LOFT Trainings & Presentations

The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center offers LGBTQ trainings, workshops, and presentations to organizations wishing to enhance their services and supports for the LGBT community.


The LOFT is an expert in LGBTQ needs and experiences, and strives to further the center's mission to Advocate, Educate and Celebrate the diverse LGBT community. LOFT Staff members are available on an as-needed basis.

To schedule a training, please complete The LOFT's Professional Training Request Form here.

For questions, contact Shepard Verbas at (914) 948-2932 x13 or

Possible Training Areas:

  • LGBTQ Cultural Competency
  • Transgender 101
  • Non-Binary 101
  • Becoming an LGBT Ally
  • Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Relationships
  • LGBT Aging
  • TGNC Health


"The informative teaching session given to us by Shepard and Jesse from The LOFT LGBT Community Center was very educational and brought a lot of ideas, with both substantial and in-depth knowledge together with case studies.  This was one of the best training workshops on the Transgender community I have ever attended. The materials & facilitation were excellent and learning in our personal environment made the training very comfortable. I very much liked the approach. I recommend this training to all those in the fertility fields who want to learn more about the topics of Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sex Assigned at Birth, just to name a few as well as understand on a human level some of the daily struggles of the Transgender community.  We would welcome the LOFT back for future training sessions anytime and look forward to a wonderful relationship with the LOFT."

-Michele Faust of CT Fertility, Transgender Fertility and Best Practice Training