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Calliope Wong led a successful campaign to encourage women’s colleges to accept transgender women as students, ensuring that others didn’t face the same discrimination that she did. This year’s Rising Star award recognizes that work, and in an interview with former board ...
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Shawn Miller has performed in drag as Dandy Lions for more than a decade, but both Shawn and Dandy have dedicated countless hours to the community volunteering time and fundraising money for many deserving local nonprofit organizations. Dandy also reigns as Empress of the Imperial Sovereign ...
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Triangle Community Center recently marked 25 years in serving the LGBTQ community in Fairfield County. Starting as an all-volunteer organization, their first full-time staff member was hired in 2013 and has now grown substantially, serving a growing number of community members. Former Center ...
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Seth Wallace has only been in New Haven a few years, but already he’s made his mark with a diverse set of efforts that include being a co-chair of the Pride New Haven revival over the past two years and bringing Lady Gaga to New Haven for an event at Yale last October. Seth’s mark...
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The vegetarian restaurant Bloodroot, a Bridgeport stable for decades, will reach its 40th anniversary next year. Selma Miriam and her Bloodroot partner Noel Furie have woven feminist values into their business, and as Miriam shared with former Center co-president Tom Donato, while feminism ...
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Diana Lombardi is the new executive director of the CT TransAdvocacy Coalition, which has been a major part of the important strides taken in improving conditions for the trans community here in Connecticut and beyond. Lombardi talks with former Center co-president Tom Donato about their ...
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Fleurette King has led UConn’s Rainbow Center for nearly a decade, in a period that’s seen the climate at the campus evolve from one that was behind other universities for acceptance and diversity to one of strength. Former Center co-president Tom Donato spoke with King about the ...
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Kenn Hopkins and Sassie Saltimboca, both individually and together, have made an unforgettable mark on the LGBT community here in Connecticut. Sassie Saltimboca’s passing from cancer last year brought the community together to both mourn the loss of Saltimboca but also to remember the ...
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True Colors produces the largest LGBT youth conference of its kind in the world, which takes place at UConn in Storrs each March. The annual True Colors conference sees youth attending from across the country and around the world, thousands each year in all, with a large volunteer contingency ...
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Trevor and Michael work together as a couple, and individually, donating their time consistently to assist organizations across the state both as volunteers and fundraisers. Trevor and Michael (the latter as Morgana de Luxe) reigned as emperor and empress last year with Imperial Sovereign Court ...
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