Executive Director’s Blog'S ARCHIVE

  • You may have heard – HGLHC has expanded the delivery of dental services. You have trusted us with so much in the past…we now give you one more reason to visit us. Oral health care is so much more than caring for your teeth. The healthier your mouth is the healthier YOU are! Good oral […]

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  • For thirty years, volunteers have been a mainstay of service delivery at the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective.  You have provided medical care, educated clients about HIV risk, supported members of our community through difficult life situations, made safer sex kits, conducted fundraising, served on our board of directors and participated in numerous other […]

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  • Want to shop in Arizona? The Christian Business Networking group  in Arizona has made it easy for us to take our business elsewhere.  Just visit their website to identify  businesses in their network and then GO ELSEWHERE!! Alternatively, you can visit  LGBT Chamber of Commerce websites in places like Phoenix and Tucson.  Find businesses that […]

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  • We are often  asked about the geographic reach of  our agency.   Below is  a map of  ZIP codes provided to us by more than  600 individuals  who contacted HGLHC staff and volunteers with Information and Referral questions during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.  As you can see by the concentrations of color, many folks are in […]

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  • YOU!! What better gift can you give yourself? Give yourself the gift of YOU. When you live your life as the person you truly are, you give yourself the wonderful gift of you. And you give us the same wonderful gift of you. It’s a win-win for all of us! Happy Holidays!

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  • I, like many of you, felt much sadness, learning of the death of Nelson Mandela yesterday.  I paid my respects by learning more about him and the life he led. Listening to him and watching him. While he could have let his emotions get in the way of his activism and life choices,  he chose […]

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  • We at the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective wish you the best over this holiday period.  Whether you are lighting candles, eating turkey, shopping, watching football-Enjoy your time with family and friends and co-workers.

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  • Updated 10/23/2013 2:51pm: Ticket Sales are Now Closed. Please call Dan at Extension 118 if you have any questions. We are looking forward to you joining us Saturday at the 11th annual one-and-only OneBigEvent, celebrating 30 years of helping people save their lives! Give us a call at 860-278-4163 extension 118, or visit www.onebigevent.org to […]

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  • Ahead of this year’s OneBigEvent celebration on October 26, our Executive Director Linda Estabrook was interviewed this morning on the Fox 61 (Hartford) morning show! Get your tickets today!

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  • With less than a week left to purchase tickets for the 11th Annual OneBigEvent – the kickoff of our 30th anniversary celebrations – please get the message out there and buy your tickets – we still have some available and we want YOU, and your friends and their friends to join us at one of New England’s premier LGBT events!

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  • The CEO of pasta giant Barilla, Guido Barilla, says that he seeks a “classic family” for his company’s products, where the “woman plays a fundamental role.” I was recently interviewed on Fox Connecticut following his remarks. I want to say that his statement is both homophobic and misogynist. Families come in all shapes and sizes. […]

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  • It’s September,  which means that  HGLHC staff and volunteers  ask clients to complete a Client Feedback Survey.  For the entire month of September, each client receiving services is asked to provide us with important information.  We then use your feedback to make improvements in care and services.  We ask  how we are doing in providing  services,  […]

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  • So, did that catch your attention? It should. Take a look at the following article.  Be advised that there is language that may be offensive to some. http://www.gay.com/hivplus/why-act-up-has-declared-war-on-the-new-hiv-pandemic

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  • Seven. So far this year, 7 gay men ranging in age from their 20’s through 50’s  have tested positive for HIV at the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective.  Several hundred others have been tested this year, with their results being negative.  All of these people have taken the step to learn more about themselves.  […]

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  • You’re 30! You’re invincible!  And in many ways you are.  You make decisions every day that affect your life experience.  You make assumptions too. Like this assumption:  HIV/AIDS is a disease of older gay men. Not in our world here at the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective.   Just ask the 20-something and 30-something gay […]

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