Zine-Making
Zine-Making

Our transgender/gender nonconforming community enjoying workshops in making your own Zine hosted by Booklyn.

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Community Outreach
Community Outreach

Meeting with our City Council Member for Crown Heights, Crystal Hudson

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Redefining Soft
Redefining Soft

A workshop event for masc-of-center women to discuss gender and healing.

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Zine-Making
Zine-Making

Our transgender/gender nonconforming community enjoying workshops in making your own Zine hosted by Booklyn.

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Mission

Brooklyn Community Pride Center provides services and support to the borough’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ+) community through original programming and partnerships with other organizations.

Value Proposition

Across the spectrum from young people to elders, Brooklyn Community Pride Center enables the borough's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer community to actively participate in positive, life-affirming activities. Your Center offers a distinctive choice for residents of New York City’s largest borough to celebrate, heal, learn, create, organize, relax, socialize, and play.

Vision

To continue growing as Brooklyn’s premier network of programs and services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer community of New York City’s largest borough.

Incorporated in 2008 and granted 501(c)(3) status in 2009, Brooklyn Community Pride Center is going places!

Core Values

 

Inclusion:

Like the color spectrum, there are too many beautiful hues in between the primary or the binary. No matter how many letters we add to LGBTQ+, some groups will be unintentionally forgotten. Which is why we have adopted the symbol above to represent and include everyone on the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity.

People First:

It can be tempting to focus on technology or other distractions at home and work. We value face-to-face interactions whenever possible. We aim to serve visitors new and old with enthusiasm and effectiveness.

Safety:

Ours are sacred spaces that enable all members of our community, including allies, to be themselves. We stand-up for each other, seek to understand perspectives that are new, and encourage others to be brave in the face of adversity.

Respect:

Life can be challenging for all of us. All the more reason to take a deep breath, pause, and think before speaking to ensure that our words honor diverse opinions and backgrounds.

Transparency:

Information is important at all levels from donors to organizational decision-makers. That’s why we'll our independent audits, IRS 990s, and other documents available for review to anyone who asks.

Locations & Hours

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Crown Heights

at Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Center

1561 Bedford Ave

Suite Ground A

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Hours

Monday: 10am-8pm

Tuesday: 10am-8pm

Wednesday: 10am-8pm

Thursday: 10am-8pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Closed most federal holidays and weekends.

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Bed-Stuy

at Restoration Plaza

1360 Fulton Street

Ground Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11216

(Entrance on New York Avenue)

 

Hours

Tuesday: 12m-8pm

Wednesday: 12pm-8pm

Thursday: 12pm-8pm

Closed most federal holidays and Friday-Mondays.

Upcoming Events

December 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
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12:30 PM
LGBTQ+ and Allies Co-Dependents Anonymous
+2 more
5
3:00 PM
Career Chats with Pride @ Google (1)
+5 more
6
6:30 AM
Trans & Gender Non Conforming Adult Support Group
+3 more
7
11:30 AM
Quench - Medgar Evers College Monthly LGBTQIA+ Social
+5 more
8
6:30 AM
Trans & Gender Non Conforming Adult Support Group
+5 more
9
4:00 PM
Q Chat Space for Trans/ Non-Binary Youth
+2 more
10
11
12:30 PM
LGBTQ+ and Allies Co-Dependents Anonymous
+1 more
12
3:00 PM
Career Chats with Pride @ Google (1)
+3 more
13
6:30 AM
Trans & Gender Non Conforming Adult Support Group
+3 more
14
1:00 PM
Kick-Back Wednesdays
+2 more
15
6:30 AM
Trans & Gender Non Conforming Adult Support Group
+4 more
16
7:00 PM
Alternatives to Suicide
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7:00 PM
Bi Quizibility & Libations
18
12:30 PM
LGBTQ+ and Allies Co-Dependents Anonymous
+2 more
19
3:00 PM
Career Chats with Pride @ Google (1)
+4 more
20
6:30 AM
Trans & Gender Non Conforming Adult Support Group
+3 more
21
1:00 PM
Kick-Back Wednesdays
+3 more
22
6:30 AM
Trans & Gender Non Conforming Adult Support Group
+3 more
23
4:00 PM
Q Chat Space for Trans/ Non-Binary Youth
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25
12:30 PM
LGBTQ+ and Allies Co-Dependents Anonymous
26
27
6:30 PM
VIRTUAL Transpire
+1 more
28
6:00 PM
BiRequest Discussion Group
+1 more
29
5:30 PM
(VIRTUAL) The Alphabet Set: LGBTQ+ Pre-Teens Building Friendship and Resistance
+1 more
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1
12:30 PM
LGBTQ+ and Allies Co-Dependents Anonymous
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5:30 PM
The Alphabet Set: LGBTQ+ Pre-Teens Building Friendship and Resistance
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Our Team

