IT’s TIME TO PUT BROOKLYN’s LGBTQ COMMUNITY ON THE MAP As New York City’s most populous borough, demographic information published by the Williams Institute in April 2008 indicates that approximately 6,998 same-sex couples reside in Brooklyn, NY. After Manhattan (9,886 couples), Brooklyn contains the highest density of same-sex couples in New York City. Following the traditional “one in ten” convention, approximately 250,882 of Brooklyn’s 2,508,820 would be potentially lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender individuals of various socio-economic, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. The Brooklyn Community Pride Center is here to change that. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Council Member Lew Fidler, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and many others have committed their financial resources to secure a safe, dedicated space for the LGBTQ community.We need of your financial support, as well.