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LGBT NETWORK IS YOUR COVID-19 RESOURCE


We are living through unprecedented times, and we know how difficult and challenging it is. The LGBT Network is here for you.

On Long Island Call us at 631-665-2300; Queens/NYC call us at 718-514-2155
Our centers may be closed, but you can leave us a voicemail and we will call you back.

E-mail us at info@lgbtnetwork.org
Send us an e-mail and let us know how you're doing and what you need.

 

 
 
 

NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
Open Enrollment Extended Until June 15th!

With the closure of businesses across the state, many New Yorkers are at risk of losing their health insurance coverage as a result of COVID-19.  The LGBT Network can help.  The New York State of Health Marketplace has opened a special enrollment period, from now until June 15th, for Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) Insurance.  If you have lost your insurance coverage during the COVID-19 crisis, our Health Insurance Navigator can guide you through the enrollment process for Marketplace Insurance, Medicaid, or Child Health Plus.  Now it can be done over the phone.

Call (347) 494-1180 or email csankar@lgbtnetwork.org to make an appointment today. 

 

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

As we all adjust to living in these unprecedented times and a new world, the LGBT Network wants to hear from you to better identify your needs and how we can serve our Long Island and New York City communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please fill out the form here and let us know how the LGBT Network can help you and your family. Thank you and please stay home, stay healthy and save lives.

 

 

 

 

Stay up to date with LGBT Network news and virtual programming:

 

 

Your Channel Guide for May 25-29:

Tuesday, May 26

 

10AM | Wake Up/Make Up

Makeup for many is empowering and exciting. Grab your brushes and join the LGBT Network as we demonstrate a simple makeup routine, promote self-care, and taking extra steps to feel motivated to take on the day even during quarantine!

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3PM | Gaymers on Twitch

We see you GAYmers! Follow LGBT Network as we live stream LGBTQ-affirming video games! Join the chat and discuss how video games are integrating gender fluidity among characters and positively impacting generations that are no longer defined by binary genders and heterosexism.

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5PM | Breaking Walls-Immigration Workshop/Rompiendo Muros Taller de Inmigracion

This meeting is for immigrant community members and those who support them. It will include information on employment, education, learning English, pathways to documented immigration status, asylum support, and more. Conducted in Spanish.

Un taller para informar a la comunidad inmigrante sobre recursos que están disponibles para ellos a un bajo costo o sin costo alguno. La presentación incluirá información sobre el empleo, el aprendizaje del inglés, las vías de documentación en procesos migratorios y más.

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5:30P | SAGE-LI Lesbian Social Hour

Join an early bird special of fun! The Older Lesbian Social Hour is an open space for fun, community, and conversation in a relaxed, care-free environment via zoom.

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6PM | Singles Happy Hour-Gay/Bi Men

The bars may be closed but it’s still Happy Hour somewhere! Single men grab your cocktails and meet other gay/bi men. Half social and half “Dating Game” Get to know your fellow singles and see what happens!

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Wednesday, May 27

 

12:30PM | Guided Meditation and Self-Care Exchange

Relax at lunch (or start your day, late risers) with a guided meditation session that will energize you for the rest or your day. Whether you’re a relaxation novice or very seasoned, you’ll enjoy a guided meditation full or rainbows, unicorns, and whatever else your heart desires. We’ll open the floor for you to share your own self-care practices with the community as well, so everyone can get loose and relax!

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4PM | Youth Squad

Quarantine getting to you? Get closer to other youth while maintaining social distance. Join the LGBT Network and youth across New York. See old friends, make new ones as we kick back, relax and chat about any topic you want to.

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6PM | Enby (Non-binary) Empowerment Group

Join us for a night of fun and socializing with your fellow Transgender, Non-binary, and other Gender Conforming peeps in a relaxed fun (virtual) atmosphere. Mix yourself a drink (or make a snack) and join in! We’ll have icebreakers to get to conversation going and a chance to make new connections. To create a safe space, please only register if you are a part of the TGNCNB.

