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Hauppauge, NY (February 25, 2020) – Hundreds are expected to attend the LGBT Network’s and Long Island’s first ever LGBT Families Expo this Saturday, February 29 that the Network’s Hauppauge Center from 12:00n to 4:00 pm. The Families Expo is Long Island’s most comprehensive event for LGBT people starting on the road to parenthood. The expo will feature more than two dozen exhibitors, workshops and information sessions for people considering parenthood or growing their families from adoption and foster care to surrogacy and IVF. A Kids Zone for children of LGBT people will connect families throughout Long Island and Queens.

“The Families Expo is a source of information and guidance for LGBT people considering starting or growing their families,” says Dr. David Kilmnick, President and Chief Executive Officer of LGBT Network. “LGBT people want to be sure they are working with businesses and organizations that are LGBT-affirming and welcoming. That’s why our event is so important – it’s showcasing the services that are extending a helping hand to LGBT people who want to be parents.” The Families Expo is an extension of the LGBT Network’s Families Program that provides community-building events, information, and programs to support LGBT-headed families.

The expo will feature dozens of exhibitors offering fertility, family-building, and other services, including main event sponsor RMA Long Island IVF. Kilmnick says, “RMA Long Island IVF has been a leading provider of LGBT-affirming family-building services for the Long Island region and with the LGBT Network for more than five years.” The event will be held among the recently unveiled “LGBT Families Photo Exhibit” of 17 LGBT-headed families showcasing all the different ways LGBT people start and grow their families.

WHAT: 1st-ever Long Island LGBT Families Expo

WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020; 12 Noon to 4:00 pm

WHERE: LGBT Network Hauppauge Center, 125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge NY 11788


The LGBT Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a home and voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems of Long Island and Queens. The LGBT Network’s four community centers help LGBT people to be themselves, stay healthy, and change the world. Since 1993, the LGBT Network has been pioneering advocacy and social change to promote safe spaces where LGBT people live, learn, work, play, and pray.


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