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Honoring LGBTQ+ Nutmeggers Making a Difference

Purchase tickets or sponsor a table for one of the largest LGBTQ+ fundraisers in Connecticut! This year's honorees represent an incredible roster of work including advancements intersex and transgender rights, LatinX and immigrant rights, creation of inclusive safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community, and increasing representation of the LGBTQ+ within the arts community.

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IV Staklo
IV Staklo is a trans and intersex resident of New Haven. They are the Hotline Program Director at Trans Lifeline, a nationwide crisis hotline and support organization for trans people staffed entirely by trans people. Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014, at which time IV became a volunteer operator. In 2017, they ...
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Juancarlos Soto
Juancarlos Soto is a community organizer at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and an artist who uses his art to bring light into social justice issues and the stories that often go untold. JC as he is also known, was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Fair Haven when he was 15 attending...
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David and Bernard Klemens
David and Bernard are owners of Partners Cafe, one of New Haven’s full-time LGBTQ+ owned and operated bars. Full bio coming soon!
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Yale Cabaret
In 1968, Yale School of Drama students established a basement performance venue in the former home of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at 217 Park Street. Envisioned as an alternative outlet for drama school students’ creativity and experimentation, Yale Cabaret became a forum for our expanded New Haven ...
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Rising Star: Roslyn Sotero
Roslyn Cecilia Sotero (she/her/hers) is a bisexual, Boricua community educator and organizer based in the city of Waterbury. She believes in the power of collective healing through education and relationship building as primary strategies for achieving equity and, ultimately, liberation for historically oppressed ...
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