create a truly unique experience. 

The Handsome Cab is looking forward to hosting Fundraising Events and Pride Activities throughout the month of June! Check out their social media, and the Rainbow Rose Center, for additional details soon.

The Handsome Cab holds YorkTowne Game nights every 2nd Wednesday! Join them and Equality Fest Regent Sarabesque for a night of Drag Trivia. Come early have dinner and have a few drinks. Bring your team. Prizes awarded for the evening to the winning team. Reservations suggested for socially distancing. @Sarabesque will be performing a great song halfway through each evening…. bring some tip cash as she rocks the evening.

Appell Center for the Performing Arts inspires, educates, and entertains through professional performing arts experiences that bring together York County’s diverse voices. As a public gathering place for our brilliantly diverse community, the Appell Center sees it as their top priority to ensure that all of our patrons, performers, staff and guests feel welcome – regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The performing arts are designed to unite everyone in shared experiences and expand all of our horizons. Filling their two historic theaters – the Strand Theatre built in 1925 and the Capitol Theatre built in 1906 – houses with those of diverse backgrounds and perspectives makes their entire organization stronger.

The Appell Center is hosting two major events for the Rainbow Rose Center during Pride Month –
York County Pride Livestream on Saturday, June 5th, at 11am (free admission)
Sempre Libra! An Operatic Celebration of Pride on Saturday, June 26th at 7pm. Purchase your tickets for this in-person event or watch it at home.

The Cantina & Aviano’s Trattoria offer a great space in the heart of Royal Square for delicious dining in a safe and welcoming environment. The Cantina’s green space offers plenty of beer, margaritas, and fun food with a beautiful space to sit outside and relax. Aviano’s Corner Trattoria & Bar is a new neighborhood family joint for wood fired pizza, pasta, paninis, and more that pays homage to 4 generations of restaurant owners in Toni Calderone’s family starting with the first pizzeria in York County. 

The Left Bank works through culinary collaboration to bring food and dining experiences that nourish and nurture people and planet.  Exploring new ideas in flavor and sourcing, they work with local and regional purveyors, farmers and producers to responsibly source food that invests in our community.

During Pride Month, order your PRIDE Cake to celebrate inclusivity and the LGBTQ community. A delicious rainbow pound cake that is one of their best-selling desserts of the year. Every cake purchase benefits the Rainbow Rose Center.

Cakes may be ordered a week in advance, as every cake is time-intense to create. Order your cake for pick up next week.

Upcoming Productions for DreamWrights Center for Community Arts include:

“West Side Story: School Edition” 6 performances during Pride Month:

  • June 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7 pm;
  • June 19 & 26 at 3 pm

“Shrek The Musical” performance on “National Coming Out Day” October 11th

“Next Fall” by Geoffrey Nauffts (an LGBTQIA+ Story)

Auditions Sept 20. with Callbacks Sept 21 – seeking 9 actors
Open to ages 14-adult
4 Performances: Nov 4, 5, & 6 at 7 pm; Nov 7 at 3 pm

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts provides creative educational experiences through inclusive inter-generational performance and arts programming.
Their Guiding Principles:
  • We build community by maintaining DreamWrights’ unique culture of promoting positive interactions and inclusion among everyone involved.
  • We build character (self-worth, self-confidence, leadership, respect and responsibility) through the learning experiences inherent in creating art together. 
  • We steward our financial resources in an ethical and responsible manner.

DreamWrights is proud to be a Preferred Partner of the Rainbow Rose Center to strengthen our commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community in York by providing programs to improve access, increase awareness, and foster greater inclusion.

June 27th- Drag/Pride Party at 8PM
Location- White Rose Bar and Grill

We will have a raffle table, face painting, and other fundraising efforts for the Rainbow Rose Center. Featuring a DJ and drag show at 8pm in the Philly Street bar. Karaoke and drag show in Stogies starting at 8 as well. Wear your rainbows or just come as an ally, all are welcome!

White Rose Bar and Grill has been serving the community of downtown York for over 85 years now. We enjoy making our guests smile day in and day out. So when people come to White Rose, it is important to us that they feel safe and at home regardless of their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or identity. White Rose celebrates the individuality that makes our guests so beautifully unique.
 

Thursday, October 14
Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks participants to literally walk in high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community talking about something that’s really difficult to talk about: to raise awareness about the serious causes, effects, and remediations of gender based violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join the York YWCA and Rainbow Rose Center on Thursday, October 14 as we commit to ending gender violence. All proceeds benefit YWCA York, York County’s provider of comprehensive services to victims of violence. Register at: https://bit.ly/2WXP4e1

YWCA York is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity FOR ALL. What’s super exciting to our community is that they are a gender inclusive YWCA and are eager to work with the gender non-conforming community to provide services, including shelters, therapy, and more!