ImageOut presents LGBTQ+ arts and cultural experiences showcasing films, other creative works and artists to promote awareness, foster dialogue and build community.


ImageOut will be recognized and respected as a major arts and cultural organization enriching the community by celebrating and bringing visibility to LGBTQ+ artists and themed work.



ImageOut ensures that its events are accessible to all through our support services and venue selection.

Artistic Quality

ImageOut showcases the highest-quality work available, representing a broad range of artistic expression.


ImageOut recognizes and celebrates diversity by programming events reflective of the richness within the LGBTQ+ community.


ImageOut engages, challenges and opens minds by respectfully showing diverse perspectives with film, art and other forums designed to encourage dialogue.

Fiscal Responsibility

ImageOut seeks revenue from diverse funding sources and uses resources effectively to ensure the organization’s fiscal health, capacity for mission fulfillment and longevity.

Freedom of Expression

ImageOut presents forums for the public expression of uncensored voices.

Promotion & Celebration of Volunteerism

ImageOut appreciates and recognizes the contributions of volunteers as the life-blood of the organization and commits to ensuring a respectful and meaningful experience.

Safe Space

ImageOut creates safe spaces where all are free to participate in a welcoming environment.

Evelyn Bailey speaking into a microphone at the George Eastman House podium


The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival was established under the auspices of The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley and The Rochester Lesbian and Gay Political Caucus. The Rochester LGBTQ+ community had received their first taste of what would become the largest annual cultural event in our community.

Our People

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