Upcoming Events

Why become a PRIDE Advertiser?

Purchasing an advertisement in the digital PRIDE guide will put your name and company information in front of approximately 1,200 people who attend the range of events that week, 800 of whom participate in the March and attend the Festival at Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz.

It is also a way to show your support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning individuals and families.

The digital PRIDE guide will be on the Center’s website and accessible until the end of the year (December 31, 2016) so that people can refer to your organization.

Buying an advertisement helps us cover the expenses of organizing the March down Main Street in New Paltz and the Festival. You might also be interested in tabling at the Festival.

Some of the events we have scheduled for PRIDE week include an Open Mic night on Wednesday, June 1st at the Anchor in Kingston, a Panel Discussion (panelists to be announced soon) on Thursday, June 2nd at the Center, a film at the Center on Friday, June 3rd and our Board PRIDE Reception and Volunteer Recognition at the Center on June 4th from 5-7.  There will also be a dance party at Novellas in New Paltz beginning at 8pm on Saturday, June 4th.  And of course, the PRIDE March and Festival on Sunday, June 5th beginning at 1pm.

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New Paltz Pride Parade 2015

 

 

 

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Become a 2016 Pride Sponsor

There are many levels of Pride Sponsorship to choose from, and many benefits to each level.

Click here for Pride 2016 Sponsorship

Thank you for your support. We could not do it without you!

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2016 Pride March & Festival

The 2016 Pride March & Festival will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2016 (rain or shine!)

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for this event, download forms here Pride Vendor Application and then here Vendor Rules and Regulations

Want to march? Click here Pride March Application

For online forms click here.

News and Views

Pride Week

Here is a list of events we have planned for the week leading up to the PRIDE MARCH & FESTIVAL.  Some details are TBD (to be determined) so watch this space for updates.

  • Wednesday, June 1st: Open Mic at The Anchor in Kingston, 9pm (sign up begins at 8:30).
  • Thursday, June 2nd: Panel Discussion at the Center. Time, topic and speakers TBD.
  • Friday, June 3rd: Movie night at the Center. Time and movie TBD.
  • Saturday, June 4th: Board Reception and Volunteer Recognition Night at the Center from 5-7pm, followed by a dance party at Novellas in New Paltz beginning at 8pm.
  • Sunday, June 5th: Pride March kicks off at 1pm at the New Paltz Middle School, followed by the Festival in Hasbrouck Park from 2-4. There will be an after party at Bacchus following the Festival.

There is still time to become a vendor, an advertiser, a sponsor or to sign up to march. 

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Hudson Valley AIDS Walk/Run on May 7th

Hudson Valley Community Services is sponsoring the 24th Annual Hudson Valley AIDS Walk & Run on the Walkway over the Hudson on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The Center has put together a team, and we would love for you to be part of it (or to donate).  Please click here to register (or donate).

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H.V. AIDS Walk, May 2013

 

 

 

 


The J. Tracy Hermann LGBTQ Center Youth Scholarship

The Center youth scholarship has been renamed in recognition of the Center’s former Executive Director, J. Tracy Hermann, a highly esteemed civic leader who brought many communities together through his steadfast commitment to equality and justice for all. The scholarship was created to provide financial support for a high school graduate who displays leadership toward LGBTQ equality.  Scholarships will be awarded to students who identify as LGBTQ or as straight allies.

To apply, click here J. Tracy Hermann Youth Scholarship 2016

Deadline is April 22, 2016


Mark you calendars for Saturday, March 4, 2017

It’s not too early to save the date for next year’s Gala at The Grandview: Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

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Photo by Michael Gold

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Breaking News:  Another Victory for Transgender Students

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 that Title IX protects the rights of transgender students to use the public school bathroom facilities that match their gender identity, not what is on their birth certificate. To deny a person this right is considered unlawful sexual discrimination. This is the first time that a federal appellate court has made such a ruling under the auspices of Title IX.

Gavin Grimm, a student at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, VA, was born female but identifies as male.  As of a result of this ruling, the lower court, which had initially denied his request, must re-evaluate his case.

Congratulations, Gavin!

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Breaking News:  We Stand with Governor Cuomo

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center stands with Governor Cuomo’s recently announced Executive Order 155 banning all non-essential travel to North Carolina.  North Carolina recently adopted a law which excluded sexual orientation and gender identity from anti-discrimination protections and further prohibits municipalities from extending those protections to LGBTQ citizens. The North Carolina law also requires trans-people use the restroom per the gender identified on their birth certificate, not the gender which they identify. Furthermore, the Center supports Executive Order 156 which bans all non-essential state travel to Mississippi. The ban follows Mississippi’s enactment of a discriminatory law that allows businesses to refuse service to people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Stand up. Make your voices heard. Put an end to this discrimination.

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