True Colors' Monthly News
November 5th, 2013
In this issue
True Colors 20th Anniversary Fundraiser
Geography Club Film at Cinestudio
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Were the World Mine Film at True Colors!
Casting Gay Athlete for MTV
Scholarship Opportunity for GSA Student!
411 on the True Colors Conference

Hey, It's Ju, True Colors' GSA Coordinator with some updates you will want to check out.

It has been a heck of a year so far! Let's take a look back at what has happened in the past month: Students from GSA's all over the state joined in a discussion about labels at the CT Youth Forum which True Colors helped plan; current GSA's connected with one another while new ones formed; laughter was on overload at the Sean Saves the World premiere in the True Colors office; Mentors and Mentees met at the Bushnell Theater for the Connecticut Forum on Coming Out, and True Colors' first summit of the year kicked off!

There are tons more events happening! Take a look at these coming up and stay tuned for more. (Watch your email for our 20th Anniversary holiday celebration coming up in early December!  You won't want to miss that!)

True Colors needs 2,000 people to donate $20 or more in honor of our 20 year anniversary. (True Colors has touched more than 100,000 lives over the last 20 years. 2,000 is 2% of that legion of people.) I


f we have touched your life or the life of someone you love, now would be a great time to give back. We could really use your support!  $20 dollars to celebrate 20 years of service -  a little goes a long way!  Spread the word.


Crowdvance is a project started by college students who want to make a difference. Donors get rewarded with exclusive offers from many great stores - and True Colors gets 100% of your donation! (Most on-line donor programs take as much as 15% in fees for the use of their services.) 

Click here to donate: True Colors 20 Years Fundraiser!


Geography Club Film at Cinestudio 
Thursday November 14th, 2013
Cinestudio at Trinity College
300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT
Movie Starts at 7:30 pm
This is free for all teenagers to attend! Meet up with Ju, our GSA Coordinator, at the entrance of Cinestudio located in Trinity College to watch this spectacular movie!  Based on the award-winning novel by Brent Hartinger, the movie follows a group of high school students who feel like outsiders because of their sexual orientation but form an after school club disguised as the Geography Club. 


12th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance


          Gather with us to remember, celebrate, and re-dedicate...


7:00 pm Wednesday November 20, 2013

 Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford

155 Wyllys Street, Hartford CT  Parish House, Church of the Good Shepherd (3rd floor ballroom)


Light refreshments provided


Guest speakers include Senator Beth Bye; Linda Estabrook, Executive Director of the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective; Josh Pawelek, Parish Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society: East;

Ace Ricker, Student and President of the Unity Club at Housatonic Community College; and Tony Ferraiolo, Youth Advocate and Co-founder of the Jim Collins Foundation with a special guest



"Were the World Mine" Film at True Colors!


Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

True Colors Office, Suite 201A

30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT

Movie Starts at 6:00pm


What's better than another free film to attend? Come visit the True Colors office for our monthly movie night! A student who is openly gay in a private all boys school. He is cast as Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and discovers a recipe on how to make everyone gay!




Casting Gay Athlete for MTV



Is being gay affecting your game? Is your love for sports interfering with the love of your life? Is your desire to be the MVP keeping you from coming out to your coaches and teammates for fear of losing their acceptance? Are you worried that embracing who you are will keep you from getting an award or scholarship? Is your boyfriend or girlfriend tired of keeping your relationship a secret to keep you team captain? Maybe you're open about your sexuality but still feel discriminated on the court. Is being a gay athlete keeping you on the bench? Are you putting aside your feelings "for the good of the team?" 

If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 24 and want to share the struggles and triumphs of being an athlete within the LGBT community, email us at to be considered for an episode of MTV's True Life produced by Emmy-award winning Gigantic! Productions. Tell us why we should draft you and be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a recent picture of yourself.



Scholarship Opportunity for GSA Student!


CT Prime Timers will be awarding three (3) $500. scholarships to worthy GLBT students within our community. The winners are selected by random lottery, so everyone interested should apply! Please submit your application before the deadline of November 30, 2013 to the address below.  

Charles Anthony, Pres.
CT Prime Timers
30 Penny Lane
Manchester, CT  06040

Click Here for the Scholarship Application


411 on the True Colors Conference  


  • When:  March 21 & 22nd, 2014  
  • Where: University of CT Storrs
  • Theme:  Playing on an Equal Field
  • How YOU can participate


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