CT Equality is kicking off our first ever organizing meeting and we need your voice! We're gathering in New Haven (345 Whitney Avenue) to shape the future of CT Equality and create a shared vision for building an LGBTQ+ justice organization. This will be a working meeting. We will start by reviewing the issues and … Continue reading Join us for our first organizing meeting on December 8!
We're continuing our community conversation series as we move across the state! We're committed to building spaces that allow connection, help us learn what other LGBTQ+ folks are facing in our communities, build power and justice for our folks, and nurture a movement that liberates all of us! Hartford: On Tuesday, October 16th from 5:30p - … Continue reading Coming Up: Community Conversations in Hartford and Norwalk!
Last week we saw a historic victory for transgender people who are incarcerated with the passage of S.B. 13 An Act Concerning Fair Treatment of Incarcerated Women. We are the first state to pass a law that protects the safety and dignity of transgender people who are incarcerated by acknowledging a person by their gender identity, … Continue reading Historic Win for Transgender People in CT Prisons!
“When you grow up being gay we get used to being different and we understand there is explicit bias and implicit bias. It’s a sad day for many of us in Connecticut.” - Senator Beth Bye during the Senate vote on Justice Andrew McDonald’s nomination for Chief Justice of the CT Supreme Court. We echo Senator Bye’s … Continue reading Senate Votes NO: Justice McDonald’s Confirmation Defeated
We're almost there and we can't stop now - we need you to keep up the pressure to help ensure Justice Andrew McDonald is confirmed as Chief Justice! If confirmed, Justice McDonald will be the first openly gay chief justice in the United States and that matters to our communities. We need a Chief Justice … Continue reading McDonald Confirmation Vote Expected on Tuesday 3/27
So many of you took action last week and urged your Senator to vote YES on Justice McDonald's nomination for Chief Justice of the CT Supreme Court but our work isn't over yet. You may have already heard the disappointing and outrageous news from Hartford, that yesterday, in a 75-74 vote in House, we saw … Continue reading Urge your Senator to vote YES on Justice Andrew McDonald for Chief Justice!
HB 6695 has passed the House with an overwhelmingly bi-partisan vote (151-8!) and has moved through the Senate unanimously! The Governor has signed the bill into law and conversion therapy is officially banned in CT - and we couldn't have done it with you! We also couldn't have done it without the support of our legislators … Continue reading One More Thing…