Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Non-Profit Member Brooklyn Community Pride Center and The Founders' Ball 2014

In 2008, Brooklyn was the only borough without an LGBT community center. The Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s come a long way in 6 years.

When former Borough President Markowitz was asked why Brooklyn was the only Borough without an LGBT community center back in 2008, he promised to do his part to change that. Starting out in a room in Borough Hall, led by a team of committed volunteers, the Brooklyn Community Pride Center took shape. In 2011, the organization left Borough Hall and and six months later hired its first, full-time, permanent Executive Director. It didn’t take long for the organization to outgrow its 600sq. ft. walk-up on Atlantic Avenue, when they packed their desks and moved to 4 Metrotech in June of 2013.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Today the organization is on track to nearly triple the number of clients served annually through its programming. Weekly support groups, community building and leadership development opportunities, youth and elder programs provide countless opportunities for Brooklyn’s LGBTQ communities to find their place at the center. Through original programming and partnerships with other LGBTQ organizations throughout Brooklyn we are working daily to ensure that Brooklyn’s LGBTQ communities have a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as being a hub of information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn.

Join us on April 24, 2014 for our annual Founders’ Ball, as we celebrate 6 years of serving Brooklyn’s LGBTQ communities and as we pause to honor two community heroes: Edie Windsor and Stormé DeLavarie. Sponsorship opportunities available, please call 212.244.4880. Tickets available here.

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