Long Island Network of Community Services, Inc.

A Network of Human
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Age Discrimination / Seniors / Youth

Organizations fighting for the rights of seniors and youths.

  • NY State Office for the Aging
    The mission of the New York State Office for the Aging is to help older New Yorkers to be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower the elderly and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them.
  • Youth for Human Rights
    YHRI's focus is to teach the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to young people everywhere so that they know and insist on their rights and those of others.

Anti-Hate

Resources & organizations seeking peaceful alternatives to violence

  • Center for the Prevention of School Violence
    Working to ensure that every student is able to attend a school that is safe and secure, one that is free of fear and conducive to learning.
  • Center for the Study & Prevention of Violence
    An effort to establish more complete and valuable information to impact violence-related policies, programs and practices.
  • CivilRights.org
    To serve as the site of record for relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information.
  • Long Island Progressive Coalition
    A grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development, revitalizing local communities, and enhancing human dignity since 1979.
  • Partners Against Hate
    Learn important statistics and studies about the existence of youthful hate crimes.
  • Stop Hate 2000
    A place where people share and work together to end hate and violence.
  • Teaching Tolerance
    Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving inter-group relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's youth.
  • Teachers Against Prejudice (TAP)
    TAP's mission is to increase awareness of prejudice and discrimination and examine its causes and roots; open dialogue with and between students and educators from elementary school through college; and promote understanding and respect for all through the critical exploration and analysis of films, television, and other media.

Bullying / Cyberbullying

Websites committed to combating Bullying and Cyberbullying providing resources for young people, parents, guardians and teachers.

Diversity

Some sites that celebrate our differences.

  • Diversity Council
    Providing a community where attitudes and actions foster mutual respect so that people of all races can fully participate in the community.
  • Diversity Done Right
    A fresh approach to diversity training practices with the ground-breaking Mirror Images series as its centerpiece, Diversity Done Right’s programs are participant centered, unifying, experiential and designed for maximum impact with measurable results. Our skilled facilitators are experts in the field of diversity, cultural competency, organization development and professional training.

Faith-Based

( Religion/Anti-Semitic ): A variety of diverse religious websites dedicated to educate and promote tolerance, providing an array of resources and topics.

  • American Friends Service Committee
    A Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian services.
  • American Jewish Committee
    The American Jewish Committee has worked since 1906 to safeguard Jewish life and to ... Domestic Policy
    products all from one place and you will find here a huge collection of links to websites on a wide variety of topics.
  • Anti-Defamation League
    Dedicated to stopping the defamation of the Jewish people and to securing justice and fair treatment for all people.
  • Bahai World
    Bahá’í communities working to break down barriers of prejudice between people.
  • Center for New Communities
    Working in close cooperation with Christian, Jewish and other religious communities throughout the Chicago region.
  • Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim
    In 1972, a small group of Los Angeles Jews shared a vision. They dared to dream of a safe place to worship, celebrate their heritage and create community. They called their dream Beth Chayim Chadashim, “House of New Life” — the world’s first synagogue for lesbians and gay men. Today, BCC is a congregation inclusive of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, heterosexuals, our families and friends, with programs for all ages. And they continue to affirm the vision of their founders, that all people are created B’tzelem Elohim - in G-d’s image.
  • Congregation Beth Simchat Torah
    A place in New York City where people can be both deeply Jewish and openly gay.
  • Jewish Queer Youth Home Page
    Serves as a source of information with links to Jewish Queer Youth in New York and throughout the world.
  • Long Island Community Fellowship
    Where faith is a journey, not a guilt trip.
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, our Museum honors those who died by celebrating their lives - cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today.
  • The Simon Wiesenthal Center
    A 400,000 member strong international center for Holocaust remembrance, the defense of human rights and Jewish people.
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook
    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook provides a caring, spiritual home for people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Through worship, work, learning and play they seek to achieve lifelong spiritual growth. They honor the dignity and worth of all individuals and they commit themselves to action for social and economic justice. Interweave is their LGBT committee.

