OLOC is an organization of OLD/Elder LESBIANS (55+) who are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Lesbian Voice as well as increasing Lesbian visibility in a world that stifles it and threatens to erase it.

Our Mission statement is to eliminate the oppression of ageism and to stand in solidarity against all oppressions.  We are a community of OLD/Elder Lesbians working for justice and the well-being of all OLD/Elder Lesbians. www.oloc.org

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5-7pm (except when specified) at the LGBTQ+ Center. 300 Wall St. Kingston NY. Retts chapter coordinator of the Hudson Valley OLOC chapter. 845-901-3879


The Hudson Valley Pride Coalition March & Festival

The Hudson Valley Pride March and Festival is back!!! With LGBTQ+ rights under attack, and trans life in particular in imminent danger on the national level, it’s more imperative than ever we come together this Pride Month – what better place to do so than where same-sex marriage was first catapulted into the spotlight and history was made?

Our Center has joined various local organizations, community groups, government entities, elected officials, and individuals to form the 2022 Hudson Valley Pride Coalition.

Join us on Sunday June 5th in New Paltz from 12-5pm to march and celebrate with us!

For more information, to volunteer, be a vendor, or join the coalition, visit: www.hudsonvalleypridecoalition.org/.

Questions? E-mail info@hudsonvalleypridecoalition.org

To Donate to help fund the event, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/new-paltz-pride-day-celebration?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

Queer Youth Ambassadors

Leadership! Advocacy! Health and Well-Being! These are the pillars for our Queer Youth Ambassadors group which used to be our Teen Leadership Council.

This group meets on Monday’s 4pm to 6pm at 300 Wall St. Kingston.

Meet in-person or through zoom. Just email programs@lgbtqcenter.org to join online.

We will be exploring ourselves and building relationships with peers, while focusing on leadership, advocacy, and health/well-being. This group is open to those who are 14 to 19. If interested and looking for more information on how to join please email programs@lgbtqcenter.org.

Black Trans Stories Matter

Black Trans Stories Matter

TMI Project and the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center are proud to announce our first-ever Black Trans Stories Matter true storytelling live virtual performance on Saturday, June 12th, 2021. Join us or host a screening from anywhere in the world!


Join us on Wednesday, May 12 at 1pm in partnership with Sun River Health to learn about PrEP and PEP. Sun River Health educators will give an overview on these HIV prevention medications including how they are used, risk factors, and how to pay for them. Bring your questions!

Wednesday Wind-Up Writing Party

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center is excited to offer a new ongoing social Writing Party series, facilitated by The Generations Project, starting April 21st and continuing on the Third Wednesday of every other month through August, (June 16th, August 18th), from 5-6:30pm EST!

At each session, TGP facilitators will guide participants through a variety of short creative writing prompts, designed to help each person express themselves, share their story and get to know each other. No writing experience necessary! These are fun, accessible exercises to flex your imagination and get to hear the perspectives of other generations of LGBTQ+ people. April’s session falls just before Earth Day, so we’ll be exploring related themes: the Indigenous history of the land, the environment and our global queer community.

Click here to register!




Listening For Action: Virtual Community Town Hall

Mark your calendars and plan to join the Center’s Board of Directors and staff for our next “Listening for Action” event – everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Thursday April 29th 6-8pm on Zoom! We want to update you on the many actions taken during the past months since our last town hall, as well as provide a preview of what’s in store for the rest of 2021 ahead.

Questions or things you want to hear about? Contact us at info@lgbtqcenter.org. Click here to register today!






A support, education and advocacy group for the parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ+ people. PFLAG, formerly known as Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is the United States’ largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+).

The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. To join the group, e-mail Fran Divine at:  frandivine@gmail.com