Job Search & Networking Tips for the COVID-19 Era

In response to the unprecedented amount of unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic The LOFT is collaborating with David Wiacek, a certified professional career coach (CPCC) and proud LOFT Business Partner, to offer an on-line webinar on topics related to optimizing your job search.

David wants to hear from The LOFT community on what would be most beneficial to them by asking interested participants to complete this brief planning survey. Complete the survey here. 

Whether your job was adversely impacted during this time, you realized you want to change careers, or you are entering or reentering the workforce, all are welcome to take advantage of this event which The LOFT will be hosting on-line in June.  The center plans to offer this webinar twice, in the afternoon and evening, to allow for the most number of people to participate. Date and time TBD.

To learn more about David and how he helps people achieve their career goals, please visit:



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Virtual Support Groups Available

The LOFT is currently offering many of our Peer Support & Social Groups, virtually, via Zoom. The LOFT knows how important it is for our LGBTQ community to continue to safely connect with one another, especially in times of elevated stress and public concern. Although The LOFT's in-person groups and drop-in services are suspended at the moment, we want the community to know that we are still here to serve you.

How does this work?

Read our guidelines for using our LOFT Virtual Groups here. 

You can either video chat in or call in using only audio through your Zoom account. 



Tell Your Story!

Throughout June, The Generations Project in collaboration with The LOFT will be facilitating a series of online virtual "First Times" storytelling workshops. We invite all perspectives on the theme to include stories about first experiences, new beginnings, rites of passage, etc.
The meetings of this series will be held: 
Thursday, May 28th, 2-4:30pm,
Thursday, June 4th, 2-4:30pm,
Thursday, June 11th, 2-4:30pm,
Thursday, June 18th, 2-4:30pm
Culminating event will be held Thursday, June 25th, time TBD 

We are enrolling participants now! Limited spots available.
This is a closed group please contact Shepard below to learn about enrolling.

Contact Shepard at | 914-948-2932 ext 13 if interested.

For more information, view the flyer here!


It’s 2020! Focusing Your Financial Vision

Julia Peloso-Barnes, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Past President of The LOFT's Board of Directors is back for the third installment, Managing your money, of the four-part series: It's 2020! Focusing Your Financial Vision. 

Managing your money: Thursday, June 11th at 7pm

-5 steps to a successful spending plan

-Use the present and the past to help you figure out your future

-Manage credit responsibly

Julia will also be answering financial questions related to the current health pandemic.
To help prepare, please submit questions in advance to The LOFT at and put in the subject line indicate June 11th Workshop. 
If we are not able to answer your questions on the June 11th workshop, we will make every effort to refer you to other resources.

Each session will run approximately 90 minutes.
Free to attend, RSVP is required to or #914-948-2932 x13

Below is more information about the other installments in the series


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5 Facts About Transgender Icon Aimee Stephens

Aimee's Fight To End Transgender Discrimination Made Her an Icon

by Jeffrey Guard

Aimee Stephens' Fight Against Transgender Discrimination

The fight against transgender discrimination has taken a tragic turn.

Aimee Stephens who was the central figure in landmark case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission passed away on May 12, 2020. 

According to attorneys and family, Aimee’s wish in the event of her passing was for the court case to continue despite her absence.

Below are five facts that you should know about Aimee Stephens.


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This Week at The LOFT

Monday, June 1st

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

¡Westchester, Tu Ambiente!: Virtual Meeting

Knitting Circle: Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, June 2nd

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

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

Wednesday, June 3rd

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop:

20-Somethings Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting

Thursday, June 4th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop:

Virtual Storytelling Workshop presented by The LOFT & The Generations Project
This is a closed group, contact for openings

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

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA): Virtual Meeting
(click here for more information)

Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA): Online Meeting
(click here for more information)

LGBT Mental Health Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting: Virtual Meeting

Friday, June 5th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Lunch with The LOFT staff: Virtual Meeting

Now Meeting Weekly:
Lesbian Social Network: Virtual Meeting

Saturday, June 6th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

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


Now Meeting Weekly:
Gaymes Night: Virtual Meeting


Sunday, June 7th

The LOFT office is closed

Westchester Pride Inside Kick Off Event!: Virtual

Grief and Loss Discussion & Support Group: Virtual Meeting

Transgender Peer Support Group:Virtual Meeting


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