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Support the #MSDStrong Campaign

In the wake of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, FL this year, students from the school organized to create a nationwide movement for youth safety in schools – and this effort is being led by students from the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club.

The LGBT Network is proud to announce that twenty-five students and 5 school officials from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will be visiting Long Island to serve as Grand Marshals of the 28th Annual Long Island Pride Parade on Sunday, June 10, 2018 and to attend the special tribute taking place at the annual Pride on the Beach festival.  The brave students plan to speak about their beloved teacher, Long Island native Scott Beigel, who gave his life in order to save his students. 

However, we need help to bring this brave, courageous, and resilient group of youth leaders and survivors to Long Island to be part of this historic tribute.

Help get the MSD GSA youth survivors and advocates to Long Island Pride to be honored for building a national movement for youth safety in our schools.

We need support for airfare, ground travel, lodging, and meals for their two-day trip.

  • $35 supports one day of meals for an MSD youth.
  • $70 supports one day of meals for two MSD youth.
  • $100 support one night of lodging for one MSD youth.
  • $200 supports ground transportation for one MSD youth for the weekend to access the Long Island Pride Parade, as well as a special event on Saturday night of Pride on the Beach weekend.
  • $300 supports round-trip airfare for one MSD youth to fly from Parkland, FL.  JetBlue has already generously donated airfare for 10 MSD youth – we need support to purchase another 20 tickets.
  • $770 sponsors airfare, ground transportation, lodging, and meals for one MSD youth for the entire trip.

Please consider a gift today.  A gift of any size will help.  These youth deserve to be recognized for standing-up for themselves and their peers – and for the 17 people tragically lost.  Your donation will ensure these youth can attend and participate as Grand Marshals of Long Island Pride so that we can pay tribute to their activism.

Please donate using the form below or contact the Development Department at 516-323-0011 or via e-mail at

Donate a minimum of $50 to the LI Pride MSD Fund and get a free commemorative 2018 Long Island Pride "Brave. Strong. United." #MSDStrong shirt. Show your pride and support as we all stand together, Brave. Strong. United.

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