Supreme Court Fallout

Read The Newest Article in OUTSpoken!

On Friday, June 30th, the Supreme Court decided business owners could now legally discriminate against LGBTQ+ Americans and even other protected classes, such as BIPOC communities and women.

The case, 303 Creative v. Elenis, concerns a website designer, Lorie Smith, who argued that Colorado’s anti-discrimination law would compel her to design a website for a gay couple, violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to express support for something she was against.

In his majority opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch displayed his affinity for what might seem like subtle nuance and plain language. In reality, his verbal gymnastics could very well serve as the foundation for a complete breakdown in civil rights protections...

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OUT At The Movies: Theater Camp

Sleeper Hit of Summer!?

OUT AT THE MOVIES: Theater Camp | July 23-SUNDAY | Jacob Burns Film Center| Group gathers at 4:20pm, 4:40pm Screening | Group discussion at nearby diner (optional)
Everyone is talking about Barbie and Oppenheimer, but could The NYTimes Critic's Pick, Theater Camp be the sleeper hit of the Summer!?  The rave reviews keep coming in and has social media buzzing and gushing!  Escape the heat and join us SUNDAY as we enjoy good cinema and popcorn in a refreshingly cool movie theater!  Tickets can be purchased online.
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JULY LGBTQ+ Cancer Awareness

 

 

HPV or the human papillomavirus is a common virus that can cause some types of cancer and infections. The HPV vaccine is safe and effective in preventing cervical cancer, anal cancer, throat cancer and anal warts. While many who identify as LGBTQ+ fear discrimination when seeking health care, there are health care providers who are welcoming and inclusive.


CLICK THIS LINK for a list of providers who care about LGBTQ+ health and provide cancer screening services even if you don’t have
insurance.


#QueerHealthIsPower

El VPH o el virus del papiloma humano es un virus común que se transmite por contacto de piel a piel y es un riesgo para todas las personas LGBTQ+ que tienen relaciones sexuales. La vacuna contra el VPH y los exámenes regulares de detección de cáncer son las formas más sencillas de reducir el VPH y los cánceres relacionados con el VPH, incluidos los cánceres de cuello uterino, anal y oral. Hable con su médico acerca de vacunarse contra el VPH. Todas las vacunas son confidenciales. Si necesita un médico que se preocupe por la salud LGBTQ+ y brinde servicios de detección de cáncer incluso si no tiene seguro, haga clic en este enlace 

#SaludQueerEsPoder

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Guest Speaker for Spirituality Group!

Empowering Personal Spirituality with Rev. Dr. Raymond Anderson | TUESDAY, July 18, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM | Guest Speaker for The LOFT's Spirituality Support and Discussion Group | Virtual & Free 

Join us with special guest speaker, Dr. Anderson as he shares with the group his approach and spiritual viewpoint on developing, nurturing, and empowering one's personal form of spirituality.  

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Get Updates on New Housing

LGBTQ+ Senior Housing Page is now up!  
You've probably read the headlines by now. The LOFT is building a new center and above will be brand new affordable senior, LGBTQ+ Affirming housing.  We've created a page where you can put your name down to get updates and information on the progress of the building and when applications will become available.
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Due For Your Next Screening?

Summer is the time for fun at the beach, concerts, holiday travel and so much more! Now is the perfect time for your next STI screening. Stay safe all summer long, and get tested!

Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm by appointment only.  Next date: JULY 18th-TUES. Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

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Need Some Excitement?

JOIN the LGBTQ+ Rock Climbing Group 
Looking for a way to get healthy, meet new people, and do something fun and exciting--then try Rock Climbing with The LOFT's LGBTQ+ Rock Climbing Group in partnership with the amazing folx at The Cliffs of Valhalla.
The group meets MONDAY, July 17th from 7-9 PM
This Monday is an all-ages welcome event.
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Cinema at 7: Harriet

Cinema at 7: Screens Harriet | July 15-Saturday, 7:00 PM at The LOFT | Free Popcorn served | FREE

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Harriet is a 2019 American biographical film directed by Kasi Lemmons, who also wrote the screenplay with Gregory Allen Howard. It stars Cynthia Erivo as abolitionist Harriet Tubman, with Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Janelle Monáe in supporting roles.

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LOFT Non Binary Night OUT FRIDAY

The LOFT's  Annual Non-Binary Night Out
 Friday, July 14th, from 6-8pm | FREE | Food | Games | Art | Open Mic | Gift Cards

Come and join our 4th Annual celebration of International Non-Binary Peoples' Day. Non-Binary Night Out is an all-ages event that will feature an open mic, art & music activities, multiplayer gaming (bring your Switch controllers), and refreshments. Healthcare providers will be on-site to provide sexual health screenings and receive a $25 CVS e-gift card. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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New LOFT Group

Queer Voices| New Group | General Interest Meeting | July 27-Thursday | 7:00-8:30 PM | The LOFT Campus

The LOFT is interested in creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ songwriters, and performers to share music and support one another.  Come and join this information session to share your feedback on what you think would make this space supportive and beneficial.

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