Center Stories

A collection of interviews with the staff, volunteers and community members of The New York City LGBT Center.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center by Travis MarkThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

More than 6,000 people visit The New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center each week. These are a few of their stories and thoughts on The Center.

Joseph's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Joseph discusses finding The Center as a teenager and how it became his home away from home.

Kate's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Kate, a self-professed "number nerd," talks about giving back while doing what you love.

Alejandro's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Alejandro shares his thoughts and experiences as a drag performer.

AlejandroThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

“My drag character is an extension of who I am as a person in my everyday life. It’s very important to always carry this spirit of generosity and it’s something I try to do as Alejandro and as Quesa.”

Nicole's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Nicole reflects on how The Center's physical space has changed.

Heather's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Heather discusses the diversity at The Center and how it has become an oasis for the LGBT community.

Andrea's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Andrea talks about coming out to her family.

Anthony's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Anthony discusses giving back to the community through volunteering.

Rosemarie and Tracey's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Rosemarie and Tracey, who have both been involved in LGBT activism since college, reflect on what it means to be a young leader.

RosemarieThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

"For me, being a young leader means you are trying to make a difference in this generation."

Paul's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Paul talks about how The Center provides a space for community groups to meet.

Austin's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Austin reflects on moving to New York City from Wisconsin.

Megan's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Megan discusses being a member of the community that she works to provide services for.

MeganThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

"As a lesbian mom, being able to do the work that I'm personally connected to is incredibly rewarding."

Rosa's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Rosa discusses serving the LGBT community as a recovery counselor.

Rich's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Rich discusses LGBT activism and how anyone can get involved.

Levi's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Levi talks about his favorite part of working at The Center.

Cristina's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Cristina discusses finding a sense of community through The Center.

Ariana's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Ariana reflects on the differences in interacting with both LGBT youth and older adults.

ArianaThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

"There's less emphasis on pick a box, pick a label and that's what you are"

Howard's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Howard discusses The Center's longest running cultural program, "Second Tuesday."

Jess's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Jess reflects on the day that DOMA was repealed.

Jeff's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Jeff discusses how The Center helped him start his family.

Alvin's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Alvin talks about "Snap Fridays," a youth weekly voguing group.

Glennda's Center Story, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
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Glennda discusses the joy of helping others and the power of community centers.

Glennda TestoneThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

"My job is to figure out how to make people's lives better, and that’s a really cool thing."

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