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  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Pride Chorus

    Love to sing? Pride chorus meets for rehearsals! Every Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

    The LOFT has formed an Pride Chorus. The chorus is co-ed, requires no audition process and is lead by professional music director Zack Wright. Read more about Zack below.

    The LOFT's Pride Chorus strives to reflect the diversity within our communities.  We are a blending of voices representing all different sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, races, abilities and music/choral histories.

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    Next Meetings: Wednesday, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th, May22nd and May 29th

    Anyone with a passion to sing in a chorus/choir is welcome to join The LOFT's Pride Chorus. No chorus experience necessary.


    There is no required fee to participate in The LOFT's Pride Chorus but donations are welcome.  The chorus has two seasons each year with a Summer break in-between.  The suggested donation per season is $50.00, more if you can, less if you can't.  If you joined a season mid-way, a $5.00 donation per rehearsal is suggested. The donations are used to give music director Zack Wright a stipend for volunteering his professional expertise to the chorus' development, the purchase of sheet music, rehearsals fees when the chorus practices in MUMC rooms, and any performance related expenses.

    Donations are not limited to members of the chorus....family, friends and fans of the chorus are welcome and encouraged to give. Thank you for helping keep songs in our hearts.

    Click here to donate to The LOFT's  Pride Chorus.


    About Pride Chorus leader, Zack Wright:

    Zack Wright, a native of Georgia, holds a bachelors degree in Music Education with Choral Emphasis from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. After graduating, Zack spent three years working as a teacher and musician in Chicago. He was Assistant Choral Director at Hubbard High School (a Chicago Public School), resident Music Director at the Northbrook Children's Theatre Company, and accompanist for the Northbrook Community Choir. In 2015, Zack moved to White Plains, NY to begin teaching at The Harvey School in Katonah, NY. Additionally, Zack is a music director at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre and Coordinator of Music and Worship at Memorial United Methodist Church, where The LOFT: LGBT Community Center is located.


     

    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)

    exual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA) is a 12-Step Recovery program for sexual compulsion, sex addiction and romantic obsession.

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    SCA meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7pm-8:15pm  

    SCA's primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and to help others to achieve sexual sobriety. Members are encouraged to develop their own sexual recovery plan, and to define sexual sobriety for themselves.

    It is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion.

     

    Click here to view SCA's brochure and the twelve suggested steps of SCA. 

    Click here to visits SCA NEW YORK's website and learn more about their program.

     

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    55+ Peer Support Group

    A peer support group specifically for LGBT people 55 and older!

    The 55+ Peer Support Group is an open-topic, peer-led, support group created to address the specific needs, challenges, and lives of people 55+.

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    The 55+ Peer Support Group takes place the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

    Next meetings: May 9th and May 23rd


    If you have questions about this group, or other 55+ programming offered at The LOFT, contact LOFT Assistant Director of Programs and Services, Shepard Verbas at shepard@loftgaycenter.org or (914) 943-2932 x1355__Group_Text_Image3.PNG


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    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic, drop-in groups. Groups are led by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.

    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 at 07:30 PM through June 15, 2019
    Dramatic Hall in Peekskill, NY

    Peekskill Pride & Progress!

    VIP Experience $55 each

    VIP TICKETS get you a seat up front for the show, a free drink and hors d' oeuvres, and a private meet-and-greet with Julia after her performance.

    Then dance the night away with DJ Steve Bennett and a few other surprises into the wee hours!

    Standing Room $35 each

    STANDING  ROOM TICKETS gets you in the room, standing room for the show, a free drink with hors d'oeuvres and dancing all night long!

    After Hours $15 each

    AFTER HOURS TICKETS gets you in the room after the show, a free drink and dancing all night long! 
    (anticipated entry 10:30 pm, Last call 1:00 AM)

    Purchase your tickets here!

     

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 at 07:30 PM

    Lesbian Social Network

    The Lesbian Social Network (LSN) is a sexual orientation-focused support group primarily for women who identify as lesbian. Bi-, questioning-, and queer-identified women are welcome, as are women who do not identify as lesbian themselves but whose partners do. The group’s emphasis is on socializing, making friends, and having fun in a self-affirming environment.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    The Lesbian Social Network meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at The LOFT, 7:30pm-9:00pm.


    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    Veterans' Memorial Bldg in Harrison, NY

    Casa Valentina Show

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    AA Meeting

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an open and supportive group of people seeking to handle and recover from their problematic drinking.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    AA meets weekly on Saturday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

     

     


     

    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Gaymes Night

    The LOFT's Gaymes Night is a social evening of board games and cards.  Typically 2-3 games are being played at once, all in the spirit of friendly competition.  No gambling or betting.  Attendees bring new and old games to try or select from the center's extensive game selection.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    Gaymes Night meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of every month at 7pm. Attendees are encouraged to brings snacks and beverages to share and the group leaders order pizza for anyone interested (only $2.50 per slice). 


     

    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    The Rainbow Clubhouse

    The Rainbow Clubhouse is a new group at The LOFT for families of young, gender expansive children up to age 12. The group features a support group for parents/guardians, and a structured play group for children.

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    The Rainbow Clubhouse meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm. The first half hour is reserved for new family orientation to meet with LOFT staff and discuss the group dynamics before returning families arrive. From 1:00pm to 1:30pm is new family orientation, then from 1:30pm to 3:00pm is group for all new and returning families. Siblings of your gender expansive child are also allowed to attend the children's play group. Infants must remain with their parents at all times.

    In an effort to maintain the privacy of our children and protect our families,
    The LOFT has developed an intake process for new families joining this group.

    This form is required in order for families to attend the group. Click here to access it.

    The location of The Rainbow Clubhouse will be shared with families who complete the intake.



    Group Format

    The Rainbow Clubhouse is a safe-space support group for families of gender-expansive children, up to age 12, and will feature two side-by-side groups.

    • Playgroup for youth up to age 12:
      • The Playgroup is a safe social space for children to play, interact with peers and be themselves. Discussions within the playgroup are not solely focused on topics such as gender, feelings or bullying. Instead, playgroup participants are given the safe environment to develop friendships through common playtime activities.
      • The Playgroup is overseen by a professional with 20+ years of childcare experience, and an additional, experienced adult.
    • Parent/Guardian group:
      • The Parent/Guardian group features a unique opportunity for families to gain support and connection to others with similar experiences. Some topics that may be discussed in this group include: talking to extended family, navigating school systems, and finding affirming professionals/resources.
      • The Parent/Guardian group is facilitated by a LOFT staff member with experience working with families of trans youth. Meetings may also feature guest speakers and reading lists of gender-affirming books for adults & youth.


    Definitions

    Gender-Expansive can be defined as: An adjective used to describe people that identify or express themselves in ways that broaden the culturally defined behavior or expression associated with one gender. -According to Welcoming Schools: A program of the Human Rights Campaign


    The meeting space is a nut-free facility.

    Participation in this group is free, donations are welcome. 

    If you have questions about The Rainbow Clubhouse before you want to start the intake process contact The LOFT Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 or info@loftgaycenter.org

  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Transgender Peer Support Group

    The Transgender Peer Support Group is an open topic group run by a trained facilitator for individuals who identify as transgender, transsexual, cross-dresser, gender variant, gender queer or intersex (18 and older). Partners of transgender group participants are also welcome.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    This group takes place the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.


     

    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are led by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

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