Triangle Community Center's drop in center at 650 West Avenue in Norwalk serves many purposes and hosts many programs and groups for the general public and for the LGBTQ community.
Individuals of all walks of life access the space for case management appointments, intake and diversion appointments through the 2-1-1 Coordinated Access Network (CAN), community education events like Transgender Day of Visibility, and for young adult drop in hours. There are places at the drop in center to lounge and socialize, a lab to work on resumes and cover letters, and a food and toiletry pantry.
In the evenings, groups from TCC meet for the LBTQ Women's Social, the LGBTQ Book Club, volunteer meetings, and special events like Friendsgiving and the Gay Santa Dinner.
Visitors to the space can also check out the Awareness Wall, which is changed up every month to bring awareness about different communities, histories, or read about ways to access resources and support for things like mental or sexual health.
Stop by the drop in center for June and July to check out the Awareness Wall, which has transformed into the Pride Month Match Game. Match up quotes and bios from LGBTQ figures throughout history with the faces of the LGBTQ movement for visibility and awareness. This display will be up through July for everyone to find a time to stop by and play!
How to Play
To play the full game, you will have to stop by the drop in center, but here are a few. See if you can match the quote given below with the name while learning a little bit more about the figures who paved the way! You can find the answers to the questions, including a biography and photo by clicking the Read More button below!
Word Bank: Harvey Milk, James Baldwin, Ellen DeGeneres, Harry Hay
Word Bank: Gilbert Baker, Laverne Cox, Barney Frank, Angela Davis
Think you got them matched up?
Click Read More below to find the answers!
Round 1 Answers:
"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within" - James Baldwin.
"Give yourself permission to be gay. You do have to give yourself permission. You have been told you may not. Give yourself permission to be free" - Harry Hay.
Round 2 Answers:
"What the rainbow has given our people is a thing that connects us" - Gilbert Baker.
"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept" - Angela Davis.