LGBTQ Community Events in Connecticut

Shared by outCT, as a resource to our LGBTQ family and allies

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

LGBT Night:  Heartbreak House

Co-Hosts: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus and Out Film CT

Pre-show nosh and complimentary wine (plus drink specials at cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons. FREE.

For tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show, use Promo Code LGBT25 and save 25% off seats for this special performance.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CT Trans Health Equity Roundtable Discussion

PFLAG Hartford is collaborating with Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation to explore health care issues confronting members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities.

They will accept up to 50 people to discuss health care issues: the good, the bad, and the ugly. We want to hear from transgender people, including gender non-conforming folks, teens with their parents, parents of T/GNC children, and medical providers who treat members of the trans community.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Drag Night at True Colors

What is drag? What does drag mean to you? Come discuss, learn and celebrate with us for the first ever Drag Night at True Colors! Drag Night is an inclusive space for anyone interested to learn, discuss and explore different forms of drag and drag culture.

This night will be a community conversation with free snacks and cookie decorating!

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 Friday, May 19, 2017 – Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus Spring Concert – “Yearbook – A Walk Down Memory Lane”

The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus will perform its annual spring concert, HGMC Yearbook – A Walk Down Memory Lane, at 8pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 and Saturday, May 20, 2017, with a matinee performance at 3pm on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The spring concert will boast beautiful choral arrangements of classic tunes from yesteryear and present day hits. Song selections include Coldplay’s “Fix You,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” by the Beach Boys, and Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

Venue: Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art 600 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103 (Enter at Avery Door on Atheneum Square North)

Tickets: www.hgmc.org Ticket prices: $35/$45 reserved seating

Website: www.hgmc.org

 

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Founded in 2012, the 50+ voice ensemble is celebrated for its musicianship, creative programming and community outreach.

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 Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fairfield PrideFest

Community organizers from the Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield area and more will be having a fun-filled block party celebrating all LGBT people on Saturday May 20th, 2017.

Various local vendors, artists and performers will be in attendance to create a unique and inclusive day to celebrate our entire community.

The pride block party will take place just outside of Trevi Lounge which recently celebrated their 4th year anniversary as the only LGBT establishment in Fairfield that serves as a safe space for the lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender community all seven days of the week. Events have included everything from male revues, gay latin nights, and a once a month transgender party.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

LGBTQ Youth Open Mic & Open Studio

Triangle Community Center’s youth programming is hosting an LGBTQ Open Mic for youth performers ages 13 – 25.

Who can perform:
LGBTQ youth ages 13-25

Who can attend:
LGBTQ youth ages 13-25 and the friends and family of performers.

What can you perform:
This means anything from reading your own pertinent works to works that you feel highlight LGBTQ experiences or accomplishments and important moments from the LGBTQ community. Dance. Poetry. Comedy. Lip-Sync. ET CETERA!

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Gay Bingo: Pride Party

Gay Bingo is almost here! Mid Fairfield AIDS Project‘s longest running and most successful event of the year is back! Gay Bingo brings our community together to have fun, win cash prizes and raise money for a good cause.

The funds raised will allow us to continue our mission, which is to provide Health, Housing and Hope for people living with HIV/AIDS and the disabled homeless in our community. #Mfap is proud and happy to collaborate with our community partner Triangle Community Center.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pride in the Park 2017

Pride in the Park 2017 is Fairfield County’s LGBTQ Pride festival and is open to all. Pride in the Park is a family-friendly Pride festival that brings you internationally-known entertainers and local performers for free and live performances– past entertainers have included Raven and JuJubee, Tiffany, and Haus of Edwards. Pride in the Park is a production of Triangle Community Center with Presenting Sponsor CIRCLE CARE Center.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

ACLU Benefit ft. Sophie B. Hawkins/Eric Himan /Run Jenny

Don’t miss this incredible night of music featuring award-winning, Grammy nominee, Sophie B. Hawkins, and special guests: Run Jenny & Eric Himan. Proceeds from this concert benefit the ACLU and all they’re doing to protect LGBTQ rights in the US.

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June 15 – 18, 2017

Waterbury Pride 2017

Schedule it tentative, and subject to change:

Thursday June 15, 2017
12:00 pm Flag Raising
6:00 pm YOUTH PRIDE PROM (13 – 20 years old)

Friday June 16, 2017

7:00 pm Triple Crown Pageant (Mr. Gay Waterbury/ Ms. Gay Waterbury / Ms. Lesbian Waterbury)

Saturday – June 17, 2017
PRIDE PARADE & PRIDE FEST ‘
12:00 pm PARADE
3:00 pm – 11 pm PRIDE FEST

Sunday – June 18, 2017

10:00 am Interfaith Service
12:00 pm Drag Brunch

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July 7 – 16, 2017

The Wizard of Oz : A Musical Dragtacular

From the Creator who brought you Hocus Pocus Live!!! and We Both Reached for the Gun: a Tribute to Chicago the Musical , From the Zany mind of Summer Orlando Comes her newest production. The Wizard of Oz: A Musical Dragtacular. This original 50 minute drag stage production of the timeless classic “The Wizard of Oz” is perfect for any age from 6-60 and beyond. coming to Hole in the Wall Theater in New Britain CT July 7-9 & July 14-16 , an 8 performance run with an all star cast. Friday thru Sunday 8pm and 3pm Matinees on Saturdays and the Last Sunday of the run. Bring the kids and the family this is an all ages venue and show. Come travel down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends and Toto too this July , All the classic songs you know and love , dazzling eyepopping special effects , on onstage tornado, melting witches and of course the magical ruby slippers. When you walk through the doors you will instantly be transported to that magical land where animals talk and lions are scared of there own shadow, You’ve seen The Wizard of Oz, but you have never Seen it like this.

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 Pride Festivals Worldwide:

InterPride is the international association of Pride organizers.  Check out the calendar to find festival throughout the states and across the globe:  Interpride Calendar

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If you would like to add your LGBTQ event, please contact John H. Gillis at john.gillis@outct.org.