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Holding Space for Each Other: New London's LGBTQ+ Community

A documentary about New London's LGBTQ+ community by local filmmaker and OutCT founder Constance Kristofik.

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Holding Space for Each Other: New London's LGBTQ+ Community

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Oct 11, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

New London, 325 State St, New London, CT 06320, USA

About the Event

A documentary by Constance Kristofik on the history of New London’s LGBTQ community from 1960 to the present day, followed by a Q&A.

About Constance

OutCT founder Constance Kristofik was President of Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley in Allentown, Pennsylvania before relocating to New London. As a graduate student at the University of New Haven, she conducted a feasibility study on whether New London could support a pride festival.  In 2012, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio encouraged her to start OutCT.  In 2013, she selected a diverse board of directors who created a mission and vision for the organization and obtained 501(c)3 non profit status. OutCT has since organized the annual pride festival, the Born This Way Fashion Show, and various educational, social, and cultural programming. The OutCT Youth Program offers a monthly meeting space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied youth in southeastern Connecticut.

Thanks to our funders, this event is free but we're asking people to register for their free tickets.

This event is funded by grants from Connecticut Humanities and the State Historic Preservation Office and sponsored by Alliance for Living, Blu-Prints Unlimited Inc., Lise Ciavaglia. Fiddleheads Food Co-op, Giabonni's & Company Salon, Tom Lescoe and Mark Robel, Attorney Linda Mariani, OutCT, Otto's Barber on Bank, PFLAG-SECT, Sawyer's Law Firm and Waterhouse Salon.

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