LOFT Receives Award For Hosting MPOX clinics


The LOFT is honored to have accepted the Citation for Outstanding Contribution in Public Health in New York State awarded by The New York State Public Health Association on April 27th at the PHPC Conference in White Plains, NY. The LOFT was cited for its partnership with the Westchester County Department of Health in hosting MPOX clinics at the center's campus from July to September of 2022, ensuring that high-risk LGBTQ+ community members had access to the vaccine in a safe and affirming environment.  The LOFT was one of the first LGBTQ+ Community Centers in the nation to offer vaccine clinics directly on its campus.

The LOFT would like to thank Westchester County Executive, George Latimer, and Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler for their outstanding leadership and support in making the clinics happen, and Sr. Coordinator of Community Outreach and Engagement, Heriberto Contreras who managed the ground operations and led a successful ground operation of clinicians and professionals who made over 700+ inoculations, protecting our community.

MPOX is a serious but preventable disease. The Westchester Department of Health and The LOFT strongly encourage our community to get inoculated, especially as Pride celebrations and more opportunities to socialize increase in the Summer.  To learn more visit our MPOX Resource Page.


New TSHV Workshop

TSHV Workshop: April 28th-Friday | Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 S. William Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 from 2:30-4:30 pm | Free 

"Intro to Plant Queerdom" a workshop in partnership with the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center! Join us as we learn more about how to take care of our plants, the types of houseplants that are pet-safe, and low maintenance, and plants that show the queerness/transness of nature.

Those who qualify and get tested will receive a $25 gift card.


LOFT Invited to HHS Panel on Lesbian Health

The LOFT's Executive Director, Judy Troilo was honored to be one of a select group of LBGTQ+ Leaders invited to participate in the Lesbian Health Roundtable hosted by Assistant Secretary of Health, Admiral Rachel Levine and Director Fontes Rainer in Washington DC on April 26, 2023.
In this roundtable, important issues related to Lesbian Health like Breast and Gynecologic Cancers, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, and Healthcare Discrimination were discussed.
The LOFT is truly grateful to Admiral Levine's office for their support and commitment to empowering LGBTQ+ Health. Special thanks to LGBT Advisor Adrian Shanker for all of their support as well!

Lesbian Visibility Day April 26, 2023

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center is proud to support Lesbian Visibility Day, April 26, 2023.
Lesbian Visibility Day is celebrated each year on April 26. It was created by American activist Amy Ellis in 2008 as a way to honor lesbian visibility and create a safe space for all queer women.
If you identify as a Lesbian or queer woman and looking for support, learn more about The LOFT's support group LSN-Lesbian Social Network:

May 4th is Queeraoke Night!

LOFT Night OUT | May 4-Thursday | 7-9 PM | Sing Sing Kills Brewery, Ossining, NY | Free Admission

Y'all, May 4th is Queeraoke Night! You need to join us if you're looking to have fun on the hottest queer night in Westchester!  Sing your heart out to your favorite songs, have a beer and some fun, meet new people, and make some memories!



THANK YOU to everyone who made SPRINGFEST 2023 an evening to remember!  We had so much fun celebrating our volunteers! Thank you to all of our volunteers for everything you do in building and empowering our community. We love you! The Videobook is posted, check out the photos and fun. Click the play button on the image to see more!


Pizza Party For Pride Volunteers

Westchester Pride Pizza Party-Volunteer Information Session| May 4-Thursday | 5-6 PM | LOFT Campus-In Person

The Volunteer Pride Information Session/ PIZZA Party🍕 is the place to be! Learn about all the amazing opportunities you can be a part of during Westchester Pride while enjoying slices of delicious pizza!  Volunteers get insider access to THE most fun event of the year-PRIDE-plus plenty of goodies and good fun!  

What's not to like--JOIN US!


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May 15-21, 2023


Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

In-Person: Silver Connections Lunch and Learn
11:30-1:00 PM

LGBTQ+ People of Color Peer Support Group
7:00-8:30 PM


Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

In Person Meeting: Al-Anon (AAC)
6:30-7:30 PM

Bisexual Peer Support Group:
7:30-9:00 PM

Men's Peer Support Group:
7:30-9:00 PM


Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

FREE Mental Health Therapy (In-Person):
is not meeting this week

In-Person: TSHV Workshop Series
4:00-6:00 PM

In-Person: Center Lane TransParentcy
6:30-8:30 PM

T-Time for TGNCNB POC Communities:
6:30-7:30 PM


Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

C.A.L.M. - Centered at LOFT Meditation:
5:30-6:30 PM

Hybrid Meeting: One Voice: LGBTQ+ HIV/AIDS Support Group
6:00-7:00 PM


Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Lunch with The LOFT:
12:00-12:45 PM

In-Person LGBTQ+ Youth Night!
6:30-8:30 PM

Lesbian Social Network:
7:30-9:00 PM


Office Closed

Queer Community Book Club:  10:00-11:00 AM

Transgender Peer Support Group:
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):
6:00-7:00 PM


Office Closed 

In-person, OUTWalking: Lasdon Park Arboretum
10:00 AM-12:30 PM

55+ Peer Support Group:
2:30-4:30 PM



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