#10. Randi, Volunteer 💙💜🖤 I’d like to see impactful and far-reaching efforts to connect DCF-committed LGBTQ youth with LGBTQ-affirming foster families.
#9. Effie, Young Adult Space Coordinator at Triangle Community Center 💙💜🖤 My Vision of Tomorrow for the LGBTQ+ community of Connecticut is not only reaching more homeless individuals, but giving them access to nutrient-rich meals and food pantries that are inclusive to healthier options, and less that are preservative-filled and nutrient-lacking.
#8. Lia, Volunteer 💙💜🖤 My vision is for Connecticut to become a leader in passing policies that protects LGBTQ rights.
#7. Raven, TCC Board of Directors 💙💜🖤 I’d like to see Triangle Community Center continue to stay the course, on the path we’ve been following, providing much needed resources to a vastly underserved community-- services like serving as a 211-intake center, or being a safe space for many LGBTQIA+ focused group and community-based events. The LGBTQ community of CT needs to take a stand on LGBTQ issues in government and civic services. Too often, members of our LGBTQ community are left outside the conversation, forcing us to have to make the point that “We the People” must mean all of the people in order for a government at any level to be truly representative of its people. Members of our community need a police force that feel they can safely rely on, as well as housing and medical services they should have equal rights and access to. When we’re left without equal access, we aren’t equals.
#5. Ed, Program Leader & Community Member #6. Scott, Community Member 💙💜🖤 My hope is for Triangle Community Center to continue providing quality, genuine services and support for the LGBTQ community. The battle lines have already been set, the current administration is walking back policies set to protect LGBTQ youths and adults. Continuous driving of voter registration will always be a critical item, along with staying ahead of the game on legal rights for marriage, employment, transgender healthcare, and adoption.
#4. @willdoughty, Volunteer & Supporter 💙💜🖤 The LGBTQ+ community needs to continue fighting for equality because tolerance simply isn’t enough. We need to focus on developing more safe spaces where anyone can go and express themselves.
#3. @thehazelberry (@joshuathomascastillo), Pride in the Park Entertainment Liasion 2018 & Volunteer 💙💜🖤 I would like to see Triangle Community Center continue to do work giving LGBTQ youth more access to language and education about their rights, along with the resources they can use to flourish in the world. TCC can do that by reaching out to schools and spreading the knowledge and work they do as a nonprofit to the next generation, who needs this information the most.
#2. Justine, Volunteer of the Year 2018 💙🖤💜 The battles over the next years may be ones that we thought were won. I have a queer son and I want society to move forward with their views and laws, not move backwards. Triangle Community Center is on the forefront of addressing these concerns.
#1. Edwin (@e.alvinmusic) 💙💜🖤 Triangle Community Center first learned of Edwin and his extraordinary musical talent thanks to @thehazelberry, after she recruited him and his band to perform at Pride in the Park 2018 (thanks, Hazel!). Edwin blew us away with his performance and stage presence, and we're so happy that we can provide a platform to uplift LGBTQ artists. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: You can see E. Alvin Music perform again on Saturday, September 29th at 12th Annual Visionary Gala: Visions of Tomorrow! Make your reservations at the link on our page.
🌌 Visionary Gala News! ✨ Over the next three weeks, Triangle Community Center (TCC) will be spotlighting a small number of community members who make TCC such a special place (it'd be impossible to name everyone, there are thousands!). Posts will include a hope, goal, or dream for the growth of TCC and/or the LGBTQ community of CT. If you see someone that you know-- like and comment! And, don't forget, make your reservations for Visionary Gala today.
Check your mail in the upcoming weeks for an invitation to the 12th Annual Visionary Gala: Visions of Tomorrow at The Loading Dock in Stamford on Saturday, September 29th! 🌌
It’s a Youth & Young Adult Barbecue at the Young Adult Space to end Summer Camp! 🌈
We’re painting our marching banner at Bridgeport Pride today at City Lights Gallery! Come join the fun 🌈🌈🌈
Volunteer Orientation is back, back, back again tomorrow! ✅ This time with 🍕🍕🍕. It’s required for all volunteers to attend Orientation prior to volunteering at our special events and programs. The goal of this program is to ensure that volunteers feel prepared to dedicate their time and energy towards creating a positive and uplifting experience. 🌈🌈🌈 Next Volunteer Orientation is tomorrow at 7PM at TCC’s Drop-In Center.
Volunteer HQ @ Pride in the Park! ❤️