#standwithpride

Are you also upset about the recent burning of a Pride Flag in Rye this past weekend? Well, let’s join together and stand up in Pride. Take a picture with you and a Pride Flag, post it on your Instagram, tag us (@loftlgbtcenter) and we’ll post it on our stories! There’s no place for hate and we will stand up with pride! To read more about the incident, click here. Let's use the hashtag #standwithpride

Pride Flag Burning in Rye New York

 

 

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A Message from The LOFT Board on Reopening our Physical Center

Dear Friends,

The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center (The LOFT) looks forward to a time in the near future to welcoming you back! We miss seeing you in person and trust you are staying well and being safe. The LOFT is committed to providing you and our dedicated employees with a safe
place, and in light of guidance from New York State we will be taking a measured approach to re-opening our doors. We have not yet set a date for opening The LOFT’s physical space to the public. The LOFT will continue to provide many programs and services to our community through online meetings and forums until it is safe to meet in person.

As the situation with COVID-19 remains uncertain, we expect New York State to update the requirements for businesses. If plans change, we will let you know in sufficient time prior to reopening The LOFT’s physical space. We will circulate guidance to describe exactly how we will be handling the reopening; much of which will depend on NYS and Westchester County guidance.

When we first re-open The LOFT’s physical space to the public we will be required to keep a record of everyone who enters. We must also ensure that occupancy remains at or less than 50% of the permitted occupancy. When you come back, you will notice various changes in the way The LOFT looks, as well as new practices and protocols. We understand these changes may be difficult and we are here to support you. Our goal is to collaboratively ensure that you feel safe and secure.

If you have questions please feel free to call The LOFT’s Executive Director, Judy Troilo at 914-948-2932 x11 or judy@loftgaycenter.org

Yours in Pride,

The LOFT Board of Directors

For a PDF version of the letter, click here.

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Pride 2020: Surviving & Thriving

In celebration of Pride Month, and in continued partnership with WMCHealth Network, The LOFT LGBT Community Center participated in a virtual education session Pride 2020: Surviving & Thriving!
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To access Pride 2020: Surviving & Thriving! 
Click here to view.
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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. 

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Lunch With The LOFT Staff

This is an open group to chat about what ever is on your mind. Grab a sandwich or a cup of coffee and connect with The LOFT staff and other community members virtually over lunch.

Click here for information on how to join!

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This Week at The LOFT

Monday, September 21st

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Cancelled: Artists LOFT

¡Westchester Tu Ambiente!: Virtual Meeting
7:00pm-8:30pm

LGBT Knitting Circle: Virtual Meeting
7:00pm-8:30pm

 


Tuesday, September 22nd

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Silver Connections Lunch & Learn: Virtual Meeting
11:30am-1:00pm
Topic: 
"Best Ways to Set Up Your Home for Aging in Place & Preparing Your Power of Attorney for the Digital Era"

Al-Anon (AAC): Virtual Meeting (click here for more information)
6:30pm-7:30pm

Bisexual Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting
Starting at 7:30pm
This group will be watching
Frida" on Zoom to celebrate Bisexual Awareness!

Meeting Weekly:
Men's Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting
Starting at 7:30pm
This group will be attending the Bisexual Peer Support Group's showing of "Frida" on Zoom.

 


Wednesday, September 23rd

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Living with HIV 2020: Select Health Stretch & Learn Series: Virtual Meeting
2:00pm-3:00pm
Presented by LOFT Staff Member, Jeffrey Guard

Center Lane TransParentcy: Virtual Meeting
6:30pm-8:30pm

LOFT Watch Party: Virtual Meeting
Starting at 6:30pm, discussion approx at 8:00pm.
Showing "Circus of Books"

 


Thursday, September 24th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

C.A.L.M (Centered at LOFT Meditation): Virtual Meeting
5:30pm-6:30pm

Common Ground: Racism & the LGBTQ Community: Virtual Meeting
6:00pm-8:00pm
LOFT Staff Member, Mia Edwards, will be assisting with facilitating this discussion.

LGBTQ+ Rights Under the NYS Human Rights Law: Virtual Meeting
6:00pm-7:30pm
Presented by the NY State Division of Human Rights

Sexual Addicts Anonymous (SAA): Virtual Meeting (click here for more information)
7:00pm-8:15pm

Take Charge of Your Financial Well-Being: Virtual Meeting
7:00pm-8:30pm
Presented by Julia Peloso-Barnes

Cancelled: Crystal Meth Anonymous

 


Friday, September 25th

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Lunch with The LOFT Staff: Virtual Meeting
12:00pm-12:45pm

Lesbian Social Network: Virtual Meeting
7:30pm-9:00pm

 


Saturday, September 26th

The LOFT office is closed

Thrift Shop: Closed

Transgender Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting
5:30pm-7:00pm

Alcoholics Anonymous(AA): Virtual Meeting
(click here for more information)
6:00pm-7:00pm

Gaymes Night: Virtual Meeting
7:00pm-10:00pm

Cancelled: Entertainment at Eight

 


Sunday, September 27th

The LOFT office is closed

OUTWalking Hike At Sal J Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park 10:00am-12:00pm
*Masks & social distancing required
**Group members must fill out
this waiver once a year

One Voice: LGBT HIV/AIDS Support Group: Virtual Meeting
11:00am-12:00pm

55+ Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting
2:30pm-4:00pm

Cancelled: Veg Out


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