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The LGBT Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a home and a voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems in Long Island and Queens.

Our community centers help LGBT people to be themselvesstay healthy, and change the world.

Since 1993, the LGBT Network has been pioneering advocacy and social change to create safe spaces where LGBT people LIVE, LEARN, WORK, PLAY, and PRAY.

Community Need.  Organization Impact.

Watch how the LGBT Network helped Arlene be herself. #BeYourself
Watch how the LGBT Network helped Joey stay healthy. #StayHealthy
Watch how the LGBT Network helped Dani change the world. #ChangeTheWorld

The LGBT Network is a leader in creating and implementing solutions to address many of the greatest challenges that LGBT people face today – bullying in our schools, discrimination and harassment, lack of community and socialization, disproportionate burden of HIV, unsafe workplaces, lack of housing and service options for LGBT older adults, and a lack of LGBT-affirming and welcoming community services.  The realities of unsafe spaces and communities for LGBT people drive the organization’s efforts to continue our history of pioneering advocacy and social change.

The LGBT Network operates LGBT community centers throughout the expansive Long Island and Queens region to reach and serve as many LGBT people and their families as possible.  More than 30,000 visits are made annually to access the LGBT Network’s expansive offerings of social, cultural, health, support, and other programs.

The LGBT Network’s community centers are a safe space and life-changing resource for the tens of thousands of LGBT and ally individuals who pass through our doors each year.  Our Centers offer public spaces for people of all ages to relax, hang out, study, work, or simply meet new people – and to access a wide range of LGBT-affirming programs and services offered daily.  Special events and gatherings help to unite Long Islanders and Queens residents and celebrate the diversity and intersectionality of our communities.

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Queens LGBT Center (Q Center)

35-11 35th Avenue,
Astoria, NY 11106

Telephone: 718.514.2155
Fax: 516.750.4715

Bay Shore

LGBT Friendly Senior Housing & Center

34 Park Ave.
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Telephone: 516.323.0011
Fax: 516.750.4715


Hamptons LGBT Center

2463 Main Street
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Telephone: 631.899.4950
Fax: 631.665.7874


LGBT Network Headquarters & Center

125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100,
Hauppauge, NY, 11788

Telephone: 631.665.2300
Fax: 631.665.7874

Sag Harbor

Hamptons LGBT Center

44 Union Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Telephone: 631.899.4950
Fax: 631.665.7874



Alexandra Rulli

Clinical Supervisor

Andrea Mandarino

Communications Manager

Ariana Castillo

Program Coordinator
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Brian Rosen

Director of Development
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Bryan Clinco


Carlos Diaz

Social Media Manager

Chandra Grant

Community Center Operations Manager

David Kilmnick, PhD, MSW

President & Founder

Denise Bernardez

Outreach Specialist

Dennis Wickes

Community Center Operations Manager
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Elena Benitez

Social Work Intern

Ernesto Hernandez

Director of Outreach and Impact
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Gabriella Martinez

Program Specialist
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Jesse Power

Senior Mental Health Clinician

Jessica Bell

Events Manager

Joey Villafane

Executive Assistant to the President

J.R. Cehonski, MSW

Regional Director, Queens
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Kerrie O'Neill, LMSW

Chief Program Officer

Louis D. Francois, MSSA

Program Manager

Melanie Gillet

Program Specialist

Michele Keogh, MBA

Director of Grants & Program Evaluation
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Micah Schneider, LMSW

Director of Programs

Nic Anderson, LCAT

Mental Health Clinician
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Nicole Sperling

Program Assistant
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Richard Letavish-Brigandi

Chief Financial Officer
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Rob Kappel, PhD.

Senior Program Manager
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Robert Sanchez

Program Coordinator
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Robert Vitelli, MA

Chief Executive Officer

Sierra Broughton

Development Coordinator
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Susannah Kamer

Program Coordinator

Syrus Gold

Program Specialist


Floyd T. Feather, Chair

Director of Client Solutions,
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Nicole Brand, Vice Chair

Divisional Human Resources Director,
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Steven Fleischer

Executive Director HR - DEI, Talent Acquisition & PSEG LI

Lori Panarello

Salon Owner

Adam Garriga

Chief Operating Officer,
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Outreach & Impact Specialist

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Mental Health Clinician

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Program Manager

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Director of Advocacy

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Youth Program Coordinator

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Senior Accountant

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Program Specialist

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Program Manager

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Mental Health Clinician (Part Time)

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The LGBT Network relies on the support of their many volunteers to serve Long Island and Queens LGBT communities. As a volunteer, you will join the ranks of other kind, compassionate, generous, hardworking individuals who have affected tremendous and far-reaching change for our community.