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The Long Island LGBT Community Center offers programs and services for LGBT and allied people from all walks of life.

Our programs and services



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

The Center serves as the social and cultural epicenter for Long Island’s LGBT community: many community groups, as well as Long Islanders, call The Center their home.

When Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth opened its first Center a 2nd floor walk-up space on Main Street in Bay Shore, the excitement amongst the Long Island community was great. When LIGALY moved to a larger space a few blocks away in 2003, a number of groups immediately began requesting to utilize the space for their meetings. During that time, the demand from the community for programs and services for people age 21 and over, as well as resources for people of color and the transgender community, was growing dramatically.

The Long Island LGBT Community Center was formed in 2005 to address these needs and be a home and safe space for all. Over the almost ten years since its creation, The Center has expanded programs and services for traditionally underserved minority groups while building community across the LGBT spectrum.

The Center helps LGBT individuals and their loved ones to achieve their fullest potential through education, support, and advocacy.

The mission of The Center is to celebrate and take pride in LGBT identities, care for individuals and groups in need, educate the public about those individuals and groups, address health disparities, build community, and empower all Long Islanders. The Center particularly works to help those most underserved through addressing heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia.

The Center is an organization of the LGBT Network