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Published on Jun 23, 2016
LGBTQ NEW AMERICANS - ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Produced by Brooklyn Community Pride Center & Immigration Equality
Project Directors & Interviewers: Wilfredo Hernandez, Arts & Culture Group Leader | Brooklyn Community Pride Center Jackie Yodashkin, Communications Director | Immigration Equality
Filmed & Edited by Rebecca Centeno
Volume 1: Spring 2016
About the Project: The “LGBTQ New Americans” project is designed to document and share the stories and experiences of LGBTQ immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers living in Brooklyn and New York. Since inception, immigrants have shaped our city and nation. In recent decades, we have seen an increase in immigrants and refugees who identify as LGBTQ, and their unique life stories are being woven into the fabric of our city and country. Given the tension and heated rhetoric surrounding current debates on immigration issues, it is crucial to provide a genuine platform for individuals to tell their stories and help people understand the human beings behind these complex and often abstract policy issues.
This program was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Brooklyn Community Pride Center wishes to thank the New York City Council and Council Member Brad Lander (District 39) for their generous support of this project.
Visit Immigration Equality (http://www.immigrationequality.org) to learn more about our partners and the incredible work they do advocating on behalf of LGBTQ immigrants.
To learn more about the project and other arts/culture programs at the center, please contact Wilfredo Hernandez - Arts & Culture Group Leader, Brooklyn Community Pride Center - firstname.lastname@example.org | (347) 889-7719, ext. 213.