Happy New Year From the Coalition!

Happy 2024 to all of our beloved community members and allies!

As we embark on this new journey together, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible progress we’ve made together as a community over the last year. From the advocacy efforts that have brought us closer to full equality, to the safe spaces we’ve created for our youth, we are proud of the work we’ve done to uplift and support one another.

We are thrilled with the success of The Loop Thrift, our recently-launched Queer thrift store located at our HQ; the Loop! The Loop Thrift provides an affordable and sustainable way for our community members to shop, while also supporting the critical work we do providing DEI training, resources, and a free third space for our community.

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received, and we look forward to helping Lancaster’s community score fabulous finds!

As we look ahead to the year ahead, we remain committed to our mission of promoting unity, visibility, and well-being for all members of the LGBTQ+ community in Lancaster.

We have survived incredible odds over the past year because our community and partners are committed to solidarity in dangerous times. We want to thank AARP, Family Health Council, Alder Health Services, Touchstone Foundation, United Way, Arconic Foundation, Acts of Generosity, and the generosity of almost 500 individual small donors this year. There really is enough for all of us when we work collectively. 

We will continue to fight for the rights and dignity of our community, and create a truly inclusive Lancaster County community with the opportunity for everyone to live courageous, full, and authentic lives.

We hope you have a joyous and fulfilling new year, filled with love, laughter, and all the things that bring you happiness and well-being. Thank you for being a part of our community, and we invite you to come by the Loop!

With love and support,
Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition