COMING OUT FOR CUPCAKES!!!
We are proud to support our local LGBT youth this Monday, also known as National Coming Out Day! Our cupcakes will be featured at a fundraiser in Cobble Hill to benefit the Brooklyn Community Pride Center.
From the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s Press Release:
The Brooklyn Community Pride Center proudly presents “Coming Out for Cupcakes”— a fundraiser benefiting our new after-school program for LGBTQ youth in Brooklyn. The event will be hosted on Monday, October 11, 2010, at Re/Dress Brooklyn (109 Boerum Place, in Cobble Hill) from 4pm to 7pm.
During “Coming Out for Cupcakes,” individuals pledge to “come out” about an element of their lives they had previously kept hidden— big or small. Individuals who pledge $5 or more will receive a fabulous cupcake, in addition to 5 percent off any purchases at Re/Dress during the event hours. Participants will write their secrets on rainbow cards, and these cards will be used to create a visual reminder of everything that people must come out about in our society.
October 11 is celebrated internationally as “National Coming Out Day.” The date comes from the anniversary of a March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, and is celebrated in all 50 states and several additional countries. The day is recognized to provide awareness of the number of LGBT individuals in the lives of everyone, and to remind LGBTQ individuals that they are not alone in their struggles.
Re/Dress NYC (http://redressnyc.com ) is a premiere vintage & resale clothing boutique specializing in sizes 14 and up (vintage 10 + up). Robicelli’s Infamous Cupcakes and Baked Goods (http://robicellis.com ) from Brooklyn, NY are providing the cupcakes and are proud to support the LGBT community.
The Brooklyn Community Pride Center strives to provide a safe common space, while also offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn. By promoting the empowerment, development, and general welfare of the LGBT community with emphasis on gender, racial, and ethnic parity, we are committed to affecting positive change within our Borough, and the community at large.