Dec 13: Biden signs same-sex marriage bill

CenterLink’s Statement on the Signing of the Respect for Marriage Act

Today President Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill that will protect same-sex and interracial marriages with a celebration at the White House that included many LGBTQ+ community center leaders. 

The Respect for Marriage Act​ is an important bill that will do two primary things. First, it repeals DOMA and gets this anti-marriage federal law off the books. It will require the federal government to recognize a marriage between two individuals if the marriage was valid in the state where it was performed. Second, the bill will guarantee that valid marriages between two individuals are given full faith and credit, regardless of the couple’s sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin. The bill will not require a state to issue a marriage license contrary to state law. 

Passing the Respect for Marriage Act is a crucial step toward protecting LGBTQ+ couples and to ensure the dignity, stability and ongoing protection that marriage affords to families and children. Like the freedom to marry, a majority of Americans support measures that protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in all aspects of daily life. CenterLink will continue to work to ensure that the momentum we’re seeing for the freedom to marry is carried over into ongoing efforts to secure federal nondiscrimination protections for all Americans.

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YouthNight: CREATIVE WRITING


LGBTQ+ Youth Night!

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Center Campus
 | December 16, 2022-Friday | 6:30-8:30 PM

Join a youth eco-writing workshop. No experience needed, just bring your creativity and ideas, hang out with friends, and have a great time.  LGBTQ+ Youth Night is for 5th-12th graders, a youth-only safe space.

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Take The Nightlife Survey

You've seen the headlines, nightlife activities while being so much fun can also become nightmares.  Have you had an experience that was scary while at a nightclub, bar, or party?  Do you work in the nightlife industry and want to share your experiences to hopefully create more safety in nightlife fun?  

The LOFT has partnered with WestCOP- Victims Assistance Services (VAS) to create a survey to learn more about your concerns and experiences.  Together, let's keep our clubs and bars safe for all.

Take the Nightlife Safety Survey 

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Honoring Pansexual Pride Day

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community honors Pansexual Pride Day, December 8th.  

Pansexuality is a term that refers to people who are attracted to others no matter the other person’s gender identity or sex.

To learn more about this growing LGBTQ+ Community, check out our resource list below:

 

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TRANSMISSION CYCLE 4 is OPEN!

TransMission - Apply Now

Applications for Cycle 4 of TransMission are now open from December 1st - 31st 2022

The TransMission program provides financial assistance of up to $500 for expenses related to social, legal, medical, or surgical transition. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and reside within the United States. Priority will be given to residents of New York’s Hudson Valley. All are welcome to apply.

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OATM: Spoiler Alert

 
The LOFT's Out at the Movies group will be going to see the new LGBTQ+  film "Spoiler Alert" 
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 13th.  Films starts at 6:40pm, meet in theater lobby by 6:25pm. 
Location: Showcase Cinema de Lux City Center 15
19 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY, 10601
About the film: Based on Michael Ausiello's best-selling memoir "Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies," the film is a heartwarming, funny and life-affirming story of how Michael and Kit's relationship is transformed and deepened when one of them falls ill. Starring Jim Parsons and co-written by Dan Savage. 
To view the film's trailer,  purchase advance tickets and directions to the theater visit: www.showcasecinemas.com  
If you would like to sit with the OATM group, wait to purchase tickets together with the group prior to the screening. 
Following the film, those interested can join the group for discussion at a nearby eatery.  
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Honoring Barbara Love

The LOFT mourns the loss of lesbian activist and author Barbara Love. Barabara's wife Donna Smith has been active with The LOFT for nearly four decades since the center's inception and beyond that time working with the Lesbian Task Force of Westchester NOW.
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Thank you Barbara for your lifetime of advocacy. We stand on your shoulders and learn from your legacy. Rest In Pride,
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A black-and-white close-up of Barbara Love, in large glasses, speaking into a microphone.
Photo source: Bettye Lane, via Schlesinger Library, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

 

 

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Partners in Pride


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  • Hybrid meetings (simultaneously virtual and in-person) and events marked in green
  • Special meetings are marked in purple
  • Virtual meetings and events marked in black

February 6-12, 2023


2/06-Monday

Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

(In-Person): LGBTQ+ Rock Climbing
7:00-9:00 PM

 


2/07-Tuesday

Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Spirituality Support & Discussion Group:
11:30 AM-1:00 PM

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

Young Adult Trans Peer Support Group:
6:30-8:00 PM

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

 


2/08-Wednesday

Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

FREE Mental Health Therapy (In-Person):
1:00-7:00 PM

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

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

Writers Workshop: Submissions due Feb 8
by midnight

 


2/09-Thursday

Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

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

 


2/10-Friday

Office Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

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

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

 


2/11-Saturday

Office Closed

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

LGBTQ+ Survivor Support Group: (Group is closed to new members)
10:00-11:30 AM

Aces Westchester:
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

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

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

 


2/12-Sunday

Office Closed 

OUT Walking (In Person)
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Unity Table: Mixtape & Potluck Party (In Person)🎶🍕🌭✨
11:30 AM-1:00 PM

55+ Peer Support Group:
2:30-4:00 PM


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