Increase in Cases of Hepatitis A Within MSM Community

New York City and its surrounding counties has seen an increase in non-travel associated cases of hepatitis A infection among men who have sex with men (MSM).  

Read more to see the alerts from both the NYS Dept of Health and the NYC Dept of Health.  Also, learn more about the symptoms and causes of hepatitis A.

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His Health: Grow Stronger Together

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His Health, an interactive online community where providers can learn, share, and nurture a lifetime of meaningful patient engagement for Black gay men.

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Everybody’s Gotta Go: The Importance of Restroom Access

Many people take the availability and use of safe restrooms for granted. But for some people deciding whether, when, and where to use a restroom is a major safety concern.

Excerpted for The Teaching Transgender Toolkit. Shared with The LOFT by Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes. Both organizations are members of the NYS LGBT Health and Human Services Network.

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Pride Flags Available for Sale at The LOFT!

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Show Your Pride! 6 different styles of Pride flags are now available for purchase at The LOFT.

All proceeds benefit PrideWorks LGBT Youth Conference.

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Dos and Don’ts of Being an Ally to the Trans and Gender Nonconforming Communities

The following  guidance is reproduced under permission by the Audre Lorde Project and was compiled by members of the trans and gender nonconforming communities.

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This Week at The LOFT


Monday, July 17th

Office Hours  10:00am - 7:00pm

Thrift Shop    10:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, July 18th

Office Hours  10:00am - 7:00pm

Thrift Shop    10:00am - 2:00pm

Free HIV/STI Testing Provided By HVCS 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Al - Anon ACC  6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

LOFT Book Club 8:00pm - 9:30pm


Wednesday, July 19th

Office Hours 10:00am-7:00pm

Thrift Shop   10:00am-2:00pm

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

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


 Thursday, July 20th

Office Hours 10:00am-7:00pm

Thrift Shop   10:00am-2:00pm

55+ Peer Support Group 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Out at the Movies: Angels in America 7:00-10:00

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


Friday, July 21st

Office Hours 10:00am-7:00pm

Thrift Shop   10:00am-4:00pm

Film Friday First Screening 11:00am - 1:00pm

Center Lane LGBTQ Youth Drop-In 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Film Friday Second Screening 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Saturday, July 22nd

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

Thrift Shop   10:00am-4:00pm

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

AA 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Entertainment at Eight 8:00pm - 10:30pm


Sunday, July 23rd

The LOFT Office is Closed

T.E.A.M. LOFT at St. Bart's Soup Kitchen 11:00am - 1:00pm


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

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