LGBTQ New Americans Team Awarded!

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center and our collaborator, Immigration Equality, received Proclamations and Citations (the good kind) on Wednesday, September 28, 1:30pm, at City Hall.

The commendations are for work well done on the LGBTQ New Americans Project. Recipients included our incredible team:

· Rebecca Centeno
· Wilfredo Hernandez
· Jackie Yodashkin
· Sue-Elise Peebles
· Gabrielle Royal

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


This 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.

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 I, Spring 2016

“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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