Resources

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.

2020 Youth Resource Guide    

(including the most recent 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.

Personal Stories

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PFLAG


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

 

 

 

  • New Haven TransPACT (Parents of Connecticut’s Transgender Youth) Support Group
    Email: imdonny@yahoo.com
    Phone: (203) 376-8089

 

 

 

Two additional resources for parents and caregivers that are excellent:

  • https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/   The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children. Our team has put research into practice by developing an evidence-based family model of wellness, prevention and care to strengthen families and promote positive development and healthy futures for LGBTQ children and youth. We provide training and consultation on our family-based prevention and intervention approach across the United States and in other countries.
  • https://familiasporladiversidad.org/    FDS es una Asociación Internacional de Familias que tiene como meta mantener la unidad familiar, luchando por la seguridad y el bienestar de personas gay, lesbianas, bisexuales, intersex, género no conforme y personas trans; dando apoyo a cada familia para que puedan enfrentar los desafíos que exige la sociedad actual; promoviendo la información y la educación como herramientas para erradicar el odio, la desinformación, el prejuicio, la homofobia, transfobia y toda forma de discriminación conexas. La Asociación propicia una oportunidad para dialogar acerca de la orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género en las relaciones familiares basadas en el amor incondicional; trabajando asiduamente en pro de una sociedad sana y respetuosa de la diversidad humana. Nuestra misión es construir sobre la base del amor familiar junto con nuestrxs hijxs y seres queridos LGBTI y aliadxs, así como educar tanto a nosotrxs mismxs como a nuestras comunidades para que alcen la voz hasta que todos nuestros corazones y mentes respeten, valoren y afirmen a nuestrxs seres queridos LGBTIQ+.

Community Centers

  • Triangle Community Center
    Address: 650 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
    Phone: (203) 853-0600
    Website: www.ctpridecenter.org
  • New Haven Pride Community Center
    Address: 84 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510
    Phone: (203) 387-2252
    Website: www.NewHavenPrideCenter.org

News Magazines


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  • Curve The Best Selling Lesbian Magazine (National)
    Phone: (800) 705-0070
    Website: www.curvemag.com
  • POZ Magazine – News & Info for people living with HIV/AIDS
    Website: www.poz.com

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
Website: www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org
Availability: M-F evenings; Saturday afternoon

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

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

Fenway Helpline
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 Hotline
(800) 832-1901

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
(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)
Website: www.hglhc.org

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
Website: www.ct-aa.org

Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality FAQ

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