WHITE PLAINS, NY — The LOFT, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center in White Plains, hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner that was open to the community, and served dinners to a diverse turnout of roughly two hundred attendees.
Yesterday’s Saturday, November 23, 2013, saw many walk-ins, but was also attended by clients of a number of the regions agencies, such as Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, Westchester Jewish Community Services, and Children's Village, affording their clients a chance to get out and have a good time, and good food.
"It's our way of giving back to a supportive community," said The LOFT's President Rich Houston. "We have marriage equality here in New York, and now Federally with the Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, and we have vastly moved ahead in acceptance, none of which would have happened without the support of the entire community. So, again, this is our way of giving thanks to everyone."
The LOFT worked with many area restaurants that donated food for the dinner, as well as by donations from individuals to support the event. The LOFT's board of directors is considering hosting this event annually.
The LGBT Community Services Center of the Lower Hudson Valley, 252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY. Learn more online: