Guest Speaker- One Voice

Join us for a very special One Voice as we listen to guest speaker Kalee Garland.  Born with HIV, Kalee has become a social media influencer,  advocate, and educator, working to shatter the stigma of those living with HIV/AIDS. Come listen to her story, leave inspired by her resilience and power!

All are welcome to attend this public event.

February 27, 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Virtual Event-FREE

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Tracing Your Family Roots

LUNCH & LEARN: Genealogy 101

TUESDAY - February 22, 2022
Virtual Meeting | 11:30am—1:00pm

Learn the basics of genealogy.  People across the globe are interested in finding their roots.  In the United States, there are census records, vital statistics, and newspaper articles that can guide you on your search. Come and join this Lunch and Learn as Program Manager, Dennis Richmond, Jr. (he/him) leads the group on the basics of tracing your biological ancestors back in time!

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LOFT Closed for Presidents' Day

Please note that The LOFT will be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of Presidents' Day. If you need help please e-mail us a loftgaycenter.org and someone will get back to you.

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BLACK LGBTQ+ Library Selection

Did you know The LOFT has one of the largest selections of LGBTQ+ literature in the country! Our library of over 6,000+ materials has all kinds of LGBTQ+ stories, including many from Black LGBTQ+ voices.

Visit our library either in person or online to view our selection of Black LGBTQ+ literature!

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February Watch Party Feb 23,2022

Join us for a BLACK HISTORY MONTH Watch Party: The Gospel According to André

Synopsis: Take an emotional journey from White Plains resident Andre Leon Talley's roots growing up in the Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators our our times.

February 23, 2022 | 6:30 PM | Virtual Event-FREE

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Black LGBTQ+ Leadership Panel : Feb 28-Monday 7-8:30 PM

 

In celebration of Black History Month, The LOFT is hosting a leadership panel on the future of Black LGBTQ+ Leadership.

Come and listen to local Black LGBTQ+ community leaders address some important questions: What is needed to ensure the growth and empowerment of LGBTQ+ Black leaders? What are the social issues that need to be addressed? How can the broader LGBTQ+ community participate in this empowerment?

Free, all welcome to attend. The event will be taking the place of the LGBTQ+ People of Color Peer Support Group.

February 28, 2022 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Virtual Event

Click to read bios of Panelists

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FREE HIV/STI Testing on Tuesday Feb 15, 2022

February 7 was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a day to celebrate progress in HIV prevention, reduce HIV stigma, and encourage HIV testing and treatment among African American people.

While the date may have passed, it's not too late to take care of yourself.  The LOFT also offers free HIV/STI testing on every 3rd Tuesday of every month. The next testing day will be February 15.

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This SUNDAY: Feb 13-OUTWalking

Join OUTWalking on our next hiking adventure!

Graham Hills Park
Sunday, February 13, 2022
10:00 AM -12:30 PM

Route 117, Mount Pleasant, NY 10570

Join us for a beautiful wooded hike through scenic Graham Hills Park, which features 431 acres of forest. Please note that there will be hills to climb throughout our journey, but the trails should be suitable for most skill levels.

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Ugh. Here We Go Again: Gala Date Change

We are moving the Gala once more from Saturday, March 12, 2022, to Friday, September 30, 2022. Seriously, we feel you 1,000% with the frustration and disappointment. 

We've been on top of all the important health reports and the guidance being offered says that if the Omicron decline continues, September will be one of the very best times for an event like the gala.  

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LGBTQ+ Black Leadership Panel Discussion

 

In celebration of Black History Month, The LOFT is hosting a leadership panel on the future of Black LGBTQ+ Leadership.

Come and listen to local Black LGBTQ+ community leaders address some important questions: What is needed to ensure the growth and empowerment of LGBTQ+ Black leaders? What are the social issues that need to be addressed? How can the broader LGBTQ+ community participate in this empowerment?

Free, all welcome to attend. The event will be taking the place of the LGBTQ+ People of Color Peer Support Group.

February 28, 2022 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Virtual Event

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