[RECAP] Pics from BGHV’s Big Gay Pool Party

By at July 27, 2016 | 10:34 pm | 0 Comment


Clear sunny skies, a crowd of 150+ and amazing poolside beats spun live by DJ Prephab and Superior Sounds - how could we not gush about July's Big Gay Pool Party? It was great! Check out the pics on Facebook and mark your calendar now for our Otter Pop Pool Party, coming up Sunday August 21st at the spectacular St. Hubert's Lodge in Marlboro,

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“We Stand With Orlando” Vigil To Be Held at Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center on Mon June 13

By at June 13, 2016 | 11:40 am | 0 Comment


From the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center: In solidarity with the men and women who perished in the recent shooting at the Pulse Club in Orlando, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center will hold a vigil tonight [Monday June 13] from 5:30-6:30. It will be an opportunity to mourn, to support each other, and to demonstrate that the loss of one member of our

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The Essentials: What to Pack for This Sunday’s Summer Community Picnic @ Locust Grove

By at June 9, 2016 | 10:49 pm | 0 Comment


BGHV’s 8th annual celebration of the summer Pride season returns to Poughkeepsie’s Locust Grove Historic Estate this Sunday June 12th for our classic Summer Community Picnic. Whether a veteran picnicker or newbie to the party, here’s what you’ll need to have the best al fresco experience ever.   It’s All BYO There won’t be any food or drink

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BGHV’s 9 Favorite Queen-Inspired Looks

By at June 9, 2016 | 9:35 am | 0 Comment


This Saturday’s Queen City Pride Queen-Sized Tea Dance at Union Tavern has no cover for those that come in an outfit inspired by their favorite figure of royalty. Looking for some inspiration? Here are 9 of our favorites.   1) Queen of Hearts Feared by Alice and hated by her subjects, this antagonistic jewel of the Disney villains collection deserves Hall of

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Dutchess County Seeks Applications for Human Rights Commission Members

By at June 7, 2016 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment


Dutchess County, NY sent this bulletin at 06/06/2016 04:30 PM EDT Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Chairman of the Legislature Dale Borchert have announced applications are being accepted to serve on the Dutchess County Human Rights Commission. Individuals who are dedicated to the cause of human rights and seek to ensure Dutchess County

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[VOTE] Which Classic Gay Music Video Is Your Good Luck Charm?

By at June 7, 2016 | 9:51 pm | 0 Comment


Love Shack? Supermodel? Karma Chameleon? What Fuels Your Bowling Game?   This Friday's Queenpin Bowling event is part bowling-part video bar as the in-lane screens at the newly renovated Spins Bowl in Poughkeepsie pump music videos to keep your triple crown game strong.   For this Friday's event we've booked the ENTIRE bowling alley - it's all

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[Watch + Learn] 5 Fun Facts + a Video Clip of QCP Comedienne Jackie Hoffman

By at June 7, 2016 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment


This year's Queen City Pride celebration will feature a one-night-only performance by the wacky & hilarious NYC comedy icon, Jackie Hoffman. New to the House of Hoffman? Here's what you need to know.   Jackie is a veteran of Chicago's famed The Second City comedy improv group. That means she's really, really good at telling jokes. Jackie is devoutly

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Drag Queens + The Great Outdoors = Natural Beauty in Upstate New York

By at May 31, 2016 | 10:54 pm | 0 Comment


Explore the natural beauty of New York's Hudson Valley!   Full of history, wonder and natural beauty, the Hudson Valley offers something for everyone. Discover Upstate New York like you've never seen it before with Big Gay Hudson Valley! See the sights and plan your own adventure during Queen City Pride, coming to Poughkeepsie this June 10, 11 & 12!

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#TBT: Looking Back on 7 Years of Pride in Poughkeepsie

By at May 25, 2016 | 10:47 pm | 0 Comment


June is national Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride month and Big Gay Hudson Valley has organized its 8th annual Queen City Pride celebration to mark the occasion. We hope to see you in Poughkeepsie - the Queen City of the Hudson River - on June 10, 11, and 12 so that you can join the fun! With 7 fantastic Pride Preview and Queen City Pride events behind

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Pride Along the Hudson 2016: Local Pride Festivals in the Hudson Valley

By at May 15, 2016 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment


Every June, the LGBT community and our allies gather across the country to celebrate just how fabulous it is being fabulous - and the Hudson Valley is no exception. This year you can follow the rainbow brick road of festivals up & down the river and experience all that our region has to offer. Pride Along the Hudson Kickoff Party: June 3rd Join BGHV and

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At Big Gay Hudson Valley we believe that a community is only as strong as the sum of its parts. Since 2009 BGHV has hosted a wide variety of events aimed at bringing local people and organizations together. is focused on highlighting the efforts of local businesses and organizations by providing resources of interest to the Hudson Valley's LGBTQ community and our allies. The site spotlights the efforts of local grassroots organizations, highlights locally gay-owned and gay-affirming businesses and promotes the diversity of the region.

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