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 Ground

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 21st

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Cancelled: Artists LOFT

¡Westchester Tu Ambiente!: Virtual Meeting

LGBT Knitting Circle: Virtual Meeting


Tuesday, September 22nd

Office Hours: Cancelled

Thrift Shop: Closed

Silver Connections Lunch & Learn: Virtual Meeting
"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)

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
Presented by LOFT Staff Member, Jeffrey Guard

Center Lane TransParentcy: Virtual Meeting

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

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

LGBTQ+ Rights Under the NYS Human Rights Law: Virtual Meeting
Presented by the NY State Division of Human Rights

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

Take Charge of Your Financial Well-Being: Virtual Meeting
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

Lesbian Social Network: Virtual Meeting


Saturday, September 26th

The LOFT office is closed

Thrift Shop: Closed

Transgender Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting

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

Gaymes Night: Virtual Meeting

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

55+ Peer Support Group: Virtual Meeting

Cancelled: Veg Out


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