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About BARA

BARA, the "Binghamton Area Rainbow Association" is an all volunteer organization that has been serving the local community since 1988, BARA, like it's predecessor organization SYOL, is a nonprofit 501c(3) educational and charitable corporation, serving gays, lesbians bisexuals and transgendered persons in the Southern Tier of New York State.

None of BARA's activities would be possible without the continued support of the community it serves. Over the years there have been an untold number of people who have helped - either through volunteer effort, financial support or kind words of encouragement. We would like to thank everyone who has helped in any way, and we encourage you to join with our volunteers to help our community.

BARA Mission Statement

BARA is committed to:

  • The elimination of homophobia and hetrosexism.
  • The unification of our community through a celebration of it's diversity
  • The empowerment of GLBT individuals to take an active role in their personal and community's health and well being.


BARA nondiscrimination Policy

The requirements outlined in our previous nondiscrimination Policy statement have been included in BARA's new Ethics Policy. Please see this policy for details.

BARA Ethics Policy

The BARA Ethics Policy has been completed, approved and added to this web site. It may be read here.

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