Message From Executive Director, Judy Troilo Sept 2023

As we approach this Friday's Gala on September 22nd, which marks a milestone 40th anniversary for The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center, I find myself reflecting on both our hard-fought victories and the challenges that lie ahead...


Queer Voices: Special Guest

Queer Voices: September 28-Thursday Guest Speaker: Q&A w/ Melisa Morris
Providing constructive feedback through a creative lens | 7:00-8:30 PM| In Person at LOFT Campus

Our first guest speaker for Queer Voices, award-winning educator Melissa Morris will be speaking on providing constructive feedback through a creative lens with a Q&A. This information will help us to support each other constructively as we participate in a group setting.


New Yoga Class at The LOFT

Begins Sept 29th-Friday

Open Level Class | FREE, Donations accepted
STARTS: Friday, Sept. 29, 6:15- 7:30 pm |
In-Person at The LOFT Campus

This will be an open-level class so whether you are a seasoned yogi or a first-timer, there will be something for everyone from gentle and dynamic flows to precise static balances with a final meditation accompanied by a short singing bowl sound bath.

This is a free experience, but donations are always welcomed.

The LOFT can supply mats and blocks, or you can bring your own equipment from home!


TSHV Video Game Party

Food, Fun and Friendship!

The LOFT's TSHV Video Game Night |
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Tuesday Sept. 26
In Person: The LOFT Campus | Food Served

In honor of National Video Game Day The LOFT's Trans Support of the Hudson Valley is hosting its own video game party! Join us in playing Super Smash Bros, Mario Party, and Mario Kart, on the 26th of this month! There will be food, video games, and testing! Get tested and get a $25 gift card! 

If you have your own switch controllers, definitely bring them. 


Out At The Movies: Cassandro and Director Q+A

Special Cinema Event!

Out At the Movies | Cassandro |Jacob Burns Film Center | Sept 19-Tuesday
Meet at 6:45 | Screens at 7:00 | Q&A with director Roger Ross Williams, moderated by Janet Maslin

In this stunning biopic from Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams, Saúl Armendáriz (Gael García Bernal), a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, rises to international stardom after he creates the character Cassandro, the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.”

In the process, he upends not just the macho wrestling world, but also his own life.


September Artists LOFT Events!

Art Outing at Pocantico and Clay Workshop

The Artists LOFT | Clay Workshop Sept -18 Monday 6:30-8:30 PM at The LOFT | Artists Outing: Pocantico Center September 8-Friday: Viewing of Indigenous Short Films | FREE

Calling all creatives! Join September's Artists' adventures by joining the group at The Pocantico Center to watch short films made by Indigenous creatives. Next, join our monthly workshop as we use polymer clay to shape and sculpt a tray or piece of jewelry by using the shape of leaves as inspiration.


Now is Our Time

We Need YOU!

LOFT 40th Anniversary Gala | September 22, 2023 | 6:30-10:30 PM |Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club

The LOFT is celebrating 40 Years of existence, with every single year being earned through hard work, sacrifice, and community support.  Come and be a part of the celebration as we collectively celebrate this extraordinary milestone in LGBTQ+ History.  

We need you. The hate hasn't stopped, it's only gotten louder and increasingly more aggressive. Your support is urgently needed now more than ever.

If there's one thing we've learned in 40 Years--it's that united, we become unstoppable. Join us, buy a ticket, or a table, and let's celebrate our right to exist!


Trans & Gay Wrestlers

Trans & Gay Wrestlers!

IMPACT Wrestling | White Plains on Friday & Saturday, September 8-9, at the Westchester County Center | 8 PM

IMPACT has donated a limited number of complimentary tickets to The LOFT for both nights. IMPACT Wrestling is high-energy pro wrestling, and is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.  The IMPACT Wrestling roster features transwoman Gisele Shaw and openly gay wrestler Jai Vidal.

Anyone looking for tickets, email Ross: [email protected] with the number you’d like and which night (or both) you’d like to attend. Since IMPACT has donated a limited number of tickets, please only request tickets if you definitely plan to attend. For more about IMPACT Wrestling:


Trans Qigong at The LOFT

Qigong Classes For TGNCNB Community

Trans Qigong Classes

6-Week Course | Hybrid Format
Wednesdays: September 27-November 1
8:00-8:45 am with an optional 15-minute debrief and discussion

In this six-week course, we will learn a simple 9 form practice designed to gather, purify, and transform our internal energy (qi). In addition to learning the form, we will discuss basic concepts of qigong and delve into some principles of qigong movement. These practices can be done standing, seated, or lying down. 

Particular focus will be brought to the TGNCNB experience and the possibilities for qigong to provide a platform for acceptance, healing, and growth.


Closed for Labor Day

Please note that The LOFT office will be closed early on Friday, 9/1/2023, and closed on Monday, 9/4/2023 in observance of Labor Day.

If you require help, please use our Helpline and someone will assist upon our return to the office. Please check the calendar for group listings.