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Pride Night Returns to Citi Field Three years ago, the New York Mets partnered with the LGBT Network to become the first team in New York’s four major professional sports to host an official Pride Night for devout Mets fans in the LGBT community. It has quickly become a tradition as the LGBT Network and the New York Mets will once again host Pride Night at Citi Field as the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, August 4th. The 3rd Annual Pride Night at Citi Field will include festive pre-game programming before fans head inside, rainbow flags in-hand, to show their pride for the Mets, and their community. "Through all the victories and the many heartaches and defeats, I think the Mets really represent what social justice is all about. The Mets have always been an underdog. The Mets have really never been given a chance in many ways. So the Mets sometimes play second fiddle in New York to the other baseball team. The Mets represent really overcoming diversity, overcoming challenges, and I think that's how many of us in the LGBT community can relate to such a team that faces those challenges that we faced as a community." said LGBT Network President & CEO, David Kilmnick.

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Hundreds of youth expected for 18th Annual LGBT Prom With the school year winding to a close, young adults across Long Island, and the nation, are preparing for their prom, a rite of passage they’ve been eagerly awaiting since autumn. Unfortunately, for many youth, that excitement is quickly dampened by the fear of bullying and harassment. For 17 years, the LGBT Network has hosted an LGBT prom for youth to enjoy a night of dinner & dancing with the date of their choice, allies, and peers without judgement. A prom to call their own. “A lot of people in my school don’t really accept me for who I am even though I’m pretty confident for being a trans man and gender-neutral person… Here there’s an atmosphere where I feel like I can be myself and I can be accepted. I can wear whatever I want and I can be whatever I want and people will accept me for my gender identity.” Says Ezra, a Syosset youth who regularly attends LGBT Network programming. This year, the LGBT Network expects a record number of youth to flood Crest Hollow Country Club for the Fairy Tale themed 18th Annual LGBT Prom on Wednesday, June 27th. The night includes dancing & dining, complete with mocktail hour, buffet dinner, dessert bar, and the crowing of this year’s Rainbow Court, a more inclusive adaptation of the traditional Prom King & Queen. LGBT Network President & CEO David Kilmnick said of the night, “It’s all about watching the kids just smile, laugh, dance, and just be happy and be themselves. That’s what life should be like all year round, but at least we’re going to give this one night to our kids so that they can enjoy this rite of passage that all teenagers should have.” Tickets for the 18th Annual LGBT Prom are available at lgbtnetwork.org/prom. Those who would like to sponsor a youth for this magical evening may do so at lgbtnetwork.org/sponsorayouth.

LGBT Network & Nassau Executive Curran Announce Theodore Roosevelt Dome Lighting and Tribute to Parkland Victims On May 21st, LGBT Network President & CEO David Kilmnick was joined by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran to announce Nassau County’s plans to celebrate Long Island Pride and to declare New York State’s largest tribute for those lost in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. “We support Long Island Pride and the LGBT community and will fly the Pride Flag and, for the first time in Nassau County’s history, showcase a rainbow dome on the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building.” Said Curran. “Under the courageous and bold leadership of County Executive Laura Curran, Long Island is taking a huge leap forward in the visibility and support of its LGBT families in Nassau County,” said Kilmnick. “The lighting of the dome in rainbow colors and flying the Pride Flag is more than just a symbolic measure. It sends a loud and clear message that the closet door in local government that has kept LGBT people invisible for so long, is being torn down. A new Nassau has arrived, and it finally includes the voices, lives and experiences of LGBT people” On June 10th, 25 students and five school officials from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will travel from Parkland, FL to serve as Grand Marshals of the 28th Annual Long Island Pride Parade. “The LGBT Network has been a voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems of Long Island and Queens for 25 years and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s showing of support is an important way to honor its history of pioneering advocacy and change,” said County Executive Curran. The students and teachers will also attend the LGBT Network’s annual memorial paddle-out honoring those lost in the tragic Florida shooting. The event will highlight the life of Long Island native Scott Beigel, who died saving his Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students.

