Who We Are
Our Mission Statement
Hudson Pride Connections Center is a home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ community and our allies that advocates for our physical, mental, social and political well-being. We create safe and vibrant spaces to gather and celebrate our lives.
Hudson Pride Connections Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental, community organization that was formed in 1993. Originally known as Jersey City Connections, Hudson Pride is happy to offer a number of different services, programs and events to a diverse LGBTQ community in the Northern NJ region. Our programs and services include transgender programming youth groups, legal advocacy, health education, outreach services, financial assistance and social service linkages.
After 14 years of serving the community, in the summer of 2007, Hudson Pride acquired a 3 story historic home from the late 19th century in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The center is home to the 32 Jones Art Gallery, The David Bohnett Cyber Center and many community partners including: Hudson Diversity Action Council (HDAC), The Pride Network, Chillfest, SAGE Northern NJ and MasT of Jersey City.
The 32 Jones Gallery features local, national, and international Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and straight ally artists and serves as a venue to provide support for underrepresented and emerging artists; The David Bohnett Cyber Center offers free computer access and career development opportunities. Hudson Diversity Action Council advances the issues of underserved populations through political action, voter mobilization, and community education; The Pride Network works to end bias and prejudice by providing education and practical solutions to facilitate change and Chillfest is the mostly gay and lesbian film series in Jersey City.
In addition to our programs, we feature some public access spaces, facility rental options, and free Wi-Fi access for visitors. With convenient access to all major public transportation routes, as well as major highways, and a visitor parking lot, Hudson Pride Connections Center is proud to open its doors to support and empower LGBT people and all people living with HIV.