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Should I Bother Applying for OPWDD Benefits During COVID-19?

| TUE, OCT 20, 2020

Many people are under the assumption that government agencies at all levels are still under temporary lockdown restrictions and are not functioning. The reality is actually the opposite. For families…

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My Daughters’ Summer in the Cloud

| WED, JUL 29, 2020

I have to admit I was a skeptic at first. Virtual camp–how would it possibly approximate the magic of summer camp? Some of my greatest childhood memories are from a…

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The 14Y Welcomes Inclusion Benefits Coordinator

| FRI, JUL 17, 2020

We’re thrilled to welcome a new grant-funded staff member to the 14th Street Y: Cayle White. A Certified Benefits and Work Incentives Practitioner, Cayle has joined the 14Y on a…

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A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Mabel Hampton, dancer, singer, activist

| MON, JUN 29, 2020

Since 2015, I have had the joy of working at Project ORE, inside of the Sirovich Community Center. I am surrounded by incredible older people every single day who have…

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A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Indya Moore, actor, model, activist

| MON, JUN 22, 2020

The word pride invokes a different feeling in every person who hears it. For me, I used to think about the feelings I felt while I was coming out of the closet.…

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A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Marsha P. Johnson, advocate and visionary

| MON, JUN 15, 2020

One of my favorite things when it comes to dating is holding hands. That moment where you aren’t sure if he’s going to interlace his fingers or if he’s going…

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A Month Of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Audre Lorde, poet and author

| MON, JUN 08, 2020

As I reflect on my LGBTQIA+ hero amid the current anti-racism protests, I am reminded of all the many activists who marched before us – who used their voice and…

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A Month of our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Bayard Rustin, pacifist and activist

| MON, JUN 01, 2020

In my early twenties, I was eager to talk about “gay marriage” with whomever I could.  It was that trigger that activated pain in my soul whenever the topic came…

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Let’s Play: A List of Free Games for a Fun Virtual Hangout

| MON, JUN 01, 2020

It may feel difficult to stay connected with friends and loved ones in the era of social distancing. Luckily, thanks to technology, there are still ways to connect, like through…

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14Y Staff Tips for Productivity At Home

| TUE, MAY 26, 2020

The loss of structure and the comfort of our homes during self-isolation can negatively impact even the most productive of us. It isn’t easy getting down to business and juggling…

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