The Intersection of Santeria/Yoruba Ritual in Daily LGBTQ+ Living with guest speaker, Ray Cortes

Ray Cortes, a Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ resident for nearly a decade, will speak about his practice of Santeria/Yoruba. Ray will share how he employs rituals to embody his “chosen family,” and how this strengthens his life and protects him.  Many of us in the LGBTQ+ community share this experience of “chosen” family, and friends, organizations, and spiritual practices, to help us deal with our own pressures and anxieties of everyday life.

Please join us for an evening that promises to enlighten and move you.

This event is at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center and is open to everyone.

  • Meeting Date/Time: Thursday April 6, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Meeting Location: Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center (300 Wall Street Kingston)
  • Facilitator Name: Michael Erp (he/him)
  • Facilitator Contact info: (845)-668-1006 or via e-mail at
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Apr 06 2023


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm