Black History Month
Friday Night Out: An Evening to Honor Queer People of Color in Our Movement
Friday, February 11, 7:00PM – Virtual
The original Friday Night OUT on Discord, where LGBT youth come together to build community, express themselves, and feel empowered! This week, in honor of Black History Month, we will talk about LGBTQ activism and honor some of the incredible queer people of color who have led the way in our movement. As we celebrate these activists, we will learn from their leadership how to become even better advocates ourselves!
LGBTQ Women, Femmes, & Thems Social
Wednesday, February 16, 7:30PM – Virtual
Zoom in to meet other LGBTQ women and femme-identified people at our social hour! Enjoy a night of mingling, ice breaker games, and more! This week, we will discuss the contributions of Black Women and Femmes to the LGBT movement, and other social movements.
Tri-State Singles Meet-Up – Gay/Bi Men
Thursday, February 17, 5:30PM – Virtual
Come meet and mingle with guys from all around Queens, Long Island, and the rest of the NY Metro area. Find friends, and maybe more. This week, we will discuss the contributions of Black men to the LGBT movement, and other social movements.
NYC Youth Leadership Coalition: Intersectionality of Identities
Tuesday, February 22, 4:30PM – Virtual
Youth from all over NYC are encouraged to join us for this interactive and fun virtual workshop to discover the pivotal role Black leaders have played in the LGBT Rights movement, and how LGBT rights and civil rights have been interconnected throughout history.
Youth Empowerment Advisory Team (YEAT): Queer Superheroes of Color
Wednesday, February 23, 4:00PM – Virtual
YEAT is an empowerment group focused on building confidence, leadership, and advocacy skills. Join other young leaders in peer-led discussions about life, love, and leadership. Topics are chosen by youth participants for the following month. For Black History Month, this week we will look at the evolution of Queer superheroes of color in various media, from comic book pages to animation to video games, and everything in between. Come zoom in for a community discussion on how representation has changed, and why these heroes are important to all of us and our community!
TGNCNB Peer Support Circle
Thursday, February 24, 6:30PM – Virtual
Join us for another night of support and community with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folks of all ages. Our conversations can go anywhere, and are always interesting! This week, join us as we discuss the contribution of Black Trans and Non-Binary Folks to history and various social movements.
We Like To Watch (18+)
Monday, February 28, 5:00PM – Virtual
Come watch and learn together on a variety of topics from sexual health to relationships, and more. We’ll get some expertise through presentations and videos then have time for a rousing and adult exchange on the topic.
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.