Ours is a small but mighty organization thanks to these dedicated folks.

Staff

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Jessica Greer Morris (any/all)

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

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Brooks Nicolosi (they/them)

Manager, Health & Wellness Programs

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Stephen Roxburne (he/him)

Community Health Ambassador

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Willimena Bush (she/her)

Front Desk Support

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Omari Scott (he/him)

Director, Development & Communications

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Jude Kamilhor (they/them)

Leader, Elder Group

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Molly Doherty (she/her)

Community Health Ambassador

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Ben Tipton (he/him)

Coordinator, Facilities

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Jako Douglas-Borren (he/him)

Director, Programs

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Shealyn McFadden (they/them)

Associate, Development & Communications

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Betty Edwards (she/her)

Front Desk Support

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Adrian Libert (he/him)

Administrator, Information & Technology

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Jere Keys

(he/him)

Manager, Development & Communications

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Talia "Tia" Vaughn (she/her)

TGNC Group Facilitator

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Linda Green (she/her)

Front Desk Support

Board

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Sonelius Kendrick-Smith (he/him)

President

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Sarita Niranjan Bhatt (she/her)

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Alexis Rathborne

(she/her)

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Barbara Smallwood (she/her)

Vice President

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Sherman Cooper (he/him)

Michael Arlotto headshot

Michael Arlotto (he/him)

Treasurer

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Rosemary Downing-Espinal (she/her)

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Quincey Smith

 (he/him)

Secretary

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Joanne Jacobson (she/her)

Our Community Partners

One of the ways we serve LGBTQ+ Brooklyn is by partnering with amazing organizations doing great work and help amplify their services through our in-person and digital spaces. Click below to learn about our current official community partners.

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Hetrick-Martin Institute

Hetrick-Martin Institute believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families.

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Stonewall Development Corporation

Stonewall Community Development Corporation strives to see New York City’s LGBTQ older adults in safe, welcoming housing they can afford, with access to health and mental health services that meet their unique needs.

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The Brooklyn G.H.O.S.T. Project

The Brooklyn Ghost Project is a black, transgender-led nonprofit organization geared toward providing awareness, support, empowerment, and visibility to members of the transgender and non-binary communities of color who are either struggling with or have overcome gender identity-related issues.

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Family Health Centers

Find out how Family Health Centers at NYU Langone and Turning Point Brooklyn can support you in your health and wellness!

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The Ali Forney Center

The Ali Forney Center was founded in 2002 in memory of Ali Forney, a homeless gender-nonconforming youth who was forced to live on the streets, where they were tragically murdered. Committed to saving the lives of LGBTQ+ young people, their mission is to protect them from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. 

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Callen-Lorde

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. In 2022, Callen-Lorde will open a behavioral health clinic alongside Brooklyn Community Pride Center Crown Heights.

Want to learn more about the benefits of being a community partner -- from office space to digital promotions? Contact Jako Douglas-Borren for more information. 

NYC Pride 2022

Join Us

Jobs

Brooklyn Community Pride Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Click the links for descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

Volunteers at the front desk of our Crown Heights location

Volunteer

Brooklyn Community Pride Center is currently looking for volunteers to help out at both locations. Click the link below to sign up!