T.E.A.M. LOFT Collection

T.E.A.M LOFT needs donations and volunteers!

T.E.A.M. LOFT is collecting donations to create Gender Neutral Birthday Boxes for kids through the Family-to-Family Birthday Giving Project!

Items Needed:  Boxes of cake mix, cans of icing, NEW toys worth $15-$20.

Please bring donations to The LOFT by Mon., May 20th.

Join us on May 20th to wrap the gifts. Click below for more information.

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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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GLSEN Leadership Awards

6:00 to 8:00PM

Join us in honoring leaders in the community that have done outstanding work in support of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) youth, including LOFT staff member Shepard Verbas! 

Click below to learn more and to purchase your ticket!

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NEW Group Alert - Growing Families!

The LOFT and Hudson River Doulas present Growing Families. This group is open to all parents and caregivers of babies from birth through age two. Expectant parents are also welcome to join our community!

Growing Families takes place at The LOFT on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm.
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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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Transgender Law Center- CDC's Banned Words

Spread the word!

The amazing people at the Transgender Law Center are asking anyone directly impacted by the #CDC's #7bannedwords to please fill out this form:  http://bit.ly/2kfz8gp

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Governor Cuomo Takes Action to Ensure Insurance Coverage

Governor Cuomo Takes Decisive Action to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals.

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Gov. Cuomo Directive to NYS Education Department

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School Districts Must Protect Transgender Students.

The recent change in federal policy does not alter the protections we afford to transgender students. There can be no confusion in this State. New York State schools must continue to enforce the law and protect transgender and gender non-conforming students.

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