Rochester honors memory of LGBTQ leader Evelyn Bailey

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester area is remembering a tireless advocate and leader for the local LGBTQ community. Evelyn Bailey passed away earlier this month, and on Sunday, a celebration of life was held at the Rochester Convention Center.

Known as the "historian and archivist of the Rochester LGBTQ community," Bailey was involved in every aspect of gay life, sitting on the boards of all the major organizations in the city and abroad, and building up a portfolio of awards and honors. Legions of community members, friends, and supporters say they will always remember her tireless efforts in making change in the city.