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With more than 2.5 million people, Brooklyn is the city's largest borough.
Our 5 full-time staff and posse of fierce volunteers, provide hundreds of programs and activities that only begin to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ Brooklynites.
We would need a total of $1.5 million to have more equitable city funding per capita.
...with what we've got.
Despite serving NYC's largest LGBTQ+ population, Brooklyn Community Pride Center receives from the city just $0.20 per Brooklynite — the least amount of public funding among NYC's LGBTQ+ community centers.
Health & Wellness Realness
We offer health and wellness resources, including mental health services,MPV vaccinations,
STD/HIV testing, COVID tests, workshops and more.
As a Community Health Ambassador, I make sure folks at the Pride Center know what resources we have but also bring resources out into our communities throughout Brooklyn.
Stephen Roxbourne (he/him)
Community Health Ambassador
We provided more than
600 MPV (monkeypox)
vaccines to the community
-- the most out of all of the NYC
Health + Hospitals pop-up clinics.
Our more than 1,200 visitors come from 33 Brooklyn zip codes, all 5 boroughs, and more than 50 other NYC-metro area zip codes.
Community Building Realness
We are a one-stop shop for LGBTQ+ Brooklynites to find connections to their community through a range of staff and volunteer-led programs, including game nights, creative groups, and community conversations.
I'm a former librarian, so I know a few things about community spaces. I love nothing more than the sense of community and belonging that you feel as soon as you enter the Pride Center.
Jude Kamilhor (they/them)
Elder Group Leader
Arts & Culture Realness
From book talks to exhibitions to poetry workshops, we use art to create, heal, learn, and celebrate Brooklyn's diverse community and shareour stories.
I didn't have much support when I transitioned, but I was able to later process and share of my experience through creative expressions like painting and writing.
Mia Dilag (she/her)
Brooklyn GHOST Project Participant
Transpire, a Pride Center trans advocacy and awareness group, was formed this year and meets weekly to address issues of social justice in Brooklyn's trans community.
Queer Empowerment Realness
We are a convening space for LGBTQ+ leaders, activists,
and change-makers who
are passionate about
racial, trans, and gender justice.
Did you know the Pride Center is represented by three openly queer Black elected officials?
Left: Council Members Crystal Hudson and Chi Osse
Right: State Senator Jabari Brisport with members of Brooklyn GHOST Project.