Brooklyn Community Pride Center Names Exec Director

March 26, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN — The Brooklyn Community Pride Center has named Erin Drinkwater as its executive director. Drinkwater brings more than a decade of leadership experience as an activist, advocate and strategist.

Before joining the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Drinkwater served as co-president of Lambda Independent Democrats; downstate director for the Empire State Pride Agenda, and Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s Manhattan community representative and LGBT Liaison.

“The Brooklyn Community Pride Center is an exciting and long overdue project for the only borough without an LGBT center. This facility represents a tremendous opportunity to deliver needed services, support and community,” said Drinkwater.

“We’re thrilled to have Erin at the helm of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center” said Michael Burke, president of the Pride Center. “Her knowledge of our diverse community combined with her leadership experience will be a tremendous resource as the Pride Center enters its next, exciting chapter of growth.”

Founded in 2008, the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s mission is to provide a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming and more for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn.

Drinkwater will be formally introduced at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s annual Founders’ Ball on Thursday, March 29 at Deity,  368 Atlantic Ave.

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