Purchase your Gala 2016 Tickets Online
The 2016 Gala is just around the corner, and it promises to be a spectacular event … cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing (lots of it!). Of course, it would be little without you!
Reserve your spot now either by purchasing tickets online or by calling the center at 845.331.5300. It’s a great time to embrace our community! Visit the gala page to buy tickets or for more information. #LetsComeTogether
Student Creative Expressions Exhibit: Opening Night Reception
Join GLSEN of the Hudson Valley, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center and members of the Safe Schools Roundtable of the Hudson Valley for the Opening Night Reception of the Student Creative Expressions Exhibit. Capping a week committed to advancing a culture free from Name Calling (NoNameCallingWeek.org), the exhibit features local student work — work that expresses their feelings about bullying, kindness, understanding, and respect.
News and Views
J. Tracy Hermann named new Executive Director of the Center
The Center is proud to announce the appointment of J. Tracy Hermann as the new Executive Director as of February 1, 2016. Hermann, who serves on the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council and has served as the Council’s Majority Leader, brings extensive experience in community building, and non profit communications and development to the Center. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on nonprofit management from Marist, where he teaches public relations. He is also a principal with Swing Communications. He has been a staunch advocate for the LGBTQ community. Hermann’s appointment caps a period of heightened forward momentum for the Center which will hold its annual Gala on Saturday, March 12th at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.
Breaking News: A stunning victory for transgender New Yorkers!
Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new regulations to protect all transgender New Yorkers from discrimination. He will instruct state agencies and introduce regulations to prohibit harassment and discrimination on the basis of transgender identity, gender expression, and gender dysphoria in the areas of public and private housing, employment, credit, education, and public accommodations. These regulations will carry the full force of law. Read more.
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The 2016 Gala is just around the corner, and it promises to be a spectacular event … cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing (lots of it!). Of course, it would be little without you! Reserve your spot now either by purchasing tickets online or by calling the center at 845.331.5300. It’s a great time to embrace our community! Visit...
Thanks to everyone who attended our spontaneous marriage equality celebration on Friday night! Around 100 people showed up at The Anchor in Kingston, and we were joined by Jason West, the person who started the marriage movement in the Hudson Valley. Check out Gene Knapp’s great event photos!
We want to thank EVERYONE for helping us putting on our best pride event EVER! We’re so proud of Hudson Valley Pride 2015 and so proud of YOU! A special thank you to Tracey Buzzanco, Bonnie Brill & Gene Knapp for capturing these wonderful moments at all of our Pride...