LOFT Trainings & Presentations

*Due to a high volume of requests, LOFT trainings, workshops and presentations between now and October 2023 are fully booked. We highly encourage completing our request form here, and a member of The LOFT staff will reach out upon your submission to coordinate your LGBTQ+ educational program for the Fall. Thank you!

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


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 Sarah Mazzella at [email protected] | 914-948-2932 ext 23


Possible Training Areas:

  • LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency
  • Transgender 101
  • Non-Binary 101
  • Understanding Pronouns
  • Becoming an LGBTQ+ Ally
  • Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ+ Relationships
  • LGBTQ+ Aging
  • TGNCNB Health Access


"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