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Q&A: LGBT Network Gives Long Islanders the Family and Foundation they Need to Live Unapologetically

Being a member of the LGBTQ community is not easy. Potential discrimination, isolation and health risks are just some of the obstacles that members of the community face. Serving as a soft spot to fall since 1993, the LGBT Network has fought to end homophobia and transphobia, provide a home and safe space for the …

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Q&A: Dr. Minghao Liu Shares How the New York and Long Island LGBTQ+ Community Can Access Proper Healthcare

Q&A: Dr. Minghao Liu Shares How the New York and Long Island LGBTQ+ Community Can Access Proper Healthcare

Dr. Minghao Liu, a New York physician who specializes in LGBTQ healthcare, recently appeared on Today. She now joins Shades of Long Island for a discussion of her work. She works at Northwell Health in New York City and serves as director for the tri-state Gerald J. Friedman Transgender Program for Health & Wellness.  We …

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International Yoga Day Highlight: Body & Brain Lynbrook Shows Why Yoga Should Be Part of Your Routine

International Yoga Day Highlight: Body & Brain Lynbrook Owners Show Why Yoga Should Be Part of Your Routine

Beatricia Brun was in college when she started incorporating yoga into her routine.  On weekends, she would travel from Stony Brook University to Syosset, where her mother worked. Together, they would commute to a nearby yoga studio for class before heading home.  Now, Brun is the manager of Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi in …

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Need Some Fresh Juice? Black-Owned Business The Juice 6 Company is Here to Serve Suffolk County

Health fads have swung in and out of public consciousness. From avocados to chia seeds, superfoods and food science has taken over popular culture, and Long Island is no exception. Led by Ron Montgomery, or Six, The 6 Juice is an organically sourced juice company based out of Suffolk County providing healthy alternatives to processed …

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Trainer Rashan Stacker Lifts Up His Family and Community Pass COVID-19 with Lessons Passed Down from His Father

Rashan Stacker, who goes by Coach Stacks, is a busy man running a business as a trainer, working as a football and basketball coach for Longwood high school and acting as a mentor for the youth. But at the end of the day, he always looks forward to spending time with the two girls in …

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