The Award Winning LGBTQ New Americans Oral History Project!

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center and our collaborator, Immigration Equality, received Proclamations and Citations of Honor on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at NY City Hall. The commendations are for work well done on the LGBTQ New Americans Project and the community at large. Recipients included our incredible LGBTQ New Americans team:

  • Rebecca Centeno (Videographer)
  • Wilfredo Hernandez (Director & Interviewer)
  • Jackie Yodashkin (Co-Producer & Interviewer)

Thanks to Council Member Jumaane Williams for recognizing the contributions of our New Americans team. Read the press release >


The LGBTQ New Americans project was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Brooklyn Community Pride Center wishes to thank the New York City Council and Council Member Brad Lander (District 39) for their generous support of this project. Additionally, we wish to thank the Marta Heflin Foundation for their support of the 2017 project.

Visit Immigration Equality to learn more about our partners and the incredible work they do advocating on behalf of LGBTQ immigrants.

For more information on this project and how you can get involved, contact Fredo Hernandez at or call (347) 889-­7719.

LGBTQ New Americans: Oral History Project
Volume II, Spring 2017

2017 LGBTQ New Americans / Highlight Reel

Edafe / Country of Origin: Nigeria

Lina / Country of Origin: Russia

Audu / Country of Origin: Nigeria

David / Country of Origin: Georgia

Ishalaa / Country of Origin: Mexico

Denise / Country of Origin: Trinidad and Tobago

LGBTQ New Americans: Oral History Project
Volume I, Spring 2016

2016 LGBTQ New Americans / Highlight Reel

“Elle” / Country of Origin: Bulgaria

Marvin / Country of Origin: Jamaica

Sei / Country of Origin: Philippines

“Alex” / Country of Origin: Jamaica

Oliver / Country of Origin: Nigeria

Sergey / Country of Origin: Kazakhstan

“Julia” / (Audio Interview) Country of Origin: South Asia

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