Connecticut based resources/organizations
CT Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
The Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber (CTGLC) provides valuable business development opportunities, financial access and educational resources to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and allied business community in the greater Connecticut area. As the official affiliate chamber of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), CTGLC is the voice of hundreds of LGBT-owned businesses and actively promotes and creates supplier diversity and procurement opportunities for its growing base of corporate partners and business members. CTGLC holds a networking breakfast on the first Thursday of each month.
Prime Timers is a social organization for older gay and bisexual men and younger men over the age of 21 who prefer the company of mature men. Members' social lives are enriched by many diverse activities. Members can enjoy the opportunities and friendships that develop with other Prime Timers throughout the world.
CT TransAdvocacy Coalition
“The mission of the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC) is to make Connecticut a safe and tolerant place for the trans and gender non-conforming individual through education and social advocacy”. Each April, CTAC offers the conference “Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law” A great place to learn, present and/or host a table with information about your services.
CT VOICE (new magazine) - CT VOICE magazine premiered in March 2019.
CT VOICE is a magazine that has the best of Travel, People, Business, Family, Youth, Celebrity and Feature stories from CT focusing on the LGBTQ community. CT VOICE has a rich digital, video and social media presence
Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective (HGLHC)
The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective currently provides medical services, dental services, support groups, and health education tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, but serves clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages and ethnicities.
Hartford Gay Men's Chorus
The Hartford Gay Men's Chorus uses choral music as a catalyst for enriching and educating both participants and audiences by demonstrating to individuals the many ways that beautiful music positively impacts our world.
LGBT Aging Advocacy
A network of LGBT community members and aging service providers with some state agency participation organized to help promote inclusive services for the LGBT community. The Getting it Right program grew out of this initiative. LGBT Aging Advocacy has an active presence on Facebook including posts of relevant articles and resources.
LGBT Moveable Senior Center
The LGBT MSC is a partnership among Senior Centers to provide a welcoming pathway for the LGBT senior community to Senior Centers and their programs and resources. The MSC program focuses on the health, social connections and engagement of LGBT seniors.
Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford (MCC)
Celebrating more than 45 years in Hartford. MCC is a compassionate community of faith, and a spiritual home where all people can experience the liberating love of God. They self-describe as “followers of Jesus”. Rev. Aaron Miller is the pastor.
PFLAG – Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
This is a national network with local networks in CT. It was named in 1973 before the acronym “LGBTQ+” was created; it now is inclusive of all not only “lesbians and gays”.. Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. There are 4 chapters in CT: Hartford, Norwalk, Southeastern CT, Waterbury
Stonewall Speakers, a program of the Connecticut Stonewall Foundation, Inc., is an all-volunteer speaker's bureau comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their allies.