Westchester Pride 2020 Line-Up!

Westchester Pride 2020

A month of virtual Pride celebrations!
Monday, June 1st - Tuesday, June 30th

Get Involved Virtually With Us Throughout the Month!

Click here for the Homecoming Queer 2020 Contest 

Click here for more information on our Show Your Pride Campaign

Click here for the Pride Pet Parade 2020 Contest 

Westchester Pride Kick-Off Event
Sunday, June 7, 2020 | 11:30am
Hosted on Zoom & Facebook Live

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Featuring messages from our elected officials such as U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Westchester County Executive George Latimer, and more!

Read up on the Broadway Sings for Pride Stars who will be
performing here!

LGBTQ+ POC Pride Event
(for LGBTQ+ People of Color)
Monday, June 8, 2020 | 7-8:30pm
Hosted on Zoom

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The LOFT welcomes back Zoë Flowers, founder and CEO of SoulRequirements.org to be a part of the center's LGBT POC Peer Support Group on Monday, June 8th at 7pm. In addition to being a writer, poet, playwright, certified Reiki Master, and healer, many LOFT members met Zoë at our Valentine's Social in her role as an Intuitive Reader.

As part of Westchester Pride Inside, The LOFT celebrates the strength, tenacity and resilience of our queer and TGNCNB communities of color. We believe in the power of community to face difficult times together but also realize safe spaces need to be created for those whose challenges and struggles are unique to their journeys. The LOFT has invited Zoë to hold space with our group participants because she affirms that the presence of spiritual healing is integral to our movement.

After 20 years in the non-profit arena, she is committed to supporting others in healing their bodies, minds and spirits by providing Community Healing Services through her Healing Institute. The LOFT is committed to creating a space that is healing and we encourage members of the LGBT POC communities to join us and Zoë on June 8th.

Learn more about Zoë Flowers through the links below and always remember to , in Zoe's poetic terms "embrace your soul requirements"

Author: From-Ashes-to-Angels-Dust | Website: soulrequirements.org

YouTube: TheMagicHourZ | Facebook: Tit2ba Productions
Instagram: IAMZOEFLOWERS | Twitter: Divinebydesigne

Job Search & Networking Tips for the COVID-19 Era
Two opportunities to attend:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 5-6pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 12-1pm
Hosted on Zoom 

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In response to the unprecedented amount of unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The LOFT is collaborating with David Wiacek, a certified professional career coach (CPCC) and proud LOFT Business Partner, to offer an online webinar on topics related to optimizing your job search.

David wants to hear from The LOFT community on what would be most beneficial to them by asking interested participants to complete this brief planning survey.
Complete the survey here!

Whether your job was adversely impacted during this time, you realized you want to change careers, or you are entering or re-entering the workforce, all are welcome to take advantage of this event.

Managing Your Money
Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 7-8:30pm
Hosted on Zoom 

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Julia Peloso-Barnes, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Past President of The LOFT's Board of Directors is back for the third installment, Managing your money, of the four-part series: It's 2020! Focusing Your Financial Vision. 

This workshop will cover:

  • 5 steps to a successful spending plan
  • Use the present and the past to help you figure out your future
  • Manage credit responsibly

Julia will also be answering financial questions related to the current health pandemic.
To help prepare, please submit questions in advance to The LOFT at [email protected] and put in the subject line "June 11th Workshop". 
If we are not able to answer your questions on the June 11th workshop, we will make every effort to refer you to other resources.

For more information on Julia and the rest of the series click here!

Pride Advocacy Panel
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 6:30pm
Hosted on Zoom & Facebook Live

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Join us to learn about the work and initiatives of these integral organizations and engage in discussions around lobbying and policy, centering race, and working collaboratively towards justice.

Interactive O&A with panelists and community members included.

Our panelists:

Drag Queen Story Hour | with Shay D'Pines & Angel Elektra
Saturday, June 20, 2020 | 11am
Hosted on Zoom & Facebook Live

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Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

Open to families with children
No adults without children will be permitted.

Website | Facebook

Voguing Workshop Series
presented by The LOFT and ArtsWestchester
Monday, June 22nd | Tuesday, June 23rd | Wednesday, June 24th
Hosted on Zoom & Facebook Live

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Click here for the flyer with more information.

Storytelling Workshop Series Finale Event
Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 7-8pm
Hosted on Zoom 

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More information to be announced soon!

TGNCNB Pride Event
(for transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary community members, ages 18+)
Saturday, June 27, 2020 | 5:30-7pm
Hosted on Zoom & Facebook Live

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Fashion model & singer-songwriter Laith Ashley and activist & author Hope Giselle will be joining us for a virtual TGNCNB Pride celebration on Saturday, June 27th, at 5:30pm along with Broadway stars Mason Alexander Park and Terry Lavell from Broadway Sings For Pride! Our amazing guests will lead us through an evening of celebration, song, and unity to honor the diversity and beauty of all trans and non-binary experiences. This event is presented by The LOFT’s PROUDWST Me program, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of TGNCNB folx, particularly those who identify as people of color, and co-partnered with TGNCNB groups throughout the Hudson Valley region. 

Westchester Pride Finale
with Hosts: Kristen Browde,  Zoë Flowers, James Young and Amber Guesa
Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 4-6pm
Hosted on Zoom & Facebook Live

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The LOFT's Pride Finale Event is being presented with event partner Queery (www.queery.us) and will feature holistic healer Zoë
Flowers (www.soulrequirements.org), performances by Bella Biscotti, Skylar Ramie, and Gøshen The Band.  We will crown the winners of our Homecoming Queer and Pride Pet Parade on-line contests, share pictures, videos and stories of how folx celebrated Pride month, discuss Black Trans Lives Matter, Supreme Court rulings and other current issues and explore equitable ways forward as we wrap up June Pride month. 

Young Adult Trans (YAT) Group Pride Celebration
(for transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary community members, ages 18-29)
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 6:30-8pm
Hosted on Zoom

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Join The LOFT's Young Adult Trans (YAT) Peer Support Group as we create Picrews! Picrew is a (free, online) Japanese avatar generator, that allows you to create your own images. Create an avatar of yourself, a friend, or a made-up character with the YAT group on Tuesday, June 30th!

This meeting is open to TGNCNB community members, ages 18-29

Talk Saves Lives: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Training
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 7-8pm
Hosted on Zoom 

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 A Brief Introduction to LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention. Suicide can be prevented. This presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide.
Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in LGBTQ+ populations, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.