In New York City there is a substantial lack of information about LGBTQ history and the activism that has won us the rights we enjoy today. While that activism continues it is vital that we have a space for youth to learn about what has been accomplished by our community in the past and why.
SCAN's Gay, Lesbian and Straight Supporters (GLASS) is the only community center based LGBTQ program in Northern Manhattan. Capitalizing on G.L.A.S.S.'s previous success at bringing together multiple communities around the strengthening of the LGBTQ identified youth, this library project will broaden the spectrum of queer identified youths we are able to provide with programs and services. Library members and visitors will have an opportunity not only to learn more about LGBTQ history and culture, but have access to safe space to discuss and engage others from a wide range of age groups. The space also will serve as a venue for events both from within the NYCHA community and through partnerships with other organizations. Finally the space will have an educational function, with events and programs focused around individuals and groups who contributed to the LGBTQ movement.
A donation of $10 buys us two second hand books or one brand new one.
A donation of $30 buys us a comfortable chair to relax and read in.
A donation of $80 buys us a sturdy bookcase.
A donation of $100 buys us audio/video equipment for use in screening films, documentaries, and other media.
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