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Largest LGBT Conference Comes to CT

HARTFORD —  Get ready for the “largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth conference” in Connecticut.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England  is partnering with True Colors, to host the conference at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn on March 21 and March 22. The conference is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. on March 21 and continues the following morning  at 8 a.m. It ends at midnight following a student-only dance.

The theme of this year’s True Colors Conference is “leveling the playing field.”

In addition to co-sponsoring and having an educational table at the event, the PPSNE STARS (Students Teaching About Responsible Sexuality), a high school peer education group, will host various workshops on both days and on different topics, including Safer Sex is Smarter Sex, Communicate Before You Fornicate, Sex, Drugs and In Control and Media, Sexuality, Propaganda.

Open to both youth and adults, participants at the True Colors Conference can choose from hundreds of workshops from various tracks: professional, youth only, college only, spiritual institute, general audience, family and caregivers and the activist institute.

In addition to educational and personal growth, participants can enjoy entertainment by special guests, such as Kit Yan, slam poet; Danny Moreno, singer, dancer and entertainer; Robin Cloud, comedian and Brianna Scurry, ESPN commentator.

For more information on True Colors or the conference, visit ourtruecolors.org.

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LGBT Forms Anti-bullying Coalition

HARTFORD —  Commission of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues  will host the first organizational meeting of a city-wide Anti-Bullying Coalition.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hartford City Hall Function Room, located on the second Floor, 550 Main Street, in Downtown Hartford.

Organizers said the purpose of the meeting is to unite all community groups and individuals committed to securing a safe learning environment for all Hartford public school students regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability/disability, immigration status, body size, language, dialect, religion or any other characteristic.

The LGBT Commission will share its anti-bully goals and objectives, review its anti-bullying work over the past year, and invite the comments and concerns of other groups and individuals.  We will begin to build a unified plan to support and assist the Hartford Board of Education in full implementation of its anti-bullying regulation.

For further information, please contact Regina Dyton at 860-371-8190 or Jay Holcomb at 860-982-6666.

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LGBTAnnouces Open House

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.

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