On Tuesday, April 28th activists gathered in Albany for the Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual Equality and Justice Day to lobby and rally. This year, once again, the focus was on building support for the transgender non-discrimination bill. New York is one of only three states which protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but not on the basis of gender identity. In...[Read more...]
Long Island Community Fellowship Social Justice Ministry seeks to take an active role in the value of Christian equality by informing, motivating and inspiring the LICF family to take a pro-active involvement in events and programs concerning Equality and Justice.
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News from Social Justice
On Sunday, April 12th, two officers from the Suffolk County Police Department’s Community Outreach attended services our Worship service. Officers Joseph Maldonado and Jeffrey Blaskewicz spoke to the congregation about their work in community outreach. DL Eddie Finan and Christine Bargellini will be working with the officers to form a partnership between the Community Outreach and LICF. It is...[Read more...]
Although we have a lot to be proud of and celebrate in NY, such as our right to marry, we still continue to have a fight on our hands. In many places in New York it is still legal to fire someone or deny them a job, deny someone housing or discriminate in lending transactions and public accommodations just because they are transgendered. GENDA(Gender Expression Non- Discrimination Act) or commonly...[Read more...]
LITAC, the Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition, organized a demonstration in support of Transgender Civil Rights on Wednesday, January 7th, before and after Governor Cuomo’s “State of the State” Address in Albany. This was the first time a GENDA-specific demonstration organized by a transgender-led advocacy group was held at the Capital! LICF choir member Barbara Salva was...[Read more...]
On Sunday November 16 the Long Island Community Fellowship family will join together with the Transgender Community to say NO to violence bigotry and hate and to remember those who were lost to hate crimes in this past year by attending the Transgender Day of Remembrance. TDOR will take place from 7:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church(107 South Street) of Port Jefferson. TDOR is...[Read more...]
Island Community Fellowship is joining Verizon Wireless Hopeline. This is a program “that connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources across the country. They help to increase awareness of domestic violence and help empower domestic violence victims and help change...[Read more...]
Long Island Community Fellowship is proud to have been a part of this historic march! The Huffington Post | By James Nichols The Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition (LITAC) hosted a historic march and rally Sunday in order to raise awareness surrounding issues affecting the transgender community and...[Read more...]
Join LICF as we attend the The Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition March and Rally on June 22 1:00pm. Post from Juli Grey-Owens with the details: Our game plan for Sunday 6/22 is to meet at 12:30 PM at the Garden City Parking Field #11. The Parking Field is south of the Nassau County Legislature Building between Golf Club Lane and Franklin Avenue, and sits...[Read more...]
On Friday April 25th our LICF family united in support of our Transgendered brothers and sisters, by joining *LITAC in protest against discrimination, bias and violence. The turnout successfully resulted in a peaceful but firm demonstration of unity and unyielding resolve to fight hate. The protest was in response to an incident at a Pub which occurred last...[Read more...]
As we celebrate our right to marry in New York we can not forget our transgendered Brothers and Sisters. In many places in New York it is still legal to fire, deny employment, refuse housing or discriminate in lending transactions and public accommodations solely on the basis of Gender expression or identity. GENDA (Gender Expression Non- Discrimination Act) or...[Read more...]