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Vaccines, Drag Queens, & More - Get Vaccinated & Get Other Goodies Too!

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News About The LOFT's Re-Opening Plan

 

Starting July 1 The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center will begin re-opening its physical campus to our community!

In this early phase, we are inviting small and specific groups first, our youngest and oldest with Rainbow Clubhouse and Silver Connections and other smaller groups like One Voice, our Peer Support Group for those living with HIV.  From there, we will gradually scale up and begin inviting larger groups until we are 100% phased in as a physical campus again.  We also want to share that we still plan to maintain our digital campus.  It will be re-calibrated so that we can have the right balance between in-person meetings and virtual meetings, for those who cannot make it in-person.  

As we get closer to July, we will begin communicating more specifics...so stay tuned!

Have questions regarding The LOFT's re-opening plan? Email our Helpline at [email protected] or call us at 914-948-2932 ext 13.

We're so excited to finally see everyone in person again!

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Drag Queen Story Hour with Angel Elektra & Shay D'Pines

Join Westchester Drag Superstars Angel Elektra and Shay D'Pines for a Drag Queen Story Hour!

These Drag Queens will be reading This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish Swish Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess, and the Kindness Book by Todd Parr. This event is open to children and families. Adults in attendance must be accompanied by a child.

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ACT(ion) Out: A Community Conversation with Tanya Tassi & Westchester County DA Mimi Rocah

Sunday, June 13th, 11:00am-12:00pm

Come and hear National LGBTQ+ Rights speaker Tanya Tassi's inspiring message around empowering and protecting our LGBTQ+ rights. Join the community conversation, listen to what other folx have to say and add your voice to the mix!

There's also a special appearance by Westchester County DA, Mimi Rocah. She will share more about the hate crimes initiative specific to Westchester and how the department is working to protect the LGBTQ+ Community!

There will also be a surprise that we can't wait to share with you!

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Cured Watch Party & Q+A Panel

JUNE 24, 2021-THURSDAY | Watch Party: 6:30-7:50 PM | Q&A Panel: 8:00-9:00 PM| VIRTUAL-FREE

Meet the LGBTQ activists who refused to accept psychiatry's mental illness label of homosexuality and changed history.
This award-winning documentary chronicles the battle waged by a small group of activists who declared war against a formidable institution — and won a crucial victory in the modern movement for LGBTQ equality.

Screening the documentary will be free from June 19 to June 25 for all those who register. An optional donation is welcomed, a portion of which will benefit The LOFT.

Thursday, June 24th, 6:30 PM watch the film with LOFT staff and community members as a group on zoom

8 pm Q&A Panel with Co-Director and Mental Health Community Activists

Panelists:
Sharon Regan Masciovecchio, NAMI Westchester Inc.
Dr Charles Silverstein, activist, psychologist and former Westchester public school teacher who appears in the film
Co-Director of the film Patrick Sammon

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Westchester Pride - Ballroom Extravaganza!

A Ballroom Extravaganza! Our collaboration with ArtsWestchester is back for Westchester Pride with TWO events! Come and join the wildly popular series: "The Pride Ballroom Event' and 'The Art of Lip Sync.

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We Are More

The LOFT is so excited to share with you our "We Are More" campaign.

Living for 15 months in a pandemic has taught us so much. What has it taught you?

For us, we've learned that we are more than the sum of our parts. Thanks to you, we are building a better, safer, and stronger tomorrow!
Come and join us! LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, MeetUp, and LinkedIn.

Explore our website to learn more and connect with us!

Special thanks to the Leonard-Litz LGBTQ Foundation for their generous support of The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center.


 


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Let's Catch Up - Staff Spotlights

It's been a hot minute since we've been together, so we thought we'd share a little about ourselves.  Staff Spotlight shows you some of who we are!
Check out how the staff practices self-care during this stressful time!

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You Are Not Alone

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and sadly the LGBTQ+ Community is not immune from this and other forms of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
The LOFT's Rebuilding Rainbows program can help.

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