Queens Pride House in Trouble
BY Advocate.com Editors
August 15 2010 2:45 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
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.
- WATCH: Mom Affirms Her Love in Son's Coming-Out Video
- Op-ed: We're Here, We're Queer, We're Not Part of a Pair
- WATCH: The Best of LGBT Chorus Holiday Music
- Wives Want To Know If Their Husbands Are Gay
- Op-ed: Two and a Half Men Introduces Trans Character, Manages to Stay Respectful
- Buck Angel Shuts Down Transgender Surgery Fundraising Site
- Women 17 Reasons to Swoon Over Androgynous Model Harmony Boucher December 12 2013 8:48 PM
- Travel WestJet Showers Fliers With Holiday Gifts December 12 2013 8:18 PM
- Television 5 Reasons to Plug In to Masters of Sex December 12 2013 7:22 PM
- Travel VIDEO: Travel Helps People Live Longer, Says Study December 12 2013 6:35 PM
- Music WATCH: Melissa Etheridge Debuts Song to Help Gay Russians December 12 2013 6:08 PM
- Religion WATCH: Lesbian Friend Might Convert Kids, Warns Robertson December 12 2013 6:03 PM
- Women 3 Gay Lady-Related Golden Globe Nominations that Make Us Happy! December 12 2013 4:20 PM