Fairfield County’s Triangle Community Center To Host Local, Family-Friendly LGBTQ Pride Event, ‘Pride in the Park,’ June 14th; Pride Guide To Be Made Available in June
Sponsorship secured from General Electric (GE), World Health Clinicians (WHC), TD Bank and Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project (MFAP)
Giving LGBTQ Pride events a new look, Norwalk-based Triangle Community Center (TCC) (www.ctgay.org) has developed “Pride in the Park” as an all-inclusive, family-friendly Pride event for Fairfield County residents scheduled for June 14, 2014 from Noon to 5 p.m. at Mathews Park (295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT).
TCC is among the first of its kind for the Fairfield County area to focus on under-served communities such as LGBTQ senior citizens, LGBTQ families and LGBTQ young adults, for whom it has developed a new offering of programs and services. The organization also recently launched a Family Series, which focuses on parenting as well as building and planning families in the lesbian and gay community. “Pride in the Park” will be a culmination of the programming and resources made available by TCC to LGBTQ families and the surrounding community.
“The Fairfield County LGBTQ community is at a much greater risk of isolation, discrimination, and myriad other social issues than its peers. Through Triangle Community Center we’re providing programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community here,” said Anthony Crisci, Executive Director of TCC. “Pride in the Park will be an excellent way for us to not only showcase our work and programs, but to also bring our local community together. We’ll be able to focus on the LGBTQ families that are already in our area.”
“Pride in the Park” will feature food vendors, local merchants, non-profit resource tables, a family picnic area and a small stage with local artists. Sponsors of the event include General Electric (GE), World Health Clinicians (WHC), TD Bank and Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project (MFAP). A “Pride Guide” featuring other local events, sponsors and TCC programming will be made available in early June 2014.
To learn more about “Pride in the Park,” or for more information about Triangle Community Center, please visit www.ctgay.org.