THE EAST END GAY ORGANIZATION BECOMES THE 5TH MEMBER OF THE LONG ISLAND GLBT SERVICES NETWORK
The Long Island Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Services Network (The Network) is proud to announce the addition of the East End Gay Organization (EEGO) as the fifth and newest member of The Network’s family of organizations.
EEGO joins with Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Long Island GLBT Community Center (The Center), Services and Advocacy for Elders-Long Island (SAGE-LI) and Equality Long Island (EQLI) as we continue to serve the GLBT community across the entire Long Island region. This new partnership is another step toward a larger, stronger, and more united GLBT community.
Created in 1977 to fight discrimination in Southampton, EEGO has continued to champion for GLBT rights on the East End for the past thirty years. As a member of The Network, EEGO will draw from the great influence in programs and advocacy that LIGALY, The Center and SAGE-LI have developed.
The addition of EEGO to The Network will expand the availability of programs and services to more Long Islanders. The Network, and in particular LIGALY and SAGE-LI, has always had a presence on Eastern Long Island, and this union will only deepen our contacts and relationships with schools, hospitals, businesses, elected officials and families of the five East End towns.
EEGO members will now have greater involvement in political advocacy and activism through The Network’s political advocacy group, Equality Long Island, thus expanding grassroots and community organizing in every town and village across Long Island. This benefits the entire Long Island region, from Mineola to Montauk as we continue the fight to win equality for our families.
With LIGALY, The Center, SAGE-LI, EQLI, and now EEGO, we promise to continue and expand our presence through education, social support and advocacy to fulfill The Network’s goals of ending homophobia, providing a home and safe space for the GLBT community, and advocating for equality. We are excited for this next step and believe this addition will create a more united front for the Long Island GLBT community.