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LGBTQ Programs

Welcoming LGBTQ at the Universalist ChurchThe Welcoming Congregation Initiative 
With guidance from the Unitarian Universalist Association, our church entered into a self-study and education process that led to a vote to be designated and known as a Welcoming Congregation, to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. We continue to seek out ways to not only welcome these individuals and families, but to help them to belong and contribute to our congregational life. The initiative is mindful of our continuing need for education and sensitivity and promotes social action and service to the LGBTQ community and individuals.



Seasoned and Rising again - SARALesbians
We are a community of lesbians, open to all women. We work together to promote gender equality and change the way women experience the cultural challenges of growing old. We hold gatherings for women regarding issues, topics and celebrations relevant to empowering women's lives. Contact Irene Scheibner for more information at irene@warmcolors.net.

Links & Resources

LGBTQ Ministries of the UUA  Our national association's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Ministries works to end oppression against people of all ages, abilities, colors, and economic classes who are marginalized on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Interweave - An Independent Affiliate of the UUA, focused on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Love Makes a Family - A Connecticut-based LGBTQ rights organization

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective - Hartford-based organization providing medical, mental health and support service

True Colors, Inc. - Connecticut-based organization providing support and mentoring to marginalized LGBTQ youth.

PFLAG – Hartford Chapter - National organization for parents, family members and friends of LGBTQ people, etc.  

Gay and Lesbian Defenders - New England based LGBTQ legal organization

Human Rights Campaign - National LGBTQ rights organization

Lambda Legal - National GLBT legal organization  www.lambdalegal.org

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network - National organization for students, parents, and teachers that works to affect positive change in schools 

Choosing an LGBTQ-Friendly College - A guide provided by onlinecolleges.net

LGBTQ Student Guide - A collection of resources from onlineschools.org

Guide to Bullying and Cyberbullying - A collection of resources from onlineschools.org