For many years gay and lesbian residents of the Hudson Valley lived their lives as contributing members of the larger community and in doing so laid the foundation for today’s vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

In February 2004 the same-sex weddings in New Paltz pushed the LGBTQ community to the forefront of the media. We recognize ourselves as a large and diverse group within the larger Hudson Valley community.

In June of 2005 the New Paltz Pride March and Festival added to the momentum and brought together a small group of committed people who laid the groundwork for the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center.

Today, we have a place where all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people can gather, talk, share concerns, and create solutions.