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DEBORAH COX DEBORAH COX IS A CANADIAN R&B SINGERSONGWRITER AND ACTRESS THAT BEGAN HER RECORDING CAREER AS A BACKGROUND SINGER WITH CELINE DION, BEFORE SECURING HER FIRST RECORDING CONTRACT WITH ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER CLIVE DAVIS. SHE HAS RECORDED SIX AWARD-WINNING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUMS, AND HAS WRITTEN AND RECORDED ON NUMEROUS CELEBRATED SOUNDTRACKS. HER PLATINUM SELLING DEBUT ALBUM DEBORAH COX EARNED HER AN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION. FROM HER SECOND ALBUM ONE WISH, CAME THE DOUBLE PLATINUM “NOBODY’S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE” WHICH HELD THE RECORD FOR BEING THE LONGEST RUNNING #1 R&B SINGLE 14 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AND EARNED HER AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATION, A SOUL TRAIN AWARD, A LADY OF SOUL AWARD, BEST FEMALE VOCALIST JUNO NOMINATION AND A BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION FOR R&B SINGLE OF THE YEAR. THE CANADIAN BORN STAR HAS AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF #1 BILLBOARD HIT RECORDS, INCLUDING TWELVE #1 SONGS ON BILLBOARD’S HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY CHART. IN 2000 COX COLLABORATED WITH WHITNEY HOUSTON TO RECORD THE DUET “SAME SCRIPT DIFFERENT CAST” FOR HOUSTON’S GREATEST HITS CD. COX HAS COLLABORATED WITH SUCH ARTISTS AS ANDREA BOCELLI, DAVID FOSTER, KIRK FRANKLIN, BEBE WINANS, KENNETH “BABYFACE” EDMONDS, JOSH GROBAN, THE ISLEY BROTHERS, CYNDI LAUPER AND NUMEROUS OTHERS. COX HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR HER LONGSTANDING COMMITMENT TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY. IN JANUARY 2015, SHE RECEIVED THE OUT MUSIC PILLAR AWARD. IN 2014, SHE RECEIVED

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BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW WITH JESSIE’S GIRL JESSIE’S GIRL HAS MASTERED STUNNING RENDITIONS OF THE WORLD’S MOST VIBRANT SONGS, ALL WHILE DRESSED UP AS THE UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS OF THAT DECADE! BON JOVI, CYNDI LAUPER, MICHAEL JACKSON, MADONNA, PRINCE, AND MANY MORE COME TO LIFE RIGHT BEFORE THE DAZZLED EYES OF THE CROWD. IT IS THEATRE, MEETS LIVE MUSIC, SMOTHERED IN 80’S GLITZ. A PERFORMANCE LIKE NO OTHER AND A PARTY YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE TO BELIEVE. JESSIE’S GIRL’S PRIMARY LINE-UP INCLUDES A TEAM OF NYC’S TOP ROCK AND POP VOCALISTS: UP-AND-COMING SUPERSTAR JENNA O’GARA, OFF-BROADWAY’S CHRIS HALL AND RENOWN “STING” IMPERSONATOR MARK RINZEL. THEY ARE BACKED BY ONE OF THE TIGHTEST BANDS IN THE CITY COMPRISED OF 20+ YEAR VETERANS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE: ERIC PRESTI ON GUITAR, SKY ON KEYS, DREW MORTALI ON BASS, AND MICHAEL MAENZA ON DRUMS, EACH WITH DOZENS OF CREDITS PERFORMING WITH AUTHENTIC 80’S ICONS WHO MADE THE MUSIC FAMOUS TO BEGIN WITH! IN FACT, BRET MICHAELS, MC HAMMER, COLIN HAY FROM MEN AT WORK, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON, TAYLOR DANE, MIKE SCORE FROM A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TONE LOC, ROB BASE AND MANY MORE HAVE ALL PERFORMED AT THE BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW. THERE IS NO DECADE LIKE THE EIGHTIES AND NO PARTY LIKE THE BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW WITH JESSIE’S GIRL. SO THROW ON YOUR BEST NEON, USE EXTRA HAIR SPRAY ON THAT HAIR – BECAUSE ITS TIME TO PARTY LIKE IT’S 1989!

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Be Proud, Be Responsible: “Be Proud! Be Responsible!” is a fun, full-day workshop available at our Suffolk and Nassau Centers, dedicated to providing LGBT youth and their friends and allies with the power to make proud and responsible choices concerning their sexual health. Upon completion, all participants will receive a $20 gift card for attending the workshop! Free pizza! Prizes given for active participation! Free van transportation will be available!

Center Family Project: The LGBT Network provides a wide range of support options, at all our locations, for all families. We all face challenges in managing our relationships, and The Network and its organizations are a supportive, uplifting environment where you can find the help and information you need to maintain healthy and happy lives. Check our website to stay up to date with our bi-monthly family outings! Couple/Relationship Counseling and Family.

Long Island Trans Experience (LITE): A social support group for gender questioning and transgender - youth, adults and seniors as well as their families, friends, and loved ones, on alternate weeks. LITE’s mission, to advance the harmony and support of one another without displaying prejudice. Endeavors to create an energetic, diverse, and understanding community where individuals are free to express and develop their personal growth while respecting the needs of others.

