The Center held the 2018 Pride March and Festival on Sunday June 3, in New Paltz, N.Y. Both events experienced record attendance thanks to all the volunteers and participants. During the month of June, the Center hosts over a dozen events and activities in honor and celebration of Pride Month.
A little history: In February of 2004 the same-sex weddings performed by then New Paltz mayor Jason West pushed the LGBTQ community to the forefront in New York and across the nation. Those weddings led to the first New Paltz Pride March & Festival held in June 2005 which in turn led to the formation of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center. The Pride March & Festival has continued to grow ever since. Read more about Hudson Valley Pride here and find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Thanks to Jeff Rindler for his help and Bonnie Brill at Developing Now Photography for the beautiful photos here.