Thank you on Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021, is today and all we can say is THANK YOU

The LOFT is incredibly fortunate to have people like you who not only donate on Giving Tuesday but support us in big and small ways all year round!

THANK YOU, because of supporters like you--we can do the work of strengthening and building up our LGBTQ+ Community. 


Happy Hanukkah

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center would like to wish all who celebrate a very Happy Hanukkah!


New TransMission Recipients!

The LOFT is proud to announce 14 awardees for Cycle 2 of the TransMission scholarship program! TransMission is a national scholarship that provides funding to offset transition-related expenses for trans and non-binary community members. In Cycle 2, The LOFT was able to award a total of $6,000 in scholarships!
Learn more about the Cycle 2 awardees and this important program here.


Silver Connections Thanksgiving Luncheon!

In-Person Meeting | 11:30am—1:00pm 

Join The Silver Connections' Thanksgiving Luncheon for our LGBTQ+ 55+ community!

Come hungry and enjoy our full Thanksgiving spread: Turkey and all the trimmings! 

For seniors, limited space, RSVP requested:

email: [email protected] or call 914-948-2932 ext 13.

 Learn more, click here


Holiday Parties at The LOFT!



The LOFT's Holiday Party Week 

December 13-17, 2021| Monday-Friday |6:00-7:30 PM 

The LOFT 252 Bryant Ave. White Plains, NY 10605


Let's make some Holiday Cheer together! We are looking so forward to connecting with each and every one of you, so find a day/pick a party and join us!  Hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Each party guest will receive a special gift!

With your safety in mind, each party is capped at 30 participants, so an RSVP is required. Free to attend, so that we can include everyone, we kindly ask that each person only attend one party. 

Free to attend| RSVP required | All attendees must be vaccinated


Honoring TDOR and Understanding Its Significance

"Why We Honor TDOR" Check out the latest article from OUTSpoken, The LOFT's Community Blog.

In the latest article, Kira Lingala shares the important impact that all of us can have in lifting up our TGNCNB Family. Click here, to read the article.


The LOFT is also hosting a TDOR ceremony, open to all.  For more information, click here.


Governor Hochul signs affirming LGBTQ+ legislation into law!

We applaud Governor Kathy Hochul for signing these very important pieces of legislation that affirm our safety, rights, respect, and dignity. THANK YOU, Governor (and you have an open invitation to speak at The LOFT!)
Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation at the LGBT Community Center aimed at expanding protections for the LGBTQ+ community and those who have been victims of sex trafficking.
The START Act relates to vacating convictions for offenses committed due to being a victim of sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and compelling prostitution. Bill S.5325/A.6193 requires utility companies to allow customers to use their preferred name and pronouns.
"As we witness attacks on LGBTQ+ rights and protections around the country, New York is once again declaring that we are a state for all - one where we don't needlessly criminalize victims and where our trans, gender non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities are affirmed," Governor Hochul said.
"My administration is committed to equality and safety for everyone and New York is able to lead the way because of the work of our tireless advocates and our partners in the legislature. Together we will continue to build a state that is welcoming to all."



Register NOW for Hope and Healing!

Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day events across the globe. This annual "Survivor Day" allows our community of Loss Survivors to come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through our shared experiences.

The Northeastern Division Chapters of AFSP are working together to present a variety of virtual programs this year to offer you the most meaningful experience possible. Check out the list below to find the program that's best for you.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend.



November 16: FREE HIV/STI Testing

If you need an HIV/STI test, The LOFT is here for you! In partnership with Hudson Valley Community Services we offer free/confidential testing on 3rd Tuesday of every month, at The LOFT from 5:00-8:00 PM. Our next testing day is Tuesday-November 16. Please contact Jamel Gray at [email protected] or call (914)-785-8214 to make an appointment.

TDOR 2021: NOV 20-Saturday

November 20, 2021 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Venue: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center  252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Free Event | All Are Welcome

Program Notes:

5:30 pm: Doors open, meet and greet

6:00-7:00 pm: Ceremony 

7:00-8:30 pm: Refreshments served, supportive gathering space, and general social spaces available.