Needs Assessment Results Are In!

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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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Increase in Cases of Hepatitis A Within MSM Community

New York City and its surrounding counties has seen an increase in non-travel associated cases of hepatitis A infection among men who have sex with men (MSM).  

Read more to see the alerts from both the NYS Dept of Health and the NYC Dept of Health.  Also, learn more about the symptoms and causes of hepatitis A.

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His Health: Grow Stronger Together

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His Health, an interactive online community where providers can learn, share, and nurture a lifetime of meaningful patient engagement for Black gay men.

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Everybody’s Gotta Go: The Importance of Restroom Access

Many people take the availability and use of safe restrooms for granted. But for some people deciding whether, when, and where to use a restroom is a major safety concern.

Excerpted for The Teaching Transgender Toolkit. Shared with The LOFT by Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes. Both organizations are members of the NYS LGBT Health and Human Services Network.

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Pride Flags Available for Sale at The LOFT!

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Show Your Pride! 8 different styles of Pride flags are now available for purchase at The LOFT.

All proceeds benefit PrideWorks LGBT Youth Conference.

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