June 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Gay community center opens in the Bronx
Bronx, New York, N.Y., Gay News, Washington Blade

Bronx, N.Y. (Photo by Teofilo via Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK — One year after the closure of the Bronx Community Pride Center, a new organization to support the borough’s gay and lesbian community is up and running, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

“We’re here, we just don’t have a space,” Peter Frank, secretary of the fledgling Bronx LGBTQ Community Services Center, told the paper. He also said organizers are scouting potential locations and hope to have an office with meeting space open within the next year.

The nonprofit has not received any city funding but recently found a booster in Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who will join an “outreach walk” Friday.

Bronx residents have been without such a center since last summer. The previous LGBT Center, which served about 1,000 residents, closed after its former executive director, Lisa Winters, became embroiled in an embezzlement scandal, the Times reported.

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