NEW Group Alert - Crystal Meth Anonymous

Westchester Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) will now be meeting at The LOFT every Thursday from 7:30pm-8:30pm. 
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth.
Those who attend are invited to an informal post-meeting fellowship at a nearby diner after the meeting (Low prices; good food)

Learn more about this new group here.
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Writers Workshop Open Mic Night

The LOFT's Writers Workshop is having an Open Mic Night!

When: Friday, July 19th, 2019 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where: The LOFT: LGBT Community Center

No advance sign up needed if you want to read! Sign up at the event.

Readings will be up to 3 minutes each. 

$5 suggested donation. 

Anyone is welcome to attend and listen or read! 

Click here to learn more about The LOFT's Writers Workshop!

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Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

Join The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The LOFT staff for an important discussion about what suicide is, who it affects, what we know about it, and what can be done to prevent it, July 29th at 6:30PM. Pizza will be served.

Please RSVP to 914-948-2932x12 or info@loftgaycenter.org.

Click here for more information. Visit the AFSP website here.

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LGBT People Of Color Peer Support Group July

The LOFT's LGBT People of Color Group is BACK!

Join The LOFT's LGBT People of Color Group for our July Dates: Monday, July 8th & Monday, July 22nd at 7:00pm at The LOFT.

The LOFT's LGBT People of Color Peer Support Group is an open discussion group for LGBT People of Color including any/all peoples of African, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Island descent.

Click here for more information!

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Genda Training Series Registration

JOIN THE NEW YORK TRANSGENDER ADVOCACY GROUP FOR ONE OF OUR 2-HOUR GENDA KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TRAINING. THIS INTERACTIVE CASE-BASED TRAINING WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS ALL THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE LAW AFFECTS THOSE WHO IDENTIFY AS TRANSGENDER & GENDER NON-CONFORMING/NON-BINARY.

After this training, participants will:

  • Identify what falls under discrimination with the passage of GENDA.

  • Know how to report instances of discrimination in all domains of life under GENDA (e.g. housing, employment, etc.)

  • Develop a toolkit of resources that they can use and share with their community.

Dates of upcoming trainings: 

Hudson Valley, NY
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

(Location will be disclosed upon registering.)

Register here!

 

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Artists for Impact Pride Fundraiser for The LOFT

Artists for Impact recently held a fundraiser that raised over $700.00 for The LOFT! Thank you Dasha and Ris, the founders of Artists for Impact for all of your support.

Artists for Impact's mission is as follows:

To Provide a platform and community for artists to share their work through our collective and events

  • Collect donations for reliable, grassroots charities, and organizations through our events
  • Support LGBTQ+ community, women, and people of color
  • And to advocate for and educate about human rights and social justice issues, mental health, and other relative topics through our articles.
  • Check out their website here.

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Urgent: The Ban on Transgender Troops Takes Effect. Take Action with Us!

The Trump Administration's ban on transgender troops in the military takes effect Friday, April 12th, 2019. "The new regulation keeps transgender troops from serving in the nation's military openly and also blocks all use of DoD or DHS resources to fund sex reassignment surgical procedures." - CBS News

The LOFT: LGBT Community Center condemns this policy which is harmful, discriminatory, and unacceptable. It is a direct attack on our transgender community.

Click to learn information on how you can show support AGAINST this ban.

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Needs Assessment Results Are In!

Stand Up and Be Counted
LGBTQ+ Service Use and Needs in Westchester County: A Report from the Westchester County LGBTQ+ Survey, 2018

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 this first-ever survey can be found here.

 

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LOFT Writers Workshop

Have you ever thought about writing creatively, but don’t know where or how to start? Do you have a novel, short story, poem, or play inside of you that’s begging to be set free? Have you done creative writing in the past, but stepped away for a bit and are looking for a way to get back into the craft? Do you want to try something new surrounded by a great support team?

The LOFT Writers Workshop meets select on Wednesdays from 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Read below for more info!

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Edie Windsor Leaves $50,000 to The LOFT

Marriage Equality Pioneer, Activist and Icon, Edie Windsor leaves $50,000 gift to The LOFT.

Although The LOFT's dear friend, Edie Windsor passed away on September 12, 2017, her legacy lives on.

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