Tom Goss Can’t Wait to Get to Poughkeepsie!

By at April 14, 2015 | 3:32 pm | 0 Comment

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This Saturday night, Tom Goss will be headlining the April edition of our monthly pop-up gay bar series, The Meet Market.   He's so excited about coming through Poughkeepsie he could just take his shirt right off. Oh wait... // // April Tour 2015! NYC, Poughkeepsie, Buffalo, Minneapolis & Sal...Can't wait to see you! Please spread the word :

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April Meet Market to Feature Live Male & Female Burlesque!

By at April 7, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


  If you haven't joined the community for a night out at The Meet Market - what are you waiting for? Our March edition with Hedda Lettuce saw a crowd of almost 200 spend the night out in Dowtown Poughkeepsie enjoying live entertainment, meeting new people and dancing the night away. We've heard pretty consistently from many of that you'd like for us to add

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Health Quest, Poughkeepsie Journal and 96.1 KISS FM Show Their “Queen City Pride”

By at April 5, 2015 | 11:29 am | 0 Comment


  Queen City Pride planning is well underway for this season with a spectacular lineup of unique events in the works that the whole community will be able to enjoy. Big Gay Hudson Valley is excited to announce that three of our community partners are returning as supporting sponsors for Queen City Pride 2015. Health Quest is the largest family of hospitals

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BGHV Leads Discussion on Making Tourism Businesses More LGBT-Friendly

By at April 1, 2015 | 9:26 am | 0 Comment

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  On Wednesday April 1st, Stephan Hengst and Patrick Decker from Big Gay Hudson Valley were the feature speakers at Dutchess County Tourism’s “Lunch and Learn” series at the historic Mills Mansion in Staatsburg. The pair spoke to a forum of business owners and operators on strategies for making their organizations more appealing and welcoming to local

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SNEAK PEEK: Meet Tom Goss, the Meet Market’s April 18th Headline Performer

By at March 31, 2015 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment


What do “Make Believe”, “Lover” and “Bears” make you think of? A sultry round of gay fan fiction? Perhaps – we’ll put that on our to do list. But the more important answer is Tom Goss!   The nationally acclaimed out singer/songwriter will be headlining the next installment of BGHV’s monthly gay bar series, The Meet Market, on Saturday April

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PTown Bear Week Favorites DJ Brian Derrick and My Big Funny Peter Bisuito to Headline Hudson Valley Bear Camp

By at March 25, 2015 | 4:32 pm | 0 Comment


Those of you familiar with the headline acts of Provincetown’s annual Bear Week may recognize the scruffy faces pictured here. BGHV is so excited to announce two new headliners who, aside from being Bear Week favorites, will be joining us for Hudson Valley Bear Camp! DJ Brian Derrick Boston-based DJ & mix-maker Brian Derrick is a resident DJ at popular Bean

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RECAP: Hedda Lettuce Paints Poughkeepsie Green

By at March 16, 2015 | 11:57 am | 0 Comment


The self-proclaimed "Queen of Green", Hedda Lettuce, brought her lightning sharp wit and signature verdant wigs to the March edition of The Meet Market for a special dose of St. Patrick's Day fun.   [metaslider id=14119]   Over 175 people packed the house for Hedda's show, which was lit up completely in green lights thanks to the amazing team at

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BGHV Announces Dates for Queen City Pride 2015

By at March 12, 2015 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment


  Ready your crowns, Poughkeepsie! Queen City Pride is coming back to the “Queen City of the Hudson” for another year of big gay fun for the whole community this June 12-14.   Queen City Pride (formerly known as Pride Preview Weekend) is Big Gay Hudson Valley’s annual pride celebration, hosted in Poughkeepsie, NY. We’re thrilled to announce that

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Go Green with the Queen this St. Patrick’s Day

By at March 8, 2015 | 3:23 pm | 0 Comment

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St. Patrick's Day is coming up, so in good Irish spirit BGHV is bringing The Queen of Green - Hedda Lettuce - to Poughkeepsie to headline the next installment of The Meet Market.   Hedda is a nationally acclaimed gender illusionist whose long line of credits includes appearances on MTV, Comedy Central, Project Runway, The People's Court, Sex and the City

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RECAP: The Meet Market Says “Sayonara” to February

By at March 2, 2015 | 3:46 pm | 0 Comment


Below zero wind chills are stupid, so we said sayonara to a frozen February with a smokin' hot new edition of The Meet Market, BGHV's monthly pop-up gay bar series.   [metaslider id=13989] We were thrilled to have more than 120 of you brave the cold and join in the fun as Trixie Starr brought her infamous version of The Match Game to Poughkeepsie, complete

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At Big Gay Hudson Valley we believe that a community is only as strong as the sum of its parts, so we focus on local businesses and groups and encourage visitors to think local first whenever possible. Showcasing fresh, original items of interest to the LGBTQ community and its allies, the site spotlights the efforts of local grassroots organizations that promote the diversity of the region. In addition, Big Gay Hudson Valley hosts its own events and happenings to bring the region’s myriad organizations together.

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