News Hub: Recent Press

For Brooklyn Community Pride Center press releases or media enquiries, please
email Jere Keys, Development and Engagement Manager, or call (347) 991-8500.

Brooklyn DA’s office announces dismissal of 262 sex work warrants

News 12, 01/29/2021:
Brooklyn DA’s office announces dismissal of 262 outstanding warrants related to sex work

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced the dismissal of 262 outstanding warrants related to loitering and prostitution. News 12 spoke with advocates of Decriminalizing Sex Work, who said Friday they celebrated a small victory. Watch the report on News 12

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

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.

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.

Borough Pride Centers Improvise to Serve During COVID Crisis

Gay City News, 04/23/2020:
Borough Pride Centers Improvise to Serve During COVID Crisis

Some of the virtual programs offered by Brooklyn Community Pride Center include support groups, physical activity-related classes, social events, and a virtual resource hub providing help seven days a week. Read the GCN.com article.

LGBTQ Centers, Strained by COVID, Ask Congress for Funding

Gay City News, 04/21/2020:
LGBTQ Centers, Strained by COVID, Ask Congress for Funding

More than 160 LGBTQ community centers and organizations, sent a letter to congressional leaders asking for funding boosts to help meet spikes in demand stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Read the GCN.com article.

Patch.com, 02/11/20
Brooklyn Community Pride Nears New HQ In Bedford-Union Armory

The new headquarters will provide mental health services, workforce help and community space for LGBTQ+ people. Read article at Patch.com.

News 12 Brooklyn, 02/11/20
Brooklyn Community Pride Center to open new HQ in Crown Heights

Brooklyn Community Pride Center is one step closer to officially having a permanent home in Crown Heights. Watch clip at News 12 Brooklyn.

Spectrum News NY1, 02/11/20
Brooklyn LGBTQ Center Signs Deal on Permanent New Home

With rainbow pens, Brooklyn Community Pride Center officials signed a 30-year lease for a new home this week. Watch the clip at NY1.

News Hub: Recent Press

For press releases or media enquiries, please email Jere Keys, Development and Engagement Manager, or call (347) 991-8500.

Brooklyn DA’s office announces dismissal of 262 sex work warrants

News 12, 01/29/2021:
Brooklyn DA’s office announces dismissal of 262 outstanding warrants related to sex work

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced the dismissal of 262 outstanding warrants related to loitering and prostitution. News 12 spoke with advocates of Decriminalizing Sex Work, who said Friday they celebrated a small victory. Watch the report on News 12

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

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.

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.

Borough Pride Centers Improvise to Serve During COVID Crisis

Gay City News, 04/23/2020:
Borough Pride Centers Improvise to Serve During COVID Crisis

Some of the virtual programs offered by Brooklyn Community Pride Center include support groups, physical activity-related classes, social events, and a virtual resource hub providing help seven days a week. Read the GCN.com article.

LGBTQ Centers, Strained by COVID, Ask Congress for Funding

Gay City News, 04/21/2020:
LGBTQ Centers, Strained by COVID, Ask Congress for Funding

More than 160 LGBTQ community centers and organizations, sent a letter to congressional leaders asking for funding boosts to help meet spikes in demand stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Read the GCN.com article.

Patch.com, 02/11/20
Brooklyn Community Pride Nears New HQ In Bedford-Union Armory

The new headquarters will provide mental health services, workforce help and community space for LGBTQ+ people. Read article at Patch.com.

News 12 Brooklyn, 02/11/20
Brooklyn Community Pride Center to open new HQ in Crown Heights

Brooklyn Community Pride Center is one step closer to officially having a permanent home in Crown Heights. Watch clip at News 12 Brooklyn.

Spectrum News NY1, 02/11/20
Brooklyn LGBTQ Center Signs Deal on Permanent New Home

With rainbow pens, Brooklyn Community Pride Center officials signed a 30-year lease for a new home this week. Watch the clip at NY1.

Gay City News, 02/11/20
Brooklyn Community Pride Center Announces New HQ

Elected officials, developers, and community leaders gathered to sign a 30-year lease on a new Crown Heights headquarter. Read at GCN.com.

New York 2 CBS Local, 02/11/20
Brooklyn Community Pride Center Signs 30-Year Lease for new Crown Heights HQ

A decade-long dream is becoming a reality in Brooklyn. The borough’s first and only community pride center announced a major expansion Tuesday. Watch the clip at New York 2 CBS.

LGBTQ+ Trailblazer Karla Jay and Brooklyn Community Pride Center intern Mya Padilla reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

PBS Newshour, 06/24/19:
Why Stonewall represented a sea change for LGBTQ rights

LGBTQ+ Trailblazer Karla Jay and intern Mya Padilla reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Watch the report on PBS.org.