Everyone in our community has a story about their first time experiencing Pride, and the wonder and appreciation at the sense of community that comes from our annual festivals and parades. We want to share those stories with My First Pride.

Make a donation to Brooklyn Community Pride Center that celebrates your first Pride by converting the year of your first Pride experience to dollars and cents.
For example, if your first Pride was in 1996, you would donate $19.96 to help support our programs in the coming fiscal year. Then share your My First Pride experience and donation on social media using #myfirstpride.
Your My First Pride donation will help Brooklyn Community Pride Center run LGBTQ+ affirming programs in areas that include:
  • Social Isolation
  • Workforce Development including Pride Path for Young Adults, which helps LGBTQ+ people between 18-24 find career-track employment
  • Immigration
  • Health & Wellness
  • Homelessness, including Pride Pantry, which offers hygiene supplies to LGBTQ+ people experiencing homelessness

My First Pride Photos


Brooklyn Community Pride Center Booth at Brooklyn Pride Multicultural Festival
Saturday, June 8th, 5th Avenue between 1st Street and 9th Street, Brooklyn

Red Baron Ink’s Chill Out for Charity at Coney Island Brewery
Saturday, June 1st, Coney Island Brewery

My First Pride Video Diaries

My First Pride Photo Booth

Our My First Pride photo booth will be stationed all over Brooklyn during Pride month. Make a donation. Pose for a photo at our official My First Pride booth, and receive a My First Pride hand fan to share your first Pride year, cool you down and wave in the air ‘cause you just DO care!

My First Pride Booth Schedule:

Song Squad at 3 Dollar Bill
Monday, June 24th
6:30 to 7:30 PM (event time 6:30 to 9:30 PM)
Entry: $15
3 Dollar Bill, 260 Messarole Street, Brooklyn, NY

Song Squad is an informal choir (no auditions, no rehearsals, all skill levels welcome) that will create a music video together. Tonight’s event benefits Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Information


FITBK’s PridePump 
Monday, June 24th
8:30 to 10 PM (event time 6:30 to 10 PM)
Chelsea Piers Fitness
300 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY

A free cardio dance workout and pre-Pride fitness party with guest instructors Ali Kerner (@alikerner2) and Eddie Carrington (@erc143). Register

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