Marks First Time an LGBTQ+ Community Center Leader Makes The Cut
The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center is proud to share that Executive Director, Judy Troilo was ranked in The 2023 Westchester 100 by City and State NY Magazine. The list is a who's who of the suburban county’s most influential leaders!
According to City & State NY: "Before Judy Troilo became the executive director of The Loft, the county’s largest LGBTQ+ service provider, the organization was not the community staple it is today. Under Troilo, The Loft has increased its operating budget by 400% and tripled its staff to run its over 100 free programs, services and events. In June 2022, Troilo and Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced the groundbreaking of a new senior housing development friendly to LGBTQ+ people. The Loft also puts on Westchester Pride, which attracts 7,000 visitors, and the Hudson Valley Trans Forum."
To read the full list: https://www.cityandstateny.com/power-lists/2023/08/2023-westchester-100/389458/
End of Summer BLOWOUT Party| August 27th-Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM | Tibbetts Brook Park, 355 Midland Ave, Yonkers NY 10704 | Picnic Area #2
Grab some park concessions, or bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages as well as games, blankets, picnic essentials, or anything you'll need for a fabulous outdoor hangout! Join the party before or after a swim.
The LOFT is proud to announce Circle Care Center (CCC) as 2023’s honoree of The Business Ally Award. CCC has stood by The LOFT as an annual sponsor providing critical funding for our programs and services, with plans to join The LOFT in the new location. CCC will open an LGBTQ+ affirming health clinic that will be a part of The LOFT’s new center campus. The LOFT is incredibly grateful for the outstanding work that CCC has done for the LGBTQ+ Community!
Join These A-List Businesses
Join these A-list businesses committed to empowering and supporting the LGBTQ+ Community in Westchester!
Now is the time to consider sponsoring The LOFT Gala. Be a part of this high-octane gala that is history in the making. Sponsorships include a table for 10 along with pre-promotional and on-event promotion support. There is no more formal and powerful way to introduce your business than supporting The Gala.
The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center is proud to announce that for the first time in The LOFT’s history, 2023 will have two recipients for The Edie Windsor & Thea Spyer Equality Award, The Honorable Mondaire Jones, and Westchester County Executive, George Latimer.
Both lawmakers and leaders have made extraordinary contributions that have directly impacted and empowered The LOFT and so many lives of our LGBTQ+ community! We hope you can join us on Friday, September 22, 2023, as we celebrate these incredible community champions.
Celebrated filmmaker Ira Sachs (Love is Strange) makes a breathtaking return with Passages, a fresh, honest, and brutally funny take on messy modern relationships starring Franz Rogowski (Great Freedom), Ben Whishaw (Women Talking), and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour). Set in Paris, this seductive drama tells the story of Tomas (Rogowski) and Martin (Whishaw), a gay couple whose marriage is thrown into crisis when Tomas begins a passionate affair with Agathe (Exarchopoulos), a younger woman he meets after completing his latest film.
Join OUT at The MOVIES group to see Passages at the Jacob Burns Film Center, August 20-Sunday. The group gathers at 4:20 for 4:30 showing. Group meets up afterward at a nearby eatery.
Music Festival & Poster Design Workshop
Join LOFT Artist-in-Residence, Sphynxx Deity and fire up your creative energy this August with our art workshop and outing to a music festival!
August 19- Saturday, 12-7 PM: Artist Outing Music Festival: Join new record store/label Den of Wax for an outdoor music festival at Bethany Arts Community. A benefit for The LOFT LGBTQ+ Center with rad queer-affirming musicians, a food truck, drinks, raffles, and more!
August 21-Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM: Art Workshop- Make your own Empower Poster. Make this uplifting poster by selecting the words that best express why you're amazing and totally unique.
Silver Connections Goes to Cherry Grove
OUTWalking: Marshlands Conservancy
220 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580 | Sunday, August 13, 2023 | 10:00-12:30 PM
Join us as we explore the scenic 147 acres of the Marshlands Conservancy. We will hike approximately 3 miles of trails and traverse through a variety of habitats including forest, meadow, salt marshes and shore, featuring sweeping views of the Long Island Sound. The trails are considered easy and suitable for most skill levels.
The LOFT's Annual Gala: Celebrating 40 Years | September 22, 2023 | Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club | Save The Date | Tickets on sale August 9th-Wednesday
Come and celebrate this incredible milestone with us! We did this together--40 years of empowering the LGBTQ+ Community--and we look more fabulous than ever!
This is the party of the year and we want you to be part of the fun and celebration!