Let’s Do PRide Month Together
Every June, we will be raising money for one of our favorite local community resources, The Center. The Center believes that you should celebrate who you are, what makes you unique and why you matter - and so do we. Ride Brooklyn has been an intentionally inclusive workplace since our conception in 2009.
About The Center
Established in 1983, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center empowers people to lead healthy, successful lives. The Center celebrates diversity and advocates for justice and opportunity. Each year, The Center welcomes more than 300,000 visits to our building in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan from people who engage in our life-changing and life-saving activities. We encourage you to learn more about The Center and how they are serving the community virtually during COVID-19 by visiting their website gaycenter.org.
We would like to highlight the work that The Center is doing to support LGBTQ youth. This program provides a safe and affirming environment to foster relationships, personal and professional skills, and the evolution of identity for anyone between the ages of 13-21 in our community. Building self esteem and preparing teens and young adults for various life stages is a main focus of the program. Furthermore The Center now offers a first-of-its kind substance use treatment program to help LGBTQ young people, ages 13 and older, make healthy decisions about drugs and alcohol. This is ground breaking work, and we want to do our best to help. During June (Pride month) we are selling limited edition PRide shirts, hats, and Gay's Okay merch - then donating 100% of the profits to The Center.