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OUT Spoken is a community-driven blog 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. If you are interested in submitting an essay for publication please contact Blog Editor, Jeffrey Guard: [email protected]

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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?

PrEP PROUDWST ME

 

 


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