SOUTHAMPTON: Talks on providing a support center for the area gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community are focusing in on Stony Brook Southampton as a possible permanent location.
The East End GLBT Center Advisory Committee recently met at Bridgehampton National Bank’s Bridgehampton location, and the feasibility of having a center at Stony Brook Southampton was discussed. Ideally, the community center would feature two full-time staff members to provide a safe haven for GLBT men and women and also people who champion their cause.
Providing a center for the local GLBT community has gained urgency in recent months, as an East Hampton teenager took his life in September, allegedly after being bullied over his sexual orientation. GLBT services are in place upisland, but the East End is decidedly devoid of a space for those that identify with the GLBT movement.