Annual Holiday Brunch

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.

-New location at the Crowne Plaza with FREE parking!

-Drag Queen Bingo with Local Drag Queen Entertainers, Bella Biscotti & Amber Guesa, & Prizes Galore

-Unlimited Bloody Mary's & Mimosas...and so much more!

Tickets are $50 for LOFT Members & $55 for LOFT non-members.

Purchase your ticket(s) now!

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Join OUTWalking for a Special Holiday Walk at the Bronx Zoo

Join OUTWalking for a very special Holiday walk at the Bronx Zoo! On this 1.5hr walk, the group will see the various festive lighting displays throughout the zoo.
The walk will be lead by Joe Nappi, group leader and Bronx Zoo Keeper!

Thursday, December 19th 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Bronx Zoo (Bronx River Gate)

Parking is $17, and entrance is $20 per person.
The group recommends carpooling or taking public transportation to lessen costs.
Please contact Joe Nappi at OUTWalkinglgbt@gmail.com if you have any questions.
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Announcing "Transcending Gender" Exhibit at The LOFT

In honor of Transgender Remembrance Month, The LOFT has partnered with the Stonewall National Museum & Archives to showcase "Transcending Gender: Bodies & Lives". This exhibit addresses the intersection of gender and transgender people as part of the larger LGBT acronym. Exploring the interconnectedness and separateness of gender and sexual orientation, this exhibit presents language and etiquette addressing transgender people and subjects, as well as a timeline of the cultural and human rights struggles of transgender people in the United States. 

Stop by and check it out! 

Click below for additional information. 

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Grief and Loss Discussion & Support Group

A discussion/support group on Grief and Loss at The LOFT. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Next Meeting: December 1st and 15th

This is an ongoing series of discussions with Jill Sallie, MS/Mental Health Counseling. Pre-registration is not required. Throughout our lives we experience all sorts of types of loss such as a partner, family member, pet, job, health, relationship, etc. This discussion and support group is for members of the LGBTQ community to have a safe space to grieve and discuss the feelings of loss they are experiencing. 


$5.00 donation requested. more if you can, less if you can't. Contact The LOFT"s Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 or info@loftgaycenter.org  for more information.

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LGBT People Of Color Peer Support Group

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

Join The LOFT's LGBT People of Color Group for our December meetings: Mondays, Dec 9th & 23rd at 7:00pm, at The LOFT.

Our group meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, 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, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Island descent.

Click here for more information!

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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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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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