To celebrate Pride Month, the Brooklyn Community Pride Center (BCPC) will be hosting a diverse array of events, including the upcoming Community Safety Night as well as an Open House and Queer Art Show.
Around since 2008, BCPC has a particular focus on issues relating to youth, trans, seniors, and HIV+ communities. In addition to hosting community events, BCPC also offers an ever-growing list of services, like peer support groups, legal clinics, and more.
This Friday, June 6, is Community Safety Night, hosted in partnership with the Anti-Violence Project and Globe Bushwick. Following an outreach training session, attendees will take to the streets with kits and tips to promote safety and sexual health.
The following Tuesday, June 10, BCPC will celebrate its one-year-anniversary since moving into its current space by throwing Open House and Queer Art Show. Local advocates and artists Eden, Grace Mateo, Miyuki Baker, Emily North, Bekah, and Parul Verma will have their artwork on display. BCPC Executive Director Erin Drinkwater will also show guests the programming available through the Center.
BCPC will bring Pride Month to a close with Speaking Tour by Leslie L. Smith: "Sally Field Can Play the Transsexual" on June 19 and a screening of "Taboo…Yardies" on June 20. Smith, an author, will discuss his experiences as being HIV+, his thoughts on gay culture, and his new book. "Taboo…Yardies," is a documentary that explores the wide range of perspectives in Jamaica on the LGBT community. The screening event will include a Question & Answer session.
Click on the links above to learn more and RSVP through Facebook. Check out LGBTBrooklyn.org to learn more about BCPC's upcoming events.