Rockland County Pride Center closed for renovations, but open for advocacy
Leaders at the Rockland County Pride Center, which is currently closed for renovations until next year, say they can’t wait to show off all of the new amenities.
The Nyack-based organization began serving the LGBTQ+ community about seven years ago, according to Brooke Malloy, its executive director.
“Things looked very different politically. We passed marriage equality and transgender rights were at the forefront," she told News 12. "It's more important than ever that we have places like the Pride Center to say that human rights are the cornerstone of our society."
Malloy says the Pride Center has received many requests to work with schools, businesses and parents.
"Come and get to understand who we are, who your neighbors are, and the work we're trying to do here because it really just benefits everybody in the village and the county beyond," says Malloy.
News 12 previously reported that the center was tagged with anti-gay graffiti in January. There were no arrests.
Pride Month is coming to an end, but Malloy says their advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community won’t.
“Think about what kind of society we want to live in,” she said. “We want to live in one of exclusion or one of inclusion?"
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