Offering Education & Training
The goal of the Community Education and Training Program at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Network (The Network) is to create safer, more supportive LGBT-affirming spaces for LGBT people. This goal is accomplished by delivering educational workshops and trainings for a variety of audiences. Through three of The Network’s organizations, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Long Island LGBT Community Center (The Center), and Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders – Long Island (SAGE-LI), The Network has been creating and facilitating LGBT sensitivity workshops and trainings for the greater Long Island community for more than 21 years. Last year alone, The Network delivered hundreds of workshops to thousands of people.
Workshops and trainings are designed for a variety of audiences, including:
• Youth and students
• Educators and school staff
• Health and human service providers
• Social workers and counselors
• Government service personnel
• Medical professionals
• Law enforcement personnel
• Corporate professionals
• Faith-based organizations
• General Long Island community
Request a Workshop
Because of the high volume of requests throughout the year for workshops and trainings, please schedule as far in advance as possible. A minimum of four weeks is strongly recommended.
To request a workshop or training:
- Download and review the Education Catalog to select the best workshop
for your audience.
- Identify a date and time for the workshop, as well as alternate dates.
- Fill out our online workshop and training request form.
A staff member from The Network will contact you in 1-3 business days to confirm the workshop or training. For questions, call 516.323.0011.
In addition to workshops and trainings conducted throughout the year, LIGALY provides Long Island’s only LGBT-specific conference that seeks to educate and empower students, educators, health and human service providers, and other members of the community.
Hundreds of participants attend this annual event to learn about our communities issues and obstacles, and to discuss ideas and potential solutions to those challenges. Last year’s event reached more than 400 students and professionals. Learn more about this year's Long Island LGBT Conference