LIGALY Advisory Board (LAB): Be a LIGALY leader by helping to plan programs and special events, organize special trips, and help out your community. Free van transportation is available.

The Center Parent’s Commitee is a think tank for you to proived your perspective and discuss thoughts on what support and services, type of events and play dates, and how to create the environment LGBT households need and want.

Cyber Center: Thanks to the generosity of the David Bohnett Foundation, the Center at Bay Shore is home to a 13-computer David Bohnett CyberCenter. The David Bohnett CyberCenter is equipped with state-of-the-art computers to enable access to the Internet and to provide software training. This facility helps bridge the ‘digital divide’ by giving access to technologies and resources to those that may not have them otherwise. Available to all community members.

PEP Teams: A fun and interactive evening in which LGBT youth and allies discuss proud and responsible behaviors and learn how to promote healthy choices. Free van transportation is available. Safe Schools Team (SST): Weekly meetings for students and youth activists who work to make schools safer for LGBT youth. Whether your school has a GSA or you want to start one, this is the place to be! Free van transportation is available. TRUE Calling: True Calling is a multimedia based arts group for teens 13-21. True explores a wide variety of different artistic mediums spanning from spoken word and music to fiber arts (i.e. knitting, embroidery). Art is used to express your "true" self in different means of expression. LIGALY offers you and your friends an opportunity to show off your skills or even learn a new one! OUTlet: OUTlet is the destination for LGBT youth and their allies on Friday nights. Come find your outlet: dance, play games, surf the web in our Cyber Center, or chill in the lounge. Admission is $2 and ID is required for entry. Free van transportation is available. Youth Squad: Get empowered as part of the LGBT movement on the East End. Be involved and help create change. This group is a safe-space, so no topic is off limits and all members are to respect each others confidentiality. All LGBT and ally youth ages 13-21 are welcome!

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Resource Coaching: LIGALY provides counseling services to LGBT couples, families, parents and those seeking information about becoming parents. Counseling services are by appointment only, and are provided by licensed social workers. Available at all our locations, all counseling and coaching services are available by appointment and offered on a sliding scale fee. Long Island Gay Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA): The only chartered PTA of its kind in the nation, helping to advocate for LGBT students in order to create safer, more affirming schools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. To become a member and learn about our upcoming meetings call 631-665-2300

Volunteering: The LGBT Network relies on the support of their many volunteers to serve Long Island’s LGBT community. As a volunteer, you will join the ranks of other kind, compassionate, generous, hardworking individuals who have affected tremendous and far-reaching change for our community. Available at all our locations, to become a volunteer call 631-665-2300

Parent Support Group: The Parent Support Group provides social and supportive discussions for parents of LGBT children of all ages. This is a place to share, listen, and be heard. We create an informal space to meet other parents on Long Island in all stages of learning and growing with the knowledge that your child is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

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ENTERTAINMENT ANCHOR, GOOD DAY NEW YORK BARUCH SHEMTOV JOINED FOX 5 NEWS IN JANUARY OF 2015. BEFORE JOINING FOX 5, BARUCH INTERVIEWED SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS AND CULTURAL FIGURES INCLUDING SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN, PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARRAF, PRESIDENT ALVARO URIBE, SECRETARY MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, YO-YO MA, KRISTEN STEWART, JAMES FRANCO, HEIDI KLUM, MICHAEL KORS, SPIKE LEE AND MANY OTHERS. A 2009 GRADUATE OF HARVARD COLLEGE, BARUCH WAS NAMED BY ONE OF THE “15 MOST INTERESTING SENIORS” BY THE HARVARD CRIMSON. HIS PASSION FOR THE INTERVIEW WAS IGNITED AS A RESEARCHER FOR CNN’S DAVID GERGEN, LEADING HIM TO BECOME A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT ON EXTRA AND #WAYWIRE AND THE NEW YORK HOST ON YOUNG HOLLYWOOD. BARUCH HAS ALSO BEEN ACTIVE IN THE FIELDS OF DESIGN AND FASHION FROM A YOUNG AGE. A FASHION ENTREPRENEUR SINCE HIS JUNIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, BARUCH LAUNCHED HIS LINE OF TIES AT AGE 15, GARNERING PRESS AND ATTENTION AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING FEATURES IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE TIMES OF LONDON, GQ JAPAN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS. HE AND HIS DESIGNS HAVE ALSO BEEN PROFILED ON CNN, E!, NBC, AND PBS.

