Executive Director’s Blog'S ARCHIVE

  •   Chip away, chip away.  That is what is happening on a daily basis by the Trump administration. Policies are being implemented that result in the removal of rights and liberties of transgender people in this country.  So, is it a problem now?   YES!!  And it has been a problem!  Make your voice known – […]

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  • We know that many of us are watching the devastation in Texas from the massive flooding. We want to help yet may prefer to avoid some of the traditional agencies that get donations in such circumstances. A couple of organizations in Houston that you can consider supporting are Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church and The Montrose […]

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  • Updated Tues. Feb 7: Learned yesterday that this “draft executive order” was actually from Mitt Romney’s 2012 transition team (for if he had become President). It was apparently “new” from Trump’s administration. We apologize for this misinformation. However, we know that we need to continue to be vigilant and active to maintain the rights of […]

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  • Have you had past experiences with efforts by a medical or mental health professional to try to change your sexual orientation or gender identity? You might have heard these practices alternatively referred to as conversion therapy, reparative therapy or sexual orientation change efforts. CT Equality is a coalition of likeminded organizations fighting for equality and […]

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  • It’s a new day for the LGBT community. Then again, haven’t we been here before? Fighting for our rights. Still fighting for our rights. The executive and legislative branches of our federal government are now in the hands of elected individuals who approved a Republican party platform specifically including language to eliminate marriage equality: “… […]

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  • A couple weeks ago, one of my nieces texted me “What is happening….down south?” She was, of course referring to all of the legislative activities happening in states including North Carolina, Tennessee, and  Mississippi. She referred to it all as “crazy”. And I agreed. The thing is, we can’t just let crazy be. We need […]

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  • LAW OF THE LAND!!! The Supreme Court has ruled today: Marriage is for ALL of us! Joy and Celebration is also the rule of the day – join us at 5pm today at the Old Statehouse in Hartford for a rally and pride celebration. Details here!

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  • Any day now we will be hearing the decision on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Marriage Equality. This ruling comes down after many decades of activism, hard work and tears. The fight for recognition for same sex couples was never easy. So no matter what the decision is we can be proud of the efforts […]

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  • It is! Why have an LGBT Health Week? With thanks to the National Coalition for LGBT Health, here’s why: “To raise awareness of LGBT health equity focusing on the issues of trust, transparency, and truth. • It’s Time to Come Together across settings and disciplines to participate in discussions about LGBT health disparities, and advocate […]

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  • Even in our progressive State of Connecticut, the fear and hatred of LGBT people still appears. As we continue to be visible and work to gain the rights and benefits of full citizens, we also experience ignorance and acts of violence against us. The recent proposed legislation to eliminate medical insurance coverage for surgery and […]

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