Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

National Coming Out Day

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

October 11th is National Coming Out Day! This is a reminder to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in “coming out of the closet” and living authentically. #NationalComingOutDayNational Coming Out Day

June is Pride Month

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

For a more comprehensive calendar of different Pride events in the Hudson Valley, visit

New Podcast Episode: Condoms

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

HVCS’ Peer Health Alliance or PHA podcast is fun, open conversation about reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections and overall sexual health tips for young men ages 13-29 in the LGBTQ community and anyone who wants to know more about staying safe when it comes to sex.

In this episode Steph, Naomi & Andy talk about condoms, condom flavors, lube and more.

Subscribe and listen to more episodes on Spotify, iTunes, your favorite podcast app, or the web.

HVCS’ New Podcast: Peer Health Alliance talks about S…E…X!

Friday, January 31st, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Peer Health Alliance has a new podcast all about safer sex, hooking up, and all sorts of fun topics.

“Parents Just Don’t Understand”…that’s why talking about sexual health with a PHA peer is so important. In this episode we talk about HVCS’ Peer Health Alliance or PHA program and what a “peer” is. Learn why it is important to get your difficult sexual health questions answered by someone like you, that gets you and has the training and resources to you need. There are some conversations you don’t want to have with even the coolest of moms!

Find more episodes here or listen on Spotify! and iTunes (other podcast platforms coming soon).

Rockland Pride

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

This year, we celebrate our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, and Queer Latinx communities in downtown Haverstraw, NY with live music, dancing, food, vendors, children’s activities including Drag Queen Story Hour, and more! [Este año celebramos nuestras comunidades de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transexuales, no binarios y queer Latinx en el centro de Haverstraw, Nueva York, con música en vivo, bailes, comida, vendedores, actividades para niños, como Drag Queen Story Hour, ¡y mucho más!]

Hudson Valley Pride 2019

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

This year’s Hudson Valley Pride March & Festival will take place on June 2nd, 2019 in New Paltz, NY.


During the month of June the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center hosts over a dozen events and activities in honor and celebration of Pride Month and there are plenty of ways to get involved. See below for other Pride Month events.


In February of 2004 the same-sex weddings performed by then New Paltz Mayor Jason West and local clergy pushed the lesbian gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community to the forefront in New York and across the nation. Those weddings led to the first New Paltz Pride March & Festival held in June 2005 which in turn led to the formation of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center. The Pride March & Festival has continued to grow ever since.


During the month of June the Center hosts over a dozen events and activities in honor and celebration of Pride Month. Check out the Pride Guide in May to get a full listing and description of all events, plus more information about marshals, sponsors, and elected officials.

Save the dates! Locations and links to be announced.

May 12th: Tea Dance Kick-Off
May 31st: Pride Dance Party & Drag Show
June 1st: Re-Paint the Town Proud
June 1st: Art Opening: “The Out List”
June 1st: Pride Opening Reception & Volunteer Recognition Event
June 2nd: Pride March & Festival
June 8th: Pride Picnic
June 10th: Geek Pride Game Night
June 20th: Know Your Rights: GENDA and Human Rights Laws
June 21st: Youth Pride Dance Party
June 22nd: Gross Indecency: The Trials of Oscar Wilde
June 24th: SAGE Table Intergenerational Meal
June 29th: Film Screening at Kingston Library

And more! Stay tuned for even more Pride events and programs.

Poughkeepsie Pride Parade & Festival

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


Presented by Dutchess Pride Center
Line up 12 Noon on Market Street
Pride Parade kicks off 1-2pm

If you are interested in Marching in the Paradeplease fill out this form here

1-5pm, Waryas Park
Food Vendors, Community Organizations and Live Music all day!  

If you are interested in having a Table for your organization or businessplease fill out this form here

Is your business interested in being a sponsor or being listed in our Poughkeepsie Pride Guide, please fill out this form here

Interested in volunteering, either in planning or the day of, please fill out this form here

Drag Brunch 2018: Trixie Strikes Back

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Drag Brunch 2018

It’s time once again for delicious brunch food, mimosas, drag performers and Match Game! Liz, Dirk and the staff of Gunk Haus in Clintondale invite you to the 2018 Drag Brunch, a fundraiser for Hudson Valley Community Services. Hostess Trixie Starr is sure to sweeten the deal with the always-fun games and spicy banter. Local superstars including JoJo Gerard, Boxxa Vine and Valkyrie Hail will perform classic favorites and pop hits that will get you grooving to music by Superior Sounds. Plus, don your best gender-bending outfit and vie for the Best Audience Member Outfit prize and enter to win great prizes.

Tickets are $30 each and include choice of brunch entree, coffee, tea and juices–plus a donation to HVCS.

Get your tickets today via Eventbrite or Facebook!

Crystal Meth, MSM & HIV – Training

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Crystal Meth use continues to be a major health threat to MSM in New York State. This 2-day course will increase knowledge of crystal meth use among MSM, describe how use impacts risk for HIV infection, discuss harm reduction strategies as well as share a sample assessment tool. Relevant resources will also be discussed.

This course is CASAC/CPP/CPS approved for 13.0 Credit Hours
April 12 & 13, 2018
9AM – 5PM
Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc.
40 Saw Mill River Road Hawthorne, NY 10532

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If you do not have an account, you will need to sign up at prior to registering for this course.


Testing All Queens 2017

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Testing All Queens Drag Show Fundraiser