Network News: December 2015

Over 400 Attend 20th Annual LI LGBT Conference

Over 400 students, educators, professionals, and community members attended the 20th Annual Long Island LGBT Conference on Tuesday, November 17th at the Stony Brook University Charles B. Wang Center.

23110366322_d5d8ad208c_kHosted by the LGBT Network, the annual Long Island LGBT Conference is Long Island’s only LGBT-specific conference that seeks to educate and empower students, educators, health and human service providers, and other members of the community to address the needs of LGBT people throughout the lifespan in their schools and communities.

This year’s conference included over 20 workshops, including “Don’t Stand By, Stand Up,” a workshop aimed to help stop bystander bullying. Also this year, guest speaker Kevin Schuster attended as part of LIGALY and the Network’s International Youth Leader Exchange Program with the US Embassy in New Zealand.

For more information on the Long Island LGBT Conference, and to keep an eye out for next year’s date, visit

Ending the Epidemic Regional Meeting in Bay Shore

Close to 100 health and human service providers attended the Ending the Epidemic Regional Meeting in Bay Shore on Friday, November 13th.

DSC_0092_GroupThe meeting, a part of New York State’s Ending the Epidemic initiative series of Statewide Regional discussions, engaged community partners in moving the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint to Action.

Those in attendance, received updated information about HIV/AIDS in the Suffolk County region, provided input on identified service gaps in the region, and participated in discussions about Ending the Epidemic.

The meeting ended with a Call to Action for all participants to be part of the plan to End the AIDS Epidemic by the end of 2020.

For more information about Ending the Epidemic, visit

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