LGBTQ+ Rights Under the NYS Human Rights Law

When: Thursday, September 24th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Where: Via Zoom!

Join us for a Zoom session on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year, and its implications on the lives of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in New York State.

This presentation will include a broad discussion about the NYS Human Rights Law and the protections it provides against discrimination and harassment.

Register here! Registration will be capped at 100 attendees.
Additional attendees will be waitlisted. 



Radical Queer Theater - Presented by The LOFT & The Storytelling Project of Life Jacket Theatre Co.

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center in collaboration with The Storytelling Project of Life Jacket Theatre Co. presents
Radical Queer Theater a monthlong storytelling series for LGBTQ+ young adults ages 18 to 29.

Radical Queer Theater will engage artists at the intersection of theater, personal narrative, and queer power. Participants will devise original work via processes of personal reflection, theatrical skill building, and peer consciousness raising. COME AS YOU ARE!
This workshop is perfect for individuals with any level of “creative experience.”

Lead by Teaching Artist Julian Goldhagen, Radical Queer Theater is being presented as a series of 4 consecutive hour-long storytelling workshops taking place on the Zoom platform and will culminate in a virtual storytelling performance open to the public, including friends and family. More information on Julian below.

When: Thursdays, Oct. 1st – Oct. 22nd 2020, from 7pm-8pm EST
Culminating performance will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29th 2020, at 7pm EST.

Where: Virtually, via Zoom!

There are a limited number of spots available for participation in Radical Queer Theater and we ask that only those apply who can commit to the full series and culminating performance.  Participation is this program is free. 

Click here to complete the application process including the consent and release form. 

Completion of the application does not guarantee acceptance into this program.  The LOFT will notify you if you have been enrolled in Radical Queer Theater. We will also create a waiting list if spots become available. 


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Common Grounds

Courageous Conversations by YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester in partnership with the White Plains League of Women Voters and White Plains Public Library, will continue our Common Ground series around race and how to build an anti-racist community. This month will focus on Racism and the LGBTQ+ community. Our plan is to focus on the way racism affects many facets of our identities and how we can come together to build a stronger community.

When: Thursday, September 24th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Via Zoom!

LOFT Staff Member, Mia Edwards, will be assisting with facilitating this discussion.

Click here for the Zoom link & information.



It's 2020! Focusing Your Financial Vision Series

Planning for Financial Independence (What We Used to Call Retirement) Workshop | Thursday, September 24th

Presented by Julia Peloso-Barnes, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER

This workshop is part four of our "It's 2020! Focusing Your Financial Vision" Series and will cover:

-What does Financial Independence mean to you?
-Roth vs. Traditional IRA - Which is right for you?
-Creating a roadmap on your terms

To help prepare, please sent any questions you have in advance to and in the subject line put "September 24th workshop". If we are not able to answer your question during your workshop, we will make every effort to refer you to other resources.

More information about Julia below.

Click here to register for the Zoom Link.


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The LOFT's OutWalking Group Offers 3 Opportunities To Connect Outdoors

Join The LOFT's OutWalking Group this Friday evening Sept 11th at 6:30pm in front of The LOFT Center for a walk around White Plains anchored by the center's 3 previous locations. Also we are now officially one month out from our trip to the Great Jack-O'Lantern Blaze. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon if you would like to attend before they sell out. Information about our three upcoming walks is posted below. Hope to see you out there!

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This Week at The LOFT

Monday, September 14th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Cancelled: Artists LOFT

LGBT People of Color Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting

PFLAG Westchester: Virtual Meeting


Tuesday, September 15th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Cancelled: Tuesday Morning Gaymes

Spirituality Support & Discussion Group: Virtual Meeting

Al-Anon (AAC): Virtual Meeting (click here for more information)

Young Adult Transgender Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting

Meeting Weekly:
Men's Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting


Wednesday, September 16th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Center Lane TransParentcy: Virtual Meeting

20-Somethings Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting

Writers Workshop: Virtual Meeting


Thursday, September 17th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

C.A.L.M (Centered at LOFT Meditation): Virtual Meeting

Sexual Addicts Anonymous (SAA): Virtual Meeting (click here for more information)

Cancelled: Crystal Meth Anonymous

LGBT Mental Health Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting


Friday, September 18th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Lunch with The LOFT Staff: Virtual Meeting

Cancelled: Film Friday

Lesbian Social Network: Virtual Meeting


Saturday, September 19th

The LOFT office is closed

Thrift Shop: Closed

Alcoholics Anonymous(AA): Virtual Meeting
(click here for more information)

Cancelled: Gaymes Night
Due to Rosh Hashanah Holiday


Sunday, September 20th

The LOFT office is closed

Grief & Loss Peer Support & Discussion Group: Virtual Meeting

The Rainbow Clubhouse: Virtual Meeting
Meeting Topic: Back to School

Transgender Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting



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