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  • Leading By Example

    Connecticut Has Been a Pioneer in LGBTQ Rights – But There’s Always Room for Improvement By Jane Latus Forty-nine years ago this month, straight people probably didn’t know what to make of Connecticut’s first Pride Week. A Hartford Courant headline about “homosexual groups” seeking to hold a “Gay Pride Week”...

    June 7, 2021 / Featured Articles
  • A Level Playing Field

    For the Connecticut Sun, Social Justice “Change Can’t Wait” By Andrew Kelsey Connecticut Sun Director of Player Development Awvee Storey, whose career included several seasons in the NBA, has a 12-year-old daughter, Averi. Naturally, she follows in dad’s footsteps; she plays basketball and looks up to the professionals. Averi got...

    March 18, 2021 / Featured Articles
  • Fatherly Love

    LGBTQ dads-to-be travel unique journeys to parenthood By Lisa Backus As a gay man living with HIV, Brian Rosenberg presumed in the 1990s that he would never become a father. But thanks to advances in medicine and a shared desire to start a family, more than a decade later, Rosenberg...

    March 15, 2021 / Featured Articles
  • Spring Ahead to a Better You

    Seven suggestions for positive changes in your life By Dawn Ennis We are survivors, if nothing else. Think about everything we endure and what many of us have overcome: childhood bullies, the rejection of relatives, our own doubts and fears, and the struggle to find our tribe. And that’s not...

    March 15, 2021 / Featured Articles
  • Living Audaciously

    Chion Wolf takes public radio and Connecticut by storm By Allie Rivera For Chion Wolf, working in public radio is more than a job; it’s a lifelong mission. Raised listening to NPR, Wolf has worked her way to now hosting and producing her own show, Audacious, on Connecticut Public Radio....

    March 15, 2021 / Featured Articles
  • Faces of Hope

    After an unthinkable year, essential workers look to the future By JANE Latus We put out our heart lawn signs, we clanged pots and pans from our windows, we gave generous tips to our grocery deliverers, we sewed masks. And we wondered of those essential workers, how do they do...

    March 15, 2021 / Featured Articles
  • A New Chapter

    Author Gregory Maguire on “Wicked,” sexy swans and gay perspectives By Frank Rizzo Can there possibly be a more beautiful bird?” asks author Gregory Maguire about one of his characters is his latest book, “A Wild Winter Swan,” the story of a stunning, one-winged swan-boy who disrupts the life of...

    November 12, 2020 / Arts & Culture, Featured Articles, Meet
  • Mis-PRONOUN-ciation

    Tips for handling uncomfortable misgendering situations By Dawn Ennis /  Photography by Julie H. There are many terrible, terrible things that transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary individuals endure every day. But the two most terrible – the most gut-wrenching, humiliating and heinous things anyone can do in conversation with such...

    November 10, 2020 / Featured Articles
  • Tis The Season

    For these families, holidays focus on family, food, and traditions By Jane Latus Ho, ho, ho and snow. Synagogue and solstice. Song and games. Families and feasts. It’s a wonderful – and diverse – life, and we asked these Connecticut folks to tell us about their favorite winter holidays and...

    November 10, 2020 / Featured Articles
  • Staying Safe

    Many young people, especially LGBTQ youth, face regular bullying – but help is at hand By Carol Latter In 2011, five teenaged boys attending a West Hartford high school harassed a female student for weeks, made threats against her, and then showed up at her house. When the girl’s 19-year-old...

    November 6, 2020 / Featured Articles

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