Bronx is still without a place to serve gay and lesbian community six months after Pride Center shuttered
It’s been six months since gay Bronx teen Teddy Reyes was left without a space for support, after the Bronx Community Pride Center closed. The center in Longwood, which served about 1,000 LGBTQ people, shuttered amid controversy and mired in debt after its executive director was charged with looting it. “When the center closed, we were all upset,” Reyes, 18, said. “Myself and my peers, we went to the center for services - and to have someone to talk to.” “What we missed the most ,was having that sense of comfort.” Now, community advocates are pushing to open another center to serve the borough’s gay and lesbian community. Proponents for a new center--to be called the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Community Services Center of the Bronx-- said it would provide a haven, along with support, referrals and resources.