It's CENTER AWARENESS DAY!

Take a Virtual Tour of The LOFT's campus.  See how our campus is configured, meet the amazing team that brings you the services and programs enjoyed by our community in The Hudson Valley and beyond!

 


CELEBRATING CENTER AWARENESS DAY!

 

What is LGBT Center Awareness Day?


October 19 is the day that LGBT Center Awareness Day is celebrated.


This day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of LGBT Centers on communities
world-wide. LGBT issues are gaining wider exposure in local, national and global arenas. LGBT
Center Awareness Day is an opportunity for us to collectively create a greater awareness of the
impact of LGBT centers in their communities and on their campuses; to acknowledge
supporters and volunteers; and to educate people about our mission and our accomplishments.
We celebrate LGBT centers that operate both in communities and on college campuses. LGBT
Community Centers are embedded in their local communities. LGBT Campus Centers and
Offices are embedded in college campuses, providing support and education to the college
community. Together, we celebrate the great work that both types of centers do, and
encourage campus and community centers to connect with each other.


Why is LGBT Center Awareness Day important?


LGBT Community Centers serve over 43,500 individuals in a typical week and refer over 6,000
individuals to other agencies for services and assistance.
They are often the only staffed non-profit LGBT presence in the area and the first point of
contact for people seeking information, coming out, accessing services or organizing for social
change.


Over 210 college campuses across the U.S. and Canada support an LGBT center or office,
meaning that they collectively serve 4 million college students.
Campus centers provide information and referrals to students, staff, faculty, and community
members. They often provide training, resources, and advocacy.


LGBT Center Awareness Day is an opportunity to spotlight the great work that centers do, both
on campus and in communities, and to highlight the (sometimes life-saving) services that they
provide

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Grab Your Popcorn! 🍿

The LOFT WATCH PARTY: FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994

October 29-FRIDAY 7:00 PM


Grab your popcorn🍿 and find a comfy spot and join The LOFT's Watch Party: Halloween Edition!🎃 All are welcome! This month the group will be watching: "Fear Street/ Part One 1994"
No extra technology needed, just log on to Zoom and we'll do the rest!
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Check Out These Artist Resources!

Are you an artist looking for support, have a look at these resources and see if they may be right for you!

Learn with Lambda’s Queery Series is here! Join the four-part program aimed at demystifying the publishing process for LGBTQ+ writers.

(Part 1 of 4): Finding an Agent for Your Fiction LGBTQ Book Monday, October 25th, 2021 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET

Click here to learn more.

NYFA announces 2022 Applications for Art Grants.

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein.

This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.

Click here to learn more.

 

ArtsWestchester provides helpful resources to both arts-loving residents and visitors, arts organizations, and artists who are living or working in the County.

ArtsWestchester’s Arts Deals program gives people the chance to discover Westchester’s robust offerings with discounts to local arts events. Artists can also benefit from local opportunities and calls for artwork, job resources, professional development opportunities, and connections to cultural agencies and organizations.

Click here to learn more.

 

 

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'Let’s do the Time Warp Again!'

Join 20-Somethings for a Virtual Halloween Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show on Wednesday, October 20th starting at 7:30pm!
Wear your favorite costumes, dance, and shout out your favorites lines with the campy, cult classic!
Our showing is open to any LGBTQ+ identified person between the ages of 20-29.
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TRANSTOBER FEST Announced!

Transtober Fest is an outdoor fall-themed fair for transgender, gender non-conforming & non-binary (TGNCNB) community of all ages. (under 18 attendees must be accompanied by an adult)

Friends & family of TGNCNB community members are welcome. Click to learn about all the fun stuff planned!

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COVID UPDATE: 3rd Booster Dose

Beginning October 6, the Westchester County Department of Health will be holding Pfizer vaccine booster clinics, by appointment only, every Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at 134 Court Street in White Plains. 

To review if you qualify and to make an online appointment, click the button below.

 

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Be A Change Maker-DONATE to TransMission

Your donation to TransMission can profoundly change someone else's life by helping them along their transition journey. 

TransMission is a small scholarship of funds available to applicants who identify within the trans & non-binary communities to offset medical, surgical, legal, and/or social transition-related expenses which are not otherwise covered by insurance. 

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Join CenterLane's YOUTH PRIDE!

Join the in-person celebration of CenterLane's YOUTH PRIDE: Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 2-6 PM, FREE at Saxon Woods Park. Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY
Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with WJCS CenterLane! You’ll make new friends, learn more about resources in Westchester County, eat, do crafts, connect with LGBTQ+ mentors, and more!
Come by and visit The LOFT Table! Pick up literature, freebies, and other fun stuff!
For more info: Call: (914) 423-0610 Email: [email protected]. To register click here
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ARE YOU *Really* Registered?

 

🏳‍🌈✔TODAY IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY!
There are always a million reasons not to do something, but #NationalVoterRegistrationDay is committed to providing every tool & resource needed to eliminate EVERY excuse for not being registered to vote. Check your #VoteReady status today, click here

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Memorial Tribute: Elijah C. Nealy

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center mourns the passing of Reverend Dr. Elijah C. Nealy, a great leader, advocate, and healer to our community. We also celebrate his many incredible accomplishments.
To read more about Reverend Dr. Nealy's life, click here.
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