The LGBT Network is proud to release its Impact Report, a combined Annual Report for FY2020 and FY2021.   This Impact Report highlights the organization’s service delivery and greatest achievements from the time period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021.  The LGBT Network extends its warmest thanks and gratitude to all of the individuals and institutions that provided financial support to the organization during this time and ensure that our vital and life-saving programs and services continued uninterrupted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Impact Report can be found here.

Coming Back Stronger Than Ever

Convened 150 LGBT parents and their kids for our 2nd LGBT Families Expo at LGBT Network Hauppauge Center!  Families enjoyed a bounce house, community organizations and vendors, and Drag Queen Story Hour!

United nearly 700 youth at Citi Field for annual LGBT Youth Conference!  After kicking-off the day with a “We Say Gay” rally, youth attended sessions about becoming local leaders in their schools and communities. 

More than 300 donors came together for the LGBT Network’s Hamptons Summer Kick-Off ever, with more people, more sponsorships, more ticket sales, and the most money ever raised from the event – thank you to all!  “Wall of Hate” impact video premiered at the event.

For the first time, the LGBT Network organized the New Queens Pride in Jackson Heights to celebrate the event’s 30th anniversary, bringing together tens of thousands for an incredible parade followed by an unforgettable festival with non-stop community entertainment!

Thousands celebrated Long Island Pride in the Village of Farmingdale for the first time ever!  Businesses and organizations marched in the Parade down Main Street to the Market Fair, and a street concert thumped with throwback icons including Ultra Nate and TKA!

In response to the assault of LGBT people in our schools, libraries, and communities, the LGBT Network launched two new advocacy initiatives to achieve long-term systemic change with a Candidate Training Academy, as well a School District Ambassador program.

Throughout the month of July, the LGBT Network served as a voice and advocate for members of the LGBT community disproportionately impacted by Monkeypox and calling for increased prevention and increased access to vaccines. Keeping the community informed with our Monkeypox Virus Update web page.

The LGBT Network launched the Long Island LGBT Chamber of Commerce to unite Long Island businesses in support of LGBT-owned small businesses.  At the same time, the organization introduced its “LGBT Network Certified” program to recognize companies for their LGBT diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) efforts.