Bethel CT Pride Partners
We are proud to work in collaboration with a variety of organizations that share our passion for the LGBTQIA+ community in Connecticut and the surrounding environs. Our partners have been instrumental in helping us facilitate events that serve and support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Health and Mutual Aid Work Partners
Apex Community Care and PeerPride have been instrumental in helping us promote health equity, harm reduction, and mutual aid within the LGBTQIA+ community. These organizations bring a wealth of resources, expertise, and advocacy to the table, and their collaboration has been essential to the great work we’ve done for events like the Transforming Closet and Narcan training initiatives. Additionally, Griffin Health and the Connecticut Department of Health have also worked with us to provide free mpox vaccines and Covid boosters, as well as basic health screenings, to ensure the community is further protected. We are excited to leverage our collective resources and expertise in an effort to make a meaningful impact in the lives of LGBTQIA+ folks in Western CT.
Safe Space Partners
Providing safe and inclusive spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community to thrive is a key mission of Bethel CT Pride. That’s why we are proud to collaborate with partner organizations that support our efforts to host social activities and events for queer folx of all ages, including Molten Java, Rainy Day Paperback Exchange, First Congregational Church of Bethel, Bethel Library, Mark Twain Library, and the Connecticut Entomological Society. These organizations have helped us host events that provide a much-needed opportunity for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to come together, make connections, and find support in a safe and accepting environment.
Three organizational partners have been key in helping to support and spread the word about Bethel CT Pride, as well as provide guidance in navigating the non-profit landscape. In 2018, Triangle Community Center became Bethel CT Pride’s fiscal sponsor. And in 2019, Bethel CT Pride became a member of the CTGLC. In 2022, we became members of the Cultural Alliance of Western CT. We are grateful to these organizations for their continued support!
Pride Partner Network
Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community does not happen in a vacuum. When we started Bethel CT Pride in 2017, there were only a handful of local advocacy groups in Connecticut, mostly in large metropolitan areas like Norwalk, New Haven, and Hartford. Now, we have consistently seen pride groups pop up in rural and suburban areas throughout Connecticut. We are grateful to the countless other community pride groups that have worked with us and continue to cross-promote events and programs on social media.