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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 July 6-10:

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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Your Channel Guide for July 13-17:

Monday, July 13

 

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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6:00P | Sex, Explained Viewing & Discussion

This educational Netflix show teaches us the different perspective of science and society regarding sexual behaviors and fantasies. Let’s learn together about sexual fantasies, attraction, social stigmas and more. Join the LGBT Network for a virtual viewing and discussion.

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7:00P | Queer Craft Night: International Non-Binary People's Day

Hey enbys and friends! Come celebrate International Non-Binary Peoples' Day by crafting with us! We'll be doing some DIY tie-dyeing. Bring a white t-shirt or bandana, and some fabric paint, dye, or paints.

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Tuesday, July 14

 

11:00A | HIV/AIDS: Art & Activism

LGBTQ artists have a strong voice that we can be inspired and empowered by. Join the LGBT Network’s we virtually explore and discuss exciting and evocative HIV/AIDS art exhibitions together!

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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 | 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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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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6:30P | Youth Scavenger 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 online!

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Wednesday, July 15

 

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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12:00P | 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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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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5:00P | Youth Advisory Council

Let your voice, ideas and opinions be heard and shine as you learn to help design, create, host and promote projects and programs for your peers, LGBTQ young people! 

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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!  This weeks topic of discussion is Fetishes.

Un grupo para hombres Latinos gay y bisexuals. Tendremos la segunda parte de nuestra discusion sobre fetiches, en este espacio aprenderas  que son los fetiches, descubriras de aquellos que quizas no conocias y si asumes tus fetiches te daremos consejos de como comunicarselo a tu pareja, despues de esta charla podras entender mejor el mundo de los fetiches.

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Thursday, July 16

 

1:00P | Thursday 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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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 | LGBT Family Building: Foster Care Options

Take the opportunity to focus on learning more about building the family you have always dreamed of!  Come learn together about foster care as potential pathway to parenthood!

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6:30P | TGNCNB Movie Night: Disclosure

Join the LGBT Network as we screen the Netflix documentary, Disclosure. In this landmark film, trans people discuss issues of representation on screen, in casting, and in our culture. We'll be watching the movie and talk about our impressions of it afterwards. Allies welcome.

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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 17

 

11:00A | SAGE-LI Reacts

Watch comedic & fun LGBT Elders Reacts - YouTube episodes with other Older Adults! These videos will act as conversation starters with the group as we connect as a community.

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6:00P | Game Night: Scattergories

Who's ready for Scattergories? We can't meet in person, but that doesn't mean we can't stay connected! Join the LGBT Network for a fun night of games and laughter!

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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!

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8:00P | Who Watches the Watchmen? Community Conversation

Participants may view the HBO series, Watchmen, beforehand, when it best fits their schedule, and can bring their thoughts on change, identities and the show to the table to connect with the LGBTQ community virtually!

(Based on the Alan Moore graphic novel, Watchmen is an HBO miniseries that has impacted the way Americans discover aspects of black culture and history that have not been widely discussed until the recent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Shining a light on issues faced by BIPOC, and other minorities such as LGBTQ+ people, Watchmen helps build bridges and understanding between these diverse communities.)

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Your Channel Guide for July 20-24:

Monday, July 20

 

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!

Sign Up

 

Share

 

4:00P | 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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6:00P | Sex, Explained: "Attraction" Viewing & Discussion

Do you have a type? More than one, perhaps? Let's find out together what goes on when we're drawn to someone sexually and the many factors that fuel these turn- ons. Join us for a viewing and discussion of this educational show.

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6:30P | Latinx Conexiones (Connections)

Connect and become immersed in the community! This group is open to all Spanish speakers, regardless of gender or gender identity. In this meeting we will discuss sexual fetishes. Myths, doubts and how to practice them safely.

Un grupo para todos sin importer el género. En esta reunion discutiremos sobre fetiches sexuales. Los mitos, las dudas y como practicarlos de manera segura. En un espacio Seguro compartiremos sobre este tema con el objetivo de que entendamos major el mundo de los fetiches.

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7:00P | Queer Craft Night: Paint Your Escape!

Close your eyes and imagine your dream getaway. Let's get creative and whisk ourselves there, without even having to leave home! Join us at this edition of Queer Craft Night, where we'll be painting, collaging, or otherwise crafting scenes of our ideal vacation fantasies. Any and all art forms welcome!

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Tuesday, July 21

 

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 | 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

 

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!

Sign Up

 

Share

 

6:30P | Shakes and Smoothies!

Let’s get down in the kitchen together! Fuel your body with a rainbow of nutrients and deliciousness! This week we will learn about making scrumptious shakes and smoothies for you to  enjoy at home or on the go!  #stayhealthy

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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 22

 

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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Share

 

12:00P | Guided Meditation

Energize your day with this guided visualization. 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!

Sign Up

 

Share

 

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!

Sign Up

 

Share

 

5:00P | Youth Advisory Council

Let your voice, ideas and opinions be heard and shine as you learn to help design, create, host and promote projects and programs for your peers, LGBTQ young people! 

Sign Up

 

Share

 

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 | Queerantine Cuisine: Empanadas

Let’s make empanadas! We'll be serving up some snacks with a couple variations. Learn how to make the dough from scratch, and don't forget the fillings! Ground beef for carnivores, and jackfruit "pulled pork" for our vegan pals. We’ll share a full ingredient list when you register.

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Thursday, July 23

 

1:00P | Thursday 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!

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: Assisted Reproduction Options

Take the opportunity to focus on learning more about building the family you have always dreamed of!  Come learn together about surrogacy, carriers, IUI, IVF, sperm and egg donorship and more as potential pathways to parenthood!

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6:30P | TGNCNB Community Check-In: Gender Euphoria!

You know the feeling: when someone uses your correct pronouns, or when you try on a particularly cute and affirming outfit, or when your hair cut is just the way you want it. In a society that wants to focus on the troubles that trans people face, finding joy in the trans experience is an act of resilience. Join us for our weekly community check in and share in each other's gender euphoria!

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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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Share

Friday, July 24

 

11:00A | SAGE-LI Movie Matinee

Grab your popcorn and come together with other LGBT older adults to view and discuss a LGBTQ movie, selected by our Mingle members!

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6:00P | Game Night: Scattergories

Who's ready for Scattergories? We can't meet in person, but that doesn't mean we can't stay connected! Join the LGBT Network for a fun night of games and laughter!

Sign Up

 

Share

 

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!

Sign Up

 

Share

 

8:00P | Who Watches the Watchmen? Community Conversation

Watchmen shines a light on issues faced by BIPOC, and other minorities such as LGBTQ+ people, Watchmen helps build bridges and understanding between these diverse communities.

Participants may view the HBO series, Watchmen, beforehand, when it best fits their schedule, and can bring their thoughts on change, identities and the show to the table to connect with the LGBTQ community virtually!

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