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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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Long Island Drag Culture - What's Hot What's Not and How it's a Form of Self-Expression

Long Island Drag Culture – What’s Hot What’s Not and How it’s a Form of Self-Expression

What started as a form of minstrel entertainment in the late 1800s, Drag culture is now one of the most renowned aspects of the gay community. With the aid of the media, the popularity of drag in the United States has been on a steady incline and is thriving. While Long Island Drag is hot …

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Gen Z Shares their Experiences Growing Up Black and Gay On Long Island

Gen Z Shares their Experiences Growing Up Black and Gay On Long Island

One notable aspect of Pride Month is its celebration of diversity amongst the diverse. Queer people of all different ethnic backgrounds, abilities and denominations come together during this time of year to empower each other. But once the celebration is over, many LGBTQ individuals find themselves having to hide a piece of their identity due …

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Long Island Drag Queen Naomi, the Crown Jewel of the Hamptons Has Overcome Hardship and Has a Vital Message For LGBTQ+ Youth

We can all agree that Long Island is no San Francisco when it comes to celebrating Pride. But local queer activists and residents have been working to uplift Long Island’s LGBTQ community, and to create a safe space for each generation. Active LGBT Network volunteer, Drag icon and Sag Harbor resident Robert Kohnken knows what …

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Long Island 2021 Pride Month Events to Check Out Both Virtual and in-Person

Long Island 2021 Pride Month Events to Check Out Both Virtual and in-Person

Pride month is officially underway, and so is the growing list of pride events on Long Island. Though the festivities of last year’s pride month fell short due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year there are all types of events for LGBTQ+ and allies to attend. Many festivities will take place throughout June, happening place virtually …

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Pride for Youth: a Safe Space for Long Island LGBTQ+ Youth

Pride for Youth: a Safe Space for Long Island LGBTQ+ Youth

Pride For Youth (PFY) is an non profit organization located in Deer Park and Bellmore created to enhance the health, wellness and cultural competency of LGBTQ+ youth through education, support services and youth development. Although they were originally called Pride For Youth, they are now serving adults up to the age of 45. PFY was first …

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