The Brooklyn Community Pride Center was founded both in celebration of the diverse lives and experiences of the LGBTQ community of Brooklyn, and in direct response to profound community need. The Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s purpose is to provide support and services to the community, alone or in partnership with existing organizations, with the intention of filling existing gaps in services and strengthening the web of support, borough-wide.
Incorporated in 2008, and granted 501c3 status in 2009, the BCPC operated out of Brooklyn Borough Hall beginning in September 2009. In August 2011 we moved to an interim location on Atlantic Avenue. This allows BCPC to bring more comprehensive and essential social service delivery and community-building partnerships to Brooklyn’s LGBTQ citizens. Special emphasis has been placed on issues concerning youth, transgendered individuals, seniors and the HIV+ populations of the borough.
At present, the BCPC offers programs and events for the LGBTQ community including Community Education Panels, Legal Clinics, Financial Planning Forums, Peer Support Services and Social Events. Through our work, we are expanding the quantity and quality of LGBTQ services in the community and strengthening our community from the inside out.