The Long Island GLBT Community Center (The Center) serves as the social and cultural epicenter for Long Island’s GLBT community, providing a variety of programs and services to GLBT adults and families. Many community groups call The Center their home.
When Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) opened its 2nd community center in 2003, a number of community groups immediately began requesting to utilize space in the center for their meetings. During that same time, community need for support services for GLBT people 21 and up grew dramatically. To answer the call from the community, The Center was formed as a nonprofit organization. After several years of community focus groups and meetings, The Center became part of an efficient new model of service delivery, The Long Island GLBT Services Network (The Network). The Network is an association of three organizations that serve the GLBT community throughout the lifespan-LIGALY, serving youth 13-21; The Long Island GLBT Community Center (The Center), serving adults and families; and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders – Long Island (SAGE-LI) serving GLBT seniors age 50 and beyond.