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6:30P | Latinx Community Building

Join us to check-in and become immersed in the community! We’ll discuss the relationship between our heritage and our identity. What does it mean to be Latin@, Latinx, Hispanic and LGBTQ? How does culture, family, gender, and sexuality shape ourselves and our lives? This group is open to all Spanish speakers, regardless of gender or gender identity.

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7P | LGBT After Dark - Adult (18+) Sex Ed: All About the Butt

No matter your gender or sexual orientation, everyone’s got a butt! Join us to learn some practical tips about anal health, hygiene, and pleasure led by our team of fun and friendly health educators. Well walk you through the whole thing, from top to bottom (wink wink).

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Thursday, May 28

 

10A | Weightless Workouts

Gyms are closed but that doesn’t mean we can't take care of ourselves! Let’s have fun and learn how to workout without weights, using household items and your muscles! Great for beginners and all ability levels. Share your own creative workout ideas with one another so we can all stay fit through the pandemic!

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10:30A | Queens LGBT Services Consortium

This is a meeting for Health and Human Service agencies in (and/or serving) the Queens community with LGBT-specific and/or affirming programs. Join us to discuss your services, how you are serving the community during COVID and social distancing, and get up-to-date resources for your LGBT Clients and constituents.

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11:30A | Town Hall with Senator Schumer

Join a special Town Hall with United States Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer. Hear from Sentor Schumer about the latest federal response to COVID-19, what he is doing to protect New York's interests and measures to advance equality in our nations capital. Bring your questions for the Democratic Leader of the US Senate!

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1P | Senior Mingle

Time to mingle! Our Mingles are for everyone no matter where you live! They are great for LGBT older adults to meet in a relaxed environment that is fun, supportive and helps everyone to Be Yourself. Enjoy great chats, games, music and camaraderie!

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4P | Virtual GSA Leadership Training

Youth Leaders Unite! Join the LGBT Network and GSA clubs to connect and explore ideas on how to keep your GSA club engaged from home, even during the Covid Age.

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6:30P | Trivia Night

This week, we’ll break out even more games to play. Play (LGBT) Celebrity, Trivia, and Taboo for bragging rights as the Ultimate Virtual Gaymer. Games will be ready for you and you have to do is bring your brain, pen, and paper for maximized game play.

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Friday, May 29

 

2P & 7P | LGBT Network's Story Time

It’s story time! Come together with other children in LGBT families to listen to, enjoy, explore, and discuss LGBT-affirming children’s books.

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3P | Netflix Party: Tales of the City

Live stream together Episodes of the iconic queer Tales of the City on Netflix. Chat about the show with other LGBT folks and make friends! This mini-series explores a fictional story of diverse LGBT cast of characters in San Francisco, so don’t miss it!

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5P | Bae or Nay: Healthy Relationships

Bae or Nay is a discussion group where we’ll talk about what is a healthy relationship, and signs to look out for unhealthy or abusive situations. What can you do if you find yourself or a friend in a dangerous relationship? We’ll discuss the do’s and don’ts of helping a friend. We will also go over relationship resources that are available remotely.

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5:30P | Animal Crossing Social

Come party on our Queer little island! Are you an animal crossing player? Join us to sell your wares, buy some turnips, snaps some pics, or just explore our magical rainbow island!

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6:30P | Cards Against Humanity

Back by popular demand: Come play your favorite naughty card game online and get ready for some tongue-in-cheek fun. Not for the faint of heart! We’ll hold a tutorial on the online Cards platform, then have some fun game play. Because of the nature of this game, we are limiting participation to those over 18. No need for two screens this time- we simplified!

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7:30P | Virtual Poetry Slam

Join us for a virtual poetry slam featuring spoken word poets. Let’s embrace poetry as a way to bring us together during these challenging times. Willing participants will have a timeframe of 5 mins to read their poems to the zoom audience followed by audience comments.

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