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

Gen Silent
Tuesday, June 23th, 2015
6:45 - 9:00 p.m.

Triangle Community Center
618 West Ave., Norwalk, CT
Registration & Light Dinner from 6:45-7:15 p.m.
A panel discussion will follow the 1 hour film.

Register online at AARP or call 1-877-926-8300.

Wednesday, June 24
5:00 PM
Dinner, Movie, & Discussion

Canton Community Center
40 Dyer Avenue, Canton, CT
All are invited to this FREE event for members of the
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) adult community and Allies!

Sponsored by:
The Canton Senior Center : 860.693.5811    &
The Canton Public Library : 860.693.5800
With support from
The Avon Senior Center : 860.675.4355     &
The Simsbury Senior Center : 860.658.3273

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.

Community Centers
The Triangle Community Center
   618 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
   Executive Director: Anthony Crisci
   Phone: (203) 853-0600   Email:
New Haven Pride Center
   84 Orange Street, New Haven, CT  06510
   Co-Presidents: Michelle McCleary and Joshua O’Connell
   Phone: (203) 387-2252   Email:
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

LGBTQ Bereavement Drop-In Group
A monthly support group for LGBTQ women and men who are grieving the death of a partner. The group is open to past and present widows, widowers, partners and longtime significant others of the deceased.
    Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:00pm-8:15pm
    Group is hosted by a LGBT community volunteer and a WCP therapist
    Women’s Center for Psychotherapy, LLC
    784 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT  06110
    Contact WCP at 860.523.4450 x51 for more information
    The group is drop in and people are welcome to attend one or ongoing meetings   
    There is no fee.
Caregiver Support Group
   3rd Wednesday of the Month at 7:00pm
   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, 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.
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.
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 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.
The mission of 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.
(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.
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.

Guide to finding LBGT Affirming Care Services As you Age.

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