LOFT Mourns Jill Sallie's Passing

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center mourns the passing of Jill Sallie. Jill joined The LOFT as a facilitator in 2019 for the center's LGBTQ+ Grief and Loss Peer Support Group. During her time leading the group, she did so with compassion, empathy, and with an understanding of the complexities that were a part of the grieving process for members of our community.
In March 2020, when the group pivoted to meeting on zoom, Jill's impact reached even more people as the group was utilized by community members both locally and around the country who were grappling with the COVID pandemic. Due to health reasons, Jill had to step away from the group in the Fall of 2022. Her kindness and gentle spirit was comforting to so many during their time of loss and now we celebrate Jill's life.
Funeral services will take place on Monday, April 10th. Viewing services will be from 11am-12pm and the funeral service will be from 12pm-1pm.
Camelot Funeral Home
174 Stevens Ave
Mt Vernon, NY 10550

Out At The Movies: JOYLAND

OUT at The Movies: JOYLAND

April 14-FRIDAY | Group gathers at 6:40 PM for 7:00 PM Screening | Jacob Burns Film Center | We encourage everyone to buy tickets in advance, online

 Joyland explores the many sides of love and desire in a patriarchal society. Gentle and timid Haider (Ali Junejo) lives with his wife Mumtaz (Rasti Farooq), his father, and his elder brother’s family in Lahore, Pakistan. Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider finally lands a job at a Bollywood-style burlesque, telling his family he is a theater manager, when in actuality he is a backup dancer. This unusual position shakes up the steadfast traditional dynamics of his household, enabling Haider to break out of his shell. As he acclimates to the new job, Haider becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman Biba (Alina Khan) who runs the show; an unforeseen partnership that opens his eyes—and ultimately his worldview—in ways both unexpected and intimate.


Westchester County is LGBTQ+ Affirming

March 31, 2023 (Westchester County Municipal Building, White Plains, NY) Westchester County Executive, George Latimer signs an Executive Order affirming the safety and support of the LGBTQ+ Community. The LOFT was given the Proclamation by CE Latimer.
Westchester County Government is affirming of the LGBTQ+ community! Many thanks to Westchester County Executive George Latimer for affirming support for the community on such a special day!
Happy TDOV !🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🦄

LOFT Night OUT is Thurs April 13th!

LOFT Night OUT | April 13-Thursday | 7-9 PM | Sing Sing Kills Brewery, Ossining, NY | Free Admission

LOFT Night OUT is switching gears with Queer Music Night, featuring an exciting mix of punk and country! Come listen to Paisley Fields, Larah Helayne, and The LOFT's Artist in Residence, Christina Picciano's band All My Friends!

LOFT Night OUT will be at Sing Sing Kills Brewery.  Admission is free, and menu pricing for food and beverages is available on their website.


Westchester County Dept of Health Presents Award To The LOFT

March 30th, 2023 (Scarsdale Public Library) The LOFT would like to thank The Westchester County Department of Health and County Executive George Latimer for the Special Recognition Award presented to The LOFT for our Outstanding Response to the MPOX Outbreak.  During the Summer of 2022, The LOFT in partnership with the DOH, mobilized a rapid response series of clinics at The LOFT offering vaccines to our high-risk community members.  The LOFT was the first LGBTQ+ Center in the nation to host Mpox vaccine clinics at its center. With this initiative we are able to provide 9 clinics and over 700 inoculations, helping to blunt the spread of the MPOX outbreak.  

We are so grateful to be recognized for this award, and most importantly--grateful to the Westchester County Department of Health for partnering with us to empower our community!


Read The press release by clicking here 


Get Ready--Westchester Pride 2023 is coming!

It's Coming!

WESTCHESTER PRIDE | June 4, 2023 | 12-5 PM | Court Street b/n Martine & Main | White Plains, NY 

Summer isn't too far off--and of course, that means PRIDE!  Mark your calendars because THE official PRIDE celebration for Westchester County is back, June 4th-Sunday.  Stay tuned for announcements on entertainment, and ALL the fun and goodies we're planning!

In the meantime, are you a small business or a large LGBTQ+ Affirming corporation and want to become a sponsor or have a vendor table--now is the time to do it!


County Executive Latimer Affirms Support for LGBTQ+ Community

Good News! Westchester County Government Executive George Latimer will be signing an Executive Order in support of Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), affirming the county's support for the LGBTQ+ Community.
Westchester County is a HUGE LGBTQ+ Safe Haven because of champion allies like County Executive Latimer. LOFT staff will be present at the signing, please show your support by joining the LIVE Facebook Link this Friday, March 31, 2023 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

What Does Trans Visibility Mean?

Trans Support of The Hudson Valley Workshop|  March 30-Thu|12:30-2:30 PM | Free Admission | Free Lunch Served

What Does Trans Visibility Mean? Trans representation has hit the mainstream like never before and we are taking note! What does it mean for our community with so much exposure? Come and join Trans Support of The Hudson Valley's March workshop: "Real Talk: Discussion of Trans Visibility in Mainstream Media."

Come and enjoy lunch with us, get tested and receive a $25 e-card voucher and join the discussion!* In-person event only


SPRINGFEST: April 22-Saturday

April 22-Saturday | 6-9 PM | LOFT Campus

Volunteers-Free | $10 in advance | $20 at door

SpringFest, a celebration of our volunteers, is back for 2023 with a dinner and dance party! Come for a delicious dinner and dance the night away with our house DJ!  Can we mention that it's the funnest party ever with goodies and giveaways, too!? Join us as we thank our volunteers for everything they do in building up our community.

If you've volunteered in the past year, you get in for free (but make sure to RSVP with Stevie), tickets in advance are $10 and $20 at the door.


Thank You for Coming!

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at last night's Open House Celebration (March 23, 2023)

We had so much fun with you! Our cup is filled!!! 💗💗💗Last night our center was filled to the brim with love, laughter, and connection. All of you remind us of the power of coming together and building community. We love all of you!
We estimated 100+ people joined the event!