Upcoming Events

Free Legal Name Change Clinic on July 21st

The Center has partnered with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to offer a name change clinic. The clinic is free and consists of trained attorneys meeting one-on-one with clients on a walk-in basis to provide assistance with the name and gender change processes, including obtaining court orders, changing drivers’ licenses, passports, birth certificates, and other identity documents and public records.

Thursday, July 21st from 5-7 pm at 300 Wall Street, Kingston, New York.


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Free Book Signing with Author Alison R. Solomon

On Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7:30, author Alison R. Solomon will discuss and sign her new lesbian suspense novel, Along Came the Rain. Paperback and kindle versions available at Sapphirebooks.com, Amazon.com and all major online book retailers. Great a sneak peek of Chapter One at www.AlisonRSolomon.com. The book will be available for sale at this event (at a discount). Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by OLOC


Victory for Transgender Americans:

Here is some good news for transgender Americans: doctors and hospitals that receive federal funding can face penalties if they discriminate against people based on their gender and gender identity. Read the entire article here.


Gala 2017 . . .

We hope you have marked your calendars for Saturday, March 4, 2017 (please note this is a week earlier than previous years). Our Gala will take place at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie.  Are you interested in becoming a Gala Angel? If so, watch this space for more details!




Although PRIDE 2016 is over, our beautiful hats and t-shirts are still on sale.





Hats: $15


PRIDE T-shirts (modeled by the Mayo family): $30 (v neck or crew)

Hat & T-shirt combo? $30

Mail orders are available by emailing info@lgbtqcenter.org or calling 845-331-5300. ($5 charge for mail orders).


The Center welcomes Jeff Rindler, our new Director of Programs & Services

After an exhaustive search, the Center is thrilled to announce that Jeff Rindler has been appointed the new Director of Programs & Services, replacing Vanessa Shelmandine. Jeff spent twenty years working at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center in New York and he brings enormous energy and passion to the Center.  Welcome Jeff!









Visit our digital PRIDE Guide 2016. We rely on our sponsors and advertisers to off-set the cost of PRIDE. Please support them!


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



Photo by Michael Gold




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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Looking for a place to bank or to shop, or a place to share dinner with friends? See our Business Directory for a list of organizations that support the Center.

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Gala 2017 Tickets

We’ve made it as easy as possible for you to get us all the information regarding your reservations for our Annual Gala — from who’s attending with you to what you’d like from the menu! If you have any questions, please contact us at 845-331-5300 or admin@lgbtqcenter.org

Pride 2015 Tea Dance

Join us for the 2015 Tea Dance!

And a fundraiser for Pride!

Sunday, May 3, 4 – 9 pm

Union Tavern, 51 Market St in Poughkeepsie

Get Your Pride Pass

With your 2015 Pride Pass you’ll get unlimited access to all this year’s fabulous Hudson Valley Pride events, including the official Pride Party! Our pride pass for all events is still only $25, our fabulous Pride 2015 T-shirt will be $25, and our pride pass with T-shirt will be only $45. That’s $25 for every single event, so scroll...

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