At 10:40 this morning, the Hudson Pride Connections Center's Jersey City facility was vandalized. The incident happened before staff arrived and is being investigated as a bias crime. We are working with the local and state authorities to determine responsibility and next steps.
As an integral part of the region for the past 24 years, we know that this unsettling act does not, in any way, reflect the truly caring nature of our community. Although saddened and angered we will not be deterred and will work harder than ever to continue providing a home and voice for the LGBTQ community.
Hudson Pride Connections Center is a family of dedicated staff, volunteers and community partners working together to serve the diverse needs of the LGBTQ community and allies in Hudson County and Jersey City. We take pride in advocating for the physical, mental and social well-being of the people we serve. In our 24th year of continuous service, the Hudson Pride Connections Center operates under a very inclusive vision. We want our impact to extend well beyond the immediate LGBTQ community and to positively affect how society at-large and the LGBTQ community work together to create a safe and inclusive environment for all people.