Today is Primary Elections Day in Westchester

We have all just learned that our rights can be taken from us. This is why it's now more critical than ever to vote. Make your voice heard, your will known. Today is a key voting day: Primary Elections. We encourage every single person to be registered and to vote like your life depends on it.
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Something to Be Proud of: A Panel Discussion on the Past, Present, and Future of LGBTQ+ Rights

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You're Invited to a Queer Art Opening

The LOFT in partnership with Upstream Gallery is proud to present our new Juried Show: Queer Perspectives: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Life, opening Thursday, June 23rd-July 17th, followed by our annual Works on Paper Show. Upstream Gallery's juried exhibits have grown to attract artists from around the region, the country, and around the world. 

Opens: Thursday, June 23
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25th 5-8 pm
Closes: July 17th
Gallery hours: Thu. Fri. Sun. 12:30 to 5:30 pm; Sat. 10 am to 5:30 pm

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Major News Event

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center invites you to attend a press conference we are having on June 22nd-Wednesday at 2:30 pm at The LOFT Campus (252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY) with Westchester County Executive George Latimer, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach, our Executive Director, Judy Troilo, Westchester LGBTQ+ Advisory Member Michael Sabatino and other distinguished guests who will be making a groundbreaking announcement regarding an LGBTQ+ friendly senior housing development, the first in Westchester. There's also more good news!

You will not want to miss it! We will also be having lite refreshments served at the event. We hope to see you there! RSVP is not necessary but greatly appreciated.

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Westchester Pride Photo Album!

Thank you to everyone who joined us and celebrated Westchester Pride! Enjoy the photos and the memories of coming together and celebrating in downtown White Plains, NY. Special thanks to TD Bank, Leonard Litz, and all of our sponsors! Many thanks to Westchester County Government for all of their AMAZING Support!

 

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LGBTQ+ Art Exhibition

 

The LOFT in partnership with Upstream Gallery is proud to present our new Juried Show: Queer Perspectives: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Life, opening Thursday, June 23rd-July 17th, followed by our annual Works on Paper Show. Upstream Gallery's juried exhibits have grown to attract artists from around the region, the country, and around the world. 

Opens: Thursday, June 23
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25th, 5-8 pm
Closes: July 17th
Gallery hours: Thu. Fri. Sun. 12:30 to 5:30 pm; Sat. 10 am to 5:30 pm

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Musical Workshop Saturday, June 18th

Join The LOFT's Pride Music workshop, hosted by Artistic Director of Manhattan Cabaret, Eadie Scott! With Eadie's expert guidance you'll practice treasured tunes once sung by music legend, Judy Garland! This special workshop is also with Unity Table. 

Saturday, June 18, 1-4 pm

LOFT Campus: 252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY

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Join the Conversation About Health Equity in the LGBTQ+ Community

Hearts With Pride: Advancing Heart Health for LGBTQ Adults Wednesday, June 15th | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The American Heart Association in Westchester County introduces a conversation about health and the LGBTQ+ community. Join and listen to a variety of expert speakers, including The LOFT's own Judy Troilo!

 

Register Here

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Build A New Fashion Wardrobe

Join us at Thrift 2 Fight's new store in Tivoli, NY for a trans clothing swap! As trans folx, building a new wardrobe can be daunting. This event offers you a chance to get rid of your old clothes and exchange them for new, gender-affirming ones. Designers Sergio Guadarrama and Kade Johnson will be available to offer styling advice and tips on how to craft your new look.

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Honoring Juneteenth

"Reconciling" Conflicting Perspectives on Juneteenth: Galveston, Texas 1865

June 17-Friday | 6:30 PM 

Lesbian Social Network will join this discussion

Aziza Baker (they/them) will be providing primary sources in a seminar presentation that allows participants to understand what Juneteenth meant in 1865 to recently freed Africans, slave owners, the US government, and Black activists. Participants will be asked to think about the ways in which the perspectives of 1865 relate to how Juneteenth is understood by folx today.

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