January 2023

Meet Ryan!

Name & Pronouns:

Ryan Staunton (he, they, or any pronouns)

Where did you grow up / where do you live now?

Ryan grew up in Eastchester, NY and now lives in Yonkers!

Ryan's Hobbies?

Ryan likes to collect vinyl, and he just got a film camera this past Christmas, so he has been experimenting with that.

Why volunteer at The LOFT?

"I chose The LOFT because I think the most progressive change happens at the grassroots level, and I think that's really central to The LOFT's mission," said Ryan.

What are you most looking forward to in your experience interning with The LOFT?

Ryan says, "I think honestly, just being in a queer space, and helping other queer members of our community."

Would you rather go on vacation in the mountains or near a beach?

Ryan would rather go to the mountains because, "I hate the beach!" they said.

Favorite Book/TV Show/Movie?

Ryan recently watched "Carol" (2015) for the first time and they really liked it!

Favorite Color?

Ryan's favorite colors are earth tones. Sage green and browns are his favorite. He says, "I think earth tones are very calm and grounded."

Any words to Live By?

"If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else!" - RuPaul