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.

Seven Minutes in Heaven with Artists Sam Kirk and Jenny Q

GO! Magazine, 02/26/18:
Seven Minutes in Heaven with Artists Sam Kirk and Jenny Q

Jenny Q and Sam Kirk are the fabulous artist couple behind the gorgeous new mural at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Read interview at gomag.com >

Windy City Times, 02/05/18:
My True Colors announces champions of social justice, LGBTQIA+ rights and arts

Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s Executive Director Floyd Rumohr and Laverne Cox among honorees for the upcoming Excel Awards at the My True Colors Festival! Read about this exciting upcoming event >

The Brooklyn Paper, 01/10/18:
Local pride center gets $120,000 to start internship program for LGBTQ youths

Honchos at a city-based trust awarded leaders of a Bedford-Stuy pride center with $120,000 to create a paid-internship program geared specifically towards Kings County’s young LGBTQ professionals… Read the article by Colin Mixson

Kings County Politics, 11/22/17:
Insurance Company Prior Authorization Could Block Access to HIV Meds, PrEP

Insurance providers are discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions, by employing protocols to block patients trying to prevent HIV infection from accessing prophylactic care. Read the article by Floyd Rumohr

Gay City News, 10/12/17:
Brooklyn Pride Community Center Celebrates New Home

The Brooklyn Pride Community Center on Wednesday celebrated the opening of its new home that gives it twice the space of its old provisional headquarters downtown. Read the great article by Nathan DiCamillo at Gay City News

Fox 5 News, 6/23/17:
Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

“The significance of the rainbow colors in and of itself means unity,” said our very own Lisa Davis. See more at Fox 5 News

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 06/21/2017:
Acting DA Gonzalez announces LGBTQ initiative

The initiative is aimed at providing assistant district attorneys with training to ensure they are culturally equipped to handle LGBTQ-specific crime victims. Read more at Brooklyn Daily Eagle

News 12 The Bronx, 06/20/2017
Floyd Rumohr and others Honored by Brooklyn Law School

Floyd Rumohr was one of four people honored in a Pride Month celebration hosted by acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Watch the video at News 12 The Bronx

Gay City News, 6/17/17:
2017 Community Leadership Awards & Gala Honorees

This year’s honorees were Queer Health Warrior, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, and City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, who represents Brooklyn’s 38th Council District. Read more at Gay City News

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News Hub: Recent Press

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

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 06/21/2017:
Acting DA Gonzalez announces LGBTQ initiative

The initiative is aimed at providing assistant district attorneys with training to ensure they are culturally equipped to handle LGBTQ-specific crime victims. Read more at Brooklyn Daily Eagle

News 12 The Bronx, 06/20/2017
Floyd Rumohr and others Honored by Brooklyn Law School

Floyd Rumohr was one of four people honored in a Pride Month celebration hosted by acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Watch the video at News 12 The Bronx

Gay City News, 6/17/17:
2017 Community Leadership Awards & Gala Honorees

This year’s honorees were Queer Health Warrior, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, and City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, who represents Brooklyn’s 38th Council District. Read more at Gay City News

BRICK TV BK Live, 06/05/2017:
Brooklyn’s Local Focus on LGBTQ Advocacy

Vaughn E. Taylor-Akutagawa and Floyd Rumohr describe areas of need for the LGBTQ+ community of Brooklyn on BK Live. Watch the video

The Guardian, 1/20/17:
“I feel nauseous”

Undocumented students fearful after Trump’s speech. Read the full article by Sam Levin, Tom Dart, Nicole Puglise, and Jamiles Lartey.

Kings County Politics, 09/28/2016:
Jumaane D. Williams Honors LGBTQ Advocate & Artists

City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams honored Brooklyn Community Pride Center and others for their hard work and advocacy on behalf of the Brooklyn LGBTQ community. Recent press: Kings County Politics and Brooklyn Reader.

PIX 11, 05/13/2016:
We Respond to Obama’s Directive on Transgender Access

“I think this argument of gender neutral bathrooms for children is way overdue,” said Floyd Rumohr. “I don’t know why we separate them in the first place.” Watch the clip on PIX 11

NY Daily News 11, 04/20/2016:
James Franco says he’s “a little gay,” people from LGBT organizations weigh in

“I’m personally not offended — I’m perplexed,“ said Floyd Rumohr, Executive Director at Brooklyn Community Pride Center, who welcomed Franco to visit his organization to discuss what he meant. Read more

New York Post/Page Six, 04/07/2016:
NYC LGBTQ orgs Protest and Call For Sponsor Boycott of Manny Pacquiao’s Multi-Million Dollar Boxing Match

Boxer Manny Pacquiao was quoted as saying gay people were “worse than animals” and read bible verses that suggested gay people should be put to death. NYC’s LGBTQ+ community responds. Read more