Investing in our future...

Join LID at the following events that invest in our community and our youth...

Brooklyn Community Pride Center's Capital Campaign Receptions

BCPC has received $3M in capital funding commitments and is close to securing a permanent residence for the Pride Center.  Please join them at one of the following receptions to discuss ways to raise the private funds required to match the committed city funds. BCPC will be soliciting ideas, not funds at these receptions.

Wednesday, October 12th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Bar at Nu Hotel
85 Smith Street at Atlantic Avenue
RSVP by emailing

Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West
RSVP by emailing

Downstate Young Democrats'
Keep the Change II: The Change Strikes Back

Downstate Young Democrats (part of NYSYD) will be honoring
Activist Majora Carter, Assemblymember Matthew Titone and NYC Comptroller John Liu at their annual awards reception.

Monday, October 17th at 7:00pm
Tammany Hall
152 Orchard Street, NY, NY
Tickets start at $30 ($20 for YD members)
Contact with questions.
For more details, visit

A Rally for Homeless LGBT Youth

Monday, October 24th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Union Square

As LGBT youth come out at younger ages, thousands face homophobia in their homes. Many are rejected by their families and driven from their homes. In New York City an LGBT teen is eight times more likely to experience homelessness than is a straight teen. LGBT youths suffering homelessness on the streets face terrible risk of HIV infection, physical and sexual assault, and suicide.

In 2008, a census of homeless youth in NYC found that every night almost 4,000 youth are without stable housing. However, New York City and New York State funding provides fewer than 200 youth shelter beds. In 2011 the Governor and the New York State Legislature cut funds for homeless youth by 50%, and the Mayor sought to cut funds for homeless youth by 60%.

On October 24th the LGBT community and its supporters will come together and rally to support our most vulnerable youth and demand that every homeless youth in NYC be provided safe shelter. We will come together to affirm the basic human value of our youth and to assert that they should not be thrown out of their homes, nor should they be left on the streets without shelter. We want our elected officials to hear loud and clear that we are a community that will seek to protect our teens.

For more information:
Call:  917.499.8198 or 917.696.1781

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