Pride Month in the Hudson Valley: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion

Pride Month in the Hudson Valley: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion

June is Pride Month in the Hudson Valley and beyond, and if you’re wondering what that means or why it matters, you’re not alone. It’s okay to be curious about the origins of this observance, or what exactly we’re celebrating when we take time to commemorate the diversity of our sexualities and gender identities. With some information and context, though, understanding Pride Month in the Hudson Valley (or anywhere else) becomes much simpler. 4 Reasons to Celebrate Pride Month in the Hudson Valley NYC and Fire Island are so last year! Discover new spots to celebrate Pride just a short […]

OutHudson announces Pride Parade Grand Marshals and Complete Lineup at the 13th Annual OutHudson LGBTQ Pride Celebration June 1-5 in Hudson, NY

OutHudson announces Pride Parade Grand Marshals and Complete Lineup at the 13th Annual OutHudson LGBTQ Pride Celebration June 1-5 in Hudson, NY

Mayor of Hudson, NY Kamal Johnson was announced as co-Grand Marshal with OutHudson Executive Director Osun Zotique at “Out of this World” themed Pride Parade Saturday, June 4 Additional event programming announced includes a diverse roster of events supporting OutHudson’s mission of advancing visibility and improving the quality of life of local LGBTQIA+ and ally folx. The 2022 festivities return for the first time since the 2019 Pride Celebration. Hudson, NY; Monday, May 9, 2022: OutHudson, a 501(c)(3) organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life and advance the visibility of LGBTQIA+ folx in and around Columbia County, today […]

The Rich Meaning of Naked Freedom and Homoeroticism in Maxwell Alexander's Photographs and NFT Art

The Rich Meaning of Naked Freedom and Homoeroticism in Maxwell Alexander’s Photographs and NFT Art

Since leaving my oppressive country of birth (different from my homeland) and becoming an artist, I have always been inspired by freedom and liberty. Freedom is the freedom to make choices, pursue passions, and live without regret. Free will empowers us to make decisions and take actions that are purposeful in our lives. As artists and human beings, we must make conscious decisions that steer our lives in directions that honor and respect ourselves and those around us, and eventhough there is plety of bigotry and self-imposed judgement to go around, I challenge all of you as human beings to […]

Meet Maxwell Alexander, the Hot New NFT Artist to Follow – LGBTQ Art – Queer Art – Homoerotic Art – Gay Art – Digital Painting – NFT Collectible © 2022 MAXWELL ALEXANDER

Meet Maxwell Alexander, the Hot New NFT Artist to Follow

The NFT (non-fungible token) art world has been graced with the talents of Maxwell Alexander, an artist who has been creating captivating digital art through the use of non-fungible smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. While he’s had many successful token sales and NFT trades, there’s more to Maxwell than just his interesting background and his amazing artwork that takes inspiration from both anime and pop queer culture references, as well as real-life experiences such as making it in New York City as another immigrant from Russia. What inspired Maxwell’s art? I am inspired by all things bodybuilding, human sexuality, […]

Open Letter to Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Calling for Community Accountability

Open Letter to Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Calling for Community Accountability

The Newburgh LGBTQIA+ Center, in coalition with other community-based organizations, operating and serving the Hudson Valley, and on behalf of community members, all former constituents, volunteers, and employees of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, herein referred to as the Kingston Center, demand accountability from the Kingston Center for its racist, oppressive, and imperialistic behavior in the Hudson Valley. Our Center is founded by people of color, centering on the needs of the most vulnerable in the Hudson Valley. As an organization spearheading racial justice work in the Hudson Valley, not only have we become a sanctuary for numerous Kingston Center […]