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About OutHudson

OutHudson is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life and advance the visibility of LGBTQ people in Columbia County. OutHudson was formed in 2016 and obtained official non-profit status from New York State in 2019. OutHudson is responsible for organizing the annual OutHudson Pride Festival, which includes about 12 events during Father’s Day Weekend.

Throughout the year, OutHudson organizes various social and educational LGBTQ events in Columbia County. This includes movie screenings, intergenerational programming, potlucks, discussion groups, youth/teen support groups and events, drag brunches, cabaret shows, author/poetry readings, Drag Queen Story Time, community town halls, boat cruises, educational workshops, family days at Chaseholm Farm, HIV/AIDS programming, and LGBTQ tourism events. OutHudson also sponsors an annual scholarship award for local high school seniors.

Want to be a part of OutHudson? Attend an upcoming event, or message us on our Facebook page.

Meet our Volunteers!

Executive Director

O Zotique (they/them/theirs)

Board of Directors

John M Schoebel (he/him/his)

Rob Bujan (he/him/his)

O Zotique (they/them/theirs)

Board of Advisors

Davon Rainey (she/her/hers)


John A. Maybee (he/him/his)

2022 OutHudson Pride Parade Planning Committee

Dominick Multari

Mario Serafini

Andrea Elliott

Rachael Seider

Julia Black

Any Glover

Adam H. Weinert

Shannon Greer


Giovanni Di Mola

O Zotique (Chair) 

2022 Roy G Bivvie Awards Committee 

Andrea Elliott (Chair) 

Timothy Ebneth

Tom McGill

Lorraine Gray 

Jessica Weinberg

Becca VanK

David Bruner

Paige Simpson

Tim Ebneth

Jessica Willis

Abbie Zuidema

2022 OutHudson Pride Event Partner Organizations

Sprig & Social 

Nine Pin Cider

Hudson Coloring Club

WYLDE Hudson

City of Hudson Mayor’s Office

Pride Center of the Capital Region

In Our Own Voices

Athens Cultural Center


Lil Deb’s Oasis

Tylers Better Oblivion, AKA Space 428 of the Hudson Eye

Hudson City Police Department

The Maker Hotel

Henry Hudson Hall at the Historic Opera House

Poke the Bear

The Hudson Eye

Hudson Power Boat Association