Queens Pride House in Trouble

BY Advocate.com Editors

August 15 2010 3:45 AM ET

The Queens Pride House, the LGBT community center located in Jackson
Heights, is in danger of closing and in need of staffing and budget
increases.

At the beginning of the year, the community center operated on a $280,000 budget, but according to The New York Times, over the summer, that number was axed by $100,000. Two full time and six part time staff members have been cut to just three part time staffers and the center is now only open five days a week.

Volunteers and board members are currently meeting to discuss options for saving the center. City officials says contributions to the center have been cut because of the failing economy.

Queens House started thirteen years ago as an office in Queensborough Hall.



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