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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.

 

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GET TESTED AT HOME

 
We’re all social distancing now... but how about before? The LGBT Network can help you stay healthy & show you how to get FREE HIV home test kit right to your home.
 
 
For Questions, email us at testing@lgbtnetwork.org
 
 
 

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 June 29-July 3:

Thursday, July 2

 

10:00A | 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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1:00P | Thursday Senior Mingle

Come meet and mingle with your fellow LGBT folks over 50. We’ll have a chance to chat, check-in, and make connections – across Queens, Long Island and everywhere.

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4:00P | Youth Empowerment

Today’s young people are leading in activism, both online and marching on the streets. In this program we take an in-depth look at historical LGBTQ+ figures who lead their own resistance movements. Their combined wisdom and experiences will serve to equip our youth with the tools and knowledge needed to be a better activist today.

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6:00P | Fostering LGBT Youth (DSS MAPP class)

Learn about foster parenting LGBT Youth to increase your skills and awareness as a parent! Why are LGBT young people overrepresented in the foster care system? Learn your LGBTs to best support and affirm your child’s sexual orientation and gender identity? Annual foster parent certification hours available.

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6:30P | TGNCNB Check-In

Come get some virtual community and check-in with your fellow Trans and Non-Binary folx in this all-ages meeting. This group is exclusively for people who identify as Transgender, Non-Binary, and other Gender Non-Conforming identities

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7:00P | Drag Game Night

Join your favorite “trash queen” Avant Garbage for a night of fun and games. Avant will MC, choose, run the evenings activities. Promises to be a roaring good time.

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Friday, July 3

The LGBT Network is closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day

Your Channel Guide for July 6-10:

Monday, July 6

 

11:00A | SAGE-LI 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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4:00P | Youth Gaymers!

Calling all gaymers, come down and share your favorite games and, discuss and play with one another, talk about queer representation in games, and which ones you are looking forward to, which games empower you? Enjoy some gay time with or if you haven’t before join the gaming community this is a safe fun space for everyone!

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5:30P | Virtual Yoga

Get a stress-relieving yoga practice designed to stretch and strengthen the body from home. Individuals should dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat to the session. No experience necessary to participate.

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6:30P | Latinx Conexiones (Connections)

A Spanish-speaking group for everyone, regardless of gender. This week we will have a conversation about biological sex and sexual orientation to clarify doubts and expand our knowledge.

Un grupo para todos sin importer el género. Esta semana tendremos una conversacion sobre sexo biologico y orientacion sexual asi aclararemos dudas y ampliaremos nuestro conocimiento.

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7:00P | Craft n' Sip

Love our Paint n’ Sip events?  We’ve expanded to include any art you’d like to create.  Grab the supplies you have at home and join us for a themed project, and maybe a drink.  Show us your creation at the end and have tons of fun along the way.

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Tuesday, July 7

 

11:00A | LGBT Museum Tour

LGBTQ artists have a strong voice we can learn from and be inspired and empowered by.  Explore and discuss exciting and evocative visual art exhibitions together virtually!

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4:00P | Transcend: TGNCNB Youth

A safe space to learn, grow, explore and have fun together with other young people (ages 13-24) who identify as transgender, gender-nonconforming or non-binary!

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6:00P | Youth Photo Challenge

A photography scavenger hunt for LGBTQ young people! In 30 minutes, shoot as many of the items on the list with your camera phone! The photographer with the most snapshots will be celebrated and posted on the LGBT staff Instagrams!

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6:00P | 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. Socialize, play our icebreaker games, and see what happens!

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6:30P | Experiencia POZitiva / POZ Experience

POZ Experience is a support group for LGBT people living with HIV, regardless of whether someone has been newly diagnosed or living with HIV for many years. Join us for peer support and community as we discuss ways of living one’s life to the fullest and healthiest. 

Grupo de soporte y discusión en español para personas viviendo con VIH.

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Wednesday, July 8

 

11:00A | 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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4:00P | 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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5:30P | Guided Meditation

Relax at after work with us.  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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6:30P | Grupo Iguales / G-Latino

A group for Latino Gay and Bi Men to be themselves, talk in Spanish, and build community. Topics of discussion include: Identity, Health, Immigration, Relationships, and more!

Un grupo para hombres Latinos gay y bisexuals. Un espacio para crear comunidad y ser tu mismo. Temas que se incluiran: Identidad, salud, inmigración, relaciones y más!

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7:00P | The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson: Film screening and virtual discussion

To wrap up Pride month, lets pay homage to one of the mothers of our movement - Stonewall veteran Marsha "Pay it no mind" Johnson. Watch this movie with us on Zoom and stick around after the film to talk about how Marsha's activism holds valuable lessons for today's struggles.

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Thursday, July 9

 

10:00A | 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!

Sign Up

 

Share

 

1:00P | Thursday Senior Mingle

Come meet and mingle with your fellow LGBT folks over 50. We’ll have a chance to chat, check-in, and make connections – across Queens, Long Island and everywhere.

Sign Up

 

Share

 

4:00P | Youth Empowerment

Today’s young people are leading in activism, both online and marching on the streets. In this program we take an in-depth look at historical LGBTQ+ figures who lead their own resistance movements. Their combined wisdom and experiences will serve to equip our youth with the tools and knowledge needed to be a better activist today.

Sign Up

 

Share

 

6:00P | LGBT Family Building: Domestic & International Adoption

Take the opportunity to focus on learning more about building the family you have always dreamed of!  Come learn together about domestic & international adoptive pathways to parenthood!

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6:30P | TGNCNB Empowerment

Come get some virtual community and check-in with your fellow Trans and Non-Binary folx in this all-ages meeting. This group is exclusively for people who identify as Transgender, Non-Binary, and other Gender Non-Conforming identities.

Sign Up

 

Share

 

7:00P | Drag Game Night

Join your favorite “trash queen” Avant Garbage for a night of fun and games. Avant will MC, choose, run the evenings activities. Promises to be a roaring good time.

Sign Up

 

Share

Friday, July 10

 

11:00A | SAGE-LI Movie Matinee

Gather together to view and discuss LGBTQ movies, selected by SAGE-LI Mingle members!

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6:00P | Cards Against Humanity

A fan favorite! 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.

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7:00P | Friday Night OUT on Discord

Friday Night OUT has gone VIRTUAL! This is the destination for LGBT youth, ages 13-21, and their allies on Friday nights! Come join us on Discord and find your OUTlet, dance, play games, watch movies or just chill in our virtual lounge! Let's build community, express ourselves & feel empowered!

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7:00P | Karaoke Night

Come sing your heart out at this virtual Karaoke Night!  Don’t want to sing on Zoom solo? No problem, sign up as a sing-a-long number and plenty of people will join in. You can always log-in just to watch, clap, support, and socialize too!

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