Events and Activities 

One of the most critical aspects of cultivating queer and trans joy lies in giving our LGBTQIA+ community the space and time to congregate and connect. Check back here for upcoming events, community gatherings, advocacy activations, fundraisers, and activities in which EqCT is a part.

Are you planning an LGBTQ+ community event in your area? Let us know, and we can help spread the word!

Upcoming Events

Pride Brunch for Queer Rights

This Pride Month, we’re excited to invite you to a Pride Brunch for Queer Rights in Norwalk
hosted by Colin Hosten and Joe Andrasko on Sunday June 2nd. Join us as we celebrate queer joy, share delicious brunch, and learn how to action together! The ACLU of CT and Equality CT are partnering to bring you up-to-date on the fight for LGBTQ+ rights right here in CT and in states across the country and how you can join the fight.


Pride Brunch for Queer Rights
Sunday, June 2nd 11am – 1pm
Home of Colin Hosten and Joe Andrasko
Norwalk, CT (Address provided with RSVP)
Can’t attend but want to support? Donate online
Donations will be split evenly between the ACLU of CT and Equality CT. These donations will go to support legislative and lobbying work and will NOT be tax deductible.

Suggested Donation Levels:
$70 – Member
$150 – Supporter
$500 – Advocate
$1,000 – Champion
$5,000 – Visionary

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the ACLU of CT at
Philanthropy@ACLUCT.org / 860.841.7536 or Equality CT at matt@eqct.org

Pride Pop Up Market

Join Equality Connecticut and Q+ on Saturday June 15th at our Pride Pop Up Market! Queer and trans artists are invited to sell their art for free in an open, affirming, community space. Register below to get a vendor table at the market!

Past Events Archive

Equality Connecticut Advocacy Day

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 / 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Where: South Capitol Lobby, The Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106

Calling all Connecticut LGBTQ+ advocates! Equality Connecticut calls on advocates to meet at The Connecticut State Capitol at 9:30 AM on April 24, 2024. As the state legislative session reaches its final weeks, we must make our voices heard.

As queer and trans people, we are fighting for our reproductive rights, mental health services that treat us with the dignity we deserve, and safe, welcoming schools for LGBTQIA+  young people! 

On Wednesday morning, Equality Connecticut’s team will be in the South Lobby of the Capitol, distributing folders with critical messages and key talking points for our legislators. We will help you find your representatives and relay your messages to them.

Join us on April 24th to make your voice heard!

CT LGBTQ+ Caucus Happy Hour

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 / 5:30 PM at Tisane in Hartford

Trans Day of Visibility Ice Cream Social

Join Equality Connecticut and our peer organizations in celebration of Trans Day of Visibility with an ice cream social in Bushnell Park! 

This event is free and LGBTQ+ families are encouraged to attend!

📍 Bushnell Park, by the carousel

📆 Thursday, March 28, 2024

⏰ 4:00 PM

❗️Media/press may be present at this event 

Queering Housing Virtual Event

Join Equality Connecticut and our peer organizations in a virtual, educational gathering with to learn about the state of queer housing in Connecticut. This is a safe, queer space to share lived experiences and learn how to get involved. 

This event is free!

Other Past Events…

  • Connecticut Statewide Vigil Honoring Nex Benedict and Nonbinary Young People: February 2024
  • Out Loud Pride Concert: June 2023
  • Post-Pride Brunch in Lakewood Park: July 2023
  • Queer Open Mic Night at Spirit Cafe

The Post-Pride Brunch in Lakewood Park

The Post-Pride Brunch was Equality Connecticut’s first foray into community event organizing. With the help of local bakery cafe Baker & Honey, we gathered and fed over 50 members of our community, providing a dedicated space for LGBTQ+ people to meet each other and connect.

We have hosted the event for two years now and plan to host the Post Pride Brunch again in July 2024. Check back for details!

Post-Pride Brunch 2023 Photo Gallery

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