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Hauppauge, NY, August 16, 2021 – LGBT Network is hosting the first-ever Round Table with LGBT-owned Small Businesses on Wednesday, September 29 at 10:30 AM. This inaugural Round Table, held virtually, will give LGBT-owned Small Businesses a platform to share their business needs and challenges with the LGBT Network to help them rebound, as the organization continues to expand its work with area businesses.

LGBT-owned businesses are strong pillar of the U.S. economy, helping generate over $1.7 trillion in economic output. Recognizing the impact these businesses have on the economy, LGBT Network is looking to identify the needs of the LGBT-owned small business community and help these businesses build back stronger from the COVID-19 economic recovery as a way to support the broader Long Island economy. LGBT Network will use the Round Table as a listening forum to better understand the experiences of these small businesses and identify how the organization can utilize its assets to help.

This first-ever Round Table builds upon the LGBT Network’s existing Workplace Initiative that helps companies advance their LGBT diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. The Workplace Initiative delivers workplace education and training programs, helps companies start and grow their LGBT employee groups, and connects professionals. Representatives from more than 25 companies are engaged with the Initiative, including The Bountiful Company, PSEG Long Island, National Grid, People’s United Bank, Altice USA, Little Flower Children and Family Services, Brookhaven National Lab, Rivkin Radler LLP, Suffok County Government, and more.

LGBT-owned Small Businesses can express interest in participating in the Round Table by completing this form.


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


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