Hudson Valley Pride 2019. 3 fists with the rainbow, trans, and black & brown flags are raised over a crowd of protesters. Text saying "Looking Back, Marching Forward" and "March & Festival June 2nd) hang above them. To the right, a sign says "Stonewall Inn"

Fifty years ago, the New York Police Department attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer patrons. But the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 saw a change in the course of history when those New Yorkers fought back and started the multi-day uprising that we now know as the Stonewall Riots, led by transgender and lesbian activists of color, including Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé Delarverie. This moment marked the start of our modern LGBTQ rights movement. We are proud to announce that this Pride, the Center will be looking back on this history, and marching forward in the footsteps of our elders.

Last year’s Hudson Valley Pride March & Festival took place on June 2nd, 2019 in New Paltz, NY.


During the month of June the Center hosts over a dozen events and activities in honor and celebration of Pride Month and there are plenty of ways to get involved. See below for other Pride Month events.

Be sure to check out 2019 Pride Guide, which features the full schedule of Pride events, plus premium content and messages from our generous supporters. Copies of the Pride Guide are available at the Center and at all Pride events. To see an online version of the 2019 guide, please click here.


In February of 2004 the same-sex weddings performed by then New Paltz Mayor Jason West and local clergy pushed the lesbian gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community to the forefront in New York and across the nation. Those weddings led to the first New Paltz Pride March & Festival held in June 2005 which in turn led to the formation of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center. The Pride March & Festival has continued to grow ever since.


During the month of June the Center hosted over a dozen events and activities in honor and celebration of Pride Month. Check out the Pride Guide in May to get a full listing and description of all events, plus more information about marshals, sponsors, and elected officials.

May 12th: Tea Dance Kick-Off
May 31st: Pride Dance Party & Drag Show (tickets on sale now!)
June 1st: Re-Paint the Town Proud
June 1st: Art Opening: “The Out List”
June 1st: Pride Opening Reception & Volunteer Recognition Event
June 2nd: Pride March & Festival
June 8th: Pride Picnic
June 10th: Geek Pride Game Night
June 20th: Queer Soup Night & GENDA Know Your Rights
June 21st: Youth Pride Dance Party

June 22nd: Gross Indecency: The Trials of Oscar Wilde
June 24th: SAGE Table Intergenerational Meal
June 29th: PrideStories: a preservation and celebration of LGBTQ history