Lesbian and Gay Lawyers
NYC LGBT Community Center - CCHR
In its first year, 60 groups met regularly at the center. Today more than groups call the center home. Programs produced by the center include Center Wellness, an Adult Services Department working with people with AIDS, struggling with substance abuse issues, mental health challenges and much more; Youth Services, an activities-based program for LGBT youth; Center Cultural Programs, presenting established and emerging artists, writers, and activitist to the community; Center Families, the Center's family project. The Lesbian Switchboard became a permanent tenant after it was evicted from its former home, and Dignity, a Catholic gay and lesbian religious organization, sought refuge when it was expelled from Catholic churches. The availability of meeting space was a major organizing tool for the LGBT movement in the s and early s. Every week, 6, people visit the center, and more than groups meet in the building.
Awards will be presented in , and the video series will be released in January Beginning Monday, July 13, the Center will begin to offer in-person services on a limited, by-appointment basis. Staff on a staggered work schedule will be on-site Monday through Friday from noon to 5 PM until further notice.
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