Order tickets now for our 16th annual Dorothy Awards!
Honoring LGBTQ+ Nutmeggers Making a Difference

Purchase tickets or sponsor a table for one of the largest LGBTQ+ fundraisers in Connecticut! This year's honorees represent an incredible roster of work including advancements intersex and transgender rights, LatinX and immigrant rights, creation of inclusive safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community, and increasing representation of the LGBTQ+ within the arts community.

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State Sen. Beth Bye
State Senator Beth Bye was first elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 2010. She represents the 5th State Senate District that includes Bloomfield, Burlington, Farmington and West Hartford. In 2001, Sen. Bye was named one of Connecticut Magazine’s “30 Young People of Influence,” and in 2015 she was ...
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State Rep. Jeff Currey
Jeff Currey, a lifelong resident of East Hartford, was re-elected to a second term in 2016 to serve the 11th Assembly District made up of parts of East Hartford, Manchester and South Windsor. For the 2017-2019 term, Jeff has been named Deputy Majority Leader and appointed to the Appropriations, Education, and ...
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Dr. A.C. Demidont
Dr. A.C. Demidont, DO AAHIVS (She/Her/Hers) brings with her a work history specializing in Infectious Diseases, HIV medicine as well as Transgender Medicine for adults and adolescents. Dr. Demidont completed medical school in 2000 at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, her Internal Medicine ...
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GLSEN Connecticut
GLSEN Connecticut is an accredited chapter of GLSEN. GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are 39 Chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs and to keep national staff informed of ...
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Sonia Salazar
Sonia Salazar is the owner and chef of Barracuda Bistro & Bar on Chapel St.  When she opened the Latin American gastro bar three years ago she actively strived to create a safe place for the LGBTQ community.  While Barracuda is not a gay bar, it has successfully created a significant addition to the LGBTQ...
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