The LOFT Celebrates Asexual Awareness Week!

October 24-30, 2021 is #ACEweek, Asexual Awareness Week and The LOFT is proud to celebrate and support the Asexual (Aces)and Aromantic (Aros) Community! 💜🖤🤍

The LOFT holds space every 2nd Saturday of the month for ACES Westchester, a support group for the Aces and Aros Community.

There are also a variety of virtual events happening this week hosted by Ace Week You can find them here: https://aceweek.org/
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The LOFT Celebrates Intersex Awareness Day!

October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day. Intersex people have bodies that are just a little different, compared to the two usual paths of human sex development. All this month, interACT Youth advocates are telling their #MyIntersexBody stories.
Allies: YOU can help show up for intersex people! 📢✨
Visit bit.ly/IAday19 for a list of 26 things, big and small, you can do in honor of 10/26.
To learn more visit interACT!
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JOIN US-In Person Halloween Party🎃

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER PARTY HAS BEEN MOVED To WEDNESDAY OCT 27, 2021 11:30-1:00 PM

 

NEW DATE: WEDNESDAY-OCT 27 | 11:30-1:00 PM | In-Person at The LOFT

Come join the fun at The LOFT's next Silver Connections Lunch and Learn Halloween Party!  

Wear a costume, enjoy the lite lunch provided by us and have some good ol' Halloween fun!

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The LOFT Supports #SpiritDay

 


Today is #spiritday and The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Centers stands firm against bullying. We need our schools and workplace environments to be spaces where LGBTQ+ folx can learn, grow and thrive and not worry about being bombarded by harassment and abuse.
Come and join us in supporting Spirit Day!
According to GLAAD:
LGBTQ youth disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Each year, millions go purple for Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Pledging to “go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — global and local brands and companies, world leaders, celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with youth and to take part in the largest, most visible LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign in the world.


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Celebrating International Pronoun Day!

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center is PROUD to support and celebrate International Pronoun Day!

From Pronouns.org
International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.
Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.

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It's CENTER AWARENESS DAY!

Take a Virtual Tour of The LOFT's campus.  See how our campus is configured, meet the amazing team that brings you the services and programs enjoyed by our community in The Hudson Valley and beyond!

 


CELEBRATING CENTER AWARENESS DAY!

 

What is LGBT Center Awareness Day?


October 19 is the day that LGBT Center Awareness Day is celebrated.


This day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of LGBT Centers on communities
world-wide. LGBT issues are gaining wider exposure in local, national and global arenas. LGBT
Center Awareness Day is an opportunity for us to collectively create a greater awareness of the
impact of LGBT centers in their communities and on their campuses; to acknowledge
supporters and volunteers; and to educate people about our mission and our accomplishments.
We celebrate LGBT centers that operate both in communities and on college campuses. LGBT
Community Centers are embedded in their local communities. LGBT Campus Centers and
Offices are embedded in college campuses, providing support and education to the college
community. Together, we celebrate the great work that both types of centers do, and
encourage campus and community centers to connect with each other.


Why is LGBT Center Awareness Day important?


LGBT Community Centers serve over 43,500 individuals in a typical week and refer over 6,000
individuals to other agencies for services and assistance.
They are often the only staffed non-profit LGBT presence in the area and the first point of
contact for people seeking information, coming out, accessing services or organizing for social
change.


Over 210 college campuses across the U.S. and Canada support an LGBT center or office,
meaning that they collectively serve 4 million college students.
Campus centers provide information and referrals to students, staff, faculty, and community
members. They often provide training, resources, and advocacy.


LGBT Center Awareness Day is an opportunity to spotlight the great work that centers do, both
on campus and in communities, and to highlight the (sometimes life-saving) services that they
provide

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Grab Your Popcorn! 🍿

The LOFT WATCH PARTY: FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994

October 29-FRIDAY 7:00 PM


Grab your popcorn🍿 and find a comfy spot and join The LOFT's Watch Party: Halloween Edition!🎃 All are welcome! This month the group will be watching: "Fear Street/ Part One 1994"
No extra technology needed, just log on to Zoom and we'll do the rest!
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Check Out These Artist Resources!

Are you an artist looking for support, have a look at these resources and see if they may be right for you!

Learn with Lambda’s Queery Series is here! Join the four-part program aimed at demystifying the publishing process for LGBTQ+ writers.

(Part 1 of 4): Finding an Agent for Your Fiction LGBTQ Book Monday, October 25th, 2021 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET

Click here to learn more.

NYFA announces 2022 Applications for Art Grants.

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein.

This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.

Click here to learn more.

 

ArtsWestchester provides helpful resources to both arts-loving residents and visitors, arts organizations, and artists who are living or working in the County.

ArtsWestchester’s Arts Deals program gives people the chance to discover Westchester’s robust offerings with discounts to local arts events. Artists can also benefit from local opportunities and calls for artwork, job resources, professional development opportunities, and connections to cultural agencies and organizations.

Click here to learn more.

 

 

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'Let’s do the Time Warp Again!'

Join 20-Somethings for a Virtual Halloween Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show on Wednesday, October 20th starting at 7:30pm!
Wear your favorite costumes, dance, and shout out your favorites lines with the campy, cult classic!
Our showing is open to any LGBTQ+ identified person between the ages of 20-29.
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TRANSTOBER FEST Announced!

Transtober Fest is an outdoor fall-themed fair for transgender, gender non-conforming & non-binary (TGNCNB) community of all ages. (under 18 attendees must be accompanied by an adult)

Friends & family of TGNCNB community members are welcome. Click to learn about all the fun stuff planned!

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