Gender Affirming Voice Modification Workshop

Sunday, June 12 11am-noon
Human voice is a complex, dynamic process we use for making sound, but also needs to be recognized as an important feature of our identity. People who are gender diverse may seek to modify aspects of their voice and communication to more closely match who they are. This workshop will allow participants to explore the human voice in ways that promote safe change in vocal characteristics, like pitch, inflection, and resonance. Aspects of vocal warm up and voice practice will be shared with the audience, and an app, Voice Tools, will be used to provide feedback on aspects of voice that can be modified. Be prepared to try some things with your voice. Download the app before you arrive, and we’ll see how it can be used.  
Jack Pickering is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The College of Saint Rose. He received his BA and MA from the University of Maine, and his doctoral degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Ohio University in 1990. Dr. Pickering’s teaching interests include voice disorders, gender affirming voice and communication, and counseling for communication disorders and differences. Dr. Pickering has been an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist since 1984, and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. 

Medical and Surgical Treatment Options for Gender-Affirming Care

In this one-hour workshop, we will discuss the medical and surgical treatment options for gender-affirming care. We will explore the following commonly asked questions: What to expect during your first visit with your doctor? What are the medications used? What physical/emotional changes are expected with treatment? How frequent are the follow-up appointments? Do you need a mental health referral to start treatment? What are the steps to getting gender-affirming surgery? What is the approach to children who are struggling with their gender identity?
There will be time for Q&A at the end of the workshop. Bring your friends, family, and lots of questions! RSVP to

Issues Debrief LGBT and Dementia

This 29-minute video will go into the history of Alzheimer’s disease, including progression, research and resources, and LGBT concerns — specifically LGBT individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and LGBT partners and caregivers. RSVP to

Time: 1pm

Place: 300 Wall St., Kingston

Trauma Informed Yoga

Trauma Informed Yoga

Series of 4 Free classes!

Thursdays, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5


Tara is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher and has extensively continued her education with an emphasis on trauma-informed yoga, Yoga Nidra, children’s yoga, mindfulness, restorative yoga, adaptive yoga therapeutics, anatomy and bodywork, meditation, Ayurveda, and somatic healing. Working with adults and youth, it has been a dream come true to share the healing and grounding practice of yoga, and to be a conduit for the practices and teachings that have had such a profound impact on her life.

Using invitational language, Tara’s trauma-informed yoga class is open to all levels, including those needing to modify and/or practice in a chair. A well-rounded mix of physical movement, breathing & mindfulness practices, each class concludes with Yoga Nidra, which is a deeply nourishing, healing, and relaxing guided meditation, in which you’re guided out of the fight or flight nervous system and into the relaxation response, where healing and regeneration naturally occur. All are welcome. No registration required.

HIV/STD Testing Clinic

Free STI + HIV testing at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center in collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services.

Third Thursday of each month from 2pm-5:00pm

El tercer Jueves del mes, entre la 2pm y 5:00pm en el Centro Comunitario LGBTQ del Hudson Valley.

300 Wall Street, 2nd floor in the Well-Being Institute

Please RSVP to: 845-704-7322

Masks required.






Queer Sex and Sexuality: Support and Discussion Group

A place for queer folks to discuss and share about sexuality, relationships, intimacy, pleasure, power, kink, love and autonomy in a queer LGBTQ+ context. Sex positive and poly, kink, BDSM-friendly, with a trauma-informed approach. Affirming and welcoming to all. Asexual and aromantic folks welcomed. Facilitated by a trained counselor.
Contact Julia Reischel to join: by cell at (607) 441-6724 or by email at






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 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

The center will be closed from Dec 23- January2 to give our staff and volunteers an opportunity to recharge. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.


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!

Moderna Vaccine Appointments

On Wednesday May 5, 2021 from 1-6pm vaccinators will be administering the first dose of the Moderna Vaccine for 150 appointments at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center (300 Wall Street, Kingston).
Please bring your registration ticket and photo ID/employee ID to the appointment. Must be 18 years of age and older. Please keep in mind that the appointment time that you are scheduling will remain the same for your second dose appointment in 28 days.