Advice & Education

The Center presents a 20th Anniversary Celebratory Brunch for LGBT families

Center Kids, at the LGBT Center of New York City, is proud to present its Center Kids 20th Anniversary Brunch, scheduled for Fall ’09.

Center Kids is the Center’s family program that helps create, nurture and advocate for LGBT families. Center Kids advocates at state and local levels for the rights of alternative families. And the program has become a model for regional and national LGBT family organizations. It is often described as “the only game in town” for LGBT couples trying to build a family.

Center Kids has been the first stop for thousands of LGBT people seeking information and support on their pathway to parenthood, many of whom will return for this event to acknowledge how far we have come.

Contact: Shameek Bose / 212-620-7310

Center Kids helps children befriend other children from a similar non-traditional family setup, while their parents have a chance to meet, socialize and build a support network. Educational programs for parents are offered ranging from financial and legal planning workshops, to Family Play Dates.

Beyond providing services to families and prospective parents, Center Kids has been an active partner in a wide range of relevant public policy initiatives and advocacy organizations including Marriage Equality, the NYC LGBT Foster Care Coalition, the National Family Policy Working Group, the Empire State Pride Agenda, and the Queer Economic Justice Network.

This brunch serves a dual purpose, a fundraiser to help the program continue its valuable work in the community and a reunion for the countless families that it has helped throughout the years.

Established in 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is the largest LGBT community center on the East Coast. More than 6,000 people visit the Center weekly and 300 groups meet there.