Tag: LGBT Network

5 Pride Month Events on Long Island

June is Pride Month, an entire month dedicated to recognizing the contributions that LGBTQ individuals have made to their community and society.

Long Beach Police Chief Not Stepping Down Amid Pride Flag Dispute

A police commissioner in Long Beach is rejecting calls for his resignation in response to allegations that he ordered a Pride Flag to be removed from a local restaurant.

LGBT Network’s Long Island Pride to Return As In-Person Event

Long Island Pride will return as an in-person, ticketed event at Eisenhower Park this year, LGBT Network President Dr. David Kilmnick announced on Thursday.

LGBT Network Opens New Center in Hauppauge

Pride Month 2019 kicked off with a celebration in Hauppauge as the LGBT Network officially cut the ribbon on its brand new facility.

Trump’s Rollback of Transgender Rights Condemned by Parents & Advocates

Transgender advocates bristled at the suggestion that protection for trans youth fall under education policy instead of more broad federal anti-discrimination laws.

LI LGBT Community Defiant In Wake Of Orlando Terror Attack

Long Island's LGBT community remained defiant in the wake of the largest mass killing in U.S. history, marching in an act of solidarity with victims and their families through Sayville and refusing to cower in the face of bigotry. More than 300 members and supporters of the local LGBT community showed unity with victims and their families, taking their defiance of fear and prejudice to the streets of Sayville in a "Visibility Walk" Sunday afternoon, carrying signs, pride flags and wearing rainbow-colored sashes.

Long Island LGBT Pride Fest Moving from Huntington to Long Beach...

The 26th annual Long Island Pride festival this weekend will be its last in Huntington before moving to Long Beach and expanding into a weekend-long LGBT celebration next year, organizers announced Thursday. LI Pride fest, which includes live music, a fair and parade—although this year’s parade was canceled while the music and fair will go on—next year will include additional festivities such as a 5K run on the boardwalk, a softball tournament, surfing lessons, beach volleyball, pride brunch and more.

Obama’s Transgender Student Directive a ‘Huge Victory’

The Obama administration on Friday issued a directive to all public schools in the nation proclaiming that transgender students must be allowed to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity. On Long Island, the White House’s directive, which also includes school locker rooms, was dubbed a “huge victory” by one of the leading gay and transgender rights groups in the region.