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WESTCHESTER’S LARGEST LGBT PRIDE FESTIVAL IS BACK! The LOFT’s Annual Celebration Promises Unity and Celebration. Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, Noon-5:00pm


Judy Troilo-Executive Director

The LOFT LGBT Community Center

914-948-2932 ext 11

[email protected]


White Plains, NY -May 10th, 2017  The LOFT LGBT Community Center — The current climate of adversity facing the LGBT community has only made us stronger, prouder, and more committed than ever to the continued advancement of LGBT rights.  Every June, our worldwide community is extra OUT, LOUD, and PROUD by celebrating LGBT Pride with marches and festivals, renewing our commitment to being and remaining visible.

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, from Noon to 5:00pm, The LOFT LGBT Community Center, Westchester’s first and only LGBT center, is holding its third annual Pride celebration, LOFT Pride 2017, on its lovely outdoor grounds at 250/252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.  This family-friendly Pride festival is free to all, and all are welcome.  LOFT Pride gets bigger and better every year, and this year attendance is expected to exceed 900.  Among the free and stellar entertainment will be—

Star performers with Broadway Sings For Pride

Internationally known pop/rock band BETTY

Trans activist & singer-songwriter Ryan Cassata

Drag entertainer Sutton Lee Seymour

—plus the debut performance by The LOFT’s very own LGBTQ Pride Chorus, the ever-popular and adorable Pet Pride Parade and Costume Contest, a Homecoming Queer Costume Contest, and free activities such as a photo booth, face painting, temporary tattoos, bouncy castle, plus an array of vendors and a variety of food trucks.  LOFT Pride 2017’s top corporate sponsors this year are TD Bank and Westchester Medical Center.

“Social justice organizations always participate in LGBT Pride annual celebrations.  This year, however, there is a significant increase in their engagement, and their presence at LOFT Pride 2017 will be even more visible.”  -Judy Troilo, Executive Director of The LOFT LGBT Center.

About the LOFT: The LOFT’s mission is to further the cause of inclusion, diversity, and pride through education, advocacy, and celebration.  The LOFT has ­been providing a safe gathering place for the LGBT and supportive community of Westchester County, NY, and surrounding areas since it was founded in 1983.


For more Pride details please visit www.loftgaycenter.org or call 914-948-2932


About The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center provides a safe gathering place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and supportive community of Westchester County and New York’s lower Hudson Valley. The LOFT facilitates a wide range of educational, health, social service, recreational and cultural programs, and advocates for improved services for our community. Our mission is simple and strong: The LOFT, an LGBT community center, works to further the cause for inclusion, diversity and pride through education, advocacy, and celebration.