GENDA and Conversion Therapy Bills Pass & LOFT Celebration!!

To celebrate the passage of GENDA and a bill banning conversion therapy in New York State, The LOFT's Interim Executive Director John Baker invites you to join us at the center on Sunday, January 20th from 3-4pm for a victory reception.  We hope to have with us LOFT volunteer Joann Prinzivalli, founder of NYTRO and author of portions of the GENDA bill, to provide a historical context on how momentous this victory is for all New Yorkers.
New York State lawmakers have just passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a major step forward in ensuring that transgender, gender nonconforming and nonbinary (TGNCNB) people are treated fairly and equally under the law. By adding gender identity and expression as a protected class under the Human Rights Law, GENDA provides TGNCNB people with protection against harassment and discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces like restaurants and shops.
We are also thrilled to share news of the passage of a bill banning conversion therapy in New York State. By banning conversion therapy, New York will protect LGBTQ youth from being unduly victimized and traumatized simply for living their authentic lives.

Stronger Together Solidarity Fair

Temple Israel of New Rochelle will be having a Stronger Together Solidarity Fair on Sunday, February 3 in response to the recent attack on Tree of Life Synagogue and HIAS in Pittsburgh. Representatives from over 15 organizations including The LOFT will be present to share their information and answer questions about their work on anti-Semitism and other social justice and human rights. In addition, a panel of leaders committed to these issues will discuss how we are stronger together when we work together. This event is free and open to the public, and there will be a light breakfast. Come stop by The LOFT's table!

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Exhibit Hall Open from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Guest Panel of Speakers 10:30 a.m.

Where: Temple Israel, 1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle

You can RSVP to the Temple Office at (914) 235.1800, or email Howard Horowitz at or Yonat Assayag at

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Let's Talk About SEX Workshop

January 29th from 7:30pm - 9:00pm

At The LOFT 252 Bryant Ave, White Plains,NY 10605

A question & answer session on the topic of sex therapy at Men's group meeting! 
Questions can be emailed in advance to presenter and Sex Therapist Graduate Student Vincent Walker, at
Click below to learn more about Sex Therapy & Presenter Vincent Walker!
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The LOFT to see "Phantom"!

"PHANTOM" at Westchester Broadway Theater

Thursday, January 17th 
3-Course Lunch begins at 11:15am | Performance begins at 1:00pm!

Westchester Broadway Theater | 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY, 10523

We will be experiencing the show and 3-course meal, all for just $55/ticket!

Call Shepard at (914) 948-2932 x 13 to purchase your ticket by January 15th. All are welcome!


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NEW Group Alert - Growing Families!

The LOFT and Hudson River Doulas present Growing Families. This group is open to all parents and caregivers of babies from birth through age two. Expectant parents are also welcome to join our community!

Growing Families will take place at The LOFT on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm.
First Half of 2019 Meeting Dates: 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8
Click below to learn more about Growing Families!
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Partners in Pride

The LOFT is a Proud Member of

This Week at The LOFT

Monday, January 14th

Office Hours

Thrift Shop 10:00am-2:00pm

Morning Gaymes 10:30am-1:00pm

The Artists LOFT 7:00pm-9:00pm

PFLAG Westchester 7:30pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, January 15th

Office Hours

Thrift Shop 10:00am-2:00pm

FREE HIV/STI Testing Provided by HVCS 5:00pm-8:00pm
(last test taken at 7:30pm)

Al-Anon (ACC) 6:30pm-7:30pm

Young Adult Transgender Peer Support Group 6:30pm-8:00pm

Men's Peer Support Group 7:30pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, January 16th

Office Hours

Thrift Shop 10:00am-2:00pm

Center Lane Trans Youth Leadership Group: TransLate 6:30pm-8:30pm

20-Somethings Peer Support Group 7:30pm-9:00pm

Writers Workshop featuring: Prep meeting for Open Mic Night 7:30pm-9:00pm

LOFT Board Meeting 7:30pm-9:00pm

Thursday, January 17th

Office Hours 10:00am-7:00pm

Thrift Shop 10:00am-2:00pm

Silver Connections Outing to see "Phantom" at the Westchester Broadway Theatre
lunch starts at 11:15am,
show starts at 1:00pm

Discussions About Cancer 7:00pm-8:30pm

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA) 7:00pm-8:15pm

LGBT Mental Health Peer Support Group 7:30pm-9:00pm

Friday, January 18th

Office Hours 10:00am-7:00pm

Thrift Shop 10:00am-2:00pm

Film Friday featuring: Colette (2018)
at 1:00pm AND 7:00pm

Center Lane LGBTQ Youth
Drop-In 6:30pm-9:00pm

Special Event! Writers Workshop Open Mic Night
The LOFT's 20-Something Group is attending this event as a group- if you are an LGBT person in your 20s, feel free to join them!
All are welcome.

Saturday, January 19th

Office Hours 10:00am-6:00pm
subject to staff availability

Thrift Shop 10:00am-4:00pm

AA Meeting 6:00pm-7:00pm

Gaymes Night at 7:00pm

Sunday, January 20th

The LOFT office is closed.

The Rainbow Clubhouse 1:30pm-2:30pm
New families please arrive by 1pm

GENDA & The Ban on Conversion Therapy Victory Celebration 3:00pm-4:00pm
Featuring Remarks from LOFT volunteer Joann Prinzivalli, founder of NYTRO, and author of portions of the GENDA bill

Transgender Peer Support Group 4:00pm-5:30pm


Various site photos © The LOFT LGBT Center and © Katharine Andriotis


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