Meet The Center’s New CEO

The Center celebrates a historic next chapter with the appointment of Dr. Carla Smith as CEO. See below letter from Rahul Tripathi, Board of Directors President.

The Center at 40

This year, The Center celebrates 40 years of service to LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. In this video, members of the community who have been part of our history gather to share memorable moments and reflections on how we've shaped LGBTQ+ culture, history, and people in New York City and beyond.

Our identities as LGBTQ+ people impact every part of our lives.

The Center has helped thousands of people access the community, resources, and support they need. Here we celebrate the strength, vibrancy, and diversity of New York City’s LGBTQ+ community. Visit us today!

Tatiana B. Martin
The Center introduced me to countless mentors who saw a light in me that I thought had gone out. I’ve been through many things, abuse, mental illness, and living in a homeless shelter. But through the guidance, leadership, and unwavering support of these mentors I met at The Center, I was able to become the version of myself I wanted to be.
Tatiana B. Martin

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