LGBTQ+ Professionals

LGBTQ+ Professionals is a social group that hosts networking and learning opportunities for LGBTQ+ professionals in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley Region. The LOFT partners with a variety of business-based LGBTQ+ groups to host events throughout the year.  For more information contact [email protected]


Check back at a later date for new event announcements!


Join us for our virtual LGBTQ+ Professional lunchtime series with Career Coach Jim Arnoff


Jim is a Certified Career/Business/Life Coach to the entertainment industry, small business owners, veterans in film and television, women in finance. NYU alumni and the LGBT+ community. Jim is certified by the International Coach Federation and founded the Gay Coaches Collective/NYC.

Jim Arnoff consults as a talent agent having represented television production companies in developing and selling original programming. As a consultant, he shapes pitches, strengthens sizzle reels and works with producers to launch their own production companies.

He practices entertainment law in television, film and digital. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and television packaging agent. Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University School of Law and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

He leads workshops for Veterans in Media and Entertainment, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Out Professionals, StartOut, LeGal (the LGBT Bar Association), Alliance of Women Directors, U.S. Military Academy, Writers Guild of America, Writers Guild Foundation/Veterans Writing Project, New York Women in Film & Televi

sion, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Tisch West Alumni, Gotham Film & Media Institute, NYU Arts & Entertainment Alumni Network, NYU LGBT Alumni Network, NYU Alumni Club of LA, The Entertainment Community Fund, Hollywood Radio & Television Society, Women in Film, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, The Filmshop, Fashion Group International and the Financial Women’s Association, Jim is an adjunct faculty member of the School of Visual Arts ("Pitching Your Scripted Television Series to the Industry Experts") featuring scripted showrunners and network development executives.

He is a member of the New York State, New York City and LGBT Bar Associations. (Website:

Previous Workshops:

May 18 | Virtual | FREE |







March 23rd | Thursday | FREE 









LOFT Social Groups are open groups that welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.

Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants. To donate, click here or text The LOFT to 44321.