True Colors, Inc. NewsletterMay-June
True Colors new logo Greetings!
After an action-packed spring that featured our 17th True Colors Conference, the first ever Radically Inclusive Spiritual Institute, two GSA Summits, and much more... True Colors is kicking off the summer with a whirlwind of exciting events!
Check out what we've got going on with our mentoring program, an open house, queer prom and the Radically Inclusive Spiritual Institute.
It's your participation that makes these events great! Let's keep working together to create safe and affirming spaces for queer youth and our entire LGBTQIA community.  
Summer Group Mentors
Saturday June 12th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Becoming a mentor to queer youth is a great way to strengthen our community and empower the next generation of LGBTQIA people. This summer, you can do just that by signing up to be a short-term group mentor. All you have to do is commit to at least one activity per month and help transport youth from your area to that event.
There's oh-so-much to choose from: Game Night, a Mentee Mocktail Party, Queer Prom, Movie Night, Hartford PRIDE, the Varla Jean show, the Farmingon Carnival, a New Britain Rock Cats game... and the list goes on!
To get on your way to making a huge difference for queer youth this summer, call or email us for your mentor application and background check release form. 
(860) 232-0050, ext 306
Training for summer group mentors will take place on at the TC office in Hartford on June 12th.
Also, please contact us if you are interested in a long-term group/one-on-one mentoring or becoming a foster parent of a queer youth.
Planning the Next Spiritual Institute
Tuesday June 1st 5:30pm
The very first Radically Inclusive Spiritual Institute was a huge success and we would like to make next year's even more so. The mission of the Spiritual Institute is to create safe spaces for LGBT youth to do their spiritual work.
We will be meeting at the Center Congregational Church at 474 Broad Street in Meriden to begin putting together the next events. Come one, come all, and come ripe with ideas about radical inclusivity!
True Colors Open House 
Thursday May 20th 6-7:30pm

Join us for an informal chance to learn about mentoring or fostering an LGBT youth at True Colors' office on Farmington Ave in Hartford (right across the street from Tisane).
Come hear our kids stories, get your questions answered and chow down on some delicious FREE FOOD!!
Queer Prom
Friday May 28th 6-11pm

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Pa-pa, paparazzi
Baby there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be your
Pa-pa, paparazzi
Come dressed for success as the 17th annual Queer Prom goes Hollywood for 2010. This is going to be the spectacle of the year year as queer youth ages 13-21 from all over Connecticut gather at the West Hartford Town Hall on 50 South Main St.
Walk the red carpet! Be photographed by the paparazzi! Run for Prom Queer, Prom Queen and/or Prom King. Come dressed as your favorite Hollywood star or be your own celebrity.
Admission is $10 at the door for queer youth and allies (contact for prom scholarships). And remember... be yourself, be safe and be fabulous.
LGBT Foster Parent Support Groups
New Britain and Norwich

Are you an LGBT Foster parent (or a licensed FP waiting for a kid?)  Wanna meet other folks in the same boat for food, fun, networking, support, sharing?
In New Britain:  May 26 & June 23 6:30 PM
Klingberg, 370 Linwood St (main bldg) New Britain, CT 06052   RSVP: Karmon Hill
860 832-5561 or Karmon 
In Norwich: Michelle Hrbek, (860) 885-2418 or Michelle
Also, stay tuned for the next couple months... the summer is just heating up!

Saturday July 31st from 9am-4pm is the True Colors Tag Sale. All proceeds will go to True Colors, Inc. Parking is located on Tremont Street in the parking lot of 576 Farmington Ave (behind our office).
In the fall, we're launching a new Youth Activist Training Program. This will feature a 6-week course on leadership skills and community activism run in your school through your GSA. All you have to do bring us to your school is contact our Public Ally, Patrick McKenna,  ( to sign up. It's totally FREE and all are welcome to participate.
Peace & Love,

Robin McHaelen
Executive Director