Gender Issues

Websites working towards empowerment and gender equality

  • Feminist Majority Foundation
    The Feminist Majority Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the social, political, and economic equality of women.
  • United Nations Development Fund for Women
    NIFEM works to foster women's empowerment and gender equality throughout the world.
  • UNFPA
    UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
  • YWCA.org
    YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

GLBTQ / Sexuality

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning resources

General

  • As the Grove Turns
    Published on an ongoing basis, this site contains a calendar of events, local news, commentary, entertainment news and reviews - in other words, everything to do with Fire Island’s Cherry Grove community.
  • Bisexual Resource Center
    An organization whose purposes are to educate the general public about bisexuality and to provide a public forum for the discussion of bisexuality.
  • Community United Against Violence
    A 15-year-old, nonprofit agency which addresses and prevents hate violence directed at GLBT.
  • Gay.com
    Tools, resources, advice, affinity groups connecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, and more.
  • Human Rights Campaign
    Responding to anti-gay hate legislation and issues.
  • Long Island Ravens
    The Long Island Ravens M.C. is an brotherhood of men — who are proud to make the leather lifestyle an important part of their lives, who would like to further and strengthen the image of leather on Long Island, where leathermen can offer friendship and positive support to others like themselves.
    The L.I. Ravens M.C. raises money through various events and activities in support of AIDS/HIV and L.I. gay causes and projects. Moneys collected throughout the year are distributed annually at their Anniversary Dinner. To date the Ravens have awarded over $30,000.00 to local charities and service organizations.
    The L.I. Ravens M.C. participate in many local, national and private social gatherings. They proudly support the our local events and volunteer their services whenever possible. The Ravens also sponsor several social gatherings including motorcycle day rides, camping weekends and “after-hour” parties. While some of these events are “members only”, many are open to all those interested in attending. Please contact them if you’d like to know when and where, or check their Events Calendar listings.
  • Long Island Pride Parade
    For Long Island's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community. Check out our Upcoming Event page to see what's going on this year!
  • NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
    A free and confidential project that serves lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and HIV-positive victims of violence.
    A non-profit lesbian and gay political advocacy organization working to end discrimination and prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation.
  • StopDrLaura.com
    An archive of the year-long campaign against intolerance and double standards.

Seniors

  • The Gay Retirement Guide
    Launched in 2006 by a team of award-winning Internet entrepreneurs, gay and straight. Our goal was - and is - clear: create the most comprehensive online guide to gay retirement for LGBT seniors and those who care about them. Gay Retirement Guide is updated frequently by researchers and editors from across North America.
  • Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
    Who We Are We are a national network of Old Lesbians over age 60 working to make life better for Old Lesbians and to confront ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools.

Youth

  • Pride For Youth
    Pride for Youth (PFY), a project of Long Island Crisis Center, is a service and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. PFY is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of LGBT adolescents through education, supportive services, and youth development. PFY offers an array of services and opportunities for LGBT young people, including a Friday night drop-in space (the “Coffeehouse”), individual, family and group counseling, community education, peer education, and HIV prevention services.
  • TheTrevorProject.org
    The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.
  • Youth Resource
    A resource site for youth of all sexual orientations and races.

Individuals with Disabilities

Organizations committed to the civil rights and Freedom for all people living with disabilities

  • Advocating Change Together
    A non-profit disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities, committed to freedom, equality, and justice for all people with disabilities.
  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
    The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the country's largest cross-disability membership organization, organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change – politically, economically, and socially. AAPD was founded in 1995 to help unite the diverse community of people with disabilities, including their family, friends and supporters, and to be a national voice for change in implementing the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Disabled American Veterans
    The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
  • The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., (DREDF)
    The leading national law and policy center in disability civil rights. DREDF was founded in 1979 by a unique alliance of adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.

Civil Rights

A collection of resources and organizations geared towards minorities.

  • Artists Against Racism
    An international non-profit organization featuring dozens of artists taking a stand against racism.
  • Building Equality
    Challenging prejudice, discrimination, and domination based on ethnicity, race, national origin, language, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation age, class, ability, size.
  • Civil Rights Organization
    Recruits, educates and mobilizes individuals of good conscience in the ongoing struggle for equal opportunity.
  • Cross Point Anti-Racism
    A large collection of links in the field of human rights, anti-racism, refugees, women’s rights, anti-fascism, Shoah, etc.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    A resource for discrimination in employment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    Their principal objectives are to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality in the United States and to eliminate race prejudice.
  • National Association of Black & White Men Together
    A group committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and human equality can be realized.
  • Race Bridges
    Devoted to bringing the races together in projects that seek to bridge racial division.