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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5 Quirky Quotes from Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy

By at April 5, 2016 | 4:14 pm | 0 Comment


Brace yourselves for two scoops of slapstick, folks! Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels is a side-splitting production packed with hilarious one-liners and perfectly-timed comedic delivery. Don't miss these five quirky (and soon-to-be classic) quotes from the show.   #1: The "Very Queer Indeed"   #2: The Pearl

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Taking The ‘Mystery’ Out of Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy

By at April 2, 2016 | 1:27 pm | 0 Comment


  Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels will kick off a three city tour of Poughkeepsie, Rosendale, and Hudson this April. Curious what it's all about? Here's nine essentials facts you need to know before you experience this queer & campy comedy.   Q: Is it a Burlesque Show? Is it a Play? What's This Show All About? A:

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6 Great Gay Events Happening This April

By at March 30, 2016 | 10:10 pm | 0 Comment


Spring is shaping up to be a busy season in the Hudson Valley! Check out these fab local events that give you something to do (almost) every weekend this April.   Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels Special Three City Hudson Valley Tour  |  Poughkeepsie, Rosendale, Hudson  |  Fri April 15th, Sat April 16th + Sun April

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March Madness: 5 Fab Events to Check Out This Month

By at March 8, 2016 | 8:52 am | 0 Comment


They always say that March rolls in like a lion and this year is no exception. Mark your calendar for these fab upcoming events and get your spring awakening started now.   Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center's 11th Annual Gala Saturday March 12th  |  Poughkeepsie The 2016 Gala celebrates the diversity, history, unity, and tradition of our community.

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Hudson Valley Community Mourns Loss of Civil Leader, Tracy Hermann

By at March 6, 2016 | 9:55 pm | 0 Comment


On Thursday March 3, 2016, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ community was rattled with the news of the sudden passing of Tracy Hermann, the Executive Director of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center and City of Poughkeepsie Common Councilman. The excerpt below, originally published in The Poughkeepsie Journal, tells some of Hermann's story and shares information about his

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RECAP: Photos of the February Meet Market Pop-Up Night Out

By at February 26, 2016 | 11:59 am | 0 Comment


Can you make a match?   It was all about quick wits and clever double entendres as hostess Trixie Starr pit the answers of a couple eager contestants against the Meet Market audience to see how they stacked up. Did you make a match? You won a prize! No such luck? You were given a prize!! Accompanying Trixie was the fabulous cabaret chanteuse, Ophelia Nightly,

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Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels

By at February 20, 2016 | 10:24 am | 0 Comment


Great jumping catfish! Someone has snatched Lady Dubois’ cherished family jewels! Never fear, stripper sleuths Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy are on the case. Watch as they hunt for clues, ward off menacing suspects and loosen up a few buttons of their own on their search to find the dastardly diamond deviant.   Presented by Big Gay Hudson Valley and

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New to “Match Game”? What You Need to Know Before the Next Meet Market

By at February 2, 2016 | 10:17 am | 0 Comment


The surgeon said, “This man I’m operating on must be a magician. When I reached in to pull out his appendix, I got a ______ instead. Batman said to Robin, “Don’t ever tell anyone I wear a _______.” Dumb Dora was so dumb, she brought a _______ to a press conference. These lines (and many more) have been immortalized by the popular 60's + 70’s game

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RECAP: Check Out Photos from The Meet Market JAN 2016

By at January 26, 2016 | 9:52 am | 0 Comment


We didn't let a few snowflakes keep us from spending the night out.   While areas south of us definitely got some snow, the sky was clear and the house was packed in Downtown Poughkeepsie on Saturday Jan 23rd for the first Meet Market: Pop-Up Night Out of the year. We were thrilled to have more than 130 of you come out, meet some new people and party to the

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About BGHV

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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