Leadership Awards at Brooklyn Pride Center

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis. | KRISTINA KASHTANOVA

26 Bridge Street in DUMBO played host to the Brooklyn CommunityPride Center Awards on June 15, an event that included cocktails and dinner as well.

This year’s honorees were Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, described in the event program as a Queer Health Warrior, and City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, who represents Brooklyn’s 38th Council District that includes Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace, and Red Hook.

City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca. | STEVEN FREDMAN

Daskalakis is the acting deputy commissioner of the Division of Disease control at the city department of health and has been an outspoken advocate of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for sexually active gay and bisexual men.

Menchaca, a founding member of the Pride Center, is New York State’s first Mexican-American elected official and a staunch advocate of immigrant rights and tenant protections.

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center provides services and support to the diverse LGBTQ community in New York’s most populous borough. For more information, visit lgbtbrooklyn.org.

Debbie Brennan, the board chair at the Brooklyn Pride Community Center. |STEVEN FREDMAN

Pride Center executive director Floyd Rumohr (right) with Matthew McMorrow, an aide to Mayor Bill de Blasio. |STEVEN FREDMAN