In the latest edition of OutSpoken, former LOFT intern Keiran Elden explores his/her/their gender identity. Through a labyrinth of labels and information, trial and error they search for the meaning of their own gender identity. What fits, what doesn't it? Find inspiration in Keiran's journey as she/he/they work to discover the truest nature of themselves. This personal essay also marks the annual celebration of International Non-Binary Day, July 14.
Monday, July 11, 2022 from 5:30PM-6:30PM
The New York State Department of Health and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will host a virtual town hall to provide a situational update on the evolving monkeypox outbreak in New York City and New York State. To date, most diagnoses have been among men who identify as gay, bisexual, or men who have sex with men. Engagement with the affected community is key to an effective response.
New York State and New York City health officials are eager to engage directly in dialogue with organizations, representatives, and advocates from New York’s LGBTQ+ community about the current outbreak as well as our response; to address outstanding questions; to share existing resources; and to gather feedback which will continue to inform our response.
We invite you to join New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., and New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan, M.D., Ph.D., as we discuss this evolving monkeypox outbreak affecting New Yorkers as well as the NYS/NYC response.
Questions can be submitted ahead of time by emailing [email protected]
OUTSpoken contributor Nick Sapienza explores the ramifications this poses for women and queer people who no longer have their critical reproductive rights.
A special shout-out to all of our AMAZING Volunteers, Sponsors, and Vendors who made Westchester Pride so special! Our sponsors and vendors are doing an incredible job of supporting the LGBTQ+Enjoy Community, in turn, please consider showing them love and support them too! Enjoy the photos and the memories of coming together and celebrating in downtown White Plains, NY. Special thanks to TD Bank, Leonard Litz, Westchester County Government, County Executive Latimer, and the city of White Plains, NY!!!
It has been an incredible and amazing Pride Season! We are so grateful to the community for all the support, love, and connection that has happened since kicking off Pride! Today, Friday, July 8, we're taking a small break so that all of our staff can recharge their batteries. Please note that The LOFT Center will be closed on Friday, July 8th, 2022. Lunch with The LOFT is canceled and LSN is still meeting at the normal time. For general inquiries contact The LOFT's HelpLine at [email protected] or #914-948-2932 x13.
We will be returning to the center on Monday, July 11th, business as usual.
The LOFT is proud to be the subject of CBS's Pride News campaign, "See Us." Have a look and learn more about what we do for our community, and how so many benefit. This video is a beautiful reminder that in all our stories we are one, we are the rainbow of humanity. Thank you to all of our community members, volunteers, and staff who participated. Thank you to CBS NY and Dana Tyler who used their platform to share our story with the nation.
Non-Binary Night Out | July 14, 7-9 PM | LOFT Campus 252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY
The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center welcomes you to its third annual celebration of International Non-Binary Day with Non-Binary Night Out. Come meet friends, mix, mingle, and enjoy an evening of lite food and a welcoming community. Open to all, RSVP is greatly appreciated.
The LOFT is excited to announce four new members to its Board of Directors. This past Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at The Board's Annual Meeting, The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center elected Valerie Danielle, Steve Kollias, Jamaul Webster, and Dan Weiller to its Board of Directors. Read the full Press Release
Thursday, July 21| 6-8 PM | Sonesta White Plains-66 Hale Ave | LOFT Members and Business Partners who RSVP- Receive Free Admission, General Admission $10
Join us for the Summer LGBTQ+ Professional Mixer. Come network, mix and mingle, catch up with business colleagues and make new contacts! Lite refreshments and cash bar.
Gary O'Brien's latest essay explores the very first time he summoned the courage to venture to Fire Island. What would teenage Gary see and experience? What importance do our sacred LGBTQ+ spaces hold for each one of us as we sanctify our identities for the first time in the presence of others who are just like us? My First Time is a loving essay to the youth in each of us who brave forward to discovering who we are.