33. David Kilmnick
2013 Power List
This local gay and lesbian rights advocate has come a long way in his 20 years of combating homophobia. Kilmnick has expanded what started as Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) in the ’90s into the regional Long Island LGBT Services Network, which outgrew its Bay Shore community center, opened a satellite facility in Garden City two years ago, and announced that this summer a third center is set to debut in the Hamptons. He’s also recently made headlines organizing the nation’s first LGBT PTA. He has long since proven himself to be an effective leader dedicated to political advocacy, to helping senior members of the LGBT community and to annually providing more than 25,000 Long Islanders with health and social services.