LOFT Trainings & Presentations

The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center offers LGBTQ+ trainings, workshops, and presentations to organizations wishing to enhance their services and supports for the LGBTQ+ community.

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The LOFT is an expert in LGBTQ+ needs and experiences, and strives to further the center's mission to Advocate, Educate and Celebrate the diverse LGBTQ+ community. LOFT Staff members are available on an as-needed basis.

To schedule a training, please complete The LOFT's Professional Training Request Form here.

For questions, contact Shepard Verbas at (914) 948-2932 x13 or [email protected]


Possible Training Areas:

  • LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency
  • Transgender 101
  • Non-Binary 101
  • Becoming an LGBT Ally
  • Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ+ Relationships
  • LGBTQ+ Aging
  • TGNC Health

Testimonials:

"The informative teaching session given to us by Shepard and Jesse from The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center was very educational and brought a lot of ideas, with both substantial and in-depth knowledge together with case studies.  This was one of the best training workshops on the Transgender community I have ever attended. The materials & facilitation were excellent and learning in our personal environment made the training very comfortable. I very much liked the approach. I recommend this training to all those in the fertility fields who want to learn more about the topics of Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sex Assigned at Birth, just to name a few as well as understand on a human level some of the daily struggles of the Transgender community.  We would welcome the LOFT back for future training sessions anytime and look forward to a wonderful relationship with the LOFT."

-Michele Faust of CT Fertility, Transgender Fertility and Best Practice Training