LOFT Families is a networking group for LGBT parents and their children.

The group meetings consist of open houses, trips and play dates at the center.

Next LOFT Families Meet-up: Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00am-12:00pm

At The LOFT: LGBT Community Center (252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY, 10605)

Join LOFT Families for games, treats, and fun! RSVP to Ryan at ryan@loftgaycenter.org | 914-948-2932 ext. 14. 

Details about this meeting:

Bagels, donuts, and refreshments will be served, courtesy of Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth.
Games and toys for the kids will be available for kids to play with.
If the weather is nice out, families can play on The LOFT's playground.
 
Families can mingle, kids can play, and all can have a great time! 
Lisa Solivan from Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth will be there to provide information about becoming a foster parent if families are interested.
More about Berkshire: Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth is one of New York State's leading nonprofit child welfare agencies. In 2014, Berkshire served 8,500 children and their family members alone!

 


We Sing for Justice: Benefit Concert

Hosted by The LOFT's Pride Chorus and Memorial United Methodist Church choir. Come join us on Saturday April 27th at 2:00pm in the MUMC sanctuary for an amazing afternoon filled with music and social justice.

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The event will feature songs from JusticeChoir.org whose mission is to further social and environmental justice movements by engaging communities in singing together. This mission is achieved by leading groups singing in a march or rally, or invite the community to a public forum of singing and conversation about local issues. The concert serves to highlight the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, honor the lives of people of TGNCNB experience, depict the resilience of those battling cancer, and a host of additional songs with the goal of lifting-up people's spirits.

The event is free to attend, donations welcome. All funds support the ministry and justice efforts of the LOFT and Memorial UMC.






 

THE LGBTQ FAMILY BUILDING EXPO

Join us for NYC’s most comprehensive event for LGBTQ community members starting on the road to parenthood. Featuring workshops, panels and information sessions on everything from adoption and foster care to surrogacy and insemination, plus an exhibit room filled with providers ready to answer all your questions, the Expo is your one-stop shop for all things related to family building.

 

DETAILS

Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Center, 208 W 13 St, NYC .     212.620.7310

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Welcome & Opening Panel
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. • The Kids Are (More Than) All Right: An Inspiring Discussion with Children of LGBTQ Parents
Clinic Appointments: Your Path To Parenthood
1-5 p.m. • Medical: Alternative Insemination
• Medical: Surrogacy
• Legal: Paid Family Leave
Workshops & Panel Discussions
1-1:50 p.m. • On The Road To Parenthood
• Making Paid Leave Work for You and Your Family
• The Evolution of Transracial Families: Honoring the Burden & Dignity of Difference
2-3:15 p.m. • The ABCs of Private Adoption
• TGNC Family Building: Parents Panel
• Alternative Insemination: Medical and Legal Essentials
3:30-4:45 p.m. • Alternative Insemination: To Know Or Not To Know Your Donor? (That Is The Question!)
• Private and Public Adoption: Parents Panel
• The Surrogacy Experience: Medical, Legal and Financial Essentials

 


An Evening With David Sedaris


The Best-Selling Author, Humorist and Contributor to This American Life

Live at The Palace Theatre on April 11, 2019

David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm, following the release of his newest book & New York Times #1 Best Seller, Calypso.

This is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting. As always, Sedaris will be offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and book signing.

All seats at the Palace Theatre are reserved, and range in price from $47-$57 and are subject to additional taxes and fees. Tickets are on sale to the general public on at www.DavidSedarisOnTour.com.


GLSEN Hudson Valley invites you to nominate an outstanding GSA/SAGA club member and/ or adult advisor in your school who has gone above and beyond in supporting LGBTQ+ youth. We’re excited to announce that this will be the first year we will honor up to four nominees, each with a $500 education grant! Those nominated should be working to provide safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in their schools and/or community.  

 

For more information on how to nominate a student or an adult for a leadership award, please click on the link below for further information:

https://www.glsen.org/hudson-valley-chapter/article/2019-leadership-awards


Sunday, June 2nd, 12:00pm-5:00pm, Downtown, White Plains

More details to be updated soon!


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