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LGBTQ Organizations

Below is a list of state and local resources for the LGBTQIA+ Community, their family, friends, and allies

State and Local

CT TRANS Advocacy 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. CTAC is a coalition and grassroots oriented organization comprising of individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement and attainment of full Human Rights for all trans and gender non-conforming people in every aspect of society and actively oppose discriminatory acts ... [ more ]

GLSEN Connecticut

GLSEN Connecticut is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student's right to a safe, supportive education. GLSEN Connecticut is a grassroots initiative, working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are 43 Chapters around the country doing this important work ... [ more ]

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective

The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective (HGLHC) currently provides medical services, dental services, support groups, and health education tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, but serves clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages and ethnicities. The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is especially proud of its services to people living with HIV/AIDS ... [ more ]

LGBTQ Caucus to End Sexual Violence

The LGBTQ Caucus to End Sexual Violence is for self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocates at The Alliance and its member centers. his caucus is dedicated to supporting and sustaining LGBTQ sexual assault advocates through professional development and community building. Members of this caucus gain skills they will be able to bring back to their respective organizations to bolster a collective response to LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence. The LGBTQ Caucus is committed to anti-oppression, open communication, and active learning ... [ more ]

New Haven Pride Center

New Haven Pride Center was started by activists working to get domestic partnership recognized by the New Haven board of alderman in 1991. It has since changed into a community center that offers a variety of support groups and programming geared toward the LGBTQ community.¬†Since its founding, the New Haven Pride Center has worked hard to create a safe space within the Greater New Haven community for support groups, LGBTQ+ programming, advocacy work, and activism ... [ more ]

PFLAG Hartford

Founded in 1972 as Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc., PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. PFLAG Hartford offers support groups, advocacy and education for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ ... [ more ]

Rainbow Center at UCONN

The Rainbow Center serves the University of Connecticut's diverse community of gender identities, gender expressions, and sexualities by fostering personal growth, leadership development, and community engagement. It also provides students with resources, services, educational materials, training and advocacy ... [ more ]

Triangle Community Center

Triangle Community Center (TCC) is Fairfield County's leading provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community. TCC is home to more than two dozen, free groups that meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly at the center. Groups include peer support, recovery, older adult daytime programming, crafts, sober social events and youth groups. TCC's team of highly trained client advocates assist community members with ... [ more ]

True Colors

True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 2400 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than 3000 attendees and manages the state's only LGBT mentoring program. True Colors has been spotlighted by both national and local media for their expertise in LGBTI youth issues ... [ more ]

Regional and National

Anti-Violence Project

Anti-Violence Project (AVP) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV- affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy ... [ more ]

Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and gender non- conforming people of color center in New York City. Through mobilization and education, Audre Lorde Project focuses on community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. [ more ]


FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault ... [ more ]


Formerly known as Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, GLAAD is a national organization that works to ensure adequate and accurate media representation of the LGBTQ community.¬†GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love .. [ more ]

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation ... [ more ]

In Our Own Voices

In Our Own Voices (IOOV) grew from the efforts of three social action groups: the Feminist Action Network (FAN), Sisters and Brothers in the Life (SABIL), and the Gay Men of Color Alliance (GMOCA). Later, they were joined by the Social Justice Center. These organizations came together initially to encourage other human and civil rights groups to broaden their agendas to include the issues that affect LGBTQ people of color. [ more ]

InterAct: Advocates for Intersex Youth

InterAct: Advocates for Intersex Youth is an advocacy organization that uses innovative legal strategies to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits ... [ more ]

National LGBTQ Task Force

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we've made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights ... [ more ]

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