Zines!

Ever wanted to make a zine, but didn’t know how or have the materials to do so? Well now is your chance to learn about and create a zine! A zine is a great way to lift of up your voice by creating a small book on whatever you want. Zines are self-published and handmade books. Zines can be created to provide information on a topic, to express yourself and your feelings, and they can be used to show off your artistic talent. Feel free to

 bring your own items to collage into your zine, we will be providing the space, scissors and other craft supplies. The series will take place on

August 6th, 13th, and 20th @ 300 Wall Street, Kingston from 5pm to 7pm.

Hope to see you there!

Masks are required. Questions? Email Programs@lgbtqcenter.org

Emo Karaoke Night

Brace those vocal cords for Emo Karaoke Night!

Come by 300 Wall St. Kingston on Saturday, July 16th, 6pm to 8pm

Sing the greatest emo hits! Refreshments will be provided, masks are optional. All ages welcome!

Questions? Email programs@lgbtqcenter.org.

Open Doors

Open Doors begins! Join us on Thursdays 4-8 pm and Saturdays 12-4 pm for community access to the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center space. Hot meal Thursdays! Bring a dish to share in our queer potluck, or just come and enjoy some company. Browse the largest LGBTQ+ library in the Hudson Valley. Use the cyber center and printers. Join us for free activities, board games, making art, movie watching, special guests, and more. Any questions or requests? Please e-mail programs@lgbtqcenter.org

Open Doors

Open Doors begins! Join us on Thursdays 4-8 pm and Saturdays 12-4 pm for community access to the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center space. Hot meal Thursdays! Bring a dish to share in our queer potluck, or just come and enjoy some company. Browse the largest LGBTQ+ library in the Hudson Valley. Use the cyber center and printers. Join us for free activities, board games, making art, movie watching, special guests, and more. Any questions or requests? Please e-mail programs@lgbtqcenter.org

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 wellbeing@lgbtqcenter.org

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

Trans Spectrum Discussion Group

A peer support and discussion group for people of transgender experience, and those who identify as genderqueer, nonbinary, or under the broader trans umbrella. This group is not open to allies, friends, family members, etc. This group is not affiliated with or provided by the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center.

Location: Virtual and in person meetings

Calendar: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Contact: Email hvtransspectrum@protonmail.com for entry

Trans Day of Visibility Retreat @ SUNY New Paltz

We all need a break to celebrate our lives. TDOV this year is going to be about joy and the beauty of existence. Join us at SUNY New Paltz, Student Union Building, Room 409 for a 2-hour retreat to sit with one another and share feelings of joy. There will be crafting activities, mindfulness exercises, gratitude exercises, and a few snacks. You are encouraged to bring items from home that spark joy to incorporate into the crafting activities. Hope to see you there! For more information please e-mail programs@lgbtqcenter.org.

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.