Our Code of Conduct applies to all staff, group facilitators, volunteers, and participants at our on-site, off-site, and virtual programs, events, and counseling sessions. To learn more, click here.

All group facilitators attend mandatory orientation sessions, such as LGBTQ+ Inclusivity and Anti-Bias/Diversity Equity and Inclusion Training.

Early Gen-Z Queer Hangout

Saturdays, 1:00pm – 2:30pm at The Community Center, 300 Wall Street, Kingston

Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm at the Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz

All 18 to 24-year-olds who identify with the LGBTQ+ community are welcome! This group’s goal is to establish a safe space to connect with people, express yourself and learn from others.

Questions about Early Gen-Z Queer Hangout? 

Contact Phoenix Laxton (he/they) via email at phoenix@lgbtqcenter.org.

Phoenix Laxton (he/they)
Group Facilitator

Phoenix Laxton (He/They) is the Facilitator for the “Early Gen-Z Queer Hangout”. They are dedicated to providing a safe space for his fellow queers. Phoenix has met wonderful friends through their group and hopes the same for others.

Phoenix Laxton headshot with colorful background


Working for Changes event graphic with illustrations of three people holding signs and a megaphone

Working for Changes (currently on hiatus)

The Working for Changes group seeks individuals who are hungry to affect change by taking action.

We will learn what is happening in Albany as legislators return to the budget period and strategize on how to get our message across to ensure there is funding for the LGBTQ+ community. There are many methods, and we can use them all: Phone blasts, Social media blasts, Letter campaigns, visiting legislators in their Albany offices, etc.

If you don’t have any experience in the above, join us! This is not about what you know. It’s about empowerment by teaching and learning. We’re excited to learn from all of you.