Floyd has been an organizational leader, teacher, author, consultant, and founding president and CEO of a nonprofit organization described by Mayor Mike Bloomberg as “one of the most effective arts education programs” serving New York City. Following over two decades of arts leadership, he was interim executive director for Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, and Apple Arts-NYC, for which he facilitated a merger with another nonprofit organization.
Floyd has been an affiliate consultant for the Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy for which he participated in a community of practice around interim executive leadership; served on the virtual faculty for 501(c)(3) University; and was a founding partner of Rumohr and Clarke Nonprofit Consulting for which he developed online resources for nonprofit organizations and emerging leaders. He was the first among his peers at Temple University to receive a Master of Fine Arts under fellowship in 1988 and he received numerous merit scholarships as an undergraduate at Wayne State University.
He was recently awarded the 2018 Outstanding Leadership Excel Pride Award by the My True Colors Festival.
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SahLeem is a creative innovator and concept strategist. His work is interdisciplinary, community-based, and dedicated to the socioeconomic empowerment of marginalized youth and people of color.
For the last nine years, SahLeem has worked as an independent graphic design artist and communications consultant, helping to fill creative branding and marketing needs for faith-based and QPOC communities. He has worked with organizations such as Black Transmen Advocacy, CK Life Health Clinic and The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries.
As a casework manager for St. Mary’s Center for Children and Family Services, SahLeem helped develop workforce programs for low-income juniors and seniors. In 2017 he spearheaded outreach for a national initiative “SAGE Table” at SAGE, a project that brought thousands of people of all ages to share a meal and speak about aging. Most recently, he oversaw operations for the Transilient Road Crew, which toured across 11 states in the rural south, cultivating relationships with transgender and GNC people in a documentary project sponsored by the National Center for Transgender Equality and covered by Buzzfeed LGBT, GLAAD, Huffington Post, Medium and Grindr.
SahLeem is excited to start working as YouthPride Manager at Brooklyn Pride Center. He hopes to build a program where youth feel safe, connected to their community, and build tools to thrive in their professional careers while maintaining their personal identities in a forever evolving, entropic world.
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Wilfredo is an artist, cultural worker and educator working across artistic boundaries, but primarily in theatre. His work is highly visual, incorporating the use of mask, puppetry, movement and design elements to dig deeper under the surface of the stories he explores. He is excited to bring over a decade of experience in producing, directing and facilitating arts and culture programs to the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. He has worked at several New York City cultural institutions including: Disney Theatrical Productions, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Culture Hub, Dixon Place, New York University and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Most recently, he served as the founding program manager of Lincoln Center’s “BORO-LINC” program, an initiative that brought world-class performances, exhibitions, events and workshops from LCPA’s eleven constituent organizations to outer borough communities and audiences in the Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens in its first year. Prior to this he received his M.A. in Producing & Directing Theatre from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where his thesis explored the intersections of community-based/applied theatre techniques and comparative mythology (specifically focusing on queer figures and themes).
Wilfredo is ultimately passionate about creating a more equitable and just society for all through the use of artistic and creative expression. He is proud to be working with and on behalf of Brooklyn’s LGBTQ+ communities in this role.
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After working for eight years as a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, Judy semiretired to pursue her passion for teaching older adults and her own writing projects. Her most recent position at BPL was Coordinator, Older Adult Services, where she managed the Services for Older Adults Department for all 60 locations. She had the privilege of placing Creative Aging programs in many locations throughout the library system in which professional teaching artists train participants in various art forms.
Prior to that, she served as Coordinator of Digital Literacy Outreach, responsible for training computer class instructors and bringing laptops into eight branches in Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville. She taught computer classes at various senior centers in those neighborhoods, which led to her starting the Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults program at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.
Before joining BPL, Judy worked as a librarian at H. W. Wilson, Sports Illustrated, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Public Affairs Information Service.
She is thrilled to be working with LGBTQ+ elders in Brooklyn.
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Baige Lawrence is a writer, poet, and dedicated youth advocate. For the last five years, they have facilitated workshops, created curriculum, and organized outreach events for TGNC/LBGQ youth. They have faced many of the issues youth in the community face, such as foster care, finding their place in life, being unemployed due to their gender identity and expression, even homelessness.
Baige wants to be a voice for youth who have lost all hope and faith in life by telling their story and creating programming that intentionally speaks to these disparities. They have sat on panels for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Ali Forney Center, and Creating Change.
They currently work as the Youth Pride Program Associate where they hope to gain more experience in nonprofit programming while helping to influence ways in which resources are effectively disturbed to queer youth.
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Stephen is an NYC-based creative type with an extensive background in design, branding, promotional marketing, website dev and copy writing.
Stephen has held senior creative positions in the sales promotion departments of several leading retailers including Macy’s, Holt Renfrew, and Lord & Taylor. In his post-retail career, he tackled the brutal marketing worlds of digital couponing and the eat-or-be-eaten arena of eco-friendly, messaged clothes hangers.
Nine years ago, Stephen set up his own design shop, and with some luck (and a few connections), he’s made a space for his creativity in the nonprofit world. In addition to providing creative services for Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s website, email campaigns and the Community Leadership & Awards Gala visuals, Stephen has provided webmaster services for nonprofits LoveHeals.org (now part of ATRIA), and the former Apple Arts NYC (now part of Art Start).
Joshua facilitated our weekly group for transgender and gender nonconforming folks from February 14, 2017 through June 26, 2018. THANK YOU for your service, Joshua! We couldn’t have done it without you and we are very grateful.