AGING SERVICES: LGBT Resource Page

 
LGBT Resource Page
 
We are proud to announce that our staff have received training from the
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and our Department is now a
Safe Space for our friends in the LGBT community.
 
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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.grant@ct.gov.
 
Community Centers
 
The Triangle Community Center
   618 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
   Executive Director: Anthony Crisci
   Phone: (203) 853-0600   Email: tcc@ct.gay
 
New Haven Pride Center
   84 Orange Street, New Haven, CT  06510
   Co-Presidents: Michelle McCleary and Joshua O’Connell
   Phone: (203) 387-2252   Email: nhglcc@gmail.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
 
Support Groups

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 pobrian@alz.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**
 
AIDS Project New Haven also offers a support group called Positive Voices.
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.
 
WEBSITES
 
Legal
 
LAMBDA Legal
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
860-247-6090
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.
 
Support/Advocacy/Resources
 
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders
1-800-455-GLAD
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.
 
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.
 
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 Services
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.
 
AIDS.gov
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.
 
AARP 
The American Association of Retired Persons’ dedicated page to LGBT issues and concerns.
 
(860) 523-9799
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.
 
Research/Information
 
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.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A page dedicated to information and resources on older adults and HIV/AIDS.




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