HARTFORD “Unity and Respect for the LGBT Community” is the theme of an upcoming Open House this Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Hartford’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Hartford City Hall Atrium at 550 Main Street in Downtown Hartford.
Hartford Court of Common Council Majority Leader rJo Winch will be the event’s keynote speaker. In addition, numerous community groups will be on hand, staffing tables filled with informational brochures and other literature showcasing programs and services provided.
The goals of the Commission include the assisting in the elimination of bigotry, discrimination and prejudice against LGBT persons; studying the needs of LGBT people in Hartford and to make recommendations to the Hartford Court of Common Council regarding city policy, services, goals and administration, and their impact on the LGBT community; providing information to the community concerning the Commission’s activities; and serving as an educational resource within the community to fight bigotry, discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and/or expression.
For further information, contact Eloy Toppin, Office of Human Relations, who is the appointed staff liaison to the Commission. He can be reached at (860) 757-9788.