CC4C to be better than ever!
April 3, 2011
Program or Course Schedule
Putting the FUN in fundraiser! 


I hope you have registered already for Chocolate and Cheesecake for a Cause.  Where else can you have wonderful food, exquisite hand-made chocolate, divine cheesecake, top shelf open bar AND make a difference for LGBT youth?  
There is still time to join us for CC4C on Friday, April 8th beginning at 6:30 PM at Anthony's Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Road in New Haven.  And now, with the incredibly generous support of our donors, you have a wide range of options for the silent auction. 
You can bid on art valued at more than $5,000 (see below!); a series ticket to the LGBT programming at the Westport Playhouse; a gift certificate to Barcelona; tickets to the Gay Men's Chorus; a romantic evening out in New Haven, and much more -
All for $65 per person!  (even less if you buy more than one ticket!) It is easy to make a difference. 
See you at CC4C:  Register now!  
Robin McHaelen
CC4C Auction!
GoldfishPatrick Marston donates work of art!

Patrick Marston is a gay artist born 1966 in Columbia CT, has had a studio in Venice for the past 8 years.  Educated at Flager College, B.A., and Pasadena Art Center, Employed with Center Theatre Group (the Ahmanson and Mark Taper Forum) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).  He has shown at the Santora Art Complex, 2010 Palm Springs Modernism Show, the Lowes Santa Monica, and his work is amongst numerous private residence and galleries.  Marston currently has representation with Lianne Gold.


            When Patrick was first asked to donate a body of work by his sister, Polly Marston, he eagerly jumped at the chance to help gay youth, especially the youth associated with True Colors.  He has donated his time and resources to help homeless gay youth in California over the years and strongly felt that the need to assist Connecticut's LGBT youth was definitely a worthy charity.  This is a cause that is near and dear to his heart and he was eager to help True Colors, for all of the amazing, fantastic work that they do.


            This painting is from the "Kundan" series.  Marston has recently completed a series of large whimsical images of goldfish and candy.  Inspired by Erwin Panchsky and Yves Klein, Marston explores iconography by presenting noncomplex subject matter in the context of a gold-leaf background.  His intention is for the viewer to see how this context turns common whimsical images into icons.  The series is meant to contract the images, while amplifying their meaning.  The fish became sacred and deific; the candy, glamorized and commercial.

CT first Queer/ally 5K!
5k flyer 
Wanna run off the calories from CC4C?  Wanna make a difference at the same time?  Get together a team for True Colors' May 15, 2011 5K run in Manchester!  
There is still time to support our youth AND advertise your business as a co-sponsor!  Rates as low at $250! 
To register yourself or your team:
For more information or to get a sponsorship package,
call:  888-565-5551 or email:  LEA
True Colors, Inc.
576 Farmington Ave
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
True Colors works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership development, mentoring and direct services to youth and those responsible for their well-being.