“Laughingstock”, with Caroline Rhea

Date: Saturday, April 26

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 (Meet & Greet); 9:00 PM (Performance)

Place: Bearsville Theater

Address: 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498 (map)



The Bearsville Theater proudly presents “Laughingstock”, with Caroline Rhea, a fundraiser show for The Woodstock Comedy Festival: Comedy for a Cause.
Join the multi-talented Caroline Rhea, Phoebe Robinson, Verna Gillis, and Audrey Rapoport for an evening that will raise your spirits as it raises money for this worthy cause. Tickets are $25 for the 9 PM performance. Before the show, you can also join in a “meet-and-greet” for a suggested donation of $20.

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Echoes of Ireland

Place: Ritz Theater – Lobby

Address: 107 Broadway, Newburgh NY 12550 (map)

Dates and Times: Friday, March 21 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 PM



The sweep of the Irish experience from County Cork to New York City is on display in Echoes of Ireland, a drama about family ties, the immigrant life and the Irish-American experience. Written and directed by Ellenville, NY resident Brian C. Petti, Echoes of Ireland is a series of inter-related monologues that follow the saga of one Irish family from County Cork in 1860 to 2001 New York City. The journey is part tragedy, part comedy, part history lesson and all undeniably human. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased online. Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly suggested.

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Holiday Open House at The Center

during The Snowflake Festival in Kingston

Friday, December 6, 5 – 9 pm

Celebrate the holiday season at the Center on December 6. We’re holding an open house during the Snowflake Festival and you’re invited. Stop by for warmth and welcome, holiday refreshments, music, and some special gifts during Uptown Kingston’s winter holiday celebration.

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Men’s Holiday Celebration

Date: Thursday, December 5

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM (decorating starts 6:15 PM)

Place: Apuzzo Hall

Address: Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center (map)



Get into the spirit of your favorite winter holidays with old and new friends at this annual community holiday celebration, hosted by the Men’s Group in partnership with Valley Boys. Enjoy a potluck dinner, optional gift exchange, music, and more. Bring a dish to share and an instrument or CD to play if you’d like. All men are welcome.

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Upstate Films Presents:
Blue is the Warmest Color

Date: Ends Thursday, November 21

Place: Upstate Films

Address: 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (map)

Phone: (845) 876-2515



Upstate Films in Rhinebeck presents Blue is the Warmest Color. Based on a graphic novel about a teenage girl who falls in love with a slightly older woman, this masterpiece about heartbreak and self-discovery was the winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Brilliantly acted and intensely erotic, Blue is the Warmest Color has been likened to Brokeback Mountain as one of the great big-screen same-sex romances to date. In French with subtitles. Rated NC-17; run time 179 minutes.

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Come OUT & Find OUT:
Trans* Rights At Work

Creating a Trans*-Friendly Workplace Trans* Issues Workshop Track Presenter: Davey Shlasko, M.Ed. Session: Afternoon A, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Location: Backstage Productions 323 Wall Street, across the street from the Center Especially interesting for: Managers and professionals, LGBTQ and ally employees, internal advocates in any organization About the Workshop As more and more people choose to be open about their transgender identities, employers may have questions. What if an employee wants to transition to being called a different name and gender at work? What if you’re not sure what a new employee’s gender is? What about bathrooms? This session addresses best practices for creating and maintaining a trans-friendly workplace in terms of hiring, benefits, staff development and more. Come with all your questions; leave with resources and a plan to make your workplace as inclusive and welcoming as it can be. In this workshop, you’ll learn about legal protections that apply to transgender and gender-nonconforming employees explore best practices for creating a trans-friendly workplace in terms of hiring, healthcare coverage, personnel records, restroom policies, addressing potential harassment, etc. practice tools for communicating the importance of transgender inclusion plan concrete steps to move the issue of trans* rights forward in your sphere of influence About the Presenter Davey Shlasko, M.Ed., is an educator, consultant and activist whose passion is facilitating group learning about & in the context of social justice movements. Davey combines expressive arts, introspective exploration, academic theory and hands-on skills-building to help groups deepen their understanding and practice of social justice principles. Based in the San Francisco bay area, Davey has trained thousands of professionals and community members nationwide since 2000 and has published several book chapters on how to teach about transgender inclusion. Return to the conference main...

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Advertise with the Center

Advertising in the Gala Journal and Pride Guide is a great way to connect with a community eager to support the businesses that support the Center. To purchase your ad, scroll down to the form at the end of the page. Ad purchases totaling $150 or more include a FREE one-year listing (a $100 value) in our LGBTQ-Friendly Business Directory, which receives hundreds of hits each month. Read more about our Annual Spring Gala and Pride March and Festival. Digital Pride Guide This year the Digital Pride Guide will be an online resource throughout the month of June! See more details below as you fill out the form. The Hudson Valley Pride Guide is a great opportunity for local businesses and agencies to show strong support for their LGBTQ clients each June during the Hudson Valley Pride March and Festival. Filled with listings for affirming business, from banks and B&Bs to construction and caterers, the Digital Pride Guide is online through December 2016! The Gala Journal Our Gala Journal is beautifully produced on high quality, full color, glossy stock each March for our Annual Spring Gala. You can be sure of polished, elegant representation as you promote your business. Advertisers in the Gala Journal reach business and community supporters from across the Hudson Valley; and of course, the event’s 300 annual attendees — many of whom are influential opinion-makers in the Hudson Valley’s LGBTQ and general communities. To Place Your Ad… Purchase a Journal Ad Gala Journal (by February 1)Full Page 8" x 8" - $500Half Page 4" x 8" - $300Third Page 2.6" x 8" - $200Business Card 2" x 3.5" - $100Online Pride Guide (by May 1)Full Page 8" x 8" - $300Half Page 4" x 8" - $200Third Page 2.6" x 8" - $150Business Card 2" x 3.5" - $75Gala/Pride Combination (by February 1)Full Page 8" x 8" - $700 (Save $100)Half Page 4" x 8" - $400 (Save $100)Third Page 2.6" x 8" - $300 (Save $50)Business Card 2" x 3.5" - $150 (Save $25)Name* First Last Business/AgencyBilling Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email Address* Telephone*Total $0.00 Thank you! When you hit SUBMIT, you'll be redirected to PayPal to complete your transaction. If you have any questions about placing an ad in the Gala Journal or the Pride Guide, contact Alyssa Tullin at a.tullin@lgbtqcenter.org or call her at (845)...

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