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 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental, community organization situated in the Journal Square neighborhood in Jersey City, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in this country and home to the largest LGBTQ community in New Jersey. Hudson Pride was established in 1993 to serve as an advocate for both the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities in Hudson County and 21 years later, we are still delivering a wide array of services, programs and events to meet their on-going needs. Our programs and services include LGBTQ support groups for youth, young adults, middle adults and seniors, specialized groups for HIV+ gay men, transgender individuals and women of color, community training and education focused on helping provider agencies to deliver LGBT and HIV competent services, LGBTQ health education, HIV outreach services, social service linkages and advocacy.
Hudson Pride is dedicated to improving not only individual lives, but also the communities we serve each day. We are the home of The David Bohnett Cyber Center, which provides free computer access and career development opportunities to those in need. We house Hyacinth AIDS Foundation’s Project LOL, an HIV Prevention initiative aimed at reducing HIV transmission among vulnerable young men of color who have sex with men. We routinely mobilize our volunteer and client base in response to calls for action on important social issues such as as Marriage Equality,Transgender rights and LGBT non-discrimination legislation and HIV funding. We provide training and education to facilitate changes in attitudes and behaviors among service providers throughout the region who work with members of the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities. We organize Jersey City Pride, an annual festival that brings our community together to socialize, have fun, remember our history, embrace our present and ensure our future.
With convenient access to all major public transportation routes, as well as major highways, and a visitor parking lot, Hudson Pride Connections is proud to open its doors to support and empower LGBTQ people and all people living with HIV/AIDS all over the region. Whether you are in need of our services or just want a great place to hang out, come visit us! We’d love to meet you!