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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.

 

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November 16: FREE HIV/STI Testing

FREE but APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
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.
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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.

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Make Your Voice Heard!

Public input is critical to ensure that One White Plains planning priorities are consistent with the community’s vision for the future!


 

Opening Public Workshop
Thursday, November 18th, 7 - 9:00 pm

 

One White Plains Comprehensive Plan

Please join us for the One White Plains Opening Public Workshop on November 18th from 7 – 9:00 pm at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. We will present the draft Vision Statement and Planning Goals for public feedback at interactive open house stations. Draft planning goals have been informed by initial research on prior planning efforts in White Plains, preliminary stakeholder outreach, and the One White Plains Vision Survey.

· Event: One White Plains Opening Public Workshop

· Topic: Setting a Vision and Planning Goals for One White Plains

· Time: Thursday, November 18th, 7:00-9:00 pm

· Location: White Plains Performing Arts Center | City Center, 3rd Floor, 11 City Place

 

Format of the November 18th Kick-off Public Workshop:

· By 7:00 PM - Gather at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

· 7:00-7:20 pm: Welcome and Introduction (Theater)

· 7:20-9:00 pm: Facilitated Open House Stations (Theater/Mall Lobby)

Visit www.OneWhitePlains.com for more information about the process and to take the Vision Survey. Still have questions? Please contact us at [email protected].

 

This event will observe CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants. Masks are mandatory. There will be opportunities to engage online as an alternative to attending in-person. Stay tuned for information on how to provide feedback online and additional opportunities for community input.

 

Our events are accessible and we welcome people with disabilities. If you have any questions, please call (914) 422-1300 during regular business hours.

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Message From Executive Director, Judy Troilo

The LOFT's Executive Director, Judy Troilo shares with the community the latest updates to our digital and physical campus, our staff, and upcoming events, including a special party in December!

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6th HUDSON VALLEY TRANS FORUM-Moving Dates

 

 

The 6th Annual Hudson Valley Trans Forum is being rescheduled for January 2022 in a one-time change of dates. Read the announcement from Director of Programs and Services, Shepard Verbas.

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The LOFT Celebrates Asexual Awareness Week!

October 24-30, 2021 is #ACEweek, Asexual Awareness Week and The LOFT is proud to celebrate and support the Asexual (Aces)and Aromantic (Aros) Community! 💜🖤🤍

The LOFT holds space every 2nd Saturday of the month for ACES Westchester, a support group for the Aces and Aros Community.

There are also a variety of virtual events happening this week hosted by Ace Week You can find them here: https://aceweek.org/
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The LOFT Celebrates Intersex Awareness Day!

October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day. Intersex people have bodies that are just a little different, compared to the two usual paths of human sex development. All this month, interACT Youth advocates are telling their #MyIntersexBody stories.
Allies: YOU can help show up for intersex people! 📢✨
Visit bit.ly/IAday19 for a list of 26 things, big and small, you can do in honor of 10/26.
To learn more visit interACT!
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The LOFT Supports #SpiritDay

 


Today is #spiritday and The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Centers stands firm against bullying. We need our schools and workplace environments to be spaces where LGBTQ+ folx can learn, grow and thrive and not worry about being bombarded by harassment and abuse.
Come and join us in supporting Spirit Day!
According to GLAAD:
LGBTQ youth disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Each year, millions go purple for Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Pledging to “go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — global and local brands and companies, world leaders, celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with youth and to take part in the largest, most visible LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign in the world.


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Celebrating International Pronoun Day!

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center is PROUD to support and celebrate International Pronoun Day!

From Pronouns.org
International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.
Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.

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