Virtual, Interactive Music Party Celebrating Gender Diversity!

Click here to register for the Zoom link.

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Speak Up White Plains - Police Reform Committee Wants Your Comments

The White Plains Police Reform Committee wants to hear from you about your experiences.

Public Comment Sessions:

10/13 - 6pm
10/21 - 4pm
10/29 - 7pm (youth session)

Judy Troilo, The LOFT's Executive Director, is a committee member of the White Plains Police Reform Committee. You can call Judy, at 914-948-2932 ext 11, to give your comments about your experiences with the White Plains Police Department. 

Judy will either write down or record your comments, with your permission. You can remain anonymous if you'd prefer.

If you would like to speak at the event instead of having your pre-recorded comments read/played, you can register here.

 

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Register Today - Hudson Valley Trans Forum 2020

*Virtual* Hudson Valley Trans Forum 2020
Friday, November 20th & Saturday November 21st
Free Event | Held on Zoom | All Are Welcome | Attend one or both days

More information and how to register here.

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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.

Join us for the culminating performance on Thursday, Oct. 29th 2020, at 7pm EST.

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: Culminating performance will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29th 2020, at 7pm EST.

Where: Virtually, via Zoom!

More information will be posted soon about this exciting event!

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Virtual Support Groups Available

The LOFT is currently offering many of our Peer Support & Social Groups, virtually, via Zoom. The LOFT knows how important it is for our LGBTQ community to continue to safely connect with one another, especially in times of elevated stress and public concern. Although The LOFT's in-person groups and drop-in services are suspended at the moment, we want the community to know that we are still here to serve you.

How does this work?

Read our guidelines for using our LOFT Virtual Groups here. 

You can either video chat in or call in using only audio through your Zoom account. 

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A Message from The LOFT Board on Reopening our Physical Center

Dear Friends,

The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center (The LOFT) looks forward to a time in the near future to welcoming you back! We miss seeing you in person and trust you are staying well and being safe. The LOFT is committed to providing you and our dedicated employees with a safe
place, and in light of guidance from New York State we will be taking a measured approach to re-opening our doors. We have not yet set a date for opening The LOFT’s physical space to the public. The LOFT will continue to provide many programs and services to our community through online meetings and forums until it is safe to meet in person.

As the situation with COVID-19 remains uncertain, we expect New York State to update the requirements for businesses. If plans change, we will let you know in sufficient time prior to reopening The LOFT’s physical space. We will circulate guidance to describe exactly how we will be handling the reopening; much of which will depend on NYS and Westchester County guidance.

When we first re-open The LOFT’s physical space to the public we will be required to keep a record of everyone who enters. We must also ensure that occupancy remains at or less than 50% of the permitted occupancy. When you come back, you will notice various changes in the way The LOFT looks, as well as new practices and protocols. We understand these changes may be difficult and we are here to support you. Our goal is to collaboratively ensure that you feel safe and secure.

If you have questions please feel free to call The LOFT’s Executive Director, Judy Troilo at 914-948-2932 x11 or judy@loftgaycenter.org

Yours in Pride,

The LOFT Board of Directors

For a PDF version of the letter, click here.

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Pride 2020: Surviving & Thriving

In celebration of Pride Month, and in continued partnership with WMCHealth Network, The LOFT LGBT Community Center participated in a virtual education session Pride 2020: Surviving & Thriving!
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To access Pride 2020: Surviving & Thriving! 
Click here to view.
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Lunch With The LOFT Staff

This is an open group to chat about what ever is on your mind. Grab a sandwich or a cup of coffee and connect with The LOFT staff and other community members virtually over lunch.

Click here for information on how to join!

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Virtual Meeting: C.A.L.M. (Centered at LOFT Meditation) presented with Queery

Join Us For Guided Meditation!!

Click here for information on how to access this group!

In this time when our lives are very off balanced, a centering practice can be a useful tool to get through challenging moments. Utilizing guided meditation, breathing exercises and reading and reflection, this session will introduce a variety of practices to help you feel grounded and centered to better connect to your emotional core.

This virtual group is open to all members of the LGBT and allied communities. This group is facilitated by The LOFT and Queery volunteer James Young. To learn more about James and Queery click here.

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Staying Active While Inside - Offer for The LOFT Community!

305 Fitness is graciously allowing The LOFT community to work out and
dance for no cost!
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Two types of classes, 305 Fitness & Dance Around the World.
Here's the line-up:
305 Fitness Sizzlin Saturdays at 11AM:
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305 Fitness Werk It Wednesdays
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Dance Around the World (Sundays)
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Dance Around The World (Thursdays)
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Bookmark the links so you can join in weekly!
Descriptions of the classes can be found below. 
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