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Gay Straight Alliances

Connecticut is home to many Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs). These alliances offer a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people and their allies to meet and discuss sexual orientation and gender issues, gather information, and find strength and support among their peers.

The most current list is available in our 2018-2019 resource guide above.  

If you know of a GSA that we do not have listed, or would like to update information on an existing group, please send us the information so we can update our database.

Along with maintaining a listing of GSAs across Connecticut, True Colors also offers periodic GSA Summits. All youth and GSA advisors are encouraged to attend.



Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving 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.

GLAD is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline: GLNH is a non-profit organization which provide a vital service to our community by providing nationwide toll-free peer-counseling, information and referrals. GLNH is open Monday through Friday 6pm-10pm and Saturday noon-5pm EST

GLSEN: The Connecticut Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Networkis the largest national organization working to end anti-gay bias in America’s public, private and parochial schools.

National Association for Multicultural Education: Renewing the Dream Through Multicultural Education: Sharing Power, Valuing Culture, and Achieving Social Justice.

The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and our allies dedicated to fostering equality by fighting racism and homophobia. The Coalition advocates for social justice by educating and mobilizing opinion leaders, including elected officials, clergy, and media, with a focus on Black communities.





Reading Material

Reading material for LGBT Persons, Their Friends, and Their Families
We have tried to list a number of books about coming out, LGBT parenting, creating families, finding support, children’s books with LGBT themes, LGBT issues in schools, Bisexuality, and Trans issues. If you know of any other books you would like to see listed, please contact us and let us know. Clicking on the title of any book will link you to where you can get more information or purchase the book.




Other Resources


Am I Gay? A Guide for People Who Question Their Sexual Orientation
Coming Out to Your Parents
Cyberbullying: Protecting LGTB Teens
Queer Youth Advice for Educators: How to Respect and Protect Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students
Overview of Lesbian and Gay Parenting, Adoption and Foster Care
The Risk of Addiction in the Transgender Community: Embracing Your Identity While Coping with Addiction
Finding the Gender Pronoun That’s Right for You
Gay Support: Where to Find LGBT Help and Support Groups
HIV & the LGBT Community
STIs – A Guide for Gay and Bisexual Men


PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays):

For the most current list of PFLAG groups in CT see our 2018-2019 Resource Guide above

Community Centers

  • Triangle Community Center
    Address: 618 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
    Phone: (203) 853-0600
  • New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center
    Address: 84 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510
    Phone: (203) 387-2252
    Email: [email protected]

News Magazines

  • Bay Windows
    Address: 46 Plympton Street, Boston, MA 02118
    Phone: (617) 266-6670
  • The Advocate (National)
  • Curve The Best Selling Lesbian Magazine (National)
    Phone: (800) 705-0070
  • POZ Magazine – News & Info for people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Out (National)

Hotline Numbers

The Trevor Project – LGBT youth suicide/crises itervention
Phone: (866) 4-U-Trevor
Availability: 24 Hours

Infoline (CT) – Suicide/Crises intervention
Phone: 211
Availability: 24 hours

National Help Center – Peer counseling
Phone: (888) 843-4564
Availability: M-F evenings; Saturday afternoon

Youth Talk Liner
Phone: (800) 246-7743
Availbility: Mon-Sat 9:30 pm to midnight (Eastern Time)

Fenway Peer Listening Liner
Phone: (800) 399-PEER
Availability: Mon-Fri, 4-10PM

Fenway Helpliner
Phone: (888) 340-4528
Availability: Mon-Fri 6-10PM; Sat-Sun 5-10PM

The Network – Ending abuse in LGBT communitiesr
Phone: (617) 742-4911

National (Youth+ Children) Dating Abuse Helpliner
(866) 331-9474

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project 24 hr Hotliner
(800) 832-1901

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
(800) 832-1901

National Domestic Violence Hotline Number
800-799-SAFE (7233)

Other Resources:

Bloodroot Bookstore and Cafe
Address: 85 Ferris Street, Bridgeport
Phone: (203) 576-9168

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective
Phone: (860) 278-4163 (referral resource)

InfoLine (CT) (also offers suicide intervention)
Phone: 211 or (800) 203-1234

Rainbow Center at UCONN
Phone: (860) 486-5821

LGBT AA, NA, or other 12-step program

Alcohol/Substance abuse Resources

Expedia, LGBTQ Friendly Cities (including Hartford!)