The Must See Oscar Nominated Movie CLOSE

Nominated for Best International Feature at the 2023 Academy Awards®

Leo and Remi are two 13-year-old best friends, whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Lukas Dhont’s second film is an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, and heartbreak and healing.

Out At The Movies

February 21, Tuesday |Group meets at 7:00 PM | Screening at 7:15 PM | Groups gather at local eatery afterward to discuss film (optional).

At Jacob Burns Film Center | The LOFT Men's Support Group to join OUT At The Movies.

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PrideWorks: Power To The Youth

PrideWorks 2023
The Annual Conference for LGBTQ Youth & their Allies
Wed., March 15, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM | Pace University – Pleasantville Campus

If you haven't been before, it is quite an event. Between 500 and 600 LGBTQ+ and Allied Youth and teachers, parents, and other adults that work with LGBTQ+ youth attend this full-day educational conference.

This year's program is very exciting. With 35 workshops, we are welcoming back a bunch of our favorite presenters and have some folks we're excited to have for the first time.

The LOFT will have a table at the conference and two workshops! Come say Hi!

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Shepard's Farewell Interview

Shepard Verbas, The LOFT's Director of Programs and Services is starting a new chapter in their career and will be moving on from their position as a staff member at the center. The LOFT would like to thank Shepard for their 7 years of dedicated and outstanding service, they will be greatly missed!


We thought we'd share the news about Shepard in OUTSpoken as a way to also celebrate and acknowledge their outstanding service to the community while also giving them a platform to share any final thoughts and messages.

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Join us For Lunch at City Limits Diner!

Tuesday, February 14th from 12:00-1:30pm at City Limits Diner
200 Central Ave, White Plains NY 10606

Join us on Valentine's Day for a Silver Connections Outing at City Limits Diner! Let's come together and celebrate LGBTQ love as we kick-off our monthly Silver Connection's outings! We will meet at the diner at 12pm. Food prices are listed at the restaurant.

This is a program of Silver Connections, The LOFT's program for LGBTQ+ community members ages 55+.

If you want to join us, please let Sophie know at [email protected]

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Let's Eat, Dance, and Sing!

Unity Table: Make a Mixtape Event! | Sunday-Feb 12 | @ LOFT | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM | FREE | Bring Your Own Signature Dish

Join us on Sunday, February 12th for a Galentines, Create Your Own Mix-Tape event! Galentines is a special way to celebrate platonic friendships! Celebrate friendship and love with delicious snacks as we discuss music and create our own mix tapes.

ALL are welcome!

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Black Voices!

"Obsidian Voices" | Poetry Event |  Purchase College in the Harbor Room | February 17th-Friday | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Featuring Njambi Morgan and Cole Rivers

As part of The LOFT's celebration of Black History Month, we invite all to "Obsidian Voices," a poetry event that focuses on Black queer and Trans Artists who will be sharing their art and their experiences. This event will also be holding space for other poets who want to share their art with the audience. Poetry is one of the most beautiful forms of storytelling and some of the greatest storytellers are Black and Queer. Black History Month is a period of reflection and celebration and we want to celebrate our Black queer and trans artist, and all poets at this event!

Please come join us to learn more about the featured poets. Know your status and get an STI test, and earn a $25 gift card e-voucher. 

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Queering Up Black History Month

The Artists LOFT | Monday, February 27th, 2023 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm at The LOFT |  FREE | Bring Your Creativity

Black History Month honors the contributions of black lives, but black queer lives are often overlooked/minimized when discussing The Civil Rights Movement or the contemporary Social Justice Movement. Queer people of color have played key roles in both the Black and LGBTQ+ movements inspiring us with examples of leadership, resilience, and bravery that have uplifted both communities.  February's Artists LOFT is a special workshop designed to highlight the extraordinary contributions of our Black LGBTQ+ leaders through a creative artistic medium.  Join Artist-in-Residence Sphynxx Deity as they guide the workshop participants through the process of activism through creative expression. 

ALL are welcome!

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Can You Spot A Scam?

"Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams" with guest speaker, Sara E. Meyers, Esq.

Tuesday, February 28th | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM | Free


Join elder law attorney Sara E. Meyers, Esq., as she shares her insights on financial elder abuse and senior scams. Ms. Meyers will cover key signs of financial and personal elder abuse, typical scams that are targeted toward the senior population as well as the important estate planning documents to help protect against financial abuse as one ages. 

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OUTWalking February Adventure

Rockwood Hall | Intersection of Phelps Way and Kendal Way, Pleasantville, NY | Free

Sunday | February 12, 2023 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Join us for a beautiful outing around Rockwood Hall, the former estate of William Rockefeller. There is a small parking lot right by the intersection of Phelps Way and Kendal Way just after crossing over Rockwood Rd when arriving from the western end of the park. Rockwood Hall is on the northeastern side of Rockefeller State Park. We will hike approximately 3.5 miles and the trails are suitable for all skill levels.

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Laugh Dance Eat Sing

Remember Mix Tape Parties!?

Unity Table: Make a Mixtape Event! | Sunday-Feb 12 | @ LOFT | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM | FREE | Bring Your Own Signature Dish

Join us on Sunday, February 12th for a Galentines, Create Your Own Mix-Tape event! Galentines is a special way to celebrate platonic friendships! Celebrate friendship and love with delicious snacks as we discuss music and create our own mix tapes.

All are welcome!

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