LGBTQ Community Center of Hudson Valley
As a safe, supportive environment, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center provides services, professional resources, and programs that unite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community across lines of age, race, gender, and economics. Our purpose is to strengthen, support, and celebrate LGBTQ individuals, families, and groups in their efforts to achieve their fullest potential.
The center strives for positive social change through advocacy, community education, cultural awareness, and wellness programs that assist in the creation, development, and growth of LGBTQ-affirming organizations, institutions, and culture within the community at large.
300 Wall Street Kingston
LGBTQ Support Groups:
Baby and Toddler Circle
Join us for support, friendship and play during our new meetup for LGBTQ
and allied parents and families with babies. We’ll build community among adults
while nurturing family bonding with play and circle time.
Meets 1st Saturdays & 3rd Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Peer support group open to all caregivers. Sponsored by Jewish Family Services and facilitated by Paula Lockshon.
Meets the first Thursday of each month from 3:00–4:15 p.m. in the Center at the Hayes-Waite Library.
Contact: Jake Salt, j.salt@LGBTQcenter.org
A discussion and support group for LGBTQ people with disabilities.
Taconic Resources for Independence
82 Washington Ave,Suite 214
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month
5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Contact Charla, to RSVP in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text: 845-443-5924
*If you require an American Sign-Language interpreter, please RSVP 1-2 weeks in advance*
For those interested in engaging in personal relationships that are based upon the conscious exchange of power and authority.
Meets every third Sunday at the Center from 2:00–4:00 p.m.
The Gay Men’s Discussion Group of the Hudson Valley is a group of gay and bisexual men (and those who identify as male) who meet for discussion on topics of interest to the gay community.
Meets on the first and second Thursdays of the month at the Center, and also offers monthly social events and movie nights.
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).
Meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Center at 7:00 p.m.
Fran Divine, email@example.com
QUEER FAMILY MEETUP
We’re a fun, monthly social meetup for queer families of any variety with early grade & elementary aged kids!
Meets once a month on a weekend.
A discussion and peer support group for LGBTQ adults (18+) who are at any stage of coming out.
Meets every first and third Monday at the Center from 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-331-5300.
TRANS SPECTRUM DISCUSSION GROUP
A discussion and peer support group for people of transgender experience, and those who identify as genderqueer, nonbinary, or under the broader trans umbrella.
Meets every first and third Wednesday at the Center from 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Contact: email@example.com or call 845-331-5300.
A group welcoming of all women, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender expression, age, and personal experience.
Meets at the Center on the second Friday of each month, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. and plans OUT & About, a group activity, on each fourth Friday.
LGBTQ YOUTH BOOK CLUB
Our new LGBTQ book club for queer teens (ages 12-19) and our allies who love to read QYA (Queer Young Adult) Fiction! Newcomers are always welcome any week. Together we’ll cover cornerstone writers and discover new voices! Discussion and readings lead by a QYA obsessed just like yourself.
Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month 4-5:30 p.m.
QUEER YOUNG ADULT MEETUP
A discussion and support group for Queer Young Adults (“QYA”), ages 18-24, to connect, explore the queer experience, and be themselves in a safe and supportive space. All LGBTQ young adults (ages 18-24) welcomed and light refreshments will be served. Meeting takes place at Dutchess Community College (53 Pendell Rd. in Poughkeepsie) in Hudson Hall room 315.
Meets every second Wednesday at 7pm.
A play and craft group for transgender and gender nonconforming children and their siblings (ages 5–12 years). Knowledgeable community volunteers provide craft activities; $20 materials donation per family. Supportive parents and caregivers meet in a separate room for a discussion facilitated by parents of trans children.
Meets on the first Sunday of the month, 4–5:30 p.m.
LEG (LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENDERS)
Meeting for transgender and nonbinary youth (middle and high school). Activities include activism, education, peer mentoring, and socialization.
Meets every first and third Wednesday at the Center from 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Contact: Jake Salt, firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of LGBTQ individuals and their allies who love all aspects of fiber arts and/or crafts.
Meets every Tuesday at the Center from 7:00–9:00 p.m.
KEY OF Q
A space for LGBTQ people of color in the Hudson Valley to come together, build community, find support, and foster conversation. SE HABLA ESPAÑOL. All LGBTQ people of color are welcome.
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 5:30pm. First meeting November 20th, 2018.
Join us at the Beverly during the pop-up queer bar “Pansy Club” for a political action night. The Center will provide discussion, materials, and tips on how to take action for LGBTQ justice.
Every third Thursday, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Beverly Lounge
224 Foxhall Ave, Kingston, NY 12401