The COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN! 14 DAYS
WORKSHOP SPOTLIGHT: Community Workshop: Foundational Principles in the Development of Intimate Relationships for TGNCNB folks | 10-11:15 AM for Ages 18+
Forming intimate relationships can be both exciting and scary at the same time. Often, we don't know where to start or how to approach others about sex and intimacy. Join Gina Pellicci (she/her) and Evelyn Parker (they/she) from Inner Lakes Therapy as they discuss important principles in developing intimate relationships for the TGNCNB community. This workshop includes describing the principles and gives tips on how to apply them. Participants will have time to share their thoughts on each principle with the group. Due to the nature of this workshop, it will be intended for folks who are 18 and older.
Come join us for The Hudson Valley TransForum, the largest regional conference providing resources for the Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary community, service providers, and allies!
Silver Connections Friendsgiving Luncheon | Tuesday November 21, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM | LOFT Campus | Free Admission | RSVP appreciated
Join us for our annual Silver Connections Friendsgiving Luncheon. Enjoy some turkey, side dishes, and dessert. Laugh with friends as we reminisce about the year, and share what we're grateful for.
Silver Connections is The LOFT's LGBTQ+ 55+ Senior Outreach Program.
Day 2: Hudson Valley TransForum:
Night of Resilience
NOVEMBER 18, 2023-SAT. | 6:30-9:30 PM | LOFT Campus 252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, 10605
Night of Resilience is a community celebration of TGNCNB strength, joy, art, creativity and resiliency. Held annually after the Hudson Valley Trans Forum, all are welcome to join in the party!
Day 1: Hudson Valley TransForum
NOVEMBER 17, 2023-FRIDAY | 9-4 PM | SUNY Westchester Community College: Gateway Center 75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595: Use Parking Lot 1, parking is free
The Hudson Valley TransForum is open to all: service providers, allies, and community members! Join workshops that educate on the latest physical and mental health issues, boosting gender euphoria, becoming a better ally, and more! Free to attend, lunch and breakfast served; RSVP kindly appreciated.
Early Voting in Westchester County began October 28th! FUN FACT: Westchester County registered voters can cast their ballot at ANY of the twenty-four (24) designated early voting locations in Westchester.
We encourage all community members to study the issues and candidates. Local issues can often have a greater day-to-day impact on your life than federal-wide elections.
Know the issues. Know your candidates. Make your voice heard: VOTE.
"Spooktacular LOFT Families Fall Fest" | October 29th-Sunday | 2- 4 pm | FREE at The LOFT: 252 Bryant Ave, WP, NY, 10605 |Games | Activities | Refreshments | Trunk or Treat
Join us for a bewitching Halloween experience like no other! The Spooktacular LOFT Families Fall Fest is a Halloween event dedicated to LGBTQ+ families and youth. This event aims to provide a safe, welcoming, and celebratory environment where families can come together to enjoy an afternoon of spooky fun, creative expression, and community bonding.
Gaymes Night-Costume Fun!
October 28-SAT | 7-10 PM | LOFT Campus | Free Admission
Join us on the Saturday before Halloween for GAYMES NIGHT! Wear a costume and get into the spirit as we play our favorite board and card games! (Costume is 100% optional).
Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy and/or share. You also have the option to buy pizza slices ($2.50/slice) cash only.
TRANSTOBER FEST! FRIDAY-OCT 27 | 7:30-9:30 PM | FREE Admission |Mazzy’s Bar |559 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10552 | 21 and older
Join the funnest party for Halloween, Transtober Fest, a celebration of our TGNCNB community and Halloween! Come and enjoy a lively atmosphere of games, costume contests, good drinks, and laughter at LOFT Night Out venue, Mazzy's Bar. Open to all who are Trans Affirming. Free to join, for menu prices please visit Mazzy's Page.
Join Out At The Movies for the screening of NYAD
NYAD |October 25-Wednesday @ 7:05 PM |Jacob Burns Film Center |Group gathers at 6:50pm, 7:05pm Screening
2023. 120 m. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin. Netflix. US. English. Rated PG-13.
A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship, and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in the life of world-class athlete Diana Nyad. Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sports journalist, at the age of 60, Diana (four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening) becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110 mile trek from Cuba to Florida, often referred to as the “Mount Everest” of swims. Determined to become the first person to finish the swim without a shark cage, Diana goes on a thrilling, four-year journey with her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster) and a dedicated sailing team.
You've seen the headlines, you know our community is under attack. You also know that things here in Westchester are good, for now, but that can all change with an election. Today, October 23, 2023 is the last day to register so that you can vote on November 7th. The LOFT encourages all of its community members to read up on the local issues, school board issues, state, and federal issues.
Make your voice heard, register, and vote. Click below to get started on registration