Governor Hochul signs affirming LGBTQ+ legislation into law!

We applaud Governor Kathy Hochul for signing these very important pieces of legislation that affirm our safety, rights, respect, and dignity. THANK YOU, Governor (and you have an open invitation to speak at The LOFT!)
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Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation at the LGBT Community Center aimed at expanding protections for the LGBTQ+ community and those who have been victims of sex trafficking.
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The START Act relates to vacating convictions for offenses committed due to being a victim of sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and compelling prostitution. Bill S.5325/A.6193 requires utility companies to allow customers to use their preferred name and pronouns.
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"As we witness attacks on LGBTQ+ rights and protections around the country, New York is once again declaring that we are a state for all - one where we don't needlessly criminalize victims and where our trans, gender non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities are affirmed," Governor Hochul said.
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"My administration is committed to equality and safety for everyone and New York is able to lead the way because of the work of our tireless advocates and our partners in the legislature. Together we will continue to build a state that is welcoming to all."

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Register NOW for Hope and Healing!


Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day events across the globe. This annual "Survivor Day" allows our community of Loss Survivors to come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through our shared experiences.

The Northeastern Division Chapters of AFSP are working together to present a variety of virtual programs this year to offer you the most meaningful experience possible. Check out the list below to find the program that's best for you.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend.

 

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November 16: FREE HIV/STI Testing

FREE but APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
If you need an HIV/STI test, The LOFT is here for you! In partnership with Hudson Valley Community Services we offer free/confidential testing on 3rd Tuesday of every month, at The LOFT from 5:00-8:00 PM. Our next testing day is Tuesday-November 16. Please contact Jamel Gray at [email protected] or call (914)-785-8214 to make an appointment.
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TDOR 2021: NOV 20-Saturday

November 20, 2021 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Venue: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center  252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Free Event | All Are Welcome

Program Notes:

5:30 pm: Doors open, meet and greet

6:00-7:00 pm: Ceremony 

7:00-8:30 pm: Refreshments served, supportive gathering space, and general social spaces available.

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Make Your Voice Heard!

Public input is critical to ensure that One White Plains planning priorities are consistent with the community’s vision for the future!


 

Opening Public Workshop
Thursday, November 18th, 7 - 9:00 pm

 

One White Plains Comprehensive Plan

Please join us for the One White Plains Opening Public Workshop on November 18th from 7 – 9:00 pm at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. We will present the draft Vision Statement and Planning Goals for public feedback at interactive open house stations. Draft planning goals have been informed by initial research on prior planning efforts in White Plains, preliminary stakeholder outreach, and the One White Plains Vision Survey.

· Event: One White Plains Opening Public Workshop

· Topic: Setting a Vision and Planning Goals for One White Plains

· Time: Thursday, November 18th, 7:00-9:00 pm

· Location: White Plains Performing Arts Center | City Center, 3rd Floor, 11 City Place

 

Format of the November 18th Kick-off Public Workshop:

· By 7:00 PM - Gather at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

· 7:00-7:20 pm: Welcome and Introduction (Theater)

· 7:20-9:00 pm: Facilitated Open House Stations (Theater/Mall Lobby)

Visit www.OneWhitePlains.com for more information about the process and to take the Vision Survey. Still have questions? Please contact us at [email protected]

 

This event will observe CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants. Masks are mandatory. There will be opportunities to engage online as an alternative to attending in-person. Stay tuned for information on how to provide feedback online and additional opportunities for community input.

 

Our events are accessible and we welcome people with disabilities. If you have any questions, please call (914) 422-1300 during regular business hours.

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Message From Executive Director, Judy Troilo

The LOFT's Executive Director, Judy Troilo shares with the community the latest updates to our digital and physical campus, our staff, and upcoming events, including a special party in December!

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6th HUDSON VALLEY TRANS FORUM-Moving Dates

 

 

The 6th Annual Hudson Valley Trans Forum is being rescheduled for January 2022 in a one-time change of dates. Read the announcement from Director of Programs and Services, Shepard Verbas.

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This Week at The LOFT

Click to Register for ActivitiesIn-Person meetings and events marked in red


9/26-Monday

Office Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm

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


9/27-Tuesday

Office Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm

Silver Connections Lunch and Learn: Alzheimer's Association (In Person)
11:30 AM-1:00 PM

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

Bisexual Peer Support Group: Special Screening for Bi-Visibility Day✨
7:30-9:00 PM

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


9/28-Wednesday

Office Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm

Mental Health Therapy (In-Person):
Not in session this week

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

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

Writers Workshop:
Early Submissions Due Oct 5 | Regular Submissions Due Oct 12


9/29-Thursday

Office Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm

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


9/30-Friday

Office Hours: 10:00am-3:00pm

Lunch with The LOFT:
12:00-12:45 PM 

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

The LOFT OUT Gala : Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club🎉
6:30-11:00 PM


10/1-Saturday

Office Closed 

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

Out At The Movies: BROS at Jacob Burns Film Center (In Person)🍿
Group gathers at 4:40 PM for 5:00 PM screening

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


10/2-Sunday

Office Closed 

Grief and Loss Discussion Group:
1:00-3:00 PM

Transgender Peer Support Group:
4:00-5:30 PM


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