You can count on Triangle Community Center (TCC) to support the LGBTQ community in Connecticut. Like many of you, we at TCC are still processing the results and effects of the 2016 Presidential Election. As the new administration rolls out, we will have a clearer understanding of what is to come. One thing, however, is certain: you can always count on TCC to be here for you and for the entire LGBTQ community as we always have been.
Our passion to work for you is renewed with each sunrise, no matter what. For our community to be strong, you deserve access to the best tools available to take care of yourself.
If you feel like you need help immediately or have thoughts of harming yourself immediately contact:
- The Trans Lifeline at (877) 565-8860
- The Trevor Project is an LGBT, judgment free hotline at 866-488-7386; use the hotlink for the text-line and chat-line
- You can message with someone at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Make sure you have health coverage:
- The Affordable Care Act is at risk and securing your coverage for the next year is important. Sign up for coverage at Access Health CT or by calling 1-855-805-4325.
Update legal documents with your name and gender marker, including your SSA card, Passport etc. We can help guide you through that process.
TCC and True Colors offer many peer support options:
- Join True Colors on Rainbow Friday (November 25th) for a community conversation on advocating for ourselves and others in the new regime. RSVP to [email protected] or join us any Friday night for free activities at 30 Arbor Street, Suite 201A, Hartford, CT beginning at 6:30
- TCC Peer Support Programs (Fairfield County)
- TCC offers over two dozen programs throughout Fairfield County where you can meet people in your community, get peer support, and meet in a safe space.
We are here for you. If you need help with any of the actions listed above, or just want to reach out to us, go to https://ctpridecenter.seeladora.com to contact Triangle Community Center’s Case Management Program or [email protected] and let us know what we can do.
Lastly, Connecticut already has a number of laws in place to protect our rights. These laws supersede federal law and cannot be changed by the new administration. We will continue to work with local elected officials to help protect these rights.
You have rights. There are so many organizations that can help you.
- Since the 1970s, GLAD has fought to end discrimination, lifting up the LGBTQ community in cases large and small, fighting for you all the way up to the United States Supreme Court.
Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org
- Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
American Civil Liberties Union: www.ACLU.org
- For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has led the fight for civil liberties and protecting the core values of our constitution, on the front lines stopping discrimination, protecting your rights and freedoms, from free speech and protections from the government.
TCC is one of many strong institutions that support our community and will fight harder than ever before to make sure our rights are protected and expanded. We will be proactive and continue to empower those around us. We stand with you.