True Colors offers weekly community activities that are designed to â€œimprove the overall quality of life for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) youth by providing a range of activities and events in which LGBT youth can get connected with, and stay connected to, their communities.â€ All Friday Night Activities begin with an ice breaker and include free snacks! Best of all, they are always free and open to the public.
These activities are facilitated by qualified community members who are able to donate their time and talents to the program; however in certain instances a stipend will be granted. All instructors are required to go through a DCF background check and to submit a Friday Night Activity Proposal Form, which can be found here. If the proposal is accepted, True Colors staff will contact the applicant to discuss next steps.
Hartford Friday Night Activities take place every Friday night from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the True Colors office at 30 Arbor Street Suite 201A in Hartford. These activities follow a rotating theme; the first Friday of the month is Pagan Discussion night, the second Friday of the month is Movie Night, the third is Gayme Night, and the fourth is Craft Night. When a month contains a fifth Friday, that Activity is a special Intergenerational Event. This year, all Fifth Friday events are sponsored by Gay Spirit Radio.
Bridgeport Friday Night Activities take place on the first Friday of every month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Hall Neighborhood House at 52 George E. Pipkinâ€™s Way in Bridgeport. Games and pizza are always available; some activity nights also include crafts or karaoke.