LGBT Resource Page
Safe Space for our friends in the LGBT community.
Welcome to our information page on LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) resources. This is a developing page and we welcome additions and updates. Please submit them to Cynthia Grant at Cynthia.email@example.com
Executive Order No. 45 signed on March 30, 2015
On March 30, 2015 Governor Malloy signed an Executive Order
underscoring the recognition and enforcement of Connecticut’s anti -discrimination policies, and the importance of protecting all of Connecticut’s residents, including those in the LGBT community. Executive Order 45 states, in part: “…the exercise of religion shall not be a justification for discrimination based upon sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression or other protected classes.”
The intent of the Executive Order to underscore the protections in place for all Connecticut citizens remains in full effect.Prior anti-discrimination law was updated on July 1, 2011, when Governor Malloy signed into law Public Act 11-55, “An Act Concerning Discrimination,” which adds gender identity or expression to Connecticut’s anti-discrimination laws. According to the law, “Gender identity or expression” means a person’s gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person’s physiology or assigned sex at birth, which gender-related identity can be shown by providing evidence including, but not limited to, medical care, care or treatment of the gender-related identity, consistent and uniform assertion of the gender-related identity or any other evidence that the gender-related identity is sincerely held, part of a person’s core identity or not being asserted for an improper purpose.”
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Guide to finding LBGT Affirming Care Services As you Age.
The Triangle Community Center
618 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
Executive Director: Anthony Crisci
Phone: (203) 853-0600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Haven Pride Center
84 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Co-Presidents: Michelle McCleary and Joshua O’Connell
Phone: (203) 387-2252 Email: email@example.com
Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective
1841 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06110
64 Church Street (HC East), Manchester, CT
Executive Director: Linda Estabrook
Phone: (860) 278-4163
Caregiver Support Group resuming on March 4, 2014
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter
2075 Silas Deane Hwy, Ste 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Contact: Patty O'Brian, 860-828-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**Participants must pre-register before attending**
Caregiver Support Group
3rd Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 PM
Spring Glen Church
The Great Hall
1825 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517
Contact John Proto, 203-654-9189
**Participants must pre-register before attending**
This group is open to gay, straight and bisexual men. In addition to a number of educational pamphlets, The Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter www.alzct.org
, offers pamphlets that address the unique challenges the LGBT population face.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund
CWEALF is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women, girls and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional lives.
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders
Through strategic litigation, public policy, and education, GLAD has achieved scores of legal victories to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.
Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education and advocacy.
A coalition of service providers and LGBT community members working to create an open and affirming aging services environment for LGBT elders in Connecticut.
Connecticut 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.
“Together we are greater than AIDS”: be educated, informed and empowered to advocate for and take care of yourself and others.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force trains activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda, and advances pro-LGBT legislation, as well as generating groundbreaking research.
SAGE offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations.
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults.
The mission of AIDS.gov is to expand visibility of timely and relevant Federal HIV policies, programs, and resources to the American public.
ACT- AIDS Connecticut
AIDS Connecticut (ACT), in partnership with its member agencies, improves the lives of people impacted by HIV through care and supportive services, housing, advocacy and prevention.
The American Association of Retired Persons’ dedicated page to LGBT issues and concerns.
An organization that offers trained speakers to come to your class, faith community, or civic group to talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
ACRIA offers critical HIV healthcare education to HIV-positive people and their caregivers all around the world and provides a variety of consulting services (technical assistance, monitoring and evaluation, curriculum development, and web-based learning among them) to strengthen AIDS and other service organizations across the country.
to finding LBGT Affirming Care Services As you Age.