Forward Together: A Virtual Benefit for The LOFT

Sat, Oct 17th 2020 at 7:00 PM EST · By The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center
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Sat, Oct 17th 2020 at 7:00 PM EST
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Forward Together: 

A Virtual Benefit for The LOFT

Saturday | October 17, 2020



About the Event

We’re gathering together virtually for an evening of celebration with our LGBT community and to raise support for The LOFT! Be a part of the celebration at Forward Together: A Virtual Benefit for The LOFT.

We’ll enjoy a short but powerful livestream program to hear how The LOFT has responded to this global pandemic and announce this year’s Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Award.

We’ll also have an online auction running that you can participate in from home! The auction will open on Wednesday, October 14 at noon (EDT) so you can start placing your bids before the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Judy Troilo at


How do I participate in the virtual event?

Click on the livestream link above before the event goes live on Saturday, October 17 at 7PM (EDT). If you need any technical assistance during the live event, our tech support line will be available from 6–8PM (EDT) via text or call at 503-564-3044.

What will the program be like during Forward Together?

This livestream program will be an online celebration of our LGBT community to help raise support for The LOFT. There will also be a short update about how The LOFT has responded to the pandemic and a short ceremony to announce this year’s Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Award winner.

How can I donate to The LOFT?

To make a donation before or during the livestream event, click on the link above or text THELOFT to 44321.


How can I purchase an auction item?

To participate in the online auction, you’ll first need to register as a bidder.

Here are the steps to get registered to bid:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the green “Create Account” button.
  3. Enter your email address (or login if you have used this platform before and skip to step 6).
  4. Wait for verification email (check your junk folder if you don’t receive it).
  5. Follow verification link and complete form. You will be required to provide your mobile number.
  6. Verify payment method, billing address, email and mobile number are correct. Click on grey boxes to update information.
  7. Click on the “Start Bidding!” link to enter the auction. 

Learn how to get registered to bid.

Learn how to bid.

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