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Events at At Saddle Rock Ranch, located in Middle Island, we provide the perfect setting for your wedding, concert or private event. We can host functions in a variety of settings, from our rustic barn to the 14 acres of manicured land that the ranch resides on. Please contact our Director, Karen Bonne, by calling 631-345-0318 or 631-394-0681, or by emailing KBonne@FamilyRes.org if you would like to inquire about hosting your next event at Saddle Rock Ranch.

You are not alone, you are…FREE To BE FREE To BE is a community of men and women dedicated to socialization, advocacy, and education. We support a network that provides a safe environment to grow together. Socialization/Group Meetings FREE To BE provides an engaging space for LGBTQ individuals and friends, and we encourage all who are interested to come and join us. Meetings Include Inspirational guest speakers, workshops, open discussions, social events, and community involvement. Next Meeting Date: June 26th, 2018 Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Location: FREE, 191 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804 Fundraising Conference Room To learn more about FREE To BE or to become a member, please contact us at FREEToBE@FamilyRes.org Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

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Northwell Health proudly supports the LGBTQ community

Rising to the New Standard of Promoting Equitable and Inclusive Care for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Patients and Their Families. 22 Northwell Health facilities have been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2018 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

We’re a community of many communities.

Be yourself. Be human. Be #ForeverProud. Member FDIC | TD Bank, N.A.

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LONG ISLAND PRIDE 2018 | PRIDE ON THE BEACH

JUNE 9TH @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PRIDE BEACH PARTY GRAB YOUR FRIENDS, BEACH TOWELS, AND HEAD TO THE SAND FOR THE PRIDE BEACH PARTY!  ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SURF DANCING WITH LIVE DJS SPINNING TODAY'S HITS AND A VERY SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY CANADIAN ROCKER, ROSA LARICCHIUTA!

PRIDE SWIMSUIT FASHION SHOW CHECK OUT THE LATEST BEACH FASHIONS AT THE PRIDE FASHION SHOW ON THE MAIN STAGE AT THE BEACH PARTY. THE PRIDE FASHION SHOW IS PRESENTED BY COLETTE LEE INC. PRODUCTIONS AND THE NY FIT FEST.

PLEASE NOTE, THE CITY OF LONG BEACH REQUIRES ALL GUESTS TO PURCHASE A DAILY BEACH ACCESS PASS TO ACCESS THE BEACH. SKIP THE LINE AND ORDER YOUR BEACH PASS IN ADVANCE THROUGH LI PRIDE.

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Quick, easy, and no closing costs. HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT Fixed for one year.

Prime for life, thereafter. Currently:

• NO closing costs a savings of up to $7,500 • No application fee • Lines up to $500,000

Everyone can bank at Bethpage.†

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*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. For one year, Prime for life, thereafter. Home Equity rates and terms accurate as of 5/24/2018 and are subject to change without notice. All offers of credit are subject to credit approval; applicants may be offered credit at higher rates and other terms. Loan-to-value restrictions apply. Hazard insurance is required on all loans secured by real property; flood insurance may also be required. No closing costs on new HELOCs up to $500,000. Above estimated savings in closing costs are based on a $500,000 loan and actual savings may vary. Closing costs paid by Bethpage must be repaid by the borrower(s) if line is closed within first 36 months. The introductory rate is 2.99% APR for 12 months for loans with a maximum 75% Loan-to-Value (LTV), and members who take an initial draw of $25,000, maintain this balance for 12 months, and have automatic transfers from a Bethpage personal savings or checking account for the monthly payments on the HELOC account. The introductory rate only applies to loans that have not had an introductory rate within the past five years. The floor APR is 3.25%. The borrower will have an increased APR rate if the borrower does not (i) take an advance of $25,000 and maintain this balance for 12 months, or (ii) have automatic transfers from any Bethpage personal savings or checking account for the monthly HELOC payment. Published rates and terms based on primary homes. HELOC is a variable rate product with a rate not to exceed maximum legal limit for Federal Credit Unions (currently 18%). Consult a tax professional regarding the potential tax deductibility of your interest payments and charges. Home Equities not offered in TX. $5.00 minimum share account required. Membership conditions apply. **Prime rate as of 5/24/2018 = 4.75% as published in the Wall Street Journal. The floor APR is 3.25%. †Membership requires a $5 minimum share account. From MONEY® Magazine, November 2017 © 2017 Time Inc. Used under license. MONEY® and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

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Together for one goal.

Let’s help stop the virus together. Gilead proudly supports Pride on the Beach. For videos and more information, visit YouTube.com/GileadHIV GILEAD and the GILEAD Logo are trademarks of Gilead Sciences, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. © 2018 Gilead Sciences, Inc. All rights reserved. UNBC5374 01/18

We’re not just a Stop...

