Upcoming Events

Next at the Center:



Free Legal Name Change Clinic (with eligibility requirements)

When:  Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 5-7 pm

Where: The Center, 300 Wall Street, Kingston, NY

How: Call Tess at 845-331-5300 to register

Space is limited! Advance registration is necessary!

Some documents (including a certified birth certificate) are required.

Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley






News and Views

PRIDE Hats & T-shirts for Sale

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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