AG James Urges U.S. Department of Justice to Investigate Texas Anti-Transgender Order for Civil Rights Violations

AG James Urges DOJ Investigation of Texas

YubaNet.com, 03/09/2022:
AG James Urges U.S. Department of Justice to Investigate Texas Anti-Transgender Order for Civil Rights Violations.

New York Attorney General Letitia James — leading a coalition of 29 national, state, and local advocacy groups — called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a federal investigation into Texas Governor Gregg Abbott’s recent directive to treat gender-affirming care for transgender children as child abuse. In their letter to DOJ’s Civil Rights division, Attorney General James and the coalition argue that the order, implemented last month, is discriminatory, potentially unlawful, and does untold harm to trans youth in Texas. Read article at YubaNet.com.

Using Blood of Gay Men, Artist Urges FDA to Change ‘Discriminatory’ Blood Donation Rules in BK Show

Artist Uses Blood of Gay Men

BK Reader, 03/04/2022:
Using Blood of Gay Men, Artist Urges FDA to Change ‘Discriminatory’ Blood Donation Rules in BK Show.

The blood preserved in the resin panels of Jordan Eagles’ art could have been used to save the lives of New Yorkers in need, during what is currently the biggest blood shortage the country has faced in over a generation. That is what Eagles wants people to understand with his latest immersive light-based installation, Our Blood Can Save, opening Friday March 4 at the Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center in Crown Heights. Read article at BK Reader.

BK Art Exhibit Made With Blood Confronts Ban On LGBTQ Donors

Our Blood Can Save

Patch, 03/02/2022:
BK Art Exhibit Made With Blood Confronts Ban On LGBTQ Donors.

An art exhibit featuring the blood of LGBTQ people restricted from donating despite a national blood shortage is headed to Crown Heights. The art installation — featuring blood preserved in resin panels — will debut Friday at the Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Community Center, which opened last year in the former Bedford Union Armory. A blood drive hosted by the New York Blood Center will happen alongside the event in the Brooklyn Pride Community Pride Center’s headquarters at the building. Read article at Patch

The Grinch Joins The Brooklyn Ghost Project’s Holiday Party

The Grinch Joins The Brooklyn Ghost Project’s Holiday Party

Gay City News, 01/14/2022:
The Grinch Joins The Brooklyn Ghost Project’s Holiday Party.

The Brooklyn Ghost Project, a non-profit dedicated to supporting trans and non-binary people of color in New York City, hosted a Grinch-themed holiday party on January 12 after the original event was postponed amid the emergence of the Omicron variant. Food, raffle tickets, gifts, and, yes, the Grinch — but not his dog, Max — highlighted the holiday party at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s space at 1360 Fulton Street. Read article at Gay City News

Nonprofits Now Have New Home In Brooklyn, Thanks To Transformation Of Bedford-Union Armory

CBS News 2, 10/27/2021:
Nonprofits Now Have New Home In Brooklyn, Thanks To Transformation Of Bedford-Union Armory.

After years of planning and debate, the Bedford-Union Armory has been transformed into a recreational facility and housing. The complex was named after civil rights activist and former Congressman Major Owens in the spirit of his efforts to bring much-needed resources to the Brooklyn community. Read more at CBS 2 News

Brooklyn is the gentrification capital of America. This $256 million experiment tries to change that

Fast Company, 10/26/2021:
Brooklyn is the gentrification capital of America. This $256 million experiment tries to change that.

Filling nearly a full city block in the lower-income Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, a gigantic barrel-vaulted building sits as a vestige of a distant past. The 67,000-square-foot building—about a professional soccer field worth of space—was home to a troop of horse riders… Read more at Fact Company

A jewel in Crown Heights: The Bedford Union Armory is transformed into a recreation center for the community

New York Daily News, 10/28/2021:
A jewel in Crown Heights: The Bedford Union Armory is transformed into a recreation center for the community

Yesterday, the Bedford Union Armory, a massive old National Guard facility that like other city armories long sat vacant and in disrepair, formally became the Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Community Center, a beautiful asset to Crown Heights and Central Brooklyn. Read more at New York Daily News

Pride center CEO applauds President Biden’s order against sexual orientation discrimination

Brooklyn Community Pride Center CEO applauds President Biden's order against discrimination based on sexual orientation

News 12, 01/22/2021:
Pride center CEO applauds President Biden’s order against discrimination based on sexual orientation

“I cried at the inauguration because Joe Biden might be the oldest president we’ve ever had, but he’s also the most inclusive. We’ve seen that on day one and he’s delivering on that promise,” said CEO of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center Floyd Rumohr. Watch the report on News 12

Nonprofit Leaders Discuss COVID Era Challenges

GCN Non-Profit Leaders Discuss Challenges, Work-Arounds During COVID Era

Gay City News, 07/02/2020:
Nonprofit Leaders Discuss Challenges, Work-Arounds During COVID Era

Leaders at several nonprofit groups serving LGBTQ New Yorkers huddled together for a Gay City News virtual conference on June 30 to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their organizations. Read the GCN.com article.

You can change your story

News 12 Covid Care Packages 061820

News 12, 06/17/2020:
“You can change your story”: Brooklyn Organization Sends Care Packages to Transgender Women of Color

Latravious Collins started Brooklyn GHOST Project and is partnering with Brooklyn Community Pride Center to put together COVID-19 care packages for transgender women of color. Watch the News 12 clip.

NYPD Brooklyn North is taking the fight to the community

NBC New York, 03/09/19:
NYPD Brooklyn North is taking the fight to the community

“NYPD reaching out in the way that they’re doing will help broaden their message they they’re here to serve the community and protect us.” said Floyd Rumohr, Chief Executive Officer. Watch the report on NBC News 4.

Brooklyn Councilmember’s Quiet Anti-LGBTQ Crusade

Gay City News 01/08/2019:
Brooklyn Council Member’s Quiet Anti-LGBTQ Crusade

Brooklyn Community Pride Center calls on Council Member Deutsch to join us in building a network of support for LGBTQ+ Brooklynites in face of criticisms that he engages in anti-LGBTQ politics. Read the article

Fury over reported federal plan targeting TGNC people

Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

News 12 Brooklyn, 10/22/18:
Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

“This is the most egregious, pernicious act of tyranny against the transgender community and it has got to stop,” said Floyd Rumohr, CEO, in response to the Department of Health and Human Resources’ attempt to redefine gender under the Trump Administration. Watch the video

Mickey & Floyd talk BKLYN Pride

BRIC TV / BRIC Radio, 05/29/18:
Floyd Rumohr with Mickey Heller, Co-Chair (Brooklyn Pride) on BRIC TV

Floyd Rumohr, Executive Director, appears with Mickey Heller, Co-Chair, Brooklyn Pride on BRIC TV / BRIC Radio in a 112BK interview by Ashley Ford. Watch the video on BRIC TV or audio stream the interview on SoundCloud

Brooklyn Community Pride Center Joins National PowerOn Program

CISION PR Wire (PR Web), 03/22/18:
Brooklyn Community Pride Center Joins National PowerOn Program

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s participation in the nationally-operated PowerOn program, which provides housing-insecure LGBTQ+ youth with the technology they need to access crucial online resources. Read the article >

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