LGBTQAI+ Rights

LGBTQAI+ Rights


Dutchess County Pride Center is a safe place for members of the LGBTQ+ community in Dutchess County, including LGBTQ+ youth, young adults and their families, and allies to feel comfortable and free to express themselves. Our goal is to support, educate and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, including LGBTQ+ youth and their families, through outreach, support groups and social events.

Website | Social Media

Opportunities for Engagement:

  • Social media management
  • Program support
  • Legislative reform

Hours:  Students can register for either 0.5 or 1.0 unit of credit. 0.5 unit = 40 hours over the semester with the organization + 30 hours of academic work 1.0 unit = 80 hours over the semester with the organization + 60 hours of academic work

Are you interested in getting involved with the Dutchess County Pride Center?Visit here for your next steps.


The Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center is a hub of resources, education, community building, advocacy, and organizing, with the goal of building more resilient networks in our community. A grassroots organization committed to addressing the barriers that are created by racial, social and economic injustices, centering people of color and our allies by creating visibility and reclaiming power.

Website | Social Media

Opportunities for Engagement:

  • Join Queers for Justice! The mission of Queers for Justice is to address the disparity of over policing, the criminal justice system and incarceration of Black and Brown LGBTQ+ identified people in the Hudson Valley. They advocate for incarcerated and systems impacted LGBTQ+ identified community members, fight for legislative change, connect community members to legal resources, and provide moral support and community connection to take action through education.
  • Build a community with incarcerated community members
  • Network with organizations and organizers across the state
  • Advocate for systems change
  • Gain a basic understanding of Intersectional Abolition
  • Advocate for policy change with an abolitionist lens
  • Read and understand New York State policy
  • Understand New York State government legislative process
  • A commitment of 6-8 hours per week

Qomunidad Internship

  • Administrative tasks, including note taking and email list maintenance
  • Drafting communications, including social media and email blasts
  • Collaborating with communications team to keep graphics and descriptions on our website, social media, and emails up-to-date
  • A commitment of 5-8 hours per week

Hours:  Students can register for either 0.5 or 1.0 unit of credit. 0.5 unit = 40 hours over the semester with the organization + 30 hours of academic work 1.0 unit = 80 hours over the semester with the organization + 60 hours of academic work

Are you interested in getting involved with The Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center?Visit here for your next steps.


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