Cinema at 7 | New Group | Screening of Green Book | July 1-Saturday | 7:00 PM | The LOFT Campus
Come and join our social group for film buffs! Cinema at 7 is a group that meets at The LOFT and watches both mainstream and contemporary LGBTQ+ films and discusses it afterward.
Free to watch, and free popcorn is served! Cinema At 7 movie nights are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 7:00pm
LGBTQ+ Affirming Roundtable Discussion | The LOFT and Westchester Medical Center | Virtual | Wednesday June 28: 1-2 PM | Free
The LOFT will be participating in a second roundtable discussion, advocating for LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare. If you missed the first discussion with White Plains Hospital, we encourage you to attend this one with Westchester Medical Center.
Having LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare is one of the most important areas for advocacy. Come share your experiences, ask questions and together let's talk about solutions that lead to a better future for us all!
That's a wrap on Westchester Pride 2023! THANK YOU to everyone who made this the biggest and most special Pride we've ever had!
We are so deeply blessed to live in such an amazing and LGBTQ+ affirming place like Westchester County, NY! Special thanks to our Premiere Sponsor, TD Bank, and Presenting Sponsor Leonard Litz for all of the support.
Special thanks to Westchester County Government and County Executive George Latimer!
TSHV Workshop: Obsidian Voices: A Highlight of POC and Trans Voices
Open Mic Night | Mazzy's Bar |JUNE 29-Thursday | 7-9 PM | FREE to attend
Obsidian Voices is back! June isn't just for Pride but also a celebration of Juneteenth. Join us for the powerful spoken word event, express yourself with your poetry, or come to listen, to hear, to absorb the power of POC expression. Enjoy the evening with the community at The LOFT's newest Business Partner, Mazzy's Bar--a safe space for Queer gatherings!
Mazzy's Bar: 559 Gramatan Street | Mount Vernon, NY 10562 | 7-9 PM
OUT at The Movies: Pride Screening of Funeral Parade of Roses, Q&A with writer Kyle Turner| Monday, June 26th Screening at 7:00pm followed by Q&A | Jacob Burns Film Center | Free Tickets Available
Join us for an exciting film that delves into TransFeminine identities in 1960's Japan! Long unavailable in the U.S., director Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara. Stanley Kubrick cited the film as a direct influence on his own dystopian classic A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
Free tickets available, email [email protected] (first come, first serve-while supplies last).
There are only 10 more days of Pride Month left! How lucky are we to live and celebrate in an LGBTQ+ affirming area!? The Lower Hudson Valley has exploded with Pride events all month long and even if you missed the big ones like Westchester Pride or Yonkers Pride, there are still many other events to attend. Whether you want something small, or specific, or large like NYC Pride, there's something for everyone.
Check our resource guide that has the complete list!
Virtual Conversation: LGBTQ+ Identities: What we're afraid to tell you and why | White Plains Hospital & The LOFT|| June 22-Thurs | Virtual | 3-4 PM | Free | bit.ly/WPHxTHELOFT
How many experiences in a medical setting have you had where you've been afraid to disclose something related to your sexual orientation? How many times were you misgendered or mistreated because of your gender identity?
The LOFT in partnership with Westchester Pride Sponsor, White Plains Hospital is having those conversations with, "LGBTQ+ Identities: What we're afraid to tell you and why." Join the discussion as we share practical ways medical staff can work to understand our needs and create an affirming and safe environment.
OUT at The Movies | Screening: The Watermelon Woman, and short Home Movie | Jacob Burns Film Center | Group gathers at 6:40 pm for 7:00 PM Screening | Free tickets available: [email protected]
The Pride Screenings continue! Come and join the cinematic fun with the screening of:
The Watermelon Woman
Re-released for its 20th anniversary in a pristine 2K HD restoration, The Watermelon Woman is the story of a 20-something black lesbian (played by director Cheryl Dunye) struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930s black film actress. A landmark of New Queer Cinema, it’s “funny and smart, full of astute observations about identity and history,” says the Village Voice. “Dunye’s audacious, joyous debut feature captures the process of falling hopelessly in love with the movies.”
Using her family’s home movies and her talent for parody, Jan Oxenberg gives herself a cheerful lesbian childhood. “The thing I liked best about being a cheerleader was being with the other cheerleaders . . . the football match was just an excuse.”
Special thanks to Community Partner, Jacob Burns Film Center!
The LOFT will be closed on Monday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth. Please check the calendar for group listings. If you require assistance, please use our Help Line: [email protected] or call 914-948-2932 ext. 13 and someone will get back to you upon our return.