Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc.

Rating: 3.4 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Children & Youth, Mental Health, LGBTQ, Health, Reproductive Rights

Location: 34 Park Ave Bay Shore NY 11706 USA

Mission: LIGALY is a bi-county (Nassau and Suffolk), not-for-profit, human services agency which offers education, advocacy and social support services to Long Island’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth and young adults, and all youth, young adults and their families for whom sexuality, sexual identity, gender identity and HIV/AIDS are an issue. Our goals are to empower them, advocate for their diverse interests and to educate society about them.
Geographic areas served: Long island, NY

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

they announced they raised over $250k in May 2013 for their 20yr gala and at the event asked for more money for a new van .... raised $40k during the event for the van .... it's now November and NO NEW VAN for the youth .... not the first time this has happened unfortunately where they ask for money and nothing happens .... corrupt.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization has lost its focus. It now spends most of its resources on organizing gay weddings, running a business expo, coordinating a parade and festival, and recently announced that it is starting to publish a magazine on gay culture. What happened to helping GLBT kids? It's a shame, because kids are literally dying and this group only cares about filling the pockets of its staff.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Suely Vera Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth: I am proud to be a LIGALY volunteer. I am mostly proud of myself for recently taking the step do something that helps so many nice, intelligent , creative and sweet people. We have to thank everyday for people that has ideas such as opening an organization to help these kids when they are most confused and rejected by everyone around them.Thanks to all of you at LIGALY. I bow for you! Love you kids! Suely Vera (Sue) Your Brazilian Friend 4 ever.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Kids are happy! What else matters ?

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They love LIGALY , they feel at home , they are loved and respected. Therefore, they respect each other. It is a FANTASTIC place with a good energy !

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Everyone I met is wonderful. You can see they love working there and it is just contagious.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

EXPAND all over the USA AND THE WORLD. Brazil will be a perfect place to start the international HQ !

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I only have wonderful things to say about LIGALY. I attended "Club LIGALY" as a youth and eventually became on of the original peer educators. My experience as a peer educator taught me so much about what youth are going through and how much LIGALY enhances their lives. The services they provide are so valuable. Long Island is lucky to be home to this organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to educate youth and educators on the issues facing LGBT youth.

Ways to make it better...

I would have continued to participate in community activities! I miss is greatly.

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One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Simply put, this organization was there for me when noone else was. The staff listened to me and then helped me get back on my feet and I am now employed and have housing and my life is back on track.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life. It has been a lifesaver.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they truly cared about me and didn't judge me at all. For the first time, I felt like I could just be me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the kindest people I know.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so much more to help people like me.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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