HUDSON VALLEY LGBTQ CENTER
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, New York 12401
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Services for Youth and Families
The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center has many opportunities for youth and families to build community, find resources, and grow together.
Discussion and support groups for parents and family members of LGBTQ people, for transgender youth, and for transgender children and their families.
Check out one of the many teen dances held throughout the year.
The LGBTQ Youth Book Club meets twice a month to read and discuss queer young adult fiction.
There are also many opportunities to get involved with LGBTQ groups at your high school.
The Hudson Valley Queer Youth Project organizes a monthly teen night for all LGBTQ and allied youth ages 12-19. Teennights features music, dances, workshops, artmaking, and friends. Suggested donation is $5 but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
Every third Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE (TDOR)
Every year on November 20, the Center holds a vigil to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance. The annual observance honors those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence. More info about international events and the history of TDOR can be found here.
The day caps off Transgender Awareness Week (November 14–20), which seeks to expand understanding of trans and gender nonbinary individuals.