Category: LGBT Network News

New York Islanders Become First Professional Sports Franchise to Participate in Network’s National Coming Out Day Campaign

LGBT Network President/CEO David Kilmnick and New York Islanders Co-Owner Jon Ledecky announced a major anti-bullying partnership in over 200 Long Island and New York City Schools. This historic announcement was made on National Coming Out Day (NCOD) October 11. Over 85 percent of LGBT students report daily verbal harassment in schools, with one-in-three LGBT…

LGBT Network Has Record-Breaking National Coming Out Day Campaign

The LGBT Network launched its largest community organizing effort in the organization’s 25-year history – National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Campaign on Thursday October 11th #weartheribbon. More than 430 organizations, businesses, schools, athletic teams, government officials and others, along with a record half million people participated in the LGBT Network’s 17th annual NCOD Campaign across…

LGBT Network Cohosts 7th Annual Trans-Latinx March

On Monday, July 9th, the LGBT Network joined hundreds, marching to celebrate diversity and raise awareness in the Jackson Heights community. While the Jackson Heights neighborhood has one of the largest LGBT Communities in New York City, the trans community remains vulnerable to discrimination, hate and violence. Transgender individuals face prejudice not only from the…

Over 200 youth rocked the first ever LGBT Network Queens/NYC Youth Summit

On, April 20th, over 200 youth flooded CUNY School of Law in Long Island City to make history at the first ever LGBT #GetJustice Youth Summit! The LGBT activism and advocacy conference educated and empowered students, educators, professionals, health and human service providers, and other members of the community. The Summit offered attendees an in-depth…

LGBT Network Opens Community Center in Long Island City

On February 1st, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Public Advocate Tish James and dozens of other dignitaries, city agencies, the NYPD, FDNY and LGBT Network President David Kilmnick to officially open the new 4,000 sq. ft. Queens LGBT Center in Long Island City Queens with…

LGBT Network Launches New Online Business Directory and Job Board

The LGBT Network recently launched its brand new LGBT Business Directory and Job Board. The LGBT Business Directory and Job Board provides an important platform to business owners to advertise their services to an LGBT and allied audience, and helps members of the community find businesses that are supportive of LGBT people. Additionally, employers seeking…

LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing Moves Forward in Bay Shore after Historic Planning Board Vote

On Thursday, August 17th, The LGBT Network unveiled plans for its LGBT-friendly affordable housing apartment complex in Bay Shore. The new housing development accompanied by a brand new state-of-the-art 8,000 square-foot community center will be constructed at the site of LGBT Network’s existing community center on Park Avenue and Mechanicsville Road and near the Bay…