Gay Straight Alliances

Connecticut is home to many Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs). These alliances offer a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people and their allies to meet and discuss sexual orientation and gender issues, gather information, and find strength and support among their peers.

Click here for current list of GSAs.

If you know of a GSA that we do not have listed, or would like to update information on an existing group, please send us the information so we can update our database.

Along with maintaining a listing of GSAs across Connecticut, True Colors also offers periodic GSA Summits. All youth and GSA advisors are encouraged to attend.

Reading Material

Reading material for LGBT Persons, Their Friends, and Their Families

We have tried to list a number of books about coming out, LGBT parenting, creating families, finding support, children’s books with LGBT themes, LGBT issues in schools, Bisexuality, and Trans issues. If you know of any other books you would like to see listed, please contact us and let us know. Clicking on the title of any book will link you to where you can get more information or purchase the book.


Personal Stories

*Personal Stories Coming Soon*


PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays):

  • TransPACT (Parents of Connecticut’s Transgender Youth) Support Group
    Phone: (203) 376-8089

Community Centers

  • Triangle Community Center
    Address: 618 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
    Phone: (203) 853-0600
  • New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center
    Address: 84 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510
    Phone: (203) 387-2252

News Magazines

(Note: Metroline includes explicit personal ads which may not be appropriate for younger audiences)

  • YGA (Young Gay America)
    Phone: (902) 430-6069
  • Bay Windows
    Address: 46 Plympton Street, Boston, MA 02118
    Phone: (617) 266-6670
  • Curve The Best Selling Lesbian Magazine (National)
    Phone: (800) 705-0070
  • POZ Magazine – News & Info for people living with HIV/AIDS

Hotline Numbers

The Trevor Project – LGBT youth suicide/crisis intervention
Phone: (866) 4-U-Trevor
Availability: 24 Hours

Infoline (CT) – Suicide/Crises intervention
Phone: 211
Availability: 24 hours

National Help Center – Peer counseling
Phone: (888) 843-4564
Availability: M-F evenings; Saturday afternoon

Youth Talk Liner
Phone: (800) 246-7743
Availbility: Mon-Sat 9:30 pm to midnight (Eastern Time)

Fenway Peer Listening Liner
Phone: (800) 399-PEER
Availability: Mon-Fri, 4-10PM

Fenway Helpliner
Phone: (888) 340-4528
Availability: Mon-Fri 6-10PM; Sat-Sun 5-10PM

The Network – Ending abuse in LGBT communities
Phone: (617) 742-4911

National (Youth + Children) Dating Abuse Helpline
(866) 331-9474

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project 24 hr Hotliner
(800) 832-1901

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Projectr
(800) 832-1901

National Domestic Violence Hotline Number
800-799-SAFE (7233)

Other Resources

Bloodroot Bookstore and Cafe
Address: 85 Ferris Street, Bridgeport
Phone: (203) 576-9168

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective
Phone: (860) 278-4163 (referral resource)

InfoLine (CT) (also offers suicide intervention)
Phone: 211 or (800) 203-1234

Rainbow Center at UCONN
Phone: (860) 486-5821

Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
Phone: (203) 731-5200

LGBT AA, NA, or other 12-step program

Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality FAQ

Click here for Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality FAQ.