The Long Island GLBT Services Network is an association of five non-profit organizations serving Long Island’s GLBT community throughout the lifespan: Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Long Island GLBT Community Center (The Center), Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders – Long Island (SAGE-LI), The East End Gay Organization (EEGO) and Equality Long Island (EQLI). Together, each organization works to end homophobia and transphobia on Long Island, to provide a home and safe space for the GLBT community, and to advocate for equality.
In working together, each organization is able to share resources, and thus reduce overhead costs and expenses. Each organization shares administration, programming space, and fundraising efforts making for an efficient system, and ensuring the money raised through grants, donations, and special events are maximized providing the greatest benefit to all of Long Island's GLBT community.
The organizations of The Long Island GLBT Services Network operate two Community Centers, The Center at Bay Shore which opened in 2002, and The Center at Garden City, which opened in 2011.
Click the logos below to visit the website of each Network organization:
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) provides a safe space for GLBT youth, and empowers GLBT and straight-ally youth to create change in their schools and communities.
The Long Island GLBT Community Center (The Center) builds community for GLBT adults and families through social, cultural, and health programming.
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders - Long Island (SAGE-LI) provides GLBT seniors ages 50+ with social support and health programming.
Through public policy, health, cultural and charitable outreach programs, The East End Gay Organization (EEGO) promotes equality and dignity for the GLBT residents of the East End. EEGO's new website is coming soon. For now, looking under the "Events" tab above for upcoming EEGO activities.
Equality Long Island (EQLI) advances equality and justice for GLBT Long Islanders through lobbying and the endorsement and support of individuals running for public office.