Dear Sal:

I read with interest your article entitled “Pride Center Needs to Come Out of the Closet.” I myself was quite disappointed with the Pride Center’s decision to build senior housing on the Pride Campus. And indeed, I terminated my participation in the Founders Circle because of it.

I recently was contacted by the Chairman of the Board of the Pride Center, Mark Budwig – it was basically a form letter – asking me to renew my membership at the Center. I wrote him a letter in response explaining why I ended my participation.

I’m very glad you wrote your article. It’s a tendency for people to think everything the administration of the Pride Center does is in our best interest. Especially if it’s explained using a humanitarian spin.

Please keep up your good work.



Jack Almeleh

Fort Lauderdale