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Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning resources

As the Grove Turns
Published on an ongoing basis, this site contains a calendar of events, local news, commentary, entertainment news and reviews - in other words, everything to do with Fire Island’s Cherry Grove community.
Bisexual Resource Center
An organization whose purposes are to educate the general public about bisexuality and to provide a public forum for the discussion of bisexuality.
Cheer NY
Cheer New York is a volunteer cheerleading and dance squad by and for the LGBTS community, providing an opportunity for LGBTS cheerleaders, dancers and gymnasts to share their talent, training, and experience with each other and the community.
Community United Against Violence
A 15-year-old, nonprofit agency which addresses and prevents hate violence directed at GLBT.
Creating Safe Schools for Lesbian & Gay Students
An information guide for school officials.
Empire State Pride Agenda
A non-profit lesbian and gay political advocacy organization working to end discrimination and prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation.
Gay & Lesbian Switchboard of LI
The Gay & Lesbian Switchboard of Long Island’s online information and resources.
Gay.com
Tools, resources, advice, affinity groups connecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, and more.
GLBT Student Protection Project
Click on this link to send an E-mail to the Actual or Perceived Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Protection Project, run by the Coalition for Safer Schools of New York State.
Human Rights Campaign
Responding to anti-gay hate legislation and issues.
Lambda GLBT Community Services
A non-profit agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance and nonviolence.
Long Island Ravens
The Long Island Ravens M.C. is an brotherhood of men — who are proud to make the leather lifestyle an important part of their lives, who would like to further and strengthen the image of leather on Long Island, where leathermen can offer friendship and positive support to others like themselves.
The L.I. Ravens M.C. raises money through various events and activities in support of AIDS/HIV and L.I. gay causes and projects. Moneys collected throughout the year are distributed annually at their Anniversary Dinner. To date the Ravens have awarded over $30,000.00 to local charities and service organizations.
The L.I. Ravens M.C. participate in many local, national and private social gatherings. They proudly support the our local events and volunteer their services whenever possible. The Ravens also sponsor several social gatherings including motorcycle day rides, camping weekends and “after-hour” parties. While some of these events are “members only”, many are open to all those interested in attending. Please contact them if you’d like to know when and where, or check their Events Calendar listings.
Long Island Trans Experience (L.I.T.E.)
A Long Island based peer support and outreach organization created from the premise that loneliness and lack of information is a stumblinng block to freeing once’s true gender expression.
Long Island Pride Parade
For Long Island's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community. Check out our Upcoming Event page to see what's going on this year!
NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
A free and confidential project that serves lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and HIV-positive victims of violence.
A non-profit lesbian and gay political advocacy organization working to end discrimination and prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation. StopDrLaura.com
An archive of the year-long campaign against intolerance and double standards.
SUNY LGBT Alliance
Click on this link to send an E-mail to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance at the State University of New York Stony Brook Campus.
The Gay Retirement Guide
Launched in 2006 by a team of award-winning Internet entrepreneurs, gay and straight. Our goal was - and is - clear: create the most comprehensive online guide to gay retirement for LGBT seniors and those who care about them. Gay Retirement Guide is updated frequently by researchers and editors from across North America.
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
Who We Are We are a national network of Old Lesbians over age 60 working to make life better for Old Lesbians and to confront ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools.
Services and Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders
SAGE is the world's oldest and largest non-profit agency dedicated to serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older people. Since its inception, SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand
Australian Gay Youth Resource
Australian youth resource page that contains articles plus “a whole heap of links.”
Basic Rights Oregon (Youth Advisory Committee)
Information on upcoming conferences and teaching youth how to put their skills to use in the political arena.
Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network
Contains invaluable information about teaching respect for everyone in our schools.
Gay Youth Links
Resource for sites of interest to lesbian, gay, transgendered and questioning young people.
Pinkbooks - Books for Gay and Lesbian Youth
Books for Gay and Lesbian Youth.
Pride For Youth
Pride for Youth (PFY), a project of Long Island Crisis Center, is a service and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. PFY is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of LGBT adolescents through education, supportive services, and youth development. PFY offers an array of services and opportunities for LGBT young people, including a Friday night drop-in space (the “Coffeehouse”), individual, family and group counseling, community education, peer education, and HIV prevention services.
TheTrevorProject.org
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.
Youth Resource
A resource site for youth of all sexual orientations and races.
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GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO RELEASES MARRIAGE EQUALITY MESSAGE
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released a new video message about the need to extend marriage equality to all New Yorkers.
Watch the video message from Governor Cuomo

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Event Calendar

Memoirs of Motherhood: Connecting Through Our Stories
Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
Call 631.627.8686 for more information
Bridges to Justice: Connecting through Our Stories
Every other Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm
Call 631.627.8686 for more information

Mark your calendar for a food and beverage celebration of the highest caliber as several top chefs prepare their award-winning signature dishes right in front of your eyes. This open-style presentation will feature a sumptuous array of tasting stations with suggested Thanksgiving appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts with an ethnic flair. Best of all, these culinary artists will divulge their secrets for serving up fine cuisine celebrated with a sense of occasion.
Free Citizenship Classes: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 631-654-4700 ext 248
Patchogue-Medford Library
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IN THE NEWS

New York's top court names its first openly gay judge - The Independent June 22nd, 2017 19:33:00 EDT -0400

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Gay Life in New York, Between Oppression and Freedom - New York Times (blog) June 22nd, 2017 04:04:05 EDT -0400

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A Transgender Groom Sees Beyond What He Ever Imagined - New York Times June 21st, 2017 06:00:18 EDT -0400

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First Openly Gay Judge Confirmed for New York's Highest Court - New York Times June 21st, 2017 16:55:08 EDT -0400

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Federal Court Lifts Injunction on Mississippi Anti-Gay Law - New York Times June 22nd, 2017 19:05:00 EDT -0400

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Comptroller Survey Finds LGBTQ Population in New York Still Faces Discrimination - NY1 June 20th, 2017 17:34:08 EDT -0400

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New York Today: Meeting a Gay Pride Grand Marshal - New York Times June 19th, 2017 06:28:42 EDT -0400

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Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Laws Are Illegal, European Court Rules - New York Times June 20th, 2017 13:06:16 EDT -0400

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New York's LGBTQ Story Began Well Before Stonewall - New York Times June 19th, 2017 10:38:15 EDT -0400

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NYPD set to make transition easier for transgender cops - New York Post June 21st, 2017 16:50:00 EDT -0400

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Transgender Former 'Glee' Star Reveals Changed Name on Twitter - NBC New York June 22nd, 2017 11:15:51 EDT -0400

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Cyberbullying tackled by new student film, town hall initiative - Metro US June 22nd, 2017 09:34:34 EDT -0400

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'A Tragedy Hit Home': Push to Stop Bullying After Death of 12-Year-Old Girl - NBC New York June 19th, 2017 21:57:01 EDT -0400

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LGBT group wants to paint city crosswalks in rainbow colors - New York Post June 16th, 2017 17:29:00 EDT -0400

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Gay Pride's Choice: March in Protest or Dance Worries Away - New York Times June 19th, 2017 15:21:19 EDT -0400

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