More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Press Conference Thursday Re: Brooklyn Community Pride Center
At 1:30 pm Thursday October 8th, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will address Brooklyn's LGBT community and host a press conference at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza to discuss upcoming plans for the Brooklyn Community Pride Center (BCPC).
Topics to be addressed at the press conference include an update on the currently developing Brooklyn Community Pride Center (BCPC) in addition to what programs and services will be offered to the LGBT community at BCPC. Please visit BCPC's Facebook page and website for more information on the center and ways to get involved.
According to BCPC's Facebook page, Markowitz has said:
"Brooklyn has one of the biggest and most diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the United States, including New York City’s largest lesbian population. It’s only fitting that we have our own Center that addresses the needs of our growing LGBT population and builds on the great work already being done by Brooklyn-based LGBT service organizations. I have always been a proud—emphasis on proud —supporter of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, and I say bravo to the City Council for sharing my belief that this Center will not only provide vital outreach and services for our LGBT community, but will go a long way in ensuring that Brooklyn truly is a proud home to everyone from everywhere."
BCPC was founded in September 2008 and currently has an office at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon St, Suite 310, Brooklyn, NY) and is looking for volunteers. Please email email@example.com if you are interested.