Save the Date! Westchester Trans Forum

The Westchester Trans Forum is a FREE annual educational and networking conference highlighting the needs and experiences of our local transgender and gender non-conforming communities.

Saturday, November 17th from 11am-4pm
(doors open at 10:30am)
250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY
(upstairs from The LOFT!)

Registration is NOW OPEN. Register today!

Each year, the Westchester Trans Fourm organizes exciting and valuable workshops, engaging presenters and opportunities to connect with community and professionals. Please stay tuned for details on this year's schedule and workshop line-up!

This is a free event that is open to everyone. Lunch will be provided at no cost.

Registration is strongly encouraged.

For questions, please call or email LOFT Manager of Programs and Services, Shepard Verbas at 
(914) 948-2932 x13 or

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The LOFT Holiday Brunch

Tickets are on sale now for The LOFT's Annual Holiday Brunch on Saturday, December 8th from 12:00pm-3:00pm at Vintage Lounge & Restaurant | 171 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601.


The LOFT's Holiday Brunch occurs annually and is a time for LOFT community members to get together and celebrate each other's company during the holiday season.

Hurry- tickets are limited!

LOFT Members: $40.00

Non-LOFT Members: $50.00

Special Price Tickets: For children 18 years old and younger, tickets are $20

Click here to purchase your tickets!

Click here for more information!


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Westchester Senior Hall of Fame 2018

Westchester Senior Hall of Fame 2018 at the Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown

Friday, December 7th from 11:30am-3pm


                                          Al Raymond                              Joann Prinzivalli, Esq.

Join us at the 2018 Senior Hall of Fame as we celebrate Al Raymond and Joann Prinzivalli for their dedication to The LOFT and the greater LGBT community. Al and Joann will be inducted along with 70 other worthy senior volunteers!

Joann Prinzivalli will be receiving Top Honors. This is the first time ever that an openly trans person has received this honor. Joann will make a speech at this event of over 750 attendees.

Tickets are $65. Purchase online at:
After purchasing, call or email Shepard to save your seat at The LOFT’s table:
(914) 948-2932 x13


LOFT Families Holiday Event!

LOFT Families is gathering to celebrate the holidays!

Come and mingle with other LGBT families while drinking hot chocolate and eating sweets!

RSVP to Ryan at | 914-948-2932 ex 14 by November 30th.

LOFT Families is a networking group for LGBT parents and their children. The group meetings consist of open houses, trips and play dates at the center.


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Results of Westchester's First County Wide Needs Assessment of the LGBTQ+ Community

The LOFT: LGBT Community Center partnered with the Westchester Community Foundation, WJCS Center Lane, the LGBTQ Legal Project at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and Yonkers City Council Majority Leader Michael Sabatino to conduct a needs assessment of the Westchester LGBTQ community. 

The results of Westchester’s first-ever survey of the needs of the county's LGBTQ+ community are finally here!

Please click here to view the survey results.




20-Somethings November Friendsgiving!

Come join the 20-Somethings Group for a Friendsgiving

on Saturday, November 10 @1:00 pm

at The LOFT!

Bring a snack, meal, or dessert and hang out with the group! RSVP with what you are bringing to Martina at



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT From LOFT Board & Executive Director

It is with a mix of deep gratitude and sadness that the Board of Directors of The LOFT announces the departure of Judy Troilo as Executive Director. Judy joined us four years ago and played a pivotal role in elevating The LOFT and enhancing the services we provide to the community.

Click here to read LOFT Board President, Kira Barden's full letter.


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Free Statewide HIV Home Test Giveaway

Free HIV Home Test Giveaway

As part of the Governor’s plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State, the AIDS Institute will begin the 2018 statewide free HIV Home Test Giveaway (HHTG). The giveaway will launch on Monday, September 24, 2018 and end on December 3, 2018. This is an innovative strategy to address a gap in HIV testing among high-risk populations. To find out if you are eligible, use the link to access the online survey.

Should you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Susan Flavin directly at 518-473-8043 or


Introducing The Artists LOFT

The group will meet on select Mondays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the center. In October, we are meeting on the 8th and the 22nd!


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Discussions About Cancer

Discussions About Cancer will be meeting on Monday, October 15th, 2018, 7:00pm, at The LOFT: LGBT Community Center.
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