Pride 2020 Goes Virtual! We hated to have to cancel our in-person Pride March and Festival, but we are happy to announce a month long series of Virtual Pride events in June!

Know Your Rights Digital Training: COVID19 Edition   The 3rd at 6pm

The Know Your Rights digital townhall will address the unique legal challenges the LGBTQ+ community faces in navigating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Partnering with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, we will be discussing the numerous changes in local, state, and federal laws as they impact the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re navigating applying for unemployment for the first time, afraid to return to work due to safety conditions, trying to navigate changing your name during court closures, or are worried about being evicted, help is available.

If you have specific legal questions or topic you would like to see covered, email programs@lgbtqcenter.org. Please note that “Know Your Rights” trainings are legal information only as opposed to specific advice and counsel to your unique situation. If you would like specific advice to your situation, the LSHV intake lines are still open despite the COVID-19 closures and can be reached at 1-877-574-8529.

Pre-registration is requested, and participants can join via Zoom or conference call. To register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlde-pqzojGd33xXjXze_1lMf7T4cCdnhn

 

Crosswalk Painting   The 6th at 9am

Join us in spirit as we partner with Radio Kingston and O+ Festival staff members to repaint the rainbow crosswalks at a distance! To protect everyone’s safety we will be doing this as a staff-only event… No volunteers this year, but please join us next year!

Live video will be streamed on the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/hvlgbtqcenter/

 

Pride Opening Reception and Volunteer Appreciation    The 6th from 5-6pm

Join us for the Virtual Pride Opening Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Event where you can learn more about the virtual events in June and celebrate our amazing volunteers.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98202317164 Meeting ID: 982 0231 7164

 

Pride Music Festival   The 7th from 4-6pm

COVD-19 can’t stop us from having our PRIDE Festival. Join us on Facebook Live on Hudson Valley Pride Sunday for amazing performances by local performers Denise Parent, Nia & Ness, Ryan Cassata, and Salem Corwin!

Live video will be streamed on the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/hvlgbtqcenter/

 

Open Mic   The 13th at 7pm

Sit back, relax, tune in and enjoy! Come listen to local performers showcasing their talent for a great cause! Pay-what-you-can optional donations during the event will go to support the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center and Destination Tomorrow’s TRANScend COVID-19 Rapid Response fund, supporting the BIPOC TGNC community during the pandemic.

Our Pride Open Mic will be streaming live on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hvlgbtqcenter/

Support a good cause while having a great time! If you’d like to perform, please complete this form: https://bit.ly/3cbLGNU

 

Pride Teen Movie Night   The 19th from 3-5pm

Join us for a Pride Month virtual Teen Night on Discord 3pm to 5pm in place of our regular Chill Out where we’ll be watching the 2014 movie Pride. Send your Discord username and code to programs@lgbtqcenter.org to get an invite.

We want to make sure this space is for teens ages 12 to 19 only. So we are checking who is coming in. If you can let your friends already going to Chill Out know you are coming, they’ll let us know and that’ll get you in right away. Or, you’ll be asked to jump into a video chat to say hello.

 

Laramie Project Staged Reading Fundraiser   The 19th at 7pm

New Deal Creative Arts present a staged reading of The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman about the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Proceed go to support the Center and New Deal Creative Arts.

To purchase a “donation ticket” go to https://newdeal-laramieproject.eventbrite.com

 

‘Listening for Action’ A Virtual TownHall   The 25th at 7pm

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center values the input of our community members. Please join us for our first ever Town Hall, ‘Listening for Action’ which will be held virtually on Zoom on Thursday June 25th at 7pm. The Center staff and members of the board will be present to hear your thoughts and ideas. Comments shared at this Town Hall will be utilized to improve the communication and organization of the LGBTQ Community Center. Come join us and help shape the future of Hudson Valley programs and services!

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96905660689 Meeting ID: 969 0566 0689

One tap mobile +16468769923,,96905660689# US (New York)

 

A Very Peculiar Drag Show   The 27th at 8pm

Join the Haus of Peculiar as they drag over the LGBTQ Centers YouTube channel. This event will conclude our Virtual Pride Events of 2020!

If you have any questions, please email t.doak@lgbtqcenter.org