Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloweeen at the Cannonball Factory

This is going to be a FABULOUS event!!

Hope to see you there!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Out of the Box - Silent Auction, Sat. Oct 9th.

So, the Columbia County Commission on the Arts is doing ARTSWALK and the Hudson Pride Foundation figured that we'd participate.

Here's the deal...

We're already planning NEXT year's parade.....and we need to start raising money now!

I came up with the ideas of prostitution and gambling.....long time Hudson traditions!

I was voted down.

(Well, the prostitution part was voted down....the gambling is still out there....gambling as in BINGO...hey, if the state of New York can have scratch off lottery tickets for 'education', I can run a BINGO parlor!)

What we decided upon was art and alcohol!


Get people drunk and then make them buy art.

(Do people buy art sober? I don't know...)

We're having a silent action down at Abel's on 554 Warren on Sat, Oct. 9th. Then, an afterparty at pm, the wine bar.

Look for my pink furry box!

Yes, my pink furry box!

See ya then!

Shana Lee

Shana Jewelry Sale

There's a lot to be proud about in Hudson.

Shana Lee's Jewelry is one of those things.

It's beautiful. I wear it myself.

See her sale this weekend:

Saturday & Sunday- September 25th & 26th.
11am-9pm on Saturday
11am-5pm on Sunday

Shana Lee Jewelry
315 Warren Street (our new location!)

20-30% off all sterling silver & vermeil
10% off all gold


Love ya,

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Smalltown Boy

I know, once again, I'm remiss in my blogging.

A lot has happened....

You know, leave it to the lesbians. Now, the Hudson Pride Foundation is an official non-profit.


I think, technically, there's like five years of something, and you're considered a non-profit.

Whatever. (And a year until I can start doing BINGO for REAL MONEY!)

But, we can start accepting donations as a non-profit.

I think we're the first official gay/lesbian/bi-trans-whatever organization in Columbia County.

I know, right, can you believe it?

Well, we got the letter above from Charlie. It's very sweet.

And reminds us of what it's about.

There is this song, "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat

You leave in the morning
With everything you own
In a little black case
Alone on a platform
The wind and the rain
On a sad and lonely face

Mother will never understand
Why you had to leave
But the answers you seek
Will never be found at home
The love that you need
Will never be found at home

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.

For many young gay men and lesbians, this was it.

You ran away.

Granted, in many small towns, it's still true.

But, not here.

You don't have to run away. You CAN find the love that you need at Hudson.