OCT 11, 2017

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) and the LGBT Network are expanding our National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Campaign efforts this year with a focus on creating safer spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people where we live, learn, work, play, and pray.  Our one-day social action campaign will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and will engage whole communities, including organizations, businesses, places of worship, schools, senior centers, athletic groups, etc, to stake a stand against discrimination, violence, harassment, and bullying of LGBT people.  Our vision is to engage all of Long Island, Queens, New York State, and beyond, to “come out” in support of safer spaces for LGBT people where we LIVE, LEARN, WORK, PLAY, and PRAY.  

Please visit below for detailed information on how to involve your organization, business, place of worship, etc. in this year’s effort by signing up at www.WearTheRibbon.org!

 There are several ways to participate:  

 (1) Sign up your organization or group to run the campaign in your organization/business/place of worship, etc.  You can sign up at www.WearTheRibbon.org   We will send you your free NCOD campaign implementation package, which includes posters, palm cards, rainbow ribbons with safety pins, an organizing manual, and ally and pronoun stickers. 

 (2) Wear a rainbow ribbon, a symbol of LGBT pride and history, as a way to visually “come out” in support of safer spaces for LGBT people

 (3) Sign the LGBT Safe Space Pledge at www.WearTheRibbon.org 



Community Healthcare Network's 7th Annual Conference on Transgender Health will be comprised of a keynote address, a legal clinic and a policy track and a series of breakout sessions covering policy and preparation for surgery. This year, we introduce a second day of the conference which is specific to providers and will offer CMEs. Topics for this day will include endocrine, behavioral health and gender affirming surgery.

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