Queens Pride House, an LGBT community center serving what is widely regarded as the most ethnically and racially diverse county in the United States, celebrated its 15 anniversary at Novo, a Jackson Heights restaurant, on September 27. Providing health support, education and referral programs, youth training, and cultural and social events, Pride House serves roughly 6,000 clients. .
Pictured above are honoree Selena M. Blake, a documentarian who directed “Taboo Yardies,” a film look at homophobia in Jamaica; honoree Ross D. Levi, vice president for marketing initiatives at Empire State Development and the former executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda; Raphael Miranda, weekend meteorologist and weather producer for NBC New York, who served as the evening’s emcee; Pauline Park, board president and acting executive director of Queens Pride House; volunteer of the year honoree Daniel Cano, a social work student at Hunter College; and Charles J. Ober, the Queens Pride House treasurer.
Queens Pride House (queensprid