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LIGALY is celebrating over 20 years of services, education, and advocacy.

Over twenty years, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth has grown to offer more programs and services than ever before, serving more than 25,000 people annually.

Our programs and services

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    Jun
    Free, confidential, rapid HIV/STI testing. No appointment necessary.
    125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
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    Jun
    Come down and hang out with other LIGALY Youth
    125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
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    Jun
    Pathways to Pride is a daily afterschool youth program that assists...
    125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
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    Jun
    A great way for East End LGBT youth to connect.
    44 Union St. Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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    Jun
    Come to the new Hauppauge Center and watch an LGBT movie!
    125 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
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    Jun
    Support group for all people living with HIV/AIDS
    34 Park Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
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    Jun
    A discussion group for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women as...
    125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
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    Jun
    This group is open to all transgender people and/or allies wishing to...
    125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
  • 20
    Jun
    Come down and hang out with other LIGALY Youth
    125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
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    Jun
    A social event geared towards a different, specific community within...
    125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
HOW YOU CAN HELP

ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.

More than 80% of each dollar raised goes directly to programs and services.

In 1993, no one believed that a “ gay youth agency” could exist and survive on Long Island...

No one believed that schools would allow an openly gay person to address students and faculty. And especially, no one believed that Long Island’s LGBT community would one day have a “home of its own” – let alone three community centers for Nassau, Suffolk, and the East End.

In 1993, what began as a masters of social work graduate thesis project transformed into one of the largest and most well-respected non-profit serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in the nation. At first, LIGALY operated with volunteers and an answering machine in a Levittown apartment: no paid staff, no place for youth to socialize, no place for counseling or community events.

For over twenty years, LIGALY has certainly grown to meet the needs of the LGBT community with more than 2 dozen full-time staff and over 16,000 square feet of community center space for youth to be free to express themselves, and dozens of programs and services happening every week throughout the year.

Today, LIGALY has developed into a comprehensive, full-service agency serving more than 25,000 people each year throught a variety of health and human service and advocacy programs.

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth works to build community, provide a home and safe space for all, end anti-LGBT bullying, and prevent suicide.

LIGALY does this through providing education, advocacy, empowerment, and social support services to LGBT youth, young adults, and their families for whom sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV/AIDS are an issue.

LIGALY is an organization of the LGBT Network