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Bronx LGBTQ Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The new Bronx LGBTQ Center will provide a safe space for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) and LGBTQ supportive individuals in The Bronx and surrounding areas (Upper Manhattan, Lower Westchester County); to meet, gather, socialize and receive support and services; provide a safe space for other, licensed organizations to provide support and services to LGBTQ and LGBTQ-supportive individuals including medical, mental health services and case management; conduct outreach and provide educational programs for its member, the community and the public; combat homophobia, transphobia, discrimination, and the stigmatization of LGBTQ individuals; and advocate on behalf of issues relevant and important to the LGBTQ Community.

Results: In the one year of our existence, we have started: Quarterly Community Outreach Walks Political Candidates Forum on LGBTQ Issues Pride Event & Health Fair with ~2k attendees, 50 participating organizations, 30+ performers Women's & Men's educational & informational discussion groups We are working on raising the funds required to get our own office space and, eventually, our own building.

Target demographics: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning individuals, as well as straight allies and supporters.

Direct beneficiaries per year: unknown

Geographic areas served: Bronx, NYUpper Manhattan (north of 96th Street)lower Westchester County

Programs: Free Legal Clinic Community Outreach Walks Clinical support groups for women & men of LGBTQ experience

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Community Stories

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Bronx LGBTQ Center has stepped up to pick up the broken pieces left behind by the tragic scandal of the old Pride Center. During these past months they have diligent worked to unite the LGBTQ members of the Bronx. They work hard to keep Bronx residence informed of the political issues that effect them. They worked hard to bring attention to the hate crimes committed in the Bronx and established an awareness march with the Bx President. They even offered a self defense class so that members could learn how to stay safer and perhaps defend or escape a possible attacker. They hosted the Bronx LGBTQ Heritage Day at Cortona park bring the Bronx together in celebration. And recently they hosted the Bronx National Coming Out Day. And they are doing this with a permanent building of their own..Having the Bx LGBTQ has allowed me to feel like a belong part of a larger community..it gives me a sense of safety..i know if any thing should happen to me..that their will be an organization that will believe me and help get the services that I need.