We’re a Destination. • Gateway to LI Wine Country • Overnight Packages & Getaways • 30 Specialty Shoppes with Carousel • Weddings & Events and Restaurants • Conferences & Meetings • Luxurious Hotel Accommodations • World Class Spa & Salon Member of 5720 Rte. 25A • Wading River, NY • 631.929.3500 • EastWindLongIsland.com

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LONG ISLAND PRIDE 2018 | PRIDE ON THE BEACH

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He’s attracted to botH guys and girls. At Bideawee, we celebrate love and are proud sponsors of this year’s Pride on the Beach. For 115 years, Bideawee has been rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them. Visit our Mobile Adoption Van at Pride on the Beach on June 9th and 10th or bideawee.org to find your perfect match.

animal people for people who love animals

Manhattan· Wantagh· Westhampton· 866.262.8133· bideawee.org

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats We take pride in our culture of inclusion & diversity

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THERE WOULD BE NO ORANGE WITHOUT RED AND YELLOW THERE WOULD BE NO GREEN WITHOUT YELLOW AND BLUE THERE WOULD BE NO PURPLE

There would be no progress without us coming together. Live Mutual Natalia M. Zimnoch Financial Services Professional MassMutual Long Island Metro 6800 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 202W Syosset, NY 11791 516-682-3331 nzimnoch@financialguide.com www.advisor.massmutual.com/natalia-zimnoch

Insurance Representative of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001, and its affiliated US insurance companies. Local sales agencies are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies. Insurance products issued by MassMutual, Springfield, MA 01111, and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Co. and MML Bay State Life Insurance Co., Enfield, CT 06082. CRN201905-213669

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North Fork Women for Women Fund The North Fork Women For Women Fund proudly celebrates providing over 350 healthcare grants to lesbians on the North Fork. Contact us if you are a self-identified lesbian living in Riverhead, Southold, or Shelter Island townships and need help with your medical expenses – or if you just need a helping hand. Please join us at one of NFWFWF’s upcoming events. Our website includes details on: • • • •

First Friday Friends at local bars + eateries Second Saturday Strolls at North Fork trails Our Pride Party, June 23RD in Greenport NFWFWF’s Labor Day Celebration, September 1ST in Southold • More to come. Join our list and keep in-the-know. NORTH FORK WOMEN FOR WOMEN FUND www.nfwfwf.org | info@nfwfwf.org (631) 477-8464 | PO Box 804, Greenport, NY 11944 NFWFWF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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What To Do When Your Medical Diagnosis Is Inconclusive

When you have a clear-cut diagnosis, your course of action may seem clear. What happens, however, when your diagnosis is inconclusive? Living with an uncertain medical verdict can be extremely stressful, because you may have no way of knowing when you will get a more conclusive diagnosis. A recent study found that as many as 12 million people in the United States get an inconclusive—or faulty—diagnosis annually. Here are some steps to take after you have received an inconclusive diagnosis: Be proactive, not passive.  Many patients assume that the medical practitioners who see them always know best, and that they are always in safe hands. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. By being an active, engaged, and informed patient, you can help to ensure that you get quality care. Seek out a second opinion.  If your first diagnosis was inconclusive, it goes without saying that you should try again. Go to a different doctor for a second consultation. To ensure objectivity, it’s best to avoid telling this doctor what the first diagnosis was, at least until you have received the second opinion. Talk to your primary care physician.  You should always start by seeing your usual doctor, who will have a better sense of your overall health than anyone else will. While your diagnosis may be made by a specialist, it’s still important to keep your primary care physician in the loop. Keep yourself informed.  In today’s world, it’s easier than ever for patients to get educated about their health and get the accurate information they need to make smart choices. Always do your research before going to any medical practitioner so you’ll be better equipped to ask useful questions. If you are concerned about a misdiagnosis or possible medical error, contact the law firm of Pegalis & Erickson, LLC in New York. For 45 years, we have advocated for people of all ages, in order to help our clients financially and make healthcare safer for everyone. You can reach us today by calling (516) 858-2194.

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be scene PRIDE ON THE BEACH 2017 FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH - SUNDAY JUNE 11TH, 2017 IN LONG BEACH

In June 2017, tens of thousands of LGBT Long Islanders, friends, and allies came together to celebrate LI Pride in beautiful Long Beach, NY. Thousands of visitors from 15 states, and 3 cities in Canada joined in the fun too, for the biggest Pride event LI Pride has held TO DATE.

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TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS FROM PRIDE ON THE BEACH, PLEASE VISIT FLICKR.COM/LIGLBTNETWORK

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