I read with deep concern your article about the lack of discretionary funding for Queens Pride House from New York City Council Members (“Why the Queens Pride House lacks City [Council discretionary] funding,” March 21, multiple editions). I have attended many meetings at Queens Pride House that help to empower members of the community. I am very grateful for the rooms for rent to outside groups that Queens Pride House provides; many people benefit from this service.
Queens Pride House offers valuable resources, such as literature, condoms, and other information and services that it uniquely provides. City Council Members who choose not to fund the only LGBT community center in Queens are only hurting the LGBT community in Queens, including residents of Jackson Heights, my neighborhood.