Pride Center of Staten Island

 

Welcome to the Pride Center of Staten Island, Staten Island’s LGBT Community Center. This is your Center and we are here to continue the good work in our community supporting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens of Staten Island. Thank you for helping to make the dream come true; we are now an independent LGBT Center incorporated in New York State and recognized as a 501c3 nonprofit.

Your Pride Center is a brave and welcoming space with quality local services and activities that promote the overall physical, mental and emotional well-being for Staten Island’s LGBT people.

This web site will introduce you to all the programs, services, special events, community activities, educational workshops and ways in which you can support your Center through volunteering and donations.

Feel free to contact me with your questions, suggestions and support.

Thank you

Carol Bullock, Executive Director

 

Pride Center of Staten Island

Mission, Vision & Values

 
 

Mission

The mission of the Pride Center of Staten Island is to enhance and sustain the well-being of the LGBTQ and allied communities by providing programs and services that cultivate community; advocate for LGBTQ interests; educate and empower; and provide social support.

Vision

The Pride Center envisions a Staten Island where LGBTQ people and families are empowered to achieve their fullest potential, where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, races, and abilities are valued and feel a sense of belonging, and where allies support identities and interests outside their own.

Values

Community: The Pride Center's work is driven by the needs, wants, and interests of the LGBTQ community. While social stigma has isolated and silenced LGBTQ people, the Pride Center of Staten Island believes that together, we can imagine and create a better future for all Staten Islanders.

Brave Space: The Pride Center of Staten Island strives to create a brave space where people respect one another, acknowledge the difference between intention and impact, and make space for diversity of thought.

Inclusion: Practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich our community. The LGBTQ community includes people from all races and ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people of faith.

Allyship: An ally is someone who supports a community that they are not a part of. Allies to the LGBTQ community lift up that community by listening, building relationships, and becoming advocates. The Pride Center of Staten Island recognizes allies as powerful voices that can help advance LGBTQ interests.