OUT Spoken is a community-driven magazine produced by The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center with a focus on LGBTQ+ issues.  Check out articles by LOFT staff members, volunteers, and contributors! Click the links below to read each blog post. 


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The LOFT Welcomes Its New Chief Operating Officer, Danté R.H. Reda!


The Supreme Court Just Legalized LGBTQ+ Discrimination- What Do We Do Next?


An Absence of Rights: One Year Later


Shepard's Farewell Interview


Celebrating Queer Berlin


Surviving The Holidays


The Arc is Becoming A Circle; Push Back


Hold Me Closer: Why We Need Celebration


Monkeypox: What You Need to Know


A Genderfluid Journey



The Fall of Roe V. Wade


My First Time


Welcome, Sophie!



It's a Sin



An Absence of Rights


Transgender Day Of Visibility Special Edition: BEYOND VISIBILITY


Power Through Story: Interview with Writer Morgan Boecher



Under Siege



Our Understanding



Up and Rising




Welcome The LOFT's New Program Manager, Dennis!




Bareback Sex Resource Guide: Managing The Risks



Why We Honor TDOR



Welcome Our Newest Staff Member!



Ryan's Farewell Interview



Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month



Honoring Those We Lost



Your Voice Matters More Than Ever



Rising Higher and Higher!




It Started With Kopay



Transgender Children Are Under Attack—The Time for Action is Now



Finding My Own Voice with CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY 


Raising Voices: Including LGBTQ+ Equality Within the #BlackLivesMatter Movement



Ballroom Culture: The Black LGBTQ+ Born Culture Inspiring Millions Around The World

Ballroom culture



Selwyn Walters: An Inspiration To The Local LGBTQ+ Community



HIV in 2020: The Silver Lining



We See You:

How the Hudson Valley Trans Forum Aims To Empower the Community

Hudson Valley Trans Forum



Does Being Trans, Gender-Non-Conforming, or Non-Binary Put You at Risk For HIV?




Pronouns With Alex: A New Column

Pronouns with Alex



National Coming Out Day: A Poem by Dakota Pinon

Dakota Pinon



The Dangers of Walking While Trans

Walking While Trans


Who Gets To Be Queer On The Big Screen?

Queer Actors


A Thriving Queer Culture...100 Years Ago!?


Telling Our Stories: Burning Bright With Flame 


Pride Rewind: A Look Back in The Annals of LGBTQ Protests with Aline Allegra

LOFT LGBT Center Archives


Read About Westchester County Board Legislator Nancy Barr's Personal Experience With Our Community


Senator Gillibrand Makes Historic Announcement At The LOFT

Gillibrand visits the LOFT LGBT Community Center


Read About NY State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin's Personal Connection to Our Community

Supreme Court Guarantees Work Protection for LGBTQ+ Community

Supreme Court Protects LGBT rights

Westchester Ally MaryJane Shimsky Shares Her Support

How Can the LGBTQ+ Community Show Up For Black Lives?

Larry Kramer: The Man Whose Voice Continues to Shape The LGBTQ Culture

Tribute to Larry Kramer

Do You Inject Hormones? Read About Staying Safe From Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C Awareness

5 Facts About Transgender Icon Aimee Stephens 

Aimee Stephens Fight For Equality